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Correspondence with Highlands and Islands Airport Limited: FOI release

Published: 8 Mar 2021

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

Published:
8 Mar 2021
Correspondence with Highlands and Islands Airport Limited: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000110475
Date received: 11 Nov 2020
Date responded: 1 Dec 2020
Information requested

Copies of correspondence between the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Airport Limited regarding parliamentary questions S5W-31906 and S5W-31907, and S5W-31905 and S5W-39108.

Response

I attach a copy of some of the information you requested. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to that information. The reason why this exemption applies is explained in the Annex to this letter.

Annex

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption applies.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing this would contravene the data protection principles on Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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