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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 6/1999

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 6/1999

Thursday 27th May 1999



Announcements

Section E - Written questions lodged on Tuesday 25 May 1999 and Wednesday 26 May 1999.

Section F - Motions and Amendments

Section H – Draft subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament on Wednesday 26 May 1999



BUSINESS BULLETIN 6/1999

Thursday 27th May 1999

Announcements


Publication of the Business Bulletin

The next Business Bulletin will be published in the afternoon of Tuesday 1 June. Details of all PQs lodged and motions and amendments of which notice has been given can be obtained from the Chamber Desk. Copies of the draft Orders are available from the Document Supply Centre.



Sitting days to 18 June

The Presiding Officer wishes to notify members that Thursday 27 May, Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 June, Monday 7 to Friday 11 June and Monday 14 to Friday 18 June inclusive are days on which the office of the Clerk is open.



Messages conveyed to the Parliament

The National Assembly, Republic of Slovenia: The President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, on behalf of the members of the Parliament, has sent a message of goodwill to the Presiding Officer and the members of the Scottish Parliament. The message also states that the National Assembly looks forward to establishing a dialogue and a good working relationship with the Scottish Parliament.



The full text of the message can be obtained from the Information Centre.




BUSINESS BULLETIN 6/1999

Thursday 27th May 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on Tuesday 25 May 1999 and Wednesday 26 May 1999.

S1W-1 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to revoke the Beef Bones Regulations, and lift the ban on beef on the bone.

S1W-2 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward policy proposals on freedom of information in Scotland.

S1W-3 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive to specify the figures for the cost of ending tuition fees for students resident in Scotland on which it will be basing its policy proposals.

S1W-4 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has appointed an Official Spokesperson and if so from what date and with what duties.

S1W-5 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has appointed a Chief of Staff and if so, from what date, with what duties and to whom is the person accountable.

S1W-6 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how and when will the legislative programme be laid out.

S1W-7 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister will urgently meet with Scottish fishermen’s’ leaders to discuss the Scottish Adjacent Water Boundaries Order (S.I.1999/1126) and its implications for Scotland.

S1W-8 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has appointed Special Advisers and if so what is the management structure within which they operate.

S1W-9 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive

whether responsibility for the operation in Scotland of –

a. the Harbour Grants Scheme;
b. the Fishing Vessels (Safety Improvements)(Grants) Scheme 1995; and
c. European grants under the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance,

will transfer to the Scottish Executive on 1 July 1999 and, if so, whether it intends to continue to implement these schemes.

S1W-10 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the support staff which will be provided for each Scottish Minister (including the First Minister and the Scottish Law Officers) and junior Scottish Minister.

S1W-11 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what is –

a. the total anticipated annual salary cost (excluding the standard MSP salary) of; and,
b. the total anticipated annual cost of providing office facilities, support staff, cars and drivers for,

the Scottish Ministers (including the First Minister and the Scottish Law Officers) and junior Scottish Ministers.


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Thursday 27th May 1999

Section F - Motions and amendments

(* denotes new names of support, motions, amendments and editorial adjustments)


*S1M-15 Mr David Davidson: That the Parliament agrees that the current expensive implementation proposals for the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive [91/271/EEC], in so far as they apply to the Scottish fish processing industry, will effectively close many of the three hundred Scottish companies engaged in the industry, which provide around ten thousand skilled jobs, and calls upon the Scottish Ministers to delay the implementation for at least one year, to allow for proper consideration of the technical review currently being undertaken to produce cost effective solutions for the industry, and to allow for the development of effective affordable solutions enabling the industry to continue as a major employer in Scotland (lodged on 26 May 1999).

Supported by: Mr Jamie McGrigor, Phil Gallie, Mr Nick Johnston, Miss Annabel Goldie, Alex Fergusson, Bill Aitken



*S1M-14 Mr Kenneth Gibson: That the Parliament notes with concern the progress through the House of Commons of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill, particularly clauses 53, 54 and 56 as they affect the rights of people in Scotland to essential benefits such as Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance; notes with regret that it has no direct competence over such a vital area of public concern; commends those members of the Parliament who were able to vote in the House of Commons against this regressive legislation and in favour of disabled peoples’ rights; and instructs the Presiding Officer to convey to the Disability Benefits Consortium and others campaigning on this issue the Parliament’s view that clauses 53, 54 and 56 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill are both regressive and detrimental to a vulnerable section of Scottish society (lodged on 26 May 1999).

Supported by: Christine Graham, John Swinney, Roseanna Cunningham, Gil Paterson, Kay Ullrich, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Alex Neil, Fergus Ewing



*S1M-13 Mr Alex Salmond: That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Ministers to ensure that the Beef Bones Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/2959) cease to have effect in Scotland and that the necessary processes be set in place as soon as the Scottish Ministers take up their full powers on 1 July 1999 (lodged on 26 May1999).

Supported by: John Swinney, Alasdair Morgan, Fergus Ewing, Andrew Welsh, Bruce Crawford



* S1M-12 David Mundell: That the Parliament notes with regret the loss of 99 jobs in Dumfries with the closure of the Nestlè factory, in addition to over 2000 jobs lost in Dumfries and Galloway in the past two years and the predicted loss of 1700 jobs in the agricultural sector there in the next two years. Accordingly, the Parliament requests the Scottish Executive to take all the necessary steps to support and promote economic development in the South of Scotland, including, as a matter of urgency, the establishment of an Executive led Task Force to tackle the current employment crisis (lodged on 24 May 1999).

Supported by: Alex Fergusson, Murray Tosh, Phil Gailie



S1M-11 Donald Gorrie: That the Parliament should establish a committee to review and report back urgently on the current position regarding the new Parliament building and the options now open to the Parliament for its present location and the plans for the Holyrood site; so that the Parliament can give directions to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body in its work on Parliamentary accommodation (lodged on 21 May 1999).

Supported by: Margo McDonald, Keith Raffan, Fergus Ewing*, Nick Johnston*, Phil Gallie*, Lynsay McIntosh*, David Davidson*, Murray Tosh*, Alex Fergusson*, Ben Wallace*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Annabel Goldie*, David McLetchie*, Alex Johnstone*, Mary Scanlon*, David Mundell*, Brian Monteith*, Keith Harding*, Bill Aitken*, Jamie McGrigor*, Mike Rumbles*



S1M-10 Mr Alex Salmond: That the Parliament demands the re-instatement to Scottish jurisdiction of the 6000 square miles as detailed in* the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 (Statutory Instrument No.1126). The Parliament also demands that Her Majesty’s Government consults this Parliament and other relevant bodies in Scotland on UK legislation relating to Scottish territory (lodged on 20 May 1999).

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Duncan Hamilton, Fergus Ewing, Winnie Ewing, Irene McGugan, Brian Adam*, Andrew Welsh*



*S1M-10.1 Jamie McGrigor: As an amendment to the motion (S1M-00010) in the name of Alex Salmond. Insert after "That this Parliament"; "deplores the failure of Scottish Westminster MPs to defend Scotland’s interests in the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (23 March 1999), when the Scottish Minister for Home affairs and Devolution moved to remove 6000 square miles of North Sea out of Scottish control and that this Parliament" (lodged 26 May).

Supported by: Phil Gallie, David Davidson, Nick Johnston, Lynsay McIntosh



*S1M-10.2 Jamie McGrigor: As an amendment to the motion (S1M-00010) in the name of Mr Alex Salmond. Leave out from " The Parliament also" to end (lodged 26 May).

Supported by: Phil Gallie, David Davidson, Lynsay McIntosh, Nick Johnston



S1M-9 Euan Robson: That the Parliament calls on Her Majesty’s Government to amend the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order (Statutory Instrument 1999/1126) made under the Scotland Act 1998 so that the East Coast boundary is redrawn to a line of latitude due east of the termination point of the land border between England and Scotland to re-establish the custom and practice of former years (lodged 19 May 1999).

Supported by: Tavish Scott, Mike Rumbles, George Lyon, Jamie Stone



S1M-7 Andrew Wilson: That this Parliament:

resolves that Scotland’s Parliament must extend the reach of its democratic work around Scotland. The Parliament can provide living and breathing evidence of our new democracy across all the communities of Scotland;

calls on the Parliamentary Bureau to establish the principle of devolving the work of the Parliament to locations around Scotland by recommending a programme of meetings for the Parliament’s committees at locations encompassing a wide geographical coverage of Scotland;

calls on the Parliamentary Bureau to identify which committees of the Parliament can be based at locations outwith the Parliament campus on a permanent basis. (lodged on 18 May 1999)

Supported by: Michael Russell, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Ms Nicola Sturgeon, Donald Gorrie, Mr John McAllion, Ben Wallace, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr John Swinney, Mr Jamie Stone, Allan Wilson, Dennis Canavan, Alex Fergusson, Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lochhead*, Brian Adam*, Andrew Welsh*



S1M-2 Mr Jim Wallace: That the Parliament recognises the widespread opposition to tuition fees, the growing importance of lifelong learning to Scotland’s society and economy and the wide range of circumstances of those engaged in lifelong learning; and calls upon the Scottish Executive once established to appoint urgently a committee of inquiry on the issue of tuition fees and financial support for those participating, part-time or full-time, in further and higher education; the terms of reference, timescale and membership of that committee to be approved by and its report laid before this Parliament. (lodged on 14 May)

Supported by: Iain Smith, Tavish Scott, Ross Finnie, Nicol Stephen, Rt Hon Donald Dewar



S1M-2.1 Dennis Canavan: As a amendment to the motion in the name of Mr Jim Wallace leave out from "and" in line 4 to end and insert "and noting that the majority of members of this Parliament were elected on commitments to abolish tuition fees, demands that tuition fees be abolished and student grants introduced" (lodged 19 May).

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan



* S1M-2.2 Mr Alex Salmond: As an amendment to the motion in the name of Mr Jim Wallace leave out all from "to" in line 5 to end and insert: "to bring forward to this Parliament proposals for the abolition of tuition fees and the re-introduction of student maintenance grants" (lodged on 19 May 1999).

Supported by: John Swinney, Michael Russell, Bruce Crawford, Nicola Sturgeon, Fiona Hyslop



* S1M-2.3 Brian Monteith: As an Amendment to the Motion in the name of Mr Jim Wallace leave out from "the" in line 2 to end and insert: "and calls upon the Scottish Executive to introduce a scholarship scheme which funds in full the tuition fees of Scottish domiciled students studying at higher education institutions anywhere in the United Kingdom" (lodged on 19 May 1999).

Supported by: David Mundell, Alex Fergusson, David Davidson, Ben Wallace, Phil Gallie



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Thursday 27th May 1999

Section H – Draft subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament on Wednesday 26 May 1999


The following draft statutory instruments were laid:

The Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 1999

The Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 1999

The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999

The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 1999

The Scotland Act 1998 (Border Rivers) Order 1999

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