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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07535: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 24 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the recommendations in Professor Crerar’s report, Proposals on Governance and the Creation of a Strategic Board, whether it considers a ministerial chair or independent chair is more appropriate for the proposed Strategic Board.

Answered by: Keith Brown 6 March 2017

I am currently reflecting on the detail of the proposals outlined by Professor Crerar, the views of the Ministerial Review Group and those expressed by wider interests in taking forward the development of the Strategic Board and our aim to drive a step change in Scotland's economic performance. I remain committed to the services and support that all our agencies provide and happy to listen to members across the chamber in order to discuss the way forward ahead of a statement to Parliament in the coming weeks.