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Cabinet meetings attended by Patrick Harvie MSP or Lorna Slater MSP: FOI release

Published: 14 Oct 2021

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

Published:
14 Oct 2021
Cabinet meetings attended by Patrick Harvie MSP or Lorna Slater MSP: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100242821
Date received: 27 Sep 2021
Date responded: 28 Sep 2021
Information requested

1. The number of Cabinet meetings held since 28 August 2021;
2. The number of Cabinet meetings attended by either Patrick Harvie or Lorna Slater;
3. The purpose for which they attended; and
4. The number of Cabinet meetings since 28 August attended by other junior Ministers. Please specify which Minister attended on what date and for what purpose.

Response

The answers to your questions are as follows:
1. Between 28 August 2021 and 27 September 2021, four Cabinet meetings were held;
2. Neither Patrick Harvie MSP, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights, nor Lorna Slater MSP, Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, attended any of these four Cabinet meetings;
3. Not applicable - see response to question 2; and
4. The information requested is provided in the table below:

Date

Junior Minister in attendance

Purpose

31 August 2021

Minister for Parliamentary Business

To discuss Parliamentary Business

Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work

As substitute for the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy

7 September 2021

Minister for Parliamentary Business

To discuss Parliamentary Business

Minister for Social Security and Local Government

As substitute for the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government

Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care

As substitute for the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care

14 September 2021

Minister for Environment and Land Reform

As substitute for the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport

21 September 2021

Minister for Parliamentary Business

To discuss Parliamentary Business

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