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Question reference: S6W-18669

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 5 June 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 14 June 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review any of the statutory duties placed on local authorities by the Scottish Ministers.


The Scottish Government is committed to working with COSLA to agree a New Deal with Local Government in Scotland that promotes sustainability, empowerment and provides greater fiscal flexibility over local funding with clear accountability for delivery of shared priorities and outcomes.

As part of the New Deal, we are committed to concluding the Local Governance Review in this parliament, ensuring that decisions are taken as close as possible to those they affect the most is at the heart of our approach to public service reform in Scotland.