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Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

Tuesday 24 October 2023 9:30 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 3 and 4 in private. 2. Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from— Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive, Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers; Stacey Dingwall, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses; Ben Edgar-Spier, Head of Regulation and Policy, Sykes Cottages; David Weston, Chair, Scottish Bed and Breakfast Association (SBBA); Stephen Young, Head of Policy, Scottish Land and Estates; and then from— Sarah Allanson, Policy and Membership Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland, British Holiday and Home Parks Association; Neil Ellis, Chair, Edinburgh Hotels Association; Simon McGrath, Head of Communications and External Relations, The Camping and Caravanning Club; Margo Paterson, Chief Executive, Hostelling Scotland; Frank Whittaker, Chair, Aberdeen City & Shire Hotels Association (ACSHA). 3. Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 4. Pre-Budget Scrutiny: The Committee will consider a draft letter on Pre-Budget Scrutiny.

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