SOCIAL INCLUSION, HOUSING AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR COMMITTEE
12th Meeting, Session 1 (1999)
Wednesday 8 December
1. Housing Stock Transfer:
It was requested that Shelter send the committee a copy of a report submitted by themselves to the Homelessness Taskforce and the New Housing Partnership Advisory Group.
It was agreed that members would let the convener have requests for further specific information on Housing Stock Transfer.
2. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: It was agreed that the convener and clerk would discuss the possibility of considering evidence from further organisations within the limits of the agreed timetable.
3. Voluntary Sector: It was agreed that as reporter for voluntary sector issues, Karen Whitefield would examine current issues of concern, consult interested members, and report back to the committee at a later date.
4. Future business: It was agreed that the clerk would arrange a
meeting with SPICe to discuss research needs.
It was agreed that a note of dates of meetings for the new year would be distributed to members.
It was agreed that the convener would prepare a report on the work and working methods of the committee in consultation with members.
It was agreed that the convener would write to the Bureau on the committees behalf emphasising the disruption caused by the Scottish Parliament meeting in plenary session all day on 15 December.
It was agreed that Robert Brown would report on social inclusion issues at the next meeting of the full committee.
It was agreed that the committee would take further evidence on housing stock transfer on dates suggested by the clerk, including evidence from the minister on 9 February.
It was agreed that the committee wished to hold a meeting outside Edinburgh in the week beginning 31 January.
It was agreed that the clerk would write to the minister for an indication of when the Housing Bill was likely to be published. It was agreed that the committee would consider, and return to, the question of whether it wished to be involved in the pre-bill consultation phase or at the latter stage when the bill was before the Scottish Parliament.
The meeting closed at 12.33pm