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25th Meeting, 2004 (Session 2)

Wednesday 3 November 2004


Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Karen Gillon

Maureen Macmillan

Nora Radcliffe

Rob Gibson

Alex Johnstone

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Mr Mark Ruskell (Deputy Convener)

Apologies: Richard Lochhead

The meeting opened at 10.02 am.

  1. Budget process 2005-06 (in private): The Committee considered a draft report, and agreed a number of changes. The Committee agreed to consider a further draft at its meeting on 10 November 2004.

  2. Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered a draft Stage 1 report. A number of changes were proposed and agreed to, some by division. The Committee agreed to schedule an extra meeting on 4 November 2004 to consider a further draft. The Committee also agreed arrangements for the publication of the report.

The Committee further agreed to take, in advance of Stage 2, additional oral evidence on proposed amendments suggested by the Minister for Environment and Rural Development, and agreed proposed witnesses.

The meeting closed at 11.58 am.


Mark Brough

Acting Clerk to the Committee