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BUSINESS BULLETIN 113 / 2000

Friday 30 June 2000

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

  

Transport and the Environment Committee

4 July 2000

18th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 8.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Transport (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for witnesses on the Transport (Scotland) Bill.

Not before 9.00 am

2. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Confederation of Passenger Transport

Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers

Edinburgh City Council

Scottish Association for Public Transport

Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance

Highlands and Islands Integrated Transport Forum

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Institute of Transport and Logistics

Institute of Highways and Transportation

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

The Environmental Protection (Waste Recycling Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/185)

Not before 3.30 pm, and in Committee Room 4

4. Transport (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider evidence on the Transport (Scotland) Bill and the possible contents of the Committee’s report on the Bill at Stage 1.

5. Water and the Water Industry (in private): The Committee will consider the next steps in its inquiry into water and the water industry.

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

4 July 2000

17th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Items in private: The Convener will move that items 2 and 8 be taken in private.

2. Lines of questioning: The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for items 3 and 4.

3. Towards an Equality Strategy: The Committee will take evidence on a report on responses to the consultation paper: Towards an Equality Strategy from—

Jackie Baillie MSP, Deputy Minister for Communities

4. Scottish Homes Race Equality Consultation: The Committee will take evidence on Scottish Homes Race Equality Consultation from—

Rani Dhir, Board Member

Hugh Hall, Director of Strategy, Performance and Regulation

Ewan Johnston, Regional Managing Director for Glasgow and North Clyde

5. Committee Annual Report: The Committee will consider its annual report for 1999/2000

6. Reporters' reports: The Committee will hear progress reports from—

Irene McGugan – Disability issues

Johann Lamont – Gender issues

Michael McMahon – Race issues

Nora Radcliffe – Sexual orientation issues

7. Correspondence: The Committee will consider recent correspondence received by the Clerk and the Convener

8. Forward work programme: The Committee will consider its future work programme for 2000/01

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

4 July 2000

26th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in The Chamber

1. Item to be taken in private: Convener to move that item 7 be taken in private.

2. Family Homes and Homelessness (Scotland) Bill: The committee will consider a report by Robert Brown.

3. Petition: The committee will further consider PE38 by Glen Oaks Tenants and Residents Association calling for the Scottish Parliament to request that Scottish Homes takes a number of steps in relation to the organisation and improvement of tenants’ and residents’ organisations.

4. Inquiry into Drug Misuse and Deprived Communities future work programme (in private): The committee will consider its future work programme for the inquiry into drug misuse and deprived communities.

5. Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee future work programme (in private): The committee will consider its future work programme.

6. Annual Report (in private): The committee will consider a report from the clerk on its annual report.

7. Housing Stock Transfer Report: The committee will consider the final draft of the housing stock transfer report.

 

Rural Affairs Committee

4 July 2000

22nd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take Items 2 to 4 on the agenda in private.

2. Fisheries Inquiry: The Committee will consider the objectives of a proposed fisheries inquiry.

3. Annual Report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report.

4. Future Business: The Committee will discuss a draft programme of future work.

5. Genetically Modified Organisms: The Committee will hear from the Minister for Rural Affairs regarding genetically modified crops and resume consideration of Petition PE 51 from Friends of the Earth (Scotland).

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

4 July 2000

25th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Chamber

1. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

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

The Census (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations

Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (Amendment) Regulations 2000

The Discontinuance of Prisons (Scotland) Order 2000

Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2000

3. Judicial Appointments: Michael Matheson will report to the Committee, which will then consider a draft response to the Scottish Executive consultation paper.

4. Future Business: The Committee will consider its future programme.

 

Public Petitions Committee

4 July 2000

12th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

3. Conveners Report

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

4 July 2000

23rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

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

2. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill—

Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

The Committee will consider its scrutiny role at Stage 3 of Bills.

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

The Police Pensions (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/193)

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/200)

The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/201)

The National Health Service (Professions Supplementary to Medicine) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/202)

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

The Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/214)

The Suckler Cow Premium Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/215)

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/216)

The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/217)

5. Annual Report: The Committee will further consider its draft annual report.

 

Local Government Committee

4 July 2000

23rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 3.15 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill: The Committee will consider the Scottish Executive’s memorandum on the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums

2. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 6 in private

3. Renewing Local Democracy Working Group: The Committee will take evidence from Richard Kerley, Chair of the Renewing Local Democracy Working Group

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

The Environmental Protection (Waste Recycling Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/185)

5. Proposals for visits: The Committee will consider paper LG/00/23/1 on proposals for visits to other parliaments and assemblies in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

6. Annual Report: The Committee will consider paper LG/00/23/2 by the Clerk

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

4 July 2000

23rd Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 3.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item To Be Taken in Private: The Convener will propose that item 8 on the agenda be taken in private.

2. Rural Schools: The Committee will consider a report from Jamie Stone on issues facing rural schools.

3. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from the Deputy Minister for Children and Education, Peter Peacock, MSP.

4. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee will report back on visits to schools undertaken as part of this inquiry.

5. Roman Remains at Cramond: The Committee will consider the Scottish Executive’s response to the Committee’s report on the Roman remains at Cramond.

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

7. Annual Report: The Committee will discuss a draft annual report.

8. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee will consider initial conclusions from the inquiry.

  
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