Business Bulletin No. 101/2002
Wednesday 19 June 2002
Section A : Daily Business List
Meetings of Committees
All meetings take place in Committee Chambers, Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated.
Health and Community Care Committee
17th Meeting, 2002
The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh
1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5-7 in private.
2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument -
The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/239).
3. Cancer Services in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from -
4. Petition 470 GM Crops: The Committee will consider possible action.
5. Cancer Plan: The Committee will consider possible action.
6. Committee's Annual Report: The Committee shall consider a draft report.
7. The Adults with Incapacity (Specified Medical Treatments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002: The Committee shall consider a list of witnesses.
Transport and the Environment Committee
21st Meeting, 2002
The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1
1. Rail Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for witnesses.
2. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 4 and 5 in private.
3. Rail Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-
4. Rail Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft response to the Scottish Executive on the draft directions and guidance for the replacement of the Scottish rail passenger franchise.
5. Work Programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.
6. Aquaculture Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft report on the second phase of its inquiry into aquaculture.
Meeting of the Parliament
2.30 pm Time for Reflection - Colonel John Flett - Scotland Secretary of The Salvation Army
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
followed by Local Government Committee Debate on its Report on Local Government Finance-
S1M-3206 Trish Godman on behalf of the Local Government Committee: Local Government Committee, Inquiry into Local Government Finance-That the Parliament notes the 6th Report 2002 of the Local Government Committee, Inquiry into Local Government Finance (SP Paper 551) and calls upon the Scottish Executive to consider the report's recommendations.
followed by Motion on Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc) Bill - UK Legislation-
S1M-3211 Mr Andy Kerr: Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill - UK Legislation-That the Parliament endorses the principle of including in the Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill a power for Scottish Ministers to regulate for the carriage of guide and other assistance dogs in private hire cars in Scotland and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-
S1M-3232 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees-That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committees-
the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/269);
the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Court of Session etc. Fees Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/270);
the Justice 2 Committee to consider Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment No.2) 2002 (SSI 2002/274);
the Justice 2 Committee to consider Act of Sederunt (Fees of Witnesses and Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2002 (SSI 2002/280); and
the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/281)
5.00 pm Decision Time
followed by Members' Business
debate on the subject of-
S1M-3062 Robert Brown: Glasgow Airport Rail Link-That the Parliament notes the importance of Glasgow Airport to the economy of west central Scotland, growing congestion on the M8, M74 and M77, the economic and employment opportunities that would be opened up by establishing a rail link to Glasgow Airport and the urgent need to enhance public transport facilities serving the airport; is concerned at the lack of progress on agreeing and proceeding with this key project, and believes that the Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning should convene an urgent meeting of Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority, British Airports Authority, Railtrack, Glasgow City Council, Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and other interested parties in order to agree a timetabled action plan for delivery of the Glasgow Airport rail link at the earliest possible date.