Scottish Development International

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 19th January 2010.

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Photo of Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill Labour

Question S3W-30568

EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"> To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides to Scottish Development International.

Jim Mather: Scottish Development International (SDI) is a joint venture between the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Its budget for 2009-10 was £24.3 million.

The majority of Scottish Development International’s budget, £21.7 million, comes from Scottish Enterprise’s grant-in-aid budget. SDI was also allocated £1.7 million from Scottish Government to cover the salary costs of its Scottish Government employees. In addition, SDI received £0.7 million from the Scottish Government to support its work in the Scottish regions and £0.2 million from Scottish Government in support of its work in the education sector.