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Finance Committee

12th Report 2001

Report on The Budget (Scotland) Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2001

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SP Paper 455

Session 1 (2001)


Remit and membership


1. The remit of the Finance Committee is to consider and report on-

(a) any report or other document laid before the Parliament by members of the Scottish Executive containing proposals for, or budgets of, public expenditure or proposals for the making of a tax-varying resolution, taking into account any report or recommendations concerning such documents made to them by any other committee with power to consider such documents or any part of them;

(b) any report made by a committee setting out proposals concerning public expenditure;

(c) Budget Bills; and

(d) any other matter relating to or affecting the expenditure of the Scottish Administration or other expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund.

2. The Committee may also consider and, where it sees fit, report to the Parliament on the timetable for the Stages of Budget Bills and on the handling of financial business.

3. In these Rules, "public expenditure" means expenditure of the Scottish Administration, other expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund and any other expenditure met out of taxes, charges and other public revenue.

(Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament, Rule 6.6)


Mike Watson (Convener)

Elaine Thomson (Deputy Convener)

Mr David Davidson

Donald Gorrie

Mr Brian Adam

Dr Richard Simpson

Alasdair Morgan

Committee Clerks

David McGill

Anne Peat

Gerry McInally


The Committee reports to the Parliament as followsó

1. The Finance Committee met on Monday 19th November 2001 to consider the draft affirmative instrument listed in the Annexe to this report.

2. After debate on the motion moved by the Minister for Finance and Local Government under Rule 10.6, the Finance Committee agreed to recommend that the draft order be approved by the Parliament.


Annexe A

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/draft)

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