Question reference: S6W-23040
- Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Date lodged: 20 November 2023
Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 4 December 2023
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-22201 by Jenny Gilruth on 14 November 2023, when it expects to report on whether it or local authorities will meet the cost to "update when necessary" the laptops, Chromebooks and tablets that are given to school children in Scotland, and at what cost, in light of reports that this work has been underway since at least February 2022.
As reported by the Deputy First Minister on 21st November, the £13 million originally allocated for 2023-24 has been announced as part of the savings required to reach a balanced budget. We are now considering all options for the device commitment, including a range of delivery options and an update will be provided in due course.