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Former First Minister legal fees settlement: FOI release

Published: 15 Jan 2021

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

Published:
15 Jan 2021
Former First Minister legal fees settlement: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000129810
Date received: 20 Dec 2020
Date responded: 14 Jan 2021
Information requested

“When the judge in the Alex Salmond case awarded him £500k for legal fees where did this money come from?”

Response

The information about this payment in the 2018-19 Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts can be found on page 58 of the following document under Payment to former First Minister:

Scottish Government consolidated accounts: 2018-2019 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

As set out in the Consolidated Accounts, the funds were paid from the Scottish Government “Administration” budget. As confirmed in the Accounts, the costs were identified as a “special payment” agreed through a formal approval procedure and notified in the annual accounts.

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