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25th Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee Meeting 2020

Date: 25th Meeting, Thursday 29 October 2020

Location: A virtual meeting and broadcast on

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Census (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [draft] from—

  • Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, and Jamie MacQueen, Lawyer, Scottish Government;
  • Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, National Records of Scotland.

3. Subordinate legislation: Fiona Hyslop (Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture) to move—

S5M-22767—That the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee recommends that the Census (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

4. BBC Annual Report and Accounts: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Steve Carson, Director, BBC Scotland;
  • Glyn Isherwood, Chief Financial Officer, BBC.

5. Consideration of evidence (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

6. Pre-Budget Scrutiny: The Committee will consider correspondence.

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Friday 30 October 2020

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