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

Business Bulletin No. 95 / 2003

Monday 23rd June 2003

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Subordinate Legislation Committee

24 June 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

the Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/243)

the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/270)

the Urban Waste Water Treatment (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/273)

the Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/274)

the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/284)

the Accountability of Local Authorities (Publication of Information about Finance and Performance) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/286)

the Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/289)

the Cocoa and Chocolate Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/291)

the Road User Charging (Consultation and Publication) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/292)

the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/293)

the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/295)

the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/296)

the Stevenson College (Change of Name) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/297)

the Collagen and Gelatine (Intra-Community Trade) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/299)

the Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/302)

the Rural Stewardship Scheme (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/303)

the Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/304)

the Pet Travel Scheme (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/229)

the Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Waste Incineration Directive) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/204)

the National Health Service (Constitution of Health Boards) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/217)

the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (Commencement No.3) Partial Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/227)

the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.1) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/248)

the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (Commencement No.4) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/267)

the National Health Service (Functions of the Common Services Agency) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/306).

2. Draft codes: The Committee will consider the following—

Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs, (SE 2003/173).

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

the Housing Grants (Assessment of Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (draft)

the Housing Grants (Minimum Percentage Grant) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (draft)

the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Amendment Order 2003, (draft)

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

the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 2003, (draft)

the Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (draft).

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

the National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/310)

the Condensed Milk and Dried Milk (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/311)

the Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/312)

the Improvement and Repairs Grant (Prescribed Valuation Band) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/314).

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

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/315).

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

the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.1) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/316).

7. Committee projects: The Committee will consider a note from the Clerk.

8. Approval of committee reports: The Committee will consider the delegation to the Convener of the final approval of Committee reports.

Finance Committee

24 June 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Budget Adviser: The Committee will consider possible candidates for the post of Budget Adviser.

3. Work programme: The Committee will consider its future work programme.

4. Cross-cutting review: The Committee will consider the publication of the previous Finance Committee’s draft report on Children in Poverty.

Justice 1 Committee

24 June 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

the Police (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/220).

the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2003 (SSI 2003/246).

the Criminal Legal Aid (Youth Courts) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/249).

2. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will consider its approach to the budget process 2004-2005.

3. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Procedures Committee

24 June 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. First Minister's Question Time: The Committee will consider a note by the Clerk and written evidence received.

2. Meeting in private: The Committee will decide whether its next meeting, at which it will consider a draft report on First Minister's Question Time, should be held in private.

3. Work programme: The Committee will consider a note by the Clerk setting out options for future inquiries.

 

European and External Relations Committee

24 June 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Declaration of interests: The new Members of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Food Supplements and Traditional Herbal Medicines (A Report into Petition 584 by Mr Douglas Robison): The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive to its predecessor Committee’s 3rd Report 2003.

3. Proposals for responding to the UK Government's consultation on, "A Modern Regional Policy for the United Kingdom" (European structural funds post 2006): The Committee will consider the responses to its predecessor Committee’s call for views on the UK Government’s consultation and discuss options.

4. Europe's Employment Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility: an Inquiry into the Scottish Model: The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive to its predecessor Committee’s 2nd report 2003.

5. Draft proposals for the Committee's Forward Work Programme: The Committee will consider a draft of a proposed Forward Work Programme to June 2004.

6. Convener's report: The Convener will update the Committee on the—

Draft EU Constitutional Treaty and its implications for Scotland. The Committee will consider proposals for engaging the people of Scotland on the ongoing debate on draft Constitutional Treaty.

The Electoral Commission’s consultation paper on the, "Distribution between electoral regions of UK MEPs". The Committee will consider the consultation paper and its implications for Scotland.

Proposals for a Committee Away-Day and visit to the EU institutions.

Monthly report from the Clerk/Chief Executive and the Parliament’s External Liaison Unit on inward/outward visits to the Scottish Parliament.

7. Sift of EC/EU documents and draft legislation: The Committee will consider the latest list of EC/EU documents and draft legislative proposals received for this meeting.

Justice 2 Committee

24 June 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 3.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Bill.

2. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will consider its approach to the budget process 2004/5.

3. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Standards Committee

25 June 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Complaint against Kenny MacAskill MSP and Tricia Marwick MSP: The Committee will hear any representations by the Members concerned on a report of the acting Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

3. Complaint against Kenny MacAskill MSP and Tricia Marwick MSP: The Committee will resume consideration of the report of the acting Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

4. Complaint against Kenny MacAskill MSP and Tricia Marwick MSP: The Committee will announce its decision in accordance with paragraph 10.2.33 of the Code of Conduct

to agree with the Standards Commissioner’s findings in fact and conclusion;

to refer the complaint back to the Standards Commissioner for further investigation or clarification; or

to conduct its own investigation into the complaint.

Health Committee

25 June 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Food Supplements (Scotland) Regulations 2003: The Committee will take evidence from—

John McKee, petitioner on PE 584 on Food Supplements and Herbal Medicines.

Tom McCabe MSP, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care.

2. Subordinate legislation: Shona Robison to move S2M-118—

that the Health Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Food Supplements (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/278).

3. Hepatitis C: The Committee will consider a response from the Minister for Health and Community Care.

Environment and Rural Development Committee

25 June 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

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

1. Declaration of interests: Members who have yet to declare any relevant interests will be invited to do so.

2. Work programme: The Committee will consider its future work programme.

3. Scottish Agricultural College: The Committee will take evidence from—

Steve Tweed, Prospect Scotland

Dr Mark Hocart, Scottish Agricultural College (Edinburgh)

Charlotte Gilfillan, Student Representative

Peter Chapman, Save Craibstone Campaign

Brian Pack, The ANM Group

Cllr Andy Hill, South Ayrshire Council

William Campbell

John Allan, Midlothian Council

Professor Bill McKelvey, Scottish Agricultural College

Alasdair Laing, Scottish Agricultural College

Douglas Wynn, Deloitte & Touche.

Public Petitions Committee

25 June 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in the Hub (Dunard Library), Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Declaration of interests: Members who have yet to declare any relevant interests will be invited to do so.

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

PE617: Proposal for a system of independent appeals against High Court decisions of the Crown. James Crossan will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE620: Grant awarding practices of Historic Scotland. Robert McWilliam (Kirk Session and congregation of Riccarton Parish Church) will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE628: Display and storage of Scotland’s archives in local areas. Christine Grahame MSP will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE624: Proposal for new legislation to protect women landowners. Ann Mallaby (Women’s Land Reform Group) will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE647: Falkirk Football Club. Stephen Bird (Falkirk Supporters’ Society) will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE616: Health and safety hazards caused by seagulls.

PE618: Proposal to create a single equality body for Scotland.

PE623: Proposal to abolish prescription charges related to the treatment of asthma.

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

PE445: Skye Bridge. Robbie the Pict will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE482: Compulsory blood testing of criminal suspects.

PE523: Early years education and childcare.

PE610: Rights of audience in Scottish Courts.

PE619: The legality of military action against Iraq.

The Committee will also be invited to agree a recommendation to refer a range of petitions previously considered in Session 1 to the relevant successor Committees.

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

5. Convener's report.

Education Committee

25 June 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Declaration of interests: Members of the Committee who have yet to declare any relevant interests will be invited to do so.

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

the St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/280)

the Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/281).

3. Timetable: The Committee will consider its timetable for future meetings.

 

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