Prestwick airport under scrutiny from MSPs

12.11.2014

The Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, will today appear in front of MSPs on the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee to answer questions on the Scottish Government’s vision for the future of Prestwick Airport.

The Committee will hear from the Deputy First Minister, who is also Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, on the recently published plans for investment and business development at the airport following the Scottish Government’s buy-out in November 2013.

The Committee will also take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary on the Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2015-16.

Convener of the Committee, Maureen Watt MSP said:

“As a Committee, it is vital that we scrutinise the strategy and vision that the Scottish Government has for the future of the airport.

“Whilst we understand there are no quick fixes, we are keen to hear the Scottish Government’s plans for revitalising the airport and securing its future.”

Background

The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee’s meeting will begin at 10am with evidence the draft budget while the session on Prestwick Airport is expected to begin at approximately 11.30am.

It will be broadcast live on Parliament TV.

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