Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee


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.

Current Business

Draft Budget 2013-14 and Spending Review

The Committee launched a call for evidence on 7 September 2012.

Business Gateway

The Committee is to undertake a one-off oral evidence session on Wednesday 26 September 2012.  This will focus on the changes to the contract process, the contract terms and the governance and performance of the Business Gateway service.  This is a follow-up piece of work to the Committee’s short inquiry last year, please see the link to the 2011 report below.


Tourism - inquiry into VisitScotland's Winning Years strategy

The Committee heard oral evidence at its meetings on 5 and 12 September 2012. 

Inquiry into the Scottish Government's Renewables Targets

The Committee will consider a draft report in September and October 2012.

Committee Meetings

27th Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Meeting

Date: 27th Meeting, Wednesday 24 October 2012

Location: Committee Room 4

Inquiry into the Scottish Gevernment's renewable energy targets ( in private)

Decision on taking business in private

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2013-14

Appointment of EU reporter

EU engagement 2011-2012

Work programme.

Committee Reports

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

5th Report, 2012 (Session 4): Annual Report 2011-12