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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 37/2000

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 37 / 2000



Tuesday 29 February 2000





Section A - Daily Business List

Section B - Business Programme

Section C - Agendas of Committee Meetings

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 2 March 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 28 February 2000

Section F - Motions and Amendments

Section G - Bills, amendments to Bills and proposals for members’ Bills

Section H - New Documents

Section J - Progress of Parliamentary business

Announcements





BUSINESS BULLETIN 37 / 2000

Tuesday 29 February 2000

Section A – Daily Business List




Meetings of Committees

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



Justice and Home Affairs Committee

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider Part 5 of the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 5).



Finance Committee

5th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Preparation for evidence taking session: The Committee will consider how it wishes to handle agenda item 2.

2. Inquiry into the Finance Functions of the Scottish Executive: The Committee will take evidence from—

David Nish, Finance Director, ScottishPower plc

Ian Springett, General Manager of Upstream Performance and Control, BP Amoco plc

Donald McGougan, Director of Finance, City of Edinburgh Council

Roddy McArthur, Director of Finance, Perth and Kinross Council

Dave Roberts, Head of Strategic Policy, Perth and Kinross Council

3. European Union Funding Arrangements: The Convener will report to the Committee on discussions he has had with Hugh Henry MSP, Bruce Crawford MSP and Andrew Wilson MSP.



Equal Opportunities Committee

5th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item to be taken in private: The convener will move that item 6 be taken in private.

2. Disabled Persons Housing Service: The committee will hear evidence from the Disabled Persons Housing Service from—

Wladyslaw Mejka, Heather Chapple

3. Scottish Refugee Council: The committee will hear evidence from the Scottish Refugee Council from—

James Mackenzie, Sally Daghlian

4. Reporters' Reports: The committee will hear progress reports from—

Irene McGugan, Disability issues

Johann Lamont, Gender issues

Michael McMahon, Race issues

Nora Radcliffe, Sexual orientation issues.

5. Correspondence: The committee will consider recent correspondence received by the clerk and convener.

6. Draft Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill: The committee will consider proposals for oral evidence and lines of questioning.



Procedures Committee

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Scots Language.

2. Letter from Mike Watson, Convener of the Finance Committee: Committee amendments to Bills.

3. Scottish Daily Newspaper Society: Voting arrangements – Report back on statistics.

4. Letter from Margaret Smith, Convener of the Health and Community Care Committee: Rule 9.10.2 : Notice of lodging amendments.

5. Videoconferencing: Update.

6. Press Access to Committee Papers: Update.

7. Current Major Work Update: Financial Procedures, Privilege and Sub-Judice.

8. Rule 12.3.1 - Setting of Committee Agendas: Referral from the Presiding Officer.



Subordinate Legislation Committee

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Draft Affirmative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following draft instruments—

The Air Quality (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Forestry Commissioners) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft)

2. Negative Instruments: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/28)

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/34)

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/33)

The Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/35)

3. Instruments not Subject to Parliamentary Control : The Committee will consider the following instrument—

Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) (Amendment) 2000, (SSI 2000/30)



Public Petitions Committee

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions

2. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions

3. Convener's Report



Rural Affairs Committee

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following submissions from the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland –
PE 24: Pesticides tax
Submission on Veterinary Medicine costs
PE 65: Road Haulage Tax
PE 68: Climate Change Levy
PE 61,62 and 67: Agri-money
PE 63: Agri-environment schemes
PE 64: The Pig Industry
PE 66: Over Thirty Months Scheme

2. Draft National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from Mr Ian Jardine and Mr Peter Rawcliffe of Scottish National Heritage and Mr Andrew Dickson and Ms Jane Hope of the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.

3. Executive Response to Report on ASP: The Committee will consider a further response from the Executive to the Committee Report on the Impact of Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning on the Fisheries Sector.



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Section B – Business Programme




As agreed by the Parliament on 23 February 2000



Wednesday 1 March 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Rev. John H. Fitzsimmons, Parish Priest – Saint John Bosco’s, Erskine

followed by Executive Debate on Local Government Grant Distribution – Local Government Finance Order; Special Grants Report on Asylum Seekers; Special Grants Report on Kosovan Evacuees (for text of motions, see S1M-559, S1M-560 and S1M-561 in Section F)

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-563 Johann Lamont: Drugs Strategy (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 28 February 2000 )



Thursday 2 March 2000

9.30 am Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party debate on the European Convention on Human Rights

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time (for text of questions, see Section D of Business Bulletin for Thursday 24 February 2000)

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time (for text of questions, see Section D)

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Gaelic

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-474 Richard Lochhead: Grampian Television (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 28 February 2000)



Wednesday 8 March 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Non - Executive Business – Scottish National Party

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-557 Patricia Ferguson: International Women’s Day (for text of motion see Section F)



Thursday 9 March 2000

9.30 am Executive Debate on "Created in Scotland – The Way Forward for Manufacturing in the 21st Century"

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business



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Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings




Education, Culture and Sport Committee

1 March 2000

8th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. The Role of the BBC in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

Sir Robert Smith (BBC National Governor for Scotland and Chair, Broadcasting Council for Scotland)

Ms Ann Caldwell (Vice Chair, Broadcasting Council for Scotland)

Mr John McCormick (Controller, BBC Scotland)

Mr Mark Leishman (Head of Corporate Affairs and Secretary, BBC Scotland)

2. Grampian Television's Regional Cultural Contribution: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mr Don Cruickshank (Chairman, Scottish Media Group)

Mr Andrew Flanagan (Chief Executive, Scottish Media Group)

Mr Donald Emslie (Managing Director of Television, Scottish Media Group)

Mr Derrick Thomson (Controller, Grampian Television)

3. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill: The Committee will discuss a report at Stage 1 of the Bill from the Equal Opportunities Committee.

4. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Bill at Stage 1.



Transport and the Environment Committee

1 March 2000

4th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Integrated Transport Bill - The Executive's Proposals (in private): The Committee will consider a briefing paper on the Executive’s proposals for the Integrated Transport Bill. The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for the Minister for Transport and the Environment on the proposed Bill.

not before 9.50 am

2. Integrated Transport Bill - The Executive's Proposals: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Transport and the Environment on the Executive’s proposals for the Integrated Transport Bill.

3. Concessionary Travel Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from Executive Officials on the Executive’s intended plans on concessionary travel. The Committee will then consider terms of reference for, and the approach to, its forthcoming inquiry into concessionary travel.

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following public petitions—

PE 8 by the Scottish Homing Union on the impact of increasing numbers of birds of prey on the sport of pigeon racing.

PE 23 by Save Wemyss Ancient Cave Society calling for action to be taken to repair storm damage to the access of the caves.

5. Telecommunications Developments Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report into Telecommunications Developments.

6. Future Work Programme (in private): The Committee will consider its future work programme.



Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

1 March 2000

9th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Consideration of questions (in private): The committee will consider its questions for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland and the Valuation Office Agency of the Inland Revenue.

2. Item to be taken in private: Convener to move that item 6 be taken in private.

3. Housing stock transfer: The committee will hear evidence from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland from—

Lynne Raeside, Alex Baird, Douglas Cameron, Paul Letley, Alistair McCracken.

The committee will hear evidence from the Valuaiton Office Agency of the Inland Revenue from—

Allan Ainslie, Philip Gay, Rosemary Carthy.

4. Social inclusion work programme: The committee will hear a report from Robert Brown MSP on proposed work in the area of social inclusion.

5. Petitions: The committee will consider the following public petitions—

PE79 submitted by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to stop all Scottish Housing Associations from using unemployed young people to do the work of the Cleansing Department of Glasgow City Council.

PE85 submitted by Aberdeenshire Federation of Tenants and Residents Association, PE86 submitted by South Lanarkshire Tenants Confederation, PE87 submitted by Hamilton Federation of Tenants, PE94 submitted by Carbrain Residents Association, and PE95 submitted by North Lanarkshire Tenants and Residents Federation, all calling on the Scottish Parliament to place a moratorium on all housing stock transfers until such time as its concerns in relation to such transfers are addressed.

6. Future work programme: The committee will consider its future work programme.




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Section D – Oral questions selected for answer on 2 March 2000




First Minister's Question Time

1. Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the First Minister what currently are the Scottish Executive’s main priorities. (S1F-163)



2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when he last met the Prime Minister and what issues were discussed. (S1F-160)



3. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Executive is taking to improve the criminal justice system. (S1F-162)



4. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the First Minister what plans the Scottish Executive has to mark International Women’s Day. (S1F-168)



5. Nick Johnston: To ask the First Minister whether any members of the Scottish Executive have forfeited part of their ministerial salaries for 1999-2000 and 2000-01. (S1F-157)



6. Ms Margaret Curran: To ask the First Minister what measures are being taken to increase the employment opportunities of those in Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas. (S1F-167)





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Section E - Written questions lodged on 28 February 2000




S1W-4649 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister, in making recommendations to Her Majesty's Government in respect of the recent appointment of full time sheriffs, took account of the political affiliations of those recommended for appointments and, if so, which of the sheriffs appointed have been members of political parties and of which political party.



S1W-4775 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list, by Sheriff Court jurisdiction and date, the number of "devolution issues" raised in Scottish courts since the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into Scots law and whether it will indicate the substance of each of these challenges and the current stage each challenge has reached.



S1W-4776 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Presiding Officer whether he will list, by date and nature of request, the requests made by political parties for extra facilities at the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood.



S1W-4777 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all the countries which have exchange arrangements with the Scottish Police College and whether their human rights records are taken into consideration before exchanges are arranged.



S1W-4779 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether housing transferred and subsequently refurbished under the New Housing Partnership will be required to meet higher energy efficiency standards following their refurbishment than those which applied when the houses were first constructed.



S1W-4780 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will introduce three year budgets for local authorities.



S1W-4781 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each pound it spends on neighbourhood watch and similar crime prevention methods saves the criminal justice system.



S1W-4782 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list further education (FE) colleges which are close to insolvency and detail any written recovery plans agreed, or awaiting agreement, between FE colleges and the Scottish Further Education Funding Council and outline any other measures planned to address the problems which colleges with large deficits face.



S1W-4783 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4008 by Jim Wallace on 28 January 2000, whether it will widen the remit of the Scottish Law Commission’s (SLC) review of the law of the foreshore and seabed and, in particular, whether it will instruct the SLC to consider the interests of (a) local communities, (b) individual residents and (c) local businesses who may be affected by the law of the foreshore and seabed.



S1W-4784 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3702 by Henry McLeish on 27 January 2000, whether the Improving Regulation in Scotland Unit will consider any concerns of businesses regarding the burden of regulation in all sectors including farming, crofting, fishing, quarrying, tourism and whisky and, if not, why not.



S1W-4785 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Improving Regulation in Scotland Unit will conduct an audit of each sector of industry as to existing regulations and issue proposals for simplifying, reducing or removing such regulations and, if not, why not.



S1W-4786 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-3702 and S1W-3706 by Henry McLeish on 27 January 2000, how the £12 million Business Growth Fund will be administered, whether copies of the application forms will be placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, whether Local Enterprise Companies (LECs) will have total responsibility for determining applications and whether not giving LECs total responsibility will result in unnecessary delay and bureaucracy in applications to the fund.



S1W-4787 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Presiding Officer what the full cost is of the Parliament’s temporary accommodation from first hiring to date and what the cost will be of the temporary move to Glasgow, including travel expenses.



S1W-4788 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cleaners are employed at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow and how many hours they work each day.



S1W-4789 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many wards are in the Western Infirmary, Glasgow and how often they are cleaned.



S1W-4790 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have contracted Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and other infections at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow during the last five years.



S1W-4791 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to protect patients from contracting Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and other infections at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow.



S1W-4792 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3713 by Henry McLeish on 27 January 2000, whether it (a) will publish details of the precise way in which it calculates the number of new businesses created, (b) will explain this process to the Parliament, (c) agrees that the methodology for the calculation should be transparent and clearly understandable, (d) will consult, or has consulted, business representative bodies as to how they calculate the number of new businesses created and (e) will consider how the performance of the Scottish Executive in achieving the targets it has set itself can be assessed, in the event that its methodology is not recognised and acknowledged by business representative groups and the Parliament as valid.



S1W-4793 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the number of new businesses created for each year from 1999-2000 to 2008-09.



S1W-4794 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3734 by Henry McLeish on 27 January 2000, what its estimate is of the number of new businesses created as a result of the measures outlined, for the year from 1 July 1999.



S1W-4795 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3763 by Mr Jack McConnell on 28 January 2000, whether it will answer parts (a) and (b) of the original question and explain why it did not do so in the original answer.



S1W-4796 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3743 by Mr Jack McConnell on 24 January 2000, whether it will detail and publish the statistical information referred to as "few exceptions" which would have been included in a 1999 edition of the Scottish Abstract of Statistics.



S1W-4797 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3614 by Ross Finnie on 24 January 2000, whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government and to the National Heritage Memorial Fund that the new opportunities funding available for community land purchase should be extended to allow inclusion of applications by retiring crofters and farmers.



S1W-4798 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many ex-Gulf War personnel in Scotland are currently receiving treatment through the NHS in Scotland for medical conditions that the patients define as Gulf War related illnesses and what these illnesses are.



S1W-4799 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a co-ordinating body of medical experts within the NHS in Scotland overseeing treatment of Gulf War related illnesses.



S1W-4800 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Gulf War veterans there are in prison in Scotland and what offences these veterans committed, specifying the total numbers in prison for each specific type of offence.




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Section F - Motions and Amendments




The full text of all outstanding motions and amendments will appear in the Business Bulletin every Monday.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are new or have been altered. Asterisks in the text show the extent of alterations made.

Motions which members wish to be considered for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#)



*S1M-602 Tommy Sheridan: Scottish Parliament, Holyrood—That the Parliament agrees to abandon the Holyrood project and properly reappraise all alternative options for our new Parliament complex, including Glasgow, and that the budget for the new complex should not exceed £100 million.



*S1M-601# Bill Aitken: Bus Corridors in Glasgow—That the Parliament notes the concerns of businesses in Glasgow about the effects of bus corridors on the main arterial routes in and out of the city on local businesses, and believes that the local authority should give the fullest possible consideration to the views of small businesses prior to the imposition of these schemes, in view of the potential adverse consequences on employment.



*S1M-600 Christine Grahame: Scottish Borders Economy—That the Parliament notes with regret that the lowest level of wages in Scotland is in the Scottish Borders, an area hit by a series of mass redundancies; recognises that action is needed at a Scottish and UK level to bring more investment into the area; further notes the fragile nature of the textiles and farming industries and, recognising that low wages leads to low morale, invites the Scottish Executive to redouble its efforts to bring new, sustainable and quality jobs to the Scottish Borders.

Supported by: Michael Russell*



*S1M-599# Mike Watson: Epilepsy—That the Parliament recognises the valuable work of the Glasgow based Epilepsy Association of Scotland, notes that approximately one in 130 of the population has epilepsy and agrees that an appropriate level of health care throughout Scotland for people with epilepsy is a matter of priority.



*S1M-598 Mr Frank McAveety: The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000—That the Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee in consideration of The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 recommends that the Order be approved.



S1M-597 Crooked Charities (lodged on 25 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Michael Russell*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-596 Change in Benefit Payments- Effects on Post Offices (lodged on 25 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Michael Russell*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-595# Fuel Duty Rebate and Rural Services (lodged on 25 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Michael Russell*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-594 Volvo Plant, Irvine (lodged on 25 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-593# Kinlochleven Economic Development (lodged on 25 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-587# Fuel Poverty and Housing Bill (lodged on 22 February 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-583 Iranian Elections (lodged on 22 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-582 Introduction of Treatment Notes (lodged on 22 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-580 Conservation of Marine Wildlife (lodged on 22 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-579 Pilkington Optronics (lodged on 22 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-578 Breast Screening for Women aged 65 and over (lodged on 22 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-576 St Ninians High School's Attendance at European Youth Parliament (lodged on 22 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-573 Investigation into European Union funding arrangements (lodged on 21 February 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-572 European Union documentation on lifting of Indonesian arms embargo (lodged on 21 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-571 Airdrieonians Football Club (lodged on 21 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-570# Milk in Schools (lodged on 21 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Pauline McNeill*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-567 Hosting the Football World Cup in Scotland (lodged on 18 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-566# Employment of Children (lodged on 18 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-565# Hospital Infections (lodged on 18 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-563# Drugs Strategy (lodged on 17 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-557# International Women's Day (lodged on 17 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Rhoda Grant*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-546 Chinook (lodged on 15 February 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-540 Arms Sales (lodged on 11 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-526 Equal Access for People with Disabilities (lodged on 9 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-523 Parliament Subscription to BNP Magazine (lodged on 9 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-505# Closure of Castle Douglas Abattoir (lodged on 4 February 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-504 Compensation to Miners (lodged on 4 February 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-503 Drug Addiction in Glasgow (lodged on 3 February 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-472 Water Charges (lodged on 27 January 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-464 Necessity of Cross Border Study (lodged on 26 January 2000) Christine Grahame*




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Section G - Bills, amendments to Bills and proposals for members’ Bills




Proposals for Members’ Bills

Names marked with an asterisk (*) are new names of support. Proposals that have attracted 11 supporters have those supporters’ names shown in bold. The member who lodged such a proposal has the right to introduce a Member’s Bill to give effect to that proposal under rule 9.14.



Robin Harper: Proposed Organic Food and Farming Targets Bill—Proposal for a Bill to require the Scottish Executive (a) to establish targets for the proportion of land that is certified organic, and for the proportion of food produced and marketed that is similarly certified, by a specified date; and (b) to take steps to ensure those targets are met. (lodged 10 February 2000)

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, John McAllion, Tommy Sheridan, Dennis Canavan, Alex Fergusson, George Lyon, Cathy Jamieson, Tavish Scott, Irene McGugan, Elaine Murray, Roseanna Cunningham, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Alex Johnstone, Malcolm Chisholm, Michael Russell, Rhoda Grant, Scott Barrie, Dr Winnie Ewing




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Section H - New Documents




Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 28 February 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Enterprise: Skillseekers Training for Young People (SE/2000/19)



European Documents

Members wishing to see a list of European documents received in the Parliament should contact the clerks to the European Committee (stephen.imrie@scottish.parliament.uk). Members are reminded that a complete set of all documents received is held by SPICe in G15, PHQ and copies can be made available on request.




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Section J - Progress of Parliamentary business




For further information on the progress of Bills, subordinate legislation and committees shown in this section, please contact either the relevant clerk or web site (end of Section for addresses)



Bills in Progress

Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 15 December

Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill

Stage 1(Justice & Home Affairs Committee) 22 February

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Day 5, Justice and Home Affairs Committee) 29 February

Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill

Stage 1 (consideration of draft report,

Education, Culture and Sport Committee) 1 March

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Bill passed 10 February



Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

For approval by resolution

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000 (14 February 2000)

The draft Train Operating Companies (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (15 February 2000) (Local Government)

The draft Railtrack plc (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (15 February 2000) (Local Government)

The draft Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000

(15 February 2000) (Local Government)

The draft BG Transco plc (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000

(15 February 2000) (Local Government)

The draft Electricity Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000

(15 February 2000) (Local Government)

The draft Electricity Generators (Aluminium) (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (15 February 2000) (Local Government)

The draft Electricity Lands (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000

(16 February 2000) (Local Government)

The draft Air Quality (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (22 February 2000)

The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Forestry Commissioners) Order 2000 (23 February 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 (24 February 2000)



The following Reports are subject to approval by resolution

Special Grant Report No.1 – Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/10) (14 February 2000)

Special Grant Report No.2 – Special Grant for Scotland Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/11) (14 February 2000)



Negative Instruments

Subject to annulment until 6 March 2000

The Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/15) (27 January 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/16) (27 January 2000) ) (Health and Community Care)

Subject to annulment until 10 March 2000

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Satellite Monitoring Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/20) (31 January 2000) (Rural Affairs)

Subject to annulment until 19 March 2000

The National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Practice) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI/2000/23) (9 February 2000) (Health and Community Care)

Subject to annulment until 26 March 2000

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Measures for the Recovery of the Stock of Irish Sea Cod) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/26) (16 February 2000) (Rural Affairs)

Subject to annulment until 28 March 2000

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (18 February 2000) (Health and Community Care)

Subject to annulment until 2 April 2000

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/34) (23 February 2000) (Rural Affairs)

Subject to annulment until 3 April 2000

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/33) (24 February 2000)

The Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/35) (24 February 2000)



Committee Business

Dates indicate when the next meeting is due to take place on the relevant subject.



Audit 7 March

Education, Culture and Sport 1 March

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 8 March

Equal Opportunities See Section A

European 7 March

Finance See Section A

Health and Community Care 8 March

Justice and Home Affairs See Section A

Local Government No date established

Procedures See Section A

Public Petitions See Section A

Rural Affairs See Section A

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector 1 March

Standards 8 March

Subordinate Legislation See Section A

Transport and Environment 1 March



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Announcements



GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR MEMBERS WHO WISH TO SPEAK IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH

As a debate on Gaelic is scheduled for Thursday 2 March, Members are reminded of Rule 7.1 of standing orders which makes provision for Members to speak in Scots Gaelic or in any other language with the agreement of the Presiding Officer.

Procedures are in place to provide simultaneous interpretation services when Members wish to speak in a language other than English during meetings of the Parliament or committee proceedings. However, the Parliamentary Bureau has agreed that Members are required to follow certain procedures should they wish to make use of those services.



Requirement to give notice

Members must give at least 24 hours’ notice of their request to speak in a language other than English. They should notify the Business Clerks in the Chamber Office of their request and should provide the following information:

(a) the date and item of business on which they wish to speak;

(b) details of the language in which they wish to speak; and

(c) the estimated length of the address.

While at least 24 hours’ notice of an interpretation requirement must be given to the Business Clerks to allow the necessary arrangements for interpretation to be put in place, it would assist parliamentary staff if a longer period of advance warning were given where possible.

The Business Clerks will notify the Presiding Officer of a Member’s interpretation request and will inform the Member of his decision.



Provision of text by Member

If the agreement of the Presiding Officer is obtained, the Member should provide copies of the text of their address in both English and the alternative language, preferably in both electronic and paper format, to assist Official Report staff and interpreters. In order to allow interpreters adequate preparation time, this material should be made available to the Official Report no later than one hour before the start of the business item during which the address is to be made.



Official Report

Where an address is made in Scots Gaelic, the Official Report of the relevant proceedings will contain both the English and the Gaelic versions of the address. Where an address is made in another alternative language, only the English version will appear in the Official Report. Members are welcome to check the original and translated versions of their speech in the Official Report office, at room 5.19 in Parliament Headquarters, about one and a half hours after they have spoken.

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