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Question reference: S5W-30015

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 17 June 2020
  • Current status: Answered by John Swinney on 1 July 2020


To ask the Scottish Government how many children in the (a) Perth and Kinross, (b) Stirling, (c) Clackmannanshire and (d) Fife Council area have received a laptop as a consequence of its £9 million initiative to provide 25,000 children with computers.


The Scottish Government has committed to investing a total of £25m to support digital inclusion amongst disadvantaged children and young people. We are in close discussion with local authorities through SOLACE, ADES and Cosla about how to deliver best value and impact on that investment to ensure as many children and young people as possible are lifted out of digital exclusion and are able to connect with their schools, their teachers and their learning. Laptops have not yet been issued to any children and young people.