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BUSINESS BULLETIN 132 / 2000

Friday 8 September 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

11 September 2000

27th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 8, City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow

1. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill - Order of consideration: The Convener to move (S1M-1151)-That the Committee consider the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill at Stage 2 in the following order: section 1, the schedule, sections 2 and 3, long title.

2. Scottish Prisons: The Committee will take evidence on Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland Report for 1999-2000 from-

Clive Fairweather, Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland; Eric Fairbairn, Deputy Chief Inspector, and Brian Henaghen, Staff Officer.

3. Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from-

Adam Ingram MSP;

Professor Robert Rennie, Law Society of Scotland.

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

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

Equal Opportunities Committee

12 September 2000

18th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item in private: The Convener will move that item 2 be taken in private

2. Travelling People and Public Sector Policies Inquiry: The Committee will consider the draft remit for the Inquiry and the possibility of appointing an advisor

3. Single-sex schools: The Committee will consider the issue of single-sex schools, with reference to Notre Dame High School

4. Legislation: The Committee will consider the Equal Opportunities aspects of current legislation

5. Consultations: The Committee will consider the Equal Opportunities aspects of new Scottish Executive consultations

6. Reporters: The Committee will hear progress reports from-

Irene McGugan - Disability issues

Johann Lamont - Gender issues

Michael McMahon - Race issues

Nora Radcliffe - Sexual orientation issues

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

Procedures Committee

12 September 2000

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Overview of Committee Business - September-December 2000: The Committee will consider a paper.

2. Subordinate Legislation - Change to Remit: The Committee will consider a paper.

3. Review of Subordinate Legislation Procedures - Update: Correspondence attached.

4. Constitution of Conveners Liaison Group in standing orders: The Committee will consider a paper.

5. Committee Procedures - Possible changes to standing orders in the light of the first year of Committee operations : The Committee will consider a paper.

6. Private Legislation in the Scottish Parliament: The Committee will consider a paper.

7. Non-Executive Bills Unit: The Committee will consider a paper.

8. Amendments to Motions on the General Principles of a Bill, Stage 1: The Committee will consider a paper.

9. Manuscript Amendments at Stage 3: The Committee will consider a paper.

10. Standing Order Provisions Relating to the Timetable for Stages of Bills: Correspondence attached.

11. Housing Stock Transfer Inquiry Report - Procedural Difficulties: Correspondence attached.

12. The Submission of Videos as evidence to Committees: The Committee will consider a paper.

13. Powers of Security Staff: The Committee will consider a paper.

14. Publication of Scottish Parliament Corporate Body and Parliamentary Bureau Minutes : Correspondence attached.

Standards Committee

12 September 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Lobbying: The Committee will consider an issues paper.

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

Carers

Human Rights

Architecture and the Built Environment

International Development

3. Models of Investigation: The Committee will consider an issues paper and draft report. (It is anticipated that this item may be considered in private).

Subordinate Legislation Committee

12 September 2000

25th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

2. Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instrument-

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/303)

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

The General Medical Council (Legal Assessors) Amendment (Scotland) Rules 2000, (SSI 2000/308)

Public Petitions Committee

12 September 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

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

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

3. Conveners Report

Rural Affairs Committee

12 September 2000

24th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Subordinate Legislation: The Convener to move motion S1M-1159, that the Rural Affairs Committee recommends that nothing further is to be done under the Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 SSI 2000/201.
at approximately 2.45 pm

2. Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Amendment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

3. Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning: The Committee will consider a report by Rhoda Grant on a recent meeting between industry representatives and the Executive.

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the Suckler Cow Premium Amendment (Scotland) Regulations SSI 2000/215 and the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Scotland Regulations SSI 2000/216 under the negative procedure.

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

13 September 2000

28th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. Items to be taken in private: Convener to move that items at the Committee's next meeting on questions for witnesses and the draft report on Drug Misuse and Deprived Areas be taken in private.

3. Questions for witnesses: The Committee will consider its questions for Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Council for Single Homeless.

4. Family Homes and Homelessness (Scotland) Bill and Mortgage Rights Bill (Stage 1) and proposed Housing Bill: The Committee will take evidence from Shelter Scotland from-

Liz Nicholson, Director

Lorna Clark, Campaigns Manager

The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Council for Single Homeless from-

Robert Aldridge, Director

Alice Ann Jackson, Chairperson.

5. Petition: The Committee will further consider petition PE113 from the Campaign for Borders Rail calling for the Scottish Parliament to consider ways of reinstating a railway into and through the Borders by way of a debate in the Parliament and by consideration by its committees.

6. Inquiry into Drug Misuse and Deprived Areas (in private): The Committee will consider a draft of its report into Drug Misuse and Deprived Areas.

  
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