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Question ref. S6W-06664
Asked by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 24 February 2022


To ask the Scottish Government whether all Scottish Ministers are of the same view regarding the allocation of government resources for the establishment of freeports in Scotland.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 March 2022


The Scottish Government is very committed to the delivery of two Greenports in Scotland, which will create new, well-paid jobs, deliver a just transition to net zero and support economic transformation based on fairness.

As an Annex to the Bute House Agreement, freeports is listed as an excluded matter to the Agreement and is therefore a policy which is not subject to co-operation between both our parties.

We plan to proceed with plans to deliver two Greenports in Scotland with the UK Government, working on a partnership basis. All details will be set out in a finalised joint applicant prospectus to be published later this month.