Meeting Papers & Official Reports

September 2020

22nd Meeting, Thursday 24 September 2020

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Future relationship negotiations: internal market: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law, University of Cambridge;
  • Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, University of Liverpool;
  • Professor Michael Keating, Director, Centre on Constitutional Change.

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

4. Correspondence: The Committee will consider draft correspondence.

5. Committee adviser (in private): The Committee will consider candidates for the post of adviser on international trade.

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Tuesday 29 September 2020



21st Meeting, Thursday 17 September 2020

1. Future relationship negotiations: external research on checks on goods imported into the European Union: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Anna Jerzewska, Customs and Trade Consultant.

2. Scotland's Census: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Paul Lowe, Chief Executive and Registrar General for Scotland, Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, and Anne Slater, Director of Operations, National Records of Scotland;
  • Jamie MacQueen, Lawyer, Scottish Government.

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

Official Report of Meeting 17 September 2020



20th Meeting, Thursday 10 September 2020

1. Immigration: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Ben Macpherson, Minister for Public Finance and Migration, and Rachel Sunderland, Acting Deputy Director, Population and Migration, Scottish Government.

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

Official Report of Meeting 10 September 2020



19th Meeting, Thursday 03 September 2020

1. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's heritage sector: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Philip Long, Chief Executive, National Trust for Scotland;
  • Alex Paterson, Chief Executive, Historic Environment Scotland;
  • Caroline Clark, Director, National Lottery Heritage Fund in Scotland;
  • Giles Ingram, Chief Executive, Abbotsford Trust.

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

Official Report of Meeting 3 September 2020



August 2020

18th Meeting, Thursday 27 August 2020

1. Declaration of interests: Dean Lockhart will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private. 

3. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's cultural sector: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Julia Amour, Director, Festivals Edinburgh;
  • Nick Stewart, Music Venues Alliance Coordinator for Scotland, Music Venue Trust;
  • Alex McGowan, Executive Director, Citizens Theatre;
  • Lucy Casot, Chief Executive Officer, Museums Galleries Scotland;
  • Sandy Sweetman, Director, SW Audio Ltd.

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

5. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's tourism sector: The Committee will consider draft correspondence. 

6. External research (in private): The Committee will consider a report on its commissioned external research. 

7. Committee advisers (in private): The Committee will consider a list of candidates for the posts of advisers on EU constitutional law and on international trade.

Official Report of Meeting 27 August 2020



17th Meeting, Thursday 20 August 2020

1. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's tourism sector: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive, and Riddell Graham, Director of Industry and Destination Development, VisitScotland;
  • Marc Crothall, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Alliance.

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 20 August 2020



June 2020

16th Meeting, Thursday 25 June 2020

1. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's tourism sector: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, Bettina Sizeland, Deputy Director, Tourism and Major Events, and Duncan Mackay, Sponsorship Manager, Tourism and Major Events, Scottish Government.

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2. Negotiation of the future relationship between the European Union and the UK Government: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Rt Hon Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Lindsay Appleby, Deputy Chief Negotiator and Deputy Sherpa, Task Force Europe, UK 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 25 June 2020



15th Meeting, Thursday 18 June 2020

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020 (Ticket Touting Offence) (Exceptions for Use of Internet etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/draft) from—

  • Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Lucy Carmichael, Bill Team Leader, and Ninian Christie, Solicitor, Scottish Government.

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

S5M-21917—That the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee Committee recommends that the UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020 (Ticket Touting Offence) (Exceptions for Use of Internet etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

3. Negotiation of the future relationship between the European Union and the UK Government: The Committee will take evidence from—

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

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

Official Report of Meeting 18 June 2020



14th Meeting, Thursday 11 June 2020

1. Negotiation of the future relationship between the European Union and the UK Government: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Professor Sarah Hall, Professor of Economic Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham;
  • Elspeth Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Fishermen's Federation;
  • Allie Renison, Head of EU and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors.

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

Official Report of Meeting 11 June 2020



13th Meeting, Thursday 04 June 2020

1. Negotiation of the future relationship between the European Union and the UK Government: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Philip Rycroft, Former Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union.

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

3. Annual report (in private): The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 12 May 2019 to 11 May 2020.

Official Report of Meeting 4 June 2020



May 2020

12th Meeting, Tuesday 26 May 2020

1. Negotiation of the future relationship between the European Union and the UK Government: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • David McAllister MEP, Chair, UK Coordination Group in the European Parliament.

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

Official Report of Meeting 26 May 2020



11th Meeting, Thursday 21 May 2020

1. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's cultural sector: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Jonathan Pryce, Director for Culture, Tourism and Major Events, and Simon Cuthbert-Kerr, Head of Creative Industries, Screen and Media, Scottish Government.

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

Official Report of Meeting 21 May 2020



10th Meeting, Thursday 14 May 2020

1. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's tourism sector: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, Bettina Sizeland, Deputy Director, Tourism and Major Events, and Duncan Mackay, Sponsorship Manager, Tourism and Major Events, Scottish Government.

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 14 May 2020



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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