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SOCIAL INCLUSION, HOUSING AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR COMMITTEE

MINUTES

8th Meeting, Session 1 (1999) 

Wednesday 10 November

 

  

Present:

Bill Aitken Robert Brown
Cathie Craigie Margaret Curran
Fiona Hyslop Lloyd Quinan
Alex Neil Mike Watson
Keith Raffan

Karen Whitefield

 

The meeting opened at 10.04 am

 

1. Action points from previous meeting: It was agreed that the decision to meet weekly would be reviewed at a future meeting.

    It was agreed that the clerk would write to the members of the committee regarding the schedule of work.

    It was agreed that the convener would write to the Minister for Communities to enquire whether the Executive had conducted a mapping exercise of agencies concerned with work in the area of social inclusion.

    It was agreed that the clerk would advise members on the schedule for the production of the Official Report.

     

2. Housing Stock Transfers: The committee heard evidence from:

    Councillor Michael McGlynn (COSLA);

    David Orr (Scottish Federation of Housing Associations);

    Alan Ferguson (Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland)

    It was agreed that Fiona Hyslop would liaise with John McAllion, reporter on housing issues, to take forward any work arising from recent committee meetings.

     

3. Remit of reporters: It was agreed that John McAllion, reporter on housing issues, would report to the committee with recommendations after the committee had completed its evidence sessions on housing stock transfers.

 

It was agreed that the ad hoc anti-poverty strategy working group would report back to the committee with recommendations once it had agreed recommendations.

It was agreed that Karen Whitefield, as reporter for voluntary sector issues, would consult Keith Raffan and other members of the committee on her discussion paper ‘The Remit of the Voluntary Sector Reporter: a Discussion Paper’ and report back to a future meeting.

It was agreed that the clerk would prepare a paper on the research needs of the committee, following consultation with members.

 

4. Timetable: The redrafted timetable was agreed.

 

The meeting closed at 12.25pm

 

 

Martin Verity
Clerk to the Committee

  
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