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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15327: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the publication of the Scottish National Investment Bank Implementation Plan, whether the Scottish Growth Scheme will continue to be operated by Scottish Enterprise, or whether it will be operated by the Scottish National Investment Bank.

Answered by: Keith Brown 29 March 2018

The Scottish Growth Scheme is currently delivered by Scottish Government although some elements can be led by Scottish Enterprise e.g. equity investment.

The Scottish National Investment Bank Implementation Plan recommends that to build on the success and skills within current operations the financing activities carried out by the Scottish Government and its agencies come under the Bank’s remit. Ministers will give consideration to the Implementation Plan recommendations over the coming weeks.