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11th Meeting, 2009 (Session 3)

Wednesday 22 April 2009


Claire Baker Aileen Campbell
Kenneth Gibson (Deputy Convener) Ken Macintosh
Christina McKelvie Elizabeth Smith
Margaret Smith Karen Whitefield (Convener)

The meeting opened at 9.31 am.

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instruments—

The Regulation of Care (Fitness of Employees in Relation to Care Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI2009/91)

The Repayment of Student Loans (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI2009/102).

The Committee noted that SSI 2009/91 had been revoked. The Committee agreed to make no recommendations in relation to the SSI 2009/102.

2. Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill - witness expenses: The Committee agreed to delegate to the Convener responsiblity for arranging for the SPCB to pay, under Rule12.4.2, any expenses of witnesses on the Bill.

3. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence on the Bill at Stage 2 from—

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, Robin McKendrick, Head of Branch, Support for Learning Division, and Louisa Walls, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

The meeting closed at 1.03 pm.

Eugene Windsor
Clerk to the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
Room T3.40
The Scottish Parliament
Tel: 0131 348 5204