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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05004: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 24 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-00370 by John Swinney on 23 November 2016 (Official Report, c. 6), by what date it will provide full details of the planned changes to the boards of the skills and enterprise organisations.

Answered by: John Swinney 6 December 2016

Phase 2 of the Enterprise and Skills Review will consider the implementation of Phase 1 recommendations. This includes the recommendation to create a Scotland wide Statutory Board for Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and the Scottish Funding Council. Phase 2 commenced on 1 November 2016 and is expected to report back in six months' time. Ministers will then consider Phase 2 recommendations and announce details of the implementation of the Review to Parliament.