32nd Meeting, 2001 (Session 1)

Wednesday 19 December 2001



Bill Butler

Dorothy-Grace Elder

Janis Hughes

Margaret Jamieson (Deputy Convener)

John McAllion

Shona Robison

Mary Scanlon

Mrs Margaret Smith (Convener)

Nicola Sturgeon



The meeting opened at 9.32 am.


1. Item in private: The Committee agreed to take item 4 in private.

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instruments and had no recommendation to make—

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/430)

The National Health Service (Superannuation Scheme, Injury Benefits and Compensation for Premature Retirement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/437)

The Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/447)

The Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/450)

3. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27.

Sections 16, 17 and 18 were agreed to without amendment.

Sections 14 and 15 were agreed to as amended.

4. Report on Hepatitis C (in private): The Committee agreed to issue a press release on the Scottish Executive proposals together with a letter to the Minister and the terms of a motion in relation to the Committee’s debate in the Chamber.



The meeting closed at 10.37 am.

Jennifer Smart
Clerk to the Committee