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Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in the Scottish Parliament, unless otherwise specified. Contact details for Committee Clerks are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

The Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill Committee

16th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Consideration Stage from—

Group 26: Safeway Stores Plc

Promoter’s witnesses—

Gavin Murray, Project Manager, Faber Maunsell

Geoff Duke, Project Manager, tie Ltd

Alasdair Sim, Technical Expert, Faber Maunsell

Objector’s witnesses—

Andrew Carrie, Director, DBA

David Gardiner, Director, Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc

Group 28: Universities Superannuation Schemes Ltd

Promoter’s witnesses—

Alasdair Sim, Technical Expert, Faber Maunsell

Aileen Grant, Principal Planner, City Development Department, City of Edinburgh Council

Gavin Murray, Project Manager, Faber Maunsell

Rahul Bijlani, Lawyer, Bircham Dyson Bell

Objector’s witnesses—

Maria Francke, Drivers Jonas, Planning Consultant

Claire Carr, Buchanan & Partners, Transport Consultant

Andy Irvine, Jones Lang LaSalle, Retail Expert

Paul Buchanan, Colin Buchanan & Partners, Transportation Economist

Group 27: O2

Promoter’s witnesses—

Gavin Murray, Project Manager, Faber Maunsell

Alasdair Sim, Technical Expert, Faber Maunsell

Objection 96: Safeway Stores Ltd and Wm Morrison plc

Promoter’s witnesses—

Alasdair Sim, Technical Expert, Faber Maunsell

Gavin Murray, Project Manager, Faber Maunsell

Geoff Duke, Project Manager, tie Ltd

Objection 97: Universities Superannuation Schemes Ltd

Promoter’s witnesses—

Alasdair Sim, Technical Expert, Faber Maunsell

Gavin Murray, Project Manager, Faber Maunsell

Rahul Bijlani, Lawyer, Bircham Dyson Bell

Group 32: Servisair

Promoter’s witnesses—

Gavin Murray, Project Manager, Faber Maunsell

Alasdair Sim, Technical Expert, Faber Maunsell

Group 33: Norwich Union Life and Pensions Ltd

Promoter’s witnesses—

Gavin Murray, Project Manager, Faber Maunsell

Alasdair Sim, Technical Expert, Faber Maunsell

Geoff Duke, Project Manager, tie Ltd

2. Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider evidence taken during the day.

Justice 1 Committee

37th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Family Law (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 4).

2. Subordinate Legislation: Hugh Henry MSP (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move S2M-3523—

That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Victim Statements (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2005 be approved.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

the Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2005, (SSI 2005/526).

Education Committee

20th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Joint Inspection of Children’s Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from—

Panel 1
Graham Donaldson, HM Senior Chief Inspector, HMIE;
Neil McKechnie, Director, Services for Children Unit, HMIE; and
Jan Warner, Director of Performance Assessment and Practice Development, NHS Quaility and Improvement Scotland.

Panel 2
Gill Ottley, Depute Chief Social Work Inspector, Social Work Inspection Agency.

2. Joint Inspection of Children’s Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider issues arising from the evidence.

Environment and Rural Development Committee

29th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. European issues: The Committee will consider an update from the Convener on European issues.

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

the Salmonella in Broiler Flocks (Sampling Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/496);

the Animal and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/502); and

the Pollution Prevention and Control (Public Participation etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/510).

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

4. Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to its Stage 1 report.

Meeting of the Parliament

The Presiding Officer wishes to announce that, subject to the Parliament’s approval of Business Motion S2M-3580 set out below, today’s business will be as follows:

2.00 pm Time for Reflection - Mr Mohammed Tufail Shaheen of the Islamic Centre, Glasgow

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S2M-3581 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 16 November 2005 shall begin at 5.30 pm.

S2M-3580 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 16 November 2005—

Wednesday 16 November 2005

delete,

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – Debate on the subject of S2M-3507 Colin Fox: Scotland’s Social Housing Provision

and insert,

5.30 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – Debate on the subject of S2M-3507 Colin Fox: Scotland’s Social Housing Provision

S2M-3583 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Licensing (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated (each time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended, other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called, or otherwise not in progress):

Groups 1 to 4 - 25 minutes
Groups 5 to 8 - 55 minutes
Groups 9 to 11 - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Groups 12 to 15 - 2 hours
Groups 16 to 19 - 2 hours and 25 minutes
Groups 20 to 22 - 2 hours and 40 minutes

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Licensing (Scotland) Bill—

S2M-3437 George Lyon: Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Licensing (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Business Motions—

S2M-3577 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 23 November 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Local Government Finance Settlement 2006-2007

followed by Procedures Committee Debate: 7th Report 2005, The Sewel Convention

followed by Procedures Committee Debate: 6th Report 2005, Admissibility and Closure of Public Petitions

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 24 November 2005

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Housing (Scotland) Bill

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Justice and Law Officers;

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

2.55 pm Conclusion of Stage 3 Proceedings: Housing (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 30 November 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 1 December 2005

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

S2M-3578 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Joint Inspections of Children’s Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 7 December 2005.

S2M-3579 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 23 February 2006.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S2M-3569 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 13) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/520) be approved.

S2M-3570 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 14) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/529) be approved.

5.30 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business: Debate on the subject of—

S2M-3507 Colin Fox: Scotland’s Social Housing Provision—That the Parliament recognises that affordable social housing is in short supply across Scotland in both rural and urban areas and welcomes all efforts to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to live in a decent home fit for the 21st century; welcomes the decision of Midlothian Council, for example, to build 1,000 new council houses; urges all council tenants in Edinburgh to make their views known in the stock transfer referendum scheduled for later this month, and believes that local tenant-led participation is crucial to the effective democratic management of social housing projects all across Scotland.

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