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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11359: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what consultation it has had with South Scotland MSPs regarding proposals to establish a South of Scotland Economic Partnership.

Answered by: Keith Brown 3 October 2017

On 13 September, I confirmed that we would establish an interim South of Scotland Economic Partnership by the end of the year so that the area benefits from a new approach. We are working with stakeholders, including Dumfries and Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council, to develop the detail of the arrangements. Throughout Phase 2 of the Enterprise and Skills Review we consulted widely with MSPs on matters related to the Review and will continue to do so.