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BUSINESS BULLETIN 80 / 2000

Friday 12 May 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

15 May 2000

18th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

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

PE89 by Eileen McBride;

PE102 by James Ward.

2. Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the draft Bill from—

Assistant Chief Constable Graeme Pearson and Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Irving, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland;

Jim McLean, Convener of the Intellectual Property Committee, Murray Macara, Criminal Law Committee, Michael Clancy, Director, and Anne Keenan, Deputy Director, Law Society of Scotland.

3. Draft Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the draft Bill from—

Professor Christopher Gane, University of Aberdeen.

4. Census SSIs: The Convener to move, That the Committee agrees to consider the draft Census (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 and the Census (Scotland) Regulations 2000 at its meeting on 22 May, and that debate on the two instruments be limited to 30 minutes.

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

15 May 2000

17th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 5).

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

3. Appointment of Adviser: The Committee will consider the appointment of an adviser for the Schools Infrastructure Inquiry .

 

Rural Affairs Committee

16 May 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. National Parks (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 Report on the general principles of this Bill.

The meeting will then adjourn until 3.30 pm and will resume in Committee Room 2.

2. Inquiry into Changing Employment Patterns in Rural Scotland: The Committee will consider a draft report on the outcomes of the research project being undertaken for this inquiry.

3. National Parks (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will resume consideration of the draft report on this Bill.

 

Finance Committee

16 May 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Contingent Liability: The Committee will take evidence from –

Alasdair Macleod, Assistant Director of Finance, Scottish Executive

Dr Aileen Keele, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Executive

Angus Macmillan Douglas, National Director, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

2. National Parks (Scotland) 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).

3. Education and Training (Scotland) 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).

4. Preparation for evidence taking session: The Committee will consider how it wishes to handle the evidence taking session.

5. Inquiry into European Structural Funds: The Committee will take evidence from –

Dr Gillian Bristow, Cardiff Business School, University of Cardiff

Dr Nigel Blewitt, Institute of Welsh Affairs

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

16 May 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items to be taken in private: The Convener will move that items 2 and 3 be taken in private.

2. Education and Training (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its Stage 1 Report on the general principles of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill.

3. Budget Process: The Committee will consider its report to the Finance Committee on the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department’s expenditure plans for 2001-2002.

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

16 May 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

1. National Parks (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a second draft report on the general principles of the National Parks (Scotland) Bill.

2. Transport Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a possible timetable for its consideration of the forthcoming Executive Transport Bill.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

16 May 2000

16th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the subordinate legislation provisions in the following Bill—

Education and Training (Scotland) Bill

and will take evidence from the following witnesses—

Allan Wilson (Bill Team Leader)

David Stewart (Head of Opportunities for Learning Division)

Kirsty Finlay (Legal Adviser)

Elena Groll (Bill Team)

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

The European Communities (Lawyer’s Practice) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/121)

3. Negative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/129)

Foods for Special Medical Purposes (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/130)

The Colours in Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/131)

4. Instruments not Subject to Parliamentary Control: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Partial Revocation (No.8) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/127)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Oil and Chemical Pollution of Fish) (No.2) Order 1993 Revocation (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/132)

 

European Committee

16 May 2000

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in Committee Room 2

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

2. Inquiry into European Structural Funds and their implementation in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from-

Dr Gillian Bristow and Dr Nigel Blewitt, Institute of Welsh Affairs (Sefydliad Materion Cymreig)

Councillor Christine May, Convention of Scottish Local authorities

Manfred Beschel and Tim Figures, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

3. Convener's Report: The Convener will report to the Committee on-

Response from the Scottish Executive on the Committee’s Report into Objective 2 Plans

Response from the Scottish Executive on the Committee’s Report into Programme Management Executive’s

Correspondence received from Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission

Proposal to meet a delegation from Norbotten and Westerbotten, Sweden (25th May)

Referral by the presiding Officer of the invitation from Clare Short MP, Secretary of State for International Development, to comment on the forthcoming second White Paper on International Development

4. Appointment of an advisor: The Committee will discuss the selection of an advisor for their Inquiry into European Structural Funds and their implementation in Scotland

 

Local Government Committee

16 May 2000

16th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

16 May 2000

18th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in the Festival Theatre

1. Consideration of questions (in private): The committee will consider its questions for the Scottish Prison Service, HMI Cornton Vale Prison and the Association of Chief Police Officers (Scotland).

2. Item to be taken in private: Convener to move that item 3 be taken in private.

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

Not before 3.30 pm

4. Inquiry into Drug Misuse and Deprived Communities: The committee will take evidence from the Scottish Prison Service from —

Nick Royle (SPS Drugs Strategy Co-ordinator)

Kate Donegan (Governor, HMI Cornton Vale)

Kennedy Roberts (Medical Officer, HMI Cornton Vale).

The committee will take evidence from the Association of Chief Police Officers (Scotland) from:

James Orr (Director, Scottish Drugs Enforcement Agency)

Colin McKerracher, (Assistant Chief Constable, Strathclyde Police).

 

Health and Community Care Committee

16 May 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 3.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Time Limit for Debate: The Convener will invite the Committee to agree a time limit of 45 minutes for item 2.

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will debate the following motion—

S1M-804 Mrs Margaret Smith: Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Butchers’ Shops) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/93) – That the Health and Community Care Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Butchers’ Shops) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/93)

3. Budget 2001-02 (in private): The Committee will consider the draft conclusions of the report.

  
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