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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02708: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when the Strategic Labour Market Group will be established; what its membership will be; what its remit will be, and when it will first meet.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 28 September 2016

This Group will be established as soon as possible. We are speaking to key stakeholders about the potential membership which will be drawn from a range of sectors as indicated in the Labour Market Strategy. The remit will be finalised once the Group is established, but our aim is to ensure that our approach remains dynamic and responsive to changing economic conditions and evidence. It will inform future policies and advise on how best to deliver our vision as new challenges emerge. It will also consider the commitment in the Strategy to look at improving the labour market data that is collected. The date of the first meeting will be announced in due course, once the membership has been agreed.