Mr Richard Baker
Fiona Hyslop (Committee Substitute)
Alasdair Morgan (Convener)
Mr Jamie Stone
Mike Watson (Deputy Convener)
Apologies were received from Brian Adam.
The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.
1. Scottish Solutions Inquiry: As part of
the Committee’s consideration of this item, Fiona Hyslop
declared an interest relevant to the remit of the Committee
in that her partner works part-time at Glasgow Caledonian University.
The Committee took evidence from-
Dr Chris Masters, Chairman, Scottish
Higher Education Funding Council;
Roger McClure, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding
Councils for Further and Higher Education;
Rowena Arshad, Board Member, Scottish Higher
Education Funding Council and Director of the Centre for Education
for Racial Equality, University of Edinburgh;
Rami Okasha, President, National Union of Students
Melanie Ward, Depute President, National Union
of Students Scotland;
Jane-Claire Judson, Public Affairs Officer,
National Union of Students Scotland;
Will Garton, President, Edinburgh University
Students' Association and Convenor, Coalition of Higher Education
Students in Scotland;
Derek MacLeod, President, University of St Andrews
Students’ Association and Secretary, Coalition of Higher
Education Students in Scotland;
on its Scottish Solutions inquiry. Roger McClure
undertook to provide the Committee with a detailed breakdown
of student applications in Scotland for the period 1999/2000.
2. Scottish Solutions Inquiry: The Committee
agreed to hold a stock-taking session of the evidence it had
received to date on its Scottish Solutions inquiry. The Committee
further agreed to conduct this in public session at a future
3. Budget Process (in private): The Committee
selected an adviser on the budget scrutiny process.
The meeting closed at 4.07 pm.
Clerk to the Committee (Acting)