Economic Regeneration and Green Energy (Hunterston, North Ayrshire)

– in the Scottish Parliament on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Jamie Greene Jamie Greene Conservative

I, too, offer my condolences to those affected by the tragedy at Cameron House, especially at this time of year.

I recently wrote letters to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work regarding two important issues to do with the Hunterston site in North Ayrshire. One letter was a constructive proposal for the economic regeneration of the site and the promotion of green energy; the other letter was on the testing of offshore wind turbines.

More than a month later, I am yet to receive a response from either. In the spirit of the festive season, will the First Minister ask her ministers to double check their inboxes before clocking off this afternoon?

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

I hope that they are not clocking off this afternoon—that is the first thing that I will say. I hope that that is not too much of a disappointment to any of them.

Of course I will check the position with the ministers concerned. I am not aware of the detailed content of the letters, so I am not able to comment in any more detail, but I will ensure that replies are winging their way to the member and will be on his desk, I hope, in the early part of the new year.