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Business Bulletin No. 41 / 2004

Friday 5th March 2004

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee

8 March 2004

3rd Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Alloa Town Hall, Alloa

1. Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Consideration Stage from-

Group 15

Promoter's witnesses-

Malcolm West, Development Manager, Roads and Transportation, Clackmannshire Council;

Julie Hamilton, Development Manager, Planning and Building Standards, Clackmannshire Council;

Alison Gorlov, Parliamentary Agent, John Kennedy & Co.;

Objector's witness-

Tom Ness, Director, Spirit Supply (Scotland), Diageo plc;

Group 4

Promoter's witnesses-

Stuart Coventry, Director, Scott Wilson Ltd;

Alf Maneylaws, Principal Acoustic Consultant, Scott Wilson Ltd;

David Reid, Business Centre Manager, Babtie Group Ltd;

Julie Hamilton, Development Manager, Planning and Building Standards, Clackmannanshire Council;

Fiona Stephen, Partner, Anderson Strathern;

Alison Gorlov, Parliamentary Agent, John Kennedy & Co.;

Objector's Witnesses-

Tom Adam, Clackmannan Railway Concern Group;

Donald Milligan, Clackmannan Railway Concern Group;

David Walker, Clackmannan Railway Concern Group;

Councillor Derek Stewart, Clackmannanshire Council;

Councillor William Calder, Clackmannanshire Council;

Martin O'Neill, Member of Parliament for Ochil; and

Group 2

Promoter's witnesses-

Stuart Coventry, Director, Scott Wilson Ltd;

Alf Maneylaws, Principal Acoustic Consultant, Scott Wilson Ltd;

David Reid, Business Centre Manager, Babtie Group Ltd;

Alison Gorlov, Parliamentary Agent, John Kennedy & Co.;

Objector's witness-

Charles Oliver.

Finance Committee

9 March 2004

9th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Budget process 2005-06: The Committee will consider a paper by the Budget Adviser and SPICe on the Scottish Executive's spending trends.

2. Item in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider a proposed contingent liability in private at its next meeting.

3. Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report on the Bill's Financial Memorandum.

4. Scottish Water (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report by its reporters as part of the Committee's investigation into Scottish Water.

Equal Opportunities Committee

9 March 2004

5th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Reporters: The Committee will hear from its Disability and Gender Reporters.

2. Disability inquiry: The Committee will consider an issues paper.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

9 March 2004

9th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 7 in private.

2. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive to further points raised on the following Bill-

the Tenements (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

3. Executive responses: The Committee will consider the responses from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following-

the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (draft);

the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/70); and

the Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Act 2002 (Commencement No.1) (Scotland) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/57).

4. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following-

the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2004 (Modification of Enactments) Order 2004, (draft).

5. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following-

the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/76); and

the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2004, (SSI 2004/81).

6. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following-

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2003 Revocation Order 2004, (SSI 2004/79).

7. Inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland: The Committee will consider candidates for appointment to the post of adviser.

Standards Committee

9 March 2004

3rd Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.45 am in Committee Room 4

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 7 in private.

2. Replacing the Members' Interests Order: The Committee will consider a paper on registrable interests.

3. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner: The Committee will consider the Commissioner's draft Information Strategy.

4. Submission to the National Assembly for Wales: The Committee will consider a draft submission to the Standards of Conduct Committee of the National Assembly for Wales.

5. Complaints against MSPs: The Committee will consider a paper on administrative procedures for handling correspondence during the complaints process.

6. Complaints against MSPs: The Committee will consider a paper on the disclosure of the Commissioner's draft reports to complainers.

7. Complaint: The Committee will undertake its initial consideration of a report from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner at Stage 3.

Local Government and Transport Committee

9 March 2004

7th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument-

Local Government Capital Expenditure Limits (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/29).

3. Local Governance (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

 

Enterprise and Culture Committee

9 March 2004

8th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

2. Broadband in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from-

Panel 1

Scottish Enterprise

David Glass, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Borders;

Charlie Watts, Senior Director E-Business, Scottish Enterprise;

Highlands and Island Enterprise

Stuart Robertson, Senior Development Manager (Telecommunications);

Alison Wilson, Senior Development Manager (Broadband Marketing); and

Panel 2

Federation of Small Businesses

John Downie, Scottish Parliamentary Officer;

Forum for Private Business

Chic McSherry, Managing Director, PROSYS Business Solutions Ltd;

Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Jim Speirs, Chief Executive, Ayrshire Chambers of Commence;

Douglas Miller, Chief Executive, Lanarkshire Chambers of Commerce;

on its inquiry on Broadband in Scotland.

  1. Subordinate legislation: Lewis Macdonald MSP, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning to move motion S2M-968-

 

that the Enterprise and Culture Committee recommends that the draft Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2004 be approved.

4. Work programme: the Committee will consider its future work programme.

Justice 2 Committee

9 March 2004

9th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Constitutional Reform Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Constitutional Reform Bill currently before the UK Parliament from-

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, Lord President.

 

 

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