Cabinet Secretary for Justice meal allowance spend: FOI release

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

Information requested

Any breakdown or further information regarding Humza Yousaf's £150 meal allowance spend on 03/04/2019.


The £150 meal allowance your request relates to was included in the transparency data proactively released by Scottish Government. The figure relates to a working dinner to discuss Justice matters in Scotland with
opposition spokespeople, provided as official hospitality by Scottish Government.
The working dinner was attended by the following individuals:
Liam Kerr MSP
Liam McArthur MSP
John Finnie MSP
Daniel Johnson MSP
Humza Yousaf MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice)
John McFarlane
The breakdown of items consumed is as follows:

Item Cost
1 vegetable platter £14.99
1 meat platter  £19.99
1 K PR Jalfrezi  £14.45
1 LB Karahi  £13.45
1 LA Achari  £13.45
1 CH/T Achari  £11.95
1 CH Balti  £11.95
1 Kabi Chana (SD)  £4.95
1 Tarka DAAL (SD)  £4.95
4 Pilau Rice £14.00
2 Chapati £3.00
1 Nan  £3.50
1 Espresso double £2.50
2 Lemon Ginger Tea £5.00
3 Peppermint Tea £7.50 £7.50
1 Schweppes Soda (soda lime single) £2.40
1 Irn Bru  £2.50
1 Irn Bru  £2.50
1 Schweppes Soda (soda lime single) £2.40
1 Kingfisher pint £4.50
1 Bottle Cobra Zero £3.50
1 Kingfisher pint  £4.50
1 Bottle Cobra Zero  £3.50
1 Kingfisher pint  £4.50

Providing alcohol at government expense is allowed when official hospitality is at a restaurant or reception, where a modest amount of alcohol can be provided in line with the Scottish Government policy on alcohol. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice does not consume alcohol, and in this instance an individual guest covered the cost of the three alcohol items (£13.50).

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