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Business Bulletin No. 90 / 2004

Wednesday 26th May 2004

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Communities Committee

21st Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh and afterwards at 1pm in Committee Room 1

1. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 6).

Justice 1 Committee

21st Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider in private, at forthcoming meetings, a draft stage 1 report on the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Bill.

2. Emergency Workers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider written evidence on the general principles of the Bill at stage 1.

3. Emergency Workers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from-

Gerard Brown, Convener, Criminal Law Committee, and Anne Keenan, Deputy Director, Law Reform Department, the Law Society of Scotland, and Morag Jack, the Faculty of Advocates;

Douglas J Keil QPM, General Secretary, Scottish Police Federation; and

ACC Ricky Gray, Secretary, Road Policing Standing Committee, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland, and Chief Superintendent Clive Murray, Vice President, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents.

4. Civil Partnership Bill - UK legislation: The Committee will consider written representations received in relation to the Bill, including petition PE737 by Stephen Harte on behalf of Holy Trinity Metropolitan Community Church.

5. Civil Partnership Bill - UK legislation (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report in respect of motion S2M-1202 on the Bill.

Public Petitions Committee

9th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Declaration of interests: The new member of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

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

PE733 Guidance to egg producers in Scotland on egg stamping legislation. Mr Peter Siddons will make a brief statement in support of his petition.

PE730 Calling for the closure of Carstairs State Hospital. Mrs Ann Mallaby will make a brief statement in support of her petition.

PE732 Review of new housing development guidelines to ensure a larger proportion is allocated to affordable housing. Mrs Jan Wilson, Chairman, Royal Burgh of Haddington and District Community Council, will make a brief statement in support of this petition.

PE738 European Directive on Food Supplements and a derogation regarding vitamin and mineral potencies.

PE739 Declaration of Freemasonry membership by Scottish solicitors and jurors.

PE742 To ensure that Scotland has a national dance hall, located in Edinburgh.

3. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions-

PE440 Patients ready for release or transfer from Carstairs State Hospital. The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive in relation to the issues raised.

PE504 Preventing convicted murderers selling accounts of their crimes. The Committee will consider a response from the Justice Minister in relation to the issues raised.

PE685 Defining the subject and maximum time limits of closure orders. The Committee will consider a response from the Lord Advocate in relation to the issues raised.

PE698 Call for a national policy for travelling showpeople. The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive in relation to the issues raised.

PE700 Stopping larger shops opening on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive in relation to the issues raised.

PE701 Consultation arrangements for school closures. The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive in relation to the issues raised.

PE704 Supporting Unison Scotland's NHS Food for Good Charter. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland in relation to the issues raised.

PE706 Diagnosis and treatment of Pyroluria. The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive in relation to the issues raised.

Education Committee

15th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 3 and afterwards at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Child protection inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-

Romy Langeland, Chief Executive, Valerie Corbett, Assistant Director, Catriona Rioch, Project Manager, National Parenting Development Project, Aberlour Child Care Trust.

Claire Houghton, National Children's Rights Worker, Scottish Women's Aid, Ruth Kennedy, Young People's Support Worker, North Ayrshire Women's Aid.

Not before 2.00 pm

2. School closures: The Committee will take evidence from-

Peter Peacock MSP, Minister for Education and Young People and Colin Reeves and Graeme Stuart, Scottish Executive.

3. Child protection inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from-

Peter Peacock MSP, Minister for Education and Young People and Catherine Rainey and Colin MacLean, Scottish Executive.

4. Child protection inquiry: The Committee will consider emerging themes from the evidence it has taken in its inquiry.

Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee

10th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. River Teith candidate SAC appropriate assessment: The Committee will consider correspondence on the River Teith candidate SAC appropriate assessment.

 

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