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Business Bulletin No. 23/2003

Wednesday 5 February 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Health and Community Care Committee

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 7).

Transport and the Environment Committee

3rd Meeting, 2003

 

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

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 2 in private.

2. Telecoms Developments: The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning for witnesses.

3. Telecoms Developments: The Committee will take evidence from-

Michael Dolan, Director, Mobile Operators Association

Peter Foster, National Roll-out Manager, O2

Michael Dowds, Roll-out/Community Relations Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Vodafone

Jim Davies, Assistant Director, Mobile Communications Policy, Department of Trade and Industry.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

4th Meeting, 2003

 

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. The New Economy: The Committee will take evidence from-

Nick Kuenssberg (Chair), and Polly Purvis (Executive Director), ScotlandIS.

2. The New Economy: The Committee will take evidence from-

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

3. The Social Economy: The Committee will take evidence from-

Norman Drummond (Founder and Chairman), Ian Chisholm (Chief Executive), and Stevie Siegerson (Senior Programme Director), Columba 1400.

Standards Committee

2nd Meeting, 2003

 

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Acting Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner: The Committee will consider a draft transitional direction.

2. Replacing the Members' Interests Order (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Committee Bill.

Justice 2 Committee

4th Meeting, 2003

 

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. European Document: The Committee will consider a European issues paper.

3. Subordinate legislation: Hugh Henry (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move S1M-3826-

Mr Jim Wallace: Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003- That the Justice 2 Committee, in consideration of the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

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

The Police and Police (Special Constables) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/21).

5. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a legacy paper which will provide advice to its successor Committee, based on its experience of the first Parliamentary Session.

Meeting of the Parliament

2:30 pm Time for Reflection - Right Reverend Dr Finlay MacDonald, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-3857 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the Stage 3 proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when those proceedings are suspended)-

Groups 1 and 2 - no later than 55 minutes

Groups 3 to 6 - no later than 1 hour 55 minutes

Groups 7 to 9 - no later than 2 hours 55 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - 3 hours 25 minutes

followed by Stage 3 of Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-3729 Mr Andy Kerr: Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-3850 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

S1M-3851 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

S1M-3852 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

S1M-3853 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/49).

6:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-3612 Trish Godman: Tackling Under Age Drinking-That the Parliament commends the members of the Renfrewshire Council on Alcohol for their innovative and widely welcomed Young Persons Advisory Project which seeks to guide and educate young people and school children on the growing social, personal and health problems associated with underage drinking; notes that many of the youngsters that have attended the project's counselling programmes have benefited from their participation; further notes that they and their parents now have a greater awareness and a more sensible view of alcohol and its dangers; is pleased to see that there is growing interest in the project's work from as far away as the New Zealand Police, and believes that such initiatives dealing with alcohol and substance misuse amongst children and young people should receive appropriate support from the Scottish Executive.

 

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