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Coronavirus: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 1st May 2020.

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Photo of John Lamont John Lamont Conservative, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities on the adequacy of Government funding to respond to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack The Secretary of State for Scotland

In addition to regular meetings between officials, my colleague the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Scotland Office (Douglas Ross) spoke with the President of COSLA, Councillor Alison Evison, on 14 April.

A range of issues were discussed, including the package of support that has been announced by the Chancellor and how this flows to Scotland through the Barnett formula.

The UK Government has committed £3.5 billion in additional funding to help cope with the covid-19 outbreak in Scotland.

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