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Supporting Innovation

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Rhoda Grant Rhoda Grant Labour

— in an economy for the many and not the few.

I move amendment S5M-19287.2, to leave out from “notes” to end and insert:

“recognises that, without devising and implementing a comprehensive industrial strategy, the Scottish Government cannot truly tackle the country’s stagnated economic growth, poor earnings growth and low productivity levels; considers that failure to create a framework for industries has led to Scotland’s gross expenditure on R&D as a percentage of GDP being lower than that for the UK, EU and OECD countries, and urges the Scottish Government to implement an industrial strategy that supports expenditure in R&D activity among businesses that helps build an innovative and prosperous economic future for the people of Scotland.”