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2011

UK Energy Bill

The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the UK Energy Bill and published a report.

Submission by the Committee to the Independent Commission on Banking

As part of its ongoing interest in banking and financial services, the Committee made a submission to the consultation launched by the Independent Commission on Banking. 

Submission by the Committee to Ofgem's TransmiT review on transmission charging and associated connection arrangements

As part of its ongoing interest in energy issues, the Committee made a submission to Ofgem's TransmiT review. 

Inquiry to review the purpose of an enterprise agency and the success of the recent reforms

The Committee took oral evidence and published its report.  Information on the Inquiry and contact details are at the links below.

Scrutiny of the draft 2011-12 Scottish Government Budget and the Report on Low Carbon Scotland: The Draft Report on Proposals and Policies

The Committee took evidence on both the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2011-12 and the energy issues within Low Carbon Scotland: The Draft Report Proposals and Policies. The Committee published its report to the Finance Committee on Stage 2 of the 2011-12 budget process. The report on the energy issues within Low Carbon Scotland: The Draft Report Proposals and Policies was published as an annexe to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee report on 22 December 2010.  Information on the Budget scrutiny process and contact details are at the link below.

Research into the evaluation of Homecoming Scotland and The Gathering

Report by Dr Geoff Riddington.

2010

Protection of Workers (Scotland) Bill

The Committee took oral evidence and published its Stage 1 Report on Friday 26 November 2010. The Bill fell at Stage 1 on 22 December 2010.

International trade inquiry

The Committee completed its inquiry into the public sector's support for exporters, international trade and the attraction of inward investment. The final report was published on Monday 13 September 2010.

Banking inquiry

The Committee concluded its inquiry "The way forward for Scotland's banking, building society and financial services sector" and continues to monitor developments. The Committee undertook a limited number of follow-up evidence sessions in the Autumn. Please follow the links below for further information.

On 2nd June 2010, the report and the response of the Scottish Government and others was debated in the Chamber - Official Report of the debate.

Budget strategy phase

The Committee completed its budget scrutiny as part of the initial stage of reviewing the Scottish Government's forthcoming budget for 2011-12. On 19th May 2010, the Committee agreed its final report to the Parliament and Finance Committee.

Draft Census (Scotland) Order 2010

On 14 April 2010 the Committee considered a second draft order, after the initial order had been withdrawn. To assist the Committee with its delibertions, the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism outlined in a letter the changes made in the new order.

Joint EETC/STUC seminar

The Committee and the STUC held a joint seminar on 12 May 2010. Click on the link to find a transcript of the meeting (139kb pdf).

Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM)

The Committee considered two LCMs in January 2010:

  • UK Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill
  • UK Energy Bill

2009

Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2010-11

The Committee has now concluded its scrutiny of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget for 2010-11.

The Committee reported to the Finance Committee in December 2009.

Arbitration (Scotland) Bill

The Bill was passed by Parliament on 18 November 2009. Further information can be found at the Bill's home page.

Inquiry into energy

The Committee completed its inquiry into Scotland's energy future at the end of June 2009. Further information can be found on the energy inquiry home page.

Trade and Investment Promotion Research

The Committee commissioned research by COGENT Strategies International into trade adn investment promotion.  Click on the link to access the report trade and investment promotion (722 KB pdf).

National Planning Framework for Scotland 2

The Committee heard evidence from three panels of witnesses on the National Planning Framework for Scotland 2, relevant to the Committee's remit and reported back to the lead Committee. The Committee's Report, on the Scottish Government's National Planning Framework 2 was published on 3 February 2009.

Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

The Committee took evidence on Part 5, Chapter 3 (Energy Efficiency) of the Bill in early February 2009 as part of its contribution to a report at stage 1 of the Bill. The Committee's report was published on 20 March 2009.

The Scottish Government's original response to the Committee's report.

The Scottish Government's subsequent response to the Committee's report.

The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee/STUC joint seminar

The Committee held a joint seminar with the STUC on 10 February 2009. Proceedings of the seminar can be found at the following link.

"Economic and Social Models in Ireland, Norway and Sweden: A Trade Union Perspective"

2008

Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2009-10

The Scottish Government published its Draft Budget for 2009-10. The Committee took evidence on the areas within its remit and reported to the Finance Committee in November 2008. Copy of the report

Scottish Register of Tartans Bill

The Scottish Register of Tartans Bill completed Stage 3 and was passed by Parliament on 9 October 2008. Further information can be found on the Bill's home page.

Tourism inquiry

The Committee completed its inquiry into the feasibility of achieving 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015. Further information can be found on the inquiry home page. Copy of the report.

The Scottish Government's response to the Committee report can be found here.

The debate on tourism took place in the Chamber on 18 May 2008. Copy of the Official Report of the debate.

The Energy Technologies Institute

The Committee published its report into the Energy Technologies Institute on 1 July 2008.

 

2007

Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2008-09

The Scottish Government published its Draft Budget for 2008-09 in November. The Committee took evidence on the areas within its remit and reported to the Finance Committee in December 2007. Copy of the report.

Petitions

The Committee considered two peititons. At its meeting on 19 December 2007 after correspondence from the Scottish Government the Committee closed both petitions.

  • Petition 837 – Fitting of small scale energy generation equipment
  • Petition 969 – Energy efficiency and micro-generation.

 



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