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The Executive is currently undertaking a strategic review of voluntary sector funding in partnership with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. We are now agreeing a joint action plan to take forward key recommendations, which we expect to publish shortly.
We look forward to seeing the definition of "shortly". I am sure that the process has been constructive and we all look forward to reading the published document. How might the Executive's intentions to make efficiency savings in spending on public services impact on the voluntary sector and the overall intentions of the strategic funding review?
As Chris Ballance indicated, we have a constructive working relationship with the voluntary sector and with all key partners, including COSLA, which is part of the discussion. We intend to take forward with those organisations any efficiency proposals that we have. Broadly, most of them would be up for an efficiency agenda because, like us, they share a strong commitment