Date lodged: 13 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will list all (a) formal and (b) informal meetings that (i) ministers and (ii) officials have had regarding the (A) Borderlands and (B) Ayrshire Growth Deal; when these took place; who attended; where the location was; at which meetings a minute or note of the proceedings was taken, and whether it will publish these minutes or notes.
Answered by: Keith Brown 28 November 2017
The Scottish Government is fully committed to finding ways to support regional economies to thrive in Scotland. Ministers and Scottish Government officials have engaged regularly with a range of stakeholders as the proposals for both the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal and Ayrshire Growth Deal have developed. We are committed to working with regional partners over the coming months as they shape and refine proposals for Inclusive Growth Deals for Ayrshire and for the Borderlands.