About The Committee
The Committee determines its own subjects for inquiry and also deals with any proposals for legislation, statutory instruments or petitions referred to it. Further details on these subjects can be found in our Current Business section of the website. When the Committee has chosen the subject for an inquiry, it will normally issue a call for evidence and arrange for witnesses to be invited to appear at a committee meeting. Inquiries can typically last for several months although they can be shorter. Most inquiries result in the publication of a final report to the Scottish Parliament.
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 (0131 348 5200). Details about individual meetings can be found on the meetings page section of the website.
The Committee issued a call for evidence (185KB pdf) on Wednesday 11 December 2013 which closes on 31 January 2014. The Committee intends to start taking oral evidence in February 2014, and expects the inquiry to last 4 months.
The Committee will take evidence on access to finance and alternative financing routes in November and December 2013.
The Committee took evidence in May, June and September and reported to the Parliament on 8 October 2013.
The Committee published its report on 28 May 2013. Read the report on Bannockburn 2014 here.
The Committee received an update report on The Winning Years from VisitScotland. Included is a list of events for Homecoming Scotland 2014.
The Committee expects to receive an update from VisitScotland and the National Trust for Scotland in January 2014.
35th Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Meeting
Date: 35th Meeting, Wednesday 11 December 2013
Location: Committee Room 4
Decision on taking business in private
Access to Finance
Scotland's Economic Future Post-2014
Official Report of Meeting 11 December 2013 (372KB pdf)
Read the latest report from the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.
Report on Draft Budget 2014-15