Date lodged: 7 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to support the food and drink industry.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 14 November 2018
We continue to work with farmers, food producers and industry bodies to drive forward the Ambition 2030 food and drink strategy. Our new Programme for Government sets out a range of new measures to support the sector, building on the range of work that is already ongoing.
Indeed, direct investment and support to the food and drink sector in Scotland from the public sector across a range of areas including skills, education, research, industry development, standards and capital investment equates to approximately £100 million per annum.