Severe Winter Weather (Disruption to Public Services)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 23 November 2023.

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Photo of Christine Grahame Christine Grahame Scottish National Party

I have a feeling that the subject of my supplementary question is not within the cabinet secretary’s portfolio, but I will ask it anyway.

Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale are mainly rural areas. Keeping the road network clear is crucial to all the services that the cabinet secretary has mentioned. How is road grit allocated to local authorities? If necessary, can a local authority access additional road clearing assistance?