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FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

7th Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Tuesday 13 March 2001

 

Present:

Mr David Davidson

Dr Richard Simpson

Mike Watson (Convener)

Andrew Wilson

Apologies were received from Donald Gorrie, Adam Ingram and Elaine Thomson.

The meeting opened at 10.07 am.

  1. Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take agenda items 7, 8 and 9 in private.
  2. Proposed Contingent Liability: The Committee took evidence from
  3. Dr Aileen Keel, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Executive

    John Aldridge, Director of Finance, Scottish Executive Health Department

    Angus McMillan Douglas, Director, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

    Dr Bob Perry, Director, Protein Fractionation Centre

    on the following minutes from the Scottish Executive Health Department

    Contingent Liability: Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Protein Fractionation Centre Clinical Trials (SE/2001/68)

    Contingent Liability: Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Proposed Contract with Egypt (SE/2001/73).

    The Committee approved the terms of the minutes and agreed that the Convener would write to the Minister for Health and Community Care.

  4. Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill: 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 agreed that the potential financial implications of this legislation are sufficient to require the Parliament by resolution to agree to that expenditure.
  5. 2002/03 Provisional Expenditure Plan for SPCB: The Committee considered the provisional expenditure plan for the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body for 2002/03 and agreed that the Convener would write to the Presiding Officer to ask for clarification on several issues.
  6. 2002/03 Provisional Expenditure Plan for Audit Scotland: The Committee noted a letter from the Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit.
  7. 2002/03 Budget Process: The Committee considered a letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government and agreed that the Convener would write to the Minister to ask for clarification on several issues.
  8. Inquiry into PFI/PPP (in private): The Committee considered a paper from SPICe on the draft remit of the inquiry and agreed to consider a revised version in due course.
  9. Inquiry into PFI/PPP (in private): The Committee agreed in principle to appoint an adviser for the inquiry.
  10. External Research (in private): Professor Arthur Midwinter presented the draft findings of Stage 2 of his research.

The meeting closed at 12.15 pm.

 

Callum Thomson
Clerk to the Committe

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