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BUSINESS BULLETIN 35 / 2000

Friday 25 February 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Local Government Committee

28 February 2000

7th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Stirling Council Chambers

1. Non Domestic Rating Revaluation: The Committee will consider a draft framework report from the adviser.

2. Draft Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence to inform future consideration of the General Principles at Stage 1 of the Bill from—

Society of Local Authority Chief Executives

Glasgow City Council

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

29 February 2000

8th Meeting, 2000

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

1. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider Part 5 of the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 5).

 

Finance Committee

29 February 2000

5th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Inquiry into the Finance Functions of the Scottish Executive: The Committee will take evidence from-

David Nish, Finance Director, Scottish Power plc

Ian Springett, General Manager of Upstream Performance and Control, BP Amoco plc

Donald McGougan, Director of Finance, City of Edinburgh Council

Roddy McArthur, Director of Finance, Perth and Kinross Council

Dave Roberts, Head of Strategic Policy, Perth and Kinross Council

2. European Union Funding Arrangements: The Convener will report to the Committee on discussions he has had with Hugh Henry MSP, Bruce Crawford MSP and Andrew Wilson MSP.

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

29 February 2000

5th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item to be taken in private: The convener will move that item 6 be taken in private.

2. Disabled Persons Housing Service: The committee will hear evidence from the Disabled Persons Housing Service from—

Wladyslaw Mejka, Heather Chapple

3. Scottish Refugee Council: The committee will hear evidence from the Scottish Refugee Council from—

James Mackenzie, Sally Daghlian

4. Reporters' Reports: The committee will hear progress reports from—

Irene McGugan, Disability issues

Johann Lamont, Gender issues

Michael McMahon, Race issues

Nora Radcliffe, Sexual orientation issues.

5. Correspondence: The committee will consider recent correspondence received by the clerk and convener.

6. Draft Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill: The committee will consider proposals for oral evidence and lines of questioning.

 

Procedures Committee

29 February 2000

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Scots Language.

2. Letter from Mike Watson, Convener of the Finance Committee: Committee amendments to Bills.

3. Scottish Daily Newspaper Society: Voting arrangements – Report back on statistics.

4. Letter from Margaret Smith, Convener of the Health and Community Care Committee: Rule 9.10.2 : Notice of lodging amendments.

5. Videoconferencing: Update.

6. Press Access to Committee Papers: Update.

7. Current Major Work Update: Financial Procedures, Privilege and Sub-Judice.

8. Rule 12.3.1 - Setting of Committee Agendas: Referral from the Presiding Officer.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

29 February 2000

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Draft Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following draft instruments—

The Air Quality (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Forestry Commissioners) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

2. Negative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/28)

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/34)

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/33)

The Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/35)

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

Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) (Amendment) 2000, (SSI 2000/30)

 

Public Petitions Committee

29 February 2000

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

3. Convener's Report

Rural Affairs Committee

29 February 2000

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following submissions from the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland –
PE 24: Pesticides tax
Submission on Veterinary Medicine costs
PE 65: Road Haulage Tax
PE 68: Climate Change Levy
PE 61,62 and 67: Agri-money
PE 63: Agri-environment schemes
PE 64: The Pig Industry
PE 66: Over Thirty Months Scheme

2. Draft National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from Mr Ian Jardine and Mr Peter Rawcliffe of Scottish National Heritage and Mr Andrew Dickson and Ms Jane Hope of the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.

3. Executive Response to Report on ASP: The Committee will consider a further response from the Executive to the Committee Report on the Impact of Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning on the Fisheries Sector

  
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