Date lodged: 6 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with the British Business Bank in advance of the announcement of a Scottish National Investment Bank, and what discussions it has had since the announcement.
Answered by: Keith Brown 14 November 2017
SG officials meet regularly with the British Business Bank to discuss a range of issues pertinent to Scotland.
Following our announcement to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank in the Programme for Government 17-18, Scottish Government officials have engaged in discussions with the British Business Bank to help inform planning and implementation. Benny Higgins CEO, Tesco Bank is leading on implementation planning and he will also be meeting with the British Business Bank in the near future.