Culture

Scottish Executive – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 24th June 1999.

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Photo of Des McNulty Des McNulty Labour 2:30 pm, 24th June 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to fulfil its commitment to develop a national cultural strategy. (S1O-113)

Photo of Rhona Brankin Rhona Brankin Labour

We expect to issue a consultation document shortly. We have appointed a small group of people with expertise in that area to focus on the development of that strategy.

Photo of Des McNulty Des McNulty Labour

Will the minister assure me that there will be a full process of consultation, and that the outcome of that process will be brought back to the relevant committee of the Parliament for discussion?

Photo of Rhona Brankin Rhona Brankin Labour

Yes, the process is intended to be as inclusive as possible. We are arranging a series of meetings over the summer in order to consult people across Scotland. We also expect that individuals and organisations will put in written submissions, if they so wish, and that the Parliament will have an important role in the consultation process.