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BUSINESS BULLETIN 105/1999  

Monday 6 December 1999

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

   

Finance Committee

7 December 1999

9th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill : The Committee will consider the provisions of the Bill which introduce new or increase existing expenditure charged on or payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund (under Standing Orders Rule 9.12).

2. Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the provisions of the Bill which introduce new or increase existing expenditure charged on or payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund (under Standing Orders Rule 9.12).

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the negative instrument The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/153).

4. Annual Budget Process: The Committee will consider the conduct of the annual budget process.

5. 2000/01 Expenditure Plans: The Committee will consider evidence taken at its previous meeting, held on 16 November 1999.

6. Written Agreements with the Scottish Executive: The Committee will consider the terms of the Minister for Finance’s response to draft written agreements between the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Ministers, relating to the annual budgeting process.

 

 

Health and Community Care Committee

7 December 1999

16th Meeting

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

1. Inquiry: The Committee will consider how they wish to conduct the inquiry into Community Care

2. Petition: The Committee will consider Petition PE15 from Mr J Ooms on the NHS complaints procedure

3. Convener’s Report: The Committee will hear a verbal report of a meeting with the Haemophilia Society from the Convener

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee may have subordinate legislation to consider

5. Petition (in private): The Committee will consider the draft report on Petition PE13 from Stracathro Staff Action Committee

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

7 December 1999

13th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Petitions: The Committee will consider—

PE 4 from Maclay, Murray & Spens on tenancy of shops;

PE 28 from 999 Clear Roads Campaign on emergency vehicles.

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

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 1999 (SSI 1999/149)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1999 (SSI 1999/150)

3. Domestic violence: The Reporter will report on recent progress in the inquiry.

4. Abolition of Feudal tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report on the general principles of the Bill.

 

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

7 December 1999

13th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 4

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

The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc) (No 2) Order 1999

2. Negative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 1999, SSI 1999/149

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1999, SSI 1999/150

The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999, SSI 1999/153

The Local Statutory Provisions (Postponement from Repeal) (Scotland) Order 1999, SSI 1999/156

The Local Statutory Provisions (Exemption from Repeal) (Scotland) Order 1999, SSI 1999/157

3. Instruments not Subject to Parliamentary Control: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No. 3) (Scotland) Revocation Order 1999, SSI 1999/159

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No. 2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 1999, SSI 1999/160

4. Letter From Minister for Parliament: The Committee will consider matters raised by the Minister in his letter of 3rd November to the Convener

 

 

Audit Committee

7 December 1999

9th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Draft Committee Reports (in private): Consideration of draft Committee reports on Scottish Further Education Colleges, the A74(M)/M74 Private Finance Initiative Project, and the Millennium Threat in Scotland.

2. NAO Summary Report (in private): Discussion on how the Committee proposes to consider a NAO Summary Report on the results of previous NAO reports on Scottish matters.

3. Future Work Programme (in private): Consideration of paper on the future work programme of the Committee.

 

 

European Committee

7 December 1999

9th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Forward work programme: The committee will discuss the private (draft) paper detailing a proposal for a forward work programme (EU/99/9/1)

2. European Fisheries Council meeting: The committee will discuss a report by Tavish Scott MSP on the forthcoming European Fisheries Council meeting (16-17 December 1999) and agree any actions to be taken. (EU/99/9/2)

3. Scrutiny of European documentation: The committee will consider–

Documents received since 17 November 1999 (EU/99/9/3)

Consideration of the report to the Committee Clerk from the Clerk to the Justice and Home Affairs Committee on SP 317 (EC Ref 10541/99, COM(99) 352 final 99/0152 (COD)), "Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering"

4. Convener’s report: The Convener will report to the committee on–

Meeting with President McAleese of the Republic of Ireland (29 November)

Role of the European Committee in relation to Human Rights (EU/99/9/4)

Letter from Mr. Bill Miller MEP (of the 24 November 1999)

A proposal for member’s business as part of the agenda

Date and time of next meeting

5. Requests from the Committee for further briefing.

 

 

Standards Committee

7 December 1999

14th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Draft Code of Conduct for Members: The Committee will consider sections of the draft Code on Registration of Interests and Declaration of Interests.

 

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

8 December 1999

11th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Improvement in Scottish Education Bill - Evidence: The Committee will take evidence from St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School, Dunblane and the Steiner Waldorf Schools.

2. Inquiry into Special Educational Needs: The Committee will consider further the remit for the proposed inquiry.

3. Committee Visits to Schools: The Committee will receive reports from members who undertook visits to schools.

4. National Arts Companies Inquiry: The Committee will consider evidence received to date.

 

 

Standards Committee

8 December 1999

15th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Draft Code of Conduct for Members: The Committee will continue its consideration of the following sections of the draft Code:

Introduction and Key Principles

Lobbying and Access to MSPs

Regulation of Cross-Party Groups

General Conduct

2. Complaints against Mike Watson, MSP: The Committee will consider its draft Report on this matter. It is expected that the Committee may decide to consider this item in private session.

 

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

8 December 1999

9th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Consideration of Tourism Review and Case Studies: The Committee will consider its handling of the New Strategy for Scottish Tourism when received; and the case studies it intends to undertake as part of its inquiry into local economic development services.

2. Local Economic Development Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider and agree its interim conclusions following the first stage of the inquiry.

 

 

Local Government Committee

8 December 1999

11th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber

1. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at pre-legislative stage of the Bill from—

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE)

Society of Local Authority lawyers and administrators in Scotland (SOLAR)

Scottish Health Boards General Managers Group

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following affirmative instrument—

The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 1999

3. Inquiry into business rating revaluation: The Committee will consider paper LG/99/11/1 by the Clerk.

 

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

8 December 1999

12th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Housing Stock Transfer: The Committee will take evidence on the policy of Housing Stock Transfer from—

Liz Nicholson and Gavin Corbett, Shetler Scotland

Robert Aldridge and Chris Campbell, Scottish Council for Single Homeless.

2. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: The Committee will consider whether further evidence is required.

3. Voluntary Sector: The Committee will consider the remit of the voluntary sector reporter.

4. Timetable of future business: The Committee will consider its future timetable of work.

   

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