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Winter Resilience

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 26th October 2011.

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Photo of Keith Brown Keith Brown Scottish National Party

It is worth pointing out that, last year, we did exactly what the member wants—far from passing the buck, we passed £15 million from our hard-pressed budgets to local authorities. The budget that councils have been given this year represents a higher share of our total budget than was allocated under the previous Administration. That demonstrates that we are aware of the pressures on local authorities and are trying to help them with those.