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BUSINESS BULLETIN 103 / 2000

Friday 16 June 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Procedures Committee

20 June 2000

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. The Revision of Rule 9.17 (Private Bills) - The Committee will consider a paper.

2. Draft Committee Annual Report - The Committee will consider a paper.

3. "Privilege" and Sub Judice - The Committee will consider a paper.

4. Paper entitled, "That Parliament Should Gain More Control Over Its Own Business" by Donald Gorrie MSP - The Committee will consider a paper.

5. Presiding Officer's Question Time - The Committee will note correspondence.

6. The Use of Non-English Languages for Parliamentary Business: Resource Implications - The Committee will consider a paper.

7. Revision of Rule 9.10.7: Amendments to Bills - The Committee will consider a paper.

8. Parliamentary Questions – "Preliminary Report into the Volume of Parliamentary Questions and the Scottish Executive's Speed of Response" - The Committee will consider a draft report.

Rural Affairs Committee

19 June 2000

19th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 4).

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

20 June 2000

15th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Positive Action in Housing: The Committee will take evidence on the work of PAiH and ethnic minority housing issues from—

Robina Qureshi, Director, and other representatives of PaiH.

2. Towards an Equality Strategy: The Committee will take evidence on a report on responses to the consultation paper: Towards a Housing Strategy from—

Yvonne Strachan, Esther Brietenbach and Kate Bilton of the Scottish Executive Equality Unit.

3. Petition: The committee will note information provided by SPICe on translation services in other Parliaments, in relation to Petition PE139 from Platform.

4. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will note the introduction of the Transport (Scotland) Bill, and consider its equal opportunities implications

5. Reporters' Reports: The committee will hear progress reports from—

Irene McGugan – Disability issues

Johann Lamont – Gender issues

Michael McMahon – Race issues

Nora Radcliffe – Sexual orientation issues

6. Correspondence: The Committee will consider recent correspondence received by the Clerk and Convener.

 

European Committee

20 June 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. European Water Framework Directive: The Committee will discuss concerns in relation to this proposed Directive and agree a course of action

2. Inquiry into European Structural Funds and their implementation in Scotland (in Private): The Committee will discuss their draft report into this subject

 

Local Government Committee

20 June 2000

21st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5 and 6 in private

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following draft affirmative instruments—

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

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

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

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

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

City of Edinburgh Council

Glasgow City Council

5. Inquiry into local government finance: The Committee will consider details relating to the appointment of an adviser

 

 

Public Petitions Committee

20 June 2000

11th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Petitions Procedures (in private): The Committee will review the procedures for handling petitions

2. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

3. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

4. Convener's Report

Rural Affairs Committee

20 June 2000

20th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take Item 3 in private.

2. Inquiry into Changing Employment Patterns in Rural Scotland: The Committee will hear evidence from Ross Finnie, Minister for Rural Affairs, Alasdair Morrison, Deputy Minister for Enterprise in the Highlands and Islands and Jackie Baillie, Deputy Minister for the Communities.

3. Inquiry into Changing Employment Patterns in Rural Scotland: The Committee will consider a draft interim report regarding this inquiry.

  
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