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Contents
A : Daily Business List
B : Business Programme
C : Agendas of Committee Meetings
D : Oral Questions selected
E : Written questions lodged
F : Motions and Amendments
G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
H : New Documents
I : Petitions lodged
J : Parliamentary Bureau: Note of Decisions
K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 129 / 2003

Tuesday 30th September 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Audit Committee

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider lines of questioning for the witnesses at agenda item 5.

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to hold agenda items 6, 7, 8 and 9 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).

4. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme for the period October to December 2003.

5. Inquiry into AGS Report on GP Prescribing: The Committee will take evidence from –

Mr Trevor Jones, Head of Department and Chief Executive, NHS Scotland; Mr Bill Scott, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer; Dr Hamish Wilson, Head of Primary Care Division, Scottish Executive Health Department.

6. GP Prescribing: The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 5.

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

8. Moving to Mainstream: The Committee will consider arrangements for its forthcoming inquiry into the scrutiny of financial consequences of proposed legislation, following publication of the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Moving to Mainstream – The inclusion of pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools’ (AGS/2003/4).

9. Scottish Further Education Funding Council: The Committee will consider arrangements for its forthcoming inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Scottish Further Education Funding Council – Performance management of the further education sector in Scotland’ (AGS/2003/7).

Finance Committee

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Financial Memorandum of the bill from-

John Mullin, Chairman, and Neil Campbell, Chief Executive, NHS Argyll and Clyde.

John Wright, Director, Scottish Association of Health Councils.

Alan McKeown, Team Leader, Health and Social Care, and Alexis Jay, Director of Social Work and Housing Services, West Dunbartonshire Council, COSLA.

2. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will take evidence on End Year Flexibility from-

Andy Kerr, MSP, Minister for Finance and Public Services.

Richard Dennis and Richard Wilkins, Finance and Central Services Department, Scottish Executive.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

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

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

the Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/428)

the National Health Service (Optional Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/431)

the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/432)

the Classical Swine Fever (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/426)

the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.1) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/427).

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

the National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/443)

the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/445)

the Compulsory Purchase of Land (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/446)

the Lands Tribunal for Scotland (Relevant Certificate) (Fees) Rules 2003, (SSI 2003/451)

the Lands Tribunal for Scotland Rules 2003, (SSI 2003/452)

the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/453).

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

the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.2) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/439)

the Fife National Health Service Trusts (Dissolution) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/448)

the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.1) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/454)

the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Commencement No.1) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/455)

the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Commencement No.2) (Appointed Day) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/456).

Health Committee

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

2. Subordinate legislation: Malcolm Chisholm MSP (Minister for Health and Community Care) to move motion S2M-324—

that the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/409) be approved.

And motion S2M-325—

that the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.10) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/410) be approved.

And motion S2M-409—

that the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/429) be approved.

3. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will take evidence from—

Malcolm Chisholm MSP, Minister for Health and Community Care

Trevor Jones, Head of Health Department, Scottish Executive and Chief Executive, NHS in Scotland

Dr Peter Collings, Director of Performance Management and Finance, Health Department, Scottish Executive.

4. Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 Report.

Justice 2 Committee

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: Hugh Henry MSP (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move the following motion—

S2M-00412 Hugh Henry: The Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003—That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003 be approved.

3. Criminal Justice Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Criminal Justice Bill currently before the UK Parliament from—

Hugh Henry, the Deputy Minister for Justice.

4. Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take oral evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Hugh Henry, Deputy Minister for Justice, Barbara Brown, Head of Civil Justice & Evidence Policy Branch and Lesley Napier, Vulnerable Witnesses Bill Team Leader.

5. Petition PE578: The Committee will consider PE578 from Donald MacKinnon on Public Bodies (Complainers’ Rights).

6. Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will review the evidence received and consider its approach to its Stage 1 report.

Local Government and Transport Committee

5th Meeting, 2003

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 items 5 and 6 in private.

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

The Disposal of Records (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (Draft).

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

PE420, PE567, PE569 and PE642. The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk on four petitions on the provision of bus services on unprofitable routes: PE 420 by Sam Campbell, PE 567 by Rab Amos, PE 569 by William Johnstone Cox and PE 642 by Christine Grahame MSP.

PE568. The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk on PE 568 by Alan Rees on the provision of accessible taxi transport.

PE629. The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk on PE 629 by Norman Banski on the re-opening of local railway stations across Scotland.

4. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will take evidence from—

Iain Doig, Director, CIPFA Scotland

David Dorward, Past Chair, CIPFA Scotland

5. Strategic Railway Authority and Scottish Road Maintenance Condition Survey: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk on proposals to take evidence on issues surrounding the Strategic Rail Authority’s proposals for rail maintenance and the Scottish Road Maintenance Condition Survey.

6. Prostitution Tolerance Zones: The Committee will consider proposals for consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.

 

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