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Scottish Government and travel bookings: FOI release

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

Published:
23 May 2019
Scottish Government and travel bookings: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01255
Date received: 14 May 2019
Date responded: 22 May 2019
Information requested

You asked for details of:

  • How many contracts the Scottish Government hold with third-party companies or organisations for the provision of travel bookings?
  • What specific contractual business function do each of these companies or organisations perform for the Scottish Government?
  • How much does the Scottish Government pay, annually, to these companies or organisations for such services?
  • Travel fees covering the last three financial years
Response

The answer to your first two questions can be found at https://www.gov.scot/publications/frameworks-and-contracts/.

I have detailed below the answer to your third question, providing a breakdown of the method of travel during the last three financial years.

2016 – 2017
Rail fees paid: £84,344.11 Bus travel fees paid: £0.00
Air travel fees paid: £51,503.96 Hire car fees paid: Data not held
2017 – 2018
Rail fees paid: £83,903.93 Bus travel fees paid: £0.00
Air travel fees paid £42,684.40 Hire car fees paid: Data not held
2018 – 2019
Rail fees paid: £110,167.96 Bus travel fees paid: £0.00
Air travel fees paid: £32,575.93 Hire car fees paid: £212,341.12

Reasons for not providing information - Annex
The Scottish Government does not have the information

The Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have asked for because during the period in question there was a cross-over period between our car hire contracts and the previos suppliers’ management information was reported in a different format.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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