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Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund and E-bike Grant fund breakdown by region: EIR release

Published: 28 Aug 2019

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
28 Aug 2019
Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund and E-bike Grant fund breakdown by region: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01737
Date received: 16 Jul 2019
Date responded: 19 Aug 2019
Information requested

You asked for a breakdown of the Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund; a breakdown of spend of the E-bike Grant fund; and for this information to be broken down by Scottish Parliamentary region and project type for 2018.

Response

As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations.  We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA. 

This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’.  Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.  We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes.  This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

  • A breakdown of the Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund.

Please note - we do not hold data based on Scottish parliamentary region so have therefore split by local authority instead.

  Loan Stream
Local Authority Business Domestic Hackney Switched on Taxis
Aberdeen City £391,916 £576,269    
Aberdeenshire £396,505 £1,409,572    
Angus £78,274 £230,331 £35,445  
Argyll & Bute £132,079 £295,423    
Clackmannanshire £21,715 £126,518    
Dumfries & Galloway £122,153 £204,910    
Dundee City £391,829 £228,307    
East Ayrshire £105,000 £108,081 £56,995  
East Dunbartonshire £400,846 £622,020 £647,667  
East Lothian £571,841 £710,737 £545,820  
East Renfrewshire £161,127 £540,290 £350,267  
Edinburgh, City of £1,576,763 £2,175,903 £5,090,381 £59,699
Eilean Siar £27,221 £57,943    
Falkirk £123,375 £517,970 £67,690  
Fife £687,812 £1,026,089 £170,640  
Glasgow City £1,003,575 £904,137 £2,747,655  
Highland £634,783 £1,374,780    
Inverclyde £225,000 £60,000    
Midlothian £189,881 £567,449 £1,200,656 £116,798
Moray £67,880 £288,071    
North Ayrshire £35,000 £221,649 £86,135  
North Lanarkshire £158,151 £422,397 £711,759  
Orkney Islands £68,116 £259,223    
Perth & Kinross £418,721 £900,281    
Renfrewshire £287,380 £416,499 £201,512  
Scottish Borders £192,647 £792,959 £77,400  
Shetland Islands £4,164 £66,990    
South Ayrshire £139,269 £229,904    
South Lanarkshire £486,344 £899,127 £674,951  
Stirling £363,531 £384,824 £83,445  
West Dunbartonshire £127,750 £139,309 £88,045  
West Lothian £323,654 £613,927 £659,343  
Total £9,914,302 £17,371,888 £13,495,807 £176,497
Overall Total £40,958,493

These figures reflect actual funds paid out at the end of the financial year and will not always equate to the total funding made available. Due to long lead-in times for electric vehicles, the remaining funding  was paid in subsequent years once the customer was in receipt of the vehicle.

  • A breakdown of spend of the E-bike Grant fund.

Please note - we do not hold data based on Scottish parliamentary region so have therefore split by local authority instead.

eBike Grant Fund

Local Authority Funding paid
Aberdeen City £18,207
Aberdeenshire £11,917
Dundee £24,452
Edinburgh  £286,646
Fife £8,720
Glasgow £86,708
Highland £18,701
Moray £2,924
Nan Eilean Siar £14,462
North Ayrshire £11,707
North Lanarkshire £11,059
Perth and Kinross £12,412
Shetland £8,874
South Lanarkshire £40,831
Stirling £35,551
West Dunbartonshire £5,681
West Lothian £6,492
Overall Total £605,492

Note - the eBike Grant does not have a clear 'project type' to breakdown by, therefore only local authority has been provided

  • This information to be broken down by Scottish Parliamentary region and project type.

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