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

 

Business Bulletin No. 56/2003

Monday 24 March 2003

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Health and Community Care Committee

25 March 2003

14th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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 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 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)

the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/200)

the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/201).

3. Hepatitis C: the Committee will consider a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions and further consider possible future action.

4. Legislation timetabling: The Committee will consider a draft letter to the Procedures Committee.

Public Petitions Committee

25 March 2003

7th 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—

PE609: Specialised treatment of eating disorders. Mrs Grainne Smith (North East Eating Disorders Support (Scotland) and Scottish Eating Disorders Interest Group) will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE615: Funding of renewable energy projects. Mr Peter Hodgson will make a presentation in support of this petition.

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

PE408: Support for victims of crime.

PE444: Radioactive substances in Scottish coastal seawater and marine life.

PE445: Skye Bridge.

PE512: Colour of the Saltire.

PE516: Educational provision for deaf children.

PE535: Institutional child abuse.

PE537: Handling of mental health care complaints.

PE541: Development of landfill sites.

PE543: Development of landfill sites.

PE546: Tolls on the Erskine Bridge.

PE574: Call for an investigation into management practices at central College of Commerce.

PE583: Proposal for an inquiry into the governance and management of Scotland's further Education Colleges.

PE575: Access to premiums for livestock.

PE578: Proposed extension of the right of absolute privilege to young and vulnerable people.

PE581: Relocation of hedgehogs.

PE585: Siting of heroin and methadone detoxification clinics.

PE587: Scottish Enterprise.

PE588: Proposed extension of the M80.

PE589: Parental Alienation Syndrome.

PE591: Proposal for a review of weekly personal expenses allowances for the residents of care homes for the elderly.

PE594: Health and safety of amateur boxers in Scotland.

PE598: Barra Air Service.

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

4. Convener's report.

Social Justice Committee

25 March 2003

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

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

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

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee

25 March 2003

12th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

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

the TSE (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/198)

the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/200)

the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/201)

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc.(Scotland) Act 2000 (Register of Interests) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/203).

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

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.16) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/195)

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/197).

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

the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway National Health Service Trusts (Dissolution) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/189)

the Act of Sederunt (Rules of Court of Session Amendment) (Fees of Solicitors) 2003, (SSI 2003/194)

the Sheep Scab (Shetland Islands) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/202)

the Access to Justice Act 1999 (Commencement No.9 and Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/207).

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

Justice 1 Committee

25 March 2003

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

Local Government Committee

25 March 2003

9th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

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

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

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

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

European and External Relations Committee

25 March 2003

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 6, 7 and 8 in private.

2. Pre- and Post-European Council, Council of the EU, Joint Ministerial Committee and MINECOR Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the following agendas and briefings submitted by the Scottish Executive—

Post-Council Briefing:

General Affairs and External Relations Council, 24-25 February

ECOFIN Council, 18 February and 7 March

Competitiveness Council, 3 March

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 7 March (to be confirmed)

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 6 March

Environment Council, 4 March

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 20-21 February

Justice and Home Affairs Council, 27-28 February

3. Convener's report: The Convener will update the Committee on the—

Monthly report by the Clerk/Chief Executive and External Liaison Unit on the Parliament’s external affairs activities

Proposed meeting with Stephen Timms MP, UK Minister of State for e-Commerce and Competitiveness (post elections)

Options to respond to the UK Government’s consultation on "A Modern Regional Policy for the United Kingdom" (structural funds post 2006).

4. Sift of EC/EU documents: The Committee will consider the list of EC/EU documents received for this meeting.

5. Implementation of EC/EU legislations in Scotland: The Committee will consider a briefing paper on the state-of-play with the transposition and implementation of EC/EU legislation in Scotland.

6. 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.

7. Europe's Employment Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility: an Inquiry into the Scottish Model: The Committee will consider a draft report.

8. EC Directives on Food Supplements and Traditional Herbal Medicines: The Committee will consider a draft Reporter’s report.

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

25 March 2003

9th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. School Closures: The Committee will consider a response from the Executive on school closures and rationalisations.

2. Reporters' Inquiries: The Committee will consider the progress of reports from Committee reporters.

3. Sport 21: The Convener will report on the launch of Sport 21 2003-2007: The National Strategy for Sport.

Rural Development Committee

25 March 2003

11th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 2

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

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

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 TSE (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/198).

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence from Ross Finnie MSP (Minister for Environment and Rural Development) on the following negative instrument—

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

3. Scottish Agricultural College: The Committee will take evidence from Ross Finnie MSP (Minister for Environment and Rural Development) on the future of the Scottish Agricultural College.

Transport and the Environment Committee

25 March 2003

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 4

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

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).

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

26 March 2003

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 12.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Consideration Stage.

 

 

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