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Business Bulletin No. 25/2003

Friday 7 February 2003

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Procedures Committee

11 February 2003

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Consultative Steering Group Inquiry: The Committee will consider draft report text.

Health and Community Care Committee

11 February 2003

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 8).

Public Petitions Committee

11 February 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions-

PE327: Organic waste spread on land. The Committee will take evidence from-

Mr Duncan Hope, Blairingone and Saline Action Group

Ms Tricia Henton, former Chief Executive, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Dr Malcolm McWhirter, Director of Public Health, Forth Valley NHS Board

Professor George Morris, Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health

Dr Mike Roworth, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Tayside NHS Board

Mr Brian Roxburgh, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Dr Charles Saunders, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Fife NHS Board.

PE455: Shooting of red deer out of season.

PE475: Recognition of aphasia.

PE495: Suburbanisation of rural Scotland.

PE504: Publication of criminal memoirs for profit.

PE516: Educational provision for deaf children.

PE522: Care homes for the young physically disabled.

PE523: Early years education and childcare.

PE526: Proposal for a review of the use of Public Private Partnership funding to build new schools.

PE527: Audit procedures in relation to Public Private Partnership projects.

2. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions-

PE591: Proposal for a review of weekly personal expenses allowances for the residents of care homes for the elderly. Ms Diane Wilsdon (representing Senior Action Group Edinburgh, Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged) will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE594: Health and safety of amateur boxers in Scotland. Mr Thomas Ross will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE592: Conduct of elections to the Scottish Parliament and local authorities.

PE595: Influence of the pharmaceutical industry in psychiatric services of the NHS.

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

4. Convener's report.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

11 February 2003

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill-

Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

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

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

4. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following-

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2002 Amendment Order 2003, (draft)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft)

The General Commissioners of Income Tax (Costs) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (draft)

The Non-Domestic Rating (Petrol Filling Stations, Public Houses and Hotels) (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft)

The Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft).

5. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following-

The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/51)

The Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Grants) (Scotland) Scheme 2003, (SSI 2003/52)

The Animal By-Products (Identification) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/53)

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/54)

The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/56)

The Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002, (Transitional Provisions) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/63)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services Supplementary Lists) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/64)

The Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/65)

The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/66).

6. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following-

The Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Commencement No.2) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/62).

7. Conveners' group legacy paper: The Committee will consider a paper on timescales for committees' consideration of subordinate legislation.

8. Late annulment motions: The Committee will consider a paper.

Rural Development Committee

11 February 2003

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in the Council Chamber, Aberdeen Town House, Aberdeen

1. Scottish Fishing Industry: The Committee will take evidence on current issues affection the Scottish fishing industry from-

Hamish Morrison, Scottish Fishermen's Federation

Michael Park, Scottish White Fish Producers Association Ltd

Hansen Black, Shetland Fishermen's Association

Jim Watson, Seafish Industry Authority

Cllr Raymond Bisset, North East Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership

Professor Tony Hawkins, North Sea Commission Fisheries Partnership.

Scottish Fishing Industry: The Committee will take further evidence on current issues affecting the Scottish fishing industry from-

Carol MacDonald, "Cod Crusaders"

John Hermse, Scottish Fishing Services Association

Danny Couper, Scottish Fish Merchants Federation.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

11 February 2003

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Joint Seminar on Children's Commissioners: The Committee will consider an invitation to the Convener to speak at a seminar on children's commissioners.

2. Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

European Committee

11 February 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

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

1. Europe's Employment Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility: an Inquiry into the Scottish Model: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Dominique Bé, Deputy Head of the Unit, Interprofessional Social Dialogue - Industrial Relations - Adaptation to Change, Employment and Social Affairs Directorate General, European Commission

Antonis Kastrissianakis, Director, and Jim Allen, Employment Strategy, Employment and Social Affairs Directorate General, European Commission

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

2. Inquiry into Scotland's Representation in the EU: The Committee will consider the response of the Scottish Executive to its 5th Report, 2002.

3. Pre- and Post-European Council, Council of the EU, Joint Ministerial Committee and MINECOR Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the following agendas and briefings submitted by the Scottish Executive-

Pre-Council Briefing:

General Affairs and External Relations Council, 24-25 February 2003

ECOFIN, 18 February and 7 March 2003

Competitiveness Council, 3 March 2003

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 6 March 2003

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 7 March 2003 (to be confirmed)

Environment Council, 4 March 2003

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 20-21 March 2003

Justice and Home Affairs Council, 27-28 February 2003

Post-Council Briefing:

Ecofin, 21 January 2003

General Affairs and External Relations Council, 27-28 January 2003.

4. Convener's report: The Convener will update the Committee on the -

Monthly report by the Clerk/Chief Executive on the Parliaments's external relations activities

Greek Presidency's plans for a conference on, "The future of work: the key challenges of the European Employment Strategy", 13-14 February 2003

European Convention's Praesidium paper on the regional and local dimension to the future of Europe debate

Communication from the European Commission, "A framework for target-based tripartite contracts and agreements between the Community, the States and regional and local authorities", COM(2002) 709.

5. Sift of EC/EU documents: The Committee will consider the list of EC/EU documents received for this meeting.

Finance Committee

11 February 2003

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Scotland's Budget Documents 2003-04: The Committee will take evidence from-

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

Richard Dennis, Scottish Executive Finance Co-ordination;

Richard Wilkins, Scottish Executive Finance Co-ordination.

2. Budget (Scotland) (No. 4) Bill: The Committee will consider the Budget (Scotland) (No. 4) Bill at Stage 2.

3. Outcome Budgeting: The Committee will take evidence from-

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

Richard Dennis, Scottish Executive Finance Co-ordination;

Richard Wilkins, Scottish Executive Finance Co-ordination.

Not before 3.15 pm.

4. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - Report on the Scottish Parliament Building Project: The Committee will consider a report on the progress of the Holyrood Project and take evidence from-

Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament;

Robert Brown MSP, Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body;

John Home Robertson, Convener, Holyrood Progress Group;

Sarah Davidson, Project Director, Holyrood Project Team.

5. Visit by the House of Commons' Modernisation Committee: The Committee will consider an invitation to a Member of the Committee to attend a working lunch with the Modernisation Committee.

6. Cross-Cutting Review (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on its cross-cutting expenditure review in Children in Poverty.

Local Government Committee

11 February 2003

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following affirmative instrument-

Special Grant Report No. 1, Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance, (SE 2003/15).

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

 

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