Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee


About The Committee

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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

Future Prospects for Oil and Gas in Scotland

The Committee has agreed to conduct two oral evidence sessions on the future prospects of oil and gas in Scotland.


In advance of the evidence sessions, the Committee is interested in your views and possible questions. If you would like to participate, please complete the questionnaire at the below link before Thursday, 26 November, 2015.

Evidence Sessions:

25 November, 2015


Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC); RMT; Unite

2 December, 2015


Panel 1: Oil and Gas UK & Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Panel 2: Oil and Gas Authority

Scotland's Budget 2016-17 - Pre Budget Scrutiny

The Committee's timetable for pre budget scrutiny of Scotland's Budget 2016-17 is:

October - November 2015: Oral evidence sessions

16 December, 2015: Publication of Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2016-17

January 2015: Report to Finance Committee

Work, wages and wellbeing in the Scottish labour market

The Committee launched a call for evidence on 22 June 2015.

Read the news release on the Committee's call for evidence.

The deadline for receipt of submissions was 21 August 2015, and the Committee has recently published the results gathered through its online form for submissions.

Read a short summary of survey responses (547 KB pdf)

Read a summary of the written evidence received (430KB pdf)

The Committee took evidence from June until November 2015. As part of it's inquiry, the Committee took part in Parliament Day Paisley on Monday 21st September 2015.

Read the news release on Parliament Day Paisley

The Committee is currently considering its report.

Security of Supply

The Committee launched a call for evidence on 27 March 2015. The deadline for receipt of written submissions was 6 May 2015. Oral evidence sessions started on 20 May and concluded on 2 September.

Read the written submissions received

Read the Committee's report here.

The Public Services Reform (Insolvency) (Scotland) Order 2016

The Order was laid on 30 September 2015, and the Committee launched its consultation period on 2 October 2015.

Stakeholders were welcome to share their views on the Order with the Committee until 13 November 2015. The below submissions were received have been shared with the Scottish Government.

It is expected that the Committee will take the lead in consideration of the final affirmative instrument once lodged.

For further information contact the Clerks.

Submissions received:

Committee Meetings

31st Meeting, Wednesday 2 December 2015

Date: 31st Meeting, Wednesday 02 December 2015

Location: The James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)

Draft Report on Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish Labour Market Inquiry (In Private)

Witness Expenses

Future Prospects for Oil and Gas in Scotland

Committee Reports

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

9th Report, 2015 (Session 4): The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 [draft]

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Clerk: Dougie Wands

0131 348 5403

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