Scottish National Investment Bank

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

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Photo of Fiona Hyslop Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party

I am not going to give a number, because Willie Rennie will then come back at a future date and ask why I have not met that target. It is a challenge. However, his point about good-quality jobs is important, because we have to play to Scotland’s strengths. We have to focus on the key sectors that we have, and good-quality jobs will help with place-based renewal. The issue is how we spread those jobs and opportunities across the country, because it is attractive for them to be based not just in the central belt but in places such as Fife and other areas. It has to be about sustainable jobs, but those must be in the right areas, which is why alignment and the missions are really important.