Skip to main content

Scottish Government spending on reserved matters

EDM (Early Day Motion) 919: tabled on 28 January 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House praises the Scottish Government for investing £600 million in areas that would normally be regarded as reserved issues; notes this includes £83 million on Discretionary Housing Payments to mitigate the negative impact of the bedroom tax, and £102 million to improve digital connectivity infrastructure; acknowledges however that this money comes from finite budgets which need to be balanced against core spending in devolved areas; and calls on the UK Government to recognise the Scottish Government should not be required to spend Scottish taxpayers’ money to undo the damage of policies made at Westminster.