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Question ref. S4W-21733
Asked by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 12 June 2014

Question

To ask the Scottish Government when it will set out further details on how independence would enable it to reindustrialise the Scottish economy.

Current status: Answered by John Swinney on 19 June 2014


Answer

The Scottish Government published Reindustrialising Scotland for the 21st Century: A Sustainable Industrial Strategy for a Modern, Independent Nation on 13 June 2014. The report builds on the key theme of reindustrialising Scotland set out in Scotland’s Future and Building Security and Creating Opportunity: Economic Policy Choices in an Independent Scotland. The paper considers in more detail the potential policy opportunities that would only be available with independence to rebalance and diversify the Scottish economy, in particular through strengthening manufacturing, promoting innovation, and increasing trade and investment.