19th Meeting, 2001 (session 1)

Tuesday 25 September 2001



Brian Adam

Mr David Davidson

Alasdair Morgan

Dr Richard Simpson

Mike Watson (Convener)


Apologies were received from Donald Gorrie and Elaine Thomson.



The meeting opened at 10.13 am.


  1. Committee Business: The Committee agreed to take agenda items 5 and 6 in private and to take agenda item 7 in public.

  2. External Research: The Convener informed the Committee that Mr Norman Flynn had been awarded the research contract on Outcome Budgeting.

  3. Voluntary Sector Funding: The Committee agreed in principle that Voluntary Sector Funding would be its next inquiry.

  4. 2002/03 Budget Process: The Committee considered a response from the Minister for Finance and Local Government to its stage 1 report and agreed to seek clarification on a number of issues.

  5. Meeting outside Edinburgh: The Committee considered a revised paper and agreed to meet in Kirkcudbright at stage 2 of the Budget Process.

  6. PFI/PPP Inquiry (in private): The Committee considered a revised paper on the structure of the inquiry and agreed a revised remit and timetable subject to specified changes.

  7. Annual Report of the Finance Committee (in private): The Committee agreed the text of its annual report for 2000-2001.


The meeting closed at 11.20 am.

David McGill
Acting Clerk to the Committee