- 14 Aug 2019
Date received: 16 Jul 2019
Date responded: 13 Aug 2019
You asked for cost of travel, accomodation, meals, security, staff support with regards to the First Minister's trip to Harrogate which will be borne by the taxpayer.
The answer to your question is that the First Minister covered all travel and subsistence costs in a personal capacity.
With regards to support staff, the First Minister was supported by three members of staff and their costs were £563.52 in total.
For future reference, details of all Ministerial engagements are proactively published by the Scottish Government, including the costs of travel and accommodation. this can be accessed at the below link:
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House