Green Industrial Jobs

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of David Duguid David Duguid Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

I share the hon. Gentleman’s enthusiasm. As a former card-carrying member of the tartan army myself, I might be enthused about rejoining it, but being a member of the Whips Office, I am not sure I would always get slipped to attend the matches.

We understand from the Scottish Government, who are closest to the company, that there is no commercial way forward that is compatible with state aid. The UK Government are equally bound by the state aid rules, at least for the moment, and therefore there is no legal way for either Government to intervene at this stage.