HC Deb 22 February 1999 vol 326 c148W
Mr. Swinney

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will allow representatives of the Scottish National Party, Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party access to view, on a confidential basis, papers relating to spending by his Department already allocated and contracts signed by his Department for the period after 1 July for spending within the control of the Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement. [69920]

Mr. Dewar

[holding answer 9 February 1999]The allocation of all of the resources which will, after 1 July 1999, be under the control of the Scottish Parliament is set out in the booklet 'Scotland's Supply Estimates 1999–2000, which was laid before the House on 4 February. There is no central record kept within the Department of the wide range of contracts and similar arrangements entered into throughout the year by the Scottish Office, its agencies and associated Departments.