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FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

6th Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Tuesday 6 March 2001

 

 

Present:

Donald Gorrie Adam Ingram
Dr Richard Simpson Mike Watson (Convener)
Andrew Wilson  

Apologies were received from and David Davidson and Elaine Thomson.

The meeting opened at 8.14 am.

  1. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting: The Committee took evidence from Professor June Pallot, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
    The Committee was adjourned from 9.19 am to 9.31 am.

  2. Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take agenda items 7 and 8 in private.

  3. Proposed Contingent Liability: The Committee considered a proposed contingent liability in connection with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Protein Fractionation Centre clinical trials (SE/2001/68) and agreed to take oral evidence from Scottish Executive officials at its next meeting.

  4. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence from—

    Geoff Huggins, Scottish Executive Development Department

    Tim Ellis, Scottish Executive Development Department.

    The Committee agreed that the potential financial implications of this legislation are sufficient to require the Parliament by resolution to agree to that expenditure.

  5. Voluntary Sector Funding: The Committee considered a paper from its reporter, Donald Gorrie, and agreed to consider a proposed remit in due course.

  6. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: Dr Richard Simpson declared that he is a Director of a Nursing Home Company based in England.

    The Committee considered the provisions of the Bill which introduce new or increase existing expenditure charged on or payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund (under Standing Orders Rule 9.12) and took evidence from—

    Liz Lewis, Scottish Executive Health Department

    Kit Wyeth, Scottish Executive Health Department

    Neil Rennick, Branch Head, Local Government Division (Finance).

    The Committee agreed that the potential financial implications of this legislation are sufficient to require the Parliament by resolution to agree to that expenditure.

  7. 2002/03 Budget Process (in private): The Committee considered the appointment of an adviser.

  8. 2002/03 Budget Process (in private): The Committee considered and agreed the revised guidance for subject committees at Stage 1.

The meeting closed at 10.48 am.

Callum Thomson
Clerk to the Committe

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