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8th Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Tuesday 27 March 2001



Mr David Davidson

Donald Gorrie

Adam Ingram

Dr Richard Simpson

Elaine Thomson

Mike Watson (Convener)

Andrew Wilson

The meeting opened at 10.14 am.

  1. Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take agenda items 5 and 6 in private.
  2. Budget (Scotland) Act 2001: The Committee considered a letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government.
  3. Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001: The Committee considered a letter from the Deputy Minister for Finance and Local Government.
  4. The Committee was adjourned from 10.21 am to 10.22 am.

  5. Voluntary Sector Funding: The reporter, Donald Gorrie, updated the Committee. The Committee agreed to input into the proposed strategic review of the Scottish Executive’s funding of the voluntary sector.
  6. Meetings outside Edinburgh: The Committee agreed that it wishes to meet in southwest Scotland, as part of the annual budget process, later in the parliamentary session.
  7. Budget Process 2002/03 (in private): The Committee considered arrangements for Stage 1 of the budget process and agreed to appoint reporters to subject committees as follows—
  8. David Davidson Enterprise and Lifelong Learning

    Donald Gorrie Local Government

    Adam Ingram Rural Development

    Richard Simpson Education, Culture and Sport

    Elaine Thomson Transport and Environment

    (Equal Opportunities)

    Mike Watson Justice 1 & 2

    Andrew Wilson Health and Community Care

  9. Timetabling of committee meetings (in private): The Committee agreed to postpone this item until its next meeting on 3 April.

The meeting closed at 11.15 am.


Callum Thomson
Clerk to the Committe

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