Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC): Cross Sector Working Group meeting: EIR release

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

Information requested

A copy of the agenda, minutes and supporting papers for the 20th September 2023 meeting of the Cross-Sector working group on RAAC.


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.

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested.

  • The agenda for the cited meeting
  • The confirmed minutes of the meeting.
  • A PowerPoint presentation that was given by Scottish Government officials to the Cross-Sector working group in support of item 4 of the meeting agenda.

Please note that the meeting was originally scheduled for 20 September 2023 but was changed to 21 September 2023 as shown by the dates in the enclosed documents. For awareness, the minutes of each RAAC Cross-Sector Working Group meeting will be published on the Scottish Government website at Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC): Cross Sector Working Group - (

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