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Minutes of Proceedings The Scottish Affairs Committee



 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY 13 December 2000

Members present:

Mr David Marshall, in the Chair

Miss Anne BeggMr Desmond Swayne
Mr Mohammed SarwarMr Bill Tynan
Sir Robert Smith
The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the response from both the Government and the Scottish Executive to the First Report from the Committee in Session 1999–2000 [Poverty in Scotland] be appended to the Report.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That a memorandum containing the Committee's Annual Report be sent to the Liaison Committee.

Resolved, That the Committee do visit the European Commission in Brussels and the World Trade Organization in Geneva in connection with its inquiry into the Drinks Industry in Scotland.—(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Wednesday 10 January 2001 at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 10 January 2001

Members present:

Mr David Marshall, in the Chair

Miss Anne BeggSir Robert Smith
Mr Russell BrownMr Desmond Swayne
Mr Eric ClarkeMr Bill Tynan
Mr Mohammed Sarwar Mr Andrew Welsh

The Committee deliberated.

The Drinks Industry in Scotland: Mr Rob Hayward, Chief Executive, The Brewers' and Licensed Retailers' Association, and Mr Russell Sharp, Executive Member, The Brewers' and Licensed Retailers' Association and Managing Director, Caledonian Brewery Company; Mr Brian Stewart, Chairman and Mr Richard Gibb, Director of Corporate Affairs, Scottish & Newcastle plc; and Mr Iain Duff, Economist and Policy Manager and Mr Roland Diggens, Government Affairs Manager, The Scottish Council for Development and Industry, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 17 January at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 17 January 2001

Members present:

Mr David Marshall, in the Chair

Mrs Irene AdamsSir Robert Smith
Miss Anne BeggMr Bill Tynan
Mr Eric ClarkeMr Andrew Welsh
Mr Mohammed Sarwar

The Committee deliberated.

The Drinks Industry in Scotland: Mr Edwin Atkinson, Director General, Mr Ron MacEachran, Finance Director, JBB (Greater Europe), Glasgow, incorporating Invergordon Distillers and Mr Fraser Morrison, Company Secretary, Highland Distillers plc, The Gin and Vodka Association of Great Britain; Mr Stuart Ross, Chief Executive, The Belhaven Brewery Company Limited; and Dr Ian Crawford, Director of Consumption Research, The Institute for Fiscal Studies, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 31 January at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 31 January 2001

Members present:

Mr David Marshall, in the Chair

Miss Anne BeggMr Bill Tynan
Sir Robert Smith

The Committee deliberated.

Mr John McFall, Member of Parliament and Mr Ken Robertson, Public Affairs Director, Guinness UDV Operations, Diageo plc; and Mr Bill Speirs, General Secretary, STUC, Mr Robert Parker, Regional Secretary, GMB, Mr Ian King, Senior Organiser, GMB, Mr Ian Fulton, Regional Officer, MSF, Scottish Trades Union Congress, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 28 February at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 28 February 2001

Members present:

Mr David Marshall, in the Chair

Mrs Irene AdamsMr Mohammed Sarwar
Miss Anne BeggSir Robert Smith
Mr Russell Brown Mr Bill Tynan
Mr Eric ClarkeMr Andrew Welsh

The Committee deliberated.

The Drinks Industry in Scotland: Mr Jonathan Tait, Director, Food and Drink, Scottish Enterprise; and Ms Patricia Henton, Chief Executive, Dr James Curran, Head of Science and Mr Stewart Mitchell, Divisional Manager, SEPA North Region, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), were examined.

In the absence of the Chairman, Mrs Irene Adams took the Chair.

Dr Laurence Gruer, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Greater Glasgow Health Board and Dr Martin Plant, Director, Alcohol and Health Research Centre, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 21 March at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 21 March 2001

Members present:

Mr David Marshall, in the Chair

Miss Anne BeggSir Robert Smith
Mr Eric ClarkeMr Bill Tynan
Mr Mohammed Sarwar

The Committee deliberated.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee be reported to the House.—(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Wednesday 28 March at Four o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 28 March 2001

Members present:

Mr David Marshall, in the Chair

Mr Eric ClarkeMr Bill Tynan
Sir Robert Smith

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report, (The Drinks Industry in Scotland: Issues and Concerns), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 24 read and agreed to.

Annex agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Committee do make the Report to the House.

[Adjourned to a day and time to be fixed by the Chairman.


 
 
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