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Engagement with National Library for Scotland: FOI release

Published: 17 Nov 2021

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

Published:
17 Nov 2021
Engagement with National Library for Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100244565
Date received: 4 Oct 2021
Date responded: 1 Nov 2021
Information requested

1. The total costs incurred by National Library 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 the National Library 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.

2020-21 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 36 Section 6, Trustee information can be found on Page 39 Section 7 and Other Expenditure can be found on Page 39 Section 7.
https://www.nls.uk/media/3ywpzmcs/2020-2021-annual-review.pdf

2019-20 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 36 Section 6, Trustee information can be found on Page 39 Section 7 and Other Expenditure can be found on Page 39 Section 7.
https://www.nls.uk/media/ltikh3cw/2019-2020-annual-review.pdf

2018-19 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 35 Section 6, Trustee information can be found on Page 39 Section 7 and Other Expenditure can be found on Page 39 Section 7.
https://www.nls.uk/media-u4/1740375/2018-2019-annual-review.pdf

2017-18 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 34 Section 6, Trustee information can be found on Page 38 Section 7 and Other Expenditure can be found on Page 38 Section 7.
https://www.nls.uk/media-u4/1661406/2017-2018-annual-review.pdf

2016-17 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 35 Section 6, Trustee information can be found on Page 38 Section 7 and Other Expenditure can be found on Page 38 Section 7.
https://www.nls.uk/media-u4/1529565/2016-2017-annual-review.pdf

2015-16 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 32 Section 6, Trustee information can be found on Page 34 Section 7 and Other Expenditure can be found on Page 34 Section 7.
https://www.nls.uk/media-u4/1270151/2015-2016-annual-review.pdf

2014-15 - Staff Costs can be found on Page 34 Section 5, Trustee information can be found on Page 6 Section 5 and Other Expenditure can be found on Page 38 Section 7.
https://www.nls.uk/media-u4/1205132/2014-2015-annual-review.pdf

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

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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