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Business Bulletin No. 93/2002

Friday 7 June 2002

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Health and Community Care Committee

10 June 2002

16th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 8, Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow

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

The Community Care (Assessment of Needs) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (draft)

The Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (draft)

and the following negative instruments —

The Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential Amendment) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/233)

The Meat (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/234).

2. Cancer Services in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from —

Malcolm Chisholm MSP, Minister for Health and Community Care

Dr Adam Bryson, Director, Helen McDermott, Lead Staff Side representative, Margaret Spalding, Clinical Therapy Radiographer, Prof Roy Rampling, Professor of Clinical Oncology and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Ms Ede Stewart, Urology Nurse Specialist, Beatson Oncology Centre

Prof Paul Harrison, and Prof Roy Rampling, Beatson Institute

Dr Carol Davidson, Director of Public Health, Stephen Greep, Chief Executive, Dr Huntly McCallum, GP and Roseanne McDonald, Lead Cancer Nurse, Ayrshire and Arran Cancer Planning Group

Dr Harry Burns, Lead Cancer Clinician, and Dr Charles Clark, Consultant in Public Health, West of Scotland Regional Cancer Advisory Group

Dr Anna Gregor, Lead Clinician and Chair, and Liz Porterfield, Cancer Services Co-ordinator, Scottish Cancer Group.

Procedures Committee

11 June 2002

9th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Monitoring the volume of Parliamentary Questions and the Scottish Executive's speed of response: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Parliamentary Business.

2. Protocols between the Parliament and the Executive: The Committee will consider a paper.

3. The Sewel Convention and Sewel Motions: The Committee will consider a paper.

4. Parliamentary Journal: The Committee will consider a paper.

5. Evidence in Formal Committee Meetings: The Committee will consider a letter from George Reid MSP on behalf of the Conveners Liaison Group.

Finance Committee

11 June 2002

12th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider its draft report at Stage 1 of the 2003/04 Budget Process and its draft PFI/PPP report in private.

2. Financial Memorandum: The Committee will consider the Financial Memorandum of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill and take evidence from:

Alan Millar, Principal Reporter, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration;

Cliff Binning, Head of Operational Policy and Planning, Scottish Courts Service;

Colin Mackenzie, Director of Housing and Social Work, Aberdeenshire Council.

3. Financial Scrutiny Review: The Committee will consider a draft specification for an adviser on Financial Memoranda.

4. PFI/PPP Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft report.

5. 2003/04 Budget Process: The Committee will consider a draft report at Stage 1 of the budget process.

Equal Opportunities Committee

11 June 2002

11th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3, 4, and 5 in private.

2. Inquiry into Gender Equality and Best Value: The Committee will hear evidence from —

Morag Alexander, Anne Meikle, Fair Play

Jon Harris, COSLA

John Wilkes, Muriel Robison, Equal Opportunities Commission.

3. Taking Stock - Race: The Committee will consider a draft report.

4. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft report.

5. Attendance at Meetings of the Committee: The Committee will consider a letter from Tommy Sheridan MSP.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

11 June 2002

20th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1

and take evidence from Scottish Executive officials.

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

The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/254)

3. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will further consider the following—

The TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/255)

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials—

Martin Morgan, Environment and Rural Affairs Department

Carolyn Ferguson, Food Standards Agency, Scotland

Paul Cackette, Solicitor’s Office

Ailsa Heine, Solicitor’s Office

and consider the following—

The Community Care (Disregard of Resources) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/264)

The Community Care (Additional Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/265)

The Community Care (Deferred Payment of Accommodation Costs) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/266).

4. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

The Scottish Transport Group (Dissolution) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/263).

Justice 1 Committee

11 June 2002

25th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.45 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Prison Estates Review (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for witnesses.

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss the remit of its inquiry into alternatives into custody, its forward planning for the Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill and its draft report for the Prisons Estates Review in private at future meetings.

3. Joint meeting: The Committee will consider whether to meet jointly with the Justice 2 Committee to take evidence on progress to date and future plans of the Minister for Justice, and to take evidence from Clive Fairweather, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector for Prisons for Scotland on his annual report.

4. Prison Estates Review: Committee members will give oral report of the Committee’s visit to HMP Glenochil and the Audit Committee’s consideration of Scottish Prison Service accounts.

5. Subordinate Legislation: Dr Richard Simpson (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move—

S1M-3177 Dr Richard Simpson: The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2002 (Draft)—That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2002 be approved,

S1M-3178 Dr Richard Simpson: The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 (Draft)—That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that draft the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 be approved, and

S1M-3179 Dr Richard Simpson: The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 (Draft)—That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 be approved.

6. Prison Estates Review: The Committee will take evidence from—

Peter McKinlay, former Director of the Scottish Prison Service.

Audit Committee

11 June 2002

9th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh.

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 2, 4, 5 and 6 in private. It will also decide whether to take in private at its next meeting consideration of lines of questioning and evidence heard in relation to its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/01’ (AGS/2002/2).

2. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/2001: The Committee will consider lines of questioning to be put to the witnesses at agenda item 3.

3. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/2001: The Committee will take evidence from –

Mr Roger McClure, Chief Executive, Scottish Further Education Funding Council;

Mr Liam McCabe, Director of Financial Appraisal and Monitoring, Scottish Further Education Funding Council,

on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/2001’ (AGS/2002/2).

4. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/2001: The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 3 and further arrangements for its inquiry.

5. Public Accounts: The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into the 2000/01 accounts of the Scottish Prison Service; Scottish Natural Heritage; Scottish Homes and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

6. Annual Report of the Audit Committee: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year 12 May 2001 to 11 May 2002.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

11 June 2002

18th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. School Meals (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a final draft report.

3. Purposes of Education Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Educational Institute of Scotland

Association of University Teachers

Scottish Secondary Teachers Association

Headteachers Association of Scotland

Scottish Parent Teacher Council

Scottish School Boards Association

Association of Directors of Education in Scotland.

4. Proposal for a Committee Bill: The Committee will receive an update on timetabling and resourcing issues in developing a proposal for a Committee Bill to establish a Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Local Government Committee

11 June 2002

17th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

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

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/230) (draft).

3. Local Government in Scotland Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Forum of Private Business Scotland:

Bill Anderson, Campaigns Manager

Federation of Small Businesses:

John Downie, Scottish Parliamentary Officer

John Kilgour, Chairman, FSB Local Authority Group.

4. Renewing Local Democracy - The Next Steps (Phase 1): The Committee will consider its response to the White Paper.

5. Local Government Finance Inquiry: The Committee will consider the text of a draft motion.

Rural Development Committee

11 June 2002

15th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Integrated Rural Development: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into integrated rural development from the following—

Douglas Murray (Association of Scottish Community Councils)

Jon Harris (CoSLA)

Andy Baird (STUC)

Brendan Burns (Federation of Small Businesses)

Sandy Brady (Highlands and Islands Enterprise)

David Gass (Scottish Enterprise)

Shane Rankin (The Crofters Commission)

Professor John Lennon (VisitScotland).

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will take evidence on draft Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock and Farmed Animals from—

Libby Anderson (SSPCA)

Mike Flynn (SSPCA)

Julian Madely (British Egg Industry Council)

Andrew Joret (British Egg Industry Council).

4. Integrated Rural Development: The Committee will consider claims under the witness expenses scheme.

 

 

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