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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02763: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much it will cost to operate the International Education Advisory Panel; whether it will publish the minutes of the panel's inaugural meeting, and on what future dates it is scheduled to meet.

Answered by: John Swinney 27 September 2016

The ICEA will meet again in February and September 2017, with dates to be confirmed.

Members of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) are appointed on a voluntary and personal basis. They do not receive any direct remuneration related to this role. All reasonable expenses incurred by members in the course of attending the ICEA are met by the Scottish Government. These include air travel, meal allowances and accommodation.

The costs associated with each meeting of the International Council of Education Advisers, together with the minutes of the meeting will be published on the Scottish Government website at the following address: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/govscot