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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12022: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 13 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on using the Barnett consequentials arising from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to fund increasing participation in sport and physical activity.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 7 November 2017

We will be considering our spending priorities as part of the forthcoming Scottish budget considerations following the Chancellors Autumn Budget Statement.

We are however concerned about the transparency of the Soft Drinks lndustry Levy. To ensure Scotland gets its fair share, we plan to engage with the UK Government and seek further clarification on how the levy is allocated to the Scottish Government.