Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14

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

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

As Mr Findlay knows, that matter is the subject of active dialogue between me and West Lothian Council. We are providing practical assistance, which comes at a cost, to support many of the individuals whom Hall’s of Broxburn has already made redundant. That financial contribution does not come through the local government finance settlement; it comes through other financial arrangements.

The Hall’s of Broxburn task force will also consider issues relating to the economic recovery within West Lothian. I have already signalled that the Government will make a financial contribution towards that.