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Business Bulletin No. 157/2001

Friday 2 November 2001

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

5 November 2001

28th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in The Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels

1. Scottish Borders Education Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Scottish Borders Council officials

Councillors

Trade Unions

Borders Equality in Education.

European Committee

5 November 2001

14th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Convener's report: The Convener will update the Committee on-

Letter received from John Home Robertson MSP regarding the recent decision of the EC Standing Veterinary Committee rejecting proposals to recommence lamb exports to Scotland.

3. Scottish European Structural Funds Forum: The Committee will discuss the agenda and papers for the forthcoming meeting of the Forum, scheduled for 12 November 2001.

4. Governance in the European Union and the Future of Europe: The Committee will hear from and discuss a draft report produced by its adviser, Dr. Amanda Sloat.

Not before 3.15 pm:

5. UK Minister for Europe: The Committee will hear from the Rt. Hon Peter Hain MP on issues relating to the Future of Europe debate.

6. The euro and state-of preparation in Scotland: The Committee will consider a draft report into the preparation for, and policy implications of, the single currency in Scotland: a contribution to the euro debate from a Scottish perspective.

Justice 2 Committee

6 November 2001

30th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 2 in private and whether to consider in private lines of questioning for witnesses on the inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service at its meetings on 14, 20 and 28 November.

2. Inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will consider lines of questioning for item 3.

3. Inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will take evidence from—

Richard Stott, President and Helen Nisbet, Secretary, Procurator Fiscal Society;

Bernard Harkins, Branch Secretary, Alan Marshall, Treasurer and Debbie Hilton, local representative, Public and Commercial Services Union.

4. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a revised draft report on the general principles of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill.

Finance Committee

6 November 2001

21st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. PFI/PPP Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for agenda item 2.

2. PFI/PPP Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Michael Mumford, The Management School, University of Lancaster;

Matthew Farrow, Head of Policy, CBI Scotland;

Amanda McIntyre, Head of Modernising Government, CBI.

3. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda item 4 in private, and whether to consider lines of questioning for future evidence taking sessions in relation to its PFI/PPP inquiry in private.

4. Adviser on the Budget Process: The Committee will consider potential candidates for appointment as adviser to the Committee on the Budget Process.

Public Petitions Committee

6 November 2001

13th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions.

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions.

3. Convener's Report:

Subordinate Legislation Committee

6 November 2001

30th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill—

Water Industry (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

2. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill—

Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

3. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill—

Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill at Stage 1.

4. Executive Responses: The Committee will consider the responses from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following—

The Processed Animal Protein (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/383)

The Abolition of the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/390).

5. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2001 Amendment Order, (Draft).

6. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following—

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.2) Amendment (No.4) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/394)

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Transfer of Scottish Homes Property etc.) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/396)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (Recovery of Costs) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/401).

7. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary control: The Committee will consider the following—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2001, (SSI 2001/395).

8. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Commencement No.2, Transitional Provisions, Savings and Variation) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/397)

The Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 (Commencement No.3 and Transitional Provisions) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/400).

Rural Development Committee

6 November 2001

24th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item in Private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following instrument under the negative procedure—

The Potatoes Originating in Germany (Notification) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/333).

3. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider written evidence and take oral evidence at stage 2 from—

Ronnie Rose (Scottish Gamekeepers Association)

Tom Parker (National Working Terrier Federation)

Paul Crofts (Scottish Hillpacks Association).

4. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committee will consider a draft stage 2 report.

Local Government Committee

6 November 2001

28th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, the Mound, Edinburgh

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3 and 4 in private.

2. Local Government Finance Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

COSLA:

Councillor John Pentland, Finance Spokesperson

Councillor Drew Edward, Chair of Capital Task Group

Norie Williamson, Director of Finance

Brenda Campbell, Financial Policy Officer.

3. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

4. Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

 

 

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