Budgeted cost of Patrick Harvie MSP and Lorna Slater MSP: FOI release

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

Information requested

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).

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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