Proof of returned pay

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Dear Scottish Government,

It has been widely publicised that the SNP Government Ministers have not taken a pay rise since the late 2000's and they have donated back the extra pay to the public purse.

By way of an FOI I want to know if the Scottish Government pay system only pays the 2008 pay level to the SNP First Minister and Ministers or is the current pay level? If the later does the Scottish Government have records of the First Minister and Ministers donating back the extra pay to the public purse? If it does I want a copy of the records of the donated back monthly amounts and by what First Minister and the Ministers involved from 1st April 2014 to 1st April 2023.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Temple

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202300350680
Your Reference: Freedom of Information request - Proof of returned pay

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Dear Scottish Government,

Please pass this to someone who will conduct an internal review into my FOI.
My reasons are my request stipulated a request for the proof of money paid back to the Scottish Government. Your reply states you do not have these figures yet it says that every 3 months the Scottish Government receives these payments from the Scottish Parliament. Therefore there must be a record of the money being paid back to the Scottish Government.

Please provide what I have requested via the proof of these payments and how much the Scottish Government received over the period requested.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Temple

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202300356222
Your Reference: Proof of returned pay

Dear Paul Temple,

Thank you for your correspondence sent on 11/05/2023. Your query will be
passed to the relevant area for consideration and has been given a
reference number of 202300356222. Please quote this number in all
correspondence. The Scottish Government aim to respond, where necessary,
as quickly as possible and within the stated timescale as indicated on our
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Yours sincerely
MiCase
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