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RSSB/S3/08/2/M

2nd Meeting, 2008 (Session 3)

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Present:

Jackson Carlaw Ross Finnie
Joe FitzPatrick Trish Godman (Convener)
Jamie Hepburn (Deputy Convener)

Apologies were received from Johann Lamont.

The meeting opened at 10.31 am.

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee agreed to take items 3 and 4 in private. The Committee also agreed to consider in private at future meetings the main themes arising in evidence.

2. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies: The Committee took evidence from—

Tom McCabe MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, and Ian Leitch, Director of Resources and Governance, Scottish Parliament;

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, and Lorna Gibbs, Head of Scrutiny Improvement Team, Scottish Government.

3. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies (in private): The Committee considered the main themes arising from the evidence session and agreed to write to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth seeking further written evidence.

4. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies (in private): The Committee considered its work programme and agreed to invite to its next meeting the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and Auditor General for Scotland, and to subsequent meetings the Scottish Information Commissioner, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, Scottish Commission for Human Rights and the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland to provide oral evidence. The Committee agreed to consider further invitations to provide oral evidence following consideration of any written evidence received.

The meeting closed at 12.42 pm.

Claire Menzies Smith
Clerk to the Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee
Room T2.60
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 348 5417
Email: RSSB@scottish.parliament.uk