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Chamber and committees

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Meeting Minutes

11th Meeting, 2021

  • Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T1.60-CR4 The Clerk Maxwell Room
  • Meeting opened at: 09:05
  • Meeting closed at: 11:49
  • Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 05:05pm

Committee Members Attendees

  • Claire Baker (Convener)
  • Colin Beattie (Deputy Convener)
  • Alexander Burnett (Member)
  • Maggie Chapman (Member)
  • Jamie Halcro Johnston (Member)
  • Fiona Hyslop (Member)
  • Gordon MacDonald (Member)
  • Colin Smyth (Member)
  • Michelle Thomson (Member)

1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2 Scotland's supply chain:

The Committee took evidence from—

Chris Brodie, Director of Regional Skills Planning and Sector Development, Skills Development Scotland;

Marie Hendry, Depute Director, External Engagement and Partnerships, Open University;

Paul Little, Vice-Chair of the College Principals Group, Colleges Scotland;

Richard McClelland, Director, Qualifications for Industry.

3 UK Subordinate Legislation:

The Committee noted the Scottish Government's consent notification in respect of the following instrument -

EFTA and TCA international agreement procurement SI.

4 Scotland’s supply chain:

The Committee considered the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and the written submissions received and agreed to seek some further evidence.

5 Professional Qualifications Bill (UK Parliament legislation):

The Committee considered a draft report, various changes were agreed to, and the report was agreed for publication.

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