Lord Campbell of Croy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the increase in the estimated cost of the proposed parliamentary building at Holyrood, Edinburgh, from the original £50 million to £230 million, reported in September by the Auditor General, will involve HM Treasury, or whether any increase in costs will be borne by the Scottish Parliament from funds assigned to it for general purposes. [HL3866]
§ Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale
The costs of the Scottish Parliament buildings will be met from the Scottish Assigned Budget, the rules for the determination of which were set out in the Statement of Funding Policy published by HM Treasury on 18 July 2000.