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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

10.00am – Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee

The Committee will meet at 9:30 am in the David Livingstone Room (CR6)
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 and 6 in private.

2. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2019-20: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2019-20 from—
Helen Martin, Assistant General Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress;
Rob Gowans, Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland;
Matt Lancashire, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI);
Gordon McGuinness, Director, Industry and Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland;
and then from—
Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association (ERSA);
John Downie, Director of Public Affairs, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO);
Lucinda McAllister, Deputy Chairperson, Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 [draft] from—
Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, and Victoria Morton, Lawyer, Legal Directorate – Constitutional & Civil Law, Scottish Government;
Richard Dennis, Chief Executive, Accountant in Bankruptcy.

4. Subordinate legislation: Jamie Hepburn (Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills) to move—S5M-13670—That the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee recommends that the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 [draft] be approved.

5. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2019-20: The Committee will consider evidence heard at today’s meeting.

12.00pm – First Minister’s Questions

Both the House and Commons and House of Lords rose for conference recess on Thursday 13 September and will return on Tuesday 9 October.

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