1st Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Wednesday 10 January 2001



Dorothy-Grace Elder

Janis Hughes

Margaret Jamieson

John McAllion

Shona Robison

Mary Scanlon

Dr Richard Simpson

Mrs Margaret Smith (Convener)

Ms Nicola Sturgeon


Apologies were received from Shona Robison.

The meeting opened at 9:31am.

  1. Declaration of Interest: Janis Hughes declared that she is a member of Unison and John McAllion declared that he is a member of GMB and the Socialist Health Association. Dorothy Grace Elder declared that she is a member of the National Union of Journalists.
  2. Appointment of Deputy Convener: The Committee agreed the appointment of Margaret Jamieson.
  3. Items in private: The committee agreed to take items 9, 10 and 11 in private.
  4. Tobacco Advertising and Promotion: The Committee considered the Sewel Memorandum from the Scottish Executive and took evidence from the Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, Malcolm Chisholm.
  5. The Committee agreed that it was content that the matter be progressed by the UK Parliament.

  6. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instrument and determined that it had no recommendations to make—
  7. The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2000/431)

  8. Influenza Vaccination: The Committee agreed to request clarification with the Executive on a number of issues.

The meeting adjourned at 10:58 am and restarted at 11:07 am.

  1. Consultation on Public Sector Ombudsmen in Scotland: The Committee discussed the SPICe report.
  2. Scottish Executive Joint Future Group Report: The Committee discussed the Convener’s draft report.
  3. Consultation on Public Sector Ombudsmen in Scotland (in private): The Committee agreed to delegate authority to the Convener, Deputy Convener and Clerks to complete the response to the Executive and circulate to members for final approval.
  4. Scottish Executive Joint Future Group Report (in private): The Committee agreed its response to the report.
  5. Forward Workplan (in private): The Committee agreed the timetable for legislation set out in the workplan and agreed the priority for other items of work.

The meeting closed 12:33 pm

Jennifer Smart
Clerk to the Committee