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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. 25/2002

Friday 8 February 2002

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Procedures Committee

12 February 2002

3rd Meeting, 2002

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

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

Patrick Browne Director, Scottish Retail Consortium

Brian Jamieson Company Secretary, Scottish Enterprise

Ian Carmichael Senior Director (Finance), Scottish Enterprise

Alan Wilson Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Development and Industry

Roland Diggens Government Affairs Manager, Scottish Council for Development and Industry

Gerry Dowds Director - Scotland, Forum for Private Business

Bill Anderson Forum for Private Business

Bob Leitch Parliamentary Officer, Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

2. Guidance on Public Bills: The Committee will consider a paper.

 

Public Petitions Committee

12 February 2002

3rd Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions.

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions.

3. Convener's Report.

 

Finance Committee

12 February 2002

3rd Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. 2002/03 Budget Process: The Committee will consider the response from the Minister for Finance and Public Services to its stage 2 report.

3. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill’s financial memorandum (under Standing Orders Rule 9.15.8).

4. 2003/04 Budget Process: The Committee will consider an options paper for meeting outwith Edinburgh at stage 1 of the 2003/04 budget process.

5. 2003/04 Budget Process: The Committee will receive a briefing from its adviser.

6. Financial Scrutiny: The Committee will consider a paper on its review of financial scrutiny arrangements.

7. External Research: The Committee will consider stage 2 of the report on Moving to Outcome Budgeting from Norman Flynn.

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

12 February 2002

4th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Taking Stock - Disability Issues: The Committee will take evidence from —

Margaret Curran MSP, Deputy Minister for Social Justice.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

12 February 2002

6th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will take evidence from David Mundell MSP and Murray Tosh MSP on the following Bill—

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

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

Water Industry (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials—

William Fleming, Bill Team Leader

Elspeth MacDonald, Solicitor’s Office.

3. Executive Responses: The Committee will consider the responses from the Executive to points raised on the following—

The Forth Estuary Transport Authority Order 2002, (draft)

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2002, (draft)

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/23)

The Children’s Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2002, (SSI 2002/30)

The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedures) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/31)

The Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman (Compensation) (Prescribed Amount) Order, (SSI 2002/32).

4. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (draft)

The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (draft)

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2002, (draft).

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

The Pig Industry Restructuring (Capital Grant) (Scotland) Scheme 2002, (SSI 2002/43).

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

The Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/33)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/35)

The Food and Animal Feedingstuffs (Products of Animal Origin from China) (Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/36)

The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/39)

The Building Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/40)

The Pig Industry Restructuring (Non-Capital Grant) (Scotland) Scheme 2002, (SSI 2002/44)

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/45)

The Damages (Personal Injury) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/46).

7. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

The Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/34)

The Sheep and Goats Movement (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/38).

 

Justice 1 Committee

12 February 2002

5th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.45 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

12 February 2002

6th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2 and 5 in private.

2. Scottish Borders Inquiry: The Committee will consider a further draft report.

3. Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Tom Kelly, Chief Executive, Association of Scottish Colleges

Jane Polglase, Policy Manager, Association of Scottish Colleges

National Union of Students

Association of University Teachers

Educational Institute of Scotland

Scottish Secondary Teachers Association

Alex Easton, Convener, Education Committee, Headteachers Association of Scotland.

4. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider an update of progress on petition PE233 from the Technology Teachers Association.

5. Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill : The Committee will consider a further draft report

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

12 February 2002

6th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Lifelong Learning Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft interim report of its Lifelong Learning Inquiry.

 

European Committee

12 February 2002

3rd Meeting, 2002

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

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 7 in private.

2. Pre- and post-European Council and Council of the EU briefings and reports by the Scottish Executive: The Committee will consider a paper on proposed working procedures.

3. Water Framework Directive: The Committee will discuss a paper outlining the scope for differential implementation within the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and consider a course of action.

4. Petition 365: The Committee will consider Petition 365 by Mr Iain MacSween on behalf of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation Limited.

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

Committee of the Regions Plenary and Commission meetings, 6-7 February 2002.

6. Scrutiny of EC/EU documents: The Committee will consider the list of EC/EU documents received for this meeting.

7. Work programme (2002-2003): The Committee will consider its work programme for the period 2002-2003.

 

Local Government Committee

12 February 2002

6th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private.

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

The Local Authorities Etc. (Allowances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/15).

3. Local Government Finance Inquiry: The Committee will consider its conclusions.

 

Rural Development Committee

12 February 2002

6th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item in Private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 8 in private.

2. Petition PE138: The Committee will consider a petition from Andrew Stuart Wood on the constitution of Scotch Quality Beef and Lamb Association (SQBLA) and will take evidence from--

Neil Kilpatrick and Alasdair Muir from Quality Meat Scotland

Andrew Stuart Wood.

3. Petition PE417: The Committee will consider a petition from Brian Smith, calling for the inclusion of Cowal & Bute within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

4. Foot-and-Mouth Disease: The Committee will consider the evidence given to the Committee at its last meeting by Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development.

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

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-Natural Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/6)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/21)

The Cattle Identification (Notification of Movement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations (SSI 2002/22).

6. Sea Cage Fish Farming: The Committee will consider a paper outlining the progress made by the Transport and Environment Committee in its inquiry on the subject.

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

8. 2003-04 Budget Process: The Committee will consider the names of possible advisers to the Committee in connection with the 2003-04 Budget Process.

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

13 February 2002

7th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Maureen Moore, Chief Executive, Tanith Muller, Parliamentary, Press and PR Manager, ASH Scotland

Jim Raeburn, Director and Des Hudson, President, Scottish Daily Newspaper Society

James Lowman, Association of Convenience Stores and Patrick Browne, Scottish Retail Consortium

Mrs Brenda Warrington, Chair, Tobacco Workers Alliance.

2. Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill draft report (in private): The Committee will consider points for the report.

3. Budget Process 2003/04 (in private): The Committee will consider the selection of an adviser on the budget process for 2003/04.

 

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