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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00611: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 8 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review the Scottish transport appraisal guidance (STAG) process in light of the claim in issue 68 of the Far North Express of it being biased against small rural schemes.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 June 2016

Scottish transport appraisal guidance is routinely reviewed and developed in line with best practice and emerging relevant research evidence. There is no evidence that the guidance is biased against small rural schemes and it is important that all proposals have a demonstrable business case before Scottish Government investment is made.