Committee agrees its autumn programme
23 July 2015
The Scottish Affairs Committee is to visit Edinburgh and Dundee as part of its autumn programme of work.
The visit to Edinburgh relates to the Committee’s inquiry into the work of the Committee. It gives Members the opportunity to hear directly from organisations based in Scotland on what key issues the Committee should be looking at this Parliament. The visit to Dundee is part of the Committee’s inquiry into the creative industries in Scotland and focuses on the digital industries and broadcasting.
Pete Wishart MP, Chair of the Committee, stated:
"I am very pleased to announce that the first evidence sessions for both of our initial inquiries - looking into the work of the Scottish Affairs Committee and the creative industries in Scotland - will take place in Scotland.
These visits are part of a commitment to bringing the work of the Committee to the people of Scotland and making sure their views are represented. I hope that these are the first of many Committee meetings in Scotland during this Parliament.
We will be visiting Edinburgh to take evidence on what the Committee should be looking at during this Parliament. This will inform the decisions we make about our future work in the coming months and years.
Dundee is a major hub for the digital creative industries, and is also the first city in the UK to be awarded City of Design status. We are planning to hear from industry representatives to find out how UK policy - particularly around tax reliefs and intellectual property rights - affects them, and could do more to support the creative industries in Scotland."
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Further inquiry details
Further details of the Committee's inquiries into the work of the Committee and the creative industries—including how you can contribute—are available on the Committee’s website: