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Business Bulletin No. 172/2002

Tuesday 26 November 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Procedures Committee

16th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Consultative Steering Group Inquiry: The Committee will complete its consideration of an issues paper on 'Accountability', and consider an issues paper on 'Power Sharing'.

At 09.30

2. Audit Committee remit: The Committee will hear from Andrew Welsh MSP, Convener of the Audit Committee, and consider an issues paper.

3. Consultative Steering Group Inquiry (resumed).

Justice 2 Committee

44th Meeting, 2002

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

1. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from Dr Richard Simpson MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice, on section 61 of the Bill.

2. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 4).

Equal Opportunities Committee

18th 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 3 and 4 in private.

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

3. Local Government in Scotland Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Bill at Stage 3.

4. Taking Stock - Sexual Orientation: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

33rd Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the response from the Member in charge of the Bill to points raised on the following Bill—

Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

2. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following Bill—

Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

3. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill—

Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

The Scottish Local Government Elections Regulations 2002, (draft)

The Cairngorms National Park Elections (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft)

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/498)

The Taxi Drivers’ Licences (Carrying of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/500).

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.15) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/511).

6. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary control: The Committee will consider the following—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.10) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002, (SSI 2002/510).

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

The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/512).

Justice 1 Committee

40th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Inquiry into alternatives to custody (in private): The Committee will discuss lines of questioning for the witnesses.

2. Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will discuss lines of questioning for the witnesses.

3. Convener's report: The Committee will consider the Convener’s report.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following statutory instruments—

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/494),

the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/495) and

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/496).

5. Inquiry into alternatives to custody: The Committee will consider a paper from the adviser on community sanctions in Europe.

6. Inquiry into alternatives to custody: The Committee will take evidence from—

Colin Mackenzie, Convener and Chris Hawkes, Member, Criminal Justice Standing Committee, Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW), and

Colin Quinn.

7. Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Inspector Elizabeth McLean, Strathclyde Police, and Deputy Chief Constable Tom Wood, Lothians and Borders Police and

Morag McLaughlin, Head of Policy, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Audit Committee

16th 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 agenda items 2, 5, 6 and 7 in private.

2. Lines of questioning: The Committee will consider lines of questioning to be put to the witnesses at agenda items 3 and 4.

3. Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measurement in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency: The Committee will take from:

Mr Ken Collins, Chairman, Scottish Environment Protection Agency;

Mr John Ford, Director of Finance and Corporate Support, Scottish Environment Protection Agency;

Mr Willie Halcrow, Director of Operations, Scottish Environment Protection Agency;

Mr Campbell Gemmell; Director of Strategic Planning, Scottish Environment Protection Agency;

Mr John Graham, Head of Department, Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department;

Mr David Rogers, Head of SEPA Sponsorship and Waste Unit Division, Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department;

Mr Don McGillivray, Head of SEPA Team, SEPA Sponsorship and Waste Unit Division, Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department;

on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measurement in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’ (AGS/2002/5).

4. How Government Works in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from :

Dr Peter Collings, Principal Finance Officer, Scottish Executive;

Ms Fiona Robertson, Head of Public Body and Executive Agency Policy Unit, Scottish Executive;

on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘How Government Works in Scotland’ (AGS/2002/6).

5. Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measures in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency: The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 3.

6. How Government Works in Scotland: The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 4.

7. Committee work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme for the period up to the dissolution of the Parliament in March 2003 for the forthcoming General Election.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

30th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Review of Sport 21: The Committee will take evidence on the Review of Sport 21 from—

Alastair Dempsey, Chairman, sportscotland

Ian Robson, Chief Executive, sportscotland

Lee Cousins, Head of Policy, sportscotland.

2. Scotland's museums: The Committee will consider a paper from its reporters.

3. Scotland's languages: The Committee will consider a report from its reporter.

4. Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach and a timetable for consideration of Stage 1 of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill.

5. Scottish Media Group: The Committee will be updated on the proposed sale of newspapers owned by the Scottish Media Group.

6. Proposed Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will discuss publicity for the launch of the proposed Bill.

Local Government Committee

30th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Local Government in Scotland Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (day 4).

3. Proportional Representation (Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

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

Sarah Morrell, Head of Branch, Local Government Constitution and Governance Division;

Gillian Russell, Office of the Solicitor, Scottish Executive;

Professor Bill Miller, "Edward Caird" Professor of Politics, University of Glasgow;

Tricia Marwick, MSP;

Alyn Smith, Parliamentary Researcher to Richard Lochhead, MSP.

4. Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Rural Development Committee

30th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft stage 1 report.

2. Inquiry into Integrated Rural Development (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

 

 

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