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Business Bulletin No. 70/2002

Wednesday 1 May 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in Committee Chambers, Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated.

Transport and the Environment Committee

14th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 3 and 5 in private.

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

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations, (SSI 2002/147)

The Scottish Water (Rate of Return) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/165)

The Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential and Savings Provisions) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/166)

The Water and Sewerage Charges (Exemption) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/167)

The Scottish Administration (Offices) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/801).

3. 2003-04 Budget Process: The Committee will consider the evidence it has taken as part of its consideration of the 2003-04 budget process.

4. 2003-04 Budget Process (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for the Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning as part of its consideration of the 2003-04 budget process.

5. Work Programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

6. 2003-04 Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence as part of its consideration of the 2003-04 Budget Process from—

Lewis Macdonald, Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning.

7. Public Petition: The Committee will take evidence on Petition PE357 by Aberdeen City Council on Investment Transport Infrastructure from—

Lewis Macdonald, Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning.

Social Justice Committee

7th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

  1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 7 and 8 in

private.

2. Scottish Fuel Poverty Statement: Consultative Draft: The Committee will take evidence from—

Sustainability and Consumer Issues:

Scottish Warm Homes Campaign:

Kirstie Shirra, Parliamentary Officer, Friends of the Earth Scotland

Gavin Corbett, Head of Campaigns, Shelter Scotland

Ann Loughrey, Director, Energy Action Scotland

Norrie Kerr, Deputy Director, Energy Action Scotland

David Brownlee, Policy Officer (Income), Age Concern

Angela Yih, Policy Officer (Housing), Age Concern

Implementation Issues:

Councillor Alistair Gray, Housing Spokesperson, COSLA

Ron Ashton, Head of Housing, Angus Council, COSLA

Stephen Cunningham, West Lothian Council, COSLA

Alan McKeown, Housing Development Officer, COSLA

Mr John Clough MBE, Chief Executive, EAGA Partnership

Stephen Morrison, Scottish Manager, EAGA Partnership

Provision Issues:

Hammie Smillie, Director of Community and Business Relations, Scottish Power

Gordon McGregor, Social and Environmental Manager, Scottish Power

Steve Gorry, General Manager, Scottish Gas, Edinburgh

Hamish McPherson, Corporate Affairs Manager, Scottish Gas

Audrey Gallacher, Director (Scotland), energywatch

Robert Hammond, Senior Policy Analyst, energywatch.

3. Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector Report: The Committee will consider the following draft motion—

Johann Lamont MSP on behalf of the Social Justice Committee: Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector—

That the Parliament notes the 1st Report, 2002 of the Social Justice Committee on the Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector (SP Paper 556).

4. Community Budgeting: The Committee will consider its approach to the Scottish Executive consultation.

5. Carers Week: The Committee will consider a paper on Carers Week.

6. Social Inclusion: The Committee will consider a paper on future action on social inclusion.

  1. Budget 2003–04: The Committee will consider its approach to its Stage 1 report.
  2. Houses in Multiple Occupation: The Committee will consider further the response of the Minister to its Interim Report.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

14th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Budget 2003/04: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Enterprise Budget for 2003/04 from—

Dr Robert Crawford, Chief Executive

Iain Carmichael, Senior Director, Finance

Charlie Woods, Senior Director, Knowledge Management.

2. Budget 2003/04: The Committee will take evidence from Wendy Alexander, the Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning on the Department's budget for 2003/04.

3. Local Economic Forums: The Committee will take evidence from Wendy Alexander, the Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning.

4. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to taken item 7 in private.

5. University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill: The Committee will consider whether to agree to take the discussion of the draft Stage 1 report on the general principles of the University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill in private.

6. Budget 2003/04 (in private): The Committee will consider the issues it wishes to include in the budget 2003/04 report.

7. Highlands and Islands Local Economic Forums: The Committee will decide which Highlands and Islands Local Economic Forums to take evidence from at the Committee's meeting on 17 June 2002 in Shetland.

Justice 1 Committee

15th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3, to consider jointly, with Justice 2 Committee, the following items:

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

2. Budget process 2003-04: The Committees will consider lines of questioning for item 4.

3. Budget process 2003-04: The Committees will consider written evidence received.

4. Budget process 2003-04: The Committees will take oral evidence on Stage 1 of the budget process 2003-04 from—

Colin MacKenzie, Convener, David Crawford, Vice Convener, and Mairi Brackenridge and Margaret Anderson, members, Criminal Justice Services Standing Committee, Association of Directors of Social Work.

Justice 2 Committee

16th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3, to consider jointly, with Justice 1 Committee, the following items:

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

2. Budget process 2003-04: The Committees will consider lines of questioning for item 4.

3. Budget process 2003-04: The Committees will consider written evidence received.

4. Budget process 2003-04: The Committees will take oral evidence on Stage 1 of the budget process 2003-04 from—

Colin MacKenzie, Convener, David Crawford, Vice Convener, and Mairi Brackenridge and Margaret Anderson, members, Criminal Justice Services Standing Committee, Association of Directors of Social Work.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Very Reverend Monsignor Henry Docherty, General Secretary of the Roman Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Debate on Helping Scotland’s Youth Participate in Communities—

S1M-3048 Cathy Jamieson: Helping Scotland's Youth Participate in Communities—That the Parliament notes the Scottish Executive’s commitment to valuing young people and reflecting their aspirations and needs; recognises the importance of the Scottish Youth Summit and the follow-up launch of the consultation toolkit "Re:action" in contributing to this agenda; agrees to support constructive work with young people as they engage in civic society and democratic processes whether at local level through local authority youth councils, or at national level through organisations such as the Scottish Youth Parliament, and welcomes work by the Executive alongside other devolved administrations and UK departments to develop the UK approach to the European Union white paper on youth and to ensure that young people from Scotland can contribute in the wider arena of international affairs.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-3048.1 Michael Russell: Helping Scotland's Youth Participate in Communities—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3048) in the name of Cathy Jamieson, leave out from "and welcomes" and insert "encourages all of Scotland’s young people to have open and enquiring minds about the future of their country, their continent and their world, in order that they might take an active part in the widest range of national and international affairs, and therefore requests that the Executive consult widely with Scotland’s young people as well as with other devolved administrations and other European governments in order that there can be a positive and informed Scottish response to the European Union white paper on youth."

S1M-3048.2 Murdo Fraser: Helping Scotland's Youth Participate in Communities—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3048) in the name of Cathy Jamieson, leave out from "agrees" to "Youth Parliament" and insert "pays tribute to the important role of voluntary organisations in developing the awareness of, and involving, young people in civic society; emphasises the crucial role of Scotland's schools; agrees to support constructive work with young people as they engage in civic society and democratic processes whether at local level through local authority youth councils, or at national level through organisations such as the Scottish Youth Parliament; believes that, given the alarming decrease in young people voting in elections in recent years, schools and voluntary groups should take a lead in encouraging young people to re-engage in the mainstream political process".

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-2849 Sarah Boyack: Ageism—That the Parliament notes research findings by Help the Aged indicating that over 50% of Scots in the 65-74 age group feel that the country treated older people as if they were "on the scrap heap" and "a burden to society"; believes that such treatment is unacceptable and perpetuates ageism in society, which can be seen in both deliberate and inadvertent discrimination in the attitudes of both public and private sector organisations, allied to continued media stereotyping of older people, and therefore considers that the Scottish Executive should identify and address areas of age discrimination in Scottish public life so that older people feel valued and can make a full and positive contribution to society.

 

 

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