The Parliament is moving towards a 'full-year approach' to considering the Scottish Government's budget. This means an element of budget scrutiny will be built into all work conducted by the Committee. The Committee will also continue to carry out budget scrutiny into specific topics. Further detail of how the approach will operate in practice is set out in a letter of 22 May to the Convener from the Convener of the Finance and Constitution Committee.
At its meeting on 27 June 2018, the Committee agreed to focus its budget scrutiny on investment to support Clyde and Hebrides ferry services.
The Committee would like your views on the level of investment by the Scottish Government in the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services, and the impact this has on the wider rural economy in areas served by these services.
It has launched a survey and call for views, the deadline is Friday 7 September. Submission received after the closing date will not be considered.
We encourage everyone to fill in a short anonymous online survey to share your views.
The survey can be accessed here.
If you would like to submit detailed comments, please send a written submission.
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