BHO Call Outs (18279/18)

Request

A recent news article (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36988316 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-36985807) reported on the number of incidents involving butane hash oil (BHO) – also known as “honey oil”, “dabs” or “shatter” – which have led to service callouts.

Within this context, for each of the last five financial years (including 2018/19):

  • How many callouts have been linked with BHO production?
  • How many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries did these callouts/incidents result in?

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request, in accordance with Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act.  If you would like to look into refining your request please contact me.

REASON FOR DECISION

Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).  In order to locate and retrieve any relevant information would require a manual search of any relevant logs.

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