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2nd Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Tuesday 30 January 2001



David Davidson

Donald Gorrie

Adam Ingram

Elaine Thomson (Deputy Convener)

Mike Watson (Convener)

Andrew Wilson


Apologies were received from Dr Richard Simpson.

The meeting opened at 10.03 am.

  1. Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take agenda items 2 and 3 in private.
  2. Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (in private): The Committee considered how it wished to handle agenda items 7 and 8.
  3. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting (in private): The Committee considered how it wished to handle agenda item 4.
  4. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting: The Committee took evidence from Steve Renwick, Management Consultant, Forensic Accounting Services (Edinburgh) Ltd.
  5. Future Inquiries: The Committee considered topics for future inquiries and agreed to consider a paper by the Clerk at a future meeting.
  6. Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill: The Convener moved Motion S1M-1592– That the Finance Committee considers the Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill at Stage 2 in the following order: each section and schedule in order: and that each schedule is considered immediately after the section that introduces it. The motion was agreed to.

The Committee was adjourned from 11.34 am to 11.37 am.

7. Scotland’s Budget Documents 2001/02: The Committee took evidence


Angus MacKay, Minister for Finance and Local Government

Graeme Dickson, Scottish Executive Finance Division

David Palmer, Scottish Executive Finance Division

  1. Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill: The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2.

Amendment 1 was agreed to (without division).

Section 1, schedule 2, section 2, schedules 3 and 4, sections 3 to 5, schedule 5, sections 6 to 10 and the long title were agreed to without amendment.

Schedule 1 was agreed to as amended.

The meeting closed at 12.21 pm.

Callum Thomson
Clerk to the Committee

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