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S5W-21173: James Kelly (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 23 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what the annual budget is for its office in (a) Toronto and (b) Ottawa.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 6 February 2019

Scotland Development International (SDI) have had an office in Toronto, Canada’s financial capital, for some time and the Scottish Government has one post located in that office. SDI also has one person co-located in an office in Calgary serving Scotland's oil and gas interests. The Scottish Government has a single team working in Canada and has opened its first Scottish Government office based in Ottawa, where two new posts are located. The annual budget for administration and programme costs for the Scottish Government for Canada is £575k.