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S5W-20896: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 10 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-20290 by Fergus Ewing on 14 December 2018, whether (a) the cabinet secretary was or (b) its officials were given a copy or sight of the statement by the Chief Executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) prior to it being issued and, if so, whether it was subject to (i) ministerial or (ii) official clearance.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 22 January 2019

Scottish Government officials and myself did not have sight of the Chief Executive of Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) specific comment on the 29 November 2018 prior to release.