Date lodged: 6 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00643 by John Swinney on 16 June 2016, when it expects to introduce the clothing grant regulations.
Answered by: John Swinney 25 July 2016
< >Scottish Ministers continue to discuss the provision of school clothing grants and appropriate timescales for implementation with COSLA. We intend to achieve this in partnership with COSLA rather than by imposing regulations, in the same way that we have successfully implemented universal free school meals for Primary 1 to 3. However, the regulation-making power provides an alternative route should this not prove possible.