2nd Meeting, 2021
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: TG.40-CR1 The Burns Room
Meeting opened at 10:00am
Meeting closed at: 12:17pm
Committee Members Attendees
Claire Baker (Convener)
Colin Beattie (Deputy Convener)
Jamie Halcro Johnston
Apologies were received from
1 Decision on taking business in private:The Committee agreed to take items 4 and 5 in private.
2 Economic recovery:
The Committee took evidence from -
Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive, Women’s Enterprise Scotland;
Rose Marley, Chief Executive, Co-operatives UK;
Barry McCulloch, Head of Policy, Federation of Small Businesses Scotland;
Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress;
Charandeep Singh BEM, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commterce.
3 UK Subordinate Legislation:
The Committee noted the Scottish Government's consent notification in respect of the following instrument —
The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021.
4 Economic recovery (in private)
The Committee considered the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.
5 Work programme (in private):
At its business planning day, the Committee considered its work programme. It agreed to seek written updates and progress reports from the Scottish Government on a number of issues; defer the planned evidence session with the Scottish National Investment Bank; invite the Road Haulage Association, the Scottish Retail Consortium Scotland and Forth Ports to an evidence session; consider a scoping paper prior to a first inquiry into supply chains and request further information from the Scottish Government on its response to the town centre review and publication of a retail strategy before considering the focus of inquiry work in those areas.