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BUSINESS BULLETIN 22 / 2001

Monday 5 February 2001

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Finance Committee

6 February 2001

3rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Committee Business: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 2 and 6 in private.

2. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting: The Committee will consider how it wishes to handle agenda item 3.

3. Inquiry Into Resource Accounting and Budgeting: The Committee will take evidence from-

Trevor Jones, Head of Scottish Executive Health Department and Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland

Ian Russell, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Power

John Sizer, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Councils for Further and Higher Education.

4. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the provisions of the Bill which introduce new or increase existing expenditure charged on or payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund (under Standing Order Rule 9.12).

Not before 11.30 am

5. The Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001 (Draft): The Committee will debate Motion S1M-1600 in the name of Angus MacKay to approve the draft order.

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

Justice 1 Committee

6 February 2001

3rd Meeting, 2001

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

1. Declaration of Interests: The Convener will invite Paul Martin to declare any relevant interests.

2. Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1.

3. Items in Private: The Committee will decide whether to consider the format and content of its Stage 1 report on the general principles of the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill in private at its meeting on 14 February, and whether to consider item 6 in private.

4. Subordinate Legislation: Iain Gray (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move-

S1M-1561 Mr Jim Wallace: The Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2001-That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 be approved;

S1M-1560 Mr Jim Wallace: The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2001-That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2001 be approved.

5. Convention Right (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from-

Ian S Smart, Vice Convener of the Legal Aid Committee, Michael McSherry, Member of the Criminal Law Committee, Michael Clancy, Director, and Anne Keenan, Deputy Director of the Law Society of Scotland;

Professor Gane of the University of Aberdeen.

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

Public Petitions Committee

6 February 2001

2nd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

3. Inadmissible Petitions: The Committee will be invited to agree the recommendations contained in the paper on inadmissible petitions.

4. Convener's Report.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

6 February 2001

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials-

Roddy Macdonald, Bill Team Leader

Liz Lewis, Project Leader

Lynda Towers, Solicitor's Office

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

Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials-

Neil Campbell, Head of Criminal and Civil Law Group, Justice Dept

Jacqueline Conlan, Head of Bill Team

Stuart Foubister, Solicitor's Office

Ian Allen, Head of Legal Aid Branch

3. Draft Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following draft instrument-

The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2001, (Draft)

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

The General Teaching Council (Scotland) Election Scheme 2001 Approval Order 2001, (SSI 2001/18)

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Pension Sharing on Divorce) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/23)

Local Government Committee

6 February 2001

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to hold items 2, 4, 5 and 6 in private. The Committee will further consider whether to hold any future items on consideration of conclusions on the general principles of the Housing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 in private.

2. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its conclusions on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1.

3. Power of Community Initiative, Community Planning, Political Restrictions on council employees: The Committee will take evidence from the following witnesses-

COSLA

Scottish Trades Unions Congress

South Lanarkshire Council

Perth and Kinross Council

Society of Local Authority Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland

4. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its conclusions on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1.

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

6. Inquiry into Local Government Finance: The Committee will consider paper LG/01/5/3 on proposals for witnesses.

Rural Development Committee

6 February 2001

3rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Items in Private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will debate-

Motion S1M-1599 by Ross Finnie: That the Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Sheep be approved. (SSI 2001/58)

3. Subordinate Legislation: Fergus Ewing to move motion S1M-1608: That the Rural Development Committee recommends that nothing further be done under The Agricultural Business Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/448).

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

5. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft stage 1 report.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

6 February 2001

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 3

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

2. National Stadium Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-

The Millennium Commission

3. Scottish Opera: The Committee will note correspondence between the Convener and the Minister on funding arrangements for Scottish Opera.

4. Children's Commissioner: The Committee will consider its future work on the question of the appointment of a Children's Commissioner in Scotland.

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

6. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill-Stage 1: The Committee will consider its report to the Health and Community Care Committee at Stage 1 of the Bill.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

7 February 2001

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

Wendy Alexander (Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning).

2. National Guidelines for Local Economic Forums: The Committee will take evidence from-

Wendy Alexander (Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning).

3. Scottish Executive Response to Careers Service Review (Duffner Report): The Committee will take evidence from-

Wendy Alexander (Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning).

4. Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill: The Convener will move-

That the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee considers the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill at Stage 2 in the following order: section 3; section 4; section 1; section 2; section 5.

5. Effectiveness of Committees: The Committee will consider whether to take this item in private at the meeting of 13th February.

6. Impact of the New Economy Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider the contents of its report.

7. National Guidelines for Local Economic Forums (in private): The Committee will consider its response to the Minister.

Health and Community Care Committee

7 February 2001

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

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

The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000 SSI (2000/453)

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2001/3)

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) regulations (SSI 2001/4)

The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2001/6)

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

Community Care Providers Scotland

Scottish Care

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

5. Committee Business in the Chamber: The Committee will consider the terms of the motion for Committee business in the Chamber.

Justice 2 Committee

7 February 2001

2nd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Subordinate Legislation: Iain Gray (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move (S1M-1559) -

Mr Jim Wallace: The Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2001 - That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft the Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order be approved.

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

3. Glasgow Sheriff Court: Members will report back from a visit to Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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

5. Work Programme: The Committee will consider its forward work programme.

Social Justice Committee

7 February 2001

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Chamber

1. Questions for witnesses (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Scottish Homes.

2. Diligence Against Moveable Property: The Committee will consider the nomination of a member for the Working Group on Diligence against Moveable Property to Replace Poindings and Warrant Sales.

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

Council Of Mortgage Lenders

Scottish Homes.

4. Housing (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1 (in private): The Committee will consider its conclusions following the taking of evidence.

  
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