Meeting Papers & Official Reports

November 2019

27th Meeting, Thursday 14 November 2019

1. Arts Funding Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Orlaith McBride, Director, Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon;
Agnieszka Moody, Director, Creative Europe Desk UK.

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

Meeting papers for 14 November 2019 (5124KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 14 November 2019

Minutes of meeting 14 November 2019 (96Kb pdf)



26th Meeting, Thursday 07 November 2019

1. BBC annual report and accounts: The Committee will take evidence from—

Donalda MacKinnon, Director, and Mr Steve Carson, Head of Multiplatform
Commissioning, BBC Scotland;
Mr Glyn Isherwood, Group Finance & Operations Director, BBC.

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

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

Official Report of Meeting 7 November 2019



October 2019

25th Meeting, Thursday 31 October 2019

1. Article 50: Withdrawal Agreement: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations,
    David Barnes, Head of EU Exit Strategy and Negotiations and Luke McBratney, Head of EU Exit Legislation,
    Scottish Government.

2. UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Official Report of Meeting 31 October 2019



24th Meeting, Thursday 10 October 2019

1. UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

  • Peter Dallas, Hampden Park Ltd, Managing Director;
  • Gillian McNaught, Senior Solicitor, Licensing and Democratic Services, and Neil Coltart, Group Manager (Trading Standards), Glasgow City
    Council;
  • Andrew Niven, Project Leader, Scottish Football Association;
  • Michael Short, Legal Counsel, UEFA;

and then from—

  • Ben Macpherson, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, Lucy Carmichael, Bill Team Leader, and Kirsten Simonnet-
    Lefevre, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

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

Meeting papers for 10 October 2019 (2.03MB pdf) 

Official Report of Meeting 10 October 2019

Minutes of meeting 10 October 2019 (98KB pdf)



23rd Meeting, Thursday 03 October 2019

1. UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

  • Lucy Carmichael, Bill Team Leader, Derek Bearhop, Head of Events Strategy & Delivery, and Kirsten Simonnet-Lefevre, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government;

    and then from—

  • David Henderson, Public Affairs Manager, Advertising Association;
  • Calum Steele, General Secretary, Scottish Police Federation.

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

Revised meeting papers for 3 October 2019 (246KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 3 October 2019

Minutes of meeting 3 October 2019 (33.2KB pdf)



September 2019

22nd Meeting, Thursday 26 September 2019

1. Pre-budget scrutiny: The Committee will take evidence from-

> Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs;

> Claire Tynte-Irvine, Deputy Director, International Division;

> Deavid Seers, Head of Sponsorship and Funding, Scottish Government

2. Consideration of evidence heard (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 26 September 2019

Minutes of meeting 26 September 2019 (42KB pdf)



21st Meeting, Thursday 19 September 2019

1. Arts funding: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Julia Amour, Director, Festivals Edinburgh;
  • Ken Hay, Culture Aberdeen;
  • Jennifer Hunter, Executive Leader, Culture Counts.

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

Meeting papers for 19 September 2019 (2299KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 19 September 2019

Minutes of meeting 19 September 2019 (95.2KB pdf)



20th Meeting, Thursday 12 September 2019

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

Amy Wilson, Director of Statistical and Registration Services, Scott McEwen, Head of Collections and Operations, Scotland's Census 2021, and Jill Morton, Senior Business Lead, Questions and Collection Instruments, National Records of Scotland; Scott Matheson, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government. 

2. Consideration of evidence heard (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.  

Meeting papers for 12 September 2019:

Official Report of Meeting 12 September 2019

Minute of meeting on Thursday 12 September 2019 (47.6KB pdf)



June 2019

19th Meeting, Thursday 27 June 2019

1. Arts Funding: The Committee will take evidence from—

Leonie Bell, Strategic Lead, Paisley Partnership, Renfrewshire Council;

Gary Cameron, Head of Place, Partnerships and Communities, Creative Scotland;

David McDonald, Arts Development Director, DG Unlimited;

Stewart Murdoch, Director, Leisure and Culture Dundee.

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

Official Report of Meeting 27 June 2019



18th Meeting, Thursday 20 June 2019

1. Arts Funding: The Committee will take evidence from—

Fiona Campbell, Convener, Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland;

Jude Henderson, Director, Federation of Scottish Theatre; and

Irene Kernan, Director, Craft Scotland;

and then from—

Nick Stewart, Music Venue Trust; and

David Laing, Head of Arts, Music and Cultural Venues, Glasgow Life.

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

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

Official Report of Meeting 20 June 2019



17th Meeting, Thursday 06 June 2019

1. Arts Funding: The Committee will take evidence from—

Rona Alexander, Vice Chair, Voluntary Arts Scotland;
Janie Nicoll;

and then from—

Kirsten Gow;
Katriona Holmes;
Emma Jayne Park.

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

Official Report of Meeting 6 June 2019



May 2019

16th Meeting, Thursday 30 May 2019

1. Arts Funding: The Committee will take evidence in a roundtable format from—

Professor Richard Demarco CBE;

Harry Josephine Giles;

David Leddy, Artistic Director, Fire Exit Theatre Company;

Rhona Matheson, Chief Executive, Starcatchers Theatre Company;

Ken Mathieson;

Raymond Vilakazi, Artistic Director, Neo Productions.

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

Official Report of Meeting 30 May 2019



15th Meeting, Thursday 16 May 2019

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4, and any consideration of draft annual reports at future meetings, in private.

2. Local commercial radio: The Committee will take evidence from—

Glenn Preston, Director, Scotland, Tony Close, Director of Content Standards, Licensing and Enforcement, and Neil Stock, Director of Broadcast Licensing, Ofcom;

and then from—

Graham Bryce, Group Managing Director, Hits Radio Network, and Peter Davies, Project Manager, Bauer Media; and

Adam Findlay, Head of Radio, DC Thomson Media.

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

4. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 12 May 2018 to 11 May 2019.

5. Work programme — Appointment of an Adviser (in private): The Committee will consider the selection of an adviser in relation to its inquiry into the future of Arts Funding.

Official Report of Meeting 16 May 2019



14th Meeting, Thursday 09 May 2019

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Article 50 — International Trade: The Committee will take evidence from—

Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation and Reuben Aitken, Deputy Director, Trade Policy, Scottish Government.

3. Correspondence: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Finance and Constitution Committee.

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

Meeting Papers for Thursday 9 May 2019 (9717KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 9 May 2019



13th Meeting, Thursday 02 May 2019

1. Census (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

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

Iain Munro, Acting Chief Executive, Creative Scotland;

Isabel Davis, Executive Director, Screen Scotland.

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

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

Official Report of Meeting 2 May 2019



April 2019

12th Meeting, Thursday 25 April 2019

 1. Article 50 withdrawal negotiations: The Committee will take evidence from—

Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations supported by Ellen Leaver, Head of Negotiation Strategy and Delivery, and Alan Johnston, Deputy Director EU Exit Readiness, Scottish Government.

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

Official Report of Meeting 25 April 2019



11th Meeting, Thursday 04 April 2019

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Immigration Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Christina Boswell, Chair, Professor David Bell, Member, and Professor Rebecca Kay, Member, Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population.

3. UK-EU Inter-institutional relations post-Brexit: The Committee will consider a response to correspondence.

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

Official Report of Meeting 4 April 2019



March 2019

10th Meeting, Thursday 28 March 2019

1. Article 50— International Agreements: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dmitry Grozoubinski, Founder, explaintrade.com;

David Henig, Director of the UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy; and

Professor Alan Winters, Director, UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex.

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

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

Official Report of Meeting 28 March 2019



9th Meeting, Thursday 21 March 2019

1. Article 50— International Agreements: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Lorand Bartels, Reader in International Law, University of Cambridge;

Dr Holger Hestermeyer, Reader in International Dispute Resolution, King’s College London;

Allie Rennison, Head of EU and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors.

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

Official Report of Meeting 21 March 2019



8th Meeting, Thursday 14 March 2019

1. UK-EU Inter-institutional relations post-Brexit: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Michael Keating, Director, Centre for Constitutional Change;

Professor Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling.

2. Local commercial radio: The Committee will take evidence from—

Corrie Martin, News Director, Regions, and Will Harding, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Radio.

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

Official Report of Meeting 14 March 2019



7th Meeting, Thursday 07 March 2019

1. Article 50 - The Economic Implications for Scotland of a No Deal Brexit: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser, and Simon Fuller, Deputy Director, Economic Analysis, Scottish Government.

2. Consideration of evidence (in private): The Committee will consider evidence heard on Article 50 - The Economic Implications for Scotland of a No Deal Brexit.

Official Report of Meeting 7 March 2019



February 2019

6th Meeting, Thursday 28 February 2019

1. Glasgow School of Art (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

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

3. Work programme - Consideration of Advisers (in private): The Committee will consider the appointment and remit of Committee advisers in relation to the Article 50 Inquiry.



5th Meeting, Thursday 21 February 2019

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4, and any consideration of draft reports on the Glasgow School of Art at future meetings, in private.

2. Presidency of the Council of the European Union: The Committee will take evidence from—

H.E. Dan Mihalache, Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

3. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider a proposal by the Scottish Government concerning—

The Creative Europe Programme and Europe for Citizens Programme Revocation (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

4. Glasgow School of Art (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Official Report of Meeting 21 February 2019



January 2019

4th Meeting, Thursday 31 January 2019

1. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider a
proposal by the Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government
legislating using the powers under the Act in relation to the following UK
statutory instrument proposal—

The Creative Europe Programme and Europe for Citizens Programme
Revocation (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

2. Article 50 Negotiations: The Committee will take evidence from—

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, RTE News / Irish TV & Radio;

Dr Katy Hayward, Reader, Social Divisions and Conflict, Queens
University Belfast.

3. Consideration of evidence (in private): The Committee will consider evidence
heard on Article 50 Negotiations.

Official Report of Meeting 31 January 2019



3rd Meeting, Thursday 24 January 2019

1. Article 50 Negotiations:

The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Glasgow;

Akash Paun, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government;

Dr Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist, European Policy Centre.

2. Correspondence:

The Committee willl consider correspondence that has been received from Historic Environment Scotland.

3. Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (in private):

The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Official Report of Meeting 24 January 2019



2nd Meeting, Thursday 17 January 2019

1. Glasgow School of Art:

The Committee will take evidence from—

Dawson Stelfox, Conservation Architect and Consultant, Consarc Design Group Ltd;

Stephen Mackenzie, Independent fire, security & resilience advisor;

and then from—

Barbara Cummins, Director of Heritage, Dara Parsons, Deputy Head of Casework, and Thomas Knowles, Head of Grants, Historic Environment 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 review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Official Report of Meeting 17 January 2019



1st Meeting, Thursday 10 January 2019

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4, and any consideration of its draft report on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at future meetings, in private.

2. Budget Scrutiny 2019-20: The Committee will take evidence from—

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Jonathan Pryce, Director for Culture, Tourism and Major Events, David Seers, Head of Sponsorship and Funding, and Claire Tynte-Irvine, Deputy Director, International Division, Scottish Government.

3. Budget Scrutiny 2019-20 (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard.

4. Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Official Report of Meeting 10 January 2019



December 2018

34th Meeting, Thursday 20 December 2018

1. Article 50 withdrawal negotiations: The Committee will take evidence from—

Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations supported by Ellen Leaver, Head of Negotiation Strategy and Delivery, and Alan Johnston, Deputy Director EU Exit Readiness, Scottish Government.

2. Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Scottish Government; supported by Amy Wilson, Director of Statistical and Registration Services, and Scott McEwen, Head of Collections and Operations, Scotland's Census 2021, National Records of Scotland; Simon Stockwell, Family Law Unit Head, and Emma Luton, Lawyer, Scottish Government.

3. Consideration of evidence heard (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 December 2018







Name change

On 6 September 2018, the European and External Relations Committee's name and remit was amended to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee.

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