Date lodged: 3 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, on what dates the most recent meetings were held between the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work or relevant ministers and their counterparts in the UK Government; what was discussed, and what the dates are of the next meetings.
Answered by: Keith Brown 24 October 2017
I met with the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Barclay MP, in Edinburgh on 6th October 2017. We discussed a range of issues including the Green Investment Bank, support for Scotland’s oil and gas sector, City Region deals, and Scotland’s financial services sector.
The Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse MSP met with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP, the Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Claire Perry MP and the Chair of UK Steel Jon Bolton at the UK Steel Council in London on 7 September 2017. They discussed the proposed steel sector deal.
The Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security & Equalities, the Minister for Social Security and the Minister for Employability and Training met the Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland in Edinburgh on Thursday 14th September 2017 at the Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare. The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions joined the meeting by video conference. The minutes of the meeting will be published in due course.