Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 27th November 2012.

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Photo of Willie Rennie Willie Rennie Liberal Democrat

I thank the finance secretary for providing an advance copy of his statement. Last year, he made a commitment that every council in Scotland would receive at least 85 per cent of the average funding. We supported him last year so that Aberdeen could get extra finance. Since then, the fire and police funding has been reviewed, as the cabinet secretary set out. It now seems that Aberdeen City Council’s funding has fallen to 79 per cent of the average. Can he confirm that he will make up the difference to 85 per cent?