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Total costs incurred by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland: FOI release

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


Information requested

The total costs incurred by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) from 2014 to the present day. This includes all secretariat staffing costs, daily board member fees and expenses, events, publications and office-running costs.

Please also provide a record of all engagement with Scottish Government Ministers and Cabinet Secretaries from 2014 to the present day.

Response

(1) The total costs incurred by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) from 2014 to the present day

Some of the information that you have requested is available from the JABS website at https://www.judicialappointments.scot. I have listed below the links to their Annual Reports and the information is contained within their Financial Statement pages.

https://www.judicialappointments.scot/node/432
https://www.judicialappointments.scot/node/324
https://www.judicialappointments.scot/node/282
https://www.judicialappointments.scot/node/104
https://www.judicialappointments.scot/node/105
https://www.judicialappointments.scot/node/106
https://www.judicialappointments.scot/node/153

Within the Boards Annual Reports, you will be able to access their expenditure from 2014 to 2020.

From 1 April 2021 their current expenditure is as follows:

Staff Costs 203,126.70
Training 429.00
Supplies and Services 16,612.15
Other 2091.48

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information, which is already reasonably accessible to you. 

(2) A record of all engagement with Scottish Government Ministers and Cabinet Secretaries from 2014 to the present day

On 13 September 2018 the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf and the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Regan met with the then Chairing Member of JABS, Nicola Gordon.

On 30 May 2019, the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Regan, attended and gave a speech at a JABS 10th Anniversary event.

On 19 February 2020, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf met with the then Chairing Member of JABS, Nicola Gordon.

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Email: ceu@gov.scot
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