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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-02126: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Peel Ports to discuss the future of Inchgreen Drydock, and what other issues were discussed.

Answered by: Keith Brown 23 May 2018

Peel Ports is a commercial company and the Scottish Government has no direct locus in business decisions made by the company on how to best utilise its resources.

However, the Peel Ports CEO of Peel Ports, Mark Whitworth, has written to me this week outlining the importance of the dry dock at Inchgreen and their plans to attract contracts and work that will utilise this facility. This includes the potential to generate investment and new jobs in Inverclyde should they be successful in attracting new contracts. Mr Whitworth has offered to meet to discuss this issue as well as other investment Peel Ports plan for its Scottish operations.