Date lodged: 5 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-11233 by Keith Brown on 28 September 2017, how many of its staff have been seconded to the secretariat, and what financial support it has provided.
Answered by: Keith Brown 24 October 2017
Scottish Government officials are supporting Benny Higgins in taking this work forward. The core Secretariat is currently resourced by four dedicated members of staff from the Scottish Government Economic Policy Unit, augmented by a variety of additional skills and expertise from across other portfolios as required.
The Scottish Government has not set a fixed budget for this work but will ensure that the appropriate financial support is provided whilst ensuring maximum value for public money.