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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 23 May 2017

Agenda: Decision on Taking Business in Private, Draft Energy Strategy, Subordinate Legislation


Decision on Taking Business in Private

Good morning. This is the 16th meeting of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee in 2017. In the light of the terrible events in Manchester, we will commence proceedings today with a moment’s silent reflection.

Members observed a short silence.

Thank you.

I ask everyone to turn off their electrical devices or switch them to silent as they will interfere with the sound system. There is no need for our witnesses to press any buttons—the microphones will be operated by the sound engineer. I have received apologies from committee member Dean Lockhart. In addition, one of our witnesses, Duncan Burt, has been unavoidably delayed, but will join us as soon as possible.

Agenda item 1 is to make a decision on whether to take items 7 and 8 in private. Do members agree to do so?

Members indicated agreement.