Date lodged: 17 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-00632 by Keith Brown on 28 February 2017 (Official Report, c. 5) and the vote in the Parliament on motion S5M-03438, what plans it has to review its decision to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Answered by: Keith Brown 31 March 2017
In my statement that I made to parliament yesterday I confirmed that that the board of HIE and the other agencies will remain.
As I have previously promised, HIE will continue to be locally-based, managed and directed, and the new arrangements will protect and enhance their unique service.