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B: Business Programme
C: Committee Agendas
E: Written questions
F: Motions and Amendments
G: Bills
H: New Documents
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

 

Business Bulletin No. 141/2001

Monday 1 October 2001

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Equal Opportunities Committee

2 October 2001

16th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4, 5, 6 and 7 in private.

2. Reporters: The Committee will consider the appointment of Reporters for Sexual Orientation and Disability issues.

3. Reporters: The Committee will hear from the Reporters.

4. Civic Participation Event: The Committee will consider a paper on its forthcoming civic participation event.

5. Budget 2002/2003: The Committee will consider a paper on Stage 2 of the 2002/2003 Budget.

6. Work Programme: The Committee will consider papers on its future work programme.

7. Civic Participation Event: The Committee will consider a draft report on the Race Relations Event in the Chamber.

Procedures Committee

2 October 2001

8th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Inquiry into the application of the Consultative Steering Group Principles in the Scottish Parliament: The Committee will take evidence from John McAllion, Convener of the Public Petitions Committee.

2. Selection Panels - Nominations for Appointments: The Committee will consider a paper.

3. Proposals that Committees be permitted to meet when the Parliament is suspended: The Committee will consider a paper.

4. Inquiry into the Application of the Consultative Steering Group Principles in the Scottish Parliament: The Committee will take evidence from Kate MacLean, Convener of the Equal Opportunities Committee, and Kay Ullrich a member of the Committee.

Public Petitions Committee

2 October 2001

11th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions.

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions.

3. Inadmissible Petitions: The Committee will be invited to agree the recommendations contained in a paper on inadmissible petitions.

4. Annual Report: The Committee will consider a draft Annual Report for the Parliamentary Year May 2000 – May 2001.

5. Convener's Report.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

2 October 2001

27th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Declaration of Interests: The new member will be invited to make any declaration of interests.

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

The Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001, (SSI 2001/315).

3. Instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.7) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/322)

4. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following—

The Highlands and Islands Agricultural Programme and Rural Diversification Programme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/319).

The Building Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/320)

The Farm and Conservation Grant Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/321)

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Registered Social Landlords) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/326).

5. Approval of Committee Reports: The Committee will consider arrangements for the Convener’s final approval of reports.

Audit Committee

2 October 2001

14th Meeting, 2001

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

1. Governance and Financial Management at Moray College (in private): The Committee will consider the lines of questioning to be put to the witnesses.

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

3. Mind the Gap: Management Information for Outpatient Services: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled ‘Mind the Gap: Management Information for Outpatient Services’ (AGS/2001/6).

4. Long Term Work Programme for Audit Scotland: The Committee will consider a paper from the Deputy Auditor General for Scotland on the long term work programme for Audit Scotland.

5. Governance and Financial Management at Moray College: The Committee will take evidence from –

Mr Eddie Frizzell, Head of Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department, Scottish Executive;

Prof. John Sizer; Chief Executive, Scottish Further Education Funding Council;

Dr Jim Logan, Principal, Moray College;

on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Governance and Financial Management at Moray College’ (AGS/2001/4).

6. Governance and Financial Management at Moray College: The Committee will consider the evidence taken and further arrangements for the inquiry.

Justice 1 Committee

2 October 2001

26th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following agenda items:

1. Items in private: The Committees will consider whether to take item 2 in private and whether to discuss the draft report on Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2002-03 in private at the next joint meeting of the Committees.

2. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committees will consider lines of questioning for item 3.

3. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committees will take evidence on Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2002-03 from—

Colin Boyd QC, the Lord Advocate; and

Jim Wallace MSP, Minister for Justice.

Justice 2 Committee

2 October 2001

25th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following agenda items:

1. Items in private: The Committees will consider whether to take item 2 in private and whether to discuss the draft report on Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2002-03 in private at the next joint meeting of the Committees.

2. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committees will consider lines of questioning for item 3.

3. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committees will take evidence on Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2002-03 from—

Colin Boyd QC, the Lord Advocate; and

Jim Wallace MSP, Minister for Justice.

Local Government Committee

2 October 2001

25th 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. Budget Process 2002/03: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mr Angus MacKay, Minister for Finance and Local Government

Christie Smith, Head of the Finance and Performance Division

Neil Rennick, Head of the Local Authority Expenditure and

Council Tax Branch.

3. Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) Bill: The Committee will consider proposals for consideration of the Bill at Stage1.

4. Civic Participation: The Committee will consider proposals for a civic participation event.

Rural Development Committee

2 October 2001

21st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Declaration of Interests: The Convener will invite John Munro to declare any relevant interests.

2. Petition: The Committee will consider Petition 393, by the Killin Community Council on the proposed boundaries of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

3. Proposed Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park: The Committee will take evidence from Scottish Executive officials—

Andrew Dickson

John Nicolson

Jim Halley.

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following instrument under the negative procedure—

The Rural Stewardship Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/300).

5. Stage 2 of the Budget 2002-03: The Committee will consider the Ministers reply to stage 1 report and the draft budget for 2002-03.

6. Agriculture Inquiry: The Committee will discuss the evidence received on the Scottish Executive’s Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture.

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

8. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the order of consideration and timetable for stage 2.

9. Conferences: The Committee will consider invitations to the following conferences—

Edinburgh Centre for Rural Research – Beyond Foot-and-Mouth – Ways Forward for the Scottish Economy

Sea Fish Industry Authority – Marine Aquaculture and UK Seafood Supply.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

2 October 2001

25th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 3

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

2. Inquiry into Scottish Ballet: The Committee will discuss a timetable for the inquiry.

3. Sport in Schools Inquiry: The Committee will discuss a remit and work programme for the inquiry.

4. Civic Participation Funding Bids: The Committee will consider papers detailing programmes and funding bids for—

Consultation on Children's Commissioner (Youth Participation Event)

Committee meetings and visits in the Borders in connection with an inquiry into the reported shortfall in the education budget of the Scottish Borders Council

The Purpose of Education inquiry: appointment of advisers

The Purpose of Education inquiry: external research

5. The School Education (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill: The Committee will discuss the timetable for the Bill.

Health and Community Care Committee

3 October 2001

22nd 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 5 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 instruments—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 6) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/316)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/317)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 7) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/322)

and the following negative instruments--

The National Health Service Trusts (Membership and Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/301)

The Health Boards (Membership and Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/302)

The Scottish Social Services Council (Appointments Procedure and Access to the Register) Regulations 2001 (2001/303).

4. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1): The Committee will take evidence from—

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

Professor Alison Petch

Professor David Bell.

5. The Scottish Budget 2002/3: The Committee will consider a paper prepared by the adviser.

Justice 2 Committee

3 October 2001

26th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 3

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

Not before 10.00 am:

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

The Firemen’s Pension Scheme (Pension Sharing on Divorce) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/310).

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

Timothy Hopkins, Equality Network;

Rosemarie McIlwhan, Director and John Scott, Chair, Scottish Human Rights Centre;

Graeme Pearson, Assistant Chief Constable, Strathclyde Police, Secretary, Crime Standing Committee and Detective Superintendent Norrie Robertson, Tayside Police, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland;

Faculty of Advocates.

4. 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 at Stage 1 in private at its meeting on 24 October.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

3 October 2001

23rd 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 6 in private.

2. Budget 2002-3: The Committee will take evidence on the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department’s budget for the Year 2002-3 from—

Alasdair Morrison MSP Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Gaelic.

3. Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS): The Committee will receive a briefing on the work of SAAS from—

David Stephen Chief Executive

Graham Gunn Head of Information Systems and Operational Policy

John Watt Customer Services Manager.

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

The Right to Time Off for Study or Training (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/298)

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/311).

5. Lifelong Learning Inquiry: The Committee will receive a presentation on the research undertaken to map the provision of lifelong learning in Scotland from—

Professor John Fairley Strathclyde University

Norma Hurley Blake Stevenson.

6. Budget 2002-3: The Committee will consider its response.

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

Social Justice Committee

3 October 2001

24th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2 and 6 in private.

2. Questions for witnesses: The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for the Minister for the Minister for Social Justice on Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2002-03.

3. Questions for witnesses (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for witnesses in relation to the Voluntary Sector Inquiry.

4. Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jean McFadden (Charity Law Review Commission)

Dr Nick Fyfe (University of Dundee) and Dr Christine Milligan (Lancaster University).

5. Budget 2002-03: The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Executive from—

Jackie Baillie, MSP, Minister for Social Justice

Ms Margaret Curran, MSP, Deputy Minister for Social Justice

John Breslin, Head of Housing Division 1

Linda Sinclair, Housing Division 2

James Hynd, Housing Division 3

Peter Black, Housing Division 3

Michael O’Neill, Finance Division.

6. Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector: The Committee will consider a claim for witness expenses.

Transport and the Environment Committee

3 October 2001

24th Meeting, 2001

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

1. Declaration of Interests: The Committee will invite the new member of the Committee to declare any relevant interests.

2. Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener.

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

4. Petition PE327 by Blairingone and Saline Action Group: The Committee will consider a paper by the Reporter on the next steps on Petition PE327 by the Blairingone and Saline Action Group, which calls for the Scottish Parliament to request that legislation be revised to ensure that public health and the environment are not at risk from the current practice of spreading sewage sludge and other non-agriculturally derived waste on land in Scotland.

5. 2002-03 Budget Process: The Committee will consider (a) the Scottish Executive’s response to the Committee’s report to the Finance Committee at Stage 1 of the 2002-03 Budget Process, and (b) the draft transport and environment budget for 2002-03.

 

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