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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.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House