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S5W-05664: Jenny Gilruth (Mid Fife and Glenrothes)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 15 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-04857 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 5 December 2016, whether it will provide an update on what progress there has been on the appointment of a Commissioner for Fair Access.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 16 December 2016

I am pleased to report that Professor Peter Scott, a former university principal, distinguished academic and experienced journalist, will take up the role in January 2017.

Professor Scott brings an exceptional range of skills and expertise as well as a strong personal commitment to widening access.