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BUSINESS BULLETIN 58 / 2000

Wednesday 29 March 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

 

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

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Consideration of questions (in private): The committee will consider questions for Wendy Alexander, Minister for Communities

2. Housing stock transfer: The committee will take evidence from Wendy Alexander, Minister for Communities

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

1. Meeting in private: The Committee will consider whether to consider a draft report on petition PE14 by the Carbeth Hutters’ Association in private at its next meeting.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

The Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/73)

The Charities (Exemption from Accounting Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations (SSI 2000/49).

3. Legal Aid SSIs: The Convener to move (S1M-682), that the Committee holds a single debate on motions S1M-668, S1M-667 and S1M-666 (motions to approve the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000; the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 and the Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000); and that the debate shall last no more than 90 minutes.

4. Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

5. Petition: The Committee will consider PE89 by Mrs Eileen McBride on information to be included on Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates.

6. Stalking and Harassment: The Committee will be invited to consider appointing a Reporter to consider the issues raised in the Scottish Executive consultation paper.

 

Health and Community Care Committee

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will hear evidence from—

Margaret Wells, Alexis Jay and Billy Gorman, Association of Directors of Social Work

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following draft affirmative instrument—

Special Grant No 3 – Special Grant Report on Grant in Aid of Expenditure on Rail Services in the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Area

2. Budget Process: The Committee will consider a briefing paper on the procedure for considering the Scottish Executive Budget for 2001-02.

3. European Document: The Committee will consider—

European Document IP/00/107. EU launches European Car Free Day 2000.

4. Concessionary Travel Inquiry: The Committee will consider a possible terms of reference for its inquiry into concessionary travel.

5. Petitions: The Committee will consider—

PE51 from Friends of the Earth Scotland calling for the Scottish Parliament to (a) exercise its powers to ensure that it will not permit the release of GM crops in to the environment by way of trials or commercial planting; and (b) establish a mechanism in Scotland which will address the concerns regarding the impact of such releases on the environment and human health.

PE60 by the Scottish Green Party calling for the Scottish Parliament to hold a debate on Genetically modified crops and food.

PE91 by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to restore Scottish Water Authorities to local authority control.

PE108 by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to introduce laws to protect school children using public transport during school activities.

PE112 by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to study the report of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament regarding Government proposals to sell off Britains Air Traffic Control system.

6. Invitations: The Committee will consider recent invitations received.

7. Future Work Programme (in private): The Committee will consider its future work programme.

 

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection - Reverend Dr Kevin Franz, Action of Churches Together in Scotland

followed by Business Motion –

S1M-714 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Adults With Incapacity Bill be allotted as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins)—

Section 1 – up to 1 hour 30 minutes

Section 47 – up to 2 hours 30 minutes

Section 48 A – up to 3 hours 15 minutes

Remainder of the Bill – up to 4 hours

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 4 hours 30 minutes.

S1M-715 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Meeting of the Parliament—That the Parliament agrees that

(a) the meeting of the Parliament on 29 March 2000 shall continue until 19.00 as permitted under Rule 2.2.4 of the standing orders; and,

(b) the meeting of the Parliament on 29 March 2000 may continue beyond 19.00 in order to consider Members’ Business as permitted under Rules 2.25 and 2.2.6(c) of the standing orders; and

(c) Decision Time on 29 March 2000 shall begin at 19.00.

followed by Stage 3 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill—

S1M-693 Angus MacKay: Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill is passed.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-712 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000—That the Parliament agrees that the Draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 be approved.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of –

S1M-650 George Lyon: National Park Status for Argyll Forest Park—That the Parliament supports the inclusion of Argyll Forest Park within the boundaries of the first new National Park in Scotland (Loch Lomond and Trossachs); notes the real benefits that will flow to the Cowal economy from increased tourism and leisure and, most importantly, recognises the huge impact the National Park would have in rebranding the Cowal peninsula for the 21st century.

  
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