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,
Mike Watson (Convener)
Elaine Thomson (Deputy Convener)
Mr David Davidson
Mr Brian Adam
Dr Richard Simpson
The Committee reports to the Parliament as
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.
The Budget (Scotland) Act 2001 (Amendment)
Order 2001 (SSI 2001/draft)