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S5W-08057: Richard Leonard (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06985 by Paul Wheelhouse on 13 March 2017, what guarantees were (a) sought from and (b) provided by Greggs plc regarding the retention of jobs at the Clydesmill bakery in Cambuslang, in the event that the Loanhead bakery closed.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 23 March 2017

As Greggs have not received public sector financial support to develop the proposed centre of excellence, we were not in a position to seek formal guarantees on future employment levels at the Cambuslang site. Information was provided through SE and SDI on the types of public sector support that could be made available to assist the development of the planned Centre of Excellence at Cambuslang. Whilst Greggs welcomed the information offered, they did not ultimately take any support forward.