The Committee will scrutinise the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2015-16 on the issues under its remit, namely transport, housing, broadband and water and sewerage infrastructure. The Committee will hear from academic experts, stakeholders and the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities.
The Committee’s report last year proposed several ways of linking the draft budget with National Performance Framework (NPF), as a tool to help improve scrutiny, and it was agreed that this would be the basis of the Committee’s approach to its work on the Draft Budget 2015-16.
Given the wide ranging nature of its remit, the Committee identified the following National Indicators contained within the NPF on which it wishes to focus its scrutiny.
- Reduce Scotland’s Carbon Footprint
- Reduce traffic congestion
- Increase the proportion of journeys to work by public or active travel
The Committee will consider how the proposals in the draft budget related to its remit link with inputs, outputs and outcomes related to these National Indicators and to the National Purpose Target on reducing Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, also contained within the NPF.
The Committee issued a call for views on 28 August 2014 with a deadline of Friday 31 October 2014.
Read call for views
The Scottish Government's Draft Budget for 2015/16 was published on Thursday 9 October 2014.
Read the Draft Budget here
Read the written submissions received