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24-Dec-10, 02:20
The Caithness Business Index (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk) has posted the following article:

Supporting Scotland's Economy

Scottish Affairs Committee Announces New Inquiry The Scottish Affairs Committee has agreed to conduct an inquiry on: Supporting Scotland's Economy This inquiry will examine the current economic situation in Scotland and the role of the UK Government, Scottish Government, other agencies and the banks in supporting Scotland's economy. Terms of reference The Committee will be 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. ... [Read Full Article (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk/article.php?id=2044)]