Scottish Executive Finance

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 7th March 2007.

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Photo of Carolyn Leckie Carolyn Leckie SSP

Question S2W-31921

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31693 by Tavish Scott on 19 February 2007, whether the six per cent discount referred to in the answer was itself an index-linked figure.

Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

No. Guidance on use of discount rates is set out in HM Treasury's Guidance on Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government , known as The Green Book . At the time the Skye Bridge was being planned, The Green Book recommended the use of a discount rate of 6%.

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