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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02777: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what level of funding has been provided each year to the (a) Play, Talk, Read and (b) Read, Write, Count campaigns in (i) real and (ii) cash terms.

Answered by: John Swinney 29 September 2016

The following table provides the level of funding provided each year to the (a) Play, Talk, Read and (b) Read, Write, Count campaigns in (i) read and (ii) cash terms. Real terms figures are in 2015-16 prices and are calculated using the HM Treasury GDP deflator series.

 

Cash figures

Real terms

 

Read, Write, Count

Play, Talk, Read

Read, Write, Count

Play, Talk, Read

2011-12

 

£708,026.85

 

£746,902.67

2012-13

 

£830,293.31

 

£857,873.39

2013-14

 

£827,736.48

 

£841,348.96

2014-15

 

£1,000,000.00

 

£1,000,810.00

2015-16

£1,553,231.47

£1,000,000.00

£1,553,231.47

£1,000,000.00