6th Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Wednesday 14 January 2001



Margaret Jamieson (Deputy Convener)

Janis Hughes

John McAllion

Shona Robison

Dr Richard Simpson

Mary Scanlon

Mrs Margaret Smith

Ms Nicola Sturgeon

Apologies: Dorothy-Grace Elder.

Also present: Pauline McNeil

The meeting opened at 9:37am.

Richard Simpson declared that he is the Director of a nursing home company based in England, is a member of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, provides advice on adoption and fostering matters to Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils and that his wife works as a child protection trainer.

  1. Item in Private: The Committee agreed to take item 4 in private.
  2. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from the following witnesses—
  3. The Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care (Malcolm Chisholm)

    British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering

    Children First

    Help the Aged

  4. Appointment of Budget Advisor: The Committee agreed to appoint an advisor to the budget process and agreed the terms of reference.
  5. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered a draft Stage 1 Report. Various changes were agreed to.

The meeting closed at 12:35pm.

Jennifer Smart
Clerk to the Committee