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Questions concerning the National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (NACWG): FOI release

Published: 28 Jan 2021

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

Published:
28 Jan 2021
Questions concerning the National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (NACWG): FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000108961
Date received: 8 Nov 2020
Date responded: 7 Dec 2020
Information requested

1. How many Circle members are there currently?
2. Can you provide a breakdown of circle members by sex, age and ethnicity?
3. What has been the cost of each of the NACWG Advisory Council meetings from 2017, both on and offline. Please provide a breakdown, e.g. venue hire, speakers' expenses, merchandise and so on.
4. What has been the cost of each of the NACWG Circle meetings from 2017, both on and offline. Please provide a breakdown, e.g. venue hire, speakers' expenses, merchandise and so on.

Response

I enclose most of the information that you requested.

The answer to your questions are:

1. There are currently 1276 Circle members.
2. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested – we do not collect the requested breakdown data.
3 and 4. The below tables give the breakdown associated costs of Circle and NACWG meetings.

2017

Date

Venue & catering

NACWG

Travel & Accom

Speakers & Performer

Event Mgmt Photographer Videographer

Collateral

Total

5 Dec NACWG

Meeting

£411.12

£1,331.43*

Nil

Nil

Nil

£1,742.55

6 Dec Circle

£4875.20

NA

Nil

£463.40

Nil

£5,338.60

6 Dec NACWG

Meeting**

Nil

NA

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

* Travel and accommodation total for this round of meetings.

**This meeting was held in the same venue after the Circle session, therefore no further costs incurred.

2018

 

Date

Venue & catering

NACWG

Travel & Accom*

Speakers/ Performer

Event Mgmt Photographer Videographer

Collateral

**

Total

5 March NACWG

meeting

£649.20

£885.22

Nil

Nil

Nil

£1,534.42

6 March Circle

£5,067.50

NA

£75

Nil

Nil

£5,142.50

6 March NACWG

Meeting***

Nil

NA

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

13 June NACWG

meeting

£610

£1,404.55

Nil

Nil

Nil

£2,014.55

14 June Circle

£6,902.60

NA

Nil

£2,902.5

£1,522.50

£11,327.60

14 June NACWG

Meeting

£536.50

NA

Nil

Nil

Nil

£536.50

11 Sept NACWG

Meeting

£1,573.14

£1,372.83

Nil

Nil

Nil

£2,945.97

12 Sept Circle

£6,147.50

NA

Nil

4,962.50

£1,522.50

£12,632.50

12 Sept NACWG

Meeting***

Nil

NA

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

September Satellite Wee Circle Charge

£9.96

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

£9.96

* Travel and accommodation total for each round of meetings.
**Collateral refers to the NACWG branded tote bag, note book, pen, keyring and lanyard provided at events for delegates.
***This meeting was held in the same venue after the Circle session, therefore no other costs incurred.

2019

 

Date

Venue & catering

NACWG

Travel & Accom*

Speakers & Performer

Event Mgmt Photographer Videographer

Collateral*

*

Total

30 Jan Circle

£5449.17

£499.16

£150

£3,244.00

£1,522.50

£10,864.83

30 Jan NACWG

Meeting***

Nil

NA

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

11 Feb NACWG

Roundtable

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

27 March NACWG

Meeting

£227.08

£1,191.23

Nil

Nil

Nil

£1,418.31

28 March Circle

£1,384.00

NA

£125

£2608.86

£1,015

£5132.86

28 March NACWG

Meeting***

Nil

NA

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

25 June NACWG

Meeting

£437.50

£2,102.41

Nil

Nil

Nil

£2,539.91

26 June Circle and Youth Circle

£9,582.50

NA

£1,300

£3,780.77

£1,522.50

£16,185.77

26 June NACWG

Meeting

£437.50

NA

Nil

Nil

Nil

£437.50

26 July NACWG

Roundtable

£127.52

£584.11

Nil

Nil

Nil

£711.63

30 Aug NACWG

Roundtable

£112.05

£229.06

Nil

Nil

Nil

£341.11

25 Sept NACWG

Meeting

£1693.50

£1,690.88

Nil

Nil

Nil

£3,384.38

26 Sept Circle and

Youth Circle

£3,514.80

NA

£250

£5,214.55

£1,522.50

£10,501.85

26 Sept NACWG

Meeting

***

NIL

NA

Nil

£4,400

Nil

£4,400

25 Oct NACWG

Roundtable

£94.06

£25.50

Nil

Nil

Nil

£119.56

NACWG

Accountability Day 6

 November  

£563.64

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

£563.64

* Travel and accommodation total for each round of meetings.
**Collateral refers to the NACWG branded tote bag, note book, pen, keyring and lanyard provided at events for delegates.
***This NACWG meeting was held in the same venue after the Circle session, therefore no other costs incurred.

2020

 

Date

Venue & catering

NACWG

Travel & Accom*

Speakers

& Performer

Event Mgmt

Photographer Videographer

**Collateral

Total

29 Jan Circle

£7,385.00

£274.26

£500

£67.02

£1,522.50

£9,748.78

29 Jan NACWG

Meeting

£590.00

Nil

Nil

£1,650.00

Nil

£2,240.00

7 Feb NACWG

Roundtable

£117.02

£53.40

Nil

Nil

Nil

£170.42

* Travel and accommodation total for each round of meetings.
**Collateral refers to the NACWG branded tote bag, note book, pen, keyring and lanyard provided at events for delegates.

Since January 2020 the NACWG have not held an in-person Circle meeting. Since February 2020 the NACWG have met 9 times in total – all via video conference and there has been no venue, catering, speaker, event management costs associated with any of these meetings. The only cost has been a quarterly video conferencing service fee of £14.39 per month, so £115.12 to date.

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