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

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill

The Committee took evidence in May, June and September and reported to the Parliament on 8 October 2013.

Stage 3 took place on Thursday 16 January 2014.  The Bill was passed by the Parliament by 93 votes to 2, with 1 abstention.

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: 

Friday 24 October 2014: 

  • Submissions received and published from individuals and organisations on the Draft Budget 2015-16
  • Submissions received and published from Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, VisitScotland and Skills Development Scotland.

October/November 2014: Oral evidence sessions

12 December 2014: Report to the Finance Committee

Committee Meetings

28th Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Meeting 2014

Date: 28th Meeting, Wednesday 19 November 2014

Location: the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)

Decision on taking business in private
Creative industries
Draft instruments subject to approval
Subordinate legislation
Renewable energy in the Outer Hebrides
Internationalising Scottish Business
Review of evidence heard

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

Committee Reports

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

11th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation