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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-01048: Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 24 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken and funding it has provided to promote the food and drink sector.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 31 May 2017

The delivery of the industry-led food and drink strategy (“Ambition 2030”) will be supported by a new three year £10million investment, with £7.5million from the public sector and, for the first time, an industry contribution of £2.5million. This builds on the significant investment of over £150 million that we have made in the food and drink sector since 2007, including £71million towards 233 projects through the Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation Grant scheme.