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FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

3rd Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Tuesday 06 February 2001

 

Present:

David Davidson

Elaine Thomson (Deputy Convener)

Mike Watson (Convener)

Andrew Wilson

Apologies were received from Dr Richard Simpson, Adam Ingram and Donald Gorrie.

The meeting opened at 10.17 am.

  1. Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take agenda items 2 and 6 in private.
  2. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting (in private): The Committee considered how it wished to handle agenda item 3.
  3. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting: The Committee took evidence from—
  4. Trevor Jones, Head of Scottish Executive Health Department and Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland

    Ian Russell, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Power

    Professor John Sizer, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Councils for Further and Higher Education.

    The Committee was adjourned from 11.32 am to 11.37 am.

  5. The Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001 (Draft): The Committee took evidence from—

Peter Peacock MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Local Government

Graeme Dickson, Scottish Executive Finance Division

David Palmer, Scottish Executive Finance Division.

Peter Peacock moved Motion S1M-1600 in the name of Angus MacKay MSP and the Committee agreed the motion.

  1. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Social Justice seeking clarification on the financial implications of the Bill.

  1. Increasing the Effectiveness of Committees (in private): The Committee considered the Conveners’ Liaison Group paper ‘Increasing the effectiveness of committees’. It was agreed that the Convener would communicate the Committee’s views to the Conveners’ Liaison Group.

The meeting closed at 12.23 pm.


Callum Thomson
Clerk to the Committee

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