Date lodged: 30 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering a standalone board for the new south of Scotland enterprise agency, similar to that of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 14 June 2017
The second phase of the Enterprise and Skills Review has been exploring options for the new South of Scotland vehicle which will be set out in the final report to be published in late June. The detail of the governance arrangements will be further developed as part of the implementation phase and I reiterate our position that we are committed to delivering dedicated support which is locally based, managed and directed.