Date lodged: 7 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with UK Treasury ministers regarding the Autumn Statement prior to the statement being made.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 14 December 2016
The Scottish Government and other devolved administrations met the Chief Secretary to the Treasury at a Quadrilateral on 24 October 2016. At that meeting the Devolved Administrations sought insights from the Chief Secretary on the prospects for the Autumn Statement. However, no definitive indication of announcements or consequentials was provided by the Chief Secretary as relevant economic data was still fluid.