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Scottish Islands: Devolution

Scotland Office written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Lesley Laird Lesley Laird Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress the UK Government has made on an islands' deal; and when the Government plans to publish details on that deal.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland

My officials continue to engage with the Islands Councils in order to understand their aspirations for a Deal.

We have either agreed a Deal or have agreed to negotiate a Deal, for each of Scotland’s seven cities, along with Ayrshire and our Borderlands. This amounts to a commitment so far of over £1 billion to support economic growth across Scotland. In consultation with HM Treasury, I hope to agree commitments to further Deals in due course.

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