The future of working practices in Scotland Contents


Session 2016–17

The following witnesses gave evidence in the 2016–17 session. Transcripts can be viewed on the 2016–17 inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress


Francis Stuart, Research and Policy Adviser, Oxfam Scotland, Dr Roger Cook, Research Director, Scotland Institute


Wednesday 11 January 2017

Professor David Bell, Professor of Economics, University of Stirling and Professor Graeme Roy, Director, Fraser of Allander Institute


Robin McAlpine, Director, Common Weal and Professor Mike Danson, Jimmy Reid Foundation


Monday 16 January 2017

Jack Clark, Convener, Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce; Bruce Simpson, Communications Director, Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce; and Brian Richardson, Chief Executive, Dumfries and Galloway Chambers of Commerce


Councillor Colin Smyth, Chair, Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee, Dumfries and Galloway Council; Councillor John Mitchell, Depute Leader, Scottish Borders Council; Alistair McKinnon, Location Director for the South of Scotland, Scottish Enterprise; and Linda Hanna, Managing Director for Strategy and Sectors, Scottish Enterprise


Wednesday 1 February 2017

Gary Smith, Scotland Secretary, GMB, and Bryan Simpson, Executive Council, Unite


Vaughan Hart, Managing Director, Scottish Building Federation, Ewan MacDonald-Russell, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Scottish Retail Consortium, and Donald Macdonald, Executive Chairman, Macdonald Hotels and Resorts


Wednesday 20 February 2017

Mike Tholen, Director of Upstream Policy, Oil and Gas UK, John McDonald, Interim Chief Executive, OPITO


Gordon Inglis, Director and Principal Consultant, Accord Energy, Fred Bowden, Managing Director, Woollard and Henry, Carole Leslie, independent adviser


David Watt, Executive Director, Institute of Directors Scotland, Barry McCulloch, Senior Policy Adviser, Federation of Small Businesses


Wednesday 1 March 2017

Siobhan Mathers, Reform Scotland and Professor Jeremy Peat OBE, Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh


Gary Mitchell, Vice President, NFU Scotland


Wednesday 29 March 2017

Lesley Smith, Director of Public Policy, Amazon, Andrew Byrne, Head of Public Policy, Uber, and Dan Warne, Managing Director, UK and Ireland, Deliveroo


Willie Macleod, Executive Director in Scotland, British Hospitality Association


Session 2017–19

The following witnesses gave evidence in the 2017–19 session. Transcripts can be viewed on the 2017–19 inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Bryan Simpson, National Organiser, Better than Zero, and Steven Dillon, Regional Coordinating Officer, Unite


Colin Borland, Head of Devolved Nations, Federation of Small Businesses, and Fraser Grieve, Regional Director, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Council for Development and Industry


Monday 6 November 2017

Rob Gowans, Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland, and Layla Theiner, Director, Disability Agenda Scotland


Professor Patricia Findlay, Fair Work Convention, Gordon McGuinness, Director, Industry and Enterprise Networks, Skills Development Scotland, and Kenny Richmond, Head of Economics, Scottish Enterprise


Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, and Hugh McAloon, Deputy Director, Fair Work, Employability and Skills Directorate, Scottish Government


Tuesday 5 December 2017

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce


Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Chris Thompson, Director, Labour Market, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Damian Hinds MP, Minister of State for Employment, and Phil Martin, Deputy Director, Labour Market, Department for Work and Pensions


2 March 2018