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BUSINESS BULLETIN 8 / 2000 

Tuesday 18 January 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

   

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

19 January 2000

2nd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, the Mound

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1)

 

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

19 January 2000

1st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. Evidence from Sarah Boyack, Minister for Transport and the Environment: The committee will take evidence from the Transport and Environment Minister on the National Waste Strategy and current Executive priorities.

3. Scottish Statutory Instruments: The committee will consider the following Scottish Statutory Instruments—

SSI 1999/173: The Building Standards and Procedure Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (laid on 14 December 1999; subject to annulment until 9 February 2000)

SSI 1999/196: The Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh Trunk Road (A87) Extension (Skye Bridge Crossing) Toll Order (Variation) Order 1999 (laid on 24 December 1999; subject to annulment until 13 February 2000)

SSI 1999/3320: The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 1999 (laid on 22 December 1999; subject to annulment until 13 February 2000)

4. European Document 422: The committee will consider the European Commission recommendation on a classification system for solid radioactive waste.

5. Petitions: The committee will consider the following public petitions—

PE28 by the 999 Clear Roads Campaign calling for the introduction of a law requiring drivers to give way to the Emergency Services

PE33 by Stuart W Crawford calling for the clearance of litter and rubbish from roadsides and other public places

PE39 by Geroge B Anderson calling for the Scottish Parliament to debate Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 with a view to making the serving of fixed penalty fins in relation to litter offenders mandatory

6. Invitation: The committee will consider the invitation from Freightliner Scotland.

7. Committee work programme: the committee will discuss its future work programme.

 

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

19 January 2000

2nd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Consultation on the Improvement in Scottish Education Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the proposals for inspection of the education functions of local authorities from—

Roger Stewart (Corporate Manager, Education Services, West Lothian Council)

Eleanor Currie (Director of Education, East Renfrewshire Council)

Michael White (Director of Education and Recreation, Aberdeenshire Council)

Russell Dick (HMI)

2. Update on Committee Business: The Committee will be updated on business in its current work programme.

3. Children Issues: Future Work: The Committee will consider the proposals in the Children (Leaving Care) Bill on exclusion from benefits and the proposal from the Minister for Children and Education that the Committee consider the case for a Children’s Commissioner.

 

 

Health and Community Care Committee

19 January 2000

2nd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will discuss consideration of Part 5 of the Bill

2. Reporters: The Committee will consider reports from the Reporters on Tobacco, Poverty and Access

 

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

19 January 2000

2nd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: The committee will discuss the general principles of the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill.

2. Refocus of the Drugs inquiry: The committee will further consider the inquiry into drugs and communities.

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. Petitions: The committee will consider the following public petitions—

PE38 by the Glen Oaks Tenant and Resident Association calling for the Scottish Parliament to request that Scottish Homes takes a number of steps in relation to the organisation and improvement of tenants’ and residents’ organisations

PE41 by the Glasgow Campaign against the Housing Stock Transfer calling for the Scottish Parliament to declare a moratorium on stock transfer in Glasgow until the Housing, Social Inclusion and Voluntary Sector Committee has examined all aspects of Public Sector Housing in Scotland.

5. Housing Stock Transfer (in private): The committee will consider the evidence already taken on Housing Stock Transfer and discuss areas of further investigation.

   

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