Paul Wheelhouse

Scottish National Party MSP for South Scotland

@PaulWheelhouse

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  • Scottish Parliament: Broadband (Reaching 100 per cent Programme) 11 Jun 2019

    As I outlined in my update to Parliament on Friday, the procurement is on-going and delivery timescales will be confirmed once we have a supplier, or suppliers, in place later this year. The £600 million that we have committed to the R100 programme is a vital investment in Scotland’s national infrastructure. Despite the fact that broadband services are wholly the legal and regulatory...
  • Scottish Parliament: Broadband (Reaching 100 per cent Programme) 11 Jun 2019

    As I said in my original answer, as Mr Smyth would know if he had been listening, we will confirm that once we have a supplier, or suppliers, in place. That is part of the negotiations with the bidders. We are setting them our objective of achieving the goals by 2021, and we are inviting them to submit their bids on the basis of how much they will deliver by 2021. That is how bidding works....
  • Scottish Parliament: Broadband (Reaching 100 per cent Programme) 11 Jun 2019

    Given the scale and complexity of the procurement, legally, financially and technically, w e have always acknowledged that 2021 would be a challenging target to meet, but we will not sacrifice our aim of achieving the best result for Scotland. I am confident that the process is working well. We have maintained competition throughout the process, which is vital in ensuring that we get a good...

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Scottish National Party MSP for South Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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