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B: Business Programme
C: Committee Agendas
D: Oral questions
E: Written questions
F: Motions and Amendments
G: Bills
H: New Documents
I: Petitions lodged
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

 

Business Bulletin No. 150/2002

Friday 25 October 2002

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Procedures Committee

29 October 2002

13th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Negative Scottish Statutory Instruments: The Committee will consider correspondence.

2. Public Petitions in languages other than English: The Committee will consider a paper.

3. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - Language Policy: The Committee will consider a paper.

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

5. Constituting the Conveners' Group in Standing Orders - Procedures Committee 5th Report 2002: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Equal Opportunities Committee

29 October 2002

16th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5 and 6 in private.

2. Equal Pay Review: The Committee will consider a background paper on equal pay.

3. Reporters: The Committee will hear from its Reporters.

4. 2003 European Year of People with Disabilities: The Committee will consider a paper on 2003 European Year of People with Disabilities.

5. Local Government in Scotland Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Local Government in Scotland Bill at Stage 2.

6. Budget Process 2003/04: The Committee will consider a draft report at Stage 2 of the budget process 2003/04.

Finance Committee

29 October 2002

20th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for agenda items 2 and 3.

2. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill's Financial Memorandum from:

Dr James Dyer, Director, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland;

Dr Lindsay Burley, Chair, NHS Scotland Board Chief Executives' Group.

3. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take further evidence on the Bill's Financial Memorandum from:

Jim Brown, Head of Public Health Division, Scottish Executive;

Colin McKay, Manager of the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill Team, Scottish Executive;

Andrew Mott, Mental Health (Scotland) Bill Team, Scottish Executive.

4. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider the following items in private at its next meeting: lines of questioning on the Draft Budget 2003-04 and the Financial Memorandum for the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill; and the draft report on the Financial Memorandum for the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

29 October 2002

29th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following Bill-

Protection of Children (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

2. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill-

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

3. Executive responses: The Committee will consider the response from the Executive to points raised on the following-

The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/445).

4. Draft Instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following-

The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2002, (draft).

5. Instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following-

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/465).

6. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following-

The Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/449)

The Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/450)

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/451)

The Scottish Local Government Elections Rules 2002, (SSI 2002/457)

The Combined Police Area Amalgamation Schemes 1995 Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/458)

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/469).

7. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following-

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment No.3) (Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2002) 2002, (SSI 2002/454)

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Commencement and Revocation of Transitory and Transitional Provisions) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/467).

Justice 1 Committee

29 October 2002

35th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 3, to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following item:

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss item 2 in private.

2. Budget process 2003-2004: The Committee will consider a Stage 2 draft report.

Justice 2 Committee

29 October 2002

36th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 3, to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following item:

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss item 2 in private.

2. Budget process 2003-2004: The Committee will consider a Stage 2 draft report.

Local Government Committee

29 October 2002

26th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3 and 6 in private.

2. Budget Process 2003-04: The Committee will take evidence from-

Councillor John Pentland, Finance Spokesperson, COSLA;

Norie Williamson, Director of Finance, COSLA;

Brenda Campbell, Head of Finance, COSLA.

3. Budget Process 2003-04: The Committee will consider lines of questioning for the Minister for Finance and Public Services.

4. Budget Process 2003-04: The Committee will take evidence from-

Mr Andy Kerr, MSP, Minister for Finance and Public Services, Scottish Executive;

Christie Smith, Head of Local Government Finance & Performance Division;
Neil Rennick, Head of Local Government Expenditure & Distribution Branch.

5. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from-

Mike Sawyer, Head of Social Work Service, Fife Council;

Kate Thomson, Project Manager, Mental Health, Fife Council;

Kate Miliken, Co-ordinator, Fife Advocacy;

John Dow, Chairperson, Fife Advocacy;

Fiona Palin, Social Work Manager, Aberdeen City Council;

Jonathan Belford, Principal Accountant, Aberdeen City Council;

Mrs Mary Mulligan, MSP, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care;

Jim Brown, Head of Public Health Division, Scottish Executive;

Colin McKay, Team Leader, Mental Health Bill Team, Scottish Executive;

Ian Turner, Policy Officer, Mental Health Bill Team, Scottish Executive.

 

6. Local Government in Scotland Bill: The Committee will consider details relating to the appointment of an adviser for its consideration of the Bill at Stage 2.

Audit Committee

29 October 2002

14th 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 agenda items 5 and 6 in private.

2. Audit Scotland Work Programme: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on the Audit Scotland work programme for the period 2003/04.

3. Local Economic Forums: A Baseline Performance Statement: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled 'Local Economic Forums: A Baseline Performance Statement' (AGS/2002/4).

4. Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measures in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled 'Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measures in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency' (AGS/2002/5).

5. Local Economic Forums: A Baseline Performance Statement: The Committee will consider the next steps in its consideration of the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'Local Economic Forums: A Baseline Performance Statement' (AGS/2002/4).

6. Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measures in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency: The Committee will consider the next steps in its consideration of the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measures in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (AGS/2002/5).

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

29 October 2002

27th Meeting, 2002

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

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

2. Budget process 2003-04: The Committee will take evidence from-

Mike Watson, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport

Cathy Jamieson, Minister for Education and Young People.

3. Scottish Media Group: The Committee will consider correspondence with the Department of Trade and Industry.

4. Scotland's museums: The Committee will consider a briefing paper from its reporters.

5. Inquiry into purposes of Scottish education: The Committee will consider a draft report from its advisers.

Rural Development Committee

29 October 2002

25th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Subordinate legislation: Ross Finnie MSP (Minister for Environment and Rural Development) will move S1M-3497-

that the Rural Development Committee recommends that the Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Animal Health and Biosecurity (SE/2002/273) be approved.

2. Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from-

Robert Balfour (Scottish Landowners Federation)

Dr Maurice Hankey (Scottish Landowners Federation)

Andrew Hamilton (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)

Sandy Lewis (Scottish Estates Business Group)

John Kinnaird (National Farmers Union for Scotland)

Ian Melrose (National Farmers Union for Scotland)

Andrew Thin (Scottish Tenant Farmers Action Group)

Angus McCall (Scottish Tenant Farmers Action Group)

Stewart Jamieson (Scottish Tenant Farmers Action Group).

3. Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Minister for Environment and Rural Development and the Minister for Health and Community Care.

4. Inquiry into Integrated Rural Development (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Justice 2 Committee

29 October 2002

37th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 9).

Justice 1 Committee

29 October 2002

36th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss agenda item 2 in private.

2. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will discuss lines of questioning for the witnesses.

3. Convener's report: The Committee will consider the Convener's report.

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following statutory instruments-

The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/440),

The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/441), and

The Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/442).

5. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from-

Professor John Blackie, Law School, University of Strathclyde and Claire Connelly, School of Law, University of Glasgow.

6. Petition: The Committee will consider the following petition-

Petition PE347 by Mr Kenneth Mitchell on couping of horses.

7. Protection of Children (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Education, Culture and Sport Committee at Stage 1.

Health and Community Care Committee

30 October 2002

27th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/438).

2. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from-

Hilary Patrick - Law Society of Scotland

Adrian Ward - Convenor of the Law Society Mental Health Commitee

Graham Morgan - Advocacy Project Manager, Highland Users Group

Adrienne Sinclair Chalmers - Director, Advocacy Safeguards Agency

Tony Rattray - Senior Evaluation Worker, Advocacy Safeguards Agency

Rachel Annand - Project Co-ordinator, Dunfermline Advocacy Initiative

Keith Maloney - Co-ordinator, Consultation & Advocacy Promotion Service

Maggie Keppie - Edinburgh Users' Forum

Willie Twyman - Edinburgh Users' Forum

Helen Garner - University of Glasgow.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

30 October 2002

28th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Budget process 2003-04 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 2 report on the budget for 2003-04.

2. Inquiry into tourism: The Committee will hear a report back from a case study visit to California.

3. Inquiry into tourism: The Committee will consider a summary of the written evidence received on the inquiry.

4. Inquiry into tourism: The Committee will take evidence from-

Mike Watson, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport.

5. Committee work programme: The Committee will consider a paper on its future work programme.

 

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