Trust Deeds granted including and excluding property: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. The number of trust deeds granted between 01/04/23 and 30/06/23?
  2. How many of those included a property and how many excluded a property?


I enclose some of the information you requested.

1. An exemption under section 27(1) of FOISA applies to some of the information requested because we intend to publish that information on 26 July 2023 at Statistics & data | Accountant in Bankruptcy (, which is within 12 weeks of the date of your request . I consider it reasonable to withhold the information until that date, rather than release this routinely published information before the planned publication date.

This exemption is subject to the public interest test. Therefore, taking into account all of the circumstances of this case I considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. I found on balance the public interest
lies in favour of upholding the exemption. I recognise there is some public interest because this information is regularly available, and this will be met by our planned publication. In the meantime, there is a greater public interest in taking the time necessary to ensure the
information is property collated and checked before it is published.

2. The number of trust deeds granted between 01/04/23 and 30/06/23 which included a property is 127 and 0 excluded a property.

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