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BUSINESS BULLETIN 90/1999

Friday 12 November 1999

Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings

 

 

Health and Community Care Committee

16 November 1999

12th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in The Chamber

1. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Reporter’s findings on the general principles of the Bill.

2. Fair Shares for All, Report of the National Review of Resource Allocation for the NHS in Scotland (The Arbuthnott Report): The Committee will consider the first Draft Report

3. Agree Line of Questioning: The Committee will consider order of questions to the Minister and Deputy Minister for its meeting on 17 November 1999

 

 

 

Finance Committee

16 November 1999

8th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Scottish Parliament Corporate Body: The Committee will take evidence on Vote 12 of the 1999/2000 autumn supplementary supply estimates; the proposed expenditure plans for 2000/2001 and the relationship between the SPCB and the Finance Committee from –

Robert Brown MSP (Appointed Member, Scottish Parliament Corporate Body)

Paul Grice (Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament)

Stewart Gilfillan (Director of Corporate Services, Scottish Parliament)

2. 2000/2001 Expenditure Plans: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Budget sub programme expenditure plans (Level 2 figures) from –

Professor Brian Ashcroft (Director, Fraser of Allander Institute)

Stephen Boyle (Head of Business Economics, The Royal Bank of Scotland)

 

 

Equal Opportunities Committee

16 November 1999

7th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Improving Our Schools consultation document: The Committee will consider evidence from the Equal Opportunities Commission from-

Morag Alexander, Director

Sheila McWhirter, Education & Training Officer

2. Progress reports from Reporters: The Committee will hear progress reports from-

Michael Matheson, Disability issues

Johann Lamont, Gender issues

Michael McMahon, Race issues

Nora Radcliffe, Sexual orientation issues

3. Correspondence: The Committee will consider recent correspondence

 

 

Procedures Committee

16 November 1999

7th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Proposed Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament: The Committee will consider a Draft Report and Draft Changes to Standing Orders.

2. Scots Language: The Committee will discuss an Issues Paper on the subject.

3. Letters sent out in respect of Issues raised in previous meeting:

Letter to the Presiding Officer – Emergency Questions and other issues (for information)

Letter to the Presiding Officer – Selection of Oral Questions (for information)

Letter to the Presiding Officer – Handling of Procedures Committee Recommendations (for information)

Letter to the Presiding Officer – Survey Results :MSP availability in Edinburgh (for information)

Letter to the Presiding Officer – Ministerial Statements (for information)

Letter to Alex Neil, MSP – Declaration of Interests by Committee Witnesses (for information)

4. Remit of Procedures Committee : Liaison: The Committee will discuss an Issues Paper on the subject.

 

 

Public Petitions Committee

16 November 1999

5th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new Petitions

2. Progress of Petitions: Consideration of progress of current Petitions

3. Launch of Guidance: Discussion on the launch of the Public Petitions Guidance

4. Conveners Report:

 

 

Rural Affairs Committee

16 November 1999

9th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Subordinate Legislation (Negative Procedure): The Committee will consider the Organic Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations (SSI 1999/107) and an explanatory memorandum thereon by the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.

2. Subordinate Legislation (Negative Procedure): The Committee will consider the Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment (SSI 1999/129), and an explanatory memorandum thereon by the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.

3. Forestry: The Committee will consider two papers from the Forestry Commission providing a summary of responses to consultation on the draft forestry strategy and further information on logistical issues relating to timber transportation.

4. Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme: The Committee will consider submissions received on this issue.

5. EU Documents: The Committee will consider an EU Communication (10078/99) from the Commission regarding fisheries management and nature conservation in the marine environment.

6. Inquiry into the impact of changing employment patterns on rural communities: The Committee will consider a scoping paper from SPICe and initial evidence from the Executive on this inquiry.

7. Briefing on fisheries issues: The Committee will consider an invitation to attend a briefing session on fisheries matters presented by SERAD and the Sea Fish Industry Authority.

8. The Scottish Zone of British Fishery Limits: The Committee will consider a paper from the Convener outlining possible options for taking this issue forward.

 

 

Health and Community Care Committee

17 November 1999

13th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Health Issues: The Committee will question the Minister for Health and Community Care and the Deputy Minister for Community Care

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument?

The National Health Service (Penalty Charge) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/121)

 

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

17 November 1999

10th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber

1. European Document: The Committee will consider European Document 291 – Draft Council Decision on the integration of refugees.

2. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 on the general principles of the Bill from—

Mr Rab Hide, Deputy Chairman of Scottish Council, Dr Bill O’Neill, Ethics Department, and Dr Michael Wilkes, Chairman, Medical Ethics Committee, British Medical Association;

June Andrews, former Scottish Board Secretary, and Alex McMahon, Advisor on Nursing Policy, Royal College of Nursing;

Professor Sheila McLean, University of Glasgow

3. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 on the general principles of the Bill from Tommy Sheridan MSP and Mike Dailly, Govan Law Centre.

4. Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 on the general principles of the Bill from the Scottish Land Reform Convention.

 

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