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BUSINESS BULLETIN 57 / 2001

Monday 02 April 2001

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

 

Finance Committee

3 April 2001

9th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. European Familiarisation Visit to Brussels: The Convener will report back to the Committee.

3. Meeting Outside Edinburgh: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

4. Timetabling of Committee Meetings: The Committee will consider a paper on timetabling of committee meetings.

5. Inquiry into Resource Accounting and Budgeting: The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for agenda item 6.

6. Inquiry into Resource Accounting and Budgeting: The Committee will take evidence from Peter Peacock MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Local Government.

Procedures Committee

3 April 2001

3rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Guidance on Private Bills: The Committee will consider draft guidance.

2. Protocols Between the Parliament and the Executive: The Committee will note a paper.

3. Changes to Chapters 9 and 9A of the Standing Orders and Associated Papers: The Committee will consider papers.

4. Scottish Commission for Public Audit (SCPA): The Committee will consider a paper.

5. Enquiry into Parliamentary Questions: The Committee will consider papers.

6. Paper from Donald Gorrie MSP: The Committee will consider a paper.

7. Enquiry into the Application of the Consultative Steering Group Principles in the Scottish Parliament: The Committee will note a paper from the Adviser.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

3 April 2001

12th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/67)

The National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/69)

The Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/104)

The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/105)

The Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/115).

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

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/117)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/119)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/127).

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

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Ascertainment of Value) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/120)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Ascertainment of Value) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/121)

The Liquor Licensing (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/125).

Local Government Committee

3 April 2001

11th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 7 in private.

2. Consultation on the recommendations of the Dog Identification Group (DIG): The Committee will take evidence from the following witnesses—

The Scottish Kennel Club

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland

Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.

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

The Non-Domestic Rate (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/71).

4. Proposed tendering Bill: The Committee will consider proposals for consideration of the proposed tendering Bill at Stage 1.

5. Audit Scotland (in private): The Committee will take evidence from Audit Scotland on its forthcoming Local Authority Overview Report.

6. Consultation on Codes of Conduct for councillors and members of devolved public bodies (in private): The Committee will consider its response to the Scottish Executive consultation.

7. Timetabling of committee meetings: The Committee will consider a paper on timetabling of committee meetings.

Rural Development Committee

3 April 2001

10th Meeting, 2001

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

1. Declaration of Interests: The Convener will invite new members to declare any relevant interests.

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 6 in private.

3. Foot and Mouth Disease: The Committee will take evidence on measures for prevention and cure from—

Leslie Gardner, State Veterinary Service (Scotland)

Mr John Graham, Secretary, Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department

Dr Keith Sumption, Tropical Animal Health Department, Edinburgh University

Prof. Joe Brownlie, Head of Pathology and Veterinary Diseases at Royal Veterinary College, London

Dominic Moran, Scottish Agricultural College.

4. Foot and Mouth Disease: The Committee will take evidence on the effect on Livestock markets from—

David Leggate, Perth Farmers Market.

5. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following instruments under the negative procedure—

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/84)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/95)

The Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/104)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/112).

6. Less Favoured Areas: The Committee will consider a draft report.

7. Land Reform (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

3 April 2001

11th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5, 6 and 7 in private.

2. Budget 2002-03: The Committee will consider the appointment of a reporter.

3. Children's Commissioner: The Committee will be updated on its inquiry into the need for a Children’s Commissioner.

4. Deputy Convener's Report on European Visit: The Deputy Convener will report back on the recent visit of the Convener’s Liaison Group to the European Parliament.

5. Timetabling of Committee Meetings: The Committee will consider a paper on timetabling of committee meetings.

6. Children's Commissioner: The Committee will consider possible advisers for its inquiry.

7. National Stadium Inquiry: The Committee will consider whether to take further evidence.

Health and Community Care Committee

4 April 2001

11th 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 item 4 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

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

SSI 2001/70 The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001

SSI 2001/72 The National Health Service (Personal Medical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

SSI 2001/85 The National Health Service (Choice of Medical Practitioner) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001

SSI 2001/86 The Specified Risk Material Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

SSI 2001/88 The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001

SSI 2001/89 The Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001

SSI 2001/100 The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

SSI 2001/73 The Restriction on Pithing (Scotland) Regulations 2001.

3. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

4. Timetabling of Committee Meetings: The Committee will consider a paper from the Conveners’ Liaison Group.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

4 April 2001

11th Meeting, 2001

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

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss Item 3 in private.

2. Convener's Report on European Visit: The Convener will report back on the recent visit of the Conveners’ Liaison Group to the European Parliament.

3. Timetabling of Committee Meetings: The Committee will consider a paper on the timetabling of committee meetings.

4. New Economy Inquiry Report (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Social Justice Committee

4 April 2001

12th Meeting, 2001

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

1. Housing (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

2. Budget Adviser (in private): The Committee will consider the appointment of an adviser for the Budget Process.

Transport and the Environment Committee

4 April 2001

10th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 6 in private.

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

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/99).

3. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider the following public petitions—

Petition PE295 by Mr A I Murray on behalf of the Silverknowes Residents’ Action Group calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the City of Edinburgh Council to review its plans for the relocation of the football pitch on Silverknowes Green and to ensure that future planning applications allow sufficient opportunities for interested parties to voice their concerns.

Petition PE323 by Mr M R Watkin calling for the Scottish Parliament to change current legislation in such a way as to give equal rights to both developers and objectors to developments and to take appropriate action to prevent any development at 8a Montague Street, Dundee.

4. Ministerial Responsibilities: The Committee will consider recent changes in the responsibilities of Scottish Executive Ministers.

5. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committee will consider a paper by the Finance Committee.

6. Inquiry into the Management and Maintenance of Trunk Roads: The Committee will consider its approach to evidence-taking.

7. Water Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider the possible contents of a draft report on its inquiry into water and the water industry.

Justice 1 Committee

4 April 2001

9th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 4, to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following agenda items:

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

2. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will consider its approach to the budget process 2002/3.

3. Appointment of an Adviser: The Committee will consider a proposal for the appointment of an adviser on the budget process 2002/3.

4. Candidates for the Post of Adviser: The Committee will consider possible advisers for the budget.

Justice 2 Committee

4 April 2001

6th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 4, to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following agenda items:

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

2. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will consider its approach to the budget process 2002/3.

3. Appointment of an Adviser: The Committee will consider a proposal for the appointment of an advisor on the budget process 2002/3.

4. Candidates for the Post of Adviser: The Committee will consider possible advisers for the budget.

 
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