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A : Daily Business List
B : Business Programme
C : Agendas of Committee Meetings
D : Oral Questions selected for answer
E : Written questions lodged
F : Motions and Amendments
G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
H : New Documents
K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 141 / 2003

Tuesday 28th October 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Equal Opportunities Committee

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Margaret Curran MSP, Minister for Communities.

2. Civil partnership registration: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Panel 1

Tim Hopkins, Equality Network

Ali Jarvis, Stonewall Scotland

Hilary Campbell, Couple Counselling Scotland

Panel 2

Sue Robertson, Lesbian Mothers Scotland

Matthew Middler, LGBT Youth Scotland

Maria Clark, Outright Scotland/Granite Sisters.

3. Civil partnership registration - witness expenses: The Committee will be invited to delegate to the Convener responsibility for considering claims for expenses under Rule 12.4.3.

Finance Committee

10th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 2 of the budget process 2004-05 from-

Donald MacRae, Chief Economist, Lloyds TSB Scotland;

Peter Wood, Head of Policy, DTZ Pieda.

2. Scottish Parliament Building Project: The Committee will consider correspondence relating to the Holyrood Building Project.

3. Petition PE670: The Committee will consider a petition from the Public and Commercial Services Union calling for the Scottish Parliament to investigate the decision by the Scottish Executive to relocate the headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage to Inverness.

4. Scrutiny of Financial Memoranda: The Committee will consider how it wishes to approach the scrutiny of financial memoranda.

Not before 12 noon.

5. Budget process 2004-05 - Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Budget Submission: The Committee will consider the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body's expenditure plan for 2004-05 and will take evidence from-

Robert Brown MSP, Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body;

Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive and Derek Croll, Head of Corporate Services, The Scottish Parliament.

6. National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report into the Bill's Financial Memorandum.

Audit Committee

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Item in private: The Committee will decide whether to hold agenda item 3 in private.

2. Dealing with Offending by Young People: The Committee will consider a further response from the Scottish Executive to its report entitled 'Dealing with Offending by Young People'.

3. Individual Learning Accounts in Scotland: The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'Individual Learning Accounts in Scotland' (AGS/2003/3).

Subordinate Legislation Committee

10th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Declaration of interests: Members who have yet to declare any relevant interests will be invited to do so.

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

the National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

the Agricultural Holdings (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft)

the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations, (SSI 2003/460)

the Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/474)

the Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/476).

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

the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Amendment (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft).

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

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/486)

the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/487)

the Condensed Milk and Dried Milk (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/492)

the Food (Hot Chilli and Hot Chilli Products) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/493).

6. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following-

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/494)

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/495).

Enterprise and Culture Committee

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Scottish Solutions Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from Professor Sir Graham Hills, former Principal of the University of Strathclyde on its Scottish Solutions inquiry.

Not before 2.45pm

2. Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence from-

Mr Frank McAveety MSP, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport;

accompanied by:

John Mason, Head of Tourism, Culture and Sport Group, Scottish Executive;

Donna Bell, Team Leader, Finance, Education, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, Scottish Executive;

Laura Petrie, Director of Finance, Historic Scotland;

on the Scottish Executive's 2004/05 budget proposals.

3. Scottish Solutions: The Committee will take evidence from-

Tom Kelly, Chief Executive, Association of Scottish Colleges;

Janet Lowe, Principal, Lauder College;

Professor Thomas Wilson, Principal, Glasgow College of Building and Printing;

on its Scottish Solutions inquiry.

Health Committee

10th 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 National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/431)

The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/432)

The Food (Star Anise from Third Countries) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/437)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/443).

3. Mainstreaming Equality: The Committee will consider a letter from the Equal Opportunities Committee.

4. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will consider a draft Report.

Justice 1 Committee

10th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2, to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following item:

1. Budget process 2004-05 (in private): The Committees will consider a draft report.

Justice 2 Committee

11th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2, to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following item:

1. Budget process 2004-05 (in private): The Committees will consider a draft report.

Local Government and Transport Committee

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2, 3, 4 and 5 in private.

2. Budget process 2004-05: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee.

3. Anti-Social Behaviour (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider arrangements for its consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.

4. Local Governance (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider arrangements for its consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.

5. Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider arrangements for its consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.

Justice 2 Committee

12th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private and whether to take any discussion of the draft Stage 1 report on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill in private at any future meeting.

2. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions-

PE200 Petition by Mr Andrew Watt, calling for the Scottish Parliament to review the working methods of the Legal Aid Board particularly in relation to the collection and disbursement of compensation monies collected.

PE375 Petition by Mrs Elaine Crawford, calling for the Scottish Parliament to carry out a review of criminal injuries compensation procedure and policy, and a review of sentencing policy on violent crime.

PE347 Petition by Mr Kenneth Mitchell calling for the Scottish Parliament to investigate the practice of shoeing Clydesdale Horses to introduce legislation to make such a style of shoeing illegal unless sanctioned, for medical reasons, by a Veterinary Surgeon.

PE565 Petition by Miss Jacqueline Shields, calling for the Scottish Parliament to take the necessary steps to provide a protective mechanism to ensure that the welfare concerns of minors is paramount in Scottish law.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence from Joyce Lugton, Scottish Executive Justice Department, Norman Macleod, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive and Edythe Murie, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive on the following negative instruments-

The Lands Tribunal for Scotland (Relevant Certificate) (Fees) Rules 2003 (SSI 2003/451);

The Lands Tribunal for Scotland Rules 2003 (SSI 2003/452);

The Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/453).

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument-

The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/421).

5. Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

 

 

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