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BUSINESS BULLETIN 4 / 2000

Wednesday 12 January 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

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

 

Standards Committee

1st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener.

2. Draft Code of Conduct for Members: The Committee will consider the draft Code of Conduct for Members in its entirety, and a covering draft Report.

 

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

1st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Tourism Review (in private): The Committee will consider The Scottish Executive’s report on a new strategy for Scottish tourism, formulate its views on the basis of the evidence received, and consider a response to the Minister responsible.

The Committee will take evidence from Mr Alasdair Morrison MSP, Deputy Minister, The Scottish Executive; and The Scottish Tourist Board.

 

 

Health and Community Care Committee

1st Meeting, 2000

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

1. Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener

2. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will discuss consideration of Stage 2 of the Bill

3. Letter from Scottish Executive - Health Board Allocations: The Committee will consider letter from the Scottish Executive Health Department outlining Health Board allocations for 2000-2001 and offering a briefing session on health financial allocations

4. Future Business: The Committee will consider future business

 

 

Local Government Committee

1st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in The Hub

1. Representation of the People Bill: The Committee will consider the Memorandum from the Minister for Communities. (LG/00/1/1)

2. Choice of deputy Convener: The Committee will chose a deputy Convener.

3. Proposals for further visits to Councils: The Committee will consider report LG/00/1/2 by the Convener.

4. Reports from visits to Councils: The Committee will consider reports from visits to—

Highland Council: LG/00/1/3– Reporter, Donald Gorrie

East Renfrewshire: LG/00/1/4 – Reporter, Trish Godman

Aberdeen City Council: LG/00/1/5 – Reporter, Sylvia Jackson

5. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Glasgow City Council (Protective Services)

Braendam Link

 

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

1st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Election of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener.

2. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1, on the general principles of the bill, from—

Paul Gray, Group Director, and other officials, Department of Social Security.

Susan McPhee and Loretta Gaffney, Citizens Advice Scotland.

3. Social inclusion work programme: The Committee will consider a report from Robert Brown MSP on proposed work in the area of social inclusion.

4. Update on Housing Stock Transfer: The Committee will review its consideration of the Executive’s housing stock transfer policy.

5. Future business: The Committee will consider its programme of future business.

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Bishop Idris Jones, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway

followed by Ministerial Statement on Influenza and NHS Winter Planning

followed by Ministerial Statement on Hampden

followed by Executive Debate—

S1M-406 Mr Sam Galbraith: Children and Young People Looked After by Local Authorities—That the Parliament endorses the important action being taken to improve the quality of care and support for every child and young person looked after by local authorities; supports strengthening key services for those young people through extra resources to develop more integrated approaches to their needs, new performance measures to highlight actual outcomes for each child, especially those leaving care, and research to evaluate how well those looked after at home are supported, and recognises the importance of ensuring that each and every child or young person looked after by local authorities can share fully in the benefits of education, health and social justice programmes.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-406.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Children and Young People looked after by Local Authorities—As an amendment to motion (S1M-406) in the name of Mr Sam Galbraith, leave out from "the importance of" to end and insert: "that much work still requires to be done through a co-ordinated national strategy to ensure that every child or young person looked after by local authorities can share fully in the benefits of education, health and social justice programmes; however expresses its concern at proposals to remove care leavers from the benefits system and calls upon the Executive to delay any such moves pending the results of its recently commissioned research into the effectiveness of current provision."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

S1M-233 Mr Murray Tosh: Lothian and Borders Sheriff Court Review—That the Parliament expresses its concern about the proposed rationalisation of Sheriff Court Services in Lothian and the Borders, and calls upon the Scottish Executive, when it draws up its proposals for action on the Sheriff Principal’s recommendations, to take into account the financial and operational impact of the proposed changes on the police, district court and social work services in the Borders, as well as the cost and inconvenience of the proposed changes to the public, local press and legal practices in the Borders.

 
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