About the Inquiry
The Education and Skills Committee considered elements of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2017-18 which relate to its remit.
The Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2017-18 was published on 15 December 2016.
The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2016-17 on 21 December 2016.
The time-scale for considering the Draft Budget was limited. Therefore the Committee did not seek views from members of the public or stakeholders on this work. However, the Committee received one written submission.
Prior to the Committee's work on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2017-18, the Committee scrutinised the performance and role of four key public bodies. The public bodies the Committee scrutinised were:
- Skills Development Scotland;
- the Scottish Funding Council;
- the Scottish Qualifications Authority; and
- Education Scotland.
Read about the Committee's work on these public bodies.
The Education and Skills Committee's work contributes to the Finance and Constitution Committee's scrutiny of the Draft Budget. Letters from the Finance and Constitution Committee (previously named the Finance Committee) about this process can be found here:
The Committee published it's report on 27 January 2017.
Read the Committee's report on the Draft Budget 2017-18
The Scottish Government responded to the Committee's report on 22 February 2017.
Read the Scottish Government's response to the Committee's report on the Draft Budget 2017-18.
Read the Scottish Funding Council response to the Committees correspondence of 17 and 31 January 2017