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BUSINESS BULLETIN 60 / 2000

Friday 31 March 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

4 April 2000

14th Meeting, 2000

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

1. Legal Aid: Joint debate (up to 90 minutes) on the following motions—

S1M-668: The Deputy Minister for Justice (Angus MacKay) to move, that the Committee, in consideration of The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, recommends that the Regulations be approved;

S1M-667: The Deputy Minister for Justice (Angus MacKay) to move, that the Committee, in consideration of The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, recommends that the Regulations be approved;

S1M-666: The Deputy Minister for Justice (Angus MacKay) to move, that the Committee, in consideration of The Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of represention) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, recommends that the Regulations be approved.

2. Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2000: The Committee will resume consideration of the instrument.

3. Budget 2001-02: The Committee will consider the Executive’s expenditure proposals.

4. Domestic Violence: The Reporter will report on her meeting with the Minister for Justice.

5. Remand Prisoners: The Committee will consider Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland report.

6. Proposed Bill on intrusive surveillance etc: The Committee will consider possible witnesses for Stage 1 consideration.

7. Carbeth Hutters Report (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on petition PE14 by the Carbeth Hutters’ Association.

 

Finance Committee

4 April 2000

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

1. Reporter on Scottish Parliament Building Project: The Reporter will update the Committee on the Holyrood Project.

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument: The Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2000.

3. 2001/02 Scottish Budget: The Committee will consider equality issues and the Scottish Budget.

4. Financial Provisions in Bills: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

5. Research Budget: An official from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre will brief the Committee on the external research budget for committees.

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

4 April 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill

2. Executive Responses: The Committee will consider responses from the Executive to points raised on the following instruments—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) Partial Revocation (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/75)

The Valuation Timetable (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000, (SSI 2000/76)

The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/79)

3. Reports Subject to Affirmative Resolution: The Committee will consider the following reports—

Special Grant Report No.4 – Special Grant Report on Grant In Aid of Expenditure on Rural Public Passenger Transport for 2000-01: Report by the Scottish Ministers, (SE/2000/17)

Special Grant Report No.5 – Special Grant Report on Grant In Aid of Expenditure on South Fife to Edinburgh Rail Services for 2000-01: Report by Scottish Ministers, (SE/2000/34)

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

The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulation 2000, (SSI 2000/92)

The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Butchers’ Shops) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/93)

5. Instruments not Subject to Parliamentary Control: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The Registered Establishments (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/67)

 

 

Audit Committee

4 April 2000

6th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Future Work Programme (in Private): The Committee will consider its future work programme and related issues.

2. Preparation for Evidence Taking Session (in Private): The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning in preparation for the 3.

Not before 3pm

3. Scottish Enterprise: The Committee will take evidence from-

Robert Crawford, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise

Evelyn McCann, Director of Learning and Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise

Eddie Frizzell CB, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Executive Department of Enterprise and Lifelong Learning

Patricia Russell, Transition to Work Division, Scottish Executive Department of Enterprise and Lifelong Learning.

 

European Committee

4 April 2000

7th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Draft Objective 2 Plans: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Jack McConnell MSP, Minister for Finance, Scottish Executive

Colin Imrie, Development Department, Scottish Executive

2. European Union Funds for Education, Training and Youth (SOCRATES, LEONARDO and YOUTH Programmes) - report back on the informal European Council of Ministers meeting in Lisbon: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Nicol Stephen MSP, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, Scottish Executive

3. Mainstreaming Environmental Issues into Government Policy in Scotland - a Contribution to the debate on the European Commission's 6th Environmental Action Programme: The Committee will discuss the draft report prepared by Dr Sylvia Jackson MSP, Committee Reporter

4. Petition: The Committee will consider Petition PE 97 by Mr Thomas Gray calling for the Scottish Parliament, by whatever means available to it, to limit agricultural support to one farm per farmer, resident and working thereon, and, to have all future EU support to the farming industry similarly applied forthwith.

5. Convener's Report: The Convener will report to the Committee on-

Visit by the European Committee to the European Institutuins (27 – 29 March)

6. Scrutiny of European Documents: The Committee will consider-

Documents received since 15 March 2000

 

Local Government Committee

4 April 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to hold Agenda item 5 in private.

2. Draft Covenant between the Scottish Parliament and Local Government: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Covenant from—

COSLA

Professor Alan Alexander

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative statutory instruments—

The Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/39)

The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland (Expenses) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/48)

The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland (Designation) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/51)

The Non-Domestic Rating (Unoccupied Property) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/55)

The Valuation for Rating (Decapitalisation Rate) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/56)

The Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/57)

The Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/58)

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment Funds) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/74)

4. Draft Report at Stage 1 of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report at Stage 1 of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill.

5. Budget process 2001/02: The Committee will consider further proposals for scrutiny of the 2001/02 Budget process.

 

Rural Affairs Committee

4 April 2000

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from Mike Watson MSP.

2. Future Business: The Committee will consider timetabling of stage 1 investigations on the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill and the National Parks Bill.

3. Committee Business in the Chamber: The Committee will consider the terms of a draft motion on Committee business for debate in the Parliament.

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument:

The Crab Claws (Prohibition of Landing) (Scotland) Order (SSI 2000/81).

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

4 April 2000

7th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

1. National Parks (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for the Minister for Transport and the Environment on the National Parks (Scotland) Bill, and it will also consider its approach to taking evidence on the Bill.

 

Not before 2.45 pm

2. National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Transport and the Environment on the National Parks (Scotland) Bill.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

4. Petition: The Committee will consider public petition PE113 by the Campaign for Borders Rail calling for the Scottish Parliament to consider ways of re-instating a railway into and through the Borders, by way of a debate in the Parliament and by consideration by its committees.

5. Budget Process (in private): The Committee will consider this year’s Scottish Executive Departmental Report, and it will also consider its approach to taking evidence on the Scottish Executive Budget for 2001-02.

6. National Parks (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will agree its approach to taking evidence on the National Parks (Scotland) Bill.

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

5 April 2000

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Budget Process: The Committee will consider its input to the scrutiny of the Scottish Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department’s budget process for 2001-2002. The Committee will take evidence from the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department.

2. Local Economic Development Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from Scottish Enterprise—

Sir Ian Wood, Chairman

Mr Robert Crawford, Chief Executive

Ms Evelyn McCann, Director of Skills Development

Mr Alan Sim, Managing Director of Local Enterprise Companies Operations

3. Local Economic Development Inquiry - Final Report (in private): The Committee will consider a draft of its Final Report.

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

5 April 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

1. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (day1).

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

3. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—

PE 114 by Julia Clarke on after-school care clubs.

PE 122 by St. Mary’s Episcopal Primary School – Request for the school to be given grant-aided status.

4. School Infrastructure Inquiry: The Committee will consider proposals for the appointment of an adviser to the Committee for this inquiry.

  
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