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Business Bulletin No. 47/2003

Tuesday 11 March 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Public Petitions Committee

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—

PE596: Complaints procedures in relation to rented accommodation used by the elderly and disabled. Ms Krystyna Ost will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE604: Establishment of a Scottish Independent Greyhound Racing Regulatory Body. Mr Andrew S. Wood will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE603: Establishment of a Scottish Human Rights Commission.

PE606: Review of the complaint procedures of the Law Society of Scotland.

PE607: Celebration of Robert Burns.

2. PE327 by the Blairingone and Saline Action Group on sewage sludge spreading: The Committee will consider a report by the Committee Reporter on the health aspects of this petition.

3. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions—

PE531: Alcohol and drug abuse – support and treatment.

PE534: The use of doctors’ reports in court actions.

PE552: Funding of further education colleges in Scotland.

PE561: Review of the Scottish Further Education Council’s revenue funding formula.

PE558: Improvement to the A96 (Elgin bypass).

PE493: Development of wind farms in North Argyll

PE559: Wind farm development in Scotland.

PE564: National strategy for wind farms in Scotland.

PE560: Support for children and young people suffering domestic abuse.

PE420: Re-regulation of bus services.

PE567: Public bus services in rural communities.

PE569: Proposal for the re-regulation of bus services.

PE570: Towns to be served by the proposed Borders railway.

PE571: Implementation of Complementary Alternative Medicine.

PE573: Proposal to amend the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2002.

4. Witness expenses: The Committee will consider a claim under the witness expenses scheme.

5. Convener's report.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

10th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive on the following—

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/97).

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

the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/118)

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Devolved Public Bodies) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/119)

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Act 2000 (Stipulated Time Limit) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/122)

the Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/123)

the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority (Constitution, Membership and Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/128)

the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/129)

the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/130)

the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/131)

the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/132)

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Act 2000 (Register of Interests) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/135)

the Council Tax (Liability of Owners) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/137)

the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/138)

the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2003, (SI 2003/407).

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

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment) (Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) 2003, (SSI 2003/120)

the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No.10) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/121)

the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (Commencement No.1) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/134)

the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (Commencement No.3) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/136).

6. Annual report: The Committee will consider its draft annual report.

7. Draft letter to the Executive: The Committee will consider a draft letter on the timing of laying of secondary legislation.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

7th 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 item 5 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

the Schools (Scotland) Code Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/75).

3. 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.

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

5. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for 2002-2003.

Health and Community Care Committee

12th 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 4 and 5 in private.

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

the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003, (draft)

and the following negative instrument—

the Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/101).

3. OFT Report on Retail Pharmacies: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mr Charles Whitworth, Office of Fair Trading

Dr Martin Graham, Office of Fair Trading.

4. Annual report: The Committee will consider its annual report for 2002-2003.

5. 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.

Local Government Committee

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

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

2. 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.

Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill Committee

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 5.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item in private: The committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Consideration Stage of the Bill from—

Mr John Beattie, Senior Risk Analyst, Anatec

Mr Dan Badger, Project Manager, Offshore Energy Resource Limited

Mr John Gallagher, Technical Director of Electromagnetics, QinetiQ

Mr Alan Cubbin, Director of Quality and Standards, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Mr Jerry Eardley, Legal and Environment Adviser, Royal Yachting Association UK

The Committee will hear closing submissions on behalf of the Promoters and the Objectors.

3. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill: The committee will consider its Consideration Stage Report on the Bill.

 

 

 

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