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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 124/2000

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 124 / 2000



Friday 18th August 2000



Section B - Business Programme

Section E - Written questions lodged from 11 to 17 August 2000

Section F - Motions and Amendments

Section H - New Documents

Section I - Petitions lodged on 11 August 2000

Section J - Progress of Parliamentary business

Announcements




BUSINESS BULLETIN 124 / 2000

Friday 18th August 2000

Section B - Business Programme




As agreed by the Parliament on 6 July 2000


Wednesday 6 September 2000


2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 7 September 2000


9.30 am Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Open 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



BUSINESS BULLETIN 124 / 2000

Friday 18th August 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged from 11 to 17 August 2000




S1W-9115 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to respond to Lord MacFadyen's judgement in the case of Country Properties Ltd against the Scottish Ministers.

S1W-9116 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to the recommendation in the recent report into poverty in Scotland by the Scottish Affairs Select Committee that it should consider the appointment of a Minister for the Elderly in Scotland and whether it intends to act upon this recommendation.

S1W-9117 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds were allocated by it to (a) residential homes, (b) nursing homes, (c) respite care and (d) Care in the Community and what were the actual funds disbursed, broken down in each case by each local authority, in 1999-2000.

S1W-9118 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities are obliged to complete form SWSG 2/97 in terms of the Community Care Plans (Information) Directions.

S1W-9119 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7079 by Peter Peacock on 24 July 2000, whether the information given on total expenditure per pupil by each local authority can be broken down into net current expenditure per pupil in (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools, in 1998-99.

S1W-9120 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8647 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 24 July 2000, whether it will detail the criteria employed in awarding the amounts of additional financial resources for schools in each local authority and how those criteria were applied.

S1W-9121 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were employed by Historic Scotland in each of the last five years and what is the projection of the number of employees in each of the next five years.

S1W-9122 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding is available for the improvement of sea defences to protect coastal towns which are vulnerable to flooding and, if not, whether it has any plans to implement such a scheme.

S1W-9123 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Transport and the Environment will provide a further reply to that of 4 May 2000 to Mr G McKay regarding the Scottish Transport Group Pension Scheme.

S1W-9124 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what allocations were made available for the operation of children's panels in each local authority in the financial years 1998-99 and 1999-2000.

S1W-9125 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it provides directly to the children's panel service.

S1W-9126 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to alter the way training is provided for children's panel members.

S1W-9127 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to tackle cruelty to children.

S1W-9128 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-6774 by Susan Deacon on 14 July 2000, whether it will provide a date for publication of the Hepatitis C and Heat Treatment of Blood Products for Haemophiliacs report.

S1W-9129 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7755 by Mr Jim Wallace on 13 July 2000, whether it will publish the targets for reducing positive drug tests among inmates in Scottish prisons.

S1W-9130 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what facilities are currently available for drug rehabilitation in the Fife Health Board area.

S1W-9131 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current average waiting time is to receive drug rehabilitation treatment in the Fife Health Board area and how this compares with recent years.

S1W-9132 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive how many registered heroin users there are in the Fife Health Board area and how this compares with other health board areas.

S1W-9133 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive how many registered heroin users reside in the Kirkcaldy/Levenmouth areas within the Fife Health Board area.

S1W-9134 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authority funding for care of the elderly in (a) residential homes, (b) nursing homes, (c) respite care and (d) Care in the Community is ring-fenced.

S1W-9135 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for park and ride railway stations on the M8.

S1W-9136 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether current modal studies on the M8 corridor include park and ride rail facilities.

S1W-9137 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support improved rail access form Lanarkshire to Edinburgh.

S1W-9138 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how much increased funding will be made available for transport in Scotland under the comprehensive spending review and when will this be available.

S1W-9139 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what primary and secondary indicators are taken account of in local authority funding settlements.

S1W-9140 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7270 by Henry McLeish on 13 June 2000, what branches of engineering are covered by the 3,300 Modern Apprenticeship training places.

S1W-9141 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7270 by Henry McLeish on 13 June 2000, which career service companies are involved in the project work on tackling stereotype images with primary six and seven children.

S1W-9142 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to develop a clinical network on child health.

S1W-9143 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what statutory, environmental and social obligations Railtrack or its contractors First Engineering must meet in tree felling and in the management of lineside vegetation and railway corridors.

S1W-9144 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Railtrack or its contractors First Engineering have any obligations to consult or inform local residents of tree felling as part of the management of lineside vegetation and railway corridors.

S1W-9145 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review its role in the planning system in the light of any recent challenges under the European Convention on Human Rights.

S1W-9146 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has given to local authorities regarding the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 to the term contracts for the management and maintenance of trunk roads which are currently being considered and whether it considers that this guidance is in line with the Cabinet Office Statement of Practice on "Staff Transfers in the Public Sector" issued in January 2000.

S1W-9147 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it regards the current tendering process for term contracts for the management and maintenance of trunk roads as a re-tendering process and, if so, what the reasons are for regarding the process in this way.

S1W-9148 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional finance it will make available to local authorities in order to meet any redundancy or other associated costs in the event that any local authorities lose contracts for management and maintenance of trunk roads and the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 do not apply.

S1W-9149 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the maximum number of public sector jobs which could be lost as a consequence of the current tendering process relating to the management and maintenance of trunk roads.

S1W-9150 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give an undertaking that no public sector jobs will be lost as a consequence of the current tendering process relating to the management and maintenance of trunk roads.

S1W-9151 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to deal with the consequences of prison related transmission of hepatitis C.

S1W-9152 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what preventative measures are in place to alleviate the spread of hepatitis C in prisons.

S1W-9153 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a study is taking place into the incidence of new cases of hepatitis C in short term and remand prisons.

S1W-9154 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make any representations with the aim of ensuring that Scottish miners and Scottish mining communities will benefit from surpluses drawn from the Mineworkers Pension Scheme.

S1W-9155 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to prevent or combat any occurrence of swine fever in the Scottish pig farming industry.

S1W-9156 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether courses at Sabhal Mor Ostaig will be available to those wishing to take out Individual Learning Accounts.

S1W-9157 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Sabhal Mor Ostaig will be registered as a training provider for the purpose of Individual Learning Accounts.

S1W-9158 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage any of its staff who wish to attend courses at Sabhal Mor Ostaig to do so and whether it will fund the cost of such attendance where such attendance is of assistance or benefit to such staff in the performance of their duties.

S1W-9159 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the additional funds being made available for training as part of the tourism budget will be available to persons wishing to pursue courses at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, in particular Gaelic classes.

S1W-9160 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people attended education institutions for the purposes of obtaining a qualification as teachers of Gaelic or through the medium of Gaelic at primary and secondary level in each of the last five years and whether there is currently a shortage of fully qualified Gaelic teachers.

S1W-9161 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many primary and secondary teachers (a) of Gaelic and (b) through the medium of Gaelic there are in each local authority area and how many additional teachers will be required in each category in each local authority area over the next 10 years.

S1W-9162 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to increase the number of Gaelic teachers by 140 over a seven year period and what has been the outcome of any such steps to date.

S1W-9163 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8807 by Sarah Boyack on 10 August 2000, whether it will calculate an estimate of the capital value of the non-trunk road networks in Scotland, both in aggregate and by road classification.

S1W-9164 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what matching funding has been sought from private investors for the City of Edinburgh Rapid Transit scheme.

S1W-9165 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the amount is of proposed future private investment in the City of Edinburgh Rapid Transit scheme.

S1W-9166 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive on the basis of what costings and timetabling public funding has been allocated to the City of Edinburgh Rapid Transit scheme.

S1W-9167 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution is being made by First Group to the City of Edinburgh Rapid Transit scheme.

S1W-9168 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has requested that the City of Edinburgh Rapid Transit scheme be implemented by a particular date and, if so, what this date was.

S1W-9169 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive under what expenditure headings public funding has been made available to the City of Edinburgh Rapid Transit scheme.

S1W-9170 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the costs of the public inquiry and planning appeal into the route of the City of Edinburgh Rapid Transit scheme will be met from funding already allocated to the project or from other public funds, what the anticipated costs are of these inquiries and who will meet these costs.

S1W-9171 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will insist on a deadline by which the City of Edinburgh Rapid Transit scheme must be operative as a condition of the payment of the public funds already committed or of any future funds to be made available.

S1W-9172 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to ensure adequate public transport links to the Waterfront development at Granton.

S1W-9173 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support and encourage tram or light rail links to the Waterfront development at Granton.

S1W-9174 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive to provide a breakdown of the anticipated modal forms of access to the Ocean Terminal development at Leith.

S1W-9175 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure adequate public transport access to the Ocean Terminal development.

S1W-9176 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding is or will be available for individuals and companies seeking to provide a tram or light rail scheme for the City of Edinburgh.

S1W-9177 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive to provide a breakdown of the current modal forms of access to its office at Victoria Quay.

S1W-9178 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost is of the works to the A95 trunk road through Cromdale to improve drainage footways, kerbing, road lighting and the road alignment at the bridge, together with traffic calming and village gateways scheduled for the next three years, what consultation has been or will be carried out in connection with the detail of this work and within what timescale each part of the work will be completed.

S1W-9179 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive when Mouchel (Scotland) Ltd were first instructed to produce a feasibility report on the A95 to identify options or recommendations and provide estimated costs for the improvement of the junction of the A95 and B1953; whether the feasibility report has yet been completed; if not, when it is expected; whether the feasibility report will be made publicly available, in particular to the local communities and their representatives, and, if the report makes recommendations, by what date it is expected that they will be implemented.

S1W-9180 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has specific proposals with regard to provision of additional lay-bys on the A95, what consultation there will be in respect of the location and size of any such lay-bys and over what timescale any such additional lay-bys will be completed.

S1W-9181 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the review of an earlier study on the replacement of the Advie Bridge on the A95 will be completed this year, when it is anticipated that the design and construction of a scheme to replace the bridge can proceed to implementation and when any such scheme will be completed.

S1W-9182 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with regard to statutory procedures in relation to the A95 Gaich to Graggan scheme, when it is expected that the proposed scheme can be constructed and what public consultation on the scheme will be undertaken at a local level.

S1W-9183 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been adequate and effective communication with the communities served by the A95 with regard to the various works to be carried out on the road and, if there has not, what measures it proposes to take to address this matter.

S1W-9184 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the planned improvements to the A95 between Granish and Keith will cost in total and how much the (a) A95 Cromdale scheme, (b) A95 Kinveachy scheme, (c) lay-by provisions, (d) A95 Advie Bridge scheme and (e) A95 Gaich to Craggan scheme will cost (i) in total and (ii) in each of the next four financial years.

S1W-9185 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors local authority provision of nursing home or residential care.

S1W-9187 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to compensate the arable sector for the impact of the Sterling/Euro exchange rate which prevailed during 1999 before the deadline for European Commission applications in October 2000.

S1W-9188 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to assist cereal farmers.

S1W-9189 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive which rural towns in Grampian do not have an NHS dental service.

S1W-9190 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive which rural towns in Grampian are served only part-time by an NHS dentist.

S1W-9191 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in Grampian are waiting to register with an NHS dentist.

S1W-9192 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS dentists in Grampian provide an emergency service and where these dentists are located.

S1W-9193 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive which rural towns in Tayside do not have an NHS dental service.

S1W-9194 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive which rural towns in Tayside are served only part-time by an NHS dentist.

S1W-9195 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in Tayside are waiting to register with an NHS dentist.

S1W-9196 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS dentists in Tayside provide an emergency service and where these dentists are located.

S1W-9197 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedure airports must follow to apply to be considered for public service obligation air routes.

S1W-9198 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Glasgow Prestwick International has ever been asked to tender or apply to tender for public service obligation air routes.

S1W-9199 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide additional funding to local authorities in North East Scotland to enable them to upgrade the Inverurie to Keith section of the A96.

S1W-9200 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is planned to control and monitor any accidental interactions between different artificial gene constructs and their products as they arise in Scottish crops.

S1W-9201 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the setting up of a public inquiry to examine the influence of age discrimination in the provision of care to patients in the NHS in response to the concerns raised by the Health and Community Care committee on 31 May 2000 (Official Report, Col. 974-975).

S1W-9202 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to take to ensure that the economic and social contribution which older people make to society is recognised and valued by the public.

S1W-9203 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to introduce new measures or disciplinary procedures in order to prevent any age discrimination in the NHS.

S1W-9204 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what compensation is available to NHS patients who believe they have suffered as a result of age discrimination and what efforts have been made to make information on compensation claims available to any such patients.

S1W-9205 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what legislation it intends to propose to ensure that hospitals are not able to remove and retain organs from dead children for the purposes of research without prior parental consent.

S1W-9206 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to deal with any violence against staff in children's homes in Glasgow.

S1W-9207 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will investigate the adequacy of staffing levels and training levels for staff in children's homes in Glasgow.

S1W-9208 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will investigate the adequacy of the supply of mobile phones for community care and district nurses in Scotland, given the potential implications for nurse safety as well as patient care.

S1W-9209 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider the provision of mobile phones for social workers in the community, given the potential benefits in relation to staff safety as well as client care.

S1W-9210 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it intends to make to Her Majesty's Government in relation to the impact on crime in Scotland of any proposed relaxation of the ban on handguns.

S1W-9211 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list who will conduct the independent inquiry into the processing and circulation of school examination results, what the inquiry remit will be and when it will be expected to publish its report.

S1W-9212 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it expects the National Archives of Scotland Executive Agency to achieve in the financial year 2000-01.

S1W-9213 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7782 by Nicol Stephen on 14 August 2000, whether any specific assessment has been made of the potential impact of a possible 100% tariff on the Border's cashmere industry and, if so, what that assessment is.

S1W-9214 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8864 by Mr Jim Wallace on 14 August 2000, which parties are being formally consulted in the Scottish Prison Service review of the prison estate, when the review will be completed and whether the detailed review will be made public.

S1W-9215 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, when arriving at targets for immunisation of the over 65s from the flu virus, any comparison is made with other European countries and, if so, what the comparable targets are.

S1W-9216 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many elderly people are currently (a) in hospital or (b) at home who have been assessed as suitable for a nursing or residential home but whose placement has been deferred due to lack of funding, broken down by health board area.

S1W-9217 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans the Scottish Tourist Board has to promote the tourist industry in West Lothian and Linlithgow.

S1W-9218 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it took in response to the findings of the Public Accounts Select Committee's report on the problems faced by the UK Passport Agency during the summer of 1999 in relation to the implementation of new computer systems in public bodies in Scotland.

S1W-9220 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date (a) the Scottish Qualifications Authority, (b) the Scottish Executive and (c) the Minister for Children and Education became aware that problems could arise in the publication of this year's school examination results.

S1W-9221 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide full details of the computer system currently operated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, including where the system was sourced from, what the initial cost was of the system, what the annual running cost is of the system and whether this particular system, or any other similar system, is used by any other governmental agency or public body in Scotland.

S1W-9222 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will designate the western peripheral route around Aberdeen as a trunk road.

S1W-9223 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances it would consider action designed to prevent swine fever spreading to Scotland and whether any such action has been taken to date.

S1W-9224 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued guidance on which relatives are liable in respect of the payment for the provision of care by social services departments to an individual.

S1W-9225 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it issues guidance to local authorities on the appropriateness of seeking payment from relatives in respect of the provision of care by social services departments to an individual.

S1W-9226 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it issues guidance on the appropriateness of taking into account the income of a spouse or partner when assessing an individual's ability to pay for the provision of care by social services departments.

S1W-9227 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any formal definition of elder abuse.

S1W-9228 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider designating the B7076 as an alternative tourist route to the M74.

S1W-9229 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in the last year for which figures are available, how many deaths from prostate cancer there were in that year and what percentage changes these figures represent compared with previous years.

S1W-9230 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many men requested screening by prostate specific antigen test in the most recent year for which figures are available and how many medical practices actively offered such screening in that year.

S1W-9231 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7725 by Sarah Boyack on 9 August 2000, when it anticipates that sufficient consideration of the A65 (Dalkeith Bypass) scheme will have taken place to determine whether a multi-modal appraisal of the scheme will be carried out.

S1W-9232 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accidents have been reported to have occurred on farms in the last five years in (a) the whole of Scotland and (b) the Angus area.

S1W-9233 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Ministerial approval was given for the appointment of Bill Morton as the interim chief executive of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, and if so, which Minister(s) gave the approval.

S1W-9234 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation in the recent report on poverty in Scotland by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs that a separate database to assist in the collection of statistics on poverty be developed in Scotland and what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government on the development of such a database.

S1W-9235 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation in the recent report on poverty in Scotland by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs that specific Scottish statistics be kept for all relevant matters reserved to Her Majesty's Government and what representations it intends to make to Her Majesty's Government in pursuit of this matter.

S1W-9236 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation in the recent report on poverty in Scotland by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs that the present postcode area level information on benefit claimants be replaced with smaller area level information and what representations it intends to making to Her Majesty's Government in pursuit of this matter.

S1W-9237 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation in the recent report on poverty in Scotland by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs that it should consider introducing and financing a remote living allowance to compensate for the higher costs of living in remote or island communities and whether it intends to act upon this recommendation

S1W-9238 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation made by Energy Action Scotland to the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs during its investigation into poverty in Scotland that a detailed cost/benefit analysis of the impact on Scottish households of living in cold damp homes versus warm dry and healthy homes be carried out.

S1W-9239 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation in the recent report on poverty in Scotland by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs that it should conduct a review into fuel poverty and energy efficiency in Scotland and whether it intends to act upon this recommendation.

S1W-9240 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation in the recent report on poverty in Scotland by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs that it might "wish to develop the effectiveness of money advice services which are delivered into Scotland's poorer communities" and whether it intends to act upon this recommendation.

S1W-9241 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation in the recent report on poverty in Scotland by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs that local authorities in Scotland should keep debt management strategies for dealing with people who encounter debt problems and whether it intends to act upon this recommendation.

S1W-9242 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the recommendation in the recent report on poverty in Scotland by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs that a record of subsequent developments in the working lives of New Deal participants should be placed in the public domain and whether it intends to make representations to Her Majesty's Government in pursuit of this matter.

S1W-9243 Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Advanced Higher course materials expected in June will be delivered to schools.



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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-1122# Maureen Macmillan: Screening for Prostate Cancer-That the Parliament supports the routine screening of middle aged men for early indications of prostate cancer, a disease which causes the second highest number of deaths from cancer among men in Scotland and which can be successfully treated if discovered at an early stage.

*S1M-1121# Ms Sandra White: Glasgow North/South Rail Link-That the Parliament notes Her Majesty's Government's Spending Review 2000 and urges the Scottish Executive to allocate funds from the Scottish share of the review for the development of the Glasgow north/south crossrail scheme or any similar scheme which facilitates the linking of the Glasgow's north and south rail networks.

*S1M-1120 Dr Winnie Ewing: Standby Vessel Replacement-That the Parliament deplores the proposed replacement of standby rescue vessels by helicopters as being a threat to the lives of offshore workers.

*S1M-1119 Brian Adam: Aberdeen Angus Cattle-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to review urgently its decision to exclude the hardy Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle from support payments for less favoured areas and recognises the traditional and distinctive role played by Aberdeen Angus breeders in suckler cow production in Scotland's hill and island communities.

S1M-1118 Childhood Sexual Abuse (lodged on 10 August 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1117# Date Stamping on Skye Bridge Concessionary Tickets (lodged on 9 August 2000) Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1116# Age Discrimination in the NHS (lodged on 9 August 2000) Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Brian Adam*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1115# Protection of Children from Hard-core Pornography (lodged on 3 August 2000) Brian Adam*

S1M-1096# SBG and Transport Operatives Pension Schemes (lodged on 5 July 2000) Ian Jenkins*, Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-1078 Scottish Civic Forum 1 July 2000 (lodged on 3 July 2000) Ian Jenkins*

S1M-617 Health Provision in Scotland (lodged on 1 March 2000) George Lyon*



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Section H - New Documents




Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 11 August 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-

West of Scotland Water Annual Report and Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/74)

laid under sections 88 and 118 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994


Scottish Council for Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/118)-

Ayrshire and Arran Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/125)-

Yorkhill NHS Trust Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/139)-

Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/145)-

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 14 August 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-


Ayrshire and Arran Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1999 (SE/2000/124)-

Fife Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1999 (SE/2000/130)-

Fife Primary Care NHS Trust Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1999 (SE/2000/131)-

Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/136)-

Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1999 (SE/2000/144)-

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000


Statement of Guarantee by the Scottish Ministers on Proposed Loans by Tayside Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2000/167)

laid under schedule 7B, paragraph 2(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 15 August 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-


Highland Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Report and Accounts 31 March 2000 (SE/2000/140)-

Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust Accounts 1999/2000 (SE/2000/134)-

Argyll and Clyde Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Annual Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2000 (SE/2000/121)-

North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust Annual Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2000 (SE/2000/137)-

South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trusts Annual Accounts 1999/2000 (SE/2000/138)-

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000


Report of the Auditor General for Scotland on Argyll and Clyde Acute Hospitals Trust Annual Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2000 (SE/2000/168)-

Report of the Auditor General for Scotland on Highland Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Report and Accounts 31 March 2000 (SE/2000/171)-

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on Grampian University Hospitals Trust Accounts 1999/2000 (SE/2000/172)-

Report of the Auditor General for Scotland on North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust Annual Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2000 (SE/2000/170)-

Report of the Auditor General for Scotland on South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust Annual Accounts 1999/2000 (SE/2000/169)


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 16 August 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-


Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Annual Accounts 1999/2000 (SE/2000/161)-

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability Scotland Act 2000


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 I - Petitions lodged on 11 August 2000


The following Petition was lodged with the Parliament on 11 August 2000

PE258 Petition by Mr Frank Harvey calling for the Scottish Parliament to order a public enquiry into the findings of a report by Pat Grant, A&E consultant at the Western infirmary, Glasgow, on the discrimination of elderly patients in the NHS.



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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 Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill

Stage 2 (Justice and Home Affairs Committee) 19 September

Bail, Judicial Appointments etc (Scotland) Bill

Royal Assent received 9 August

Family Homes and Homelessness (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 4 April

Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence Justice and Home Affairs Committee) 11 September

Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 3 July

National Parks (Scotland) Bill

Royal Assent received 9 August

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Rural Affairs Committee) 4 April

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

Stage 3 6 September

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Amendment (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Rural Affairs Committee) 12 September

Transport (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1(Transport and Environment Committee) 29 August

Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

For approval by resolution

The draft Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (15 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (Orkney) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/222) (5 July 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/266) (2 August 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/267) (3 August 2000) (Health and Community Care)




Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment until 5 September 2000


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


Subject to annulment until 9 September 2000


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

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


Subject to annulment until 10 September 2000


The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/170) (7 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 11 September 2000


The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/169) (8 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 12 September 2000


The Meat (Enhanced Enforcement Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/171) (9 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 16 September 2000


The Loch Moidart, North Channel, Scallop Several Fishery (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/173) (13 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 17 September 2000


The Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/178) (14 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 18 September 2000


The Planning (Control of Major-Accident Hazards) (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2000/179) (15 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)

The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/181) (15 June 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/182) (15 June 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/183) (15 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/184) (15 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Environmental Protection (Waste Recycling Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/185) (15 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/189) (15 June 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/190) (15 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (Choice of Medical Practitioner) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/191) (15 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 19 September 2000


The Discontinuance of Prisons (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/186) (16 June 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2000 (SSI 2000/187) (16 June 2000) ) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/188) (16 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Police Pensions (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/193) (16 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Census (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/194) (16 June 2000) ) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/195) (16 June 2000) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The St. Mary's Music School (Aided Places) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/196) (16 June 2000) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/200) (16 June 2000) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/199) (16 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/201) (16 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The National Health Service (Professions Supplementary to Medicine) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/202) (16 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)




Subject to annulment until 25 September 2000


The Local Government (Exemption from Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 (SSI 2000/206) (21 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/207) (21 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Local Government Act 1988 (Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/208) (21 June 2000) (Local Government)


Subject to annulment until 30 September 2000


The Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young

Children Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI/2000/214) (27 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Suckler Cow Premium Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI/2000/215) (27 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export)(Scotland) Regulations

2000 (SSI/2000/216) (27 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 2 October 2000


The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/217) (29 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 23 October 2000


The Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/226) (6 July 2000) (Rural Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 24 October 2000


The Tetrachloroethylene in Olive Oil (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/229) (7 July 2000) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 27 October 2000


The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/240) (27 July 2000) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Beet Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/246) (27 July 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/247) (27 July 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Cereal Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/248) (27 July 2000 (Rural Affairs))

The Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/249) (27 July 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/250) (27 July 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/261) (1 August 2000) (Local Government)

Committee Business

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

Audit 12 September

Education, Culture and Sport 6 September

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 6 September

Equal Opportunities 12 September

European 5 September

Finance 5 September

Health and Community Care 6 September

Justice and Home Affairs 6 September

Local Government 5 September

Procedures 12 September

Public Petitions 12 September

Rural Affairs 5 September

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector 4 September

Standards 12 September

Subordinate Legislation 5 September

Transport and Environment 29 August


[CENSORED: table inserted here in original giving contact information]


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