Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal

Part of Finance Committee – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 18th February 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Kerr Stephen Kerr Conservative, Stirling 10:00 pm, 18th February 2019

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his intervention, but the debate, of course, is about the Stirling and Clackmannanshire city region deal.

Many of the good, well-paid jobs in Stirling are located outside the local area, while many of the jobs created within Stirling are filled by commuters. Access to the local job market is too limited for many people in some of Stirling’s most deprived areas, particularly in rural Stirling, due to skills shortages, the lack of high-value pathway jobs and entry-level positions, and basic transport infrastructure shortcomings.