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Edinburgh Tram Inquiry cost: FOI release

Published: 21 Oct 2020

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

Published:
21 Oct 2020
Edinburgh Tram Inquiry cost: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000088217
Date received: 15 Sep 2020
Date responded: 22 Sep 2020
Information requested

An up to date cost so far for the Edinburgh Tram inquiry, the expected date for publication and how long it has been since the inquiry concluded its evidence in addition to copies of any correspondence received by the Government giving any anticipated publication date.

Response

The cost to date of the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry has been £11.3 million. Lord Hardie has not yet announced a date when he intends to publish his report and there is no correspondence with the Cabinet Secretary that I am aware of about that. It has now been 28 months since the Inquiry concluded its evidence sessions. The Scottish Government will continue to consider carefully the need for and benefits of any future public inquiries and expects the written report by the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry to provide valuable lessons for any such future infrastructure projects in line with its terms of reference.

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