Correspondence: Bonnybridge Rail Station

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Dear Transport Scotland,

Could you please furnish me with details of all correspondence between :-

(I.)Keith Brown, MSP (Clackmannanshire & Dunblane Constituency) and Transport Scotland regarding a possible new rail station at Bonnybridge, Falkirk District.

(II.) Michael Matheson, MSP (Falkirk West Constituency) and
Transport Scotland regarding a possible new rail station at
Bonnybridge, Falkirk District.

Dates from 24 Mar 2011 through to current date please.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Shanks

Transport Scotland

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Rail Policy Team
Rail Delivery

Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF
Direct Line: 0141 272 7553, Fax: 0141 272 7560
[email address]
bc

Mr Mark Shanks
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Our ref:
FoI/11/00730

Date:
15 July 2011

Dear Mr Shanks,

Thank you for your enquiry of 20 June 2011 under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) asking for details of
correspondence between the Minister for Housing and Transport Keith Brown
and Transport Scotland, as well as correspondence between Michael Matheson
MSP and Transport Scotland regarding a possible new rail station at
Bonnybridge from 24 March 2011 to the present time.

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 FOISA,
so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA. As the
exemption is conditional we have applied the `public interest test'. This
means we have, in all the circumstances of this case, considered if the
public interest in disclosing the information under FOISA 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.

Correspondence

We have now completed our search for the information you requested, and
there has been no correspondence between Transport Scotland and either
Keith Brown or Michael Matheson between 24 March 2011 and the current time
(7 July 2011).

Request for a Review

If you are unhappy with this response to your request, you may ask us to
carry out an internal review, by writing to David Middleton, Chief
Executive, Transport Scotland, 8^th Floor, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas
Road, Glasgow, G4 0HF. Your request should explain why you wish a review
to be carried out, and should be made within 40 working days of receipt of
this letter, and we will reply within 20 working days of receipt. If you
are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right
to make a formal complaint to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Your sincerely,

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Karl Reilly
Rail Policy Officer

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