Draft Budget 2020-2021


About the Inquiry

The Education and Skills Committee will consider elements of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2020-2021 which relate to its remit.

In advance of the publication of the budget, the Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in relation to a number of issues and his spending priorities for 2020/21. The exchange of letters between the Committee and the Cabinet Secretary can be found below.

January 2020: Due to the very short financial review period the committee decided not to take any further evidence on the draft budget.



The Committee has received submissions from a number of organisations in relation to budget priorities for 2020-21:

Read the SPICe analysis of the Education and Skills portfolio budgets here.


For anyone under 13 years of age, we will need to ask a parent or guardian to confirm to us that they are happy for the young person to send us their views. We have published a specific privacy notice for young people. In this case please contact the Committee clerks, using the contact details above, who will provide the necessary form.   

To find out how the Scottish Parliament treats your personal data please read the Privacy Notice for written submissions.

More about what the Committee does, and why, is available here.  

And here is the link to our full guide on how to submit information to the Committee.  

If you have any questions about this work, please contact the clerks on 0131 348 5204.  

If you would like to comment further, please email the Committee on [email protected]  

If you prefer, you could send a letter to:  

Education and Skills Committee
Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP  

If you find it easier to communicate in a language other than English, that's fine. We welcome written evidence in any language. We also welcome calls using the Text Relay service or in BSL through contactscotland-bsl.org/

You can also ask questions online through live chat: www.parliament.scot/live-chat 

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The Convener wrote to Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in advance of the publication of the Scottish Governments Draft Budget 2020/21. Read the letter from the Convener and Cabinet Secretary's response.      

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills wrote to the Convener in respect of  the 2018-19 Pupil Equity Funding Spend Information.

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