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BUSINESS BULLETIN 53 / 2000

Wednesday 22 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

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

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

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

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

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—

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

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 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 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 Transport Division and Murray Sinclair of Solicitor’s Office will be available to give evidence.

 

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Reverend Daniel J McLoughlin,

followed by Member’s Oath or Affirmation

followed by Debate on Stage 1 of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc Bill—

S1M-532 Mr Sam Galbraith: Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill.

followed by Financial Resolution on the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc Bill—

S1M-460 Mr Jack McConnell: Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill, agrees to the following expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund—

(a) expenditure of the Scottish Administration in consequence of the Act; and

(b) increases attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of the Fund under any other enactment.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of –

S1M-451 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Lothian and Borders Police—That the Parliament, recognising the additional burden placed on Lothian and Borders Police by the arrival of the Parliament and the security and public safety implications thereof, notes that in London additional resources are made available to the Metropolitan Police; seeks that due cognisance be given of this situation; and recognises the importance of ensuring that sufficient and adequate resources are made available to the Lothian and Borders Police to meet the additional requirements facing them.

  
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