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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-05635

Date lodged: 10 January 2022


To ask the Scottish Government for what reason funding for Northern Isles Ferry Services dropped from £56.7 million to £51.3 million in the draft budget 2022-23.

Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 21 January 2022


The decrease in financial support required for the Northern Isles Ferry Services reflects a forecast recovery in fare box revenue, a reduction in the forecast fuel consumption costs and the exclusion of year one contract mobilisation costs that will not recur in 2022-23.