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E: Written questions
F: Motions and Amendments
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H: New Documents
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

Business Bulletin No. 26/2004

Monday 9 February 2004

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee

10 February 2004

1st Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Declaration of interests: Members will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Choice of Convener: The Committee will choose a Convener.

3. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener.

4. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

5. Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a paper on its approach to the Preliminary Stage of the Bill and on the appointment of an adviser.

Equal Opportunities Committee

10 February 2004

3rd Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Local Governance (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Panel 1

Niall Hermiston, Scottish Civic Forum;

Live Johnsrud, Forum on Discrimination/Scottish Civic Forum;

Steven Kidd and David Bernard, Scottish Youth Parliament;

Panel 2

Lorna Ahlquist, 50/50 Campaign;

Sue Robertson, Jeanette Timmins and Fran Loots, Engender; and

Panel 3

Ron Skinner MBE, Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF);

Rami Ousta, Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS);

Kemi Adebayo, Multi Ethnic Aberdeen Limited.

2. Petition PE522: The Committee will consider a petition by Carol Main calling for the Scottish Parliament to encourage the Scottish Executive to investigate and remedy the issue of the lack of care homes for young physically disabled people in Scotland, including the Tayside area.

Finance Committee

10 February 2004

5th Meeting, 2004

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

1. Budget (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will seek further information from-

Tavish Scott, MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services; and

Richard Dennis and Richard Wilkins, Finance and Central Services Department, Scottish Executive.

2. Budget (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

3. Subordinate legislation: Tavish Scott, MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services, to move (S2M-834) in the name of Andy Kerr MSP- That the Finance Committee recommends that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2003 Amendment Order 2004 be approved.

4. Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence as part of its consideration of the Bill's Financial Memorandum from-

David Bookbinder, Policy and Practice Co-ordinator, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and Alister McDonald, Depute Chief Executive, Bield Housing Association; and

John Blackwood, Director, Scottish Association of Landlords.

5. Budget process 2005-06: The Committee will consider a paper by the Budget Adviser on Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland (GERS).

6. Scrutiny of Financial Memoranda: The Committee will consider a paper outlining proposals to amend the procedure for the scrutiny of Financial Memoranda.

7. Item in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider the draft report on Scottish Water in private at its next meeting.

Procedures Committee

10 February 2004

3rd Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 2

1. Non-Executive Bills: The Committee will take evidence from-

Patricia Ferguson, Minister for Parliamentary Business

and then consider what further information it needs in order to complete the inquiry.

2. Private Bill procedure: The Committee will take evidence from-

Ken Hughes, Head of the Chamber Office;

Rodger Evans, Private Bills Unit; and

Fiona McClean, Legal Office

on two areas of proposed change in Private Bill procedure, and will consider draft amendments to the Guidance on Private Bills.

3. Legislation inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft remit for its forthcoming inquiry and give initial consideration to possible witnesses to give oral evidence.

4. Suspension of standing orders (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Report and a draft change to standing orders.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

10 February 2004

6th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following Bill-

the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

the National Health Service (Transfer of Property between Health Boards) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/15);

the National Health Service (Borrowing and Loans from Endowments) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/16).

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

the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2004, (draft).

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

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/43).

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

the Registration of Establishments Keeping Laying Hens (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/27);

the Local Government Capital Expenditure Limits (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/29);

the Health Act 1999 (Savings) (Scotland) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/31);

the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Savings) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/34);

the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/36);

the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/37);

the National Health Service (Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/38);

the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/39);

the National Health Service (General Medical Services Supplementary Lists) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/40);

the National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/41); and

the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/44).

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

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2004, (SSI 2004/42).

7. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following-

the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (Commencement No.2) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/28);

the Health Act 1999 (Commencement No.14) (Scotland) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/32);

the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Commencement No.3) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/33); and

the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.4) Amendment Order 2004, (SSI 2004/45).

Standards Committee

10 February 2004

2nd Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Cross-Party Groups - proposed Groups: The Committee will consider applications to establish Cross-Party Groups in the Scottish Parliament on-

Wastes Management; and

Tibet.

2. Cross-Party Groups - Scottish Contemporary Music Industry: The Committee will consider an application from the Cross-Party Group on Scottish Contemporary Music Industry to waive Rule 8.3.2 of the Code of Conduct in respect of the Group's membership.

3. Correspondence from the National Assembly for Wales: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Standards of Conduct Committee of the National Assembly for Wales concerning its review of the Assembly's standards framework.

4. Replacing the Members' Interest Order: The Committee will consider a briefing paper and agree how it wishes to proceed with a proposal for replacement legislation.

5. Mainstreaming equality: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the Equal Opportunities Committee about mainstreaming equality in the work of committees of the Parliament.

Enterprise and Culture Committee

10 February 2004

6th Meeting, 2004

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

1. Renewable Energy in Scotland: the Committee will take evidence from Dr Chris Anastasi, Senior Environmental Advisor, British Energy on its Renewable Energy in Scotland inquiry.

2. Renewable Energy in Scotland: the Committee will consider a paper on possible case study visits as part of its Renewable Energy in Scotland inquiry.

3. 2005/06 Budget scrutiny: the Committee will consider a paper on its proposed approach for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Scottish Executive's 2005-06 budget.

4. Mainstreaming equalities: the Committee will consider a paper on mainstreaming equality issues.

Health Committee

10 February 2004

6th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: Malcolm Chisholm (Minister for Health and Community Care) to move motion S2M-845-

that the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/21) be approved.

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

the Meat Products (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/6);

the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/7);

the Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/8).

4. Dental Research and Committee Event Bids: The Committee will consider a paper from the Convener.

5. Work programme: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

Local Government and Transport Committee

10 February 2004

5th Meeting, 2004

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 and 3 in private.

2. Local Governance (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its draft Stage 1 report.

3. Budget process 2005-06: The Committee will consider its approach to the Budget process 2005-06.

Education Committee

11 February 2004

5th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Child Protection Inquiry: The Committee will consider draft terms of reference for the inquiry.

2. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

Communities Committee

11 February 2004

6th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to its report at Stage 1.

Justice 1 Committee

11 February 2004

6th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Environment and Rural Development Committee

11 February 2004

5th Meeting, 2004

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

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

the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSSI 2004/13).

2. Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

3. 2005-06 Budget (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the 2005-06 budget process, including-

whether to seek the appointment of an adviser;

the remit and person specification for an adviser; and

possible candidates for the post.

 

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