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. Details about individual meetings can be found on the meetings page section of the website.
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 a letter to the Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism on 12 August 2014 and expects a reply by 26 September 2014.
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:
Friday 5 September 2014: Deadline for Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland response to 'increase exports' written submissions.
w/c 6 October 2014: Scottish Government publishes Draft Budget 2015-16
October 2014: Deadline for Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, VisitScotland and Skills Development Scotland updates arising from 2014-15 budget report.
October/November 2014: Oral evidence sessions.
12 December 2014: Report to the Finance Committee.
Read the latest report from the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.
8th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation