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Wednesday 6 October 1999

Section A – Daily Business List


Meetings of Committees

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


Education Culture and Sport Committee

5th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

  1. Evidence from Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee (SJNC) management side and teachers’ side and the Scottish Executive on negotiations on teachers’ pay and conditions and future of SJNC for teaching staff in school education.



Health and Community Care Committee

7th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber

  1. Petition from Strathcathro Staff Action Committee calling for the retention and
  2. enhancement of acute services at Strathcathro Hospital, by Brechin (PE13)

  3. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council Amending
  4. Directive 95/2/EC on Food Additives other than Colours and Sweeteners (10485/99)

  5. Consideration of—
  6. The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/51);

    The Scottish Dental Practice Board Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/52);

    The National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/53);

    The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/54);

    The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/55);

    The Health Act 1999 (Fund-Holding Practices) (Transfer of Assets, Savings, Rights and Liabilities and Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/56);

    The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/57);

    The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/63);

    The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/64);

    The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No 3) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/71);

    The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No 2) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/72);

    The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No 3) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/73).

  7. Community Care—general discussion about aspects of community care that
  8. members wish to consider

  9. Consideration of paper on the procedure for dealing with emergency business.



Justice and Home Affairs Committee

6th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

  1. Petition—the Committee will consider petition PE14 by the Carbeth Hutters’
  2. Association on land reform legislation.

  3. European proposal—the Committee will consider European document 302 Draft

Model Agreement on Co-operation with Third States.

  1. Subordinate Legislation—the Committee will consider the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/48).

  2. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill—the Committee will consider options for dealing with the Bill at Stage 1.

  3. Scottish Prisons—the Committee will be invited to discuss the visits made by

members to HMP Low Moss and HMRI Longriggend.

  1. Future Business (in private).



Social Inclusion, Housing & Voluntary Sector Committee

5th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

The first item will be in private.

The public part of the meeting will commence at 10.30 am

  1. Business session to be held in private.

  2. European Structural Fund Objective 3 draft operational plan:
  3. The Committee will hear evidence from—

    Heather Koronka, Scottish European Structural Fund Objective 3 Partnership

    David Chalmers, Scottish Executive Development Department

    Angela O’Hagan, Equal Opportunities Commission

  4. Voluntary sector issues—further consideration of voluntary sector issues arising
  5. from evidence heard from SCVO at previous meeting.

  6. Action points from previous meeting.



Transport and Environment Committee

4th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

  1. Briefing on concessionary travel schemes—briefing from CoSLA, Strathclyde Passenger Transport, the Confederation of Passenger Transport and FirstGroup.

  2. Consideration of—

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/58);

The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Glasgow) Designation Order 1999 (SSI 1999/59);;

The Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (City of Glasgow) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/60);

The Road Traffic Act 1991 (Amendment of Schedule 3) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/61);

The Parking Attendants (Wearing of Uniforms) (City of Glasgow Parking Area)Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/62).

  1. Invitations received by the Committee.



  Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Ministerial Statement and Debate on the Executive’s Expenditure Plans

followed by Parliamentary Bureau motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business—

Debate on the subject of—

S1M-162 Pauline McNeill: Breast Cancer—That the Parliament notes that breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer amongst women in Scotland; notes that early detection has saved many lives; and supports the work of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the establishment of an all-party group on breast cancer, and encourages all MSPs to join it.

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