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BUSINESS BULLETIN 128 / 2000

Monday 4 September 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Finance Committee

5 September 2000

20th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. 2001/02 Budget for Scottish Parliament Corporate Body: The Committee will consider a letter from the Director of Corporate Services.

2. 2001/02 Budget for Audit Scotland: The Committee will consider a letter from the Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit.

3. Financial Provisions in Bills: The Committee will consider an update paper.

4. Inquiry into European Structural Funds: The Convener will update the Committee on the progress of the inquiry.

5. 2001/02 Budget Process: The Committee will consider a paper on the format of Stage 2 of the budget process and the autumn budget review.

6. Future Meetings: The Committee will consider its working practices and the scope for meetings outwith Edinburgh.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

5 September 2000

24th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

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

The Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/214)

The Suckler Cow Premium Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/215)

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/216)

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/222)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/266)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/267)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/291)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/295)

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

The Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/226)

The Tetrachloroethylene in Olive Oil (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/229)

The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/240)

The Beet Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/246)

The Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/247)

The Cereal Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/248)

The Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/249)

The Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/250)

The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/261)

The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/287)

The Meat (Disease Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/288)

The Farm Woodland Premium Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/290)

The Education and Training (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/292)

The Export of Pigs, Porcine Material and Bovine Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/300)

The Human Rights Act 1998 (Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Rules 2000, (SSI 2000/301)

5. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary control: The Committee will consider the following instruments-

The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/227)

The Undersized Edible Crabs (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/228)

6. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following instruments-

The Environment Act 1995 (Commencement No.17 and Savings Provision) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/180)

The Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/223)

The National Health Service (Functions of the Common Services Agency) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000, (SSI 2000/224)

The Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (Scotland) (Commencement No.8) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/238)

Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Ordinary Cause Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2000, (SSI 2000/239)

The Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000 (Commencement No.1) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/258)

The Education (Listed Bodies) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/293)

The Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/298)

Standards Committee

5 September 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Appointment of Temporary Standards Advisor: The Committee will be invited to agree the recommended candidate for this post (it is anticipated that this item may be taken in private).

European Committee

5 September 2000

15th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Reporter's Reports: The Committee will discuss progress in relation to the work of its Reporters on-

Enlargement of the EU and the challenges and opportunities facing Scotland, Ben Wallace MSP

The implementation of European legislation in the agricultural sector in Scotland, Tavish Scott MSP

Preparation for, and the implications of, the single currency in Scotland, Bruce Crawford MSP

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

A proposal by the Scottish Executive to establish a European Structural Fund Forum

Correspondence received since the last meeting

Planned visits to Scotland by external bodies

Discussion on suggested course of action regarding various press releases issued by the European Commission

Discussion on what action to take regarding the European Commission's proposals in respect of football transfer fees

3. Inquiry into European Structural Funds and their implementation in Scotland (in private): The Committee will continue their discussion on the draft report into this subject

 

Local Government Committee

5 September 2000

24th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Executive Response to McIntosh: The Committee will take evidence from Mr Frank McAveety, Deputy Minister for Local Government

2. COSLA Spending Review Submission: The Committee will take evidence from COSLA on Local Government Funding Requirements : 2001/02 to 2003/04

3. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions-

Petition PE 132: DWR Whittet

Petition PE 207: GC Ford

Petition PE 196: Dundee and Tayside Chamber of Commerce

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

The Police Pensions (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/193)

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/199)

The Local Government (Exemption from Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 (SSI 2000/206)

The Local Authorities (Good and Services) (Public Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/207)

The Local Government Act 1988 (Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/208)

5. Consultation on the Kerley Report: The Committee will consider paper LG/00/24/2 by the Clerk

Rural Affairs Committee

5 September 2000

23rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Shellfish Poisoning: The Committee will consider Executive briefing papers on recent closures and on the monitoring and research programme.

2. The Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider written evidence received during the stage 1 consultation.

3. Petitions relating to the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the following petitions: PE131, PE141, PE142, PE150, PE151, PE152, PE157, PE158, PE211 and PE215.

4. Petition: The Committee will consider PE186 from the National Federation of Sub Postmasters.

5. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulation 2000 SSI 200/201, under the negative procedure.

6. Future Business: The Committee will discuss a draft programme of future work.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

6 September 2000

18th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Item to be taken in private: The Convener will move that item 6 be taken in private.

2. Summer 2000 Exam Results: The Committee will consider its role in any inquiry.

3. Impact of the New Economy Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-

Scottish Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Scottish Financial Enterprise

4. Impact of the New Economy Inquiry: Members will report back to the Committee on recent case study visits.

5. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative statutory instruments-

The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 SSI 2000/240

The Education and Training (Scotland) Regulations 2000 SSI 2000/292

6. Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) Report: The Committee will consider a draft report on its consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.

Health and Community Care Committee

6 September 2000

19th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Age Concern Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia

Scottish Health Boards' Network

2. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will consider the future workplan for the inquiry

3. Conferences: The Committee will consider invitations to conferences

4. Contacts from Outside Organisations: The Committee will consider a report on contacts from outside organisations

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

6 September 2000

26th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Minister and Deputy Minister for Justice: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Justice and Deputy Minister for Justice on progress to date and future plans of the Scottish Executive Justice Department.

2. Domestic Violence: The Committee will consider a report from Maureen Macmillan on a proposed Protection from Abuse Bill.

3. Legal Aid Inquiry: The Committee will consider the remit of its inquiry into legal aid and access to justice.

4. Petition: The Committee will consider petition PE116 by Mr James Strang.

Transport and the Environment Committee

6 September 2000

20th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Genetically Modified Organisms (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for witnesses on the issue of genetically modified organisms.

Not before 9.45 am

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following draft affirmative instrument-

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2000/draft)

3. Genetically Modified Organisms: The Committee will take evidence as part of its inquiry into genetically modified organisms from-

Dr David Robinson, Dr Geoff Squire and Dr Gavin Ramsay, Scottish Crop Research Institute

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument-

The Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/178)

The Planning (Control of Major-Accident Hazards) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/179)

5. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider the following public petitions-

Petition PE63 by the National Farmers' Union of Scotland calling for the Scottish Parliament to increase resources for agri-environment measures in Scotland

Petition PE115 by Julia Clarke calling for the Scottish Parliament to request Scottish Airports to re-route aircraft taking off and landing at Edinburgh Airport away from residential areas to reduce pollution and to consult with residents

Petition PE117 by Mr Alexander Donald calling for the Scottish Parliament to (a) produce a new film on ice cream van safety; (b) allow ice cream vans to use their hazard warning lights when stopped; and (c) ensure the safe speed limit when passing an ice cream van is 5-10 miles per hour

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

6 September 2000

24th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item to be taken in private: The Convener will move that item 9 be taken in private.

2. School Exam Results Inquiry: The Convener will propose that the Committee conducts an inquiry into this year's exam results.

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

4. Sport in School: The Committee will consider a report from Karen Gillon.

5. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee members will report back on school visits.

6. Roman Remains at Cramond: The committee will consider the responses from the Scottish Executive and the City of Edinburgh Council to its Report.

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

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/195)

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

The St Mary's Music School (Aided Places) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/196)

9. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee will consider the first draft report.

  
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