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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13561: Tom Mason (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 19 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to close the reported GDP growth rate gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Answered by: Keith Brown 9 January 2018

The recent Programme for Government and draft Budget set out a range of significant measures to support growth in the economy. These measures, including a 64% increase of £270 million in the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work budget as part of a total investment of £2.4 billion in enterprise and skills, will unlock innovation, drive increased productivity and, just as importantly, tackle inequality.