Date lodged: 26 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will make a statement on the (a) composition and (b) remit of its recently-established ferry industry advisory board.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 7 May 2019
The decision to change the name of the group from the ‘Expert Ferry Group’ to the ‘Ferry Industry Advisory Group’ was taken in order to better reflect the remit and role of the group.
There is no change to the remit or function of the Group, as such, and after consideration it has been decided, for the time being, to continue with the current membership. However, it is Ministers intention to proactively engage the Group in providing advice on a number of key ferries issues of importance to Scottish Ministers and stakeholders.
The Transport Scotland website will be updated in due course and the membership, terms of reference and minutes of meetings will be published.