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BUSINESS BULLETIN 142 / 2000

Friday 22 September 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Equal Opportunities Committee

26 September 2000

19th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Convener will move that item 2 be taken in private

2. Travelling People and Public Sector Policies Inquiry: The Committee will consider the appointment of an adviser

3. Single-sex schools: The Committee will consider the issue of single-sex schools, with reference to Notre Dame High School

4. Legislation: The Committee will consider how it wishes to scrutinise legislation with reference to guidelines on Equal Opportunities proofing

5. Consultations: The Committee will consider its views on 'Better Homes for Scotland's Communities: The Executive's proposals for the Housing Bill'

6. IDEAL Training: The Committee will consider recent correspondence and information received from IDEAL Training

7. Reporters: The Committee will hear updates from those reporters who have progress to update the Committee on since the last meeting.

Standards Committee

26 September 2000

14th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Lobbying: The Committee will consider an issues paper.

2. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider a paper detailing Cross-Party Groups which have been approved by the Committee and those which have been referred back to their conveners for further clarification .The Committee will also consider applications for approval from Cross-Party Groups in the Scottish Parliament on:

CND

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

3. Standards Adviser: The Committee will consider a paper setting details of the working arrangements to be adopted in implementing the temporary Adviser's role and remit.

4. Register of Staff Interests: The Committee will consider a draft motion for debate at a meeting of the Parliament.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

26 September 2000

27th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

The Food Irradiation Provisions (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/309)

Act of Sederunt (Evidence of Judgements etc.) (Human Rights Act 1998) 2000, (SSI 2000/314)

2. Draft Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instrument-

The Train Operating Companies (Rateable Values) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

3. Instruments not laid before the Parliament:

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment No.2) (Human Rights Act 1998) 2000, (SSI 2000/315)

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No.6) (Human Rights Act 1998) 2000, (SSI 2000/316)

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No.5) (Public Interest Intervention in Judicial Review) 2000, (SSI 2000/317)

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No.4) (Applications under s.1 of the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972) 2000, (SSI 2000/319)

The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 (Commencement No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/322)

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

26 September 2000

21st Meeting, 2000

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

1. Inquiry into Governance of Scottish Qualifications Authority: The Committee will take evidence from members of the SQA board.

2. Inquiry into Governance of Scottish Qualifications Authority: The Committee will take evidence from Ron Tuck, former chief executive of the SQA.:

3. Inquiry into Governance of Scottish Qualifications Authority: The Committee will take evidence from Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department officials, particularly concerning liaison meetings between the Department and the SQA:

 

Local Government Committee

26 September 2000

26th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Inquiry into local government finance (in private): The Committee will consider proposals for detailed terms of reference

Public Petitions Committee

26 September 2000

14th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

3. Convener's Report

Rural Affairs Committee

26 September 2000

26th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in The Hub

1. Stage 2 of the Budget 2001/2002: The Committee will consider an Executive response to its report on the first stage, and a SPICe note on spending proposals

2. Proposed Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider further details of the Executive's consultations and a proposed programme for a stage 1 inquiry.

3. Petitions: The Committee will consider PE63: on increased resources for agri-environment schemes, and PE96: on sea cage fish farming.

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following instruments under the negative procedure-

The Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (Scotland) Order 2000 SSI 2000/226

The Farm Woodland Premium Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/290)

The Beet Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/246)

The Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/247)

The Cereal Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/248)

The Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/249)

The Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/250)

  
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