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BUSINESS BULLETIN 86 / 2000

Monday 22 May 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Transport and the Environment Committee

23 May 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item In Private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 5 in private.

2. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following public petitions—

PE23 by Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society calling for action to be taken to repair storm damage to the access of the caves

PE28 by the 999 Clear Road Campaign calling for the introduction of a law requiring drivers to give way to the Emergency Services

PE63 by the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland calling for the Scottish Parliament to increase resources for agri-environment measures in Scotland

PE117 by Mr Alexander Donald calling for the Scottish Parliament to (a) produce a new film on ice cream van safety; (b) allow ice cream vans to use their hazard warning lights when stopped; and (c) ensure the safe speed limit when passing an ice cream van is 5-10 miles per hour

PE132 by by D. W. R Whittet calling for the Scottish Parliament to introduce legislation streamlining the planning system and change other aspects of the planning system and associated procedures within Scotland

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

The Scotland Act (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/draft)

4. Audit Scotland Report: The Committee will take evidence from Audit Scotland officials on the Audit Scotland report "Benchmarking Refuse Collection – A Review of Councils’ Refuse Collection Services"

5. Budget Process 2001-2002: The Committee will consider evidence taken as part of the budget process 2001-2002, and the possible contents of the Committee’s report on "Investing in You – The Annual Expenditure Report of the Scottish Executive"

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

 

Local Government Committee

23 May 2000

17th Meeting, 2000

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

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3 and 4 on the agenda in private

2. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2)

3. Budget 2001-02: The Committee will consider the draft report on the budget process

4. Committee Restructuring: The Committee will consider the proposed restructuring of the Parliament’s Committees

 

Rural Affairs Committee

23 May 2000

14th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take Item 5 in private.

2. Inquiry into the Impact of Changing Employment Patterns in Rural Scotland: The Committee will hear evidence from Mr Allan Watt and Councillor Andrew Campbell of COSLA.

3. Petitions: The Committee will consider Petition PE 51 from Friends of the Earth and Petition PE 138 from Mr Andrew Stuart Wood.
The Committee will also consider PE 113 and the basis for a possible debate in the Parliament on this petition.

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the Scotland Act 1998 (Cross Border Public Authorities) (British Wool Marketing Board) Order 2000 (SI 2000/1113) and an explanatory note from the Scottish Executive.

5. Land Reform: The Committee will consider a draft paper summarising the outcome of their recent fact finding visit to the Highlands and Aberdeenshire.

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

23 May 2000

19th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Consideration of questions (in private): The Committee will consider the line of questioning it wishes to pursue on the annual budget process.

2. Item to be taken in private: Convener to move that item 6 be taken in private.

3. Item to be taken in private: Convener to move that consideration of the housing stock transfer report at the meeting on 31 May be taken in private.

4. The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000: the Minister for Communities (Wendy Alexander) to move, that the Committee, in consideration of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000, recommend that the Order be approved.

5. Annual budget process: The Committee will take evidence on the annual budget process from—

Wendy Alexander, Minister for Communities

David Reid, Scottish Executive

John Breslin, Scottish Executive.

6. Consideration of evidence: the Committee will consider the evidence taken on the annual budget process at item 5.

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

23 May 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicholson Street, Edinburgh

1. Item in private: The Convener will propose that item 3 be taken in private.

2. Issues affecting Scottish Travellers: The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Gypsy Travellers Association –

Janet McPhee

Rachel Hilton

Cathy McInnes

Mark Kennedy

3. Issues affecting Scottish Travellers: The Committee will take evidence from –

Shamus McPhee

Roseanna McPhee

 

European Committee

23 May 2000

10th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Item in Private: The Convener will move that item 4 be taken in private

2. Inquiry into European Structural Funds and their implementation in Scotland: The Committee will review the evidence received to date and discuss the emerging issues and lines of investigation

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

Response from the Scottish Executive on the progress of the Highlands and Islands special transition programme

Response from the Scottish Executive on the Vulnerable Projects ESH Hiatus Scheme

Proposal to meet Sir Stephen Wall KCMG LVO, the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU, (Edinburgh 8 June 2000)

4. Committee working procedures: The Committee will discuss a paper from the Clerk on suggested options for new working procedures

 

Finance Committee

23 May 2000

13th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Committee Business: The Committee will consider whether item 3 should be taken in private.

2. Education and Training (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from-

David Stewart, Head of Opportunities for Learning Division, Scottish Executive

Allan Wilson, Education and Training (Scotland) Bill Team Leader, Scottish Executive

3. Preparation for evidence taking session: The Committee will consider how it wishes to handle the evidence taking session.

4. Committee Business: The Convener will report to the Committee on the interaction of the European Committee and the Finance Committee in their respective inquiries into European Structural Funds.

5. Inquiry into European Structural Funds: The Committee will take evidence from-

Professor David Bell, University of Stirling.

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

23 May 2000

18th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Budget process (in private): The Committee will consider questions to the Minister. This is the only item on the agenda to be considered in Committee Room 3 at 1.30pm.

2. Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Children and Education, Mr Sam Galbraith, on the Education Department’s expenditure plans.

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

PE 171 By Mrs Michelle Terry on local council’s policies on closure or retention of rural schools in Scotland.

PE 175 by Mr Neil Mackay on Argyll and Bute Council’s School Closure Programme.

PE 153 by Risnidh Mag Aoidh on behalf of the Alba Branch of the Celtic League on access to Gaelic as a second language.

PE 164 by Ms Sybelle Alexander reqesting the introduction of state financed kindergartens.

PE 184 by Federation of Child Poverty Action Groups in Scotland to extend the entitlement to free school meals to all families receiving tax credits and to introduce nutritional standards in schools.

PE 160 by Mr Ian Allan calling for Health and Safety training to be introduced into the school curriculum.

4. Children's Commissioner: The Committee will discuss a memorandum from the Scottish Executive on the case for a Children’s Commissioner.

5. Danish Symposium: The Committee will consider an invitation from the Danish Cultural Institute to attend a symposium "Space for Children" in Edinburgh.

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

 

Health and Community Care Committee

23 May 2000

14th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 3.30 pm in The Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

1. Budget Process 2001-02 (in private): The Committee will consider the draft report

 

Procedures Committee

23 May 2000

7th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 3.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Relations between MSPs, the Executive and the Civil Service - suggestions by Donald Gorrie MSP: The Committee will consider a paper.

2. Electronic Procedures Noticeboards: The Committee will consider a paper.

3. Withdrawal of Amendments to Motions: The Committee will consider a paper.

4. The Revision of Rule 9.12 (Financial Resolutions): The Committee will consider a paper.

5. Letters from Donald Gorrie MSP and Margo MacDonald MSP: Correspondence attached.

6. Enquiry into the Application of the Consultative Steering Group Principles in the Scottish Parliament: The Committee will consider a paper.

 

Public Petitions Committee

23 May 2000

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 3.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions(paper PE/00/9/1)

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions (paper PE/00/9/2)

3. Convener's Report

Subordinate Legislation Committee

23 May 2000

17th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 4.15 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Executive Responses: The Committee will consider response from the Executive to points raised on the following instrument—

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/129)

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

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2000, (SSI 2000/145)

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Partial Revocation (No.9) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/137)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Partial Revocation (No.10 Order 2000, (SSI 2000/146)

4. Instruments not Laid Before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No.2) (Fees of Shorthand Writers) 2000, (SSI 2000/143)

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No.3) (Appeals from the Competition Commission) 2000, SSI 2000/146)

  
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