Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee


About The Committee

The Committee's meetings are generally held on Wednesday mornings and are usually open to the public. Space is limited and places can be booked in advance through Visitor Services. Details about individual meetings can be found on the Meetings page.

Current Business

Draft Budget 2015-16

The Committee's provisional timetable for scrutiny of the Scottish Government's draft budget 2015-16 is set out below:

Tuesday 3 June 2014:

  • Issued call for written evidence on 'increase exports' national indicator.
  • Sent letters to Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, VisitScotland and Skills Development Scotland seeking updates on specific actions taken by each since Committee reported on the 2014-15 budget.

Wednesday 16 July 2014:

September 2014:

Thursday 9 October 2014: 

Wednesday 22 October 2014: 

  • Deadline for submissions from individuals and organisations on the Draft Budget 2015-16
  • Deadline for Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, VisitScotland and Skills Development Scotland updates arising from the Committee's 2014-15 budget report.

October/November 2014: Oral evidence sessions

12 December 2014: Report to the Finance Committee

Social Enterprises

A roundtable evidence session with social entrepreneurs took place on Wednesday 6 August 2014 and the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government asking for an update on policies in support of social enterprises.

The Committee sent the following letter to the Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism on 12 August 2014:

The Committee received the following reply to its letter of 12 August 2014 from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth:

Committee Meetings

24th Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Meeting 2014

Date: 24th Meeting, Wednesday 29 October 2014

Location: The James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)

Scrutiny of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2015-16 

Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

9th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Legislative Consent Memorandum: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

10th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation