Fiona Hyslop escapes T in the Park recall

Fiona Hyslop gives evidence to the  Education and Culture Committee . Picture: PA

Fiona Hyslop gives evidence to the Education and Culture Committee . Picture: PA

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has escaped a recall before MSPs over the T in the Park controversy.

Holyrood’s education committee is to write to Ms Hyslop after she gave evidence last week on her decision to had a £150,000 grant to festival organisers DF Concerts after its move from Balado to Strathallan.

Opposition MSPs on the committee had demanded that Ms Hyslop be recalled, claiming she had provided “unsatisfactory answers” on issues like ticket sales.

But this was rejected by the SNP majority on the committee today.

Committee Convener, Stewart Maxwell said: “After a discussion at today’s Committee meeting, the Committee unanimously agreed to follow its normal practice and follow up the evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs in writing.

“This letter will be issued today and we will await the Cabinet Secretary’s response.”

The issue became embroiled in controversy after it emerged that former SNP Government Jennifer Dempsie advisor had brokered the meeting which resulted in the grant benig handed over.

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