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Inspection and maintenance records for A9 Perth to Inverness Road: EIR release

Published: 23 Oct 2019

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

Published:
23 Oct 2019
Inspection and maintenance records for A9 Perth to Inverness Road: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02240
Date received: 2 Oct 2019
Date responded: 23 Oct 2019
Information requested

We make a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for copy inspection and maintenance records for A9 Perth to Inverness Road, more specifically 200 metres both north and south of the Kindallachan junction, Ballinluig, Perthshire for a period commencing 3 years prior to the date of the above accident to date.”

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.

Please refer to Annex A to this letter (inspection and maintenance records) The date of the accident referred to was 25 August 2018

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FOI-19-02240 - Annex A

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