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BUSINESS BULLETIN 102/1999 

Wednesday 1 December 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

10th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 2

1. National Arts Companies Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider areas of questioning for witnesses.

2. National Arts Companies Inquiry - National Theatre: The Committee will take evidence on the case for a national theatre company from—

Hamish Glen (Chair, Federation of Scottish Theatres)

Giles Havergal (Director, Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre)

Kenny Ireland (Artistic Director, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh)

Paul Scott (President, Saltire Society)

Nicola Thorrold (Director, Independent Theatre Trust)

3. National Arts Companies Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence on the national arts companies from—

Scottish Arts Council

4. European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education - Conference 2001: The Committee will consider further information on the invitation from the Forum.

5. Inquiry into Special Educational Needs: The Committee will consider further the remit for the proposed inquiry.

6. Improvement in Scottish Education Bill - Abolition of the SJNC: The Committee will consider draft legislative proposals.

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

8th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Telecommunications Developments Inquiry: Consideration of evidence and areas of questioning for witnesses

2. Telecommunications Development Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

The Highland Council

Dumfries and Galloway Council

City of Edinburgh Council and

Glasgow City Council

 

 

Health and Community Care Committee

15th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Fair Shares for All, Report of the National Review of Resource Allocation of the NHS in Scotland (The Arbuthnott Report) (in private): The Committee will consider the final report

2. Petition (in private): The Committee will consider the draft report on Petition PE13 Stracathro Staff Action Committee on acute services at Stracathro Hospital

3. Petition: The Committee will consider what action to take with Petition PE15 from Mr J Ooms calling for a review of the processes of the NHS complaints procedure

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the affirmative instrument The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No 4) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/143)

 

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

12th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Petition: The Committee will consider petition PE 29 by Alex and Margaret Dekker on road traffic deaths.

2. European document: The Committee will consider European document 317 on money laundering.

3. Scottish prisons: The Committee will take evidence on the future of the Scottish Prisons Service from—

John Reidy, Executive Committee Member, and Eddie Hunter, National Chairman, Prison Staff Association.

4. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report on the general principles of the Bill.

5. Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill in (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report on the general principles of the Bill.

 

 

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

11th Meeting

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1, on the general principles of the Bill, from—

Frank Johnstone and Frank McConnell, Scottish Law Society.

2. Housing Stock Transfer: The Committee will further consider the evidence taken on Housing Stock Transfer at its previous meeting.

3. Appointment of adviser (in private): The Committee will consider the appointment of an adviser on the financial aspects of Housing Stock Transfer.

4. Appointment of adviser (in private): The Committee will consider the appointment of an adviser on the inquiry into drugs and social exclusion in Scottish communities.

5. Future business (in private): The Committee will consider its timetable of future business.

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

 

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Professor Donald MacLeod, The Free Church of Scotland

followed by Ministerial Statement on the Beef on the Bone Regulations

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motion by Mr Tom McCabe—

S1M-336 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion – Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill Stage 3—That the Parliament agrees that, at Stage 3 of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill on 1st December 1999, proceedings shall be conducted as follows—

(a) debate on amendments shall, if not concluded earlier, be brought to a conclusion 1 hour after the commencement of proceedings at Stage 3,

(b) remaining debate at Stage 3 shall, if not concluded earlier, be brought to a conclusion 1 hour 30 minutes after the commencement of proceedings at Stage 3.

followed by Stage 3 consideration of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill, including consideration of amendments and motion by Mr Jack McConnell—

 

S1M-320 Mr Jack McConnell: Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill is passed.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Debate on the subject –

 

S1M-238 Cathy Jamieson: Co-operative and Mutual Sector in Scotland—That the Parliament notes the significant contribution made by the co-operative and mutual sector in Scotland, and its continued role in promoting social inclusion and community involvement through initiatives such as retail co-ops, food co-ops, housing co-ops, credit unions, community businesses and its youth movement, the Woodcraft Folk, and welcomes the recent setting up of the Scottish Co-operative and Mutual Forum, which brings together co-operative organisations from across Scotland. R

 
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