1. PFI/PPP Inquiry (in private): The Committee
considered its lines of questioning for agenda items 3 and 5.
2. Items in Private: The Committee agreed
to take agenda item 4 in private.
3. PFI/PPP Inquiry: The Committee took evidence
Professor Allyson Pollock, School of Public Policy, University
Des Murray, Association for Public Service Excellence;
Paul OBrien, Director, Association for Public Service
Richard Blackburn, Director of Commercial Services, Dumfries
and Galloway Council;
Professor Paul Grout, Director, Leverhulme Centre for Market
and Public Organisation, University of Bristol;
Geoff Haley, Chairman, International Project Finance Association.
The meeting was adjourned from 12.30 pm to 2.07 pm.
4. PFI/PPP Inquiry (in private): The Committee
considered a paper by the Clerk and agreed to consider an options
paper at its next meeting.
5. PFI/PPP Inquiry: The Committee took evidence
Tom Kelly, Chief Executive, Association of Scottish Colleges;
Andrew Gordon, Chief Executive, Canmore Partnerships;
Ian McDonald, Depute Director of Education Services, Glasgow
John Curley, Senior Education Officer, Glasgow City Council;
Keith Patterson, Partner, MacRoberts;
Sandy Bremner, Head of Public Private Partnership Unit, Miller
The Deputy Convener took the Chair.
6. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Scottish
Parliament Building Project: The Committee considered
a letter from the Presiding Officer and took evidence from
Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament;
Robert Brown MSP, Member, Scottish Parliamentary
Sarah Davidson, Project Director, Holyrood Project
The meeting closed at 16.50