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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09425: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 24 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its proposal to bring the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) under the governance of a strategic board focused on economic outcomes, how the SFC’s role, functions and activities that do not relate to enterprise and skills will be governed and maintained.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 1 June 2017

The SFC, in common with the other agencies, will retain its own board which will continue to perform its duties in line with its Ministerial letter of guidance and legislative requirements. The role of the Strategic board will be to establish increased collaboration between the agencies in order to deliver inclusive economic growth.