Expenses incurred by Lord Advocate during foreign travel: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02363
Date received: 13 October 2017
Date responded: 9 November 2017

Information requested

Details of expenses incurred by the current Lord Advocate during all foreign travel during his tenure.


The total amount spent on the Lord Advocate's overseas travel since his appointment in June 2016 is £6566.78.

This is broken down as follows. Details of which airline was used for each trip have not been retained.

Luxembourg: 12-15 October 2016 – Visit to European Court of Justice

Flights: £572.43 (standard class)
Accommodation: £373.96

Syracuse, USA: 27-30 October 2016 – Lockerbie memorial service

Flights: £3252.87 (business class)
Accommodation: £571.25

Brussels, Belgium: 8-9 November 2016 – Meetings with Belgian prosecutors and MEPs

Flights: £605.57 (standard class)
Accommodation: £327.04

Dublin, Ireland: 5-7 May 2017 – Meeting with Director of Public Prosecutions for Ireland & attending the Four Jurisdictions Law Conference

Flights: £204.83 (standard class)
Accommodation: Paid for personally

Brussels, Belgium: 29-30 May 2017 – Hearing of European Parliament's legal affairs Committee (JURI Committee)

Flights: £459.94 (standard class)
Accommodation: £142

Dublin, Ireland: 11-13 October 2017 – Meeting of the network of public prosecutors

Flights: £56.89 (standard class)
Accommodation: Paid for by conference holder

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