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S5W-07538: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 24 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the suggestion in Professor Crerar’s report, Proposals on Governance and the Creation of a Strategic Board, that the number of members on enterprise agency boards may be reduced over time.

Answered by: Keith Brown 6 March 2017

The key focus of the Enterprise and Skills review is to drive hard alignment between and across the agencies in order to deliver a positive impact on productivity and wellbeing. I recognise the vital contribution that the four agencies make to creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through delivering inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It is against this backdrop that I will be considering 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. I will continue to listen to the views of those with an interest and have committed to make a statement to Parliament in the coming weeks.