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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-01996: James Kelly (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact that its closure could have on the food sector, what discussions the rural economy secretary has had regarding the future of the 2 Sisters plant in Cambuslang.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 18 April 2018

The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing has been in discussion with officials about potential support options for the company. As this matter has been led by our Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Mr Ewing has been kept closely informed of his discussions with the company and stakeholders; the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work’s meeting with the Unite Union; and the Scottish Government, its agencies and the local council’s work with the company.

Unfortunately, despite our very best efforts, the 2 Sisters Food Group decided that closure could not be avoided.