Date lodged: 6 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06893 by Maureeen Wattr on 24 February 2017, noting that this funding was listed in both the draft 2016-17 budget and the draft 2017-18 budget, whether the delivery of £150 million funding began in the financial year 2016-17 or will begin in 2017-18, and what the final financial year of the allocation of funds will be.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 16 March 2017
The commitment within the Scottish budget to invest £150 million over the next five years is from 2017-18 to 2021-22. £30 million is earmarked for allocation in 2017-18. The allocation profile for future years is currently being agreed, and will be subject to future Spending Review decisions.