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BUSINESS BULLETIN 99 / 2000

Monday 12 June 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

 

Finance Committee

13 June 2000

16th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Committee Business (in private): The Committee will consider the way in which it wishes to handle the evidence taking session.

2. Meeting Timetable: The Committee will agree a timetable for the meeting.

3. The Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) Order 2000 (draft): The Committee will debate a motion in the name of the Minister for Finance.

4. The Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2000 (draft): The Committee will debate a motion in the name of the Minister for Finance.

5. Inquiry into European Structural Funds: The Committee will take evidence form the Minister for Finance.

6. 2001/02 Budget: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Finance.

7. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (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).

8. 2001/02 Budget: The Committee will consider the Stage 1 report.

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

13 June 2000

22nd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses: The Committee will take evidence on the proposals to improve protection for witnesses in cases involving allegations of rape from-

Sandy Brindlay, Legal Affairs Spokesperson, Scottish Rape Crisis Network;

Law Society of Scotland;

Mr Peter Beaton and Barbara Brown, Civil Justice and International Division, Justice Department Courts Group, Scottish Executive.

2. Petition: The Committee will consider the following petition-

PE200 by Mr Andrew Watt

3. Future Business: The Committee will consider its future programme.

4. Stalking and harassment (in private): The Committee will consider a draft response to the Scottish Executive consultation paper on Stalking and Harassment.

5. Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

13 June 2000

20th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill-

Transport (Scotland) Bill

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

The Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Electricity Lands and Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

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

The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/166)

The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/167)

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/168)

The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/169)

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/170)

4. Subordinate Legislation Procedure: The Committee will consider the super affirmative procedure for Statutory Instruments and the Committee's recommendation of this procedure for Section 5 of the National Parks (Scotland) Bill.

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

13 June 2000

15th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Item In Private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following public petitions:

Petition PE96 by Mr Allan Berry calling for the Scottish Parliament to hold an independent and public inquiry into the adverse environmental effects of sea cage fish farming, and the regulatory failure to both recognise and prevent significant damage to our natural heritage, the environment and other interests dependent on the integrity of our Scottish coastal waters.

Petition PE100 by The Shettleston Traders Association calling for Scottish Parliament to take action to prevent the Faifley to Baillieston Quality Bus Corridor from proceeding on Shettleston Road and save the local community.

Petition PE111 by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to order a public inquiry into road accidents involving police responding to 999 calls.

Petition PE123 by The Scottish Warm Homes Campaign calling for the Scottish Parliament to identify, discuss and seek to implement measures which would eradicate fuel poverty as a matter of urgency.

Petition PE135 by Marion Scott calling for the Scottish Parliament to address a range of issues relating to the siting of mobile phone masts.

3. Transport (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a briefing from the Parliamentary Information Centre on the Transport (Scotland) Bill, as introduced, and a possible approach to taking evidence on the Bill.

4. Genetically Modified Organisms: The Committee will consider a possible approach to taking evidence on the issue of genetically modified organisms.

 

Rural Affairs Committee

13 June 2000

17th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in The Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh

1. National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Revocation Order (SSI 2000/159) and the Food (Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium) (Control) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations (SSI 2000/158).

3. Petition: The Committee will consider Petition PE 197 from Mr John D Stewart regarding the transparency of agricultural subsidies.

 

Audit Committee

13 June 2000

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Draft Committee Report (in private): The Committee will consider how to handle its forthcoming evidence session on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled, "The Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme".

2. Future Work Programme (in Private): The Committee will consider the Auditor General for Scotland's draft programme of reports for 2000/01.

 

Local Government Committee

13 June 2000

20th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Chamber

1. Transport (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1, on the general principles of the Bill, from COSLA

2. Inquiry into Local Government Finance: The Committee will consider terms of reference and specification for an adviser

 

European Committee

13 June 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 1

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

Professor David Bell, University of Stirling

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

European Commission's white paper on environmental liability. The Committee will consider a Briefing Paper on this subject and agree a course of action

European Commission's legislative package of amendments to simplify and modernise the public procurement Directives. The Committee will consider a Briefing Paper on this subject and agree a course of action

A proposal to appoint a Committee Reporter to prepare a response on the Digital Scotland Task Force report

A proposal to establish an informal forum of Committees dealing with European Affairs in the devolved institutions and the Republic of Ireland

Correspondence received on the trade dispute between the EU and US: implications for Scottish industry

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

14 June 2000

20th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Care Standards Bill: The Committee will discuss a memorandum from the Scottish Executive on the Care Standards Bill. The Minister for Children and Education will attend for this item.

2. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from representatives of-

Capability Scotland

Craighalbert Centre

Donaldson's College

and from-

COSLA

3. MIke Tyson and the National Football Stadium: The Committee will discuss the written response from the Scottish Football Association regarding the staging of the fight at the National Football Stadium.

4. Negative Instrument: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument-

The Children (Protection at Work) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/149)

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

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

14 June 2000

22nd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Items to be taken in private: The convener to move that items 3 and 4 be taken in private.

2. Petition: The committee will consider the following public petition-

PE195 by Cathleen Hanlon on behalf of Irvine Pensioners Action Group, calling for the Scottish Parliament to seek an inquiry into North Ayrshire Council's decision to reduce full time warden cover in Sheltered Housing and to review and assess the warden service on a national basis.

3. Inquiry into Drug Misuse and Deprived Communities: The committee will consider its forward work programme on the inquiry into Drug Misuse and Deprived Communities.

4. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The committee will consider its input to the Transport (Scotland) Bill.

5. Housing Stock Transfer (in private): The committee will consider a further draft report on its inquiry into housing stock transfer.

 

Standards Committee

14 June 2000

10th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Models of Investigation: Conclusion of inquiry.

2. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider applications for approval from Cross-Party Groups in the Scottish Parliament on:

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Strategic Rail Services in Scotland

3. Lobbying: Consideration of issues paper setting out the scope and particular elements of the inquiry.

4. Forward work programme

5. Register of Members' Staff Interests: consideration of draft report (It is anticipated that this item may be taken in private).

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

14 June 2000

16th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Highland Economic Situation: The Committee will take evidence on current economic difficulties facing parts of the Highlands (by video-conference) from-

Councillor David Green, Convenor, Highland Council

Mr Simon Cole-Hamilton, Director, Inverness and District Chamber of Commerce

Mr Alasdair Morrison MSP, Deputy Minister for the Highlands and Islands and Gaelic

2. Committee Inquiry on the Impact of the New Economy: The Committee will consider the arrangements for the scale and timing of the inquiry; a draft remit; and the appointment of an adviser.

3. Consideration of the Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1): The Committee will take evidence on the economic impact of the Bill from-

Mr Matthew Farrow, CBI Scotland

Ms Jane Todd, Federation of Small Businesses

Mr Iain Duff, SCDI

Ms Tracey White, STUC

 

Health and Community Care Committee

14 June 2000

17th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.45 am in The Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

1. Petition: The Committee will consider petition PE 123 by The Scottish Warm Homes Campaign on fuel poverty

2. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will consider whether to approve in principle expenses incurred by Northern Ireland representatives giving evidence to the Committee on 21 June 2000

3. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will hear evidence from COSLA and the NHS Confederation

  
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