I am continuing to work with the Secretary of State for Scotland and local councils on the Ayrshire Growth Deal, and I am delighted to share with you that the UK Government has this week promised £100m to support the twenty-one projects confirmed at our Ayrshire Growth Deal Reception last month. This will be matched by £100m from the Scottish Government and £40m from the three councils. It is a significant sum, a testament to the passion of all those involved and, whilst a little below the total I had been hoping for, it is a tremendous boost and will allow us to move forward on the deal with confidence. I will continue to do all I can to support this.
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