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Engagement and total cost incurred by Quality Meat Scotland: FOI release

Published: 15 Dec 2021

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

Published:
15 Dec 2021
Engagement and total cost incurred by Quality Meat Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100244804
Date received: 5 Oct 2021
Date responded: 18 Nov 2021
Information requested

I am submitting a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for the total costs incurred by Quality Meat 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.

I would also like a record of all engagement between board members and Scottish Government ministers and Cabinet Secretaries from 2014 to the present day.

Response

The total costs incurred by Quality Meat Scotland from 2014 can be found in their annual accounts, the links are below.
QMS Annual Report and Accounts 2015 | Quality Meat Scotland (qmscotland.co.uk)
QMS Annual Report and Accounts 2015/6 | Quality Meat Scotland (qmscotland.co.uk)
QMS Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17 | Quality Meat Scotland (qmscotland.co.uk)
QMS Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18 | Quality Meat Scotland (qmscotland.co.uk)
QMS Annual Report and Accounts 2018/ 19 | Quality Meat Scotland (qmscotland.co.uk)
QMS Annual Report and Accounts 2019/ 20 | Quality Meat Scotland (qmscotland.co.uk)
QUALITY MEAT SCOTLAND ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS For the 12 Months to 31 March 2021 | Quality Meat Scotland (qmscotland.co.uk)

Please see below the record of engagement

Quality Meat Scotland

Date

Engagement Type

Subject

Minister

23/09/2021

Board meeting

Board Meeting

Mairi Gougeon

 

03/08/2021

Introductory Meeting

Introductory Meeting

Mairi Gougeon

 

17/03/2021

Meeting

General Catch up

Fergus Ewing

 

24/09/2020

Meeting

QMS Board Meeting

Fergus Ewing

 

03/09/2020

Meeting/Conference Call

Quality Meat Scotland and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

 

28/7/2020

Meeting

General catch up

Michael Russell

 

26/05/2020

Meeting/Conference Call

QMS Covid19 Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

 

07/05/2020

Media/Interview Podcast

QMS Covid19 Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

 

25/02/2020

Speech

QMS 'Meat the Future' Conference

Fergus Ewing

 

18/02/2020

Meeting

QMS Chair Kate Rowell & QMS Chief Executive Alan Clarke Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

 

14/01/2020

Parliamentary Reception

QMS Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

 

13/11/2019

Meeting

QMS Animal Health

Fergus Ewing

 

06/10/2019

Reception

Quality Meat Scotland Reception Dinner in Cologne Farming and Food Production/Food and Drink

Fergus Ewing

 

25/09/2019

Meeting

QMS to discuss agriculture and red meat sectors Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

 

25/09/2018

Introductory Meeting

Kate Rowell, Quality Meat Scotland Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing and Mairi Gougeon

 

20/09/2018

Board Meeting

QMS Board Meeting Food and Drink

Fergus Ewing

 

22/02/2018

Meeting

Attending Quality Meat Scotland Board Meeting Food & Drink/Agriculture

Fergus Ewing

 

26/09/2017

Meeting

Quality Meat Scotland to discuss priorities and receive update on work Rural  Economy/farming/food and drink

Fergus Ewing

 

08/12/2016

Meeting

Quality Meat Scotland Board meeting Food and Drink

Fergus Ewing

 

20/09/2016

Meeting

QMS Agriculture

Fergus Ewing

 

20/09/2016

Meeting

Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland Food and Drink

Fergus Ewing

 

Wider Stakeholders

Date

Engagement Type

Organisation/Individual Met With

Subject

Minister

10/06/2021

Event

QMS Highland Show podcast

QMS Podcast

Mairi Gougeon

28/05/2020

Meeting

Quality Meat Scotland, ScotBeef, Ross Bros and Aldi

COVID- 19/Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

07/05/2020

Event

N/A

QMS Pdcast

 

06/11/2019

Meeting

National Farmers Union Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland and local authority caterers

School Food Provision

Fergus Ewing

21/6/2019

Event

Highland Show

Royal Highland Show

First Minister

20/06/2019

Event

QMS Breakfast

Royal Highland Show Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing and Mairi Gougeon

21/06/2019

Reception

QMS Breakfast

Food Production/Brexit

Fergus Ewing

05/12/2018

Photo Opportunity

Aldi with QMS Food and drink

Quality Meat Scotland

Fergus Ewing

21/06/2018

Event

QMS Breakfast

Royal Highland Show

Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

22/06/2017

Event

QMS Breakfast

Royal Highland Show Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

23/06/2016

Event

QMS Breakfast

Royal Highland Show Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

18/06/2015

Event

QMS Breakfast

Royal Highland Show Farming and Food Production

Fergus Ewing

19/06/2014

Event

QMS Breakfast

Royal Highland Show Farming and Food Production

Richard Lochhead

24/01/2014

Event

QMS Marketing Conference

 

Richard Lochhead


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