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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 21 November 2017

Agenda: Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Scotland’s Economic Performance, Subordinate Legislation



Welcome to the 30th meeting in 2017 of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee. This morning I have received apologies from Richard Leonard and Alex Neil; we have also received apologies from Gordon MacDonald. I remind everyone to turn off electrical devices that might interfere with the work of the committee.

We have two new committee members, Colin Beattie and Tom Arthur, who replace Ash Denham and Gil Paterson—I thank Ash Denham and Gil Paterson for their work on the committee. I invite our new members to make the usual declaration of interests.

Thank you, convener. I am delighted to be on this committee. I simply direct members to my entry in the register of members’ interests.

Like Colin Beattie, I am delighted to be on this committee. I have no interests that I think require to be declared, but I advise the committee that I am a member of the Musicians Union and that I was formerly a company director but no longer have any shares or interest in the company.

Thank you.