Non-Departmental Public Bodies

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 26th August 2010.

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Photo of Lord George Foulkes Lord George Foulkes Labour

Question S3W-35578

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-35089 by John Swinney on 27 July 2010, what the annual net saving is and how many jobs have been lost as a result of winding up these bodies.

Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

The abolition of the eight public bodies listed in my answer to question S3W-35089 on 27 July 2010 will deliver estimated net savings of around £1.4 million by 2013 and recurring net savings of around £1.5 million per annum thereafter. A detailed breakdown of the costs and savings for each body is set out in the Financial Memorandum to the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 which is available at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/bills/26-PubSerRef/index.htm .

Creative Scotland expects that there will be 33 fewer posts as a result of the merger of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen. There are no staffing implications for the other six public bodies abolished on 1 August 2010.

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