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

Economic Impact of the Creative Industries

The Committee launched a call for evidence on Friday 5 December 2014.

Internationalising Scottish Business

The Committee issued a call for evidence on Friday 28 November 2014 for its Internationalising Scottish Business inquiry. It wishes to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by Scotland’s existing and aspiring exporters and will take oral evidence in February and March 2015.

Draft Budget 2015-16

The Committee's 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 and other agencies seeking updates on specific actions taken 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

October/November 2014: Oral evidence sessions

12 December 2014: Report to the Finance Committee

January 2015: Publication of report

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.

The Scottish Government laid the Scottish Regulators’ Strategic Code of Practice on 10 November 2014.  The Committee took evidence on the Code of Practice from the Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and published its report on 5 December 2014.

Read the written submissions on the Scottish Regulators' Code of Practice

Committee Meetings

30th Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Meeting 2014

Date: 30th Meeting, Wednesday 10 December 2014

Location: James Clerk Maxwell Room (Committee Room 4)

Decision on taking business in private

Budget Scrutiny Phase 2015-16 (in private)

Renewable Energy in the Outer Hebrides

Official Report of Meeting 10 December 2014

The next meeting of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will be on 14 January 2015

Committee Reports

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

12th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Legislative Consent Memorandum: Infrastructure Bill

13th Report, 2014 (Session 4): The Scottish Regulators' Strategic Code of Practice