Date lodged: 26 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how the spend by the Fife Taskforce that was established following the closure of Tullis Russell in 2015 was communicated to local elected Members.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 11 December 2018
The Fife Task Force met eight times between 30 April 2015 and 25 October 2016. Elected Members involved in the Fife Task Force through its eighteen month term included the constituency MSP, constituency MP, and further MSP representation from Scottish Labour and Scottish Conservatives. Scottish Liberal Democrats were represented by a local councillor. These members were invited to attend Task Force meetings to discuss the progress of projects supported by the Fife Task Force Action Plan, and received updates on supported projects ahead of each meeting in papers.
Following closure of the Task Force, oversight of the Fife Task Force Economic Recovery Plan and related projects passed to the Fife Economy Partnership, a business sector led partnership tasked with considering policy and practice concerning economic infrastructure across Fife. A senior officer group continues to monitor the ongoing delivery of key Task Force projects against a framework based on key activity and output measures, as set out in project business cases.