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B : Business Programme
C : Agendas of Committee Meetings
E : Written Questions lodged
F : Motions and Amendments
G : Bills
H : New Documents
I : Petitions Lodged
K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 184/2004

Monday 13 December 2004

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings

  

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee

14 December 2004

8th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 5

1. Consideration of late objections: The Committee will consider a paper on late objections to the Bill.

2. Preliminary consideration of objections: The Committee will consider a paper on the preliminary consideration of objections.

The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee

14 December 2004

12th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. Oral evidence on the updated Preliminary Financial Case: The Committee will take evidence from—

Panel 1

Nicol Stephen MSP, Minister for Transport;

Damian Sharp, Head of Public Transport Major Infrastructure Team, Scottish Executive;

Panel 2

Graeme Bissett, Finance Director, tie;

John Watt, Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP;

Mark Bourke, Risk Manager, tie; and

Les Buckman, Principal Consultant, Steer Davies Gleave.

3. Consideration of approach to evidence taking: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

Finance Committee

14 December 2004

33rd Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Cross Cutting Expenditure Review on Economic Development: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mr Tom McCabe MSP, Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform; and David Stewart, Head of Finance Expenditure Policy Division, Scottish Executive Finance and Central Services Division;

Mr Jim Wallace MSP, Deputy First Minister and Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning; and Jane Morgan, Head of Enterprise Networks Division, Scottish Executive Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department;

Nicol Stephen MSP, Minister for Transport; and Jonathan Pryce, Head, Transport Strategy and Legislation Division, Scottish Executive Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department; and

Malcolm Chisholm MSP, Minister for Communities.

2. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill’s Financial Memorandum from—

Jonathan Pryce, Head, Transport Strategy and Legislation Division; Frazer Henderson, Bill Team Leader; and Claire Dunbar-Jubb, Group Accountant, Roads Policy and Group Finance Division, Scottish Executive Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department.

3. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take an approach paper on its forthcoming budget seminar in private at its next meeting.

4. Budget process 2005-06 (in private): The Committee will continue its consideration of its draft report.

Equal Opportunities Committee

14 December 2004

19th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 4

1. Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will hear evidence from—

Panel 1

Fariha Thomas, AMINA – Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

Efua Dorkenoo OBE, FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development)

Panel 2

Representatives from the Somali Women Action Group.

2. Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill - witness expenses: The Committee will consider a paper on witness expenses.

Subordinate Legislation Committee

14 December 2004

35th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 6

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

the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

the Building Standards Advisory Committee (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/506); and

the Road User Charging (Exemption from Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/519).

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

the Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2005, (draft);

the Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2005, (draft); and

the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2005, (draft).

4. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following—

the Common Agricultural Policy Schemes (Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/518);

the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/520);

the Race Relations Act 1976 (Statutory Duties) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2004, (SSI 2004/521);

the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 Determination Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/523);

the Plastic Material and Articles in Contact with Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/524);

the Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/525);

the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Protection of Children) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/526);

the Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/527); and

the Salmonella in Laying Flocks (Sampling Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/536).

5. Draft Guidance subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following—

Part 1 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: Draft Guidance for Local Authorities and National Park Authorities, (SE/2004/276).

6. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.1) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/522);

the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 (Commencement No.7) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/528);

Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Bankruptcy Rules) 1996 Amendment 2004, (SSI 2004/534);

the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2004, (SSI 2004/537); and

the Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) (Amendment) Act 1933 Order 2004, (SSI 2004/538).

Standards Committee

14 December 2004

13th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.45 am in Committee Room 5

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

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 7 and 8 in private.

3. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider applications to establish:

a Cross-Party Group on Diabetes;

a Cross-Party Group on Food; and

a Cross-Party Group on Tartan Day.

4. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will resume its consideration of an application to establish a Cross-Party Group on Loss of Consultant Led Services in Scotland – Solutions.

5. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider its policy in relation to the use of the Parliament’s internet site to create links to external websites.

6. Replacing the Members’ Interests Order: The Committee will consider a draft report.

7. Complaint: The Committee will consider a report from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner concerning the status of a complaint at Stage 1 of the investigative process

8. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act: The Committee will consider draft Directions under the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002.

Audit Committee

14 December 2004

23rd Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. AGS Section 22 Report on Argyll and Clyde Health Board Accounts (in private): The Committee will consider arrangements for its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled "The 2003/04 Audit of Argyll and Clyde Health Board."

Enterprise and Culture Committee

14 December 2004

29th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 7 and 8 in private.

2. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from:

Allan Hogarth, Head of Public Affairs, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Scotland;

Tony Cox, Head of Public Policy, British Telecom;

John Downie, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland;

Susan Love, Policy Officer, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland.

3. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from:

Harry Pendleton, Chair of the Management Committee, National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG);

Alex Rae, New Roads and Street Works Co-ordinator, Scottish Water;

Domhnall Dods, Director, UK Competitive Telecommunications Association (UKCTA).

4. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from:

Alan Watt, Chief Executive, Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Scotland;

Sir Michael Hirst, Scottish Airports Park and Ride Association (SIAPRA);

David Flint, Partner, MacRoberts Solicitors.

5. Scottish Executive’s 2005/06 budget proposals: The Committee will consider a letter from the Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning in response to its scrutiny of the Scottish Executive’s 2005/06 budget proposals.

6. Work programme: The Committee will consider an updated work programme for 2005.

7. Area Tourist Board Review: The Committee will review the progress to date in its scrutiny of the Area Tourist Board review.

8. Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a revised Stage 1 draft report.

Health Committee

14 December 2004

30th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/524); and

the Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/525)

3. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—

PE374 by Dr Steve Gilbert: Chronic Pain Management;

PE406 by Miss Margaret E Doig: Deceased Persons (Law and Code of Practice); and

PE572 by Mrs Jennifer Woods: Multiple Sclerosis (Respite Homes).

4. Eating disorders inquiry: The Committee will consider possible witnesses.

5. Prohibition of Smoking in Regulated Areas (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

6. Workforce planning inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Justice 2 Committee

14 December 2004

35th 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. Constitutional Reform Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Constitutional Reform Bill currently before the UK Parliament from—

Colin Boyd QC, the Lord Advocate, and Paul Cackette Head of Civil Justice Division, Scottish Executive Justice Department.

3. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: The Committee will consider a paper by the Clerk.

4. Youth Justice Inquiry: Report back from fact-finding visits in Dundee, Falkirk and South Lanarkshire.

5. Youth Justice Inquiry: The Committee will consider the evidence received and how to proceed with its inquiry.

Local Government and Transport Committee

14 December 2004

29th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from—

Panel 1

Roderick McLeod, Member, Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland;

Ewan Jones, Member, Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland;

Panel 2

Jess Barrow, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Age Concern Scotland;

Jim Ferguson, Perth and Kinross Pensioners’ Forum, Age Concern Scotland;

Panel 3

Ross Watson, Chair, Transport, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, Scottish Youth Parliament;

Morven Neil MSYP, Scottish Youth Parliament;

Stephanie Veitch MSYP, Scottish Youth Parliament;

Kevin Smith, Member, Argyll and Bute Youth Forum;

Panel 4

Frank Stewart, Engineering Build Services Manager, THUS plc and Chairman of NJUG;

John Taylor, Government Relations Manager, National Grid Transco;

Rodney Grubb, Scottish and Southern Energy;

Panel 5

Domhnall Dods, Head of Regulatory Affairs, THUS and Director, UKCTA;

Tony Cox, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, BT Wholesale; and

Nancy Saunders, Kingston Communications, Board Director, UKCTA.

2. Gambling Bill - UK Legislation: The Committee will take evidence from the Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform on the following motion—

S2M-2118 Mr Tom McCabe: Gambling Bill – UK Legislation—

That the Parliament agrees the principle of including in the Gambling Bill provisions which confer powers on the Scottish Ministers, including powers to set fees and make regulations on the conditions to be attached to gambling premises’ licences and permits, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end should be considered by the UK Parliament.

3. Sewel Motion: The Convener will update the Committee on the timetable for the Committee’s consideration of a Sewel Motion on the UK Railways Bill.

Communities Committee

15 December 2004

31st Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 5

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

the Building Standards Advisory Committee (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/506);

the Building (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/508).

2. Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from—

Panel 1

Simon Mackintosh, Charity Law Association;

Douglas Connell, Joint Senior Partner, Turcan Connell;

Anne Swarbrick, Anderson Strathern;

Stephen Phillips, Member of the Charity Law Sub-Committee, Law Society of Scotland;

Dr Patrick Ford, Lecturer in Law, Charity Law Research Unit, University of Dundee;

Panel 2

Maureen Harrison, Chair of the Public Affairs Committee and Vice Chair of the Institute, Institute of Fundraising Scotland;

Martin Sime, Chief Executive, Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO);

Margaret Wilson, Development Officer, Councils of Voluntary Services Scotland; and

Norrie Murray, Head of the Policy and Strategy Unit, Volunteer Development Scotland.

Education Committee

15 December 2004

27th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 Determination Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/253) and take evidence from—

Maureen Verrall, Head of Children, Young People and Social Care, Scottish Executive.

2. Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 (Day 5), from—

Panel 1: Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Duncan Ferguson, Chairman;

Allan Campbell, Chief Executive;

Robert Dunbar, Member; and

Not before 11.30

Panel 2: Scottish Executive

Peter Peacock MSP, Minister for Education and Young People;

Douglas Ansdell, Bill Team leader;

Steven McGregor, Bill Team member;

Jim Logie, Divisional Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive.

3. Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will discuss the scope of its Stage 1 report.

4. Forward work programme: The Committee will discuss its forward work programme to summer 2005.

The Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill Committee

15 December 2004

12th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Oral evidence on the general principles of the Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill from—

Graeme Bissett, Finance Director, tie;

John Watt, Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP;

Mark Bourke, Risk Manager, tie;

Simon Temple, Director, Faber Maunsell; and

Barry Cross, Transport Manager, City of Edinburgh Council.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider a report from the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

4. Consideration of written evidence: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

Justice 1 Committee

15 December 2004

39th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to consider a draft report on its inquiry into the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes in prisons in private at this meeting and at future meetings.

2. Inquiry into the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes in prisons: The Committee will take evidence from—

Rab Gowans, Service Manager, Inverclyde Council, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Criminal Justice Grouping; Mairi Brackenridge, Justice Services Manager, South Lanarkshire Council Social Work Resources, and Jim Sexton, Service Manager, Glasgow City Council Criminal Justice Social Work Services;

Dr Nancy Loucks, Independent and Crimonologist;

Hugh Henry MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice, and Alec Spencer, Director of Rehabilitation and Care, and Janice Hewitt, Head of Inclusion, the Scottish Prison Service.

3. Inquiry into the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes in prisons: The Committee will consider a draft report on the inquiry.

Environment and Rural Development Committee

15 December 2004

30th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 4

1. Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

the Agricultural Holdings (Fees) Scotland Order 2004, (SSI 2004/496);

the Agricultural Holdings (Forms) Scotland Order 2004, (SSI 2004/497);

the Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (Petrol Vapour Recovery) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/512); and

the Water Environment (Register of Protected Areas) (Scotland) Regulations, (SSI 2004/516).

3. Sustainable development: The Committee will take evidence from Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development on the Scottish Executive’s response to the Committee’s research report on sustainable development.

4. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether a draft remit and suggested programme of evidence in connection with its proposed inquiry into rural development should be considered in private at a future meeting.

 

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