||Roseanna Cunningham (Convener)
|Mrs Lyndsay Mcintosh
Also present: Linda Fabiani
The meeting opened at 9.33 am.
- The Committee took evidence on petition PE14 by the
Carbeth Hutters Association from Robert Balfour, Vice-Convener, and Michael Smith,
Legal Adviser, Scottish Landowners Federation.
- The Committee took evidence on the future of the
Scottish Prisons Service from
Andrew Hogg, Secretary, and David Melrose, Chair, SPS Trade Union Side and
Derek Turner, General Secretary, Scottish Prison Officers Association;
Tony Cameron, Chief Executive, Mike Duffy, Director South and West, Peter
Russell, Director of Human Resources, and Alastair MacIntyre, non-Executive Director,
Scottish Prisons Service.
- The Committee considered a draft
interim report on Scottish prisons. The Committee decided not to issue an interim report
on the evidence taken at its 4th meeting, on HM Chief Inspector of Prisons report
for 1998-99 and the visits by members of the committee to HMRI Longriggend and HMP Low
Moss. Instead, the draft interim report would be expanded to include discussion of the
evidence heard today and considered at a later meeting.
Scottish prisons (in private):
- The Committee
considered a draft Stage 1 report on the general principles of the Bill. A number of small
changes was agreed. It was agreed that an amended draft report, which would also take
account of evidence heard at the 10th meeting on 17 November, would be considered next
Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill (in private):
Meeting in private (in private): The Committee agreed to meet in
private to consider draft reports on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill and the
Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill at its next meeting.
The meeting closed at 12.58 pm.
Clerk to the Committee