Scottish Economy

Scotland written question – answered on 17th June 2009.

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Photo of John Barrett John Barrett Shadow Work and Pensions Minister

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his most recent assessment is of the state of the Scottish economy.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy The Secretary of State for Scotland

The Scottish economy has not been immune from the global economic difficulties, and is now officially in recession. The UK Government have delivered a £500 million fiscal boost from Budget 2009 measures, a £2 billion boost as part of the 2008 pre-Budget report, all in addition to the substantial interventions to support the Scottish banks. These Government actions have helped to keep Scottish unemployment levels among the lowest in Europe.

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