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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 96/2000

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 96 / 2000



Wednesday 7 June 2000




Section A - Daily Business List

Section B - Business Programme

Section E - Written questions lodged on 6 June 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




BUSINESS BULLETIN 96 / 2000

Wednesday 7 June 2000

Section A – Daily Business List




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


Justice and Home Affairs Committee

21st Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Stalking and harassment: The Committee will consider a report by Pauline McNeill and then take evidence from-

Alison Paterson, Director, and David McKenna, Assistant Director, Victim Support Scotland.

3. Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses: The Committee will take evidence on proposals to improve protection for witnesses in cases involving allegations of rape from-

Alison Paterson, Director, and David McKenna, Assistant Director, Victim Support Scotland.

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions-

PE111 by Frank Harvey;

PE124 by Contact Rights for Grandparents;

PE176 by Mr J McMillan

5. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following draft affirmative instrument-

The Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) Order 2000.

6. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report.

7. Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.


Health and Community Care Committee

16th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Organ Donations: The Committee will consider the research note on organ donations

2. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will hear evidence from-

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

3. Petition: The Committee will consider petition PE 145 Mr William P Welsh calling for the Scottish Parliament to take a range of actions with regard to medical conditions arising from vaccinations

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions-

PE 143 - Petition by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to order a public inquiry into all aspects of the Greater Glasgow Health Board's plans to reduce services in Glasgow, especially all financial aspects of the plan

PE 144 - Petition by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to reject all proposals put forward by the Greater Glasgow Health Board under its Health Improvement Plan

PE 165 - Petition by Mr J McNeill on behalf of Partick Community Council calling for the Scottish Parliament to make Greater Glasgow Health Board acountable to the Scottish Parliament and to reject their proposals to reduce the number of hospitals in Glasgow

PE 172 - Petition by Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to make the Greater Glasgow Health Board accountable to the Parliament and to reject any proposed cuts to the NHS in Glasgow

5. Petition: The Committee will consider petition PE 185 by Thomas McKissock calling for the Scottish Parliament take the necessary steps to establish a scheme of compensation to assist people in Scotland who have contracted hepatitis C infection as a consequence of infected blood transfusions.


Rural Affairs Committee

16th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 6.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. National Parks (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).






Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection - The Very Reverend Graham Forbes, Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-967 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Change of Decision Time-That the Parliament agrees that under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders, Decision Time of the Meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 22 June 2000 should begin at 5.30pm.

S1M-968 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders-That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1 (c) of the Standing Orders be suspended for the duration of the Meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 22 June 2000.

S1M-974 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committees-That the Parliament agrees that Des McNulty be appointed to the Rural Affairs Committee.

S1M-965 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Standard's in Scotland's Schools Bill be allotted as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins) -

Section 1 to section 9 - up to 40 minutes

Section 10 to after section 12 - up to 55 minutes

Section 12A to section 19 - up to 1 hour 15 minutes

Section 20 to section 40 - up to 1 hour 45 minutes

Remainder of the Bill - up to 2 hours 5 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 2 hours 30 minutes


followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Standards in Scotland's Schools Bill-

S1M-877 Mr Sam Galbraith: Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill be passed.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-787 Ms Margo MacDonald: Standard Life Mutuality-That the Parliament expresses its support for Standard Life, the largest Mutual Insurance Company in Europe and one of the most important financial institutions in Scotland; notes that mutuality allows Standard Life to focus its interests solely on the long term financial security of its members, and further expresses its dismay that this mutuality and success could be threatened by the actions of a few individuals or "carpet-baggers" seeking short-term, individual gain.


BUSINESS BULLETIN 96 / 2000

Wednesday 7 June 2000

Section B - Business Programme




As agreed by the Parliament on 1 June 2000

Thursday 8 June 2000

9.30 am Ministerial Statement on Diligence

followed by Committee Business - Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Debate on Local Economic Development Services in Scotland (for text of motion see S1M-935 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 5 June 2000)

12.00 pm Ministerial Statement on Local Government: Best Value and Community Planning

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time (for text of questions see Section D of Business Bulletin for Thursday 1 June 2000)

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time (for text of Questions see Section D of Business Bulletin for Tuesday 6 June 2000)

3.30 pm Debate on Learning Disability Review (for text of motion see S1M-966 in Section F)

The Clerk has been informed that the following document(s) are relevant to this debate.

Learning Disability Review- consultation document launched on 11 May

The Same as You? A Review of Services for People with Learning Disabilities

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business -Debate on the subject of S1M-908 Elaine Thomson: Women's Pay - 30 Years on from the Equal Pay Act (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 5 June 2000)

Wednesday 14 June 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 15 June 2000

9.30 am Non-Executive Business - Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party

12.15 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Open Question Time

3.30 pm Debate on Early Education and Childcare

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business



BUSINESS BULLETIN 96 / 2000

Wednesday 7 June 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 6 June 2000




S1W-7649 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has investigated or intends to investigate any discrepancies and anomalies in ticket prices in newly published railway timetables issued by train operators.

S1W-7650 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to allow boat dredging for cockles in the Solway.

S1W-7651 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the incidence is of prolonged side effects following the use of corticosteroids.

S1W-7652 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to compensate patients who have suffered adverse effects of corticosteroids.

S1W-7653 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that all patients are provided with product information for drugs prescribed and dispensed.

S1W-7654 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give an update on the Ossian project and when it will be possible to book accommodation.

S1W-7655 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on the Ossian project to date and how much remains to be spent.

S1W-7656 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many contracts let to external consultants and advisors in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 1998-99 were (i) put out to competitive tender; (ii) not put out to competitive tender and (iii) let on a non-commercial basis, specifying in each case the names of the individuals or organisations which carried out work and the value of the contract, and what the total value was of all contracts in each of the categories in each of the years above.

S1W-7657 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by the Scottish Tourist Board and each local tourist board annually since 1997.

S1W-7658 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by Scottish Enterprise annually since 1997.

S1W-7659 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by each local enterprise company annually since 1997.

S1W-7660 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by Reporters to (i) Children's Panels and (ii) the Children's Hearing System since 1997.

S1W-7661 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by each water authority annually since 1997.

S1W-7662 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the fuel costs of each local authority social work department have been annually since 1997.

S1W-7663 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by the Scottish Prison Service annually since 1997.

S1W-7664 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by the Scottish Executive and The Scottish Office annually since 1997 broken down by Department.

S1W-7665 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency annually since 1997.

S1W-7666 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited annually since 1997.

S1W-7667 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what direction and guidance it has given to the Strategic Rail Authority regarding the Orton Loop and the improvement of the Aberdeen to Inverness line.

S1W-7668 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide a substantive answer to question S1W-5364 lodged on 1 March 2000.

S1W-7669 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number was of accused persons who appeared on Petition at Sheriff Courts in Scotland charged with murder during the years 1997, 1998 and 1999 and the number from whom pleas to culpable homicide were accepted by the Crown, broken down by gender.

S1W-7670 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the steps to be taken in the consultation process regarding the proposal to transfer Glasgow's council housing stock.

S1W-7671 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many nurses are expected to graduate from the College of Nursing at Ninewells Hospital in the year 2000 and how many of these graduates are expected to be employed by Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust in the year following their graduation.

S1W-7672 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any deterioration of the road bridge over the Montrose basin; whether it has seen the current engineering reports on the bridge; whether it will publish these engineering reports; whether it will work with Angus Council to expedite the replacement of the bridge, and whether it will ensure that during the bridge replacement an alternative bridge suitable for heavy vehicles will be in place.

S1W-7673 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what efforts it is making to promote arts and culture in rural areas.

S1W-7674 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how much support Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise currently give to community groups seeking to promote wider access to arts and culture facilities in rural areas.

S1W-7675 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any proposals to establish a community arts centre in Fort William.

S1W-7676 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the trunk road network requires to be repaired during this financial year.

S1W-7677 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many kilometres of non-trunk road network there are and what percentage requires to be repaired during this financial year.

S1W-7678 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the road network showed improvement or deterioration in terms of maintenance need for the last year for which figures are available.

S1W-7679 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of Scotland's local roads network will be resurfaced this financial year.

S1W-7680 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether whole life asset management rather than just road maintenance is required to link communities effectively and promote social and economic development.

S1W-7681 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider revising flood defence legislation to take account of river catchment areas rather than local authority boundaries.

S1W-7682 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce coterminous boundaries for local enterprise companies, tourist boards and local authorities.

S1W-7683 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make a decision regarding any Bellwin funding for the city of Edinburgh following the recent flooding, when such payments would be made and whether it can make a projection of the sum to be provided.

S1W-7684 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it sought derogation from European Commission directives regarding state aid to Caledonian MacBrayne's operation of ferry services and, if it did not, why it did not seek a delay such as that granted to the Greek Government for services to their island communities.

S1W-7685 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has sought or obtained regarding any effect of European Commission directives on state aid to ferry services if such operations were devolved to a transport authority.

S1W-7686 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the operation of the Renfrew Ferry requires to go out to tender following European Commission directives regarding state aid to ferry services and, if this is not a requirement, why it is not.

S1W-7687 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, including their remuneration and expenses, of the Strategic Issues Joint Working Group, together with the criteria for selecting members of the group, its budget allocation and the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7688 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, including their remuneration and expenses, of the "It Pays to Pay" Implementation Working Group, together with the criteria for selecting members of the group, its budget allocation and the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7689 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, including their remuneration and expenses, of the Deprivation Review Steering Group, together with the criteria for selecting members of the group, its budget allocation and the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7690 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children subject to home supervision requirements by Children's Panels in the last year have not been allocated to a social worker within (a) one month, (b) six months and (c) one year of the order being made, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-7691 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of any additional costs it will incur as a result of the climate change levy and whether it will detail any such costs broken down by department.

S1W-7692 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of any additional costs to health boards as a result of the climate change levy and whether it will detail any such additional costs broken down by health board.

S1W-7693 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of any additional costs to centrally funded further and higher education institutions as a result of the climate change levy and whether it will detail any such costs.

S1W-7694 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has undertaken any assessment of any additional costs to local authorities as a result of the climate change levy, whether it will detail any such costs broken down by local authority and whether it intends to make an allocation in next year's local government finance settlement to cover any such costs.

S1W-7695 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government about proposals to allow 44 tonne trucks on Scottish roads.

S1W-7696 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many unfilled Lord Lieutenant posts there are in Scotland and when these are expected to be filled.

S1W-7697 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the implementation of the McIntosh Report recommendation that councils should be provided with a statutory power of general competence.

S1W-7698 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, during the development of its integrated transport policies, consideration was given to introducing a levy on customer parking at out-of-town retail developments specifically in order to improve the ability of town centres to compete with such developments.

S1W-7700 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people with head injuries have been discharged from hospitals in Scotland in each of the last five years.

S1W-7701 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people with head injuries in Scotland receive physiotherapy services in the community.

S1W-7702 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people with head injuries in Scotland receive speech therapy services in the community.

S1W-7703 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what physical and speech rehabilitation services are available over the long term for patients with head injuries in Scotland.

S1W-7704 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-1312 by Henry McLeish on 9 March 2000, whether it will list all the meetings it has had with the Department of Social Security regarding the recommendations of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into Student Finance.

S1W-7705 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pensioners died of hypothermia in each health board area in each year since 1992.

S1W-7706 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations it has had with the Department of Media, Culture and Sport regarding the New Opportunities Fund in Scotland.

S1W-7707 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place to fund fourth year tuition fees for students from other parts of the UK studying at Scottish universities.

S1W-7708 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers local authorities have to ensure property developers do not prolong or do not finish developments, and what action it plans to take to strengthen local authorities' powers to deal with such situations.




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Wednesday 7 June 2000

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-974 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committees-That the Parliament agrees that Des McNulty be appointed to the Rural Affairs Committee.

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-973 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees-That the Parliament agrees that the Transport and Environment Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Transport (Scotland) Bill; other Committees will be the Local Government Committee and the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee.

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-972 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000-That the Parliament agrees that The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/draft) be approved.

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-971 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees-That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committees-


The Health and Community Care Committee to consider The Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/158)


The Health and Community Care Committee to consider The Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2000 (SSI 2000/159).

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-970 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees

(a) the following programme of business-

Wednesday 14 June 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Financial Resolution in respect of Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-659 Robert Brown: Housing Needs of Disabled People

Thursday 15 June 2000

9.30 am Non-Executive Business - Conservative Party

12.15 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Early Education and Childcare

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-894 Mr Duncan McNeil: Greenock Morton Football Club

Wednesday 21 June 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-882 Roseanna Cunningham: Edinburgh Folk Festival

Thursday 22 June 2000

9.30 am Non-Executive Business - Scottish National Party

followed by Business Motion

followed by Executive Motion on Care Standards Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-913 David McLetchie: Milestone House Hospice

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Bail and Judicial Appointments etc (Scotland) Bill

5.30 pm Financial Resolution in respect of the Bail and Judicial Appointments etc (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Decision Time

(b) that the Rural Affairs Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 23 June 2000 on the following:

The Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2000 SSI 2000/158

The Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Revocation Order SSI 2000/159

and, (c) that Stage 2 of the National Parks (Scotland) Bill be completed by 20 June 2000

*S1M-969 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders-That the Parliament agrees that Rule 9.5.3 of the Standing Orders be suspended for the purposes of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill and the Bail and Judicial Appointments etc (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-968 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders-That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1 (c) of the Standing Orders be suspended for the duration of the Meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 22 June 2000.

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-967 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Change of Decision Time-That the Parliament agrees that under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders, Decision Time of the Meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 22 June 2000 should begin at 5.30pm.

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-966 Iain Gray: Learning Disability Review-That the Parliament notes that that the report of the Learning Disability Review, The Same as you?, was issued on 11 May to a wide range of consultees, calls for the fullest possible debate on how its recommendations should be implemented, and looks forward to a future where all relevant agencies work together with people with learning disabilities to ensure that they can live as full lives as possible in our communities.

Supported by: Susan Deacon*

*S1M-965 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Standard's in Scotland's Schools Bill be allotted as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins) -


Section 1 to section 9 - up to 40 minutes

Section 10 to after section 12 - up to 55 minutes

Section 12A to section 19 - up to 1 hour 15 minutes

Section 20 to section 40 - up to 1 hour 45 minutes

Remainder of the Bill - up to 2 hours 5 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-964# Bruce Crawford: Gulf War Related Illnesses-That the Parliament notes the findings in the British Medical Journal that there may be a strong and identifiable link between the multiple vaccines given to Gulf War troops and the enigmatic and devastating illnesses known as Gulf War Related Illnesses; further notes that this study reinforces several American and Canadian studies which have found a link between service in the Gulf and this illness; believes that, in the light of these recent findings, based on the cases of 900 soldiers, now is an appropriate time to proceed with parliamentary action; acknowledges the disproportionate number of Scottish troops and units who fought in the Gulf War and the resulting disproportionate toll of Gulf War Related Illnesses on Scottish veterans and, in the light of this, urges the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government to explore all available avenues to alleviate veterans' ill health and poverty.

Supported by: Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Colin Campbell*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Fergus Ewing*, Michael Russell*, Christine Grahame*

*S1M-963 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Potential Bankruptcy of Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre-That the Parliament deplores and denounces as disgraceful the action of boxing promoter Frank Warren in attempting to demand £10,000 court costs from Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre, an organisation already starved of funds which could have its work with raped women endangered through the actions of a man who is promoting a fight for a millionaire rapist; supports the principled stand of Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to support it in every possible way.

*S1M-962# Shona Robison: Travel Dundee-That the Parliament notes with concern the actions of Travel Dundee in removing or reducing the bus services on certain routes in Dundee; believes that this reduction in service will affect many people without access to a car, particularly the elderly, and urges Travel Dundee to reconsider this decision as a matter of urgency.

*S1M-961 Michael Russell: Parthenon Marbles-That the Parliament notes the latest request by the Greek Government for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, which were unlawfully taken from Turkish-occupied Athens almost 200 years ago and which are now held by the British Museum in London; rejects claims by the British Museum that they can look after them more effectively than the people of Greece, these being both patronising and also undermined by recent evidence of defective cleaning work carried out by the Museum on the Marbles; believes that, just as the Scots have received back the Stone of Destiny, so the people of Greece have a right to receive back one of their most important artistic and cultural treasures, and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to return the Marbles to their rightful home in Greece.

*S1M-960# Christine Grahame: Borders Textile Industry-That the Parliament, in recognising the economic plight of the Borders textiles industry, notes the continuing decline with the recent announcement of a further 290 jobs lost with the closure of Laidlaw and Fairgrieve Ltd; further notes the £100 million provided for the former Rover workers, and recommends that the Scottish Executive make immediate representations to Her Majesty's Government for substantial funding to support and develop this core industry.

Supported by: Michael Russell*, Colin Campbell*, Mr John Swinney*

*S1M-959# Alex Johnstone: St. Vigeans Primary School, Arbroath-That the Parliament commends the quality of education provided at St. Vigeans Primary School near Arbroath; notes the concerns currently being expressed by the parents of children attending St. Vigeans about the possible closure of the school by Angus Council, and believes that the local authority should give full consideration to these concerns, given that rural primary schools are an intrinsic part of the rural way of life in Scotland.

Supported by: Ben Wallace*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-958 Palliative Care (lodged on 5 June 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Brian Adam*

S1M-952# Dementia Awareness Week (lodged on 5 June 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Shona Robison*

S1M-951# Cancellation of Post Operative Care Appointments at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (lodged on 2 June 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-950 Dunkirk 60th Anniversary (lodged on 2 June 2000) David McLetchie*, Mr Keith Harding*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Andrew Wilson*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Brian Adam*

S1M-949 Greenock Morton Football Club (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr Keith Harding*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Brian Adam*

S1M-948 Hosting the European Football Championship in Scotland (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr Keith Harding*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-946# STG Pension Fund (lodged on 2 June 2000) Christine Grahame*, Cathie Craigie*

S1M-945# Dangerous Driving Offences Sentencing (lodged on 2 June 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-944 Retaining Rail Stations in Fife (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-943 Webcasts of Parliament (lodged on 2 June 2000) Christine Grahame*, David McLetchie*, Alex Fergusson*, Mr Keith Harding*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Andrew Wilson*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-942 The Davie and William Show (lodged on 2 June 2000) Alex Fergusson*, Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-941 Unrest at Glenochil Prison (lodged on 2 June 2000) Alex Fergusson*, Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-939 Animal Welfare and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (lodged on 1 June 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-938 Expenditure on Beach and Coastal Maintenance (lodged on 1 June 2000) Christine Grahame*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-937# Galloway Food Producers Outlet (lodged on 1 June 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Michael Russell*, Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-936 Top Award for Fife Beaches (lodged on 1 June 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-934 The New Testament in Scots (lodged on 1 June 2000) Christine Grahame*, Andrew Wilson*, Brian Adam*

S1M-933# Crown Prosecution and the Piper Alpha Disaster (lodged on 2 June 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-932# Clean Beaches (lodged on 31 May 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-929 State of the Farming Industry (lodged on 31 May 2000) Christine Grahame*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-928# Macular Disease (lodged on 31 May 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Colin Campbell*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-927 Bagyeli Pygmies of Cameroon (lodged on 31 May 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-920 GM Crops (lodged on 30 May 2000) Christine Grahame*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-919# Scottish Raptor Working Group (lodged on 30 May 2000) Mr Keith Harding*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-918 Scottish Six O'clock News (lodged on 30 May 2000) Christine Grahame*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Andrew Wilson*, Brian Adam*

S1M-917 Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre (lodged on 30 May 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-915 Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre: Judicial Review in Respect of Mike Tyson (lodged on 30 May 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-913# Milestone House Hospice (lodged on 25 May 2000) Mr Keith Harding*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-912 Towards a Just Conclusion (lodged on 25 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-911# Future Strategy for HIV and AIDS Management (lodged on 25 May 2000) Brian Adam*

S1M-909 Post Office Pension Fund (lodged on 24 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-908# Women's Pay - 30 Years on from the Equal Pay Act (lodged on 24 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Janis Hughes*

S1M-907 East Sutherland Economy (lodged on 24 May 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-905 Announcements made by the Scottish Executive (lodged on 24 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-903# Carrick - City of Adelaide (lodged on 23 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-901# Closure of Kinlochleven Aluminium Smelter (lodged on 23 May 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-899 Millennium Dome Bail Out (lodged on 23 May 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*, Brian Adam*

S1M-898# Scottish Tomato Industry (lodged on 23 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Keith Harding*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Brian Adam*

S1M-895# Expansion of Signum Circuits (lodged on 23 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-894# Greenock Morton Football Club (lodged on 23 May 2000) Cathie Craigie*, Brian Adam*

S1M-892 Saltmarket Centenary (lodged on 22 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-885# Car Parking Charges in Fife Hospitals (lodged on 22 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-882# Edinburgh Folk Festival (lodged on 19 May 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Michael Matheson*

S1M-881 Carers' Week 2000 (lodged on 19 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Janis Hughes*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-874# Young People and Transport (lodged on 17 May 2000) Janis Hughes*

S1M-873 AIDS and Hepatitis C Education (lodged on 17 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-855# Dervish Landmine Clearance Project (lodged on 15 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-849# Voluntary Moratorium on Siting of New Telecommunications Masts (lodged on 12 May 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-848# ICT in Scotland (lodged on 12 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Keith Harding*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-846# Additional Resources for Grampian Police Force (lodged on 11 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-844 ITC Report on Grampian Television (lodged on 11 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-843# Scottish Aid Agency (lodged on 11 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-840 Building Standards (lodged on 10 May 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-838 Patenting of Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes (lodged on 10 May 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-837 Genetic Testing for Insurance Purposes (lodged on 10 May 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-836 All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (lodged on 10 May 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-835# Irvine Pensioners' Petition Against Sheltered Housing Cuts (lodged on 10 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-833# First New Clyde Road Bridge for 30 Years (lodged on 10 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-831# Allotments (lodged on 10 May 2000) Brian Adam*

S1M-830# Racing Pigeons (lodged on 10 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-825 NHS Tayside (lodged on 9 May 2000) Brian Adam*

S1M-824 Breast Cancer Awareness (lodged on 9 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-821# National Volunteer Week (lodged on 9 May 2000) Mr Keith Harding*, Janis Hughes*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-816 Committee on Substance Abuse (lodged on 8 May 2000) Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S1M-815 Safer Routes to Schools (lodged on 8 May 2000) Mr Keith Harding*R, Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-812# Army Uniform Contract (lodged on 5 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-811# Excessive Punishment by the General Teaching Council (lodged on 5 May 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-809# Right to Respite (lodged on 4 May 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-805 Local Veterinary Inspector Fees: Competitive Tendering (lodged on 4 May 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-794# North Ayrshire Unemployment (lodged on 2 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-787# Standard Life Mutuality (lodged on 28 April 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-578 Breast Screening for Women Aged 65 and Over (lodged on 22 February 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*, Brian Adam*




BUSINESS BULLETIN 96 / 2000

Wednesday 7 June 2000

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




New Amendments Lodged on 5 June 2000

National Parks (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2



Section 1

Robin Harper

63 In section 1, page 1, line 12, at end insert <and>



New Amendments Lodged 6 June

National Parks (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2

Before section 1

Mr John Munro


1A As an amendment to amendment 1, line 6, at end insert <including its recreational importance,>

Michael Russell


1B As an amendment to amendment 1, line 6, at end insert <("cultural heritage" being taken to include linguistic heritage and, in particular, Gaelic or Scots linguistic heritage),>

Robin Harper


1C As an amendment to amendment 1, leave out lines 7 to 11 and insert <and,

( ) in a manner consistent with paragraph (a) above-

(i) to promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area,

(ii) to promote understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the area by the public,

(iii) to promote sustainable economic and social development of the area's communities.>

Fergus Ewing


1D As an amendment to amendment 1, line 8, after <promote> insert <recreation in and>

Linda Fabiani


1E As an amendment to amendment 1, line 9, after <public> insert <including appropriate and responsible sporting and recreational use,>

Michael Russell


1F As an amendment to amendment 1, line 9, after <public,> insert <("special qualities" being taken to include special linguistic qualities, and, in particular, qualities relating to Gaelic or Scots)>

Michael Russell


1G As an amendment to amendment 1, line 11, at end insert <("social development" being taken to include linguistic development and, in particular, development of Gaelic or Scots)>



Schedule 1

Mr Mike Rumbles


64 In schedule 1, page 16, line 15, leave out from beginning to <be> in line 16 and insert-

<(2) Twenty per cent of the members are to be elected in a poll of all those on the register of electors within the area of the National Park.

(2A) The day on which the poll at the first election under this paragraph is held shall be appointed in an order made by Scottish Ministers; and subsequent polls shall be held on the same day as local authority elections in the relevant area.

(2B) The Scottish Ministers may, by order, make further provision about elections under this paragraph.

(2C) An order under sub-paragraph (2A) or (2B) above shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be laid in draft before the Parliament for approval by resolution.

(2D) Eighty per cent of the members are to be appointed by the Scottish Ministers, with half of these members being>

Mr Mike Rumbles


65 In schedule 1, page 16, line 15, leave out <half> and insert <40 per cent>

Mr Mike Rumbles


66 In schedule 1, page 16, line 17, at end insert <and a further 20 per cent of the members are to be appointed on the nomination of community councils, any part of whose area is within the National Park.>

Mr Mike Rumbles


67 In schedule 1, page 16, line 18, after <authority> insert <or community council>

Mr Mike Rumbles


68 In schedule 1, page 16, line 22, at end insert <or community council>

Mr Mike Rumbles


69 In schedule 1, page 16, line 22, at end insert-

<"elected member" means a member elected in accordance with paragraph 3(2) above>

Mr Mike Rumbles


70 In schedule 1, page 17, line 2, after <authority> insert <or community council>

Mr Mike Rumbles


71 In schedule 1, page 17, line 12, after <appointed> insert <or elected>

Mr Mike Rumbles


72 In schedule 1, page 17, line 13, at end insert <or in an order under paragraph 3(2B)>

Mr Mike Rumbles


73 In schedule 1, page 17, line 14, at end insert <or in an order under parapgraph 3(2B)>

Mr Mike Rumbles


74 In schedule 1, page 17, line 16, at end insert <or re-election>

Mr Mike Rumbles


75 In schedule 1, page 17, line 28, after <membership> insert-

<(a) in the case of an elected member, a by-election shall be held; and

(b) in the case of an appointed member.>

Mr Mike Rumbles


76 In schedule 1, page 17, line 32, after <authority> insert <or community council>






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.

Fergus Ewing: Proposed Registration of Scotland's Land Bill-Proposal for a Bill to amend the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 to make the registration of title to land compulsory in the circumstances set out in section 2 of that Act; to make the registration of title to land in other circumstances compulsory according to a timescale or timescales to be specified by order; and to require information regarding beneficial ownership of land to be displayed on the title sheet. (lodged 23 May 2000)

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Fiona Hyslop, Alex Neil




BUSINESS BULLETIN 96 / 2000

Wednesday 7 June 2000

Section H - New Documents




Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 6 June 2000 and are subject to annulment-

The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/167)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of schedule 2 of the European Communities Act 1972


The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/168)

laid under section 105(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978


Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 6 June 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Audit Committee 2nd Report 2000 - The Private Finance Contract to Complete and Operate the A74(M)/M74 Motorway in Scotland: Response of the Scottish Executive Development Department (SE/2000/66)


Committee Reports

The following Report is being published on 7 June 2000

Transport and the Environment Committee, 9th Report 2000: Report on

Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 138)


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.



BUSINESS BULLETIN 95 / 2000

Wednesday 7 June 2000

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

Bill passed 3 May

Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill

Stage 1 completed 27 April

Bail, Judicial Appointments etc (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Justice and Home Affairs Committee) 7 June

Education and Training (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Day 1, Enterprise and Lifelong

Learning Committee) 12 June

Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 30 May

Family Homes and Homelessness (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 4 April

Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 10 May

National Parks (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Day 1, Rural Affairs Committee) 7 June

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Rural Affairs Committee) 4 April

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Justice and Home Affairs Committee) 7 June

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Amendment (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 completed 18 May

Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament) 7 June

Transport (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 5 June

Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

For approval by resolution

The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000 (4 May 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2000 (22 May 2000) (Finance Committee)

The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) Order 2000 (25 May 2000) (Finance Committee)

The draft Electricity Lands and Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 (1 June 2000) (Local Government)

The draft Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (1 June 2000) (Local Government)


Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment until 11 June 2000


The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (British Wool Marketing Board) Order 2000 (SI 2000/1113) (3 May 2000) (Rural Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 17 June 2000


The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/129) (9 May 2000) (Transport and the Environment)

Foods for Special Medical Purposes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/130) (9 May 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Colours in Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/131) (9 May 2000) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 26 June 2000


Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2000 (SSI 2000/145) (18 May 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 27 June 2000


The Children (Protection at Work) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000./149) (19 May 2000) (Education, Culture and Sport)


Subject to annulmenmt until 9 July 2000


The Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/158) (31 May 2000)

The Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2000 (SSI 2000/159) (31 May 2000)


Subject to annulmenmt until 5 September 2000


The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/166) (2 June 2000) (Local Government)




Subject to annulmenmt until 9 September 2000


The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/167) (6 June 2000)


The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/168) (6 June 2000)


Other documents


Subject to annulment until 3 July 2000


The draft Statutory Guidance on the New Regime for Contaminated Land

(SE 2000/63) (25 May 2000)


Committee Business

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

Audit 13 June

Education, Culture and Sport 14 June

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 12 June

Equal Opportunities 20 June

European 13 June

Finance 13 June

Health and Community Care See Section A

Justice and Home Affairs See Section A

Local Government 13 June

Procedures 20 June

Public Petitions 20 June

Rural Affairs See Section A

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector 14 June

Standards 14 June

Subordinate Legislation 13 June

Transport and Environment 13 June


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