Back to the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin No.60/2005: Tuesday 19 April 2005
Archive Home

Business Bulletin 1999-2011

Minutes of Proceedings 1999-2011

Journal of Parliamentary Proceedings Sessions 1 & 2

Committees Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Annual reports

An

Section C – Future Committee Meetings

This section includes the agendas of the forthcoming committee meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change. Committees have the right to take items in private and this will be notified as far in advance as possible.

Many committees include details of their future business on their webpages, which can be accessed at:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/committees/index.htm

Communities Committee

20 April 2005

12th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Education Committee

20 April 2005

7th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 9 in private.

2. Visit to SMART Young People Project: The Committee will note a report as part of its pupil motivation inquiry.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (Appointment of President, Conveners and Members and Disqualification) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/155) under negative procedure and take evidence from—

Robin McKendrick, Team Leader, Additional Support for Learning, Scottish Executive

Andrew Mott, Policy Officer, Additional Support for Learning, Scottish Executive.

4. Child protection: The Committee will be updated on the Scottish Executive’s child protection reform programme.

5. Disclosures: The Committee will be briefed on Disclosures and take evidence from—

John Harris, Central Registered Body in Scotland.

6. School transport: The Committee will consider responses from local authorities regarding school transport policy.

7. Annual report: The Committee will consider its draft annual report.

8. Expenditure on education: The Committee will note the means by which information on local government expenditure on education can be made available to the Committee.

9. Appointment of an adviser: The Committee will consider the appointment of an adviser for its early years inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 18 May, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence in its pupil motivation inquiry; on 25 May the Committee plans to consider the draft Additional Support for Learning code of practice and associated subordinate legislation.

The Committee will continue to take evidence on its pupil motivation inquiry at subsequent meetings. The Committee is conducting an inquiry into early years education and childcare and will take evidence later in the year. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Justice 1 Committee

20 April 2005

11th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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

2. Correspondence on Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Hugh Henry MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice;

Hugh Dignon, Criminal Justice Division, Scottish Executive;

Kirsten Davidson, Criminal Justice Division, Scottish Executive; and

Paul Johnston, Legal and Parliamentary Services Solicitors, Scottish Executive.

3. Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors and Witnesses in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2005, (SSI 2005/149); and

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2005, (SSI 2005/150).

5. Family Law (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider written evidence received in relation to the Bill.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Public Petitions Committee

20 April 2005

6th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

PE827 The Parliament’s Code of Conduct regarding MSPs’ commitment of working time to parliamentary duties. Hugh O’Donnell will make a short statement in support of his petition.

PE833 Local government boundaries as set out in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994. David Jack will make a brief statement in support of his petition.

PE834 Consideration of health issues when considering planning applications for the siting of mobile telephone masts.

PE830 Review of National Planning Policy Guideline NPPG19 regarding health issues.

PE816 Compensation for property values affected by windfarm developments.

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

PE573 Adults with incapacity. The Committee will consider a further response from the Minister for Health and Community Care.

PE768 Agenda for Change – Speech and Language Therapy. The Committee will consider responses from the Minister for Health and Community Care, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy and Amicus.

PE675 Conditions at HM Prison, Peterhead. The Committee will consider a response from the Petitioner.

PE733 Egg stamping. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Egg Producers Retail Association; National Farmers Union Scotland; British Egg Industry Council; British Free Range Egg Producers Association and Dundee University.

PE801 Cramond and National Heritage Committee. The Committee will consider responses from Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the City of Edinburgh Council.

PE558 Elgin Bypass. The Committee will consider responses from the Petitioner and Margaret Ewing MSP.

PE807 Influence of supermarkets on the food chain. The Committee will consider a letter from the petitioner and a report from the Office of Fair Trading.

3. Proposed Petitions: The Committee will consider the admissibility of a proposed petition.

4. eEurope Awards for eGovernment Good Practice 2005: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider; a draft Committee Annual Report; new petitions on the impact of the Housing Stock transfer on Scottish communities; review of Scottish Executive policy on public libraries; Public Private Partnership funding and funding to build new schools; Food Supplements (Scotland) Regulations 2003; and current petitions on the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001; equine industry in Scotland; rural school closures; food supplements; displaying Judges’ names and recording court proceedings; methadone prescriptions; recognition for cyclist Ian Steel; rod licensing on the Border Esk and will hear from the Minister for Transport on Glasgow airport parking.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Environment and Rural Development Committee

20 April 2005

11th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from—

Panel 1

Professor Colin T Reid, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Dundee;

Dr Elsa Joao, Director of Research, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, University of Strathclyde;

David Tyldesley, Principal, David Tyldesley and Associates;

Panel 2

Councillor Alison Hay, Environment, Sustainability and Community Safety Spokesperson, COSLA;

John Rennilson, Director of Planning and Development, Highland Council, COSLA;

Kathy Cameron, Policy Manager, COSLA; and

Iain Sherriff, Head of Transportation, Dundee City Council, representing the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland.

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

the Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/117);

the Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Fishing for Cockles) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2005, (SSI 2005/140); and

the Common Agricultural Policy Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/143);

and may take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials on SSI 2005/143—

Linda Rosborough, Head of CAP Management Division, SEERAD;

John Brunton, CAP Reform Implementation Branch, SEERAD; and

Paul Neison, Assistant Chief Agricultural Officer, SEERAD.

3. Inquiry into climate change (in private): The Committee will consider a further draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 April, the Committee will continue to take oral evidence as part of its Stage 1 consideration of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill.

The Committee will continue to take evidence on the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill at subsequent meetings, scheduled for 11 and 18 May. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.



An