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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 24 April 2013

Venue: Room 106

Meeting began at 1.10pm


The Speaker sought any declarations of interest from the Commission in relation to items of business being discussed. None were declared.


The Speaker welcomed Dianne Bevan (Chair of the Organisational Redesign Review Team) and Ken Hughes (Review Team Member).

The Clerk/Director General outlined the context for the review and referred Members to the paper issued for the meeting.

Caitríona Ruane wished to have it recorded that she considered the scheduled staff meetings to be premature and that she had not been consulted on the process for handling the report.

Dianne Bevan and Ken Hughes presented their report, which was tabled at the meeting, and answered Members questions.

During discussion it was agreed that the preparation and implementation of a Gender Action Plan be included in the Implementation Plan.

The Commission agreed to consider the report at its meeting to be held on 1 May 2013 and wished to have it made clear at the scheduled staff meetings that it had taken no decisions on the report’s recommendations.

The Speaker concluded the meeting by expressing thanks to Dianne Bevan and Ken Hughes for their work on the review. On behalf of the Commission, the Speaker also made a presentation to Ken Hughes who had undertaken the work on the review in addition to his duties at the Scottish Parliament.

Meeting concluded at 2.15pm


It was noted that the next meeting would take place on Wednesday 1 May 2013 at 1.00pm in Room 106.

Trevor Reaney
Clerk/Director General

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