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Business Bulletin No. 10/2003

Friday 17 January 2003

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Health and Community Care Committee

21 January 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (Day 3): The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

Procedures Committee

21 January 2003

3rd 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.

2. Correspondence: The Committee will consider a letter from the Presiding Officer.

3. Questionnaires: The Committee will consider the results of 2 questionnaires.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

21 January 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

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—

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

3. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill—

Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

4. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Disclosure of Information to and by Lord Advocate and Scottish Ministers) Order 2003, (draft)

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft).

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

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/9)

The Education (Disability Strategies) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/10)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/11)

The Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/19)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/20).

6. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary control: The Committee will consider the following—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/17)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.15) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/18).

7. Toronto conference: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Audit Committee

21 January 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Dealing with Offending by Young People (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for the witnesses at agenda item 4.

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

3. Overview of the National Health Service in Scotland 2001/02: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled ‘ Overview of the National Health Service in Scotland 2001/02’ (AGS/2003/1).

4. Dealing with Offending by Young People: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mr Mike Ewart, Head of Department, Scottish Executive Education Department;

Mr Colin Mackenzie, Convener, Criminal Justice Standing Committee, Association of Directors of Social Work;

Mr Chris Hawkes, Criminal Justice Standing Committee, Association of Directors of Social Work;

Ms Sandra Paterson; Children and Family Standing Committee, Association of Directors of Social Work;

Mr Alan Miller, Principal Reporter, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration;

on its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Dealing with Offending by Young People’ (AGS/2002/8).

5. Dealing with Offending by Young People (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 4 and further arrangements for the inquiry.

6. Overview of the National Health Service in Scotland 2001/02: The Committee will consider its approach to the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Overview of the National Health Service in Scotland 2001/02’ (AGS/2003/1).

7. How Government Works in Scotland: The Committee will consider a revised draft report in 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

21 January 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

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

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

Mike Watson, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport

Douglas Ansdell, Head of Gaelic Unit, Scottish Executive

Bob Irvine, Head of Sport, Arts and Culture Division, Scottish Executive

Michael Russell

in addition, the Committee will consider whether to take a draft Stage 1 report on the Bill in private at its next meeting.

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

the Education (Disability Strategies) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/10)

the Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/19).

4. Petitions PE368 and PE371: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Scottish Executive and COSLA.

5. Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the key issues for its draft Stage 1 report.

Local Government Committee

21 January 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

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

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

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

Hugh Henry, MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice;

Richard Scott, Head of Criminal Justice Division, Scottish Executive;
Gillian McCole, Criminal Justice Division, Scottish Executive;

Ms Margo MacDonald, MSP;

Annie Rhodes, Managing Director of Bookspeed, Salamander Yards, and Member of the Tolerance Zones Steering Group.

3. Renewing Local Democracy - Phase 2 Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft report and external research findings.

4. Allotments Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Rural Development Committee

21 January 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

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. Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following instruments under the negative procedure—

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).

4. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

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

21 January 2003

3rd 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 response from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the Bill.

2. Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Patrick Layden, Legal Secretary to the Lord Advocate, Scottish Executive

Susan Sutherland, Solicitor, Scottish Law Commission

Robert Williamson

David Dunkley, Scottish Executive, Environment and Rural Affairs Department.

Health and Community Care Committee

22 January 2003

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/9)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/11).

2. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (Day 4): The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

22 January 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Legacy Paper: The Committee will consider a Legacy Paper which will provide advice to its successor Committee, based on its experience of the first Parliamentary Session.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the issues previously raised (Committee Meeting 8 October 2002) in relation to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/335) from—

Iain Gray, Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning.

 

 

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