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Supporting Scotland's Economy: terms of reference

21 December 2010

The Scottish Affairs Committee conducts an inquiry on Supporting Scotland’s Economy, examining the current economic situation and the role of the UK Government, Scottish Government, other agencies and the banks in supporting Scotland’s economy.

Terms of reference

The Committee is looking at:

  • The current economic situation in Scotland, including: current levels of employment in both the public and private sectors, and predictions for future employment patterns
  • the role of the UK Government in supporting small business, creating jobs and promoting growth in the private sector in Scotland
  • the current levels of inward investment and exports
  • the role and effectiveness of Government agencies in promoting Scotland as a location for overseas investors
  • the role and effectiveness of Government agencies in supporting businesses in Scotland to increase their exports
  • co-operation between the UK Government and the Scottish Government in supporting the economy in Scotland
  • co-ordination between the Scotland Office and UK Government departments in supporting the economy in Scotland
  • the role of  UK banks in providing finance and support for businesses in Scotland.

Send a written submission

The Committee welcomes written evidence from interested parties on any, or all, aspects of the inquiry by Monday 31 January 2011.

The Committee will be arranging public oral evidence sessions, and details of these will be announced in due course.

Submissions should be in Word or rich text format and sent by e-mail to Do not send in PDF format.

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