SOCIAL INCLUSION, HOUSING AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR COMMITTEE
2nd Meeting, Session 1 (1999)
Monday 23 August 1999
Apologies were received from Keith Raffan.
Also present were Malcolm Chisholm and Tommy Sheridan.
The meeting opened at 2.04pm
It was agreed that a programme of meetings and seminars with external organisations and individuals be drawn up.
It was agreed that the next meeting would receive proposals to initiate a programme of work in relation to a national anti poverty strategy. These proposals would be drafted by an ad hoc meeting comprising Margaret Curran, Bill Aitken, Lloyd Quinan, Robert Brown and Karen Whitefield.
It was agreed that a short-term inquiry be undertaken into the impact of drugs misuse on social exclusion.
It was agreed that the committee appoint a reporter to examine possible work in relation to housing matters and to draft a work plan for the committee. John McAllion was so appointed and, with the assistance of Fiona Hyslop, would report progress to the next meeting.
It was agreed that the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations be invited to host a briefing seminar for the committee.
The meeting closed at 4.07pm