Section 23 report - Superfast broadband for Scotland: A progress report
At its meeting on 11 March 2015, the Committee took evidence from Audit Scotland on the above report. The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities and the Infrastructure and the Capital Investment Committee on issues raised in discussion. The Committee also agreed to members undertaking a fact finding visit and to delegate arrangements for the visit to the Clerks.
On 18 May 2015, Mary Scanlon MSP and Tavish Scott MSP held a fact finding visit to Craignure to meet with representatives from GigaPlus Argyll, local businesses, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Community Broadband Scotland to discuss the broadband issues faced by remote and rural communitites.
At its meeting on 24 June 2015, the Committee considered and agreed, subject to changes, a letter to the Scottish Government on issues raised in discussion.
At its meeting on 23 September 2015, the Committee considered a written submission from the Deputy First Minister on the above report. The Committee agreed to note the submission and to refer the report and evidence to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.