True or false claims made by SNP MP to member of voting public!

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Scottish Government,

A SNP MP made the following claim in response to a constituancy elector.

"I must also stress that an independent Scotland can completely afford to pay state pensions. Latest figures (GERS: 2020-21) show that even during the pandemic, without borrowing a single penny, Scottish tax revenue covered all devolved day to day spending (e.g., on the NHS and schools) as well as all spending in Scotland on the state pension and Universal Credit"

Is the above statement 100% true?

Yours faithfully,

Marsha Wells

Dear Scottish Government,

I'm told the following individual made said claim:

The representative for East Dunbartonshire and SNP Spokesperson for Pensions, Ms Callaghan

Yours faithfully,

Marsha Wells

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202200282700

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