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1st Report, 2007 (Session 2)

Relocation of Scottish Executive departments, agencies and NDPBs

CONTENTS

REMIT AND MEMBERSHIP

THE REPORT

ANNEXE A – EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES

Extract from the Minutes – 13th Meeting 2006 (Session 2)
Extract from the Minutes – 14th Meeting 2006 (Session 2)
Extract from the Minutes – 15th Meeting 2006 (Session 2)
Extract from the Minutes – 16th Meeting 2006 (Session 2)
Extract from the Minutes – 17th Meeting 2006 (Session 2)
Extract from the Minutes – 18th Meeting 2006 (Session 2)
Extract from the Minutes – 1st Meeting 2007 (Session 2)
Extract from the Minutes – 2nd Meeting 2007 (Session 2
Extract from the Minutes – 3rd Meeting 2007 (Session 2
Extract from the Minutes – 4th Meeting 2007 (Session 2)

ANNEXE B – ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Letter from Des McNulty, Convener of the Finance Committee to the Convener
Letter from Sir John Elvidge, Permanent Secretary, to the Convener
Letter from Sir John Elvidge, Permanent Secretary, to the Convener
Letter from Richard Wakeford, Head of Environment and Rural Affairs
Department to the Convener

Letter from Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural
Development to the Convener

Letter from Ian Jardine, Chief Executive of Scottish Natural Heritage to
the Convener

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Finance, Public Service Reform and
Parliamentary Business to the Convener of the Finance Committee

Submission from Public and Commercial Services Union

18th Meeting 2006 (Session 2), 19 December 2006

ORAL EVIDENCE

John Elvidge, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Executive
Richard Wakeford, Head of Department, Environment and Rural Affairs Department
Neil Rennick, Head of Public Bodies and Relocation Division, Scottish Executive

SUPPLEMENTARY WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Letter from Sir John Elvidge, Permanent Secretary, to the Clerk
Letter from Richard Wakeford, Head of Environment and Rural Affairs Department to the Clerk

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Submission from Philip Rycroft, Secretary, Scottish Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department

1st Meeting 2007 (Session 2), 9 January 2007

ORAL EVIDENCE

SUPPLEMENTARY WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development

ANNEXE C – OTHER WRITTEN EVIDENCE

The following unpublished evidence is available from the Clerk

Submission from the Commission for Racial Equality Scotland, 26 February 2007
Relocation Study for Scottish Natural Heritage, DTZ Pieda Consulting, October 2002

Remit and membership

Remit:

1. The remit of the Audit Committee is to consider and report on-

(a) any accounts laid before the Parliament;

(b) any report laid before or made to the Parliament by the Auditor General for Scotland; and

(c) any other document laid before the Parliament concerning financial control, accounting and auditing in relation to public expenditure.

2. No member of the Scottish Executive or junior Scottish Minister may be a member of the Committee and no member who represents a political party which is represented in the Scottish Executive may be convener of the Committee.

(Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament, Rule 6.7)

Membership:

Mr Brian Monteith (Convener)
Susan Deacon
Robin Harper
Margaret Jamieson
Mrs Mary Mulligan
Margaret Smith
Mr Andrew Welsh (Deputy Convener)

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Shelagh McKinlay

Senior Assistant Clerk
Joanna Hardy

Assistant Clerk
Clare O'Neill

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