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10th Meeting, 2003 (Session 2)

Tuesday 25 November 2003

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Brian Adam

Mr Richard Baker

Chris Ballance

Susan Deacon

Murdo Fraser

Christine May

Alasdair Morgan (Convener)

Mike Watson (Deputy Convener)

Apologies were received from Mr Jamie Stone

The meeting opened at 2.01 pm.

1. Item in private: the Committee agreed to take item 3 in private. The Committee also agreed to take consideration of its draft report on Scottish Solutions at future meetings in private.

2. Intermediary Technology Institutes: As part of the Committee's consideration of this item, Christine May declared an interest relevant to the remit of the Committee in that she was a member of the board of Scottish Enterprise at the time the Intermediary Technology Institutes were established. The Committee took evidence from:

Dr Janet Brown, Director, Competitive Business, Scottish Enterprise;

Mr Gordon Campbell, Chairman, Intermediary Technology Institutes;

on the establishment of Intermediary Technology Institutes in Scotland.

3. Scottish Solutions Inquiry (in private): the Committee considered a draft report on its Scottish Solutions inquiry. The Committee agreed to further consider its draft report in private at its next meeting.

The meeting closed at 3.55pm

Judith Evans

Clerk to the Committee (Acting)