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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-10213: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 7 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether local or rural growth deals will be introduced across the whole of Scotland; what the timescale and process will be for agreeing deals, and whether they would be modelled on the existing city region deal agreements.

Answered by: Keith Brown 19 July 2017

The Scottish Government is committed to working with all our cities and regions; urban and rural to unlock investment. This could be individually or collectively and could be through a Deal, one of the SG’s devolved initiatives to stimulate growth and deliver infrastructure investment, or a combination of measures.

The Scottish Government is working with a number of regional partners who have developed economic growth proposals to realise opportunities across Scotland, capitalising upon local knowledge and resources to deliver more equal growth across the country.