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Business Bulletin No. 133/2001

Wednesday 19 September 2001

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Health and Community Care Committee

20th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in private.

2. Time limit on debates: The Committee will be asked to agree to limit debate on emergency affirmative SSIs to 15 minutes.

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/295)

and the following negative instruments-

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (No. 3) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/288)

The Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/215)

The Nurse Agencies (Increase of Licence Fees) (Scotland) Reegulations 2001 (SSI 2001/216).

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider a report on petitions.

5. Annual Report: The Committee will consider the first draft of the annual report.

6. Petitions PE 185 and 45 on Haemophilia and Hepatitis C: The Committee will consider a draft report

7. Petition PE 320 by John Watson on behalf of World Development Movement: The Committee will consider a draft report.

8. Petition PE 123 by the Warm Homes Campaign on Fuel Poverty: The Committee will consider a draft report.

9. Forward Work Plan: The Committee will consider a draft Forward Work Plan.

Justice 1 Committee

24th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh, to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following agenda items:

1. Lord Advocate: The Committees will take evidence on progress to date and future plans of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service from-

Mr Colin Boyd QC, Lord Advocate.

2. Minister for Justice: The Committees will take evidence on progress to date and future plans of the Scottish Executive from-

Mr Jim Wallace MSP, Minister for Justice.

Justice 2 Committee

22nd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh, to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following agenda items:

1. Lord Advocate: The Committees will take evidence on progress to date and future plans of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service from-

Mr Colin Boyd QC, Lord Advocate.

2. Minister for Justice: The Committees will take evidence on progress to date and future plans of the Scottish Executive from-

Mr Jim Wallace MSP, Minister for Justice.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

22nd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. SHEFC Teaching and Research Funding Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report.

Social Justice Committee

23rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. New Members of the Committee: The new members will make declarations of interest.

2. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose its Deputy Convener.

3. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5 and 9 in private.

4. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether consideration of questions for witnesses at future meetings before the taking of evidence on its Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector are taken in private.

5. Questions for Witnesses: The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for Scottish Executive officials.

6. Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector: The Committee will take evidence from Scottish Executive officials from-

Mark Batho, Head of Social Justice Group

Sheenagh Adams, Head of Voluntary Issues

Gavin Barrie, Voluntary Issues Manager.

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

The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/267)

The Committee will take evidence from the Deputy Minister for Social Justice, Margaret Curran, MSP.

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

9. Communities Against Poverty (CAP) - Child Poverty: The Committee will consider its response to the meeting with CAP on 19 June 2001.

Transport and the Environment Committee

22nd 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 take item 4 in private.

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

The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/245)

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/266).

3. Petition PE96 on Sea Cage Fish Farming: The Committee will consider a paper setting out options for the Committee's further consideration of the petition.

4. 2002-03 Budget Process: The Committee will consider its approach to Stage 2 of the 2002-03 Budget Process.

Justice 2 Committee

23rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, the Mound, Edinburgh

1. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for item 3.

2. Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

3. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from-

Dr Michele Burman, Department of Sociology, University of Glasgow and Dr Lynn Jamieson, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh.

Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss lines of questioning on the general principles of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill in private at its next meeting.

 

Meeting of the Parliament

The Presiding Officer wishes to announce that subject to the Parliament's approval of Business Motion S1M-2229, set out below, today's Business will be as follows:

2.30 pm Time for Reflection - Reverend Alison Simpson, Episcopalian Minister of St Mary on the Rock, Ellon and St James's, Cruden Bay

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-2229 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on 13 September 2001:

Wednesday 19 September 2001

after Decision Time, delete all and insert

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2088 - Irene McGugan: Waste Incinerators

S1M-2230 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Local Government Committee-That the Parliament agrees that with effect from 20 September 2001 the remit for the Local Government Committee should be:

To consider and report on matters relating to (a) local government (including local government finance) and (b) other matters (excluding finance other than local government finance) which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Finance and Local Government.

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-2078 Mike Watson: Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-2078.2 Alex Fergusson on behalf of the Rural Development Committee: Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2078) in the name of Mike Watson, leave out from "agrees" to end and insert "does not agree to the general principles of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill for the reasons set out in the stage 1 report of the Rural Development Committee; and because it considers that, as an alternative, the Executive should examine the issues identified in the report, in particular paragraph 72 thereof, in order to address whether the existing law against fox baiting provides adequate protection against cruelty to wild mammals."

S1M-2078.1 Dr Elaine Murray: Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2078) in the name of Mike Watson, leave out from "agrees" to end and insert "does not agree to the general principles of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill because, while accepting the desire of the sponsors to end cruelty to wild mammals, it does not believe that this Bill adequately addresses the issues presented in evidence to the Rural Development Committee and considers that the Scottish Executive, as an alternative, should examine the existing law in relation to wild mammals, in particular the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996, in order to take action against any unnecessary suffering caused through the provisions of this Act and to bring the legislation covering wild mammals into line with that which applies to domestic animals."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business-

debate on the subject of-

S1M-2088 Irene McGugan: Waste Incinerators-That the Parliament notes with concern that at least five large new incinerators are being planned for siting around Scotland, despite the growing evidence that they may frequently emit a cocktail of toxic chemicals which breach legal pollution limits and raise health concerns; further notes that the defect ridden Baldovie incinerator in Dundee reported 18 separate breaches of safety limits within a five week period earlier this year, which more than justifies the concerns of communities in Aberdeen about the planned Altens incinerator; is concerned that although 60% of the waste produced in Scotland is biodegradable, only 6.6% of it was recycled last year, thereby placing Scotland at the bottom of the European recycling league; commends the first area waste plan in Scotland which opts for the recycling of waste rather than the burning of it, and believes that the Scottish Executive should implement policies which promote a resource efficient, recycling society.

 

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