Do please pay particular attention to paragraphs 9, 10 and 12 which state respectively:
- "no financial or implementation appraisal of the options was undertaken for deliberation by the Steering Group or the Administration"
- "there was therefore no formal rationalisation plan agreed with the last Administration"
- "no financial appraisal of the individual projects was shared with the previous Administration"
Frankly, this report unequivocally demonstrates that no school rationalisation plan was agreed with the previous Council Administration ... as I've said all along.
This confirms that the proposals which came forward in August of this year, and were then subsequently abandoned in September, were the 'political proposals' of the current Lib-Dem/SNP Administration and of no one else.
All those who have suggested otherwise should now retract their entirely false assertions.
... actually, an apology wouldn't go amiss either.