Date lodged: 5 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-01927 by Maree Todd on 22 March 2018 (Official Report, c.1) and, in light of its comment in the Programme for Government that "improving the education and life chances of children and young people is the defining mission of this Government", what discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council regarding the decision to increase childcare fees.
Answered by: Maree Todd 3 May 2018
We have regular discussions at both official and ministerial level on a wide range of issues in relation both to improving the education and life chances of children and young people and specifically to the forthcoming expansion of Early Learning and Childcare.
Specific issues, such as Glasgow City Council’s decision on childcare fees are, however, a matter for the council.