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The Scotland Malawi Partnership 2015 to 2018: FOI release

Published: 19 Jun 2018

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

Published:
19 Jun 2018
The Scotland Malawi Partnership 2015 to 2018: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00672
Date received: 2 March 2018
Date responded: 28 March 2018

Information requested

1. The salary, pension, and benefits awarded to the Chief Executive of the Scotland Malawi Partnership in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

2. Copies of receipts for expenses claimed by the Chief Executive of the Scotland Malawi Partnership between 2 March 2017 and 2 march 2018.

3. In addition, please provide a list of all gifts given and received by the Chief Executive of THE SCOTLAND MALAWI PARTNERSHIP in 2016, 2017 and in January and February of 2018.

Response

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide the salary, pension, and benefits awarded to the Chief Executive of the Scotland Malawi Partnership because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies as the information relates to the personal information of the Scotland Malawi Partnership CEO, and it's release would contravene the DPA. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained below. I have, however, included a table of indicative salaries of SMP staff that I hope will be of use. Some of this information was previously released to you in a previous FoI request (FoI/17/01072), but I have included it here for your convenience, and included the additional year in your current request.

2017/18

1 x Staff £40,000 - £45,000 – Full Time

1 x Staff £25,000 - £30,000 - Full Time

4 x Staff £20,000 - £25,000 – 3 x Full Time, 1 x Part Time

2016/17

1 x Staff £40,000 - £45,000 – Full Time

1 x Staff £25,000 - £30,000 - Full Time

4 x Staff £20,000 - £25,000 – 3 x Full Time, 1 x Part Time

2015/16

1 x Staff £38,000 - £43,000 – Full Time

1 x Staff £25,000 - £30,000 – Full Time

4 x Staff £20,000 - £25,000 – 3 x Full Time, 1 x Part Time

Reasons for not providing information

While our aim is provide information whenever possible, in this instance, the Scottish Government does not hold some of the information you have requested. Specifically, copies of receipts for expenses claimed, and gifts given and received, by the CEO of the Scotland Malawi Partnership. You may wish to contact the Scotland Malawi Partnership who may be able to help you.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. The specific salaries, pensions and benefits constitute personal date of third parties, and that disclosure would contravene the date protection principles in Schedule 1 of the Date Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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