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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00474: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to grow the economy.

Answered by: Keith Brown 14 December 2016

We are taking a number of actions to support and strengthen Scotland’s economy, in keeping with the priorities identified in our Economic Strategy.

We’ve taken action to support the economy’s resilience following the EU referendum result, including through our Capital Acceleration Programme. The Scottish Growth Scheme will help to support investment in Scotland. We’re taking forward a number of actions to improve our innovation performance, and our expansion of childcare will help parents to participate in the economy, supporting inclusive growth. We are promoting Scotland on the international stage through our Innovation and Investment Hubs in Dublin, London, Brussels and Berlin.

Our Enterprise and Skills Review will bring even greater integration and focus to the delivery of our enterprise and skills support, to help ensure we maximise the contribution our agencies make to improving Scotland’s economic performance.