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BUSINESS BULLETIN 42 / 2000

Tuesday 7 March 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

8 March 2000

10th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 4

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

 

Health and Community Care Committee

8 March 2000

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will hear evidence from—

Richard Norris and Karen Prentice, Scottish Association for Mental Health

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

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

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/28)

3. Petition: The Committee will consider Petition PE 77 by Age Concern Scotland calling for the Scottish Parliament to implement all of those recommendations contained in the report of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care for the elderly, which its devolved powers permit.

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider the petitions referred from the Transport and Environment Committee PE 51 from Friends of the Earth on the release of genetic crops into the environment and PE 60 from the Green Party which calls for a debate on genetically modified crops and food.

5. Arbuthnott Report: The Committee will formulate a response to the response from the Scottish Executive to the Committee’s report on the National Review of the Resource Allocation of the NHS in Scotland (The Arbuthnott Report)

6. Petition: The Committee will consider the interim response from the Scottish Executive on the petition (PE 15) from Mr J Ooms on the NHS complaints procedure

7. Convener’s Report: The Committee will hear a verbal report from the Convener.

 

Standards Committee

8 March 2000

5th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Models for Investigation of Complaints: The Committee will take evidence from-

Professor Colin Munro, Edinburgh University Law School

Malcolm Mackay, Mackay Simon WS

Professor Alice Brown, Neill Committee

Christine Salmon, Assistant Clerk to the Neill Committee

Philip Aylett, Press Secretary to the Neill Committee

2. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider applications for recognition received from proposed Cross-Party Groups.

3. Motion on the establishment of a Register of Staff Interests: The Committee will be invited to agree the terms of a motion.

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

8 March 2000

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item to be taken in private: The Convener will move that Item 4 be taken in private.

2. Tourism Strategy: The Committee will consider the Scottish Executive’s published document "A New Strategy for Scottish Tourism" and will take evidence from—

Ivan Broussine, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Forum

Paul Murray-Smith, Scottish Tourism Forum

Area Tourist Boards

Mr Alasdair Morrison MSP, Deputy Minister, Scottish Executive

3. European Document: The Committee will consider EU Document No. 12664/99 – "Report on the application of Directive 94/47/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 26 October 1994 on the protection of purchasers in respect of certain aspects of contracts relating to the purchase of the right to use immovable properties on a timeshare basis".

4. Tourism Strategy - Submission: The Committee will consider the content of its submission to the Scottish Executive, in response to the published document "A New Strategy for Scottish Tourism".

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

8 March 2000

10th Meeting, 2000

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

1. Consideration of questions (in private): The committee will consider its questions for Berwickshire Housing Association and Scottish Homes.

2. Item to be taken in private: Convener to move that item 5 be taken in private.

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

4. Housing stock transfer: The committee will take evidence from Berwickshire Housing Association from—

Alick Hay, Convener

George Finlay, Vice-Convener

Philip Jones, Chief Executive

Michael Calvert, Tenant member of board of management.

The committee will take evidence from Scottish Homes from—

Hugh Hall, Director of Strategy, Performance and Regulation

Rita Stenhouse, Community Ownership Initiatives Director

Carole Oatway, Registration and Supervision Director.

5. Review of evidence: The committee will review the evidence taken with regard to housing stock transfer.

 

Rural Affairs Committee

8 March 2000

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.45 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall

1. Draft National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Transport and the Environment on public consultation on this draft Bill.

  
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