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BUSINESS BULLETIN 42 / 2001

Monday 12th March 2001

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Justice 1 Committee

13 March 2001

7th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

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

2. Legal Aid Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-

Martyn Evans, Director, and Sarah O'Neill, Legal Officer, Scottish Consumer Council;

Susan McPhee, Head of Social Policy and Public Affairs; Professor Alan Paterson, Chair of Legal Service Committee; Liz Cameron, Bureau Manager; and Jim Melvin, Bureau Manager, Citizens Advice Scotland;

Muriel Robison, Principal Legal Officer, and Angela O'Hagan, Senior Policy Officer, Equal Opportunities Commission.

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

S1M-1702 Mr Iain Gray: The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001-That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 be approved;

S1M-1703 Mr Iain Gray: The Draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001-That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 be approved.

4. Legal Aid Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-

Colin Campbell QC, Vice Dean, Faculty of Advocates.

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

Equal Opportunities Committee

13 March 2001

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 Edinburgh City Council and the Scottish Traveller Education Project (STEP).

Not before 10.15 am

2. Petition PE139: The Committee will consider petition PE139.

3. Inquiry into Travelling People and Public Sector Policies: The Committee will take evidence from -

Diana Dodd - City of Edinburgh Council

Dr Betty Jordan - Scottish Traveller Education Project.

4. Future Work Programme (in private): The Committee will consider its future work programme.

Finance Committee

13 March 2001

7th 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 7, 8 and 9 in private.

2. Proposed Contingent Liability: The Committee will consider the following minutes from the Scottish Executive Health Department-

Contingent Liability: Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Protein Fractionation Centre clinical trials (SE/2001/68)

Contingent Liability: Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Proposed Contract with Egypt (SE/2001/73).

The Committee will take evidence from-

Dr Aileen Keel, Deputy Chief Medical Officer

John Aldridge, Director of Finance, Scottish Executive Health Department

Angus Mcmillan Douglas, Director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

Dr Bob Perry, Director of the Protein Fractionation Centre.

3. Convention Rights (Compliance) (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 Orders Rule 9.12).

4. 2002/03 Provisional Expenditure Plan for SPCB: The Committee will consider the provisional expenditure plan for the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body for 2002/03.

5. 2002/03 Provisional Expenditure Plan for Audit Scotland: The Committee will consider a letter from the Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit.

6. 2002/03 Budget Process: The Committee will consider arrangements for Stage 1 of the Budget Process.

7. Inquiry into PFI/PPP: The Committee will consider a paper from SPICe on the draft remit of the inquiry.

8. Inquiry into PFI/PPP: The Committee will consider the appointment of an adviser.

9. External Research: Professor Arthur Midwinter will present the draft findings of Stage 2 of his research.

 

Public Petitions Committee

13 March 2001

4th 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. Convener's Report.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

13 March 2001

9th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/50)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Declaratory (Controlled Area) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/49)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/52).

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

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/57)

The Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/61)

The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/62)

The Discontinuance of Legalised Police Cells (Portree) Rules 2001, (SSI 2001/64)

The Adults with Incapacity (Certificates from Medical Practitioners) (Accounts and Funds) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/76)

The Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Attorneys by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/77)

The Adults with Incapacity (Countersignatories of Applications for Authority to Intromit) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/78)

The Adults with Incapacity (Evidence in Relation to Dispensing with Intimation or Notification) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/79)

The Adults with Incapacity (Certificates in Relation to Powers of Attorney) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/80).

3. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following instruments-

The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/51)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/55)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory Order 2001, (SSI 2001/56)

The National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997 (Commencement No.7) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/58)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory (No.2) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/59)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Declaratory (Controlled Area) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/60)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/63)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory (Amendment No.2) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/65)

The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (Commencement No.1) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/81).

Local Government Committee

13 March 2001

8th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 1.45 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2 and 6 in private, and whether to take all future items pertaining to lines of questioning for the local government finance inquiry in private.

2. Local Government Finance Inquiry: The Committee will consider lines of questioning.

3. Local Government Finance Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-

Glasgow City Council

Angus Council

West Lothian Council.

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petition-

PE 321: Petition by Mr Alexander Good calling on the Scottish Parliament to abolish the Council Tax and to replace it with another method of local taxation in services.

5. Work Plan: The Committee will consider its work plan.

6. Non-domestic rates: Consultation on a relief scheme for small businesses: The Committee will consider a paper on the appointment of an adviser in relation to the consultation.

Rural Development Committee

13 March 2001

7th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in the Chamber

1. Foot and Mouth Disease: The Committee will hear evidence on the current situation on the foot and mouth disease from-

the Edinburgh Centre for Rural Research;

Prof. Quintin McKellar

Dr Peter Nettleton

Dr Alastair Greig

Prof. Joe Mayhew

Prof. Ian Aitken

Mike Talbot

Prof. Mark Woolhouse

the Scottish Beef Council;

Keith Redpath

Robert Forster

John Bell

Murray Hardy

the Road Haulage Association;

Phil Flanders

Patricia Glancey

Eddie Harper.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

13 March 2001

8th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 4.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Item to be taken in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 2 in private.

2. Scottish Qualifications Authority: The Committee will consider lines of questioning for the SQA for the meeting on 20th March 2001.

Justice 2 Committee

14 March 2001

4th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3, 4 and 5 in private.

2. Subordinate Legislation: Iain Gray (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move (S1M-1701)-

Iain Gray: The draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Scotland) Regulations 2001-That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Scotland) Regulations 2001 be approved.

3. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will consider whether to progress with an inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the scope of any inquiry.

4. European Briefing: The Committee will take a briefing from the Scottish Executive on European Initiatives.

5. Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority: The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning for Item 7.

6. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will take evidence from-

Peter Beaton and Kirsty Finlay, Civil Justice and International Division, Justice Department, Scottish Executive

in the consideration of the following negative instrument-

The European Communities (Matrimonial Jurisdiction and Judgements) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/36)

7. Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority: The Committee will take evidence on the work of the Authority from-

Howard Webber, Chief Executive, and Edward McKeown, Deputy Chief Executive, Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Health and Community Care Committee

14 March 2001

8th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

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

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

The Coffee Extracts and Chicory Extracts (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/38).

3. Hepatitis C: The Committee will take evidence from-

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

The Haemophilia Society.

4. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Convener to move motion (S1M-1735)-

That the Health and Community Care Committee consider the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 in the order of the Bill, save that each schedule is considered immediately after the section that introduces it.

5. Handling of Committee Business: The Committee will consider the process for handling future business.

Social Justice Committee

14 March 2001

10th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate Legislation: Ms Margaret Curran (Deputy Minister for Social Justice) to move a motion on the following affirmative instrument-

The Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2001 (draft).

2. Subordinate Legislation: Ms Margaret Curran (Deputy Minister for Social Justice) to move a motion on the following affirmative instrument-

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2001 (draft).

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

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/37).

4. Drug Misuse and Deprived Communities: The Committee will consider the forthcoming debate on Drug Misuse and Deprived Communities.

Standards Committee

14 March 2001

4th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Lobbying: The Committee will take evidence from

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)

Association for Scottish Public Affairs (ASPA)

Association of Professional Political Consultants in Scotland (APPCS)

Scottish Civic Forum.

  
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