Meeting Papers & Official Reports

March 2020

9th Meeting, Thursday 12 March 2020

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020 Remedial Order 2020 (SG 2020/19) from—

  • Ben Macpherson, Minister for Public Finance and Migration, Lucy Carmichael, Bill Team Leader, Ninian Christie, Solicitor, and Keith White, Lawyer, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the UEFA European Championship (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [draft] from—

  • Ben Macpherson, Minister for Public Finance and Migration, Lucy Carmichael, Bill Team Leader, Ninian Christie, Solicitor, and Keith White, Lawyer, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Ben Macpherson (Minister for Public Finance and Migration) to move—

S5M-21118—That the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee recommends that the UEFA European Championship (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

4. Screen Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Isabel Davis, Executive Director, and David Smith, Director, Screen Scotland.

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

6. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

Official Report of Meeting 12 March 2020



8th Meeting, Thursday 05 March 2020

1. Declaration of interests: Rachael Hamilton and Gordon Lindhurst will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Screen Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Eric Coulter, Director, Surefire Television Productions Ltd;
  • Bob Last, Film Producer;
  • Barbara Orton, Producer, True TV and Film;
  • Arabella Page-Croft, Producer and Co-Founder, Black Camel Pictures.

3. Article 50 inquiry: Withdrawal Agreement and Negotiation of the Future Relationship: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • The Rt Hon Alister Jack, Secretary of State for Scotland;
  • Gillian McGregor CBE, Director, and Nick Leake, Deputy Director, Policy, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

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

Official Report of Meeting 5 March 2020



February 2020

7th Meeting, Thursday 27 February 2020

1. Declaration of interests: Gordon Lindhurst and Oliver Mundell will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

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

  • Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, and Scott Matheson, Senior Principal Legal Officer, 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-20742—That the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee recommends that the Census (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

4. Public petitions: PE1721: The Committee will consider the following petition—

PE1721 by John Hanks, on behalf of Friends of Geilston, on National tourism strategy for Scotland and the role of the National Trust for Scotland.

5. The Census (Scotland) Order 2020 (SSI 2020/draft) (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Official Report of Meeting 27 February 2020



6th Meeting, Thursday 20 February 2020

1. Declaration of interests: Beatrice Wishart will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Article 50 inquiry: Withdrawal Agreement and Negotiation of the Future Relationship: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, and David Barnes, Head of EU Exit Strategy and Negotiations, Scottish Government.

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

4. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

Official Report of meeting 20 February 2020



5th Meeting, Thursday 06 February 2020

1. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.



January 2020

4th Meeting, Thursday 30 January 2020

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Census (Scotland) Order 2020 (SSI 2020/draft) from—

  • Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, and Scott Matheson, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government;
  • Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, Scott McEwen, Head of Policy and Legislation, Scotland's Census 2021, and Jill Morton, Senior Business Lead, Questions and Collection Instruments, National Records of Scotland.

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

3. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

Official Report of Meeting 30 January 2020



3rd Meeting, Thursday 23 January 2020

1. Article 50 Inquiry - Withdrawal Agreement and Negotiation of the Future Relationship: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Dr Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist, European Policy Centre;
  • Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform (by video link);
  • Dame Mariot Leslie, Former UK Diplomat and Member of the First Ministers’ Standing Council on Europe;
  • Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, Kings College London. 

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

Official Report of Meeting 23 January 2020



2nd Meeting, Thursday 16 January 2020

1. Article 50 Inquiry - the Northern Ireland Protocol: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Professor David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics, Queen's University Belfast;
  • Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director, Fraser of Allander Institute;
  • Aodhán Connolly, Director, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium.

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

3. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

Official Report of meeting 16 January 2020



1st Meeting, Thursday 09 January 2020

1. National Records of Scotland – Census Order: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, National Records of Scotland;
  • Scott Matheson, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government;
  • Scott McEwen, Head of Policy and Legislation, Scotland's Census 2021, and
  • Jill Morton, Senior Business Lead, Questions and Collection Instruments, National Records of Scotland.

2. Scottish Government Reports: The Committee will consider a bi-annual report from the Scottish Government in relation to a range of EU issues.

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

Meeting papers of meeting 9 January 2020 (9398KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 9 January 2020



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