Parliamentary Engagement

We work closely with the Scottish & UK Parliaments

Keep track of what’s due to happen in Holyrood and Westminster, catch-up on relevant developments and read our consultation responses and parliamentary briefings.

We believe in the highest standards of transparency and integrity in our engagement with politicians so you can also find details of our political meetings.

Coming-up this week

09.45am –  Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee

Business Support inquiry

The Committee will meet at 9:30 am in the Robert Burns Room (CR1)
1. Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Andrew Midgley, Environment and Land Use Manager, NFUS;
Pete Ritchie, Director, Nourish Scotland;
Katy Dickson, Head of Policy, Scottish Land and Estates;
Kate Rowell, Chair, Quality Meat Scotland;
Patrick Krause, Chief Executive, Scottish Crofters Federation;
Professor David Reay, University of Edinburgh;
Professor Eileen Wall, SEFARI;
and then from—
Dr Andy Jefferson, Programme Director, Sustainable Aviation;
Rebecca Kite, Environment Policy Manager, Freight Transport Assocation;
Martin Reid, Policy Director, Road Haulage Association;
and then from—
Ian Findlay, Chief Officer, Paths for All;
Keith Irving, Chief Executive, Cycling Scotland;
Andy Cope, Director of Insight, Research & Monitoring Unit, Sustrans;
Bruce Kiloh, Head of Policy and Planning, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport;
Jess Pepper, Enterprise Manager, Transform Scotland.

2. Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

12.00pm –  Education and Skills Committee

Music tuition in schools 

The Committee will meet at 10:00 am in the Robert Burns Room (CR1)
1. Inquiry into music tuition in schools: The Committee will hear evidence from—
Kenny Christie, Chair, Heads of Instrumental Teaching Scotland;
Mary Murray, Committee Member, Scottish Association for Music Education;
Kirk Richardson, Convener, Instrumental Music Teachers’ Network, EIS;
Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland;
John Wallace, Chair, Music Education Partnership Group.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—
The Education (Student Loans) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/307)

3. Review of evidence (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence it heard earllier.

2.30pm – Oral questions: Education

1.10pm – Scottish Affairs Committee

Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment

Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation
Steve Sadler, Head of Trade Policy Team
George Burgess, Head of Trade Policy, Food and Drink Division
David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade

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