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Suppliers and subcontractors for the A9 Dualling project: EIR release

Published: 20 Oct 2021

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

Published:
20 Oct 2021
Suppliers and subcontractors for the A9 Dualling project: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202100239332
Date received: 13 Sep 2021
Date responded: 6 Oct 2021
Information requested

"Please may i request an up to date list of suppliers, subcontractors and consultants that have or will be involved with the development the A9 duallling from Perth to Inverness project. Please include phone numbers, where possible."

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.

It might be helpful to note that we have already provided some of the requested information on 3 April 2020 (case ref 202000020738). Please find the following link to our previous response: Contractors for A9 road - Update: EIR release - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

Under regulation 6(1)(b) of the EIRs, we do not have to give you information which is already publicly available and easily accessible to you in another form or format.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have some of the information you have requested. We do not hold this information as not all of the sections of the A9 Dualling scheme are in construction or have been put out for tender. Under the terms of the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs (information not held), Transport Scotland is not required to provide information which it does not have.

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. While we recognise there may be some public interest in who will be involvedin construction on the A9 Dualling project, clearly we cannot provide information which we do not hold.

However, I can confirm there are additions to the list provided on 3 April 2020.

Please see updated information on suppliers and subcontractors for the A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project in Annex A.

Annex A – A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam

a) Supplier Information

Material Suppliers
BSW Timber
Charcon
Ekspan
EMJ Plastics
Glasdon
Grass Concrete Limited
Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion
Hill and Smith Ltd
Marshalls
Naylor Drainage Ltd
RAJA

b) Sub Contractors

Item Sub Contractor
Agency Labour Search Consultancy
Agency Labour Peace Recruitment
Bird Deterrent System Eco Environmental

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