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BUSINESS BULLETIN 68 / 2001

Monday 30 April 2001

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

 

Justice 2 Committee

1 May 2001

9th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following agenda items:

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take Item 2 in private.

2. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will consider lines of questioning for Item 3.

3. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jim Gallagher, Head of Justice Department; Niall Campbell, Head of Civil and Criminal Law Group; Colin Baxter, Head of Police and Community Safety Group; Valerie Macniven, Head of Access to Justice and International Group; John Ewing, Chief Executive, Scottish Court Service; Willie Pretswell, Scottish Prison Service Director of Finance and Business Services; Ruth Ritchie, Justice Finance; and Elizabeth Carmichael, Head of Community Justice Services Division, Scottish Executive.

Equal Opportunities Committee

1 May 2001

9th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Inquiry into Travelling People and Public Sector Policies (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for witnesses.

2. Budget Process 2002/03 (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for Engender Women’s Budget Group and the Commission for Racial Equality.

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

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

Nadia Foy

Darren Docherty

Clementine MacDonald

Carol O’Halloran

Evelyn McPhee

Peter McPhee

Sharon McPhee.

5. Budget Process 2002/03: The Committee will take evidence from —

Sue Robertson - Engender Women’s Budget Group

Dharmendra Kanani - The Commission for Racial Equality.

6. Witness Expenses: The Committee will consider the payment of witness expenses.

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

Justice 1 Committee

1 May 2001

12th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following agenda items:

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take Item 2 in private.

2. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will consider lines of questioning for Item 3.

3. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jim Gallagher, Head of Justice Department; Niall Campbell, Head of Civil and Criminal Law Group; Colin Baxter, Head of Police and Community Safety Group; Valerie Macniven, Head of Access to Justice and International Group; John Ewing, Chief Executive, Scottish Court Service; Willie Pretswell, Scottish Prison Service Director of Finance and Business Services; Ruth Ritchie, Justice Finance; and Elizabeth Carmichael, Head of Community Justice Services Division, Scottish Executive.

Procedures Committee

1 May 2001

4th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Enquiry into Parliamentary Questions: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Parliament.

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

3. Committee Operations Enquiry: Committee Amendments to Bills: The Committee will consider a paper.

4. Amendments to Motions for Financial Resolutions: The Committee will consider a paper.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

1 May 2001

14th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill.

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

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Ascertainment of Value) (Scotland) (No.3) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/130)

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Structures (Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/140).

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

The Sex Offenders (Notice Requirements) (Foreign Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (Draft).

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

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Amendment (No.4) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/158)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat and Meat Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/160)

The Plant Protection Products Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/161)

The Milk and Milk Products (Pupils in Educational Establishments) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/162)

The Town and Country Planning (Limit of Annual Value) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/164).

5. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The Fees in the Registers of Scotland Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/163).

Justice 2 Committee

1 May 2001

10th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh.

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

2. International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider written evidence received.

3. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will consider a draft remit for the inquiry.

4. Scottish Prison Service: The Committee will consider possible future business.

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

Social Justice Committee

1 May 2001

14th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the timetabling of future meetings to consider the Bill at Stage 2.

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

Audit Committee

1 May 2001

7th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Committee Business: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda item 5 in private.

2. Scottish Parliament European Familiarisation Scheme: The Convener will report back to the Committee.

3. Scottish Environment Protection Agency: The Committee will consider a letter from Patricia Hinton, Chief Executive of SEPA.

4. Financial Reporting Advisory Board: The Committee will consider a letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government.

5. National Health Service Bodies in Tayside: The Committee will consider the evidence taken on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘National Health Service Bodies in Tayside’ (AGS/2001/3).

Local Government Committee

1 May 2001

13th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

2. Non-domestic rates: Consultation on a relief scheme for small businesses: The Committee will take evidence from—

Forum of Private Business

Federation of Small Businesses

Confederation of British Industry (Scotland)

Scottish Assessors Association.

3. Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 Report.

4. Consultation on the recommendations of the Dog Identification Group (DIG): The Committee will consider a draft response to the consultation.

Rural Development Committee

1 May 2001

12th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Report on the Impact of Changing Employment Patterns in Rural Scotland: The committee will consider the Executive response to this report and the terms of a motion for debate in the chamber.

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

3. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

1 May 2001

13th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 2

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

2. Adoption Policy Review: The Committee will consider an Executive memorandum.

3. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee will be updated on SEN provision and grant aided schools.

4. Children's Commissioner: The Committee will be updated on the Children's Commissioner inquiry.

5. Public Petition PE 342: Petition by Mr Neil Kay calling for the Scottish Parliament to (a) consider framing national guidelines for school closures that are at least as fair and comprehensive as those adopted in England, and (b) ask councils to consider deferring decisions on any school closures until these new guidelines have been established.

6. National Stadium Inquiry: The Committee will consider a first draft report.

Health and Community Care Committee

2 May 2001

13th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Budget 2002/03: The Committee will take evidence from—

The Public Health Institute Scotland

Scottish Association of Health Councils.

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

Justice 1 Committee

2 May 2001

13th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

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

2. Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

3. Petition: The Committee will consider PE227 by Alistair MacDonald.

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

5. Regulation of the Legal Profession: The Committee will consider candidates for the post of adviser on its inquiry into regulation of the legal profession.

Social Justice Committee

2 May 2001

15th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 4).

Transport and the Environment Committee

2 May 2001

12th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Budget Process 2002-03 (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for witnesses as part of its examination of the Scottish Executive expenditure proposals for 2002-03.

Not before 9.45 am

 

2. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committee will take evidence as part of its examination of the Scottish Executive expenditure proposals for 2002-03 from—

Nick Goodall, British Wind Energy Association

Chris Bronson, Scottish Energy Environment Foundation

Robert Forrest, Scottish Renewables Forum

David Langston, Wavegen

Roy Pederson, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Councillor Charles King, Murdo Murray and Cameron Kemp, Highlands and Islands Integrated Transport Forum.

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

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

2 May 2001

13th Meeting, 2001

 

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. SHEFC Teaching and Research Funding Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

John Rogers, Manager, UK Funding Councils’ Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

2. Travel Arrangements: The Committee will consider the authorisation of payment for travel expenses incurred on Committee business.

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

 
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