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I: Petitions lodged
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Business Bulletin No. 2/2003

Tuesday 7 January 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in Committee Chambers, Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated.

Procedures Committee

1st Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Consultative Steering Group Inquiry: The Committee will consider draft report text and members' papers.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

1st Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

Local Government in Scotland Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

The Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/547)

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/548)

The School Crossing Patrol Sign (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/549)

The Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/556)

The Seeds (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/564)

The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/565)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) (No.2) 2002, (SSI 2002/567)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment No.4) 2002, (SSI 2002/568).

4. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary control: The Committee will consider the following-

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2002, (SSI 2002/550)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002, (SSI 2002/551)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.12) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002, (SSI 2002/552)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.14) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002, (SSI 2002/553)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002, (SSI 2002/558).

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

Act of Sederunt (Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002) 2002, (SSI 2002/560)

The Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No.7) (Scotland) Order 2002, (SSI 2002/562)

Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules) Amendment (No.5) (Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) 2002, (SSI 2002/563)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Messengers-at-Arms) (No.2) 2002, (SSI 2002/566).

Audit Committee

1st Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 5, 6 and 7 in private.

2. Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/01: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive to its report entitled 'Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000/01' (SP Paper 657).

3. Overview of the 2001/02 Water Authority Audits: The Committee will consider the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'Overview of the 2001/02 Water Authority Audits (AGS/2002/7).

4. Planning Ward Nursing: Legacy or Design: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled 'Planning Ward Nursing: Legacy or Design' (AGS/20021/9).

5. Dealing with Offending by Young People: The Committee will consider arrangements for its forthcoming inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'Dealing with Offending by Young People' (AGS/2002/8).

6. Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measurement in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency: The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measurement in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency' (AGS/2002/5).

7. How Government Works in Scotland: The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'How Government Works in Scotland' (AGS/2002/6).

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

1st Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

C'llr Allan Beaton, Chairman, Gaelic Working Group, Highland Council

C'llr Andrew Anderson, Chairman, Education, Culture and Sport Committee, Highland Council

Bruce Robertson, Director, Education, Culture and Sport Service, Highland Council

C'llr Michael Foxley, Highland Council

Morag Anna MacLeod, Gaelic Development Officer, Highland Council

C'llr Helen Law (Fife Council), Education Spokesperson, COSLA

C'llr Eric Gotts (East Dunbartonshire Council), COSLA

Dr Wilson McLeod

Dr Rob Dunbar

Peadar Morgan, Clì, Na Gaidheil Ùra (The New Gaels)

Jim Tough, Head of Strategic Development, Scottish Arts Council.

2. Petition PE427: The Committee will consider correspondence from Learning and Teaching Scotland.

Local Government Committee

1st Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, the Mound, Edinburgh

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

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments-

The Scottish Local Government Elections Amendment Rules 2002, (SSI 2002/522)

The Taxi Drivers' Licences (Carrying of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/521).

3. Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from-

Ruth Morgan Thomas, Project Manager, Scot-Pep;

George Lewis, Co-chair, Scot-Pep;

Senga MacDonald, Manager, Drugs Action (Aberdeen);

Jan Macleod, Development Worker, Women's Support Project;

Liz Curran, Partnership Manager, Routes Out of Prostitution;

Anne-Marie Manning, Project Manager, Base 75;

Councillor Yvonne Allan, Convener, Resources Management Committee, Aberdeen City Council;

Councillor Len Ironside, Convener, Policy and Strategy Committee, Aberdeen City Council.

4. Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will further consider its approach to the Bill at Stage 1.

Rural Development Committee

1st Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following instrument under the negative procedure-

The Seeds (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/564).

The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Environment and Rural Development, Ross Finnie MSP.

2. Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider motion S1M-3732 in the name of Ross Finnie MSP-

That the Rural Development Committee considers the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 in the following order: Part 1, Parts 3 to 5, Part 7, Part 6, Part 2, Part 8, the schedule.

3. Organic Farming Targets (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill Committee

1st Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage l.

 

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