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A: Daily Business
B: Business Programme
C: Committee Agendas
D: Oral questions
E: Written questions
F: Motions and Amendments
G: Bills
H: New Documents
I: Petitions lodged
J: SPB: Note of Decisions
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

 

Business Bulletin No. 22/2003

Tuesday 4 February 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Health and Community Care Committee

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

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

The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Sponsorship Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/34).

3. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 6).

4. OFT Report on Retail Pharmacies: The Committee will consider options for future work.

Procedures Committee

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Election of Presiding Officers: The Committee will consider correspondence.

2. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Elections: The Committee will consider a paper and standing order changes.

3. Dissolution Issues (1. Legislation): The Committee will consider a paper and standing order changes.

4. Dissolution Issues (2. Non-Legislation): The Committee will consider a paper and standing order changes.

5. The Sewel Convention and Sewel Motions: The Committee will consider correspondence.

6. Correspondence: The Committee will consider a letter from the Presiding Officer.

7. Questionnaires: The Committee will consider the results of two questionnaires.

Equal Opportunities Committee

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Mainstreaming Equality: The Committee will hear evidence from—

Margaret Curran MSP, Minister for Social Justice

Yvonne Strachan, Scottish Executive Equality Unit.

2. Mainstreaming Equality in the Work of Parliamentary Committees: The Committee will consider a paper on themes arising from its inquiry.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

5th Meeting, 2003

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—

Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

Building (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft).

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

Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft)

Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Modification of Enactments) Order 2003, (draft)

The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (draft)

The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (draft)

The Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (draft)

The Members of the Parole Board (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2003, (draft).

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

The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/49)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/50).

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

Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) Amendment (1993 Hague Convention Adoption) 2003, (SSI 2003/44).

Justice 1 Committee

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

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

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

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

David Strang, Chair, ACPOS General Policing Standing Committee, ACPOS (Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland), Douglas Keil, General Secretary, SPF (Scottish Police Federation), and Allan Shanks, President, ASPS (Association of Scottish Police Superintendents).

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

5. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—

PE14 from Carbeth Hutters’ Association calling for the introduction of legislation to provide security of tenure and rights of access for those who own property built on leased land,

PE29 by Alex and Margaret Dekker, PE55, PE299 and PE331 by Ms Tricia Donegan and PE111 by Mr Frank Harvey on dangerous driving, and

PE 347 by Mr Kenneth Mitchell on couping of horses.

6. Legacy paper: The Committee will discuss its approach to a legacy paper which will provide guidance for on-going Committee issues of the first Parliamentary Session to its successor Committee or Committees.

Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill Committee

2nd Meeting, 2003

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

1. Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

Local Government Committee

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

 

Rural Development Committee

5th Meeting, 2003

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

1. Aquaculture: The Committee will take evidence on current issues affecting the Scottish aquaculture industry from—

Allan Wilson MSP, Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development.

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

Audit Committee

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Dealing with Offending by Young People (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for the witnesses at agenda item 4.

2. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda items 6 and 7 in private.

3. Hospital Cleaning: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled ‘Hospital Cleaning’ (AGS/2003/2).

Not before 3 pm

4. Dealing with Offending by Young People: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mr Jim Gallagher, Head of Department, Scottish Executive Justice Department;

Ms Elizabeth Carmichael, Head of Division, Community Justice Services Division, Scottish Executive Justice Department;

Chief Constable David Strang, Chairperson, General Policing Standing Committee, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland;

Mr Robert Gordon, Chief Executive, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal’s Service;

Mr Norman McFadyen, Crown Agent Designate, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal’s Service;

on its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Dealing with Offending by Young People’ (AGS/2002/8).

5. Dealing with Offending by Young People (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 4 and further arrangements for the inquiry.

6. Hospital Cleaning: The Committee will consider its approach to the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Hospital Cleaning’ (AGS/2003/2).

7. Audit Committee Legacy Report: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk on the Audit Committee Legacy Report for the 1st session of the Scottish Parliament.

 

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