First Minister's temporary accommodation during Bute House works: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01140
Date received: 13 April 2018
Date responded: 14 May 2018

Information requested

1. Details of how long the first minister spent in a hotel before moving into temporary accommodation after Bute House was found to have faults that needed to be repaired.

How many days did the first minister stay in a hotel, which days were these.

2. Details of the cost of the first minister's hotel accommodation for this period: the overall cost and/or the daily rate. Plus: any additional bills from that period.

3. Details of which hotel was used to accommodate the First Minister during this time.


The information you have requested is available from /publications/foi-17-02674/

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

You also asked which days the First Minister stayed in a hotel. The First Minister spent a total of six nights in a hotel over two separate weeks, comprising Monday to Wednesday night inclusive.

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