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Domestic and international flights taken by Transport Scotland staff: EIR release

Published: 18 Nov 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
18 Nov 2019
Domestic and international flights taken by Transport Scotland staff: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02426
Date received: 25 Oct 2019
Date responded: 14 Nov 2019
Information requested

You asked for the number of (a) domestic and (b) international flights taken by Transport Scotland staff in each of the last 5 years.

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.

The answer to your question is included in the table below.

Year Domestic International
2014-15 126 59
2015-16 233 74
2016-17 132 85
2017-18 184 155
2018-19 197 110

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