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Named Person Scheme set up costs: FOI release

Published: 20 Nov 2017

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02462
Date received: 17 October 2017
Date responded: 14 November 2017

Information requested

The terms of your request were as follows:

1) A breakdown of all legal costs incurred by the Scottish Government to date in relation to the creation, set up and implementation of the Named Person Scheme.

2) Any estimated or projected future legal costs.

Response

1) The total legal costs incurred by the Scottish Government as at 1 November 2017 are as follows:

  • £21,546.40 costs for the Outer House of the Court of Session,
  • £257,369.60 costs for the Inner House of the Court of Session, and
  • £200,545.50 costs for the Supreme Court.

2) We are not able to provide estimated or projected future legal costs. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not hold the information you have requested.

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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:
20 Nov 2017
Named Person Scheme set up costs: FOI release