Official Report

 

Local Government and Transport Committee, 09 Mar 2004

Scottish Parliament
Local Government and Transport Committee
Tuesday 9 March 2004
(Afternoon)

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: [The Convener opened the meeting at 13:36]

Items in Private

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The Convener (Bristow Muldoon): : I welcome members to the Local Government and Transport Committee's seventh meeting this year. The first agenda item is consideration of whether to take items in private. Item 3 is consideration of our draft report on the Local Governance (Scotland) Bill. It is normal practice to consider draft reports in private until they are finalised. Do we agree to take that item in private?

Members indicated agreement.


The Convener: : Does Tommy Sheridan agree to have his dissent to that noted?

Tommy Sheridan (Glasgow) (SSP) indicated agreement.


The Convener: : Does the committee also agree to discuss the draft report in private at subsequent meetings until it is ready for publication?

Members indicated agreement.


The Convener: : Does Tommy Sheridan agree to have his dissent to that noted?

Tommy Sheridan indicated agreement.

Subordinate Legislation

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Local Government Capital Expenditure Limits (Scotland) Regulations 2004
(SSI 2004/29)

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The Convener: : The next item relates to subordinate legislation. No members have raised points on the regulations and no motion for annulment has been lodged. However, I draw to members' attention the Subordinate Legislation Committee's questions to the Executive about the regulations, which were answered. That committee expressed concern that there was slight doubt about whether the instrument was intra vires. As no motion for annulment has been lodged, do members agree that they have nothing to report on the regulations?

Members indicated agreement.


The Convener: : The next agenda item is item 3, which we have agreed to take in private.


: Meeting continued in private until 17:38.