First Minister's trip to Harrogate costs: FOI release

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

Information requested

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:

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Phone: 0300 244 4000

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