Colin Beattie MSP

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Chair of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit 

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

Thank you.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

I can understand the need to do forecasts for the elements of the tax that are within our powers, but the block grant is subject to not just economic pressures, b...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

My final question is about the budgeting cycle. You always encourage people to make a longer-term forecast and have a three or four-year budget. Is it not very di...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

In paragraph 25 of your report, you talk about the block grant and the forecast tax income from Scottish taxpayers and say:

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

But from this year on, that situation should relax a bit because of the new powers.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

The reclassification clearly put the capital budget under some pressure.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

Have any of the other projects been reviewed by the ONS? In other words, do we have a process or structure that has already been tested and found to be okay?

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

Do you agree with the Government that the other projects should be off the balance sheet?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

So the same thing is not happening across the board with NPD projects.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017


Colin Beattie

Moving on to capital borrowing, I want to look at non-profit-distributing projects, which were brought in as an alternative to private finance initiatives or publ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-08035.2: Roll out of Universal Credit (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 23, Against: 75 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08035.4: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08035.1: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08035.3: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08035: Roll out of Universal Credit (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-07774: Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill (Annabelle Ewing)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2017
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-07750.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-07750.1: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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S5M-07750.3: Finance (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 58 Abstain: 60
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S5M-07750.2: Finance (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 5, Against: 59 Abstain: 60
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