Draft Budget 2018-2019


About the Inquiry

The Education and Skills Committee will consider elements of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2018-2019, which relate to its remit.

In advance of the publication of the budget, the Committee decided its approach to the Draft Budget 2018/19  was to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in relation to a number of issues and his spending priorities  for 2018/9.
The letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills from the Convener is below, along with reply.

The Committee is now seeking views on the Cabinet Secretary's response by 5pm on the 7th December 2017.

How to submit written views

The Committee welcomes evidence on any aspect of this inquiry. Details of how to make a submission are provided below.

Before making a submission, please read our policy on treatment of written evidence. This policy is available in British Sign Language at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6vJOPj0GlE

In line with that policy, submissions will normally be published on our website. We recognise that in some circumstances people may prefer for their evidence to be treated as confidential or published anonymously. If you wish to do this, please make this clear when submitting your evidence.

Written submissions should be reasonably brief and typewritten in Word format (preferably no more than 4-6 sides of A4 in total).

The Committee prefers to receive submissions electronically. These should be sent to es.submissions@parliament.scot

You may also send a hard copy of written submissions to:
Education and Skills Committee
Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

We welcome written evidence in any language.

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By email at es.submissions@parliament.scot
By phone on 0131 348 5204

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Responses to the call for views


The Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in advance of the publication of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2018/19. 

The Cabinet Secretary responded to the letter of the 5 October 2017 from the Convener regarding the Draft Budget 2018/19.