14th Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Wednesday 9 May 2001



Dorothy-Grace Elder

Janis Hughes

Margaret Jamieson (Deputy Convener)

Shona Robison

Mary Scanlon

Dr Richard Simpson

Mrs Margaret Smith (Convener)


Also present: Malcolm Chisholm (Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care) and Andrew Wilson.

Apologies were received from Ms Nicola Sturgeon and John McAllion

The meeting opened at 9.29 am

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 and provides advice on adoption and fostering matters to Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils which was relevant to item 1.

Margaret Jamieson and Janis Hughes declared that they are members of UNISON, which was relevant to item 1

  1. Budget 2002/03: The Committee took evidence from—
  2. Judith Illsley, Director of Planning and Performance, Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Michael Bews Chief Executive, Lomond and Argyll Primary Care Trust, Dr Erik Jespersen, Clinical Director, Argyll and Bute LHCC and Mr Paul Martin, Director of Nursing, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Primary Care Trust.

    Jim Devine, Scottish Organiser for Health, UNISON, Eddie Egan Chairman of the Scottish Health Committee, UNISON, John Gallacher, Lead officer for Staff Governance, UNISON

    The meeting adjourned from 10.38 am to 10.47 am

  3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instruments and determined that it had no recommendations to make—
  4. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (No.3) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/138)

    The NHS 24 (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/137)

    Mary Scanlon wished to register her concern over the level of consultation with members of the Health and Community Care Committee during the drafting of SSI 137. The Convener agreed to write to the Executive raising this issue.

  5. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 4).

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 133, 69, 77, 220, 221, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 134, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, and 85.

The following amendments were moved and, with the agreement of the Committee, withdrawn: 216, 185 and 186.

Other amendments were not moved.

Schedule 2, sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 were agreed to as amended.

Sections 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41 were agreed to without amendment.

The meeting closed at 11.55 am

Jennifer Smart
Clerk to the Committe

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