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S5W-11380: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 19 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what resources it will contribute towards the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Deal, and when it expects the negotiations regarding the deal to conclude. 

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 29 September 2017

Tripartite discussions on the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal between the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the regional partners began earlier this year.

We are currently working closely with the partners to understand their ambitions and proposals and how they could make a clear and measurable significant long-term contribution to delivering greater prosperity and fairness for the region and for Scotland as a whole.

We are giving all proposals our full consideration and, depending on the progress made through tripartite discussions, we hope to be able to reach a Heads of Terms agreement within the next six months.

The scale of the Deal, and the projects included within it, will be subject to negotiation between both the Scottish and UK Governments and the city region partners.