5. To ask the Deputy First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on the Accounts Commission report, “An overview of local government in Scotland 2014”. (S4F-02015)
Is the Deputy First Minister concerned about the report’s findings that council budgets are being reduced at a time of increasing demand and rising costs, that budgets have been balanced by reducing staff numbers and increasing charges, that the situation is unsustainable and that people who are on the lowest and most modest incomes have been hardest hit? Given that her Scottish...
We, too, welcome the proposals for the bill. I congratulate David Stewart on the work that he has done thus far, and echo his thanks to all those who contributed to the discussions and gave evidence to the committee, and to the clerks for taking us this far. Many properties are not properly looked after and can become dangerous and fall into a state of disrepair, which is bad news for...
Labour MSP for Lothian
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