To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions his Department has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Deal.
29 June 2017
My Rt hon Friend the Chancellor announced in November 2016 that the UK Government will support a City Region Deal covering Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
Since then, we have been working with local partners and the Scottish Government to agree the elements of such a deal, most recently to discuss Innovation proposals (9 May), Tourism proposals (17 May), Housing proposals (30 May) and Transport proposals (31 May).
I am confident that these negotiations will lead to a transformative City Region Deal that will give a boost to key sectors of the economy while delivering the necessary support infrastructure.