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Monday 22 May 2000

Section A – Daily Business List



Meetings of Committees

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

Equal Opportunities Committee

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.15 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Convener will propose that items 2 and 5 be taken in private.

2. Consideration of questions: The Committee will consider questions for the Deputy Minister for Communities.

3. Annual Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence on the Annual Budget Process from –

Jackie Baillie MSP, Deputy Minister for Communities

Yvonne Strachan, Head of Equality Unit

4. Report back from Malcolm Chisholm on amendment 140 to the Standards in Scotland's Schools Bill: Malcolm Chisholm will report to the Committee on the progress of the amendment.

5. Review of evidence: The Committee will review the evidence taken on the Annual Budget Process.


Justice and Home Affairs Committee

19th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Census SSIs: The Committee will debate (for up to 30 minutes)—

Motion S1M-834 Angus MacKay—That the Committee recommends that the draft Census (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000, to the extent that it relates to the particulars printed in italics in article 2(3), be approved; and

the Census (Scotland) Regulations 2000

2. Insolvency Bill: The Committee will consider a letter and Memorandum from the Minister for Justice on the Insolvency Bill currently being considered by the UK Parliament.

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

Angus MacKay, Deputy Minister for Justice, Colin Miller, Head of Bill Team, Robert Shiels, Head of Criminal Justice Division 3, and David Stewart, Head of Judicial Appointments and Finance Division, Scottish Executive;

Alison Patterson, Director, and David McKenna, Assistant Director, Operations, Victim Support Scotland;

Helen Murray JP, Chairman, and Phyllis Hands, Secretary, District Courts Association.

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

Divorce etc. (Pensions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/112)

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

5. Budget process 2001-02 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

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