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BUSINESS BULLETIN 26 / 2000

Friday 11 February 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

   

Equal Opportunities Committee

15 February 2000

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Achievement Bute: The committee will hear evidence from Achievement Bute.

2. City of Edinburgh Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Community Safety Forum: The committee will hear evidence from the LGBT Forum.

3. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill: The committee will consider the evidence it has taken.

4. The Census (Scotland) Order 2000: The committee will discuss its position on the Census (Scotland) Order 2000.

5. Forward work programme: The committee will consider its forward work programme.

6. Reporters' reports: The Committee will hear progress reports from—

Johann Lamont, Gender issues

Michael McMahon, Race issues

Nora Radcliffe, Sexual orientation issues.

7. Reporter on disability issues: The committee will consider the appointment of a new reporter on disability issues.

 

Procedures Committee

15 February 2000

3rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Letters from the Presiding Officer, Mr John Swinney MSP, Convener of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee and Mr George Lyon MSP: Conveners as spokespersons.

2. Conveners' Liaison Group: Consideration of issues paper.

3. Remit of the Procedures Committee: Consideration to extend remit.

4. The involvement of non-MSPs in work of Committees: Referral from the Conveners’ Liaison Group.

5. Executive announcements: Consideration of issues paper.

6. Current Work Update: Parliamentary Questions and Subordinate Legislation.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

15 February 2000

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Legislation: The Committee will consider the response from the Executive to points raised on the following Bill—

Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill

2. Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following draft affirmative instruments—

The Electricity Lands (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Electricity Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Electricity Generators (Aluminium) (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The BG Transco plc (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Railtrack plc (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Train Operating Companies (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

3. Negative Instruments : The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Practice) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/23)

4. Instruments not Subject to Parliamentary Control: The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) Partial Revocation (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/24)

 

Local Government Committee

15 February 2000

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider paper LG/00/6/1 outlining proposals for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill.

2. Petition PE 26: Bridge of Allan Interests Association: The Committee will consider a response from COSLA outlining its views on Petition PE 26: Bridge of Allan Interests Association.

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

Scottish Borders Council: LG/00/6/3 - Reporter, Kenneth Gibson

Dumfries and Galloway Council: LG/00/6/4 – Reporter, Colin Campbell

4. Draft Committee report on the McIntosh Report: The Committee will consider the draft Committee report LG/00/R/3 on the McIntosh Report.

 

Public Petitions Committee

15 February 2000

3rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. PE48 Glasgow North Action Group: The Committee will discuss Greater Glasgow Health Board’s handling of the Convener’s request that it postpone its decision on the siting of a Secure Care Centre at Stobhill General Hospital until the PPC had considered this petition. The Committee will take evidence from the following witnesses:

Professor David Hamblen – Chairman, Greater Glasgow Health Board

Chris Spry – Chief Executive, Greater Glasgow Health Board

2. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

3. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

4. Convener's Report

 

Rural Affairs Committee

15 February 2000

3rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate Legislation (Negative Procedure): The Committee will consider the following Instruments:–

a) The Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, SSI 2000/8

b) The Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000, SSI 2000/15

c) The Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, SSI 2000/16

d) The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Satellite Monitoring Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000, SSI 2000/20

along with explanatory memoranda thereon by the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.

2. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions:

a) PE 8 – Petition from the Scottish Homing Union

b) PE 51 – Petition from the Friends of the Earth

c) PE 60 - Petition from the Scottish Green Party

d) PE 69 – Petition from James McPherson

along with Notes from the Clerk.

3. Petrol Price Enquiry: The Committee will hear a report back from Reporters who attended a meeting of the Enterprise and Life-Long Learning Committee on this issue.

4. Countryside Premium Scheme: The Committee will hear concerns from Alex Fergusson, MSP regarding this scheme.

5. National Parks: The Committee will consider a research note from SPICe.

6. Future Business: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

   

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