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S5W-06984: Richard Leonard (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much (a) Regional Selective Assistance and (b) other support has been provided to Greggs plc to safeguard or create jobs at its (i) Cambuslang plant and (ii) plants across the rest of the country in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 16 March 2017

No Regional Selective Assistance or other financial support has been provided by the Scottish Government or Scottish Enterprise (SE), to Greggs plc for its Scottish sites in the last five years. However, SE officials have offered support through the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service and SE's Account Management service.

An offer of Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) support to Greggs PLC headquarters has been made to assist any affected employees at the Clydesmill site. At the time of writing, the formal consultation period has not yet commenced and the PACE offer has not been taken forward. The company is still in discussion with its employees and the impact on the workforce of any potential compulsory redundancies has therefore not yet been confirmed.