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Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

Tuesday 31 October 2023 9:30 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private. 2. Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from— Jamie Baker, Service Manager, Economic Development, East Lothian Council; Morag Johnston, Director of Financial and Business Services, Glasgow City Council; Paul Lawrence, Executive Director of Place, City of Edinburgh Council; Cllr Bill Lobban, Convener, Highland Council; Fergus Murray, Head of Development and Economic Growth, Argyll & Bute Council; Kathlene Morrison, Economic Development Officer – Innovation, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; and then from— Tim Fairhurst, Director General, and Simon Smith, Policy Manager, The European Tourism Association (ETOA). 3. Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 4. Work programme: The Committee will consider its approach to anticipated regulations on council tax on second homes.

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