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Business Bulletin No. 183/2001

Tuesday 11 December 2001

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

12 December 2001

30th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in Private: The Committee will discuss whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2. Declaration of Interests: The Convener will invite new members to declare any interests.

3. Lifelong Learning Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from

Universities Association for Continuing Education

Scottish Higher Education Funding Council

Scottish Further Education Funding Council

Scottish University for Industry.

4. Lifelong Learning Inquiry: The Committee will discuss the contents of a draft interim report.

5. Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Work Programme 2002: The Committee will discuss its work programme.

 

Health and Community Care Committee

12 December 2001

31st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am 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. Time limit on debate: The Committee will be asked to consider whether they wish to debate the emergency affirmative SSI and if so, to agree to limit debate to 15 minutes.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following emergency affirmative instrument—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 14) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/451).

4. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2): The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

5. External Research: The Committee will consider a paper on commissioning external research.

6. Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman Bill (Stage 1): The Committee will consider a draft report.

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

12 December 2001

31st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

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

2. Convener: The Committee will choose a Convener.

3. Lines of Questioning (in private): The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning for witnesses on its aquaculture inquiry.

4. Aquaculture Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence as part of its inquiry into aquaculture from—

Dr Kenneth Black, SAMS Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory

Professor Randolph Richards, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

Dr Dick Shelton

Allan Wilson MSP, Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development.

5. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider the following Public Petitions—

Petition PE59 by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to take certain steps to improve passenger safety on public transport in Scotland.

Petition PE187 by the Scottish Gamekeepers Association calling for the Scottish Parliament to allow limited licensed culling of raptors under the terms of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act in areas where local populations have increased beyond normal levels.

Petition PE225 by Mr William Ackland calling for the Scottish Parliament to take steps, including legislation if necessary, to protect the human rights of residents of homes adjacent to quarrying from vibration, noise and environmental threats.

Petition PE346 by Mr Lawrence Fitzpatrick on behalf of Scotland Opposing Opencast, calling for the Scottish Parliament to take various steps to protect local communities and the environment from the adverse effects of opencast coal mining in Scotland.

Petition PE369 by Mr Brian J Rostron, on behalf of Confederation of UK Coal Producers, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to take certain steps in relation to opencast coal development.

 

Justice 2 Committee

12 December 2001

35th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

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

3. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

4. Young offenders: Members will report back on a visit to Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institution Polmont.

5. Petition PE336 (Frank Maguire on behalf of Clydeside Action on Asbestos): The Committee will consider whether to appoint a reporter to replace Mary Mulligan.

6. Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider what evidence to take on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1.

 

Social Justice Committee

12 December 2001

28th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2, 4 and 5 in private.

2. Questions for witnesses: The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for witnesses in relation to the Social Justice Annual Report.

3. Questions for witnesses in private (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for witnesses in relation to the Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector.

4. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000: The Committee will consider its draft interim report.

5. Work Plan: The Committee will consider its work plan.

6. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001 (Prescribed Notice) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/419).

7. Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector: The Committee will take evidence from—

Margaret Curran, MSP, Deputy Minister for Social Justice.

8. Social Justice Annual Report: The Committee will take evidence from—

Margaret Curran, MSP, Deputy Minister for Social Justice.

 

 

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