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

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

Published:
14 Oct 2021
Budgeted cost of Patrick Harvie MSP and Lorna Slater MSP: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100235109
Date received: 31 Aug 2021
Date responded: 27 Sep 2021
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
Response

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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