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Question reference: S6W-12076

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 10 November 2022
  • Current status: Answered by John Swinney on 21 November 2022


To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline its plans for the upcoming review of the National Outcomes; when the review process will start; how long it will last, and how it plans to ensure that the review includes as broad a consultation process as possible before presenting new draft National Outcomes to the Parliament.


I refer the member to the answer to question S6W-11086 on 30 September 2022 which is available on the Parliament’s website. All answers to written Parliamentary Questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at

Further detail on plans for the review of the National Outcomes will be published in the coming weeks.

I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the considerable work conducted by the Finance and Public Administration Committee on the issues affecting better implementation of the NPF. The Committee has captured a breadth of responses and range of perspectives demonstrating the continued wide appeal of the NPF. Whilst the Scottish Government will meet the necessary statutory requirement to review the National Outcomes, we will also focus on drawing upon a number of helpful recommendations made by the Committee to strengthen and further integrate the NPF into the systems and processes of government.