30 December 2018

Commenting on revelations today that Scottish Enterprise and SNP ministers knew weeks in advance that Kaiam could close, Scottish Labour MSP Neil Findlay said:

“These revelations are truly astonishing and raise very serious questions about the honesty and integrity of the SNP Government.

"After being informed on 22 November that Kaiam was in serious difficulty, the Scottish Government appears to have done nothing, leaving 300 families with no wages or job at Christmas.

"If, as appears, ministers knew that Kaiam was going to close but said nothing until it was too late, it would be one of the most cynical acts of political deception I have ever seen to allow SNP MPs and MSPs to then pose as champions of the community and help with fundraising.

"It makes me sick to the pit of my stomach to think the workers, their families and the Livingston community have been treated this way.

" And it adds weight to Labour's demand for an inquiry to examine the support this company received, and to find out who knew what and when about its financial difficulties."



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