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Business Bulletin No. 173/2001

Monday 26 November 2001

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Procedures Committee

27 November 2001

12th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

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

Canon Kenyon Wright

Professor Alice Brown

Dr Campbell Christie, CBE

Mr Paul Cullen, QC

Ms Joyce McMillan

Ms Esther Roberton

Mr Barry Winetrobe

Ms Pamela Tosh

Professor John Fairley

Dr Mark McAteer

Michael Bennett.

2. Executive Proposals for Changes to Chapter 9 of Standing Orders (Public Bill Procedures): The Committee will consider a paper.

3. Members’ Business – Method of Selection: The Committee will consider correspondence.

4. Protocols between the Parliament and the Executive: The Committee will consider a paper.

5. Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer Elections: The Committee will consider a paper.

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

27 November 2001

19th 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 4, 5, and 6 in private.

2. Petition: The Committee will consider the following public petition –

PE400: Petition by Clare McCann on behalf of Deaf Equality & Accessibility Forum (DEAF) calling for the Scottish Parliament to investigate and take the necessary steps to ensure that local authorities throughout Scotland provide adequate provision of Social Work Services to deaf and hard of hearing people in their catchment area, particularly in view of the soon to be published "Best Practice Standards" paper.

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

4. Reporters: The Committee will consider its draft Gender Reporter Bound Volume.

5. Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000: The Committee will consider a draft report on its consultation on the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

6. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft report on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill.

 

Finance Committee

27 November 2001

25th Meeting, 2001

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

1. PFI/PPP Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for agenda item 2.

2. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda item 5 in private and also whether to consider its draft Stage 2 budget report in private.

3. PFI/PPP Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Andrew Bain, Department of Economics, University of Glasgow;

Paul Brewer, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

4. Resource Accounting and Budgeting Inquiry: The Committee will consider the Executive’s response to its report.

5. 2002/03 Budget Process: The Committee will consider an issues paper on Stage 2 of the budget process.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

27 November 2001

33rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

2. Codes of Conduct: The Committee will consider the following—

Standards in Public Life Code of Conduct: Councillors’ Code, (SE/2001/50)

Standards in Public Life Code of Conduct: Members’ Model Code, (SE/2001/51).

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/425).

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

The Scottish Social Services Council (Consultation on Codes of Practice) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/424)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/429)

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/430).

 

Justice 1 Committee

27 November 2001

32nd Meeting, 2001

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

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

Councillor Corrie McChord, COSLA Spokesperson for Modern Governance, Lorna McGregor, Legal Consultant, COSLA and Iain Matheson, Head of Legal Services, Fife Council;

Kevin Dunion, Chief Executive and Kirstie Shirra, Project Researcher, Friends of the Earth Scotland;

Maurice Frankel, Director, Campaign for Freedom of Information and David Goldberg, Co-Convener, Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland; and

Karen Williams, Director of Corporate Services, Grampian Police, and Peter Wilson, Chief Constable, Fife Police, Asociation of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.

2. Petition: The Committee will consider the following petition—

PE382 by Thomas Howe.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Diligence Against Earnings (Variation) (Scotland) Regulations 2001.

4. Convener's Report: The Convener will report to the Committee on forthcoming Committee business.

 

Audit Committee

27 November 2001

17th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Committee Business: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 2, 4 and 5 in private and to consider its draft report for agenda item 5 in private at a further meeting should that be required.

2. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 1999/2000: The Committee will consider the lines for questioning for agenda item 3.

3. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 1999/2000: The Committee will take evidence from –

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

Mr Colin Reeves, Head of Further and Adult Education Division, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department, Scottish Executive;

Professor John Sizer, Chief Executive, Scottish Further Education Funding Council;

Mr Liam McCabe, Director of Financial Appraisal and Monitoring, Scottish Further Education Funding Council,

on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 1999/2000’ (AGS/2001/8).

4. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 1999/2000: The Committee will consider the evidence taken.

5. Governance and Financial Management at Moray College: The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into Governance and Financial Management at Moray College.

 

Local Government Committee

27 November 2001

31st Meeting, 2001

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

1. Marriage (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dumfries and Galloway Council:

James Smith, Secretary to the Council / Monitoring Officer

Aberdeenshire Council:

Keith Jones, Head of Administration (North)

Dundee City Council:

Derek Miller, Director of Support Services

Association of Registrars:

Tony Gallagher, Honorary Secretary

Scottish Executive / General Register Office for Scotland:

Euan Robson, MSP, Deputy Minister for Parliament

Brian Philp, Deputy Registrar General

Paul Parr, Head of Registration

John McCafferty, Head of Marriage Section.

 

Rural Development Committee

27 November 2001

27th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following instruments under the negative procedure—

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.2) Amendment (No.5) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/415)

The Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/421).

2. Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from—

Robert Morgan, British Fur Trade Association

Mark Glover, Respect for Animals

Rhona Brankin MSP, Deputy Minister for the Environment and Rural Development and Frances Reid from the Scottish Executive.

3. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at stage 2, day 4.

4. Sea Cage Fish Farming: The Committee will consider a paper from the reporter, John Farquhar Munro.

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

27 November 2001

31st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 4

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

2. School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

3. Public Petition: The Committee will consider PE 410 on Scottish Ballet.

4. Gaelic Broadcasting Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft report.

5. Scottish Borders Inquiry: The Committee will consider possible questions to be put to witnesses.

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

28 November 2001

27th Meeting, 2001

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

1. Statutory Instrument: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Northern College of Education (Closure) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/407).

2. Lifelong Learning Inquiry Case Studies Report Back: The Reporters to the Committee will report on the case study visits to Dundee and Fife, to the REAL Partnership in Glasgow and the SCDI seminar.

3. Lifelong Learning Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mr Peter Syme (Director), Professor Judith George (Assistant Director- Development), Dr George Callaghan (Social Science Staff Tutor), Open University in Scotland

Mr Jim Hunter (Chairman), Mr Sandy Cumming (Chief Executive), Mr Alex Paterson (Director of Developing Skills), Highlands and Island Enterprise

Mr Robert Crawford (Chief Executive), Mr Alan Sinclair (Senior Director, Skills & Learning), Ms Sue Baldwin (Director, Skills Development), Scottish Enterprise.

 

Health and Community Care Committee

28 November 2001

29th 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 and 6 in private.

2. Time limit on debates: The Committee will be asked to consider whether they wish to debate the emergency affirmative SSIs and if so, to agree to limit debate to 15 minutes.

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/425)

and the following negative instrument—

The Colours in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/422).

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

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

6. External Research: The Committee will consider a paper from the clerks on potential topics for commissioning external research.

 

Justice 2 Committee

28 November 2001

33rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

1. Inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will consider lines of questioning for item 3.

2. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

3. Inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will take evidence from—

Margaret McKay, Chief Executive and Lorraine Gray, Communications Manager, Children 1st;

Louise Johnson, National Worker (Legal Issues), Scottish Women’s Aid.

4. Inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will receive a briefing from Professor Peter Duff, Adviser to the Committee.

5. Inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will consider the payment of witness expenses.

 

Social Justice Committee

28 November 2001

27th 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.

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—

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities:

Jon Harris, Director of Policy and Legislation

Glasgow City Council:

Peter Russell, Principal Officer, Social Policy

Janette Cowan, Senior Officer (Regeneration), Social Work Services.

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

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001(Transfer of Scottish Homes Property etc.) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/396).

5. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000: The Committee will consider its draft report.

 

 

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