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TIC/S3/08/25/M

25th Meeting, 2008 (Session 3)

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Present:

Rob Gibson Charlie Gordon
Patrick Harvie (Convener) Alex Johnstone
Alison McInnes Des McNulty
Shirley-Anne Somerville

Apologies were received from Cathy Peattie (Deputy Convener).

The meeting opened at 1.30 pm.

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee agreed to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2. Strategic Transport Projects Review: The Committee took evidence from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure, and Climate Change, David Anderson, Head of TEAR Team, and Lawrence Shackman, Forth Replacement Crossing Project Manager, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government.

3. Inquiry into the potential benefits of high-speed rail services: The Committee took evidence from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure, and Climate Change, Malcolm Reed, Chief Executive, and Claire Keggie, Head of Rail Policy, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government.

4. Inquiry into the potential benefits of high-speed rail services (in private): The Committee considered the evidence heard during the inquiry.

5. Climate Change (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

The meeting closed at 5.15 pm.

Steve Farrell
Clerk to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
Room T3.40
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 348 5211
Email: steve.farrell@scottish.parliament.uk