- 14 Oct 2021
Date received: 31 Aug 2021
Date responded: 27 Sep 2021
What is the budgeted cost of Patrick Harvie MSP and Lorna Slater MSP, in their Ministerial roles. Specifically broken down by:
- Additional Government salary and pension
- Extra staff costs including salaries and pension
- Additional administrative costs
- Ancillary running costs
- Expenses including travel and accommodation
Additional Government salary and pension:
Minister’s salaries and pensions are the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament, and information regarding salaries are publicly available here: MSP salaries | Scottish Parliament Website
You can request further information on this from Scottish Parliament via this link Requesting information | Scottish Parliament Website.
In relation to your other questions the answers are as follows:
Extra staff costs including salaries and pension:
Ministers are supported by a Private Secretary and an Assistant Private secretary. For two Ministers the average staff costs for these four staff (which includes salary and pensions) total: £179,676 Per annum.
Additional administrative costs and Ancillary running costs:
The non-staff costs for these Ministers will be met from within existing budget allocation for all Ministers. There is no specific allocation provided to individual Ministers.
Expenses including travel and accommodation:
Any expenses claimed by Ministers will be published proactively on the Scottish Government website via this link Ministerial engagements, travel and gifts - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).
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