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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-01644: Pauline McNeill (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much support it has provided to Glasgow City Council in addition to the annual local government settlement in each of the last five years, and what information it has on how much of this the council subsequently allocated to (a) employment schemes, (b) welfare reform measures, (c) reducing poverty, (d) providing free school meals, (e) maintaining teacher numbers, (f) capital investment, (g) integrating health and social care and (h) other support.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 16 August 2016

The vast majority of the funding the Scottish Government provides to Glasgow City Council is through the annual local government settlement, including all of the funding for most of the services requested.

All of Scotland's 32 local authorities, including Glasgow City Council, make annual service level expenditure and income statistical returns to the Scottish Government and these are published on the Scottish Government's website and are available via the following link: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/PubScottishLGFStats