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The Committee has agreed to consider particular matters within its remit, either by way of one-off oral evidence sessions or through correspondence with the Scottish Government.  Some of these issues take forward recommendations made in the Session 2 Finance Committee's Legacy Paper (click link). Issues that the Committee has agreed to consider are detailed below.

Public sector pay

On 22 June 2009, the Committee published its report on Public Sector Pay.  The report and accompanying news release can be found via the below.

The Scottish Government responded to the Committee's report on 27 August 2009.  Please follow the link below to the response.


Relocation of public sector jobs

The Committee agreed to adopt the practice initiated by the previous committee of taking regular evidence on the progress of the Government’s relocation policy. The Committee took evidence from John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, at its meeting on Tuesday 29 January 2008.  Please follow the links below to the meeting papers and Official Report for the meeting, and the homepage for the Session 2 Committee's inquiry.


Local Authority Single Status Agreement

The Committee agreed to follow up the previous Committee's inquiry by way of correspondence from the Convener to COSLA to find out how many councils have reached agreement on Single Status. 

The Convener wrote to COSLA on 18 September 2007, 5 February 2008 and 18 March 2008. A response was received in March. The Committee consideredthe response at its meeting on 10 June 2008.

Please follow the links below to the correspondence, the Official Report of the Committee's meeting on 11 March, the papers and Official Report for the Committee's meeting on 10 June 2008, and the Session 2 Committee's inquiry homepage. The response from COSLA is incuded in the meeting papers for 10 June 2008.


Independent Review of Scrutiny

The Committee also agreed to consider the Independent Review of Scrutiny (otherwise known as the Crerar Review). The Committee held an oral evidence session with Professor Lorne Crerar, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body at its meeting on 22 January 2008.  Please follow the links below to the Committee papers and Official Report of the meeting.

On 23 June 2008, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth wrote to the Committee with an update on the Scottish Government's progress on "Improving External Scrutiny".  Please follow the link below for the correspondence.

 

Efficient Government

The Committee agreed to scrutinise the Scottish Government's Efficient Government Programme.

The Committee took evidence from John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, and Craig Russell, Head of Efficient Government Delivery, at its meeting on 13 May 2008.

Please follow the links below to the Committee papers and Official Report of the meeting.

 

Spending on deprivation

The Committee considered recommendations made by the previous Finance Committee on its inquiry into spending on deprivation.  The Convener wrote to the Scottish Government to find out whether commitments made by the previous Executive will be taken forward by the new administration. The Committee considered a response from John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth at its meeting on Tuesday 13 November 2007.

Please follow the links below to the papers and Official Report from the meeting and the homepage for the previous Committee's inquiry.

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Contact: For specific information on any aspect of the Committee's work, please contact Allan Campbell, Assistant Clerk to the Committee, on 0131 348 5451 or email finance.committee@scottish.parliament.uk