Further questions regarding FOI 202000028715 - flights taken response: FOI release

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

Information requested

To confirm that flights were booked by corporate travel. Item 2464 on the 2018/2019 excel spreadsheet these flights to a cost of £25,170.97. Please advise the recipients of these flights & the reason for the travel.


The answer to your question is that all travel listed against item 2464 in the 2018/19 excel  spreadsheet issued with the response to FOI 202000028715 was booked via Corporate Travel Management.

The recipients of these flights (excluding staff below Senior Civil Service) were:-
Name of Traveller
John Booth
Keith Brown
Aileen Campbell
Jeanette Campbell
Ewan Crawford
Ian Davidson
Leslie Evans
Fergus Ewing
Mairi Gougeon
Linda Hamilton
Fiona Hyslop
Graeme Logan
Ivan McKee
Ainslie McLaughlin
John McNairney
Ann McVie
Michael Russell
Shirley-Anne Somerville
Nicola Sturgeon
John Swinney
Kenneth Thomson

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections 17 and 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies.

Under section 17 we do not hold details on the reasons for travel.
Under 38(1)(b) releasing the names of staff below the grade of Senior Civil Service would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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