1st Meeting, Session 1 (1999)
Wednesday 23 June 1999
Apologies were received from: Dr Winnie Ewing.
The meeting opened at 9.32 am.
1. Declaration of interests:The oldest member present, Maureen Macmillan, invited members of the committee to declare any relevant interests.
The following members made declarations ¾
Hugh Henry: member of the Committee of the Regions
Ms Irene Oldfather: member of the Committee of the Regions
Bruce Crawford: member of Perth and Kinross Council
Margo MacDonald: works as a journalist writing on European matters
Tavish Scott: farming business
David Mundell: employee of BT
2. Convener:The committee chose Hugh Henry as its convener.
3. Remit of committee and topics for informal briefing:The committee discussed its remit and considered possible topics on which informal briefing should be sought during the summer recess. After discussion, the committee agreed that briefings should be sought on:
It was also proposed to organise an informal seminar on developing the European agenda for Scotland to meet representatives of organisations with an interest in Europe. It was agreed that the convener and clerks would bring forward detailed proposals for the seminar to the next meeting.
4. Other business:The convener circulated a press release and asked that the committee endorse it. This was agreed to.
The meeting closed at 10.25am.
Clerk to the Committee