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Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford (Stirling) (SNP) I will ask about maximising resources, reserves and assets and about learning from experience elsewhere. The whole public sector is under significant, on-going and sustained pressure because of the resources situation. Between 2007-08 and 2012-13, resources that were under the Scottish Government’s ...

Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford I will come back to that sum, but on you go.



Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford It surprises me that some reserves have not already been used to make the changes that need to be made, given the scale of the challenge that is to come. We saw from the Auditor General’s report a couple of weeks ago that the projected further reduction in the overall expenditure that is available t...

Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford I would certainly have liked some of the money to be used on spend-to-save measures earlier. That is the point that I am trying to get at.

There is £312 million in free reserves—what an unusual concept. If that was the case in central Government, the Government would be getting a kicking ...

Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford That is what the normal reserve pot is for. This is a free reserve.



Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford We can call it an unearmarked reserve.



Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford There is £1.86 billion there—



Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford I know that there are general fund balances in that.



Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford My next question is about maximising resources. We have discussed the increase in indebtedness, but the report also states that councils’ assets have increased to £38 billion, as described under “Assets” on page 35. That is a heck of a lot of money sitting in assets. The general question is whether ...

Public Audit Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bruce Crawford Is it understood across local authorities that they need to manage that resource better and maximise income from it?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10583: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10524: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10092: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09700: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09699: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09698: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09597: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09515: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09475: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09169: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-21758: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03312: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21283: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21284: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03254: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03158: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20364: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02932: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00601: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19590: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/02/2014 Show Full Question >>

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