Date lodged: 12 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has evaluated the method of producing Whole of Government Accounts as produced for the UK by the Treasury and, if so, whether it will publish the results, and what plans it has to publish a version of Whole of Government Accounts for Scotland.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 15 November 2016
In a letter of 2 November 2016, the Permanent Secretary wrote to the Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee, in advance of her attendance at the Committee on 10 November 2016: http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Finance/PAPLS_Papers_10_November.pdf
Annex A (Developing budget financial and performance reporting) of this letter sets out the Scottish Government’s response to planning for further developments in financial reporting. Page 36 of the above link provides information about the proposals for further publications.