Hull MP questions future location of the UK Green Investment Bank if Scotland leaves the UK

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:00

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today asked Ministers where the UK Green Investment Bank would be located, should Scotland vote to separate from the UK in the Independence Referendum.

Speaking in Business, Innovation and Skills Questions in the House of Commons today, Diana Johnson MP said: "In asking my question, I want to make it clear that I want the Scots to remain our countrymen and women - not our competitors.

"The Government set up the Green Investment Bank in 2012 to boost investment in green technology and enterprise across the United Kingdom.

"And with the Hull and Humber area emerging as a major UK centre for green energy and renewables, we would have extended a very warm welcome to having the UK Green Investment Bank in Hull. However, its main HQ is in Edinburgh, as we all know.

"Will the Secretary of State confirm that the UK Green Investment Bank can only be located within the UK?"