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BUSINESS BULLETIN 38 / 2000

Wednesday 1 March 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

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

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. The Role of the BBC in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

Sir Robert Smith (BBC National Governor for Scotland and Chair, Broadcasting Council for Scotland)

Ms Ann Caldwell (Vice Chair, Broadcasting Council for Scotland)

Mr John McCormick (Controller, BBC Scotland)

Mr Mark Leishman (Head of Corporate Affairs and Secretary, BBC Scotland)

2. Grampian Television's Regional Cultural Contribution: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mr Don Cruickshank (Chairman, Scottish Media Group)

Mr Andrew Flanagan (Chief Executive, Scottish Media Group)

Mr Donald Emslie (Managing Director of Television, Scottish Media Group)

Mr Derrick Thomson (Controller, Grampian Television)

3. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill: The Committee will discuss a report at Stage 1 of the Bill from the Equal Opportunities Committee.

4. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Bill at Stage 1.

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Integrated Transport Bill - The Executive's Propoals (in private): The Committee will consider a briefing paper on the Executive’s proposals for the Integrated Transport Bill. The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for the Minister for Transport and the Environment on the proposed Bill.

not before 9.50 am

2. Integrated Transport Bill - The Executive's Proposals: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Transport and the Environment on the Executive’s proposals for the Integrated Transport Bill.

3. Concessionary Travel Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from Executive Officials on the Executive’s intended plans on concessionary travel. The Committee will then consider terms of reference for, and the approach to, its forthcoming inquiry into concessionary travel.

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following public petitions—

PE 8 by the Scottish Homing Union on the impact of increasing numbers of birds of prey on the sport of pigeon racing.

PE 23 by Save Wemyss Ancient Cave Society calling for action to be taken to repair storm damage to the access of the caves.

5. Telecommunications Developments Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report into Telecommunications Developments.

6. Future Work Programme (in private): The Committee will consider its future work programme.

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Consideration of questions (in private): The committee will consider its questions for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland and the Valuation Office Agency of the Inland Revenue.

2. Item to be taken in private: Convener to move that item 6 be taken in private.

3. Housing stock transfer: The committee will hear evidence from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland from—

Lynne Raeside, Alex Baird, Douglas Cameron, Paul Letley, Alistair McCracken.

The committee will hear evidence from the Valuaiton Office Agency of the Inland Revenue from—

Allan Ainslie, Philip Gay, Rosemary Carthy.

4. Social inclusion work programme: The committee will hear a report from Robert Brown MSP on proposed work in the area of social inclusion.

5. Petitions: The committee will consider the following public petitions—

PE79 submitted by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to stop all Scottish Housing Associations from using unemployed young people to do the work of the Cleansing Department of Glasgow City Council.

PE85 submitted by Aberdeenshire Federation of Tenants and Residents Association, PE86 submitted by South Lanarkshire Tenants Confederation, PE87 submitted by Hamilton Federation of Tenants, PE94 submitted by Carbrain Residents Association, and PE95 submitted by North Lanarkshire Tenants and Residents Federation, all calling on the Scottish Parliament to place a moratorium on all housing stock transfers until such time as its concerns in relation to such transfers are addressed.

6. Future work programme: The committee will consider its future work programme.

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, the Mound, Edinburgh

  1. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider Part 5 of the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 6).

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Rev. John H. Fitzsimmons, Parish Priest – Saint John Bosco’s, Erskine

followed by Motion by Mr Jack McConnell—

S1M-559 Mr Jack McConnell: The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000—That the Parliament in consideration of the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000 approves the Order.

Motions by Mr Iain Gray—

S1M-560 Iain Gray: Special Grant Report No.1 - Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seekers: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/10)—That the Parliament in consideration of Special Grant Report No.1 - Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seekers: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/10) approves the report.

S1M-561 Iain Gray: Special Grant Report No.2 - Special Grant for Scotland Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/11)—That the Parliament in consideration of Special Grant Report No.2 - Special Grant for Scotland Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/11) approves the report.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of –

S1M-563 Johann Lamont: Drugs Strategy—That the Parliament notes the serious and increasing level of drug addiction in Glasgow Pollok constituency, in Glasgow as a whole and throughout Scotland; recognises the devastating effect that such addiction has not only on the addict but on his or her family, friends and the broader community; applauds the work of the Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups in offering support and counselling to drug addicts and their families, and believes that the development of effective funding of such family support groups is a key part of its drugs and social inclusion strategies.

  
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