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BUSINESS BULLETIN 79 / 2001

Wednesday 16 May 2001

Section A - Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

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

 

Justice 1 Committee

15th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Draft Freedom of Information Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Michael Lugton, Head of Constitution and Parliamentary Secretariat, Keith Connal, Head of the Freedom of Information Unit, Stuart Foubister, Head of Executive Secretariat Solicitors Division, the Scottish Executive, and Dr Alastair Brown, Policy Group, the Crown Office; and

Maurice Frankel, Director of the Campaign for Freedom of Information.

Health and Community Care Committee

15th 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 Minister for Health and Community Care and Gerry Marr, Director of Planning and Performance Management, Scottish Executive Health Department.

2. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 5).

Transport and the Environment Committee

14th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 3

1. Budget Process 2002-03 (in private): The Committee will consider the content of its report on the Budget Process for 2002-03.

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

 

Justice 1 Committee

16th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following agenda items:

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private and whether to consider the draft Stage 1 report on the Budget Process 2002/3 in private at its next meeting.

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

Gerard MacMillan, President, Vincent Smith, Vice President and Andrew Pollock, GBA Member, Glasgow Bar Association;

Andrew Lorrain-Smith, Chairman, and Phyllis Hands, Honorary Secretary, District Courts Association;

Jim Wallace QC MSP, Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice;

Neil Davidson QC, Solicitor-General for Scotland.

3. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will consider issues for the Stage 1 report on the Budget Process 2002/3.

Justice 2 Committee

13th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following agenda items:

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private and whether to consider the draft Stage 1 report on the Budget Process 2002/3 in private at its next meeting.

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

Gerard MacMillan, President, Vincent Smith, Vice President and Andrew Pollock, GBA Member, Glasgow Bar Association;

Andrew Lorrain-Smith, Chairman, and Phyllis Hands, Honorary Secretary, District Courts Association;

Jim Wallace QC MSP, Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice;

Neil Davidson QC, Solicitor-General for Scotland.

3. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will consider issues for the Stage 1 report on the Budget Process 2002/3.

 

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Sister Maire Gallagher, Convener of Action of Churches Together in Scotland

followed by Debate on Architecture and the Built Environment—

S1M-1929 Allan Wilson: Architecture and the Built Environment—That the Parliament acknowledges the social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits that good architecture and a well designed built environment can bring to Scotland and further acknowledges the benefits of a national policy on architecture.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-1936 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: That the Parliament agrees that rule 9.5.3 is suspended for the purpose of taking Stage 3 of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business—

debate on the subject of—

S1M-1897 Tavish Scott: Rural and Islands GPs—That the Parliament notes the particular pressures relating to the delivery of primary health care in rural, remote and island areas of Scotland; supports the work of the Remote and Rural Resource Centre based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, encourages consideration of the particular challenges of recruitment and retention of GPs in areas such as Shetland given the high on-call commitment made by GPs in small rural practices, recognises the importance of equity in the remuneration of GPs and encourages the further development of proposals to assist in their recruitment and retention in rural, remote and island areas.

 
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