Resources used to validate potential referendum bill: FOI release

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

Information requested

What resources within the government have been used to validate any potential referendum bill?


The Referendums Scotland Bill Team is a team of three civil servants in the Scottish Government’s Constitution and Cabinet Directorate. Work on the 2021 PfG commitment to take forward a referendum within the term of this Parliament is led by this team. A small number of other civil servants have been involved in the wider work on referendum legislation, but as civil servants are not required to record the time spent on individual tasks we cannot provide an exact figure or provide an exact figure of the costs of any internal work on this policy area.

Every member of staff who contributed to the development of the bill did so as part of their wider duties.

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