Culture, Tourism and External Affairs: expenditure from 2018/19 budget:FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/02002
Date received: 25 July 2018
Date responded: 7 August 2018

Information requested

Total expenditure to-date from 2018/19 budget by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs and a detailed breakdown of the inventory of spending, items or services that have been purchased and the date when the money was spent.


Some of the information you have requested is available on the Scottish Government website. This includes the Cabinet Secretary's overseas travel costs and domestic travel costs. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. The information can be found here:

/publications/?term=Ministerial engagements&publicationTypes=transparency_data

Additional expenditure has been included in the annex to this letter. Information for July is unavailable at this time. Our system for processing this information is currently being updated.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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