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Wednesday 29 September 1999

Section A - Daily Business List


Meetings of Committees 

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

Standards Committee
5th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 in Committee Room 1.

1. Regulation of Cross Party Groups

2. Initial Debate on Lobbying

Draft Code of Conduct for Members: Introduction and Key Principles

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee 

4th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10:00 am in Committee Room 2.

1. Local Economic Development Inquiry - confirmation of remit

2. Local Economic Development Inquiry - evidence from Scottish Enterprise

3. Rating revaluation - Local Government Committee views

4. Review of Regional Selective Assistance - timetable

5. European Structural Funds - Objective 3 Plan for Scotland

6. Visit to the Highlands and Islands 

7. West of Scotland Youth Enterprise Challenge

Local Government Committee

5th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00am in Committee Room 4

1. Briefing by the Deputy Minister for Local Government on the Executive's plans for local government. 

2. Ways of consulting councils and council service users - Consideration of briefing paper LG/99/5/1

Social Inclusion, Housing & Voluntary Sector Committee

4th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10:00 am in the Chamber.

The first item will be in private. 

The public part of the meeting will commence at 10.30 am

1. Business session in private (10.00 am - 10.30 am)

2. Briefing from Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations

3. Action points from previous meeting

4. Drugs inquiry - further consideration

5. Draft timetable of forward work.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Motion by Henry McLeish-

S1M-171 Henry McLeish: Manufacturing and Industrial Strategy for Scotland-That the Parliament believes that a vibrant manufacturing sector will continue to play an important part in Scotland's knowledge driven economy.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment-

S1M-171.2 Mr John Swinney: Manufacturing and Industrial Strategy for Scotland-As an amendment to motion (S1M-171) in the name of Henry McLeish, insert at end 'but notes that a properly informed manufacturing strategy requires a greater understanding of Scotland's relative economic performance in comparison with our competitors and notes that the Executive do not currently provide this information; calls upon the Executive to bring forward, in consultation with the Parliament, business/industrial organisations and economic analysts, a full and regular benchmarking exercise assessing the performance of the Scottish economy across the widest possible range of indicators in comparison with our main competitors, and notes that in doing so the Executive's manufacturing and industrial strategy will be open to more effective scrutiny.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motion

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business-

Debate on the subject of -

S1M-153 Donald Gorrie: Football Clubs-That the Parliament notes the financial difficulties faced by some clubs in the Scottish Football Leagues and supports the clubs having a greater role in youth and community development.

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