Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take
agenda items 5 and 6 in private and to take agenda item
7 in public.
External Research: The Convener informed the Committee
that Mr Norman Flynn had been awarded the research contract
on Outcome Budgeting.
Voluntary Sector Funding: The Committee agreed in
principle that Voluntary Sector Funding would be its next
2002/03 Budget Process: The Committee considered
a response from the Minister for Finance and Local Government
to its stage 1 report and agreed to seek clarification on
a number of issues.
Meeting outside Edinburgh: The Committee considered
a revised paper and agreed to meet in Kirkcudbright at stage
2 of the Budget Process.
PFI/PPP Inquiry (in private): The Committee considered
a revised paper on the structure of the inquiry and agreed
a revised remit and timetable subject to specified changes.
Annual Report of the Finance Committee (in private):
The Committee agreed the text of its annual report for
The meeting closed at 11.20