Thank you for your e-mail in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):
"I would like to make a freedom of information request for information contained in the costs of media relations to COPFS in June 2015 to the date of this FOI request, including the total spend on media relations by COPFS, the numbers of staff employed in media relations, their salary bands, and expenses claims for the past year."
The following table provides the total expenditure on media relations by COPFS during financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17. The total expenditure includes staff costs, non staff costs and staff expenses.
The numbers of staff employed in media relations and their salary bands are included in the following table.