Publication - FOI/EIR release

Free travel passes for COP26 Delegates: FOI release

Published: 12 Jan 2022

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

Published:
12 Jan 2022
Free travel passes for COP26 Delegates: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100256832
Date received: 18 Nov 2021
Date responded: 15 Dec 2021
Information requested

“The total sum received by the Scottish Government to facilitate the free travel pass for COP26 delegates?

If this information cannot be shared or if no money was received by the Scottish Government, could you please share which Government body had responsibility for administering the free travel pass?”

Response

I can confirm that the Scottish Government has not received payment to facilitate the free travel passes for COP26 Delegates.

It may be helpful to explain that the provision of free delegate travel passes was a decision made by the UK Government as part of their agreement with the United Nations to bid for the conference in the UK. Costs associated with COP26 transport, including those for free delegate travel, will be met by the UK Government.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG