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BUSINESS BULLETIN 81/1999

Monday 1 November 1999

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

Finance Committee

6th Meeting

2 November 1999

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

  1. Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill—Stage 2: the Committee will consider amendments to Part 1 of the Bill.

 

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

6th Meeting

2 November 1999

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

  1. Improving Our Schools consultation document.

  2. Progress reports from Reporters:

  3. Disability issues (Reporter, Michael Matheson);

    Gender issues (Reporter, Johann Lamont);

    Race issues (Reporter, Michael McMahon);

    Sexual orientation issues (Reporter, Nora Radcliffe).

  4. Correspondence.

 

 

Procedures Committee

6th Meeting

2 November 1999

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

  1. Priority Issues: Recommended draft changes to Standing Orders as instructed by the Committee.

  2. Priority Issues: Letter from Convener to Presiding Officer (for information)

  3. Issues Paper: Questions, Motions and Ministerial Statements

  4. Issues Paper : Declaration of Interests by Committee Witnesses

  5. Issues Paper: Parliamentary Mace

  6. Issues Paper : Chairing the First Meeting

  7. Request to consider Rule 9.12.6

  8. Final Report Back on MSPs’ movements mid-week.

  9. Letter from the Chairman of the Procedure Committee, The House of Commons (for information)

  10. Routine discussions : Convener/Scottish Executive.

  11. Work Programme : from 2000.

  12. Communication : Changing the Culture of our Politics (for information).

  13. Letter from Director, The Scottish Daily Newspaper Society (for information).

  14. Referral from Parliamentary Bureau : Finance Committee Remit

 

 

Subordinate Legislation Committee

9th Meeting

2 November 1999

 

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 4

1. Consideration of

Executive Responses:

The Lobsters and Crawfish (Prohibition of Fishing and Landing) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/88);

The Organic Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/107);

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/110);

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) Partial Revocation (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/114);

The Erskine Bridge (Temporary Suspension of Tolls) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/116);

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/124);

The Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Appropriations) Amendment Order 1999 (Draft);

The Maximum Number of Judges (Scotland) Order 1999 (Draft);

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (North Coast) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/125);

The Thurso College (Change of Name) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/126);

The Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/129);

The Wafer Scottish Seal Directions 1999 (SSI 1999/130).

 

 

Public Petitions Committee
4th Meeting

2 November 1999

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

  1. Consideration of Petitions.

  2. Progress of Petitions already considered by the Committee.

  3. Discussion of proposals for launch of public guidance on petitions.

  4. Convener’s report.

  5. Any other business.

 

 

Rural Affairs Committee

8th Meeting

2 November 1999

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall.

  1. The Scottish Zone of British Fishery Limits:

  2. The Committee will hear evidence from—

    Mr Hamish Morrison, Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation;

    Mr John Home Robertson, Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs..

  3. Outcome of the EU Fisheries Council meeting:

The Committee will consider further evidence from Mr John Home Robertson, Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs on the outcome of the EU Fisheries Council, including—

Dialogue with the fishing industry, in connection with the Proposed European Regulation (EC Ref 10439/99, COM(99) 382 final) and European Committee representations thereon;

Suspension of Herring tariffs;

Agenda 2000: Consultation paper on community structural assistance in the Fisheries sector – summary of responses to public consultation, as requested.

  1. Subordinate Legislation: Consideration of the Lobsters and Crawfish (Prohibition of Fishing and Landing) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/88) and an explanatory memorandum thereon by the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.

  2. Proposed EU Regulation: The Committee will consider a proposal for a Council Regulation opening a tariff quota for imports of boneless meat from bovine animals.

  3. Beef exports: Letter from David Mundell MSP re French Beef Ban.

  4. Transport in Rural Areas:

The Committee will consider evidence from—

Mr. John Dowie, Scottish Executive Development Department

Invitation to participate in Enterprise & Lifelong Learning Committee inquiry into differential petrol pricing.

  1. Inquiry into the impact of changing employment patterns on rural communities: The Committee will consider initial evidence from the Executive.


The following item of business will be considered in private, as previously agreed by the Committee—

Report on the impact of Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning on the fisheries sector:

The Committee will resume consideration of the draft report.

 

 

Education Culture and Sport Committee

6th Meeting

3 November 1999

  1. The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

  2. Committee’s future work programme.

  3. Feedback from committee visits to schools.

  4. Consideration of written evidence received on Improvement in Scottish Education Bill.

  5. Petition PE9 by Mr R H Guild – Impact of Current Developments at Cramond, Edinburgh.

  6. Consideration of The Educational Development, Research and Services (Scotland) Grant Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/65)

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  7. Invitations to the Committee.

 

Health and Community Care Committee

11th Meeting

3 November 1999

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

  1. Evidence: The Committee will consider lines of questioning with respect to Item 2.

  2. Inquiry: Fair Shares for All: Report of the National Review of Resource Allocation of the NHS in Scotland (The Arbuthnott Report).

The Committee will hear evidence from—

Dr John Garner, Chairman of BMA Scottish Council;

Mr Rab Hide, Deputy Chairman of BMA Scottish Council and Chairman of Scottish Committee for Hospital Medical Services;

Dr Kenneth Harden, Chairman of Scottish General Practitioners Committee;

Dr Christopher Tiarks, Deputy Chairman of Scottish General Practitioners Committee.

  1. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (North Coast) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/125).

  2. Fair Shares for All (The Arbuthnott Report): The committee will consider the composition of the draft report with Dr John Forbes, Adviser to the Committee.

  3. Future Business: The Committee will consider forthcoming business.

 

 

 Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

7th Meeting

3 November 1999

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall.

  1. Action points from previous meeting.

  2. Social Inclusion Action Teams:

The Committee will hear evidence from—

Joy Barlow, Chair, Excluded Young People;

Gill Stewart, Chair, The Impact of Local Anti-Poverty Action.

  1. Remit of reporters – paper from the Clerk.

  2. Abolition Of Poindings & Warrant Sales Bill – update from Convener.

  3. Timetable.

 

 

 Justice and Home Affairs Committee

8th Meeting

3 November 1999

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

  1. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill:

The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill from—

Kay Barton, Civil Law Division, Justice Department, Scottish Executive;

Adrian Ward, Convener of the Mental Health and Disability Committee, Law Society of Scotland, and spokesperson for the Alliance for Promotion of the Incapable Adults Bill;

Dr James Dyer, Director of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

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

  2. Future business: The Committee will consider a draft programme of meetings until the Christmas recess.

  

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