SP Paper 689 (web only)
Remit and membership
To consider and report on matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning; matters relating to youth employment, skills and employment training, implementation of the recommendations of the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, Skills Development Scotland and other matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, and matters relating to culture and the arts falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs.
Stewart Maxwell (Convener)
Siobhan McMahon (Deputy Convener)
Committee Clerking Team:
Senior Assistant Clerk
The Committee Reports to the Parliament as follows—
1. At its meeting on 10 March 2015 the Committee considered the following instrument—
the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) and the Protection of Charities Assets (Exemption) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 [draft]
2. The purpose of this instrument is to exempt Historic Environment Scotland (HES) from the independence test and the asset distribution test set out in the Charities and Trustees Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 to enable it to apply for charitable status should it wish to do so. The instrument also allows the Scottish Ministers rather than the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) to protect assets belonging to HES and bought with public funds, if the body were to become, and then subsequently cease to be a charity.
3. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs moved—
S4M-12362—That the Education and Culture Committee recommends that the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) and the Protection of Charities Assets (Exemption) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 [draft] be approved.
4. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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