Tavish questions First Minister on decommissioning commitment


During today’s First Minister’s Questions, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott questioned Nicola Sturgeon on her commitment to ensuring oil and gas decommissioning work remains in Scotland. 

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Commenting after their exchange, Tavish Scott said:

“The oil and gas industry is changing but decommissioning work could keep many people whose jobs are at risk in employment. However we must make sure that this work is kept in Scotland rather than Norway or further afield and I believe we have the ability here in Shetland to handle much of the demand.

“I was pleased to hear that the First Minister will make the case to the UK Energy Secretary for tax relief to support local businesses who bid for decommissioning work and I will continue to press the Scottish Government to protect jobs during this challenging time.”

Ends.

Notes:
The official report of Tavish’s question and the First Minister’s response can be found here. A video can be found by clicking on the photo of Tavish speaking above. 

 


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