FOI reference: FOI/17/02191
Date received: 22 September 2017
Date responded: 13 October 2017
'Can you confirm whether Lord Hardie receives extra payment? Also can you confirm how many staff the tram inquiry employs and are Lord Hardie's earnings accounted for within the staffing cost section in the FoI response?'
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.
The answer to your question is in two parts:
a) Yes we can confirm Lord Hardie's earnings are accounted for within the staffing cost section in the previous FoI response.
b) The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for in respect of whether Lord Hardie receives extra payment or the number of staff the tram inquiry employs. However, we can confirm that we do have salary details for 9 members of staff. The Tram Inquiry, nevertheless are at liberty to employ staff from other sources.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. However you may wish to contact The Edinburgh Tram Inquiry, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.
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 Andrew's House