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BUSINESS BULLETIN 29 / 2001

Wednesday 14 February 2001

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

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

Justice 1 Committee

4th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss its report on the general principles of the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 in private at its next meeting, and whether to take items 2 and 6 in private.

2. Legal Aid Inquiry: The Committee will consider how to proceed with its legal aid inquiry.

3. 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.

4. Stage 2 of Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

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

Lord Ross, Member and Dr Jim McManus, Chairman of the Parole Board for Scotland;

Professor Gane of the University of Aberdeen, and

Mr Jim Wallace, Minister for Justice.

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

7. Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the format and content of its report on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1.

Transport and the Environment Committee

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 1

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 9.30 am

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

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

Councillor Robert Cairns, Jon Hargreaves, Iain Gardner, Jonathan Cape, and Douglas Millican, East of Scotland Water Authority

Jim Milne and David Reid, Dundee Anti-Poverty Forum

Sandy Snell, Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconan Community Council

Ron Hughes and Seumas Macinnes, Braeside and Mannofield Community Council

Katharine Bryan, Doug Sutherland and Ron McAulay, North of Scotland Water Authority.

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

5. Water Inquiry: The Committee will review evidence taken at the meeting.

6. Telecommunications Developments (in private): The Committee will consider a draft response to the Scottish Executive’s consultation on proposed changes to permitted development arrangements for telecommunications developments.

Health and Community Care Committee

6th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The committee will consider whether to take items 3 and 4 in private.

2. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

The Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care (Malcolm Chisholm)

British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering

Children First

Help the Aged.

3. Appointment of Budget Adviser: The committee will consider the terms of reference for an adviser.

4. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will discuss conclusions and recommendations for the Stage 1 Report and consider secondary committee reports.

Social Justice Committee

6th Meeting, 2001

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

1. Questions for witnesses (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for the Minister and Deputy Minister for Social Justice.

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether item 5 is taken in private and whether items at future meetings on the Draft Stage 1 Report on the Housing (Scotland) Bill and appointment of a Budget Adviser be taken in private.

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

Jackie Baillie MSP, Minister for Social Justice

Margaret Curran MSP, Deputy Minister for Social Justice.

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

5. Annual Budget Process: The Committee will consider the terms of reference for appointment of an adviser to assist with the scrutiny of the Annual Budget Process.

Standards Committee

2nd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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 5 and 6 in private.

3. Standards Commissioner: The Committee will consider an issues paper.

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

5. Forward Work Programme: The Committee will consider its forward work programme, including the oral evidence phase of its enquiry into Lobbying.

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

 

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Councillor Reverend Elizabeth J Wardlaw, Minister of Hermitage United Free Church, Leith

followed by Ministerial Statement on a Teaching Profession for the 21st Century

followed by Health and Community Care Committee Debate on its Report on the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland—

S1M-1639 Margaret Smith on behalf of the Health and Community Care Committee: Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland—That the Parliament notes, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to act upon, the recommendations contained within the 16th Report 2000 by the Health and Community Care Committee, Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland (SP Paper 219).

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-1639.1 Malcolm Chisholm: Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1639) in the name of Margaret Smith, leave out from "and calls upon" to end and insert "and welcomes the recommendations contained within the 16th Report 2000 by the Health and Community Care Committee, Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland (SP Paper 219) and further notes the announcement made by the Executive on 25 January 2001 and the establishment of the Care Development Group regarding the care for older people."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-1659 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion— That the Parliament agrees the following revisions to the Business Motion agreed on 8 February 2001—

Thursday 15 February 2001

(a) delete

9.30 am Scottish National Party Debate on Education

and insert

9.30 am Debate on Motion of No Confidence

followed by Scottish National Party Debate on Education

and, (b) after

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Children’s Services

delete

followed by Executive Motion on the Culture and Recreation
Bill –UK Legislation

S1M-1660 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

The Justice 2 Committee to consider the European Communities (Matrimonial Jurisdiction and Judgments) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/36) and the Civil Defence (Scotland) Order 2001 (Draft).

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business —

debate on the subject of—

S1M-1569 Fiona Hyslop: Debt Advice and Debt Awareness Day—That the Parliament notes with concern the alarmingly high levels of consumer debt in Lothian; notes that this is indicative of the situation across all of Scotland; recognises the invaluable work of Scotland’s Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) in dealing with over 34,000 new cases of consumer debt in Scotland last year; gives backing to the CAB Services Debt Awareness Day on 14 February 2001 warning of the scale and danger of consumer debt; condemns the irresponsible marketing techniques that entice people to borrow beyond their means, especially those on low incomes, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to invest in independent advice agencies which are at the front-line in tackling debt and poverty issues in Scotland.

 
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