Date lodged: 29 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with the UK Government regarding the Borderlands Growth Deal.
Answered by: Keith Brown 7 December 2017
I regularly meet UK ministers and most recently discussed the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal with the Secretary of State for Scotland this morning, amongst a range of other issues. We agreed to continue discussions with local authorities to shape a Borderlands Deal that would support their aspirations and drive inclusive growth across the area. We now need to explore in detail priorities for potential projects that will deliver the most effective impact.