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BUSINESS BULLETIN 77/1999

Tuesday 26 October 1999

Section A – Daily Business List

 

Meetings of Committees

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

 

Audit Committee

5th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

  1. Pre-evidence briefing


  2. Consideration of report by the Comptroller and Auditor General – ‘The Private Finance Initiative: The contract to control and operate the A74(M)/M74 motorway in Scotland’

  3. The Committee will hear evidence from –

    Principal Witness and Accounting Officer:

    Kenneth MacKenzie (Secretary and Head of the Scottish Executive

    Development Department)

    Supporting Witness:

    Mr John Howison (Chief Road Engineer and Head of Design and

    Construction Division, Scottish Executive Development Department)

  4. Discussion of Committee’s response to evidence heard


  5. Future work programme and conduct of business

 

 

 Finance Committee

5th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

  1. Written Agreements with the Scottish Executive: Consideration of draft written agreements between the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Ministers, relating to the annual budgeting process.


  2. The Budgeting Process – 2000/2001: Discussion of the arrangements for consideration of next year’s expenditure proposals.

 

 

Health and Community Care Committee

9th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.00am in the Chamber

  1. Discussion on line of questioning with respect to Item 2


  2. Evidence: The Consideration of Fair Shares for All the National Review of Resource Allocation for the NHS in Scotland (The Arbuthnott Report) the Committee will hear evidence from:

Professor Sir John Arbuthnott, University of Strathclyde

Dr Alastair Leyland, University of Glasgow

Professor Graham Watt, University of Glasgow

Margaret Pullin plus 2 others, Royal College of Nursing

Pat Dawson, Scottish Association of Health Councils

Pat Frost, NHS Confederation

John Telford, Chairman, Shetland Health Board

David Eva, Director of Finance, Shetland Health Board

 

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

7th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

  1. Domestic Violence: Progress report by Maureen MacMillan (reporter)

  2. European document: The Committee will consider European document 334: Green Paper on liability for defective products (10609/99)

  3. Petition: The Committee will hear evidence on petition PE14 by the Carbeth Hutters’ Association on land reform legislation from—

  • Mr Chris Ballance, Carbeth Hutters’ Association

  • Mr Andrew Smith, Carbeth Estate, Mr Tony Meehan, Advisor of the Proprietors of Carbeth Estate and Mr Thomas Hanratty, on behalf of hutters not in dispute with the Estate

  • Mr Richard Grant, Ms Isobel Low and Mr Murray Sinclair, Scottish Executive

  1. Scottish prisons: The Committee will consider the recent announcement concerning the reductions in the budget and staff of the Scottish Prisons Service At 11.30 am:

  1. Subordinate Legislation: The Convener to move, That the Justice and Home Affairs Committee recommend that nothing further is to be done under the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/48) (90 minute debate)

  2. Draft Report: Consideration of draft report on the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/48)

 
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