Ian Yuill

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NEWS RELEASE : Liberal Democrats call for publication of City Council budget information

by Ian Yuill on 30 January, 2019

Photo of Marischal CollegeAberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors have called on the City Council to publish as much of the information in the council’s budget information pack as possible.

The Liberal Democrats’ move, in an e-mail to council Chief Executive Angela Scott, came following media speculation about what might be contained in the confidential budget information pack recently circulated to councillors.

Ian Yuill, Leader of Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors, said “The Liberal Democrats that – in the interests of transparency and open government – the council should without delay publish as much of the information in the budget pack as possible. In our view the council should be fully open with Aberdeen’s citizens and with council staff.”

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2 Responses

  1. Jim Maitland says:

    Hi Ian,
    I totally agree with your sentiments on this.
    After all these figures belong to the citizens of Aberdeen and they have a right to know what is going on.
    Especially with the treatment Aberdeen gets with funding from the Scottish Government.
    Is there any way the public could petition to force their hand on this?

    Kind regards,

    • Ian Yuill says:

      I am not sure a Freedom of Information request would work in this case.

      As the council issued a loan bond a couple of years ago, before the council publishes any significant financial information it must first releases that information the London Stock Exchange.

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