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FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

17th Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Tuesday 26 June 2001

 

Present:

Mr David Davidson

Donald Gorrie

Adam Ingram

Dr Richard Simpson

Elaine Thomson (Deputy Convener)

Mike Watson (Convener)

Andrew Wilson


The meeting opened at 10.03 am.

  1. Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take agenda items 4, 5 and 6 in private.
  2. Proposed Amendment to Contingent Liability: The Committee took evidence from –
  3. Dr Aileen Keel, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Executive

    on the following minute from the Scottish Executive Health Department—

    Contingent Liability (SE/2001/68): Amendment to Table of Clinical Trials of Blood Products Produced by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Protein Fractionation Centre (SE/2001/127)

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

  4. Proposed Contingent Liability: The Committee took evidence from—
  5. W R J McQueen, Head of Division, Scottish Executive Development Department, Transport Division 2

    D N G Reid, Head Division, Scottish Executive Transport and European Finance

    M A Sinclair, Divisional Solicitor, Scottish Executive Development Department

    on the following minute from the Minister for Transport and Planning—

    Scottish Transport Group Pension Fund Surplus: Indemnities to be granted by Scottish Ministers to the Trustees of the Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds (SE/2001/131)

    The Committee approved the terms of the minute and agreed that the Convener would write to the Minister for Transport and Planning.

  6. PFI/PPP Inquiry (in private): The Committee considered a paper from its adviser, Professor Peter Jackson.
  7. Voluntary Sector Funding (in private): The Committee considered a draft submission to the Scottish Executive’s consultation document, Review of Funding for the Voluntary Sector: Direct Funding from the Scottish Executive and agreed it subject to specified changes being made.
  8. CIPFA Conference (in private): The Committee agreed to submit a proposal to the Conveners’ Liaison Group for the Convener to attend the CIPFA conference on three-year budgeting on behalf of the Finance Committee.

The meeting closed at 12.22 pm.

 

Callum Thomson
Clerk to the Committee

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