25th Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Tuesday 27th November 2001



Brian Adam

Alasdair Morgan

Dr Richard Simpson

Elaine Thomson

Mike Watson (Convener)



The meeting opened at 10.08 am.


  1. PFI/PPP Inquiry (in private): The Committee considered its lines of questioning for agenda item 3.
  2. Items in private: The Committee agreed to take agenda item 5 in private and also to consider its draft report on Stage 2 of the 2002/03 budget process in private.
  3. PFI/PPP Inquiry: The Committee took evidence fromó
  4. Professor Andrew Bain, Department of Economics, University of Glasgow;

    Paul Brewer, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers;

    Bob Martin, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.

  5. Resource Accounting and Budgeting Inquiry: The Committee noted the response from the Minister for Finance and Local Government; agreed to seek further clarification on the timescale for baseline conversion and to monitor developments.
  6. 2002/03 Budget Process (in private): The Committee considered an issues paper on Stage 2 of the budget process.

The meeting closed at 12.08 .

David McGill,
Acting Clerk to the Committee