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BUSINESS BULLETIN 18 / 2001

Tuesday 30 January 2001

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Standards Committee

31 January 2001

1st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Declaration of Interests: The new members of the Committee will be invited to make a declaration of interests.

2. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take Items 6 and 7 in private.

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

4. Standards Commissioner: The Committee will consider papers on the appointment of a Committee Reporter, appointment and removal procedures for the Standards Commissioner and other outstanding policy issues.

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

The Scottish Contemporary Music Industry.

6. Alleged Unauthorised Disclosure of Draft Health and Community Care Committee Report: The Committee will consider a report by the Standards Adviser.

7. Consideration of Complaint: The Committee will consider how a complaint from a member of the public should be investigated.

Transport and the Environment Committee

31 January 2001

3rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am 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 9.45 am

2. Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener.

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

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 2000 (SI 2000/3250).

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

Dr John Sawkins, Heriot Watt University

Valerie Dickie, Heriot Watt University

Bob Fullerton, Morrison Development Partnerships Limited

Andrew Darling, Bank of Scotland

Trade Union representatives.

5. Water Inquiry (in private): The Committee will review evidence taken at the meeting.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

31 January 2001

4th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in IBM, Spango Valley, Greenock

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

Jim Norton, Institute of Directors and

Roger Hoggarth, Worldwide e-sales Integration Manager for the Personal Systems Group, IBM.

2. The Duffner Report: The Committee will consider a paper on the Careers Service Review and the appointment of Reporters.

Local Government Committee

31 January 2001

4th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to hold item 4 in private.

2. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from-

Shelter

Scottish Council for Single Homeless

South Ayrshire Council.

3. Budget Process 2002/03: The Committee will consider terms of reference for an adviser.

4. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft letter to the Health and Community Care Committee.

Social Justice Committee

31 January 2001

4th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Questions for witnesses (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and the Scottish Federation of Housing associations (SFHA).

2. Item to be taken in private: The Committee will consider whether item 6 is taken in private.

3. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from-

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

4. Annual Budget Process: The Committee will consider whether it wishes to appoint an adviser to assist with the scrutiny of the Annual Budget Process.

5. Housing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its conclusions following the taking of evidence.

6. Increasing the Effectiveness of Committees: The Committee will consider the Conveners' Liaison Group paper "Increasing the Effectiveness of Committees".

  
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