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Sarah Boyack (Labour) | Question S3W-40524
To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 require safeguarding locally based employment for construction and maintenance work as part of the tendering process.
Roseanna Cunningham (Scottish National Party)
Due to the nature of the commercial process undergone, Forestry Commission Scotland could not specify requirements in this way however, each developer has stressed as part of their submission the importance they attach to local development and sustainability.