The Parliament is moving towards a 'full-year approach' to considering the Scottish Government's budget. This means an element of budget scrutiny will be built into all work conducted by the Committee. The Committee will also continue to carry out budget scrutiny into specific topics. Further detail of how the approach will operate in practice is set out in a letter of 22 May to the Convener from the Convener of the Finance and Constitution Committee.
At its meeting on 27 June 2018, the Committee agreed to focus its budget scrutiny on investment to support Clyde and Hebrides ferry services.
The call for evidence is now closed - no further submissions will be accepted.
Read the submissions received
The Committee took evidence on its pre-budget scrutiny at its meeting on 26 September 2018.
Official Report, 26 September 2018
Pre-budget scrutiny session, 26 September 2018
Top L to R - Robbie Drummond - CalMac Ltd, David McGibbon - CalMac Ltd, Kevin Hobbs - CMAL, Jim Anderson - CMAL
Bottom L to R - Angus Campbell - CalMac Community Board, Ranald Robertson - HITRAN, Roy Pedersen, Rob McKinnon - Outer Hebrides Tourism
The Committee took evidence on on 16 January from the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity following the publication of the budget.
Official Report, 16 January 2019
This letter contains a range of recommendations to the Scottish Government.