Date lodged: 12 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Scottish Enterprise and (b) Highlands and Islands Enterprise regarding the timing of the publication of its annual report.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 26 September 2017
The Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (as amended) sets out the process and duty placed on Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to report annually and Scottish Ministers to lay before Parliament a copy of such reports.
The Scottish Government has been in regular contact with both Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise regarding the laying and subsequent publication of their respective annual reports and accounts and the current expectation is that these reports will be laid before the Scottish Parliament and published in October 2017 following due process.