Statement of Principal Accountable Officer’s Responsibility
Section 19(2) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (the Act) requires the Scottish Ministers to prepare and lay before Parliament an account showing the receipts into and payments out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund. The accounts are prepared on a cash basis and, under the terms of the Accounts Direction issued by the Scottish Ministers, must properly present the SCF transactions for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.
I am responsible under Section 14(3)(b) of the Act for signing any account prepared by the Scottish Ministers in pursuance of Section 19(2) of the Act. I am also responsible for ensuring the propriety and regularity of related transactions.
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