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BUSINESS BULLETIN 69 / 2000

Wednesday 26 April 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

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

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 8.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will discuss how it intends to consider the draft affirmative instruments at item 2.

Not before 9.00 am

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following draft affirmative instruments—

Special Grant Report No 4 – Special Grant Report on Grant in Aid of Expenditure on Rural Public Passenger Transport for 2000-2001 (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 2000-2001 (SE/2000/34)

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

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2000 (SI 2000/745)

4. National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for witnesses on the National Parks (Scotland) Bill.

Not before 10 am

5. National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 on the general principles of the National Parks (Scotland) Bill from—

Scottish Natural Heritage

CoSLA

Scottish Society of Directors of Planning

Royal Town Planning Institute (Scotland)

 

Health and Community Care Committee

10th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Budget 2001-02: The Committee will hear evidence from—

Dr James Dunbar, Medical Director, Borders Primary Care NHS Trust

Dr Lesley Wilkie, Director of Public Health, Argyll and Clyde Health Board (on behalf of the Directors of Public Health)

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

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

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/80)

The Genetically Modified and Novel (Labelling) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/83)

3. Petition: The Committee will consider petition PE 80 by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to order a public enquiry into the NHS in Scotland to establish what facilities are needed and how long people are waiting for treatment.

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

15th Meeting, 2000

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

1. Budget 2001-02: The Committee will take evidence on the Executive’s expenditure proposals from—

Andrew Normand, Crown Agent, and Sandy Rosie, Principal Establishment and Finance Officer, Crown Office

Niall Campbell, Head of Civil and Criminal Law Group, Ian Allen, Head of Legal Aid Branch, Mark Batho, Assistant Director of Finance, Ruth Ritchie, Team Leader Finance (Justice Department), and David Stewart, Head of Judicial Appointments and Finance Division, Scottish Executive.

John Ewing, Chief Executive, Scottish Courts Service

Elizabeth May, Assistant Director, Finance and Administration, David McKenna, Assistant Director, Operations, Victim Support Scotland.

2. Judicial Appointments: The Committee will decide whether to appoint a Reporter to consider the issues raised in the Scottish Executive consultation paper.

3. Future Business: The Committee will consider its future work programme.

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

14th Meeting, 2000

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

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

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

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

The National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (Amendment of Section 23) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/78).

4. Sport 21 Review Group: The Committee will consider a request from sportscotland to nominate a representative to join the Sport 21 Review Group.

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Local Economic Development Inquiry - Final Report (in private): The Committee will consider the content of its Final Report.

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

15th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Item to be taken in private: Convener to move that item 5 be taken in private.

2. Petitions: The committee will consider the following public petitions –

Petition PE113 from the Campaign for Borders Rail calling for the Scottish Parliament to consider ways of reinstating a railway into and through the Borders, by way of a debate in the Parliament and by consideration by its committees.

Petition PE123 from the Scottish Warm Homes Campaign calling for the Scottish Parliament to identify, discuss and seek to implement measures which would eradicate fuel poverty as a matter of urgency.

Petition PE136 from Training Adults in the Community calling for the Scottish Parliament to persuade West Lothian Council to increase funding of the Training Adults in the Community (TAIC) to levels which would allow TAIC to continue to provide a service.

3. Drug misuse and deprived communities: The committee will take evidence from the Scottish Executive from –

David Belfall (Scottish Executive Development Department)

Nicola Munro (Scottish Executive Health Department)

4. Annual budget process: The committee will consider an update on the annual budget process

5. Drug misuse and deprived communities: The committee will consider a progress report and future work programme for the drug inquiry

 

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Mr Ian Baillie, Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Motion on the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order1999—

S1M-752 Alex Johnstone on behalf of the Rural Affairs Committee: Impact of the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order, 1999—That the Parliament notes the terms of the report by the Rural Affairs Committee The Impact of the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order, 1999 (SP paper 42), in particular its dissatisfaction and concern about the level of consultation carried out prior to the introduction of the boundaries order, that the introduction of a boundaries order appears not to have identified any inconsistency with the Civil Jurisdiction (Offshore Activities) Order 1987, and that the amount of fishing activity in the disputed area does not appear to have influenced the Order, and further notes the Committee’s recommendation that the Secretary of State for Scotland should either introduce a new, revised Order, or support a Bill calling for a revised boundary proposed in the House of Commons by Archy Kirkwood MP.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of –

S1M-632 Tavish Scott: Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme—That the Parliament notes that crofters and farmers in Shetland have heavily subscribed to the Environmentally Sensitive Areas scheme; notes that those producers who entered the scheme before July 1998 were subject to a different set of scheme regulations in relation to stock disposal than those who entered after that date; further notes that the Scottish Executive have already stated that they are not minded to recover double payments under agri-environmental measures, and therefore believes that crofters and farmers should not suffer financial disadvantage through no fault of their own. R

  
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