South of Scotland Enterprise Bill

About the Bill

The South of Scotland Enterprise Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing MSP on 24 October 2018.
A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish South of Scotland Enterprise and to provide for its functions.

Current status of the bill

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee have launched a call for views and agreed its approach to the Bill at Stage 1.

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee are the lead Committee on the bill.

As with all bills, the Finance and Constitution Committee invites written evidence on the estimated financial implications of the Bill as set out in its accompanying Financial Memorandum (FM).

The South of Scotland Enterprise Bill FM (381KB pdf)

FM Questionaire (26KB word)

Submissions DP Form (38KB word)

The call for views will close on 7 January 2019.

Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how we process your personal data. Privacy notice
Please use the questionnaire and template provided to format your submission. This includes the Data Protection Form.
We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. Due to the time required to process and analyse evidence, late submissions will only be accepted with the agreement of the Committee.
Written responses should be sent electronically, in the template format to finance.constitution@parliament.scot
Ideally they should be no more than four sides of A4.
If you cannot submit electronically you may send in a hard copy written submission. If you are sending in a hard copy submission please print off and include a copy of the Data Protection Form. Please send them to:
The Finance and Constitution Committee, Room T3.60, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP.

The deadline for submissions was 7 January 2019 and two responses were obtained:

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