Date lodged: 24 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-20806 by Roseanna Cunningham on 16 January 2019, whether it is a full member and participant of the multi-stakeholder group, and what its position is on whether there is any conflict of interest with it sitting on an advisory group providing advice to itself.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 1 February 2019
The Scottish Government is a member and participant of the multi-stakeholder group. As the member was advised in the answer to
S5W-20806, the group provides a forum to explore topics included within the Water Industry Commission for Scotland’s decision papers ( https://www.watercommission.co.uk/view_Decision_Papers.aspx ). As Scottish Ministers are responsible for determining the principles that should underpin customer charges, it is essential to engage with the water industry.