Volume 3: Subject Committee’s Oral Evidence and Associated Written Evidence

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Volume 3: Subject Committees’ Oral Evidence and Associated Written Evidence

ANNEXE N – ORAL AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE – ECONOMY, ENERGY AND TOURISM COMMITTEE

8th Meeting Wednesday 5 October 2011

Official Report

Bill Jamieson
Professor John McLaren
Colin Borland
David Lonsdale
Ian Shearer

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Federation of Small Businesses
CBI (pre budget)
CBI (post budget)
Scottish Retail Consortium

9th Meeting, Wednesday 26 October 2011

Official Report

Lena Wilson
Iain Scott
Alex Patterson
Malcolm Roughead
Anne MacColl
Niall Stuart
Norman Kerr
John Downie
Duncan Thorp
George Thomson

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Scottish Enterprise
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
VisitScotland
Energy Action Scotland
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

10th Meeting Wedesday 2 November

Official Report

Stephen Boyd
Jim Boyle
John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth
Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment,

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

STUC
Scottish Government Level 4 Figures
Scottish Government Level 4 Figures (Infrastructure and Capital Investment

FURTHER WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Alliance of Sector Skills in Scotland
British Council of Shopping Centres
Consumer Focus
Existing Homes Alliance in Scotland
Scottish Building Federation
Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Scottish Council for Development
Scottish Property Federation
Scottish Renewables
Scottish Tourism Forum
Scottish Wholesale Association
Strategic Forum Partners Efficiency Programme
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
Unison
Wine and Spirit Trade Association
WWF Scotland

Supplementary submissions

Highlands & Islands Enterprise
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Enterprise Annexe A
Scottish Enterprise Annexe B
Scottish Enterprise Annexe C
Scottish Government
Scottish Government - CERT
Scottish Government - HIE Historical budget
SCVO (State of the Sector Survey)
SCVO (Third Sector Key Statistics)
Scottish Retail Consortium
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
VisitScotland

ANNEXE O – ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE – EDUCATION AND CULTURE COMMITTEE

6th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Tuesday 27 September 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Mark Batho, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council;
Robin Parker, President, NUS Scotland;
Mary Senior, Scottish Official, University and College Union Scotland;
David Belsey, National Officer, Further and Higher Education, The Educational Institute of Scotland;
Lord Sutherland.

7th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Tuesday 4 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Alastair Sim, Director, Universities Scotland;
Professor Seamus McDaid, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of Scotland;
Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University;
Sir Timothy O’Shea, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh;
John Spencer, Convener of Scotland’s Colleges’ Principals’ Convention, Scotland’s Colleges;
Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, City of Glasgow College;
Liz McIntyre, Principal, Borders College;
Alan Sherry, Principal, John Wheatley College.

8th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Tuesday 25 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs;
Linda Ellison, Director of Finance, Historic Scotland;
David Seers, Team Leader, Cultural Excellence Team, and Wendy Wilkinson, Deputy Director, Culture Division, Scottish Government;
Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning;
Shirley Laing, Deputy Director for Early Years and Social Services Workforce, and Andrew Scott, Director of Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning, Scottish Government;
Sarah Smith, Director of Learning, Scottish Goverment.

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Open University Scotland
Scottish Funding Council
Universities Scotland

SUPPLEMENTARY EVIDENCE

Mark Batho, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council, letter to Nigel Hawkins, Chair of Court, University of Abertay - 5 September 2011
SFC Letter of Guidance - 21 September 2011
Mark Batho, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council, letter to Nigel Hawkins, Chair of Court, University of Abertay - 22 September 2011
Mark Batho, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council, letter to Eric Sanderson, Chair of Court, University of Dundee - 22 September 2011
Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, letter to Shona Robison MSP and Joe Fitzpatrick MSP - 26 September 2011
Mark Batho, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council, letter to Education and Culture Committee - 14 October 2011
Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive, City of Glasgow College, letter to Education and Culture Committee - 24 October 2011
Education and Lifelong Learning Portfolio Level 4 Budget Figures
Culture, Historic Scotland, the National Records of Scotland and the Young Scots Fund Level 4 Budget Figures
Scotland's Colleges
Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, letter to Education and Culture Committee - 2 November 2011

ANNEXE P – ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE – EQUAL OPPORTUNTIES COMMITTEE

5th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4) Tuesday 4 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Patricia Armstrong, Chief Executive, Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations;
Dr Gina Netto, Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University;
Tallulah Lines, Project Officer Improving Local Equality Data, Improvement Service;
Jatin Haria, Executive Director, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights;
Antony Clark, Assistant Director, Audit Scotland;
Rami Ousta, Chief Executive Officer, Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland;
Susan Grasekamp, Policy Officer, Scottish Disability Equality Forum;
Dr Claire Monaghan, Portfolio Holder for Justice, Equalities and Human Rights, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers;
Jon Harris, Strategic Director, The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities;
Dr Salah Beltagui, Convener, Muslim Council of Scotland;
Pauline Craig, Head of Equality, NHS Health Scotland.

ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE

BEMIS
BEMIS - further submission
COSLA
Improvement Service
NHS Health Scotland
Scottish Disability Equality Forum
Scottish Disability Equality Forum - supplementary submission

6th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4) Tuesday 25 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, Yvonne Strachan, Head of Equality and Communities Division, and Nuala Gormley, Senior Principal Research Officer, Scottish Government.

WRITTEN EVIDENCE RECEIVED FROM OTHER PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
Education and Culture Committee
European and External Relations Committee
Health and Sport Committee
Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee
Justice Committee
Local Government and Regeneration Committee
Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee

OTHER WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Wladyslaw Mejka
National Secular Society
Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability
Scottish Women’s Convention

ANNEXE Q– ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE – EUROPEAN AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

6th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), 1 November 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (NIDOS)
Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund
VisitScotland

SUPPLEMENTARY EVIDENCE

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

ANNEXE R - ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE – HEALTH AND SPORT COMMITTEE

Written Evidence

8th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Tuesday 25 October 2011

Oral Evidence

Professor John McLaren, Centre for Public Policy for Regions
Professor David Bell, University of Stirling
Dr Roger Gibbins, Kerve Coaching and Consultancy, Member of Christie Commission and former CEO NHS Highland
Professor Susan Deacon, University of Edinburgh
Sir Harry Burns, Chief Medical Officer
Graeme Dickson, Scottish Government

9th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4). Tuesday 1 November 2011

Oral Evidence

Bill Alexander, Highland Council
Melanie Hornett, NHS Lothian
John Howie, NHS Health Scotland
Gail Trotter, Scottish Government
Joan Wilson, NHS Tayside
Rachel Ormston, Scottish Centre for Social Research
Martin Woodrow, British Medical Association Scotland
Theresa Fyffe, Royal College of Nursing Scotland
Matt McLaughlin, UNISON

Written Evidence–

Papers including a submission from UNISON

10th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Tuesday 8 November 2011

Oral Evidence

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy
Derek Feeley, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland
John Matheson, Scottish Government

ANNEXE S – ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE – INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

5th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Wednesday 5 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Professor Tom Rye, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Napier TRI;
David Connolly, Director of Technical Development, MVA Consultancy;
Professor Iain Docherty, Professor of Public Policy and Governance, University of Glasgow.

6th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Wednesday 26 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Councillor Harry McGuigan, Spokeperson for Community Wellbeing and Safety, and Caroline Johnston, Policy Manager, COSLA;
Dr Dan Barlow, Head of Policy, WWF Scotland, and Michael Levack, Chief Executive, Scottish Building Federation, The Existing Homes Alliance;
Maureen Watson, Policy and Strategy Director, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations;
Gordon MacRae, Head of Communications and Policy, Shelter Scotland;
Jonathan Fair, Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland.

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

COSLA (304KB pdf)
Existing Homes Alliance (361KB pdf)
Shelter Scotland (31KB pdf)
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (509KB pdf)

7th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Wednesday 2 November 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Scott Allan, Head of Roads and Transportation, Renfrewshire Council, Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland;
Eric Guthrie, Partnership Director, Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership;
Dave Duthie, Partnership Director, Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership;
Valerie Davidson, Assistant Chief Executive, Business Support, and Neil Wylie, Director of Finance & Human Resources, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport;
Amy Dalrymple, Policy & Research Manager, Scottish Chambers of Commerce;
Gareth Williams, Head of Policy, Scottish Council for Development and Industry;
David Lonsdale, Assistant Director, CBI Scotland;
Colin Howden, Director, Transform Scotland;
Ian Aitken, Chief Executive, Cycling Scotland;
John Lauder, National Director for Scotland, SUSTRANS;
Keith Irving, Manager, Living Streets Scotland.

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

CBI Scotland (36KB pdf)
Scottish Council for Development and Industry (137KB pdf)
Transform Scotland (193KB pdf)
Sustrans (388KB pdf)
Cycling Scotland (388KB pdf)
Living Streets (200KB pdf)

8th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Wednesday 9 November 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, Rachel Gwyon, Head of Housing: Sustainability and Innovative Finance, Sharon Fairweather, Director, Finance, Transport Scotland, and Victoria Bruce, Policy Manager, Infrastructure Investment Policy, Scottish Government.

FURTHER WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Organisations

Aberdeenshire Council (59KB pdf)
Car Plus (178KB pdf)
Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland (32KB pdf)
Citizens Advice Scotland (59KB pdf)
Confederation of Passenger Transport UK - Scotland (88KB pdf)
Councillor Elaine Robertson (134KB pdf)
Freight Transport Association (69KB pdf)
North Ayrshire Council (8KB pdf)
North Lanarkshire Council (33KB pdf)
Rail Freight Group (272KB pdf)
Scottish Association of Public Transport (26KB pdf)
Scottish Building Federation (199KB pdf)
Scottish Chambers of Commerce (18KB pdf)
Scottish Property Federation (17KB pdf)
SPOKES (30KB pdf)
Stop Climate Chaos (37KB pdf)
UNISON Scotland (50KB pdf)
WWF Scotland (36KB pdf)

Individuals

Drew Binnie (7KB pdf)
Mike Bonar (8KB pdf)
David Bostock (7KB pdf)
Max Carruthers (7KB pdf)
Carolyn Datta (7KB pdf)
Margaret Forrest (7KB pdf)
Janet Forsyth (7KB pdf)
Miles Goodman (6KB pdf)
Roger Greenway (8KB pdf)
George Hunter (7KB pdf)
Mary A. Langridge (7KB pdf)
Margaret Little (7KB pdf)
Jimmy McLean (7KB pdf)
Faye ONeill (7KB pdf)
Andrew Spenceley (8KB pdf)
Liz Sutherland (7KB pdf)
Dr Sandra Telfer (7KB pdf)
June Willing (7KB pdf)
Jane Woolf (7KB pdf)

ANNEXE T – ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE – JUSTICE COMMITTEE

11th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Tuesday 25 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Brigadier Hugh Monro CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Scotland
John Ewing, Chief Executive, Scottish Prison Service
Phil Fairlie, Chair, Prison Officers' Association Scotland
Tom Halpin, Chief Executive, Sacro
Richard Keen QC, Dean of Faculty, Faculty of Advocates
Lindsay Montgomery CBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Legal Aid Board
Oliver Adair, Member, Criminal Legal Aid Negotiating Team, and Graham Harding,
Member, Civil Legal Aid Negotiating Team, Law Society of Scotland
Keith Dryburgh, Social Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland
Professor Alan Paterson OBE, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Professional Legal Studies, Strathclyde University

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Scottish Prison Service
Prison Officers' Association
SACRO
Scottish Legal Aid Board
Law Society of Scotland
Citizens Advice Scotland

12th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), Tuesday 1 November 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

The Rt Hon Lord Hamilton, Lord President and Lord Justice General
Eleanor Emberson, Chief Executive, Scottish Court Service
Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice
Colin McKay, Deputy Director, Legal System Division, James How, Head of Access to Justice Team, Legal System Division, Richard Dennis, Head of Fire and Rescue Services Division, Joe Griffin, Acting Deputy Director, Community Justice, and Nick Bland, Head of Police Reform Unit, Scottish Government.

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Scottish Court Service

OTHER WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Fair Justice System for Scotland Group
Clan Childlaw
Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
Consumer Focus Scotland
Procurators Fiscal Society
Scottish Women's Aid
Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to the Convener (24 October 2011)
Letter from the Lord Advocate to the Convener (24 October 2011)
Letter from the Lord Advocate to the Convener (28 October 2011)

ANNEXE U: ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND REGENERATION COMMITTEE

7th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), 5 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Bob Christie, Outcomes Programme Manager, Improvement Service
Fiona Kordiak, Director of Audit Services, Audit Scotland
Jenny Stewart, Head of Infrastructure and Government - Scotland, KPMG
Gary Gillespie, Chief Economist, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government
Graeme Roy, Senior Economic Adviser, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government
Peter Kelly, Scottish Living Wage Campaign
Douglas Black, Regional Organiser, UNISON
Lynn Norwood, Head of People Development, Cordia (Services) LLP

8th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), 26 October 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

Lorraine Gillies, Life Stages Programme Manager, Office of the Chief Executive, West Lothian Council
Andrew Lowe, Acting Chief Executive, Scottish Borders Council
SallyAnn Kelly, Acting Director, Barnardo's Scotland
Callum Chomczuk, Senior Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Age Scotland
Douglas Sinclair, Chair, Consumer Focus Scotland
Matt Lancashire, Social Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland
Ian Paterson, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Age Scotland
Citizens Advice Scotland
Scottish Borders Council
West Lothian Council

9th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), 2 November 2011

ORAL EVIDENCE

David Dorward, Honorary Treasurer, SOLACE
Lynn Brown, CIPFA Director of Finance Section
Marjory Stewart, CIPFA Director of Finance Section
Councillor Kevin Keenan, Spokesperson for Resources and Capacity, COSLA
Brenda Campbell, Finance Director, COSLA
John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, Ian Davidson, Head of Local Government, and William Stitt, Assistant Team Leader, Local Government Division, Scottish Government

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

COSLA

SUPPLEMENTARY WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

FURTHER WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Aberdeenshire Council
Argyll and Bute Council
Built Environment Forum Scotland
City of Edinburgh Council
Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland
Confederation of British Industry Scotland
Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations
East Ayrshire Council
East Renfrewshire Council
Falkirk Council
Federation of Small Businesses
Fife Council
Glasgow City Council
Highland Council
Living Streets Scotland
Midlothian Council
North Ayrshire Council
North Lanarkshire Council
Perth and Kinross Council
Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland
Scottish Community Development Centre
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Scottish Property Federation
Scottish Retail Consortium
South Lanarkshire Council
Transform Scotland

ANNEXE V: RURAL AFFAIRS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE

7th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), 5 October 2011

Oral Evidence

Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment;
Mike Neilson, DG Enterprise and Environment;
Jonathan Pryce, Director, Rural and Environment, Scottish Government

SUPPLEMENTARY WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment

8th Meeting, 2011 (Session 4), 26 October 2011

Oral Evidence

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change

SUPPLEMENTARY WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO CALL FOR VIEWS

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