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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00501: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 6 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00142 by John Swinney on 2 June 2016, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding (a) the reason for the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy being published more than one month later than in previous years and (b) what stakeholders were consulted.

Answered by: John Swinney 15 June 2016

Timing of publication reflected the need to ensure full analysis of the data was possible with the resources available, as is usual. Stakeholders are not consulted in the setting of publication dates.