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BUSINESS BULLETIN 78 / 2000

Wednesday 10 May 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Section A – Daily Business List

Meetings of Committees

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

Health and Community Care Committee

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

The Minister for Health and Community Care

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will hear evidence on The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Butchers' Shops) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/93) from-

The Scottish Retail Consortium

The Scottish Executive

3. Budget 2001-02 (in private): The Committee will consider the conclusions of the budget process.

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

17th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the draft Bill from-

Angus MacKay, Deputy Minister for Justice, Hugh Dignon, Head of Intrusive Surveillance Bill Team, Colin Baxter, Head of Police and Community Safety Group and Alan Williams, Head of Executive Secretariat, Solicitors Division.

2. Budget 2001-02: The Committee will take evidence on the Executive's expenditure proposals from-

Angus MacKay, Deputy Minister for Justice, Niall Campbell, Head of Civil and Criminal Law Group, Mark Batho, Assistant Director of Finance and Colin Baxter, Head of Police and Community Safety Group;

Lindsay Montgomery, Chief Executive, and Tom Murray, Director of Legal Services, Scottish Legal Aid Board.

3. Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the draft Bill from-

Professor Alan Miller, Scottish Human Rights Centre.

4. Petitions : The Committee will consider the following petitions-

PE89 by Eileen McBride;

PE102 by James Ward.

Transport and the Environment Committee

11th Meeting, 2000

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

1. Budget Process (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for the Minister for Transport and the Environment and Executive officials, on "Investing in You - The Annual Expenditure Report of the Scottish Executive".

Not before 10.00 am

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following draft affirmative instrument-

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

3. Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Transport and the Environment and Executive officials, on "Investing in You - The Annual Expenditure Report of the Scottish Executive".

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will debate the following motion-

S1M-804 Nora Radcliffe: Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/96)- That the Transport and the Environment Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/96)

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

The Radioactive Substances (Basic Safety Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/100)

6. National Parks (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the general principles of the National Parks (Scotland) Bill.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

2. Education and Training (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 on the general principles of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill from-

Nicol Stephen, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning

3. Education and Training (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 on the general principles of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill from-

Susan Pinder, Director of Learning, Scottish University for Industry

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

The Repayment of Student Loans (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/110)

5. Education and Training (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the contents of its report at Stage 1 on the general principles of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill.

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

17th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Item to be taken in private: The Convener will move that item 2 be taken in private.

2. Consideration of questions: The Committee will consider its questions for CoSLA and the Scottish Drugs Forum.

3. Inquiry into drug misuse and deprived communities: The committee will take evidence from-

Justine Walker, Iona Colvin, Councillor Kingsley Thomas, CoSLA

David Liddell, Scottish Drugs Forum

4. Communities Against Poverty: The Convener will report on a recent meeting with Communities Against Poverty.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection - Bishop John A Mone, Bishop of Paisley

followed by Debate on the State of the Nation-

S1M-818 Mr Alex Salmond: State of the Nation-That the Parliament notes that in its first year many members working in committees, in the whole Parliament and in their constituencies have been active in moving Scotland forward; regrets that the Executive has failed to match the positive approach of Scotland during the referendum campaign of 1997 and the continuing mood of Scotland for radical change and progress; notes that in particular there is a crisis in manufacturing, a reduction in local authority services including housing, a lowering of morale in the education and health services, growing impoverishment of the elderly, the reliance on expensive PFI for public investment, a deterioration in the transport infrastructure, the abdication of responsibility for genuine consultation and good governance and a general confusion and malaise in the partnership administration; recognises the support of a majority of Scots for increased power for our Parliament to tackle these problems; notes that independence and equality of status is the best possible constitutional settlement for our nation, and looks forward to offering the people of Scotland the opportunity to choose a future of economic progress and social justice based on such a settlement.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-818.2 Mr Jim Wallace: State of the Nation-As an amendment to motion (S1M-818) in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, leave out from " regrets" to end and insert "recognises that the Partnership Executive working with the Parliament is already delivering on the commitments contained in the Programme for Government to make real and sustained improvements to the economic prosperity and social wellbeing of the people of Scotland; recognises that devolution is the settled will of the majority of the people of Scotland, and rejects independence for Scotland as a backward step."

S1M-818.1 David McLetchie: State of the Nation-As an amendment to motion (S1M-818) in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, leave out from first "notes" to end and insert "regrets that the Scottish Executive has failed to address the issues that really matter to the Scottish people, which has led to growing public disillusionment with its performance; believes that far greater priority should be given to addressing rising crime, raising standards in our schools, improving our transport infrastructure and tackling the crisis in the countryside and the problems of our health service, and notes that the SNP, instead of addressing these issues, continues to promote further constitutional upheaval which would be deeply damaging to the interests of everyone living in Scotland."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of -

S1M-769 Mr John Munro: The Black Cuillin-That the Parliament notes the unique position of the Cuillins in Scotland's natural heritage; further notes the public debate about the legitimacy of the title and believes that it would be in the public interest to put the sale on hold until matters have been fully investigated.

 
  
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