Date lodged: 19 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-21178 by Kate Forbes on 5 February 2019, what discussions or correspondence regarding West Dunbartonshire Council's 2019-20 budget ministers have had with (a) the leader of the council and (b) representatives and members of the council's SNP group.
Answered by: Kate Forbes 27 February 2019
The Scottish Government has not had any discussions or correspondence with the leader of West Dunbartonshire Council or members of the council's SNP group regarding the 2019-20 Budget. However, as per my answer to question S5W-21178, negotiations on the annual local government settlement are officially conducted between the Scottish Government and COSLA on behalf of all 32 local authorities, including West Dunbartonshire Council.