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RSSB/S3/09/1/M

1st Meeting, 2009 (Session 3)

Tuesday 20 January 2009

Present:

Jackson Carlaw

Ross Finnie

Joe FitzPatrick

Trish Godman (Convener)

Jamie Hepburn (Deputy Convener)

Johann Lamont

The meeting opened at 10.04 am.

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

Professor Alice Brown, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, Eric Drake, Director of Investigations, and David Robb, Director of Policy and Development, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman;

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland;

Dr Jim Dyer, Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

2. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies (in private): The Committee considered the main themes arising from the evidence session.

3. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies (in private): The Committee considered the written evidence received and agreed to invite Waterwatch Scotland, the Scottish Prisons Compaints Commissioner, the Standards Commission for Scotland, the Chief Investigating Officer, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth and the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to provide oral evidence at future meetings. The Committee agreed to consider any further invitations to provide oral evidence at its next meeting.

The meeting closed at 1.45 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