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B: Business Programme
C: Committee Agendas
E: Written questions
F: Motions and Amendments
H: New Documents
I: Petitions lodged
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

 

Business Bulletin No. 41/2002

Monday 11 March 2002

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Procedures Committee

12 March 2002

5th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Parliamentary Questions: The Committee will take evidence from:-

Patricia Ferguson MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business

Euan Robson MSP, Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Business.

Finance Committee

12 March 2002

5th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body: The Committee will consider the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body’s in-year financial performance report and take evidence from—

Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament;

Robert Brown MSP, Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body;

Stewart Gilfillan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Scottish Parliament;

Sarah Davidson, Project Director, Holyrood Project Team.

2. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Budget Submission for 2003/04: The Committee will consider the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body’s expenditure plan for 2003/04 and take evidence from—

Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament;

Robert Brown MSP, Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body;

Stewart Gilfillan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Scottish Parliament;

Sarah Davidson, Project Director, Holyrood Project Team.

3. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - Quarterly Report on the Scottish Parliament Building Project: The Committee will consider a quarterly report on the progress of the Holyrood Project and take evidence from—

Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament;

Robert Brown MSP, Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body;

Stewart Gilfillan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Scottish Parliament;

Sarah Davidson, Project Director, Holyrood Project Team.

4. 2003/04 Budget Process: The Committee will consider a paper on possible cross-cutting reviews as part of the 2003/04 budget process.

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

Francie Molloy MLA, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Finance and Personnel Committee.

Public Petitions Committee

12 March 2002

5th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—

PE468: Provision of free nutritional meals in local authority schools. Ms Rozane Foyer will give a presentation in support of this petition.

PE476: Display of obscene material. Ms Catherine Harper will give a presentation in support of this petition.

PE470: GM Farm Scale Evaluations. Mr Anthony Jackson will give a presentation in support of this petition.

PE471: Funding of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Mr Dereck Fowles will give a presentation in support of this petition.

PE472: Adoption procedures for black and ethnic minority children.

PE473: Bio aerosol and pathogenic bacteria contamination.

PE474: Link between heavy metal poisoning and childhood conditions.

2. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions—

PE435: Scottish Executive policy and guidance on green belt development.

PE436: Access to independent advocacy.

PE437: Future of the Gaelic language.

PE453: Secure unit in the Greater Glasgow Health Board area.

3. Convener's Report.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

12 March 2002

9th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

The Bus User Complaints Tribunal Regulations 2002, (draft)

The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2002, (draft)

The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Elections (Scotland) Order 2002, (draft).

2. Instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/80).

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

The Preserved Rights (Transfer to Responsible Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/76)

The Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Economy, efficiency and effectiveness examinations) (Specified bodies etc.) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/77)

The Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Access to Documents and Information) (Relevant Persons) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/78)

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2002, (SSI 2002/81)

The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/83)

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/85)

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/86)

The Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/87)

The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/88)

The Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/89)

The Provision of School Education for Children under School Age (Prescribed Children) Scotland Order 2002, (SSI 2002/90)

The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/91)

The Electricity from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources (Locational Flexibility) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/92)

The Electricity from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources (Scotland) Saving Arrangements (Modification) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/93)

The Fossil Fuel Levy (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/94)

The Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Guardians etc. by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/95)

The Adults with Incapacity (Reports in Relation to Guardianship and Intervention Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/96)

The Adults with Incapacity (Recall of Guardians’ Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/97)

The Adults with Incapacity (Non-compliance with Decisions of Welfare Guardians) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/98)

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002, (SSI 2002/82).

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

The School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/74)

The Health and Social Care Act 2001 (Commencement No.9) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/75)

The Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Act 2001 (Commencement) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/84).

Justice 1 Committee

12 March 2002

9th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.45 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to consider item 2 in private.

2. Alternatives to custody inquiry: The Committee will consider the specification and candidates for the post of adviser for the inquiry.

3. Legal aid inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider information received since the publication of its inquiry report.

Local Government Committee

12 March 2002

8th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.45 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following Special Grant Report—

Special Grant Report No.1, Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance, SE/2002/52.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following affirmative instruments—

The Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002 (draft)

The Electricity Lands and Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002 (draft).

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Stipulated Time Limit) Order 2002, (SSI/2002/55).

5. Local Government Finance Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

12 March 2002

9th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Education (Disability Strategies and Pupil's Records) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The Scottish Social Services Council (Appointments, Procedures and Access to the Register) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/60)

The Children's Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/63).

4. Budget 2003/4: Frank McAveety will report to Committee on the Executive's 2003/04 budget.

5. Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill: The Committee will consider a final report at Stage 1.

Social Justice Committee

13 March 2002

4th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 8 in private.

2. Subordinate Legislation: Ms Margaret Curran, MSP (Deputy Minister for Social Justice) to move a motion on the following affirmative instrument—

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2002 (draft).

3. Subordinate Legislation: Ms Margaret Curran, MSP (Deputy Minister for Social Justice) to move a motion on the following affirmative instrument—

The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Amendment Order 2002 (draft).

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/45).

5. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Building Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/40).

6. Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 - Draft Guidance and Orders for the Implementation of Scottish Secure Tenancy and Right to Buy: The Committee will consider its response to the Scottish Executive’s consultations.

7. Work Programme: The Committee will consider its future work programme.

8. Monitoring the impact of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

13 March 2002

11th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Cannonball House, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Lifelong Learning Inquiry (in private): The Committee will discuss the draft interim Lifelong Learning Report.

 

Justice 2 Committee

13 March 2002

10th Meeting, 2002

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

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2 and 4 in private.

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 oral evidence from—

Derek W Batchelor QC, Home Advocate Depute, Crown Counsel.

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

4. Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider further a draft Stage 1 report.

Standards Committee

13 March 2002

5th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

2. Cross Party Groups: The Committee will consider correspondence from George Reid MSP concerning the broadcasting and webcasting of Cross Party Group meetings.

3. Cross Party Groups: The Committee will consider a proposal for a Cross Party Group on International Trade and Investment.

4. Complaints Against Alex Johnstone MSP: The Committee will continue its consideration of two reports from the Standards Adviser.

5. Complaints Against Alex Johnstone MSP: The Committee will decide whether there has been a breach of the Code of Conduct.

Health and Community Care Committee

13 March 2002

7th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4 to 6 in private.

2. Time limit for debates: The Committee will be asked to consider if they wish to debate the emergency affirmative and if so to agree to limit debate to 15 minutes.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following emergency affirmative instruments—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/65)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/80).

4. Petition PE123 on Fuel Poverty: The Committee will consider a draft report.

5. Petition PE320 by John Watson on behalf of World Development Movement: The Committee will consider a draft report.

6. Forward Workplan: The Committee will consider its forward workplan.

 

 

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