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BUSINESS BULLETIN 27 / 2000

Tuesday 15 February 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

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

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

4th Meeting, 2000

 

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Achievement Bute: The committee will hear evidence from Achievement Bute.

2. City of Edinburgh Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Community Safety Forum: The committee will hear evidence from the LGBT Forum.

3. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill: The committee will consider the evidence it has taken.

4. The Census (Scotland) Order 2000: The committee will discuss its position on the Census (Scotland) Order 2000.

5. Forward work programme: The committee will consider its forward work programme.

6. Reporters' reports: The Committee will hear progress reports from—

Johann Lamont, Gender issues

Michael McMahon, Race issues

Nora Radcliffe, Sexual orientation issues.

7. Reporter on disability issues: The committee will consider the appointment of a new reporter on disability issues.

 

Procedures Committee

3rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Letter from the Presiding Officer, Mr John Swinney MSP, Convener of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee and Mr George Lyon MSP: Conveners as spokespersons.

2. Conveners' Liaison Group: Consideration of issues paper.

3. Remit of the Procedures Committee: Consideration to extend remit.

4. The involvement of non-MSPs in work of Committees: Referral from the Conveners’ Liaison Group.

5. Executive announcements: Consideration of issues paper.

6. Current Work Update: Parliamentary Questions and Subordinate Legislation.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Legislation: The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following Bill—

Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill

2. Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/)

3. Negative Instruments : The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Practice) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/23)

4. Instruments not Subject to Parliamentary Control: The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) Partial Revocation (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/24)

 

Local Government Committee

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider paper LG/00/6/1 outlining proposals for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill.

2. Petition PE 26: Bridge of Allan Interests Association: The Committee will consider a response from COSLA outlining its views on Petition PE 26: Bridge of Allan Interests Association.

3. Reports from visits to Councils: The Committee will consider reports from visits to—

Scottish Borders Council: LG/00/6/3 - Reporter, Kenneth Gibson

Dumfries and Galloway Council: LG/00/6/4 – Reporter, Colin Campbell

4. Draft Committee report on the McIntosh Report: The Committee will consider the draft Committee report LG/00/R/3 on the McIntosh Report.

 

Public Petitions Committee

3rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. PE48 Glasgow North Action Group: The Committee will discuss Greater Glasgow Health Board’s handling of the Convener’s request that it postpone its decision on the siting of a Secure Care Centre at Stobhill General Hospital until the PPC had considered this petition. The Committee will take evidence from the following witnesses:

Professor David Hamblen – Chairman, Greater Glasgow Health Board

Chris Spry – Chief Executive, Greater Glasgow Health Board

2. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

3. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

4. Convener's Report

 

Rural Affairs Committee

3rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate Legislation (Negative Procedure): Mr Richard Lochhead to move, That the Rural Affairs Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Control Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/7).

The Committee will consider the following Instruments:–

a) The Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, SSI 2000/8

b) The Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000, SSI 2000/15

c) The Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, SSI 2000/16

d) The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Satellite Monitoring Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000, SSI 2000/20

along with explanatory memoranda thereon by the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.

2. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions:

a) PE 8 – Petition from the Scottish Homing Union

b) PE 51 – Petition from the Friends of the Earth

c) PE 60 - Petition from the Scottish Green Party

d) PE 69 – Petition from James McPherson

along with Notes from the Clerk.

3. Petrol Price Enquiry: The Committee will hear a report back from Reporters who attended a meeting of the Enterprise and Life-Long Learning Committee on this issue.

4. Countryside Premium Scheme: The Committee will hear concerns from Alex Fergusson, MSP regarding this scheme.

5. National Parks: The Committee will consider a research note from SPICe.

6. Future Business: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

 
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