FOI reference: FOI/17/01329
Date received: 13 June 2017
Date responded: 19 July 2017
A full breakdown of all occasions when Peter Murrell has represented the Scottish Government since November 2014.
Details of all accommodation provided to Peter Murrell on trips made with the First Minister since November 2014. This include date, purpose of trip, accommodation name, cost.
Details of all costs met by the Scottish Government in relation to Mr Murrell's public engagements carried out with the First Minister since November 2014.
The answer to your question is that Peter Murrell has not represented the Scottish Government on any occasion since November 2014. Mr Murrell has however accompanied the First Minister at official Scottish Government engagements and his costs were met by the Scottish Government in line with the Scottish Ministerial Code: http://www.gov.scot/About/People/14944/684
No accommodation has been provided specifically for Mr Murrell and no additional costs have been incurred.
All costs associated with First Ministerial visits are proactively published online: https://beta.gov.scot/search/?q=ministerial+travel
Those occasions where there were costs for Peter Murrell, beyond those incurred by the First Minister, are listed below.
|10/06/2016||National Service of Thanksgiving and Reception to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen||Flights||£558.17|
Mr Murrell also accompanied the First Minister to China in July 2015. The only additional costs incurred by Mr Murrell was travel between cities. This is in the region of £560. MrMurrell's international flights were met personally.
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