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Scottish Budget Spending Review 2007

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CHAPTER 19: THE FIRST MINISTER

Table 19.01 Spending Plans 2008-11

2007-08 Budget £m

2008-09 Draft Budget £m

2009-10 Plans £m

2010-11 Plans £m

Europe and External Affairs

13.8

15.2

15.2

18.2

Culture and Gaelic

181.7

189.1

204.2

211.2

Corporate and Central Budgets

14.1

14.4

14.5

15.0

Historic Scotland

47.7

51.7

49.3

50.3

National Archives of Scotland

9.0

10.3

10.3

10.5

Total

266.3

280.7

293.5

305.2

EUROPE AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

T able 19.02 Detailed Spending Plans 2008-11

2007-08 Budget £m

2008-09 Draft Budget £m

2009-10 Plans £m

2010-11 Plans £m

Major Events and Themed Years

4.3

3.2

3.2

3.2

International Relations

9.5

12.0

12.0

15.0

Total

13.8

15.2

15.2

18.2

What the budget does

The Europe and External Affairs budget supports the promotion of Scotland, and Scotland's interests and identity both at home and abroad. It contributes towards the promotion of Scotland as a nation and to the advancement of Scotland's place in Europe and the wider world. The budget assists in maximising Scotland's influence within the European Union, and building mutually beneficial links with other countries including the USA and China. The budget supports activities to attract more people to live, study and work in Scotland. The budget also supports our contribution to international development, promoting Scotland as a responsible nation in the world.

Budget changes

  • An increase in the international aid budget of £3.0m/£3.0m/£6.0m; and
  • an increase of £0.3m/£0.3m/£0.3m of support provided for St Andrew's Day celebrations across Scotland to help promote our distinctive national identity and attract tourists.

CULTURE AND GAELIC

Table 19.03 Detailed Spending Plans 2008-11

2007-08 Budget £m

2008-09 Draft Budget £m

2009-10 Plans £m

2010-11 Plans £m

Creative Scotland

49.0

50.2

55.1

57.5

Cultural Collections

85.8

88.6

98.9

100.5

National Performing Companies

23.9

25.4

24.9

27.4

Gaelic

14.4

20.7

18.7

18.7

Architecture

1.6

1.9

1.8

1.8

Other Arts

7.0

2.3

4.8

5.3

Total

181.7

189.1

204.2

211.2

What the budget does

The Culture budget contributes towards enhancing the quality of life of Scotland's communities through maximising participation in high quality cultural events and opportunities, supporting a wide range of manifesto commitments relating to culture and Gaelic. The budget also includes provision for architecture. The quality of Scotland's built environment and architecture is an important factor in quality of life, cultural identity and the perception of the country as an outstanding place.

Budget changes

The Culture budget includes additional capital investment of £1.7m/£4.9m/£6.8m.

CORPORATE AND CENTRAL BUDGETS

Table 19.04 Detailed Spending Plans 2008-11

2007-08 Budget £m

2008-09 Draft Budget £m

2009-10 Plans £m

2010-11 Plans £m

Advertising and Marketing

10.8

10.8

10.8

10.8

Lord High Commissioner Expenses

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.3

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inspectorate

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

Civic Participation

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Office of the Chief Statistician

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

Office of the Chief Researcher

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

Strategic Research and Analysis

-

0.2

0.3

0.8

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Total

14.1

14.4

14.5

15.0

What the budget does

Corporate and Central budgets include, among others, Advertising and Marketing, Office of the Chief Statistician ( OCS) and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inspectorate ( COPFSI).

The Advertising budget covers the cost of communicating a range of issues determined by the First Minister and Scottish Cabinet Secretaries to various audiences. They range from calls to action, to communications aimed at changing behaviour and attitudes over the long term. The Marketing Development budget allows campaigns to be supported through the provision of public relations, sponsored broadcasting and editorial content, web design and hosting, consultancy costs and the provision of support materials such as leaflets and posters.

The OCS budget aims to develop a wide range of data and related analysis at the smallest geographical level possible to support decision-making and monitoring in all programmes.

The COPFSI reports to the Lord Advocate and is answerable directly to her. It is fully independent of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Budget changes

There are no significant changes to this budget.

HISTORIC SCOTLAND

Table 19.05 Detailed Spending Plans 2008-11

2007-08 Budget £m

2008-09 Draft Budget £m

2009-10 Plans £m

2010-11 Plans £m

Staff Costs

24.6

25.6

26.9

27.8

Other Running Costs

6.2

6.3

6.4

6.4

Programme

32.0

32.0

32.3

32.3

Heritage Capital (Resource Budget)

4.1

4.1

5.1

6.1

Capital Charges

3.6

3.6

3.6

3.6

Capital Expenditure

1.0

4.7

1.0

1.0

Less Income

-23.8

-24.6

-26.0

-26.9

Total

47.7

51.7

49.3

50.3

What the budget does

The Historic Scotland budget supports work to protect and promote Scotland's historic environment. As the largest operator of paid visitor attractions in the country, Historic Scotland employs over 1,000 staff throughout the whole of Scotland helping to maintain our position as a world-class visitor destination. Working with VisitScotland and VisitBritain, it is a key player in supporting tourism in Scotland.

This budget will help support cultural identity and community regeneration through educational programmes and the Historic Environment Grants programme. This programme contributes funding for the repair of Scotland's most important historic buildings, the regeneration of historic areas and the enhancement of the quality of Scotland's historic city centres.

Budget changes

An additional £3.7 million capital investment in 2008-09 will be used for the provision of new accommodation for the Conservation Unit.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SCOTLAND

Table 19.06 Detailed Spending Plans 2008-11

2007-08 Budget £m

2008-09 Draft Budget £m

2009-10 Plans £m

2010-11 Plans £m

Staff Costs

4.9

4.9

4.9

4.9

Accommodation Costs

1.6

1.6

1.3

1.3

Other Running Costs

0.5

0.5

0.6

0.6

Capital Charges

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

Capital Expenditure

1.6

2.7

2.7

2.7

Less Income

-0.8

-0.7

-0.6

-0.5

Total

9.0

10.3

10.3

10.5

What the budget does

The National Archives of Scotland ( NAS) budget will support its work to select, preserve, and make available the national archives of Scotland in whatever medium, to the highest standards; to promote the growth and maintenance of proper archive provision throughout the country; and to lead the development of archival practice in Scotland.

This budget will allow NAS to provide legal customers with improved access to the public registers and records in order to support Scotland's property market, and to develop the Scotland's People service for family history in order to encourage inbound tourism. It will also allow NAS to improve access to the nation's records and help it to enhance the advice it gives to Scottish public authorities on the creation and management of their records. This, in turn, will promote streamlined and more effective government.

Budget changes

There are no significant changes to this budget.