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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 C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Education Committee

29 October 2003

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Youth organisations: The Committee will consider further the work of youth organisations.

3. Mainstreaming equality: The Committee will consider a letter from the Convener of the Equal Opportunities Committee on mainstreaming equality.

4. Budget process 2004-2005: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Environment and Rural Development Committee

29 October 2003

9th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from-

Councillor Alison Hay, Malcolm Muir and James Fowlie, COSLA

Jo Lenthall, Scotland LBAP Project Officer, Scottish Biodiversity Forum

Professor Jeff Maxwell, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Colin T Reid, UK Environmental Law Association.

2. National Waste Plan inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

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

Public Petitions Committee

29 October 2003

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-
PE593: Alleged exploitation of men and children in divorce actions.

PE625: Expert witness system in Scottish courts.

PE632: Sale of heritable property authorised by the courts.

PE633: Alleged discrimination against fathers by the courts, social services etc.

PE635: Procedures for questioning child witnesses in court. Duncan Shields will make a presentation in support of petitions PE593-PE635.

PE672: Handling of the previous Justice 1 Committee's Regulation of the Legal Profession Inquiry. Duncan Shields, George Farquhar and Ann Mallaby will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE652: The Dunblane Public Inquiry. William Burns will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE658: Proposal to reduce the qualifying age for voting in Scotland. Daniel Donaldson and Jacqueline Hughes will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE660: Proposal for a competition to compose a national anthem for Scotland. George Reid will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE657: Proposed Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill.

PE659: Proposal for a review of sentencing policy on violent crime.

2. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions-
PE541 & PE543: Development of landfill sites.

PE557: Scottish Prison Service staff social and recreational facilities.

PE571: Implementation of Complementary Alternative Medicine.

PE585: Siting of heroin and methadone detoxification clinics.

PE615: Funding of renewable energy projects.

PE626: Self-defence for teenage girls.

PE671: Detention of children at Dungavel detention centre.

3. Inadmissible Petitions: The Committee will be invited to agree the recommendations contained in a paper on inadmissible petitions.

4. Anonymous submission of petitions: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

5. Convener's report.

 

 

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