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Business Bulletin No. 52/2003

Tuesday 18 March 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Procedures Committee

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Time in the Chamber: The Committee will consider a legacy paper.

2. Standing Order proposals: The Committee will consider a paper from Donald Gorrie MSP.

3. Parliamentary Questions - Non-Departmental Public Bodies: The Committee will consider a paper.

4. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Public Petitions Committee

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

PE603: Establishment of a Scottish Human Rights Commission. Mr Jim Slaven (James Connolly Society) will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE608: Information provided to women who undergo an abortion procedure. Ms Jane MacMaster will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE611: Compensation to victims of contaminated blood. Mr Andrew Gunn (Scottish Haemophilia Groups Forum) will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE613: Rejection of the OFT Recommendations on the Control of Entry into Pharmacy. Mr Andrew Hughes will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE614: Rejection of the OFT Recommendations on the Control of Entry into Pharmacy.

PE610: Conditions of acquisition of legal aid certificates.

PE612: Effects of disciplined fitness on children’s health.

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

PE495: Suburbanisation of rural Scotland.

PE500: Scottish Transport Group pension funds.

PE523: Early years education and childcare.

PE452: Treatment of Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Psychiatric Wards.

PE538: Definition of Autistic Spectrum Disorder etc.

PE577: Establishment of a specific medical treatment facility for autism.

PE547, PE548 & PE549: Call for an investigation into the use of certain psychiatric drugs.

PE554: Repeat planning applications.

PE565: Welfare of minors under Scottish law.

PE568: Use of taxis by disabled people.

PE605: Call for a public inquiry into the wind farm proposal at Robin Rigg in the Solway Firth.

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

4. 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.

5. Convener's report.

Justice 2 Committee

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Sexual Offences Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Sexual Offences Bill currently before the UK Parliament from—

Hugh Henry, the Deputy Minister for Justice, Catherine Brown and Ian Fleming, Police Division, Sharon Grant, Community Justice Services Division, Gillian McCole, Criminal Justice Division and Alison Coull, Solicitors Division, Scottish Executive.

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

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/89);

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

3. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider its Legacy paper in light of additional information which has been received.

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider outstanding petitions.

Transport and the Environment Committee

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. Petitions PE462, PE 463 and PE 464: The Committee will consider three petitions on Scottish Natural Heritage’s consultation procedures, PE 462 by Mrs Margie Currie, PE 463 by Councillor Donald Manford and PE 464 by Robert Cunyngham Brown.

3. Petition PE 508: by Mr Philip Graves on the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessments and PAN 58 guidelines. The Committee will consider the petition in light of evidence given by the Deputy Minister for Social Justice and the Chief Planner of the Scottish Executive on 4 March.

4. UK Railways and Transport Safety Bill: The Committee will take evidence from the Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning on the UK railways and Transport and Safety Bill.

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

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

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

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

the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/146)

the Anti-Pollution Works (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/168)

the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/169)

the Waste Incineration (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/170)

the Waste Management Licensing Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/171)

the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/173)

the Planning and Compensation Act 1991 (Amendment of Schedule 18) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/175).

Subordinate Legislation Committee

11th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

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

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

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

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

the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/139)

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Payments out of Grants for Housing Support Services) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/140)

the Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/141)

the Non-Domestic Rating (Former Agricultural Premises) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/142)

the Valuation (Stud Farms) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/143)

the Cinematograph (Safety) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/144)

the Fish Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/145)

the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/146)

the Council Tax (Supply of Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/147)

the Regulation of Care (Registration and Registers) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/148)

the Regulation of Care (Requirements as to Care Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/149)

the Regulation of Care (Requirements as to Limited Registration Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/150)

the Regulation of Care (Applications and Provision of Advice) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/151)

the Regulation of Care (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/152)

the NHS Health (Scotland) (Transfer of Officers) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/153)

the Health Education Board for Scotland Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/154)

the Adults with Incapacity (Management of Residents’ Finances) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/155)

the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/156)

the National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/158)

the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/160)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2003, (SSI 2003/162)

the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/163)

the Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/164)

the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/165)

the Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (No.2) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/166)

the Anti-Pollution Works (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/168)

the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Amendment Regulations, (SSI 2003/169)

the Waste Incineration (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/170)

the Waste Management Licensing Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/171)

the Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/172)

the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/173)

the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/174)

the Planning and Compensation Act 1991 (Amendment of Schedule 18) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/175)

the Council Tax (Discounts) (Scotland) Consolidation and Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/176)

the Rural Stewardship Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/177)

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Fees Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/178).

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

the Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Older Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/167).

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

the National Health Service (Functions of the Common Services Agency) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/159)

the Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Landfill Directive) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/185).

5. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a draft paper for its successor.

Justice 1 Committee

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Convener's report: The Committee will consider the Convener’s report.

2. Subordinate legislation: Hugh Henry MSP (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move (S1M-3931)-Mr Jim Wallace: The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003—That the Justice 1 Committee, in consideration of the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

3. Civil legal aid: The Committee will consider proposals for reform to civil legal aid.

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

5. Legacy paper (in private): The Committee will consider a draft legacy paper which will provide guidance for on-going Committee issues of the first Parliamentary Session to its successor Committee or Committees.

6. Inquiry into alternatives to custody (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Audit Committee

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda items 6, 7 and 8 in private.

2. Individual Learning Accounts in Scotland: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled ‘Individual Learning Accounts in Scotland’ (AGS/2003/3).

3. Overview of the 2001/02 Water Authority Audits: The Committee will consider a further response from the Scottish Executive on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Overview of the 2001/02 Water Authority Audits’ (AGS/2002/7).

4. Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measurement in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive to its report entitled ‘Measuring Up: A Follow Up Report on Performance Measurement in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’ (SP Paper 739).

5. How Government Works in Scotland: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive to its report entitled ‘How Government Works in Scotland’ (SP Paper 753).

6. Individual Learning Accounts in Scotland: The Committee will consider its approach to the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Individual Learning Accounts in Scotland’ (AGS/2003/3).

7. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a revised draft Legacy paper for the successor Audit Committee in the next session of the Scottish Parliament.

8. Dealing with Offending by Young People: The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘Dealing with Offending by Young People’ (AGS/2002/8).

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

6th Meeting, 2003

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

1. Entrepreneurship for young people: The Committee will take a briefing from—

Jack Burns, Dionne Coyle, Rachael Kennedy, Paul Moran, Paul Cannon, Rachael Brennan, Carleen Smith and Lisa Naidoo, St Helen's Primary School, Cumbernauld, who will be accompanied by their class teacher, Marie McLean, and Jean Shields and Sarah Hall, Schools Enterprise.

2. Improving entrepreneurial opportunities: The Committee will take evidence from—

Chris van der Kuyl, (Chief Executive Officer) VIS Entertainment

Tom Hunter, (Entrepreneur)

Graeme Semple, Founder, Scottish Paintball Centre, (Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust)

Stephen Rattray, Founder, mmpg.net, (Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust).

3. Future Skills Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

Stephen Boyle, (Director) Future Skills Scotland.

4. House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology Report – "Chips for Everything": The Committee will take a briefing from—

Ron Dunn, (Chairman) and Professor Steven P Beaumont, (Director) Institute for System Level Integration.

Health and Community Care Committee

13th 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 items 4 and 5 in private.

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

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 2203/131)

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

the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/139)

the Fish Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/145)

the Regulation of Care (Registration and Registers) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/148)

the Regulation of Care (Requirements as to Care Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/149)

the Regulation of Care (Requirements as to Limited Registration Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/150)

the Regulation of Care (Application and Provision of Advice) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/151)

the Regulation of Care (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/152)

the NHS Scotland (Transfer of Officers) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/153)

the Health Education Board for Scotland Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/154)

the Adults with Incapacity (Management of Residents’ Finances) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/155)

the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/156)

the National Health Services (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/158).

3. Petitions: the Committee will consider the Executive’s response to matters arising from consideration of petitions 453, 498, and 499, relating to consultations by NHS boards.

4. Hepatitis C: the Committee will consider possible future action.

5. Office of Fair Trade report on retail pharmacies: The Committee will consider a draft response to the current consultation on the OFT report.

Rural Development Committee

10th 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 6 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence from officials from the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department on the following negative instruments—

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

the Rural Stewardship Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/177).

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

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

the Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/100).

4. Petition PE 449: The Committee will consider a letter from Allan Wilson MSP (Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development) in response to correspondence from the Committee on this petition. The Committee will also consider further options for consideration of this petition.

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.

6. Witness expenses: The Committee will consider claims under the witness expenses scheme.

7. Annual report (in private): The Committee will consider its annual report for 2002 – 2003.

 

 

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