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Business Bulletin No. 42 / 2004

Monday 8th March 2004

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Finance Committee

9 March 2004

9th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Budget process 2005-06: The Committee will consider a paper by the Budget Adviser and SPICe on the Scottish Executive's spending trends.

2. Item in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider a proposed contingent liability in private at its next meeting.

3. Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report on the Bill's Financial Memorandum.

4. Scottish Water (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report by its reporters as part of the Committee's investigation into Scottish Water.

Equal Opportunities Committee

9 March 2004

5th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Reporters: The Committee will hear from its Disability and Gender Reporters.

2. Disability inquiry: The Committee will consider an issues paper.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

9 March 2004

9th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 7 in private.

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

the Tenements (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (draft);

the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/70); and

the Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Act 2002 (Commencement No.1) (Scotland) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/57).

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

the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2004 (Modification of Enactments) Order 2004, (draft).

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

the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/76); and

the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2004, (SSI 2004/81).

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

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2003 Revocation Order 2004, (SSI 2004/79).

7. Inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland: The Committee will consider candidates for appointment to the post of adviser.

Standards Committee

9 March 2004

3rd Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.45 am in Committee Room 4

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 7 in private.

2. Replacing the Members' Interests Order: The Committee will consider a paper on registrable interests.

3. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner: The Committee will consider the Commissioner's draft Information Strategy.

4. Submission to the National Assembly for Wales: The Committee will consider a draft submission to the Standards of Conduct Committee of the National Assembly for Wales.

5. Complaints against MSPs: The Committee will consider a paper on administrative procedures for handling correspondence during the complaints process.

6. Complaints against MSPs: The Committee will consider a paper on the disclosure of the Commissioner's draft reports to complainers.

7. Complaint: The Committee will undertake its initial consideration of a report from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner at Stage 3.

Local Government and Transport Committee

9 March 2004

7th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private.

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

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

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

Enterprise and Culture Committee

9 March 2004

8th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

2. Broadband in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from-

Panel 1

Scottish Enterprise

David Glass, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Borders;

Charlie Watts, Senior Director E-Business, Scottish Enterprise;

Highlands and Island Enterprise

Stuart Robertson, Senior Development Manager (Telecommunications);

Alison Wilson, Senior Development Manager (Broadband Marketing); and

Panel 2

Federation of Small Businesses

John Downie, Scottish Parliamentary Officer;

Forum for Private Business

Chic McSherry, Managing Director, PROSYS Business Solutions Ltd;

Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Jim Speirs, Chief Executive, Ayrshire Chambers of Commence;

Douglas Miller, Chief Executive, Lanarkshire Chambers of Commerce;

on its inquiry on Broadband in Scotland.

3. Subordinate legislation: Lewis Macdonald MSP, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning to move motion S2M-968 -

that the Enterprise and Culture Committee recommends that the draft Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2004 be approved.

4. Work programme: The Committee will consider its future work programme.

Justice 2 Committee

9 March 2004

9th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Constitutional Reform Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Constitutional Reform Bill currently before the UK Parliament from-

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, Lord President.

Education Committee

10 March 2004

8th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 4).

Communities Committee

10 March 2004

11th Meeting, 2004

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

The Mound, Edinburgh

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

2. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Convener will raise the issue of a newspaper article which appeared to suggest that the Committee's draft Stage 1 report on the Bill had been leaked.

3. Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take oral evidence at Stage 1 from-

Panel 1

John Blackwood, Secretary, Scottish Association of Landlords;

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

Sandy Lorimer, Team Leader and Gary Black, Building Control Manager, Scottish Association of Building Standards Managers; and

Panel 2

Mike Bitcom, Firemaster and Kenny Moran, Community Fire Safety Officer, Fife Fire and Rescue Service;

Glyn Evans, Fire Safety Adviser, Fire Brigades Union.

4. Budget process 2005-06: The Committee will consider its approach to Stage 1 of the Budget process.

5. Inquiry into the social economy: The Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

Justice 1 Committee

10 March 2004

9th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill - UK legislation: The Committee will take evidence from-

Hugh Henry MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice, and Ruth Sutherland, Head of Prisoner and Operational Administration, and Stephen Sadler, Head of Legal Policy, Scottish Prison Service.

2. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

3. Inquiry into the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes in prisons: The Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

 

 

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