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Fines paid to the EU and UK Government: FOI release

Published: 7 Nov 2017

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02372
Date received: 11 October 2017
Date responded: 1 November 2017

Information requested

Fines paid by the Scottish Government to the EU and the UK Government in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to date.

Response

Period covered

The Scottish Government's financial information is held by financial year (1st April to 31st March) rather than calendar year. The response covers financial years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 to date.

Definition

The Oxford Dictionaries definition of fine is used: a sum of money exacted as a penalty by a court of law or other authority.

Fines paid to the European Union

The European Union does not impose fines on the Scottish Government as defined above. Fines paid by the Scottish Government to the EU for each of the financial years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 to date were nil.

Fines paid to the UK Government

The UK Government does not impose fines on the Scottish Government as defined above. Fines paid by the Scottish Government to the UK Government for each of the financial years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 to date were nil.

About FOI

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

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
7 Nov 2017
Fines paid to the EU and UK Government: FOI release