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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13852: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 15 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding what projects are likely to feature in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Deal.

Answered by: Keith Brown 23 January 2018

The Scottish Government remains fully committed to a City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire and we have been leading tripartite discussions with the city region partners and the UK Government throughout the process. It is crucial for us that this Deal delivers the best possible outcomes for Stirling and Clackmannanshire and delivers transformative growth to the regional economy and inclusion. Any plan must fit within the overall framework of Scotland’s Economic Strategy – making a clear and measurable significant long-term contribution to both prosperity and fairness.

The scale of the Deal, and the projects included within it, will be subject to negotiation between both the Scottish and UK Governments and the city region partners. Given the nature of these discussions it is not possible, at this stage, for me to confirm when a decision will be reached or to discuss details of which projects may be included as part of the overall deal going forward.

We are giving all proposals our full consideration and, depending on the progress made through tripartite discussions, we are working to reach a Heads of Terms agreement as soon as possible.