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BUSINESS BULLETIN 192 / 2000

Tuesday 12 December 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in Committee Chambers, Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated.

Health and Community Care Committee

27th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The committee will consider whether to take item 9 in private.

2. Time Limit for Debate: The Committee will be asked to agree to limit debate on emergency affirmative SSIs to 15 minutes.

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/409)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 6) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/428)

4. Modernising the Complaints System – Consultation on Public Sector Ombudsmen in Scotland: The Committee will consider written submissions.

5. European Parliamentary Programme: The Committee will nominate a representative to take part in a European Parliament-funded familiarisation programme.

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

7. Scottish Executive Joint Future Group Report: The committee will consider the consultation document and decide what course of action to take.

8. Petitions: The Committee will consider the report on petitions.

9. Regulation of Care etc. Scotland Bill: The committee will consider the process for Stage 1 and agree witnesses.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

31st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from Nicol Stephen MSP, Deputy Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs.

2. Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (in private): The Committee will discuss its draft report.

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

37th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber

1. Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission: The Committee will take evidence on the work of the Commission from—

Professor Sheila MacLean, Chair and Carol Kelly, Chief Executive

2. Diligence Working Group: The Committee will consider whether to nominate a member to participate in the Executive’s "Cross-party Parliamentary Working Group on a diligence against moveable property to replace poinding and warrant sale".

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will debate the following motions—

S1M-1398 Jim Wallace: Draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001—That the Justice and Home Affairs Committee recommends that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 be approved.

S1M-1422 Phil Gallie: Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000—That the Justice and Home Affairs Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/399).

4. Forward Programme: The Committee will consider its forward programme.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

36th 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—

Transport (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials—

Murray Sinclair, Solicitor’s Office

Richard Lyall, Bill Team Co-ordinator

John Dowie, Transport Division, Development Department

Bill McQueen, Transport Division, Development Department

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

The Common Agricultural Policy Support Schemes (Modulation) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/429)

The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/430)

The Control of Pollution (Registers and Consents for Discharges) (Secretary of State Functions) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/432)

The Environment Act 1995 (Commencement No.19) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/433)

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

The Divorce etc. (Pensions) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/438)

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2000, (SSI 2000/434)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation (No.5) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/435)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2000, (SSI 2000/436)

5. European Parliament Study Visit: The Committee will consider its nominee to attend the study visit.

European Committee

21st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private

2. Relations with the European Union: The Committee will hear from the Minister for Education, Europe and External Relations, Mr Jack McConnell MSP, on his new portfolio

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

Concerns raised by the voluntary sector and others with regard to applications for Objective 3 funds and other European Structural Fund programmes and Community Initatives

Response received from the European Commission regarding the Committee's 5th Report 2000 on the Inquiry into football transfer fees and the position of the European Commission

4. Scrutiny of EC/EU documents: The Committee will-

Note the letter sent to the Scottish Executive, both Houses of Parliament and Scotland’s MEPs with respect to concerns raised with regard to European document, SP 1406 (COM(2000) 347), Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and recording equipment.

Carry out the scrutiny of documents received for this meeting.

5. The European Charter of Fundamental Rights: The Committee will discuss a draft Reporter’s Report by Dennis Canavan MSP on this subject

Local Government Committee

32nd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener

2. Modernising the Complaints System - Consultation on Public Sector Ombudsmen in Scotland: The Committee will consider evidence from the following witnesses—

The Minister for Finance and Local Government, Angus McKay MSP;

The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland, Mr Ian Fraser Smith;

Andy O’Neill, COSLA; Pat Watters, COSLA, John O’Hagan, COSLA.

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

The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/403)

4. Petition PE 280: The Committee will consider proposals for further consideration of the following petition—

PE 280 – Petition by Judy Wilkinson on behalf of the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society calling for the Scottish Parliament to recognise the importance and popularity of allotments and to establish an Allotments Working Group that would actively protect and promote allotment provision in Scotland

5. Visits to other Parliaments and Assemblies: The Committee will consider a report from Trish Godman on the visit to Northern Ireland

6. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider paper LG/00/32/3 on proposals for consideration at Stage 1 of the Bill

7. Regulation of Care etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider paper LG/00/32/4 on proposals for consideration at Stage 1 of the Bill

8. Forward Work Plan: The Committee will consider paper LG/00/32/5 by the Convener

9. Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its final report to the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

10. Modernising the Complaints System - Consultation on Public Sector Ombudsmen in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider its conclusions on the consultation on public sector ombudsmen in Scotland

Rural Affairs Committee

36th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

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

2. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider additional evidence requirements at Stage 1.

Transport and the Environment Committee

31st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Water Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning for witnesses on its inquiry into water and the water industry.

Not before 2.15 pm

2. Executive Undertaking on Northern Isles Ferries: The Committee will consider the following draft undertaking—

Draft undertaking by the Scottish Ministers and NorthLink Orkney and Shetland Ferries Ltd.

3. Water Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence as part of its inquiry into water and the water industry from—

Dr Jon Hargreaves, Chief Executive, East of Scotland Water Authority

Councillor Robert Cairns, Chairman, East of Scotland Water Authority

Katherine Bryan, Chief Executive, North of Scotland Water Authority

Colin Rennie, Chairman, North of Scotland Water Authority

Ernest Chambers, Chief Executive, West of Scotland Water Authority

Professor Alan Alexander, Chairman, West of Scotland Water Authority

Graeme Millar, Chairman, Scottish Consumer Council

Trisha McAuley, Head of Corporate Resources, Scottish Consumer Council

4. Genetically Modified Organisms (in private): The Committee will consider a second draft report on the issue of genetically modified organisms.

5. Water Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider further practical arrangements for its inquiry into water and the water industry.

 
 
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