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5th Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Tuesday 27 February 2001



Donald Gorrie

Adam Ingram

Dr Richard Simpson

Elaine Thomson (Deputy Convener)

Andrew Wilson

Apologies were received from Mike Watson and David Davidson.

The meeting opened at 10.24 am.

  1. Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take agenda items 2 and 8 in private.
  2. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting (in private): The Committee considered its lines of questioning for witnesses at agenda item 3.
  3. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting: The Committee took evidence from Dr Peter Collings, Principal Finance Officer, Scottish Executive.
  4. The Committee was adjourned from 11.25 am to 11.32 am.

  5. Future Inquiries: The Committee considered an options paper for future inquiries and agreed that its next inquiry would be into the public finance initiative/public private partnerships. The Committee also agreed that it would undertake an inquiry into the Barnett Formula in due course.
  6. The Committee agreed to appoint Donald Gorrie as a reporter on voluntary sector funding.

  7. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee considered the response of the Minister for Social Justice regarding the financial implications of the Housing (Scotland) Bill. It agreed that it wished to take oral evidence from Scottish Executive officials at its next meeting.
  8. Financial Provisions in Bills: The Committee considered and agreed a paper from the Clerk.
  9. Reporter on Scottish Parliament Building: The Committee agreed to appoint David Davidson as its reporter on the Scottish Parliament Building.
  10. 2002/03 Budget Process (in private): The Committee considered a paper from the Clerk and agreed a number of revisions to the document.

The meeting closed at 12.22 pm.

Callum Thomson
Clerk to the Committe

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