On 5th October 2022, Ben MacPherson MSP - as Minister for Local Government - wrote to the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee noting that the Scottish Government intended to reconstitute the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee, and had been looking to appoint new members.
Can I ask whether Members have indeed been appointed by Ministers, and who those Members are? Further, can you share any information relating to any meetings that the reconstituted SLARC has held, including minutes? And if so, will you share the minutes of all relevant meetings, or else publish them on the Scottish Government website?
At the time of your request the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee had not been appointed. However, you will like to know that on 5 April the Committee was appointed, details are available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/public-appointment-convenor-and-members-appointedto- the-scottish-local-authority-remuneration-committee/.
Minutes for meetings of the Committee will not be routinely published.
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.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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