Angus Robertson and Lorna Slater's trip to Brussels (2022): FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. How long were Angus Robertson and Lorna Slater in Brussels for? Dates of this.
  2. Full breakdown of how much the trip cost and what money was spent on what?
  3. Full itinerary of the trip?
  4. How many Scottish government officials accompanied both ministers on the trip?
  5. Where did they stay?


  1. Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture: 30 May - 2 June 2022
    Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity: 30 May - 1 June 2022
  2. Breakdown of costs
  Cabinet Secretary Minister Cabinet Secretary
Private Secretary
Minister Private Secretary
Flights £629.19 n/a £563.42 n/a
Trains n/a £422 n/a £422
Accommodation £570 £570 £570 £570
Travel & Subsistence n/a £64.17 £56.93 £55.14
Car £681.98      
  1. Itineraries for each Minister are provided in Annexes A and B.
  2. Each Minister was accompanied by a Private Secretary and supported by Scottish Government staff based in Scotland House Brussels.
  3. The Thon Hotel EU, Brussels.

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Annex A and B - 202200304296


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