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BUSINESS BULLETIN 161 / 2000

Friday 27 October 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

30 October 2000

33rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Questions for Minister (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning to the Minister.

2. School Exams Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

The Minister for Children and Education:

Mr Sam Galbraith, MSP.

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


Justice and Home Affairs Committee

31 October 2000

31st Meeting, 2000

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

1. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider draft reports on stage 2 of the budget process 2001/02 and on the Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill in private at its next meeting.

2. Legal Aid Inquiry: The Committee will consider the remit of its inquiry.

3. STUC Women's Conference: The Committee will consider an invitation from the Scottish Trade Union Congress to nominate a female representative to attend the STUC Women’s Conference.

4. Social Partnership Funding: The Committee will consider a draft application for social partnership funding.

5. Petition: The Committee will consider written evidence on petition PE89 by Eileen McBride on enhanced criminal record certificates from—

Barnardo’s Scotland;

Scottish Police Federation; and

the Law Society of Scotland.

6. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Bill.


Subordinate Legislation Committee

31 October 2000

30th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the further response from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following Bill—

Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill

The Committee will consider the subordinate legislation provisions in the following Bill—

Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) Bill

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

The Specified Risk Material Order Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/344)

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/345)

The Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/347)

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/352)

The Brucellosis (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/364)

The Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/365)

The Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/366)

The Borders General Hospital National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2000, (SSI 2000/353)

The Dumfries and Galloway Acute and Maternity Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2000, (SSI 2000/354)

The Yorkhill National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2000, (SSI 2000/355)

The Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 (Commencement No.3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/361)

3. Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/370)

4. Draft Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

5. Negative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The Gaming Clubs (Hours) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/371)

6. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary control: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2000, (SSI 2000/369)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2000, (SSI 2000/372)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation (No.3) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/378)

7. Committee Remit: The Committee will consider a paper outlining a proposed change to its remit.


European Committee

31 October 2000

18th Meeting, 2000

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

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

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

Letter received from the Minister for Transport and the Environment in relation to compliance with Directives 96/59/EC (PCB/PCT), 76/160/EEC (Bathing Water) and 79/923/EEC (Shellfish Waters)

Letter received from the Minister for Finance in relation to EQUAL and other Community Initiatives

3. Scrutiny of EC/EU documents: The Committee will carry out the scrutiny of documents received for this meeting

4. Inquiry into European Structural Funds and their implementation in Scotland (in private): The Committee will discuss its draft report

5. New working procedures and a revised work programme (November 2000 to June 2001): The Committee will discuss its draft report

6. Scottish aquaculture industry: The Committee will discuss the revised draft reporter’s report prepared by Maureen Macmillan MSP on the impact of European list 1 designated disease Infectious Salmon Anaemia and list 2 disease Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia on the Scottish aquaculture industry


Local Government Committee

31 October 2000

28th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Statutory Performance Indicators: The Committee will take evidence from Audit Scotland

2. Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2001/02: The Committee will take evidence from—

Scottish Executive

Professor Arthur Midwinter

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

The Train Operating Companies (Rateable Values) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2000 SSI 2000/draft

4. Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2001/02: The Committee will take evidence from Mr Jack McConnell, Minister for Finance


Rural Affairs Committee

31 October 2000

28th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Shellfish Poisoning: The Committee will take evidence from—

The Minister for Health & Community Care

The Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs

Officials from the Food Standards Agency

2. Budget 2001/ 2002 stage 2 proposals: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Rural Affairs.

3. Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the outcome of its stage 1 consultation and decide the arrangements for oral evidence.

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider—

An Executive memorandum in response to PE194 from Mr D Keith of behalf on the Scottish Campaign for Public Angling regarding access to the River Tay.

PE 272 from the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland calling for amendment of the Disease of Fish (Control) Regulations 1994 to include compensation payments, rights of appeal and access to scientific data.

5 Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider The Diseases of Fish (Control) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2000/330) under the negative procedure

6 Proposed Agriculture Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft research proposal in support of an Agricultural inquiry.

7 Report into the impact of the closure of the Islay Creamery: The Committee will consider the handling of a draft report.

  
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