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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10224: Andy Wightman (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 7 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the review being conducted of the memorandum of understanding between the Lord Chamberlain and the Scottish Ministers in relation to the management of the Palace of Holyroodhouse; when the review was initiated; what the terms of reference are; who is conducting the review, and when it will be completed.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 4 August 2017

Following the establishment of Historic Environment Scotland on 1 October 2015, they are reviewing the arrangements with the Lord Chamberlain in relation to the management of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The terms of reference are to update the MOU and Historic Environment Scotland will take the lead in discussions with other parties to the MOU, reflecting their status as a new organisation. There is no current completion date.