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

 

Business Bulletin No. 103/2002

Friday 21 June 2002

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Procedures Committee

25 June 2002

10th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Evidence in Formal Committee Meetings: The Committee will consider a letter from George Reid MSP on behalf of the Conveners Liaison Group (CLG) and hear evidence from representatives of the CLG.

2. Memorandum from Donald Gorrie: The Committee will consider a paper.

3. Parliamentary Questions: The Committee will consider a draft response to the Executive.

4. Procedures Committee Annual Report: The Committee will consider a draft of its Annual Report for 2001-2002.

Justice 2 Committee

25 June 2002

25th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private and consider whether to discuss a revised draft report on the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill in private at future meetings.

3. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft report at Stage 1.

The Committee will continue the meeting, not before 2.00 pm, in G2 Cannonball House.

4. Inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

 

Public Petitions Committee

25 June 2002

12th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—

PE519: Creation of a register of interests of the Scottish judiciary. Mr Duncan Shields will give a presentation in support of this petition.

PE521: Equestrian access to land. Ms Zoe Woods will give a presentation in support of this petition.

PE513: Future of rural sub post offices.

PE511: Review of current bankruptcy statute.

PE512: Saltire flag.

PE515: Individual MMR injections.

PE518: Museum Hall in Bridge of Allan.

PE520: Investigation of complaints to the police.

2. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions—

PE423: Water and sewerage services, water rates and fluoridation of water.

PE425: Siting of telecommunications masts.

PE476: Indecent displays in corner shops.

PE483: Review of the membership of the Justice 1 Committee.

PE487: Engaging young people in the political process.

PE500: Scottish Transport Group pension funds.

The Committee will also consider the progress of petitions considered at previous Committee meetings.

3. Inadmissible Petitions: The Committee will be invited to agree the recommendations contained in a paper on inadmissible petitions.

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

5. Convener’s Report.

Equal Opportunities Committee

25 June 2002

12th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 6, 7, 8 and 9 in private.

2. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items at future meetings on the draft report on its Inquiry into Gender Equality and Best Value, the draft report on the Local Government in Scotland Bill and the draft report on the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill in private.

3. Inquiry into Gender Equality and Best Value: The Committee will hear evidence from —

Mick Conboy, Lucy Chapman, Commission for Racial Equality.

4. Inquiry into Gender Equality and Best Value: The Committee will consider a draft paper on key themes.

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

6. Mainstreaming Equality in the Work of the Parliamentary Committees: The Committee will consider draft equality guidelines.

7. Annual Report of the Equal Opportunities Committee: The Committee will consider a draft Annual Report for the Parliamentary year May 2001 – May 2002.

8. Work Programme: The Committee will consider a paper on its work programme.

9. Attendance at Meetings of the Committee: The Committee will consider further the attendance of Tommy Sheridan MSP.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

25 June 2002

22nd Meeting, 2002

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—

Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials—

Laura Dolan, Bill Team Leader

Kay McCorquodale, Solicitor’s Office.

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

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/271)

The Extensification Payment (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/278)

The Animal By-Products (Identification) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/283)

The Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/288)

The Bus Service Operators Grant (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/289)

The Advisory Council (Establishment) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/293)

The Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 (Commencement No.3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/291).

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

The Adults with Incapacity (Specified Medical Treatments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/275).

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials—

James T Brown, Public Health Division, Health Department

Fiona Tyrrell, Public Health Division, Health Department

Dr John Loudon, Health Department

Stuart Foubister, Solicitor’s Office.

Justice 1 Committee

25 June 2002

27th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.15 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Alternatives to Custody Inquiry: The Committee will consider its draft remit for the inquiry.

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

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

Petition PE514 by Ms Ann Wemyss.

4. Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the Bill.

5. Prison Estates Review (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft Prison Estates Review report.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

25 June 2002

20th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2 and 3 in private.

2. Proposal for a Committee Bill: The Committee will consider a draft report on a proposal for a Committee Bill to establish a Commissioner for Children and Young People.

3. Committee Annual Report: The Committee will consider a draft Annual Report.

4. Protection of Children: The Committee will consider its approach to the expected Bill on the protection of children.

5. Scottish Media Group: The Committee will consider a letter from BECTU on regional programming.

6. Scottish Borders Council: The Committee will note a report by the Controller of Audit to the Accounts Commission.

7. Purposes of Education: The Committee will take evidence from

CBI Scotland

Graham Leicester, Scottish Council Foundation

Tristan Leicester, Scottish Council Foundation

James McCormick, Scottish Council Foundation

Andrew Brookes, Action of Churches Together in Scotland Education Group

John Oates, Action of Churches Together in Scotland Education Group

Jack Laidlaw, Action of Churches Together in Scotland Education Group

Colin Brown, Action of Churches Together in Scotland Education Group

Dianne Wolfson, Scottish Interfaith Council

Serwan Bhogal, Scottish Interfaith Council

Alex Reid, Scottish Interfaith Council

Chris Foxon, Scottish Interfaith Council.

Rural Development Committee

25 June 2002

17th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Integrated Rural Development: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into integrated rural development from—

Denise Walton (Borders Foundation for Rural Sustainability)

Jim Hume (Borders Foundation for Rural Sustainability).

2. Integrated Rural Development: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into integrated rural development from—

Ross Finnie MSP (Minister for Environment and Rural Development).

3. Rural Development Programme: The Committee will take evidence on proposed changes to the Scottish Rural Development Programme from—

Ross Finnie MSP (Minister for Environment and Rural Development).

4. Integrated Rural Development: The Committee will consider a paper from Reporters regarding their visit to Colonsay.

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

The TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/255)

The Loch Caolisport Scallops Several Fishery (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/272)

The Plant Protection Products Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/279).

Audit Committee

25 June 2002

10th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/2001 (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning to be put to the witnesses at agenda item 3.

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

3. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/2001: The Committee will take evidence from –

Mr John Burt, Principal, Angus College;

Mr Matt Mochar, Principal, Clydebank College;

Mr James Skinner, Chairman, Clydebank College Board of Management;

Dr Graeme Clark, Principal, Inverness College;

Mr Phillip Hamilton-Grieson, Chairman, Inverness College Board of Management,

on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/2001’ (AGS/2002/2).

4. Meeting of the Convener with Members of the European Court of Auditors and the European Parliament: The Committee will consider a paper reporting on the recent meetings held between the Convener and members of the European Court of Auditors and the Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament.

5. Committee Work Programme: The Committee will consider a paper on its work schedule for autumn 2002.

6. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/2001(in private): The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 3 and further arrangements for its inquiry.

7. Public Accounts (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into the 2000/01 accounts for the Scottish Prison Service; Scottish Natural Heritage; Scottish Homes and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

8. Annual Report of the Audit Committee (in private): The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year 12 May 2001 to 11 May 2002.

Local Government Committee

25 June 2002

19th Meeting, 2002

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

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3, 4, 5 and 6 in private.

2. Local Government in Scotland Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Scottish Executive:

Peter Peacock, MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services

Ian Mitchell, Head of Branch, Local Government Constitution and Governance Division

Mary Newman, Head of Branch, Local Government Finance and Performance Division

Gillian Russell, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive.

3. Local Government in Scotland Bill: The Committee will consider its conclusions on the Bill.

4. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. in Scotland Bill: The Committee will consider proposals for consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.

5. Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider proposals for consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.

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

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

27 June 2002

20th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.45 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Tourism Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider and select an adviser for the tourism inquiry.

 

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