BB Home

Contents

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

 

Business Bulletin No. 153/2001

Monday 29 October 2001

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Procedures Committee

30 October 2001

10th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. CSG Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from:

Dennis Canavan MSP

Tom McCabe, Minister for Parliament

Mike Watson MSP, Convener of the Finance Committee.

Equal Opportunities Committee

30 October 2001

17th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2, 8, 9 and 10 in private.

2. Questions for Witnesses: The Committee will consider lines of questioning for the Deputy Minister for Social Justice.

3. Taking Stock - Gender Issues: The Committee will take evidence from-

Margaret Curran MSP, Deputy Minister for Social Justice.

4. Reporters: The Committee will consider the appointment of Reporters for Sexual Orientation and Disability Issues.

5. Reporters: The Committee will hear from its Reporters.

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

7. Report of the Inquiry into the Liaison Arrangements Between the Police, the Procurator Fiscal Service and the Crown Office and the Family of the Deceased Surjit Singh Chhokar in Connection with the Murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar and the Related Prosecutions: The Committee will consider its approach to the Report.

8. Budget 2002/2003: The Committee will consider a draft report on Stage 2 of the 2002/2003 Budget.

9. School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft report on the School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

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

European Committee

30 October 2001

12th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Convener's Report: The Convener will update the Committee on-

Progress of the proposed reforms to the Postal Services Directive (97/67/EC) and further options for the Committee

Response from the Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development to the Convener's letter on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

Response from the Minister for Transport to the Convener's letter on public procurement and the Glasgow Underground

Outcome of the vote at 2nd Reading in the European Parliament on the Report on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on establishing a general framework for improving information and consultation rights of employees in the European Community (Fiorella Ghilardotti MEP, A5-0325/2001).

2. Scrutiny of EC/EU documents: The Committee will-

Carry out the scrutiny of documents received for this meeting.

Not before 10.45 am:

3. Governance in the European Union and the Future of Europe: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Elspeth Attwooll MEP (UK, Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party)

Alain Lamassoure MEP (France, Group of the European People's Party)

Neil MacCormick MEP (UK, Group of the European Free Alliance/Greens)

David Martin MEP (UK, Group of the Party of European Socialists).

Subordinate Legislation Committee

30 October 2001

29th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials-

Thea Teale, Head of Community Care Division, Health Department

Gery McLaughlin, Bill Team Leader

Peter Stapelton, Bill Team

Mark Richards, Solicitor's Office.

2. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the response from the Executive to points raised on the following Bill-

School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

3. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider a Stage 2 amendment to the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill-

Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill.

4. Executive Responses: The Committee will consider the responses from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following-

The Potatoes Originating in Germany (Notification) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/333)

The Feeding Stuffs and the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/334)

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/368)

The Argyll and Clyde Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/338)

The Ayrshire and Arran Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/339)

The Ayrshire and Arran Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/340)

The Borders General Hospital National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/341)

The Fife Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/342)

The Dumfries and Galloway Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/343)

The Borders Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/344)

The Dumfries and Galloway Acute and Maternity National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/345)

The Grampian Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/346)

The Forth Valley Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/347)

The Forth Valley Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/348)

The Fife Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/349)

The Grampian University Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/350)

The Greater Glasgow Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/351)

The Highland Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/352)

The Highland Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/353)

The Lomond and Argyll Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/354)

The Lothian Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/355)

The Lanarkshire Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/356)

The Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/357)

The Lothian University Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/359)

The North Glasgow University Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/360)

The Renfrewshire and Inverclyde National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/361)

The South Glasgow University Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/362)

The Tayside Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/363)

The Tayside University Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/364)

The West Lothian Healthcare National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/365)

The Yorkhill National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2001, (SSI 2001/366).

5. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following-

The Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 (Privative Jurisdiction and Summary Cause) Order 2001, (Draft)

The Small Claims (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001, (Draft).

6. Instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following-

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/387)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/388)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/391).

7. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following-

The Processed Animal Protein (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/383)

The Abolition of the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/390)

The Legal Aid (Employment of Solicitors) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/392).

8. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following-

The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (Commencement No.4) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/393).

Audit Committee

30 October 2001

15th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh.

1. Committee Business: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda items 2 and 6 in private.

2. Governance and Financial Management at Moray College: The Committee will consider lines of questioning to be put to the witnesses.

3. In Good Supply? Managing Supplies in the NHS: The Committee will receive a briefing from Barbara Hurst, Director of Performance Audit, Audit Scotland on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'In Good Supply? Managing Supplies in the NHS' (AGS/2001/7).

4. Corporate Plan for Audit Scotland: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on the corporate plan for Audit Scotland.

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

Mr J A Kerr, Chairman, Moray College Board of Management;

Mr Ian Urquhart; Former Convener, Finance Committee, Moray College Board of Management;

Mr Greg Cooper, Former Acting 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.

Justice 1 Committee

30 October 2001

29th Meeting, 2001

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

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

2. Kilmarnock Prison: The Committee will take evidence on Kilmarnock Prison from-

Ron Tasker, Director and Elaine Bailey, Managing Director, Premier Prison Services Ltd.

3. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from-

Keith Connal, Head, Freedom of Information Unit; Geoff Owenson, Freedom of Information Unit and John St Clair, Solicitors Office, the Scottish Executive.

4. Forward Programme: The Committee will consider its forward programme.

Local Government Committee

30 October 2001

27th 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, 4, 5 and 6 in private.

2. Local Government Finance Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-

Local Government Association:

Neil Kingham, Director of Local Government Finance

Mike Grealy, Deputy Director of Local Government Finance

Colin Mair, Director of Scottish Local Authority Management Centre (SLAMC), University of Strathclyde.

3. Local Government Finance Inquiry: The Committee will consider a progress report.

4. Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

5. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

6. Budget Process 2002/03: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 2 report.

Rural Development Committee

30 October 2001

23rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the arrangements for consideration of the Bill at stage 1.

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

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/337)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat, Meat Products, Minced Meat and Meat Preparations) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/358)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.2) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/367).

3. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at stage 2, day 1.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

30 October 2001

27th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 3

1. School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

2. Budget Process 2002-03 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

3. Gaelic Broadcasting Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

4. Scottish Ballet Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

European Committee

30 October 2001

13th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Remit of the Committee (external relations) (in private): The Committee will consider the correspondence received from the Scottish Executive

2. The euro and state-of-preparation in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report into the preparation for, and policy implications of, the single currency in Scotland: a contribution to the euro debate from a Scottish perspective

Health and Community Care Committee

31 October 2001

24th Meeting, 2001

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

1. The Scottish Budget 2002/3: The Committee will take evidence from-

Susan Deacon MSP, Minister for Health and Community Care, John Aldridge, Director of Finance, Scottish Executive and Trevor Jones, Chief Executive, NHS Scotland.

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

Neil McConachie, Chief Executive and Douglas Philips, Director of Priority Services & Joint Planning, Association of Health Boards Chief Executives

Councillor Rita Miller, Spokesperson on Social Work (South Ayrshire), Jim Dickie, Director of Social work (North Lanarkshire), Lorna McGregor, Legal Consultant and Anil Gupta, Policy Advisor, COSLA

Eddie Egan Scottish Health Committee, Dougie Black, Scottish Local Government Committee, Joe Di Paola, Scottish Organiser (Local Government) and Jim Devine, Scottish Organiser (Health), UNISON.

3. Reports: (in private): The Committee will consider a reporter's report on organ donation.

Transport and the Environment Committee

31 October 2001

26th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Lines of Questioning (in private): The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning for the witnesses on the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill.

Not before 9.45 am

2. Water Industry (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 on the general principles of the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill from-

Ian Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive, Quayle Munro Group

John Downie and Jane Todd, Federation of Small Businesses

Trisha McAuley, Scottish Consumer Council

Jim Lugton and Lucy McTernan, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Peter Bolton and Janette Wilson, Scottish Churches Committee

Zoe Clelland and Lisa Schneidau, Scottish Environment Link.

3. 2002-03 Budget Process (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at Stage 2 of the 2002-03 Budget Process.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

31 October 2001

25th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. Lifelong Learning Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from

A Business Panel consisting of members of Chambers of Commerce and private companies

National Training Partnership

SCONTO.

3. LIfelong Learning Inquiry: The Committee will consider a paper proposing research support for the inquiry.

4. Budget Process 2002-3: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee.

Justice 2 Committee

31 October 2001

29th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private and consider whether to discuss the revised draft report on the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill in private at its meeting on 6 November.

2. Reports on the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar: The Committee will consider the following reports in the context of its inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service-

Report of the inquiry into the liaison arrangements between the police, the Procurator Fiscal Service and the Crown Office and the family of the deceased Surjit Singh Chhokar in connection with the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar and the related prosecutions;

The report of an inquiry into Crown decision-making in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar.

3. Petition: The Committee will consider written evidence from the Lord Advocate on the following petition-

Petition PE324 by Kay Reid on fatal accident inquiries.

4. Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider whether to report to the Rural Development Committee on the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill.

5. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

6. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the general principles of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

Social Justice Committee

31 October 2001

25th 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 5 in private.

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

3. Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector: The Committee will take evidence from-

Volunteer Development Scotland:

Brian Magee, Head of Policy/Active Communities Development Unit

Norrie Murray, Head of Local Volunteering Development Agency Unit

Council for Voluntary Services:

Mai Hearne, CVS Scotland Convener

Anne Toye, CVS Scotland Committee member

Active Communities Forum:

Maureen O'Neill, Chair, Active Communities Forum

Claire Stevens, Director, Scotland Community Service Volunteers

Harriet Eadie, Convener, Volunteer Bureau Scotland.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument-

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

5. Budget Process 2002/03: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee.

 

Top