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BUSINESS BULLETIN 42 / 2000

Tuesday 7 March 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

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

(Revised 9.30 am)

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Update on Committee Business: The Committee will be updated on business in its current work programme.

2. Petition PE82 on Gaelic-medium education: The Committee will consider Petition PE82 by Commann nam Parant (Naiseanta) which calls for Gaelic-medium education to be placed on a statutory basis.

3. Consultation with children and young people: The Committee will consider a report from Fiona McLeod on consultation with children and young people.

4. Hampden Park: The Committee will consider the latest position on the financial package for the national stadium at Hampden Park.

5. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill: The Committee will consider a further draft report on the Bill at Stage 1.

 

Finance Committee

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

1. Written Agreement between the Finance Committee and the SPCB: The Committee will consider the response of the Presiding Officer in respect of the draft written agreement between the SPCB and the Finance Committee on the subject of the annual budget process.

2. Initial Budget Proposal for the SPCB 2001/02: The Committee will consider the letter from the Presiding Officer on the estimates of expenditure requirement for the SPCB in 2001/02.

3. New Scottish Parliament Building: The Committee will consider the proposal that a cross-party group from within the Finance Committee should be established to consider this issue.

4. Determination of Accounting Policies: The Committee will consider the memorandum from the Minister for Finance on the determination of accounting policies.

5. Financial Provisions in Bills: The Committee will consider a paper on this subject from the Convener.

6. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. 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).

7. European Union Funding Arrangements: The Committee will consider a paper on this subject from the Clerk.

 

European Committee

5th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. European Structural Funds and their implementation in UK and Scotland: The Committee will discuss correspondence received on this subject from Members of the Committee and a proposal for future work in this field

2. Review of the European Structural Fund Project Management Executives and their relationship with the Scottish Executive:

The Committee will hear evidence from-

Mr Lex Gold, Chair of the Scottish Executive’s Review Steering Committee

3. Objective 2 Draft Plans:

The Committee will hear evidence from-

Mr Colin Imrie and Mr Phil Smith, Development Department, Scottish Executive

Mr Laurie Russell, Strathclyde European Partnership

Mr Gordon McLaren, East of Scotland European Partnership

Mr Donald MacKinnon, Dumfries and Galloway European Partnership

4. Terms of Reference for Reporters:

The Committee will discuss the proposed Terms of Reference for the following Reporters-

Maureen Macmillan MSP, covering a review of the European List 1 designated disease Infectious Salmon Anaemia and List 2 disease Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia

Tavish Scott MSP, covering the implementation of European Legislation on the agricultural sector in Scotland

5. Scrutiny of European Documentation:

The Committee will consider-

Documents received since 16 February 2000

 

Audit Committee

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Scottish Ambulance Service (in Private): The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning in preparation for the evidence taking session in agenda item 3.

2. Financial Reporting Advisory Board, FRAB: The Committee will consider correspondence and memoranda from the Minister for Finance and the National Audit Office on FRAB

3. Scottish Ambulance Service (not before 2.45pm): The Committee will hear take evidence from:

Mr Adrian Lucas, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service

Mr Mike Allen, Manager, Management Information Department, Scottish

Ambulance Service

Mr Calum Kerr, Manager, West Central Division, Scottish Ambulance Service

Mr Geoff Scaife, Chief Executive, NHS in Scotland

 

Local Government Committee

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Chamber

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

The Electricity Lands (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/Draft)

The BG Transco plc (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/Draft)

The Railtrack plc (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/Draft)

The Electricity Generators (Aluminium) (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/Draft)

The Electricity Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/Draft)

The Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/Draft)

The Train Operating Companies (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order (SSI 2000/Draft)

3. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill: The Committee will consider the Memorandum from the Scottish Executive and take evidence from Mr Frank McAveety, Deputy Minister for Local Government.

4. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence to inform future consideration of the General Principles at Stage 1 of the Bill from—

Scottish Council for Single Homeless

Stonewall Youth Project

5. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—

Petition PE 75: Mr Frank Harvey

Petition PE 88: Northern College Christian Union

Petition PE 90: Aberdeenshire Council

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

South Lanarkshire: LG/00/8/2 – Reporter, Donald Gorrie

North Lanarkshire: LG/00/8/3 – Reporter, Sylvia Jackson

  
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