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(introduced by section 1)

PurposesAmount of resources (other than accruing resources)Amount of accruing resources
1. Through their Culture, Tourism and External Affairs portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: support for the arts, culture and creativity in Scotland; cultural organisations; the creative industries; central government grants to non-departmental public bodies, local authorities and other bodies and organisations; tourism; international relations; protecting Scotland's place in Europe; development assistance; Historic Environment Scotland.[F1297,283,000][F2100,000,000]
2. Through their [F3Finance, Economy and Fair Work] portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: the running and capital costs of the Scottish Public Pensions Agency; expenditure on committees, commissions and other portfolio services; expenditure on corporate and central services; F4... support for the running costs of the Scottish Futures Trust Limited[F5; grant in aid for Scottish Enterprise; expenditure on committees, commissions and other portfolio services; industry and technology grants; sundry enterprise-related activities; expenditure in relation to the running costs of the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser; the Accountant in Bankruptcy; [F6the Building Scotland Fund;] European Structural Fund grants to the Enterprise Networks, local authorities, further and higher education institutions, third sector bodies and other eligible bodies and organisations; costs of delivery and evaluation of European Structural Fund.] [F7; Digital Strategy; expenditure in relation to the Office of the Chief Statistician; funding for employment support programmes, learning opportunities, workforce development and supporting fair work principles.][F8525,246,000][F9300,000,000]
3. Through their Health and Sport portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: hospital and community health services; family health services, including local GP practices, pharmacy, dental and ophthalmic services; community care; mental health services; capital investment; health and social care integration outcomes framework; delivery of services by digital means and communication (eHealth); care, support and rights; early years; other health services; the Independent Living Fund Scotland; the Mental Welfare Commission; the Care Inspectorate; sportscotland; physical activity.[F1013,895,065,000]2,050,000,000
4. Through their Education and Skills portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: schools; training and development of teachers; educational research, development and promotion; the Gaelic language; Bòrd na Gàidhlig; Gaelic Media Service (MG Alba); qualifications, assessment and skills; funding of Education Scotland, Disclosure Scotland and Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland; [F11funding expansion of early learning and childcare; child protection and care for looked after and vulnerable children;]; youth work, including youth justice and associated social work services; [F12early intervention funding for the third sector through the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund; running costs of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry; running costs of the Care Review;] central government grants to local authorities; grant in aid for the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Children's Hearings Scotland, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and Scottish Social Services Council; grant in aid for Skills Development Scotland; funding for the Student Awards Agency for Scotland and related costs, including the Student Loan Scheme; Enterprise in Education; activities associated with the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland [F13and the promotion of science]; international and other educational services; funding for international college and university activities; sundry lifelong learning activities; funding activities for young people to develop skills in connection with training and work; the provision of Education Maintenance Allowances.[F144,470,251,000][F15350,000,000]
5. Through their Justice portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: legal aid, including the running costs of the Scottish Legal Aid Board; criminal injuries compensation (including administration); certain services relating to crime, including the Parole Board for Scotland; the Scottish Prison Service; the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission; the Risk Management Authority; the Scottish Police Authority and Police Investigations and Review Commissioner; additional police services; the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; the payment of police and fire pensions; Scottish Resilience; implementing Directive 2016/1148/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, including setting up and running competent authorities and promoting cyber security; central government grants to local authorities for criminal justice social work; measures to create safer and stronger communities, including Community Justice Scotland; miscellaneous services relating to the administration of justice; community justice services; court services, including judicial pensions; certain legal services; costs and fees in connection with legal proceedings; preparatory work for Brexit, including preparatory work on the consequences for the Scottish legal system, the transition to comprehensive new arrangements for civil judicial co-operation and continued security, law enforcement and criminal justice co-operation.[F162,638,035,000]39,700,000
6. Through their Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: advisory, research and development services; botanical and scientific services; assistance to production, marketing and processing; administration, land management and other agricultural services; core marine functions involving scientific research and compliance and policy; natural heritage; environment protection; other environmental expenditure; flood prevention; coastal protection; air quality monitoring; climate change activities, including the Land Managers' Renewables Fund; the Scottish Land Commission; water grants, including to the Water Industry Commission for Scotland and funding for the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland; loans to Scottish Water and Scottish Water Business Stream Holdings Limited.[F17451,633,000]500,000,000
7. Through their [F18Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity] portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: F19... support for passenger rail services, rail infrastructure and associated rail services; support for the development and delivery of concessionary travel schemes; funding for major public transport projects; the running costs of Transport Scotland; funding for the Strategic Transport Projects Programme; funding for travel information services; the maintenance and enhancement of the trunk road infrastructure; support for ferry services, loans and grants relating to vessel construction, grants for pier and other infrastructure and funding for road equivalent tariff fares; support for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited; support for air services and funding for the Air Discount Scheme; support for the bus industry; support for the Tay Road Bridge Joint Board; support for the freight industry; support for Scottish Canals; funding to promote sustainable and active travel; contributing to the running costs of Regional Transport Partnerships and other bodies associated with the transport sector; funding for road safety; costs in relation to funding the office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner; costs related to public inquiries; digital and broadband technology; F20... [F21energy-related activities; [F22city region and growth deals]] .[F232,736,458,000][F24100,000,000]
8. [F25Through their Communities and Local Government portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: operational and administrative costs; financial support to local authorities in Scotland including the guaranteed combined general revenue grant and non-domestic rates income and a general capital grant; other local authority capital grants for specific purposes including Vacant and Derelict Land Fund (VDLF) and spend-to-save scheme; housing support grant; other services, including discretionary payments under the Bellwin scheme covering floods, storms and other emergencies; grant assistance and funding of strategic contracts to increase the resilience and capacity of third sector organisations; planning; architecture; building standards; housing subsidies and guarantees; funding for domestic energy efficiency, insulation and refurbishment projects; repayment of debt and associated costs; other expenditure, contributions and grants relating to housing; activities relating to homelessness; research and publicity and other portfolio services; grants to local authorities and registered social landlords; loans to individuals; community engagement; regeneration programmes; community empowerment; participatory budgeting; social justice activities including tackling poverty and inequality; loans to organisations; expenditure and grant assistance in relation to public service reform and efficiency; funding for advice and advocacy services.][F2611,147,170,000]80,000,000
9. Through their [F27Social Security and Older People] portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: [F28funding of payments for welfare purposes; [F29funding to support the development, design and implementation of our devolved social security powers and the Executive Agency, Social Security Scotland; funding to establish the Scottish Commission on Social Security; funding of payments of social security assistance; funding to tackle poverty; grant assistance; funding of strategic contracts and expenditure relating to equality and human rights issues; expenditure relating to tackling Hate Crime, community support and engagement]].[F30288,729,000][F3110,000,000]
10. For use by the Scottish Ministers on: pensions, allowances, gratuities etc. payable in respect of the teachers' and national health service pension schemes.[F326,785,000,000]2,200,000,000
11. For use by the Scottish Ministers on: operational and administrative costs; costs of providing services to the Scottish Parliament; costs associated with the functions of the Queen's Printer for Scotland.[F33197,266,000][F3430,000,000]
12. Through the National Records of Scotland, for use by the Scottish Ministers, the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland and the Keeper of the Records of Scotland on: operational and administrative costs (including costs associated with running the ScotlandsPeople Centre) [F35and delivery of Scotland’s Census].[F3635,689,000]9,800,000
13. For use by the Lord Advocate, through the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service F37... on: operational and administrative costs; fees paid to temporary procurators fiscal; witness expenses; victim expenses where applicable; other costs associated with Crown prosecutions [F38, the investigation of deaths, extradition proceedings] and cases brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 [F39and for use by the Crown Agent for the Office of the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer]; special payments made in relation to intestate estates which fall to the Crown as ultimate heir.[F40121,573,000]2,000,000
14. For use by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service on: operational and administrative costs.[F41128,300,000]45,000,000
15. For use by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator on: operational and administrative costs.3,035,000Nil
16. For use by the Scottish Housing Regulator on: operational and administrative costs.[F424,725,000]Nil
17. For use by Revenue Scotland on: operational and administrative costs.[F437,810,000]Nil
18. For use by Food Standards Scotland on: operational and administrative costs, including research, monitoring and surveillance and public information and awareness relating to food safety and standards.[F4416,785,000]4,000,000
19. For use by the Scottish Fiscal Commission on: operational and administrative costs.1,630,000Nil
[F4520. Through their Rural Economy portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: market support, including grants in relation to agriculture; support for agriculture in special areas, including grants for rural development; rural development generally; agri-environmental and farm woodland measures; compensation to sheep producers; animal health; agricultural education; core marine functions involving scientific research, compliance, policy and management of Scotland’s seas, representing Scotland’s interests in relation to common fisheries policy, international fisheries policy, international fisheries negotiation and aquaculture and freshwater policy, administration of all marine consents required for depositing substances at sea, coastal protection and offshore renewables, grants and other assistance to the Scottish fisheries sector; rural affairs; support for crofting communities, including the crofting environment; grant in aid for Highlands and Islands Enterprise.[F46134,394,000][F47800,000,000]
21. Through their Government Business and Constitutional Relations portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: [F48operational and administrative costs; funding to support electoral administration; funding of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland; funding to support social research and analysis; funding to support Royal and ceremonial activity]; expenditure on strategic communications with various audiences F49... .][F5011,479, 000] [F51Nil]
Total of amounts of resources:[F5243,897,556,000][F536,620,500,000]

Textual Amendments


(introduced by section 2)

PurposeAmount of resources other than accruing resourcesAmount of accruing resources
1. For use by the Forestry Commissioners in or as regards Scotland on: the promotion of forestry in Scotland, including advising on the development and delivery of forestry policy, regulating the forestry sector and supporting it through grants; managing the national forest estate in Scotland; administrative costs.[F5469,198,000]30,000,000
2. For use by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on: operational and administrative costs of the Scottish Parliament; payments in respect of the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland, the Standards Commission for Scotland, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, the Scottish Information Commissioner, the Scottish Commission for Human Rights and the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland; any other payments relating to the Scottish Parliament.[F55105,048,000]1,000,000
3. For use by Audit Scotland on: the exercise of its functions, including assistance and support to the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission for Scotland; other audit work for public bodies; payment of pension to the former Auditor General for Scotland; payment of pensions to former Local Government Ombudsmen and their staff.[F5610,066,000]22,000,000


(introduced by section 3)

1. Section 25 of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (Scottish Enterprise).10,000,000
2. Section 26 of that Act (Highlands and Islands Enterprise).1,000,000
3. Section 48 of the Environment Act 1995 (Scottish Environment Protection Agency).Nil
4. Section 42 of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Water).256,700,000
5. Section 14 of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Scottish Water Business Stream Holdings Limited).Nil

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