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Business Bulletin No. 96/2002

Wednesday 12 June 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in Committee Chambers, Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

18th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Annual Report: The Committee will consider its draft annual report.

2. Local Economic Forums: The Committee will discuss the response to the Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning on the implementation and progress of the Scottish Enterprise area Local Economic Forums.

3. Lifelong Learning Final Report (in private): The Committee will consider its Lifelong Learning Final Report.

4. Tourism Adviser (in private): The Committee will agree the selection of an adviser for the tourism inquiry.

Justice 2 Committee

23rd Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for item 3.

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

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

Dr James McManus, Chairman and Hugh Boyle, Secretary, Parole Board for Scotland;

Professor David Cooke, Forensic Clinical Psychology, Douglas Inch Centre and Glasgow Caledonian University, British Psychological Society and Professor Cynthia McDougall, University of York Centre for Criminal Justice Economics and Psychology;

Michael Clancy, Director and Anne Keenan, Deputy Director, Law Reform and Gerard Brown, Convener, Criminal Law Committee, Law Society of Scotland;

Roy Martin QC, Vice Dean, Valerie Stacey QC and Shelagh McCall, Faculty of Advocates.

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

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2002 (SSI 2002/235).

5. Joint meeting: The Committee will consider whether to meet jointly with the Justice 1 Committee to take evidence on progress to date and future plans of the Minister for Justice, and to take evidence from Clive Fairweather, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland on his annual report.

6. Inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Transport and the Environment Committee

20th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber

1. Rail Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for witnesses.

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

3. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider a reporters’ paper on Petition PE 346 by Scotland Opposing Opencast and Petition PE 369 by the Confederation of UK Coal Producers.

4. Rail Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Iain Gray MSP, Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

Phil McGarry, Divisional Organiser, RMT

Kevin Lindsay, District Secretary, ASLEF

Tracey White, Assistant Secretary, STUC.

5. Rail Inquiry: The Committee will consider the evidence it has taken so far.

6. Annual Report: The Committee will consider its draft annual report.

Social Justice Committee

11th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Panel One – Consumer Perspective

Martyn Evans, Director, Scottish Consumer Council

Sarah O’Neill, Legal Officer, Scottish Consumer Council

Susan McPhee, Head of Social Policy and Public Affairs, Citizens Advice Scotland

Margaret Burgess, Manager, East Ayrshire Citizens Advice Bureau, Citizens Advice Scotland

Chris Mallen, General Manager, Association of British Credit Unions (Scotland)

Panel Two – Debt Management Perspective

Yvonne Gallacher, Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

David Ancliffe, National Chairman, Institute of Credit Management

Steven Thomson, Council Member, Institute of Credit Management

Neil McLeod, Policy and Development Worker, Scottish Sheriff Court Users’ Group

Irene Mungall, Chair, Scottish Sheriff Court Users’ Group.

3. Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation: Scottish Executive consultation on possible changes to exemptions: The Committee will consider its approach to the consultation.

4. Housing Improvement Task Force: The Committee will consider its draft response to the Scottish Executive consultation.

Community Budgeting: The Committee will consider its draft response to the Scottish Executive consultation.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Reverend John H. MacLean, Free Church of Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill—

S1M-3087 Iain Smith: University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill.

followed by Debate on the Value of Participation in Sport in increasing the Quality of Life in Scotland—

S1M-3192 Mike Watson: Value of Participation in Sport in Increasing the Quality of Life—That the Parliament recognises the value of sport to the quality of life in Scotland and the importance of the role it plays in developing the health and well-being of the nation; welcomes the commitment of the Executive and sportscotland to work with governing bodies, local authorities and all other partners to widen participation in sport at all levels, and encourages all those with an interest in sport to contribute to the current review of sport 21, the strategy for sport in Scotland.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-3192.1 Irene McGugan: Value of Participation in Sport in Increasing the Quality of Life—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3192) in the name of Mike Watson, insert after "nation;" "recognises also that real resources are needed in order to ensure real improvements in the general health and fitness of the nation and that only co-ordination across health, education and social justice will provide all Scots, especially those from socially excluded groups, with improved provision, equality of access, affordability of sporting facilities and full access to these health and social benefits;"

S1M-3192.2 Mr Brian Monteith: Value of Participation in Sport in Increasing the Quality of Life—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3192) in the name of Mike Watson, insert at end "and believes that the Executive should aim to ensure that all Scottish schools have a full-time equivalent physical education teacher."

followed by Motion on the Publication of the Scottish Parliamentary Ombudsman and Health Service Ombudsman for Scotland’s Annual Report for 2001-02—

S1M-3186 Margaret Smith: Publication of the Scottish Parliamentary Ombudsman and Health Service Ombudsman for Scotland's Annual Report 2001-02—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Parliamentary Ombudsman and Health Service Ombudsman for Scotland intends to lay his Annual Report for 2001-02 before the Parliament and orders the Clerk to publish the report.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-3198 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committees—

The Justice 1 Committee to consider the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2002

The Justice 1 Committee to consider the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002

The Justice 1 Committee to consider the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business—

debate on the subject of—

S1M-2822 Shona Robison: Sale and Use of Fireworks—That the Parliament notes the results of the survey carried out by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in which almost 98% of people supported tighter restrictions on the availability of fireworks; recognises that there has been a large increase in the problems caused for both people and animals by the irresponsible use of fireworks; is concerned that the voluntary code of practice for the sale of fireworks is frequently disregarded, and considers that the Scottish Executive should do everything in its power to tighten up on the regulations relating to the sale and use of fireworks and, in particular, should review the powers available to local authorities in respect of vendor licensing.

 

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