Details of Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture trip to USA and Canada: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. How long was Angus Robertson in Canada and America for?

2. Full cost of his trip and break down of what the costs were.

3. How many Scottish Government officials accompanied Angus on the trip?

4. Where did he stay?

5. What was his itinerary?

Response

The answer to your questions are:

1. The duration of the visit was 7 days, 3 - 9 April 2022.

2. Details can be found in the table below.

3. 2.

4. Details can be found in the table below.

5. Details can be found in Annexes A and B.

Table of Costs

Cabinet Secretary

 

Canada - Toronto Fairmont Hotel

£178.42

Canada - Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel

£113.48

USA - Washington DC The Dupont Circle Hotel

£602.74

USA - New York City The Evelyn Hotel

£554.00

Flight: Edinburgh - London - Toronto - Washington DC.

£1,560.66

Flight: NYC - Edinburgh

£493.80

Train: Washington DC to NYC

£187.35

Travel and Subsistence

£41.21

Canadian eTA

£47.40

Antigen test

£18.89

 

 

Private Secretary

 

Canada - Toronto Fairmont Hotel

£178.42

Canada - Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel

£112.28

USA - Washington DC The Dupont Circle Hotel

£539.26

USA - New York City The Evelyn Hotel

£486.66

Flight: Edinburgh - London - Toronto - Washington DC.

£1,560.66

Flight:NYC - Edinburgh

£493.80

Train: Washington DC to NYC

£187.35

Travel and Subsistence

£149.84

Canadian eTA

£47.40

Antigen test

£18.89

 

 

Supporting Official

 

Canada - Toronto Fairmont Hotel

£178.42

Canada - Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel

£178.42

USA - Washington DC The Dupont Circle Hotel

£539.26

USA - New York City The Evelyn Hotel

£486.66

Flight: NYC - London - Edinburgh

£1,277.78

Flight: Toronto - Washington DC

£288.70

Train: Washington DC to NYC

£187.35

Travel & Subsistence

£318.33

Canadian eTA

£47.40

Antigen test

£18.89

 

 

Private Car Hire

£1,729.59

 

 

Total Cost

£12,823.31

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FOI - 202200295163 - Information Released - Annex A

FOI - 202200295163 - Information Released - Annex B

Contact

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Phone: 0300 244 4000

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