Date lodged: 26 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it would expect the Fife Economy Partnership to meet regularly with MSPs in a spirit of partnership and to promote economic growth in Fife.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 11 December 2018
Yes. Scottish Government Ministers and the Fife Economy Partnership (FEP) have met annually since 2011 to discuss a wide range of issues relevant to the Fife economy. As part of that process, I met with the FEP last month on Wednesday 14 November.
The FEP engages with local MSPs, helping to ensure that the views of business, communities and elected representatives are heard. Most recently, the FEP and Fife Chamber of Commerce jointly held a Discussion Forum 29 August 2018 to which all Fife Constituency and Regional MSPs and MPs were invited. These Discussion Forums are intend to continue on an annual basis. Should any MSPs wish to attend a particular FEP meeting this would be matter for the Member and the FEP to discuss.