Scottish Affairs Committee

City Region Deals inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Scope of the session

The Scottish Affairs Committee holds a one-off session on City Region Deals.

This session seeks to investigate:

  • How does the city region deal process work in practice, from the proposal phase through to agreement and implementation?
  • What role does the devolution settlement play in relation to how city region deals are agreed, funded and managed?
  • How effectively do the different stakeholders (councillors, local authorities, and the Scottish and UK Governments) co-operate on city region deals? How might co-operation between these parties throughout the process be improved?
  • What is the overall governance structure for city region deals and what accountability mechanisms are in place?

Latest evidence

  • 10 Jul 2018 - City Region Deals - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF392 KB) HC 1253 | Published 11 Jul 2018

    Evidence given by Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Council and City Convener for Inclusive Economic Growth, Glasgow City Council, Councillor Gail Macgregor, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and David Martin, Chief Executive, Dundee City Council; Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Dr Morag Watt, Cities Team Leader, and Oonagh Gil, Deputy Director for Enterprise and Cities, Scottish Government (at 1.00pm); David Mundell, MP, Secretary of State for Scotland and Gillian McGregor, CBE, Director, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland (at 2.00pm).

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