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BUSINESS BULLETIN 51 / 2000

Monday 20 March 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

21 March 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, the Mound, Edinburgh

Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

Note: if necessary, the Committee will adjourn for lunch and resume at 2.30 pm.

 

Finance Committee

21 March 2000

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

1. Preparation for evidence taking session: The Committee will consider how it wishes to handle agenda item 2.

2. Inquiry into the Finance Functions of the Scottish Executive: The Committee will take evidence from Sir Russell Hillhouse, former Permanent Under Secretary, The Scottish Office.

3. Review of evidence: The Committee will consider the inquiry evidence.

 

Local Government Committee

21 March 2000

10th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider questions to be addressed to the Deputy Minister for Local Government at the meeting of the Committee on Tuesday 28 March.

 

Rural Affairs Committee

21 March 2000

7th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Consideration of questions (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to questions to the draft National Parks Bill.

2. Draft National Parks (Scotland) Bill (at 2.00 pm): The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Transport and the Environment on the outcome of public consultation on this draft Bill.

3. Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Amendment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from Tavish Scott MSP.

4. Inquiry into the Impact of changing employment patterns on rural communities: The Committee will consider a briefing by Professor Mark Shucksmith.

5. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the time-tabling of Stage 1 of this Bill.

 

Audit Committee

21 March 2000

5th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Future Work Programme (in private): The Committee will consider its future work programme and related issues.

2. Draft Committee Reports (in private after 2.45pm): The Committee will consider how to handle its forthcoming evidence session on the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report, Scottish Enterprise: Skillseekers Training for Young People.

 

European Committee

21 March 2000

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

  1. Review of the European Structural Fund Project Management Executives and their relationship with the Scottish Executive, and the role of the Project Monitoring Committees: The Committee will hear evidence from—

Mr Jack McConnell MSP, Minister for Finance, Scottish Execuitve

Mr Colin Imrie, Development Department, Scottish Executive

  1. Remit of the Inquiry into European Structural Funds and their implementation in Scotland: The Committee will discuss a remit for this Inquiry

  2. Convener's Report: The Convener will report to the Committee on—

Seminar on the proposed 6th Environmental Action Programme: Report by Dr Sylvia Jackson MSP (held on 17 March 2000)

First meeting of the European elected Members Liaison Group (to be held on 25 April 2000)

Meeting with EU agricultural attachés (held on 9 March 2000)

4. Scrutiny of European documents: The Committee will consider documents received since 1 March 2000

5. Item in Private: The Convener will move that item 6 be taken in private

6. Review of working procedures: The Committee will discuss working procedures in relation to the scrutiny of EC legislation and its implementation in Scotland

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

22 March 2000

11th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

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

2. Hampden Park: The Committee will consider the remit and timetable of an investigation into the National Stadium.

3. Petition PE9 on Roman Remains at Cramond: The Committee will consider a report by Mr Brian Monteith on the Petition by Mr Ronald Guild.

4. Children (Leaving Care) Bill: The Committee will consider a Memorandum by the Executive on the Scottish provisions in this Bill.

5. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider oral and written evidence received on this Bill at Stage 1.

 

Standards Committee

22 March 2000

6th 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—

Councillor Corrie McChord, COSLA Social Inclusion spokesman

Eddie Bain, COSLA Legal Adviser

Andy O’Neill, COSLA Policy Officer

Elizabeth Filkin, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Westminster

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

Information, Knowledge and Enlightenment;

Media;

Epilepsy.

3. Register of Interests of Staff of Members of the Scottish Parliament: Next Steps: The Committee will consider the outcome of the debate in the Parliament on 16 March 2000.

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

Frank McAveety MSP, Deputy Minister for Local Government, Scottish Executive

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

22 March 2000

7th Meeting, 2000

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

1. Items to be held in private: The Convener will move that items 4 and 5 be taken in private.

2. Local Economic Development Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from Henry McLeish MSP, Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning.

3. Budget Process: The Committee will consider its input to the scrutiny of the Scottish Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department’s budget process for 2001-2002.

4. Tourism Strategy: The Committee will consider the content of its response to the Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, on the Scottish Executive’s New Strategy for Scottish Tourism.

5. Local Economic Development Inquiry – Final Report: The Committee will consider the content of the final report for its Local Economic Development Inquiry.

 

Health and Community Care Committee

22 March 2000

7th Meeting, 2000

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

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

Annie Gunner, Nigel Henderson and Jim Jackson, Community Care Providers Scotland

Colin Cowie, Joe Campbell, Peter Laing and Noni Cobban, Scottish Care

Stephen Maxwell and Jacki Petitquex, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

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

The Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/35)

3. Petition: The Committee will consider Petition PE 92 by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to hold a public inquiry into a) staffing and waiting times in Accident and Emergency Departments in Scotland and b) number and type of beds available in NHS Hospitals in Scotland

4. Petition: The Committee will consider Petition PE 93 by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to a) amend legislation to make it a criminal offence for a surgeon to remove healthy organs or limbs from patients in any Scottish Hospital and b) order a full inquiry into the recent limb removals at Falkirk Royal Infirmary.

5. Joint Investment Funds: The Committee will consider the note by the Clerk.

6. Contacts from Outside Organisations: The Committee will consider the report on contacts from outside organisations.

7. Forward Work Plan: The Committee will consider its forward work plan.

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

22 March 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Subordinate legislation: The committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/33).

2. Subordinate legislation: The committee will consider the following affirmative instrument—

The draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/draft). Thereafter an Executive motion for approval.

3. Subordinate legislation: The committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Charities (Exemption from Accounting Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/49).

4. Public petition: The committee will consider petition PE101 from Milton Housing Forum calling for 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.

5. Drug inquiry: The committee will consider an update on the work programme for the inquiry into drug misuse and deprived communities.

6. Questions for the Minister (in private): The committee will consider its questions for the Minister on housing stock transfer for the meeting on 29 March.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

22 March 2000

10th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 6.15 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the response from the Executive to the point raised on the following Bill—

Adults With Incapacity (Scotland) Bill – as amended at Stage 2

And will consider the proposed powers to make subordinate legislation in the following Bill—

Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill

2. Executive Responses: The Committee will consider the responses from the Executive to the points raised on the following instruments—

The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/draft)

The Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/39)

3. Draft Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following draft instrument—

The draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation ) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/draft)

4. Negative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments-

The Health Technology Board for Scotland Order 2000 (SSI 2000/47)

The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland (Expenses) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/48)

The Charities (Exemptions from Accounting Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/49)

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/50)

The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland (Designation ) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/51)

The Dairy Produce Quotas Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/52)

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Order (SSI 2000/53)

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/54)

The Non-Domestic Rating (Unoccupied Property) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/55)

The Valuation for Rating (Decapitalisation Rate) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations (SSI 2000/56)

The Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 (SSI 2000/57)

The Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2000/58)

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/59)

The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Exemption for Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/60)

The Meat Hygiene and Inspection ) (Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/61)

The Food Standards Act 1999 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions and Savings) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/62)

The Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/73)

5. Reports Subject to Affirmative Resolution : The Committee will consider the following report—

Special Grant Report No.3, Special Grant Report on Grant In Aid of Expenditure on Rail Services in the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Area (SE/2000/33)

J Adam Rennie and Paul Smart of the Scottish Executive’s Transport Division will be available to give evidence.

  
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