Scottish National Investment Bank

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 2nd December 2020.

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Photo of Andy Wightman Andy Wightman Green

In the light of the place-based mission and the fact that an amendment to provide a shareholding for local government was rejected during the passage of the bill, and given that the German development bank is 20 per cent owned by German states and that, in Sweden, Kommuninvest

—a local government investment agency—will lend more than £15 billion in 2020, what plans does the Scottish Government have to enhance the role of local government in long-term investment in the Scottish economy?