Meetings of Committees
All meetings take place in Committee Chambers, Edinburgh unless
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
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
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
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 MotionThat 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
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 ParliamentThat 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)
S1M-693 Angus MacKay: Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) BillThat
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 2000That 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 ParkThat
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.