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Engagements between National Galleries Scotland and Scottish Government: FOI release

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

Published:
16 Nov 2021
Engagements between National Galleries Scotland and Scottish Government: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100244563
Date received: 4 Oct 2021
Date responded: 1 Nov 2021
Information requested

1. The total costs incurred by National Galleries of Scotland from 2014 to the present day. This includes all secretariat staffing costs, daily board member fees and expenses, events, publications and office-running costs.

2. A record of all engagement between board members and Scottish Government ministers and Cabinet Secretaries from 2014 to the present day.

Response

Attached is a copy of most of the information you requested concerning the total costs of National Galleries of Scotland in the table below Some of the information you have requested is available online, I have included links to the relevant webpages for your convenience and have detailed where to find the costs you requested.

2019-20 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 43 Section 6, Trustee information on Page 44 Section 6 and Expenditure on Page 45 Section 7.
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/sites/default/files/features/pdfs/NGS%20Annual%20Report%20and%20Financial%20Statements%202019-20%20-%20website.pdf

2018-19 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 43 Section 6, Trustee information on Page 43 Section 6 and Expenditure on Page 45 Section 7.
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/sites/default/files/features/pdfs/Annual%20Accounts%202018-19_0.pdf

2017-18 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 44 Section 6, Trustee information on Page 44 Section 6 and Expenditure on Page 46 Section 7.
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/sites/default/files/features/pdfs/Annual_Accounts_31_March_%202018.pdf

2016-17 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 41 Section 6, Trustee information on Page 41 Section 6 and Expenditure on Page 43 Section 7.
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/sites/default/files/features/pdfs/NGS%20Annual%20Accounts%202016-17.pdf

2015-16 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 38 Section 6, Trustee information on Page 38 Section 6 and Expenditure on Page 40 Section 7.
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/sites/default/files/features/pdfs/annual-accounts-15-16-web-version.pdf

2014-15 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 41 Section 11, Trustee information on Page 41 Section 11 and Expenditure on Page 43 Section 12. The 2014-15 accounts are attached to this email. We have alerted NGS to their absence from their website.

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

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. Total costs for 2021-2022 will be published as part of the regular annual cycle and will be published on the National Galleries of Scotland webpage in due course.

Also attached is a document containing a list of the ministerial engagement between board members and Scottish Government ministers and Cabinet Secretaries from 2014 to 4 October 2021 as per your request.

I would also like to draw your attention to the published information regarding ministerial engagements which is available on the Scottish Government webpage. You can find the information for current Ministerial engagements (from May 201) here: https://www.gov.scot/collections/ministerial-engagements-travel-and-gifts and for pre-May 2016 engagements here: https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20170401123936/http://www.gov.scot/About/People/14944/Events-Engagements/MinisterialEngagements.

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