It's been recorded that Nicola Sturgeon as the Head of the SNP has siffoned of £17.6 billion pounds, which was meant to be used for Barnett Consequentials from Westminster designated for the NHS it was instead siphoned off by the Scottish Government to spend on other undisclosed projects. I wish to know as a Scottish Constituent what projects this money has been spent on, down to the last pound.
As this was public money, I think the right to know is paramount to a freedom of information act request.
The draft Scottish Budget and Budget Bill each year is issued to the Parliament for scrutiny, debate and agreement.
The Government engage openly with Parliament on these spend proposals.
Work with the Parliament and its committees is undertaken to improve the information available to support its scrutiny of the annual budget.
During each financial year at least two budget revisions are presented to Parliament to agree in-year movements within the Scottish Budget and these are considered in detail with the Finance and Public Administration Committee.
Scottish Budget information is published annually. This can be found at the following link - Scottish Budget - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
This link shows the latest Budget information for 2023-24, but previous years can be found by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
We also publish information on the Scottish Budget that is understandable and accessible for a wider audience, principally through our ‘Your Scotland, Your Finances’ publication on the Scottish Government website -
Scottish Budget 2023-24: Your Scotland, Your Finances - guide - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Further detailed information is available on financial reports and consolidated accounts, also on the Scottish Government website -
Financial reports and accounts - Government finance - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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