Road worker fatalities or serious injuries on the network: EIR release

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

Information requested

A copy of the text of the case filed by the Lord Advocate in relation to the Reference to the Supreme Court made by her on 28 June 2022.


A PDF copy of the Lord Advocate’s Written Case is attached as Annex A of this letter.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal data of a third party) of FOISA applies to a small amount of the information requested. The reasons why this exemption applies is explained in Annex B of this letter.

You may be interested to note that the Lord Advocate’s Written Case, as attached in Annex A, was published on 22 July 2022 and is available on the Scottish Government website at the following link: Lord Advocate’s Written Case: whether the question for a referendum on Scottish Independence contained in the proposed referendum Bill relates to reserved matters - (

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