1. Items in private: The Committee agreed to take agenda
item 3 in private.
2. 2002/03 Budget Process: The Committee considered
the Scottish Executives draft budget and took evidence
Norma Hart, Chief Executive, Dumfries and Galloway Tourist
John Kilgour, Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, Dumfries
and Galloway branch;
Colin Williamson, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Dumfries
Margaret Burton, Chairperson, Dumfries and Galloway Chamber
Bob Carruth, Regional Policy Adviser, National Farmers
The Committee was adjourned from 11.14 am to 11.23 am.
Julian Cowie, Director of Finance, Dumfries and Galloway
Ruth Paterson, Stewartry Council for Voluntary Services;
Mike McLurg, Director, Nithsdale Council for Voluntary Services;
Laura Morrison, Director of Finance, Dumfries and Galloway
Russell Marchant, Principal, Barony College, Dumfries;
Tony Jakimciw, Principal, Dumfries and Galloway College,
The Committee was adjourned from 12.52 pm
to 2.16 pm.
3. 2002/03 Budget Process (in private): The Committee
discussed its lines of questioning for agenda item 4.
4. 2002/03 Budget Process: The Committee took evidence
on the Scottish Executives draft budget from Angus MacKay
MSP, Minister for Finance and Local Government.
The Committee was adjourned from 4.03 pm
to 4.10 pm.
5. The Budget (Scotland) Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2001
(SSI 2001/draft): The Committee debated motion S1M-2423
in the name of Angus MacKay MSP, Minister for Finance and Local
Government and agreed to recommend approval of the draft order
to the Parliament.
The meeting closed at 4.27