Business Bulletin No. 48/2002
Wednesday 20 March 2002
Section A : Daily Business List
Meetings of Committees
All meetings take place in Committee Chambers, Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated.
Health and Community Care Committee
8th Meeting, 2002
The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2
2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments
The Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/61)
The Food (Star Anise from Third Countries) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/64)
The Preserved Rights (Transfer to Responsible Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/76).
3. Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.
4. Hospital Acquired Infections: The Committee will consider a paper prepared by the clerk.
Transport and the Environment Committee
9th Meeting, 2002
The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1
1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 3 in private.
2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will debate the following motion
S1M-2776 Bruce Crawford: That the Transport and the Environment Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements)(Specification) Order 2002.
3. Aquaculture Inquiry: The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for witnesses on its inquiry into aquaculture.
4. Aquaculture Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence as part of its inquiry into aquaculture from
Patrick Fothringham, Professor David Mackay, Jeremy Read, Andrew Wallace, Salmonid Fisheries Forum.
Richard Luxmoore and Alastair Davison, Scottish Environment Link.
Matt Dalkin and Dominic Counsell, Scottish Natural Heritage.
Jeremy Hooper, Tesco.
Ian Burgess, Co-operative Retail.
Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee
12th Meeting, 2002
The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh
1. Local Economic Forums: The Committee will receive a report back on the progress and achievements to date from three Local Economic Forums
Dunbartonshire Local Economic Forum: Mr David Anderson, Chief Executive (Scottish Enterprise), Mr John Corcoran, Chairman (Dunbartonshire Chambers of Commerce Working Group), Mr Brian Lister, Principal (Cumbernauld College)
Glasgow Local Economic Forum: Mr John Gallacher, Cruden Group (Chairman of Glasgow Local Economic Forum), Mr Duncan Tannahill, Chief Executive (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce), Mr Jim McPhie, Federation of Small Businesses
Borders Local Economic Forum: Mr David Gass, Chief Executive (Scottish Enterprise Borders), Mr Robert Kay, Chair (Borders College), Ms Sandra Stewart, Chair (Borders Professional Forum).
2. Covenant between local government and the Scottish Parliament: The Committee will consider a draft covenant between local government and the Scottish Parliament, proposed by the Local Government Committee.
3. Statutory Instruments: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments
The Electricity from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources (Locational Flexibility) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/92)
The Electricity from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources (Scotland) Saving Arrangements (Modification) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/93)
The Fossil Fuel Levy (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/94).
Social Justice Committee
5th Meeting, 2002
The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh
1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.
2. Budget 2003-04: The Committee will take evidence from
Housing Panel Session
Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland:
Alan Ferguson, Director
Liz Nicolson, Director
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations:
David Orr, Director
David Alexander, Deputy Director.
Social Inclusion Panel Session
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities:
Andrew Fyfe, Executive Director
Highlands and Islands Social Inclusion Partnership:
Councillor Margaret Davidson, Vice Chair of the Children and Young Peoples Joint Committee,
Ann Clark, Head of Policy, Highland Council,
Bob Mackinnon, Programme Manager, Social Inclusion Programme.
Voluntary Sector Panel Session
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Lucy McTernan, Director of Corporate Affairs,
Stephen Maxwell, Associate Director,
Philippa Bonella, Policy Officer.
3. Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 - Scottish Executive consultation on the use of interim accommodation for unintentionally homeless applicants in priority need: The Committee will consider its response to the consultation.
4. Scottish Fuel Poverty Statement: Consultative draft: The Committee will consider its approach to its response to the draft.
5. Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation: The Committee will consider the Ministers response to the Committees Interim Report.
Meeting of the Parliament
1.45 pm Time for Reflection The Reverend David Cooper, Synod Secretary, The Methodist Church in Scotland
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
followed by Ministerial Statement on the National Debate on Education
followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill
S1M-2506 Mr Jim Wallace: Land Reform (Scotland) BillThat the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill.
followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill
S1M-2532 Mr Andy Kerr: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Financial ResolutionThat the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
S1M-2922 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead CommitteesThat the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committees
the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Restriction of Liberty Order (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/119);
the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardians Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/131);
the Justice 2 Committee to consider the draft Police Act 1997 (Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates) (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) (Scotland) Regulations 2002;
the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/107); and
the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/116).
S1M-2923 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIsThat the Parliament agrees that the following instruments be approved
the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2002;
the draft Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Amendment Order 2002;
the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/65);
the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/80);
Special Grant Report No.1 Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance, SE/2002/52;
the draft Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002; and
the draft Electricity Lands and Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002.
5.00 pm Decision Time
followed by Members Business
debate on the subject of
S1M-2844 Robert Brown: Scottish Sub-Post Offices - "Your Guide"That the Parliament acknowledges the importance of the role that sub-post offices play in Scottish communities, particularly in rural areas and deprived urban areas; recognises the potential financial consequences for sub-post offices in Scotland of the UK-wide Automated Credit Transfer system for the payment of benefits; notes that "Your Guide" is a comprehensive information service currently being evaluated for sub-post offices in England and Wales; further notes that such a service includes Government General Practitioner and Internet Learning Access Point initiatives, both of which provide members of the public with the ability to interact with departments of Her Majestys Government and gain government information in an accessible way; further recognises the potential benefits that such a service could provide in Scotland, in terms of improving openness and public participation with government, as well as potentially providing a timely boost to business levels for sub-post offices at a time when the network is having difficulty in sustaining such levels, and considers that the Scottish Executive should pilot such a scheme in Scotland, with a view to rolling out the service across the country as soon as possible.