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S5W-02776: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what level of funding will be provided to the (a) Play, Talk, Read and (b) Read, Write, Count campaigns in (i) real and (ii) cash terms in each year of the current parliamentary session.

Answered by: John Swinney 27 September 2016

£700,000 has been allocated to the Play, Talk, Read campaign in the current financial year in cash terms (£689,655.17 in real terms). £1.5 million has been allocated to Read, Write, Count in the current financial year in cash terms (£1,477,832.51 in real terms). Real terms figures are in 2015-16 prices and are calculated using the HM Treasury GDP deflator series. Funding for future years has not yet been decided.