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Additional funding provided to public bodies due to COP26 conference: FOI release

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

Published:
25 Oct 2021
Additional funding provided to public bodies due to COP26 conference: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100241103
Date received: 20 Sep 2021
Date responded: 12 Oct 2021
Information requested

1. For each of the following agencies and other Scottish Government-funded public bodies, how much funding is being provided to each agency as per the terms of the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish Government and Cabinet Office for additional costs incurred because of COP26.

1a. The agencies/public bodies are: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Police Scotland/ Scottish Police Authority, Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Public Health Scotland, National Services Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Transport Scotland (including transport partners under governance of the Transport Steering Group).

2. For any other public bodies or agencies not detailed above, please name them and state how much additional funding they are receiving due to COP26 incurred costs? This should include, as an example, the Scottish Prison Service.

For clarity - this FOI request is specifically about any additional funding provided to public bodies due to the financial impact of COP26, which will be paid by the UK Government's Cabinet Office as per the terms of the MOU previously referenced.

Response

As of 20 September 2021, the current approved additional funding is £87,733,000.

Please see breakdown below: The below information has been approved by the Spend Approval Board (SAB) and is forecast only, the funding received will be based on actuals incurred.

Delivery Partner Amount
£000
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Section 17(1) - Information not held
Police Scotland 65,663
Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service Section 17(1) - Information not held
SEPA Section 17(1) - Information not held
NHS Greater Glasgow &Clyde (NHSGGC) 4,138
Public Health Scotland 83
National Services Scotland Section 17(1) - Information not held
Scottish Ambulance Service 5,945
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 2,092
Transport Scotland 9,812
Total Costs 87,733

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reason we don't have this information is explained below.

The Scottish Government does not have the information on all of the Delivery partners as shown above. As of 20 September 2021, the following Delivery Partners business cases are currently being processed by the Cabinet Office SAB: Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal, Scottish Courts and Tribunal service, SEPA, National Services Scotland.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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