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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01225: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 5 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been identified as being at risk of redundancy in the oil and gas industry in Scotland and its supply chain.

Answered by: Keith Brown 19 July 2016

The Scottish Government continues to monitor the impact that low oil prices is having on the oil and gas industry and its wider supply chain. This includes an update on labour market information. This was discussed at the Energy Jobs Taskforce meeting on the 23 March 2016. The State of the Economy report from the chief economist, published on 3 June 2016, provides an update on the oil and gas sector, including notifications of jobs at risk. A link to the report, detailing this information, can be found at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Economy/state-economy/latestSofE.