To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Government's industrial strategy benefits Scotland and other parts of the UK equally.
27 April 2017
We want to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy. Our aim is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country.
The Scotland Office has worked closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as the Industrial Strategy develops.
The Industrial Strategy represents an opportunity for the UK and Scottish Governments to use their powers collaboratively to deliver for Scottish businesses and communities.
Both I and my Ministerial colleagues have met with a wide range of businesses, innovators, investors and workers in Scotland to hear their views as part of a consultation process that reached right across the UK.
Along with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, I met the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work on 11 April to discuss opportunities for joint work between the UK and Scottish Governments as we develop the Industrial Strategy further.