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Local Coastal Partnerships (LCP) funding from Marine Scotland: EIR release

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


Information requested

You asked for the amount of Marine Scotland funding for regional marine planning to Local Coastal Partnerships (LCP) over the past five 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.

Below is a table showing the Marine Scotland funding amounts for regional marine planning to each Local Coastal Partnerships (LCP) over the past five years.

Type

Area

Marine Scotland Funding Amounts (£)

 

 

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

Local Coastal Partnership (LCP)

East Grampian

20,000

20,000

20,000

20,000

21,500

Forth Estuary Forum

36,000

36,000

36,000

38,000

39,500

Moray Coastal Firth Partnership

32,000

32,000

32,000

32,000

33,500

Tay Estuary Forum

15,000

15,000

15,000

15,000

16,500

Solway Firth Partnership

38,000

38,000

38,000

38,000

39,500

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
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