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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 1/2001

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 1 / 2001


Friday 5 January 2000



Section B - Business Programme

Section C - Agendas of Committee Meetings

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 11 January 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged from 20 December 2000 to 4 January 2000

Section F - Motions and Amendments

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

Section H - New Documents

Section J - Progress of Parliamentary business

Announcements



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Section B - Business Programme




As agreed by the Parliament on 20 December 2000


Wednesday 10 January 2001


2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 11 January 2001


9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill (for text of motion see S1M-1502 in Section F)

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Stalking and Harassment

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1436 Lloyd Quinan: Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 19 December 2000)


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Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings




Subordinate Legislation Committee

9 January 2001

1st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated Powers Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill—

Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill

and take evidence from the following Scottish Executive officials—

James Logie, Solicitor’s Office

Gillian Thompson, Student Support Policy Division, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department

The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill—

Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

and take evidence from Scottish Executive officials.

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

The Teachers’ Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/444)

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/447)

The Agricultural Business Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/448)

The Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No.2) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/449)

The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000, (SSI 2000/453)

3. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary control: The Committee will consider the following instrument—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2000, (SSI 2000/446)

4. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following instruments—

The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (Commencement No.6) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/445)

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No.8) (Fees of Solicitors) 2000, (SSI 2000/450)

The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000 (Commencement No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/452)

Audit Committee

9 January 2001

1st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Committee Business: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 3 in private.

2. Declaration of Interests: The new member of the Committee will be invited to make any declaration of interests.

3. The National Health Service in Scotland: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report on the National Health Service in Scotland.

Local Government Committee

9 January 2001

1st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Declaration of Interests: The Deputy Convener will invite new members of the Committee to declare any relevant interests

2. Item in private: The Committee will decide whether to hold item 8 in private

3. Appointment of Reporters: The Committee will appoint reporters to the Health and Community Care and Social Inclusion, Housing and the Voluntary Sector Committee to hear evidence on the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill and Housing (Scotland) Bill respectively

4. Regulation of Care etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from the following witnesses at Stage 1 of the Bill—

Association of Directors of Social Work

British Association of Social Workers

National Association of Inspection and Registration Officers

5. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

The Local Statutory Provisions (Postponement from Repeal) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/425)

The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/430)

6. Petition PE 56: Ian Cantwell: The Committee will consider a letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government

7. Power of Community Initiative: Community planning: Political Restrictions on council employees: The Committee will consider paper LG/01/1/2 on proposals for responding to the Scottish Executive consultation

8. Modernising the Complaints System - Consultation on Public Sector Ombudsmen in Scotland: The Committee will consider its final response to the consultation

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

10 January 2001

1st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. New Members of Committee: The new members of Committee will make a declaration of interests.

2. Convener: The Committee will chose a new Convener

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

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

The Education (Provision of Information as to Schools)(Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/406)

The Education (School and Placing Information)(Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/407)

5. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—

PE 23 from the Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society. The Transport and Environment Committee have concluded their consideration of this petition and have passed relevant papers to the Education, Culture and Sport to inform its on going consideration of the petition.

PE 233 by the Technology Teachers Association calling for the Scottish Parliament to advance Technical/Technology Education within Scottish Secondary Schools as a national priority. This petition has been passed to Education, Culture and Sport from Enterprise and Lifelong Learning as the subject of the petition lies outwith its remit.

PE 307 from Mr Dougal Carnegie on behalf of Scottish Traditional Music Lobbying Group calling on the Scotish Parliament to provide funding and support to promote traditional arts and culture in Scotland.

6. Forward Work Programme: The Committee will consider a second draft forward work programme.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

10 January 2001

1st Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (in private): The Committee will discuss its draft report.


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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 11 January 2001




Question Time

1. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is envisaged that it will be the practice of the Scottish Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration to supply to complainants all written details of evidence gathered during his investigations. (S1O-2752)

2. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how its housing bill will meet the needs of homeless people and others in the most housing need. (S1O-2769)

3. Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that local authorities have sufficient funding to provide nursing home places immediately for all those assessed as being in need of long-term care following Lord Hardie’s judgement in the case of MacGregor v South Lanarkshire Council. (S1O-2758)

4. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty’s Government regarding the proposed new regulations on number plates which would outlaw the Saltire being displayed. (S1O-2759)

5. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Crown Estate. (S1O-2737)

6. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the construction of the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. (S1O-2741)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent assessment it has made of the amount of contaminated land in (a) Glasgow and (b) Edinburgh. (S1O-2736)

8. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of the increased funding made available to Greater Glasgow Health Board has been allocated to help implement the acute hospital services review. (S1O-2730)

9. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent steps it has taken to reduce waiting times for first appointments with neurological consultants. (S1O-2756)

10. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to further develop policing provision in North Lanarkshire. (S1O-2761)

11. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pensioners in the City of Aberdeen are expected to benefit from the implementation of the central heating initiative. (S1O-2745)

12. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the number of primary school teachers. (S1O-2763)

13. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote tourism in the Highlands. (S1O-2757)

14. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received concerning the reorganisation of the health service in Glasgow. (S1O-2760)

15. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide relief for voluntary organisations from water charges. (S1O-2755)

16. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve the fabric of schools. (S1O-2747)

17. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government regarding disciplinary action against the Permanent Secretary, Muir Russell, in relation to any adverse impact of his actions on the Holyrood Project. (S1O-2748)

18. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has in relation to citizens’ juries. (S1O-2767)

19. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, in the light of the judgement of Lord Hardie in the case of MacGregor v South Lanarkshire Council regarding local authority provision of residential nursing care places, what extra funding will be given to local authorities to fund such places. (S1O-2753)

20. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that every pupil in primary education has access to music tuition. (S1O-2750)

21. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish its national HIV/AIDS strategy document. (S1O-2729)

22. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines exist to encourage organisations in receipt of public funding to pay debts on time. (S1O-2739)

23. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in the development of its strategy to address problems arising from timber traffic. (S1O-2751)

24. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has held with Her Majesty’s Government relating to alternative models for securing investment in council housing. (S1O-2731)

25. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met officials of the National Union of Marine, Aviation and Shipping Transport and what issues were discussed. (S1O-2740)

26. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce the murder rate. (S1O-2738)

27. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it will apply to the implementation of the recommendations of the McCrone Committee report. (S1O-2766)

28. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the introduction of paternity leave would have on Scotland’s economy. (S1O-2734)

29. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider the decision not to allow area aid payment for new lupins in Scotland. (S1O-2768)

30. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to bring forward legislation to require sprinklers to be installed in all new and refurbished homes. (S1O-2743)




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Section E - Written questions lodged from 20 December 2000 to 4 January 2001




Business Bulletin:

Section E – Written questions lodged from 20 December 2000 to 4 January 2001

S1W-12128 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what definition of "fuel poverty" was used in determining the figure of 236,000 households in fuel poverty (Press Release SE3192/2000, 12 December 2000).

S1W-12129 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to change the rules on the write-off of old community charge and council tax debt.

S1W-12130 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to reduce long-term unemployment in males aged 50-64 and females aged 50-59.

S1W-12131 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the performance of the Paisley University Business Faculty.

S1W-12132 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many student applications were made to Paisley University in academic years (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000 and (iv) 2000-01.

S1W-12133 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the management structure and staffing numbers were at the Paisley University Business Faculty in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 2000-01.

S1W-12134 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Business Faculty students there were at Paisley University in academic years (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii)1999-2000 and (iv) 2000-01.

S1W-12135 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many elderly people currently attend day care centres in total and as a percentage of those aged over 65, broken down by local authority.

S1W-12136 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it currently provides for the Scottish Youth Parliament.

S1W-12137 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to fund the Scottish Youth Parliament in future years and at what level.

S1W-12138 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it plans to take to enable the Scottish Youth Parliament to extend its activities.

S1W-12139 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make the Scottish Youth Parliament one of the bodies routinely consulted on legislation and initiatives affecting young people.

S1W-12140 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Youth Parliament will be invited to be represented on the Ministerial Review Group established to monitor the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

S1W-12141 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body receives detailed audited accounts of the office of the Scottish Parliament Commissioner for Administration and, if so, whether these will be published on an annual basis.

S1W-12142 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any evaluation has been done of either the impact that the Defence Diversification Agency (DDA) has on the economy of Scotland or of any implications that privatisation of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency would have for the DDA’s impact in this respect.

S1W-12143 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Parliament’s travel sourcing contract was put out to tender; if so, when, to whom invitations to tender were given and why the contract was given to Carlson Wagonlit.

S1W-12144 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the role and remit of the Deputy Minister for Finance and Local Government is in relation to the recently announced review of Scotland’s cities.

S1W-12145 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what prompted its decision to launch a ministerial led review of Scotland’s cities.

S1W-12146 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Inverness will be included in the recently announced review of Scotland’s cities.

S1W-12147 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which of the Parliament’s committees it intends to invite to participate in the recently announced review of Scotland’s cities.

S1W-12148 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial resources will be made available to carry out the recently announced review of Scotland’s cities.

S1W-12149 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the outcome of the recently announced review of Scotland’s cities to be presented to the Parliament.

S1W-12150 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer by Rhona Brankin to my supplementary question to S1O-2259 on 20 September 2000 and the answer to question S1W-11344 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 18 December 2000, when it intends to discuss with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities the impact of the non-payment of discretionary bursaries by some local authorities and any implications of this for the implementation of the National Cultural Strategy.

S1W-12151 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider introducing specific funding which could be accessed by schools to provide cycle park facilities and a training programme for young cyclists.

S1W-12152 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage volunteers to act as trainers to young cyclists in areas of social deprivation.

S1W-12153 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will continue to make funding available for safer routes to school projects in future financial years.

S1W-12154 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10039 by Iain Gray on 30 October 2000, what plans it now has to secure the continuation of the work done by Disability Scotland before it entered administrative insolvency.

S1W-12155 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to amend current legislation to ensure that an individual who raises a court action that results in a decision that expenses as taxed should be met by another party is not left having to meet the cost of those expenses, or part of them, when the person against whom they were awarded is subsequently declared bankrupt.

S1W-12156 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional resources it will provide to Glasgow, Lothian, Lanark and Argyll and Clyde Ambulance Services to ensure that they reach their 999 response time targets.

S1W-12157 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11591 by Mr Jim Wallace on 12 December 2000, what assessment it has made of the impact in Scotland of any proposed introduction across the United Kingdom of British Energy Saving Time.

S1W-12158 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the Rosyth traffic study undertaken on behalf of Fife Council and Scottish Enterprise Fife by Carl Bro in association with Spaven McCrossan Partnership and ERM and what action it intends to take in light of this study.

S1W-12159 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all of Scotland’s share of the funding for the British pig industry announced on 30 March 2000 remains committed to the Pig Industry Restructuring Scheme given delays in the scheme’s opening.

S1W-12160 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what new steps are being taken to assist industrial museums.

S1W-12161 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in addressing the lessons from the Report of the Inquiry into BSE and variant CJD.

S1W-12162 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it will make to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s Strategic Review of Organic Waste Spread on Land.

S1W-12163 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail its performance in replying to correspondence from MPs or MSPs.

S1W-12164 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive why it is paying £26.1 million in the current financial year as a service charge for the M6 which does not start or finish in Scotland and who this money is being paid to.

S1W-12165 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will require of each health board to identify the action boards are taking to tackle homelessness and address inequalities, as outlined on page 20 of Our National Health – A Plan for Action, a Plan for Change.

S1W-12166 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many three-year-olds had free early years education places providing five or more sessions of education per week in (i) 1979, (ii) 1990 and (iii) in each year from 1992 to 1999, in (a) Scotland and (b) each education authority.

S1W-12167 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many additional free early years education places will be required to meet its target for free places in (a) Scotland and (b) each educational authority.

S1W-12168 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value is of the latest estimates by schools of the sums needed for the repairs to school buildings, broken down by education authority.

S1W-12169 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the real terms expenditure per pupil was in (i) 1979, (ii) 1990 and (iii) in each year since 1992, in (a) Scotland and (b) each education authority.

S1W-12170 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Sexual Offenders (Amendment) Act 2000, which comes into force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on 8 January 2001, will come into force in Scotland.

S1W-12171 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10038 by Mr Jim Wallace on 5 October 2000, whether it will make an announcement this year on the outcome of the evaluation of responses to the consultation paper issued on 12 January 2000 regarding high hedges.

S1W-12172 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive which recruitment agencies it uses.

S1W-12173 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it follows any guidelines for contracting recruitment agencies and what factors, other than cost, are considered in such decisions.

S1W-12174 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer which recruitment agencies the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body uses.

S1W-12175 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body follows any guidelines when contracting recruitment agencies and what factors, other than cost, are considered in such decisions.

S1W-12176 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures are in place for recording the number and nature of European Convention on Human Rights issues raised in legal proceedings under section 7 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

S1W-12177 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering any of the following fluorides for use in the water supply: calcium fluoride, lead fluoride, aluminium fluoride, sodium fluoride or silico fluorides (known as hexaflurosilisic acid) and, if not, what other fluoride is being considered.

S1W-12178 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated annual cost to the NHSiS is of hospital acquired infections.

S1W-12179 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the antibiotic Linezolid will be recommended for use as part of NHS Trusts’ strategies to treat hospital acquired infections.

S1W-12180 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the economic impact of the quota cuts agreed at the December meeting of the EU Fisheries Council, including any estimated figures for loss of income and job losses within the fishing industry.

S1W-12181 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bilateral meetings it has arranged as a result of the outcome of the December meeting of the EU Fisheries Council, with whom and when.

S1W-12182 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to meet with Her Majesty’s Treasury to discuss financial issues affecting the fishing industry and, if so, when.

S1W-12183 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it made to Her Majesty's Government during the December meeting of the EU Fisheries Council, what response it received and what the outcome was of its representations.

S1W-12184 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any areas of disagreement that arose between it and Her Majesty's Government during the December meeting of the EU Fisheries Council.

S1W-12185 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to put in place any area closures or other conservation measures in time for the 2001 spawning season for cod.

S1W-12186 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has in relation to consumer protection matters.

S1W-12187 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is consulted as a matter of course on the appointment of the Crown Estate Commissioners.

S1W-12188 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to (a) Her Majesty's Government and (b) the European Commission, regarding any implications for the offshore industry of the Large Combustion Plant Directive; whether it has been consulted about any such implications, and, if so, by whom and what its response was.

S1W-12189 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications for the Scottish economy are of the Large Combustion Plant Directive.

S1W-12190 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the water authorities have any plans to announce any redundancies or voluntary severance scheme; if so, whether it was consulted on any such proposals and, if so, when; when any such announcement will be made, and how many jobs will be involved.

S1W-12191 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what analysis it has made of the impact on the economy of bundle services.

S1W-12192 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees have been employed in each water authority in each year since their establishment to date.

S1W-12193 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10595 by Mr Jack McConnell on 20 November 2000, why the number of presentations of pupils in technological studies at Standard Grade and Higher Grade has decreased over the last five years.

S1W-12194 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10595 by Mr Jack McConnell on 20 November 2000, what measures it has taken, or intends to take, to combat the decline in the number of presentations of pupils in technological studies at Standard Grade and Higher Grade.

S1W-12195 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage increases were in (a) water and (b) sewerage charges in (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1997-98, (iii) 1998-99, (iv) 1999-2000 and (v) 2000-01, using 1995-96 as the base figure and broken down by water authority.

S1W-12196 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) people receiving Council Tax Benefit but not 100% benefit and (b) people not in receipt of Council Tax Benefit were in payment arrears in (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1997-98, (iii) 1998-99, (iv) 1999-2000 and to date in the current financial year.

S1W-12197 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money is expected to be collected in water and sewerage charges in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03, broken down between domestic and non-domestic payers.

S1W-12198 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make any announcements during the parliamentary recess; if so, when any such announcements will be made and why they will be made during recess.

S1W-12199 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce a national policy on strategic retail developments.

S1W-12200 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost will be of providing nursing home care for all the pensioners currently awaiting a place in a nursing home, following Lord Hardie’s recent judgement in the Court of Session in the recent Arthur MacGregor case, broken down by local authority.

S1W-12201 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional funding it will make available to local authorities to meet the costs of providing a permanent place in a nursing home for the 2,000 pensioners currently on waiting lists, following Lord Hardie’s recent judgement in the Court of Session in the recent Arthur MacGregor case.

S1W-12202 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive over what timescale all local authorities will be expected to comply with Lord Hardie’s recent judgement in the Court of Session in the recent Arthur McGregor case.

S1W-12203 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children currently benefit from out of school care places and what the projected number is for next year.

S1W-12204 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance, financial or otherwise, is available to home owners who have difficulty in selling their home as a result of other tenants within the building which they live in being drug dealers and/or drug users.

S1W-12205 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific EU Regulations limit it to providing 50% state aid to the Campbeltown and Bute Creameries in relation to the cost of their compliance with the Urban Waste Water Directive.

S1W-12206 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to seek a delay in the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Directive with specific reference to creameries.

S1W-12207 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to seek flexibility from the EU on the 50% state aid rule regarding creameries.

S1W-12208 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place between Ministers and/or officials and the EU over the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Directive, which Minister has raised the issue, when, and what was the response.

S1W-12209 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any other EU countries who have been able to seek and obtain an exemption to the rule that governments can contribute a maximum of 50% of the costs of a project under state aid regulations; if so which countries these are and what were the circumstances of the exception, and, if it is not aware of any such examples, whether it will look into the possibility of seeking an exemption as a matter of urgency and report to the Parliament early in 2001.

S1W-12210 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail all forms of public support which could be made available to Scottish Milk Products in relation to the costs of complying with the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Directive, for example through enterprise agencies.

S1W-12211 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Rural Development will make a Ministerial Statement to the Parliament early in 2001 on any implications for farmers of the Urban Waste Water Directive.

S1W-12212 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many clinical geneticists are currently being trained.

S1W-12213 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether training budgets in the NHSiS are sufficient to meet the training and professional development needs of staff.

S1W-12214 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage any highly trained professional staff who have left the NHSiS to return to work there.

S1W-12215 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that any stress experienced by staff in the NHSiS is minimised.

S1W-12216 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a national strategy will be developed and implemented to alleviate any cross-contamination of hospital acquired infections.

S1W-12217 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how will it end "postcode prescribing", given that local Drugs and Therapeutics Committees have autonomy in local health board decision making.

S1W-12218 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to assist NHSiS trusts to balance their costs with the level of available resources.

S1W-12219 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many "one-stop" services are available for stroke patients.

S1W-12220 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many stroke patients are cared for in dedicated stroke units, staffed by multi-disciplinary teams.

S1W-12221 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how any shortages of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists are affecting the care and treatment of people affected by a stroke.

S1W-12222 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are currently awaiting admission to hospital for (i) child health treatment, (ii) cancer treatment, (iii) cardio-thoracic treatment, (iv) elderly treatment, (v) ENT/OMF treatment, (vi) genetics, (vii) treatment, (viii) general medical treatment, (ix) general surgery and urology, (x) neurosurgery and neurology, (xi) obstetrics and gynaecology, (xii) opthalmology, (xiii) orthopaedics, (xiv) radiology, (xv) nutrition and dietetics and (xvi) physiotherapy, broken down by health board.

S1W-12223 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by the Lord Advocate on 29 November 2000 (Official Report, col. 413) on the Chhokar case, whether Sir Anthony Campbell will appoint his own staff and choose which senior Scottish counsel are to assist him with the inquiry.

S1W-12224 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by the Lord Advocate on 29 November 2000 (Official Report, col. 413) on the Chhokar case, whether the Crown Office will be providing support staff to Sir Anthony Campbell and, if so, under whose control they will be during the inquiry.

S1W-12225 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of teacher vacancies was in (i) nursery schools, (ii) primary schools and (iii) secondary schools for each year since 1997 in (a) Scotland and (b) each education authority.

S1W-12227 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated annual percentage change in the volume of all motor vehicle traffic was for each year since 1984.

S1W-12228 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of waste was recycled in (i) 1997, (ii) 1998 and (iii) 1999 in (a) Scotland and (b) each local authority.

S1W-12229 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive which parliamentary constituencies fall within which New Deal Units of Delivery.

S1W-12230 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive which parliamentary constituencies contain residential accommodation of institutions of higher education.

S1W-12231 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Scottish Health Plan addresses the needs of Argyll and Clyde Trust Board, especially with regard to local accountability in the NHS in rural areas.

S1W-12232 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will involve local communities in the decision-making process of health boards in rural areas.

S1W-12233 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how small island communities such as Tiree and Islay will have the same ability to be involved in the decision-making process of health boards as larger, mainland communities such as Glasgow or Paisley.

S1W-12234 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, as part of its social inclusion policy, it will make representations to all banks in Scotland to seek changes in the rules on verification framework and regarding the production of original bank books, building society accounts and other documents, in particular in relation to older people.

S1W-12235 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government to seek a change in the rules for Crisis Loans so that an applicant need not apply in person in remote areas of Scotland.

S1W-12237 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the clear-up rate of recorded crimes was (a) in each category of crime and (b) in total for (i) each police force and (ii) Scotland in 1979, 1987 and in each year since 1992.

S1W-12238 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of pensioners living in households with income below half of the UK average was in each year since 1979 in (a) Scotland and (b) each parliamentary constituency.

S1W-12239 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of children living in households with income below half of the UK average was for each year since 1979 in (a) Scotland and (b) each parliamentary constituency.

S1W-12240 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what expenditure was on (a) police officers and (b) policing per head of population in (i) each police force and (ii) Scotland in 1979, 1987 and in each year since 1992, and what change in expenditure these figures represented in real terms.

S1W-12241 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of (a) police officers, (b) civilian staff, (c) special constables and (d) police officers was per head of population in (i) each police force and (ii) Scotland in 1979, 1987 and in each year since 1992.

S1W-12242 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of recorded crimes was (a) in each category of crime and (b) in total for (i) each police force and (ii) Scotland in 1979, 1987 and in each year since 1992.

S1W-12243 Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of convictions was (a) in each category of crime and (b) in total for (i) each police force and (ii) Scotland in 1979, 1987 and in each year since 1992.

S1W-12244 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Environment, Sport and Culture has visited or intends to visit the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority facility at Dounreay.

S1W-12245 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken or intends to take to speed up completion of the recommendations contained in the Safety Audit of Dounreay conducted by the Health and Safety Executive and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in 1998.

S1W-12246 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what directions have been given to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) under section 40(1) of the Environment Act 1995 (a) in connection with the Safety Audit of Dounreay conducted by the Health and Safety Executive and SEPA in 1998 and (b) on any other matter.

S1W-12247 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received representations from any other body, including Her Majesty's Government, requesting it to give directions to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency under section 40(1) of the Environment Act 1995 and what action resulted from any such representations.

S1W-12248 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it has made available to the paper manufacturing industry in each of the last three years.

S1W-12249 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government regarding harmonisation of VAT on building work at 5% for both new build and repairs as proposed in Better Homes for Scotland’s Communities, the response by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to its draft Housing Bill, and regarding the effect of any such harmonisation on levels of housing grants and subsidies.

S1W-12250 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is funding the retraining costs of former nurses who wish to return to work in the NHS.

S1W-12251 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Highlands and Islands will be considered as a location for any of the Scottish NHS Direct centres.

S1W-12252 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in relation to its individual learning accounts initiative.

S1W-12253 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by Peter Peacock on 2 November 2000 that announcements would be made before Christmas on how the discussion of a small business rates relief scheme would be taken forward (Official Report, col. 1320) and to the statement by Angus MacKay on 7 December 2000 that an announcement would be made later that month about the point reached in consideration of such a scheme (Official Report, col. 694), why no such announcements were made.

S1W-12254 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many 18 to 24 year olds left the New Deal between 1 January and 31 December 1999, and of those (i) how many have then gone into sustained, unsubsidised employment and (ii) how many have an unknown destination, broken down by parliamentary constituency in each case.

S1W-12255 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether statistics collected on the participation in and the outcomes from the New Deal are broken down by (a) ethnic origin and (b) gender.

S1W-12256 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what number and value of funding bids was made to The Scottish Office and to it in each year since 1995-96 for the repair of school buildings in (i) Scotland and (ii) each education authority area.

S1W-12257 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) total budget and (b) amount of any budget deficit was for each higher education institution in each year since 1995.

S1W-12258 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive which (a) NHS Trusts and (b) health boards fall within which parliamentary constituencies.

S1W-12259 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) total budget and (b) amount of any budget deficit was for each NHS Trust in each year since 1995, broken down by Trust.

S1W-12260 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many operations were cancelled and, of these patients, how many were not re-admitted within one month in each year since 1995, broken down by health board.

S1W-12261 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many beds were available in each NHS Trust in (i) 1979, (ii) 1990 and (iii) each year from 1992 to date.

S1W-12262 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to provide schoolchildren with greater opportunities to participate in creative activities outwith school hours.

S1W-12263 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will finalise the distribution of any Excellence Fund Core Programme and Special Programme monies for 2000-2001 that have not yet been allocated.

S1W-12264 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities exercised their discretionary powers to establish a cash incentive scheme funded through their own resources to enable tenants to purchase a home on the open market in each of the last four financial years and in the current financial year to date.

S1W-12265 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in the event of any large-scale stock transfers, local authority housing rent arrears which exist at the time of the transfer will remain the responsibility of local authorities or transfer to the relevant housing association.

S1W-12266 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what it estimates the rate of inflation will be in 2003-04.

S1W-12267 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to establish any new non-departmental public bodies in 2001 and, if so, to specify these.

S1W-12268 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to abolish any non-departmental public bodies in 2001 and, if so, which ones.

S1W-12269 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to merge any non-departmental public bodies in 2001 and, if so, which ones.

S1W-12270 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional resources are available for investment in research infrastructure in Scottish higher education institutions in the current year.

S1W-12271 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time taken by each health board to fill nursing vacancies was in each year from 1990 to the current year.

S1W-12272 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer which of the works package contracts let in relation to the Holyrood Project have been completed; whether each ongoing contract is proceeding according to the agreed timescale, and what the original and revised date of completion is in each case where any contract has been subject to delay.

S1W-12273 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer what capital contracts have been let to date in relation to the Holyrood Project, indicating in each case the successful tenderer and the timescale for each works package.

S1W-12274 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer what capital contracts are currently out to tender, in relation to the Holyrood Project, indicating in each case the timescale for return of tenders, award of contracts, commencement on site and completion of works.

S1W-12275 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer what the total value is of all works packages let to date in relation to the Holyrood Project, and what proportion of the construction and construction contingency budget of £119 million has been (a) spent and (b) committed to date.

S1W-12276 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer what works packages have still to go out to tender in relation to the Holyrood Project and what the indicative timescale is in each case for issuing and return of tenders, award of contract and commencement and completion of works.

S1W-12277 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the value of any works package contracts let to date in relation to the Holyrood Project could be identified without prejudice to later, similar tendering exercises and, if so, whether the details of any such contracts can now be made available.

S1W-12278 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer which works packages still to go to tender in relation to the Holyrood project may be compromised by a decision to divulge the value of contracts let after earlier, similar tendering exercises.

S1W-12279 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer whether any contracts have been let to date in relation to the Holyrood project with less detailed construction information than is desirable, as outlined in paragraph 1.39 of the Auditor General’s report The new Scottish Parliament building.

S1W-12280 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer whether all works packages issued to date, and to be issued, in relation to the Holyrood project contain or will contain penalty clauses to protect the client’s interest against late completion or other contingencies and whether the value of penalty clauses is calculated in relation to a standard formula or to contract-specific assessments of the possible costs to the client in each case of failure by contractors to achieve completion dates.

S1W-12281 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the cost plan allowances for the substructure east and superstructure east are £5.8 million and £17 million respectively, as stated by the Holyrood Project Manager on 3 October 2000 (Audit Committee, Official Report col.408); whether potential contractors are routinely made aware of the cost plan allowances for each works package, and whether the cost plan allowances for each of the 91 works packages will be revealed to MSPs.

S1W-12282 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to the statement by the Parliament’s Clerk/Chief Executive on 3 October 2000 regarding the provision of information on the costs of major works packages (Audit Committee, Official Report, col.407), what information will be made available to the Audit Committee about the value of contracts let for the major works packages in relation to the Holyrood Project, and whether such information will be given to all MSPs at the same time and on the same basis.

S1W-12283 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the methods of controlling the seal population provided for by the Conservation of Seals Act 1970 are sufficient.

S1W-12284 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the use of non-lethal methods of control of seal populations; if so, what conclusions have been reached and, if not, whether it will now consider the issue.

S1W-12285 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether additional measures are required in order to eradicate the feral mink population; if so, in which parts of Scotland and when such steps will be taken.

S1W-12286 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by the Deputy Minister for Rural Development on 23 November 2000 regarding the latest scientific advice from the special committee on seal population sizes (Official Report, col. 335), whether this information has been received; if so, when and whether it will place the information in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.




BUSINESS BULLETIN 1 / 2001

Friday 5 January 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-1503 Mr Brian Monteith: Sir James Shand—That the Parliament expresses its regret and sadness following the recent death of Sir Jimmy Shand at the age of 92; records its thanks for his outstanding and unique contribution to the promotion of Scottish dance music since his first recording in 1933; notes that he was recognised as an outstanding exponent of Scottish accordion music throughout the world; commends his sterling work in maintaining and reviving interest in this important aspect of Scottish culture against fierce competition from new forms of contemporary music from the 1950s throughout to the 1990s and offers its sympathy and condolences to his wife and family and his many friends.

Supported by: David McLetchie*, Mary Scanlon*

*S1M-1502 Ross Finnie: Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill —That the Parliament agrees that the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Rhona Brankin*

*S1M-1501 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Blindcraft—That the Parliament congratulates Blindcraft in Springburn on its remarkable achievement of clearing almost £2 million in debt, on its hopes for breaking even this year, on its increasing success in winning orders and on its plans to recruit 34 new employees; notes that Blindcraft currently has a workforce of 148 of whom 90 have disabilities such as blindness, deafness, learning difficulties or paralysis; commends the positive role Glasgow City Council has played in supporting Blindcraft and the hard work, dedication and commitment of the workforce; wishes Blindcraft every success in its plans to improve the training and numerical skills of its staff when its new training centre is completed, and believes that Blindcraft will continue to prosper and build on its already formidable accomplishments.

*S1M-1500# Euan Robson: Scottish Borders Labour Force—That the Parliament notes the recent studies which have shown that a skills shortage is likely to develop in the labour force in the Scottish Borders in the next few years, creating particular challenges for traditional industries such as textiles and also for the construction industry, and therefore urges all relevant agencies to develop plans for training, retraining and upskilling, which will also assist in attracting high technology inward investors to broaden the base of the Borders’ economy and in expanding attractive job opportunities for young people near their home localities.

Supported by: Ian Jenkins*

*S1M-1499 Mr Brian Monteith: Snowmen—That the Parliament agrees with Raymond Briggs, author of the book The Snowman, that it is absolute rubbish to suggest that snowmen are racist and sexist; believes that the paper produced by Dr Tricia Cusack claiming that the snow sculptures are phallic symbols which help oppress women and represent greed, nationalism and capitalism is so out of touch with the innocence and joy experienced by children of all ages who build snowmen; further believes that such a publication is not worthy of academic endorsement, and calls upon children throughout Scotland to build as many snowmen as possible as a message of solidarity to Raymond Briggs.

*S1M-1498 Mr Brian Monteith: Tribute to Scottish Battlefield Pipers—That the Parliament recognises the supreme bravery displayed by the pipers of the Highland regiments during the First World War and that they inspired Scottish troops into battle on behalf of our country, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to consider what action can be taken to erect a suitable and lasting national memorial as a mark of respect to the many hundreds of pipers who gallantly led from the front and were often wounded or killed in battle.

*S1M-1497 Mr Brian Monteith: Glasgow's Townhead Church Spire—That the Parliament warmly congratulates local residents on the success of their campaign to save the spire at the Townhead Church in Royston, Glasgow following the award of a £329,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

*S1M-1496 Mr Brian Monteith: School Examination Appeals—That the Parliament congratulates the Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs on setting up an independent review of the appeals process for the 2000 diet of school examinations, and calls upon the Minister to ensure the return of examination scripts to the schools of those candidates who still have concerns about their appeals in order to further restore confidence and credibility in the appeals system in particular and the Scottish examination process in general.

*S1M-1495 Christine Grahame: Water and Sewerage Charges—That the Parliament notes that water and sewerage charges have increased by 236% in the last four years whereas the increase in state benefits for the same period is less than 10%; believes that the proposed transitional scheme will not assist those on low incomes who are currently unable to meet these charges, and urges the Scottish Executive to pursue a Water Service Benefit Scheme aligned to the current Council Tax Benefit Scheme.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Linda Fabiani*

*S1M-1494# Mr Duncan Hamilton: Campbeltown, Arran and Rothesay Creameries—That the Parliament notes with extreme concern the predicament facing the creameries in Campbeltown, Arran and Rothesay; recognises that the £2.1 million cost of compliance with the Urban Waste Water Directive is placing an intolerable burden on the creameries; expresses profound concern at the attitude of the Scottish Executive in meeting only a fraction of the compliance costs; considers that Scottish Milk, the producers, the enterprise agencies and the Scottish Executive should all work together to put together proposals for saving these vital industries from closure, and asks the Minister for Rural Development to make a Ministerial Statement to the Parliament as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*, Colin Campbell*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Linda Fabiani*, Fiona McLeod*, Andrew Wilson*, Richard Lochhead*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Bruce Crawford*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

*S1M-1493 Mr Brian Monteith: Greenock Morton Football Club—That the Parliament notes recent developments at Greenock Morton Football Club; expresses concern that the welfare of the club has deteriorated to such an extent that it has now been placed under administration; supports calls from supporters’ organisations for Morton fans to "dig deep" into their own pockets for a fighting fund and to turn out in force at all home games in order to maximise income now that official owner Hugh Scott no longer has any impact in the day to day running of the club; welcomes the decision of Morton legend Allan McGraw to accept an "ambassadorial role" at the club, and calls upon an individual, or collection of individuals, with a genuine interest in the future of Greenock Morton to step forward, purchase the club, and, working in close conjunction with the fans and the people of Inverclyde, ensure that the future of Greenock Morton is secure for the long term once more.

*S1M-1492 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Kenny Macintyre Sports Park Memorial Trust—That the Parliament supports the campaign of the Kenny Macintyre Sports Park Memorial Trust to create a lasting memorial to the late Kenny Macintyre; notes the ongoing fundraising efforts of the Trust including the sale of the Ali Abassi Joke Book in order to make the project a reality; urges Argyll and Bute Council to reaffirm its commitment to costing and part-funding the project, and calls upon all interested parties to work together to bring this project to a successful conclusion.

*S1M-1491 Mr Keith Raffan: Responsibility for Parliamentary Committees—That the Parliament, in order to safeguard both the independence and effectiveness of its Committees, believes that the structure, number and size of those Committees should become the responsibility of a Committee specially established for that purpose with the following provisos: that the non-voting Convenor of the Committee should be the Presiding Officer or his Deputy; that the Committee should comprise the four business managers, two Committee Convenors (one each from an Executive and Opposition party, nominated by the Committee of Convenors) and four MSPs (each nominated by members of no less than three parliamentary parties or groups and elected by all MSPs who are not members of the Scottish Executive); that each member of the Committee should have one vote, and that the Committee shall only bring proposals before the Chamber if they are supported by seven out of ten members of the Committee.

Supported by: Margaret Smith*, Donald Gorrie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Iain Smith*, Mr John Munro*, Mr Jamie Stone*, George Lyon*, Robert Brown*, Alex Neil*, Mr Mike Rumbles*, Euan Robson*, Ms Margo MacDonald*, Ian Jenkins*

*S1M-1489# John Scott: Non-payment of Redundancy Packages to Ailsa Troon Workers—That the Parliament condemns the action of the Cathelco Group, owners of Ailsa Troon shipyard, which has failed to pay 16 shipyard workers redundancy payments totalling some £300,000 due to them under the terms of their contracts; further notes that these workers had demonstrated their loyalty to the yard by remaining to complete an order after the other workers had been laid off by Cathelco, and urges the suspension of the award of any further government contracts to Cathelco companies until such a time as Cathelco honours its commitment to all its staff.

Supported by: Des McNulty*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Andrew Wilson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Alex Fergusson*, Phil Gallie*, Nick Johnston*, Mr Murray Tosh*, David McLetchie*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Fergus Ewing*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mary Scanlon*, Brian Adam*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Robert Brown*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Bill Aitken*, Mr David Davidson*, Ben Wallace*, Pauline McNeill*, Dennis Canavan*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Keith Harding*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Linda Fabiani*, Michael Russell*, John Young*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Euan Robson*, Ian Jenkins*, Ms Margo MacDonald*, Alex Johnstone*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Duncan McNeil*, Lewis Macdonald*, Bill Butler*, Robin Harper*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1487# Patient Care (lodged on 19 December 2000) Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1486 Prison Doctor Crisis (lodged on 19 December 2000) Nicola Sturgeon*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Linda Fabiani*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-1485 Hannah Research Institute (lodged on 19 December 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-1481# Aid for the Scottish Fishing Sector (lodged on 18 December 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Aitken*, Nick Johnston*

S1M-1480# Glencaple Dogs Home (lodged on 18 December 2000) Bill Butler*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Nick Johnston*, David Mundell*

S1M-1478# 2001: UN Year of Volunteering (lodged on 15 December 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Pauline McNeill*, Rhoda Grant*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1477 No Confidence in Parliamentary Bureau to Reorganise Committee Membership (lodged on 15 December 2000) Mr Keith Raffan, Mrs Margaret Smith – Support Withdrawn

S1M-1476 WH Smith (lodged on 14 December 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Pauline McNeill*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1475 Victorian Dundee (lodged on 14 December 2000) Scott Barrie*, Pauline McNeill*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1474# Acute Health Service Review in South Glasgow (lodged on 14 December 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1473 Scottish Cricket (lodged on 14 December 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-1472 Longannet Deep Mine (lodged on 14 December 2000) Scott Barrie*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-1471# Donside Paper Company (lodged on 14 December 2000) Scott Barrie*, Trish Godman*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Jamie Stone*, John Scott*, Paul Martin*

S1M-1470# National Asylum Support Service (lodged on 14 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Linda Fabiani*, Pauline McNeill*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1468# Raw Deal for Glasgow (lodged on 13 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Bill Aitken*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1464# Clydebank and the Blitz (lodged on 13 December 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Scott Barrie*, Michael Russell*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Pauline McNeill*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Colin Campbell*, Cathy Peattie*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Mike Watson*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-1463# McDermott UK Pension Plan - Former Ardersier Employees (lodged on 13 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Michael Russell*, Richard Lochhead*, Brian Adam*, Irene McGugan*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-1455 Scrapping of Trident (lodged on 12 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1454# Hepatitis C (lodged on 12 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Michael Russell*, Nick Johnston*, Brian Adam*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mary Scanlon*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-1452# Less Favoured Areas (lodged on 12 December 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mary Scanlon*, Nick Johnston*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1451# Glasgow Acute Services Review Inquiry (lodged on 11 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Michael Russell*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1450 Stone of Destiny: 50th Anniversary of Removal (lodged on 11 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Michael Russell*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1447 NHS in Grampian (lodged on 8 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1444# Homelessness and Access to Education (lodged on 7 December 2000) Des McNulty*, Trish Godman*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1443 Less Favoured Areas Subsidy (lodged on 7 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1442 Dumfries and Galloway Standard's Millennium Jobs Crusade (lodged on 7 December 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1440 Equal Rights for Gartmore Forestry Development Objectors (lodged on 7 December 2000) Des McNulty*, Rhoda Grant*, Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-1439 Less Favoured Areas (lodged on 6 December 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Fergus Ewing*

S1M-1437# Economy of Highlands and Islands (lodged on 6 December 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-1436# Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision (lodged on 6 December 2000) Des McNulty*, Scott Barrie*, Nick Johnston*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1435 Act of Settlement (lodged on 6 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1427 Public Inquiry into Chhokar Case (lodged on 7 December 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-1426 Arbroath Football Club (lodged on 5 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1421 Sea Eagle Project (lodged on 4 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1420# Scottish Berry Project (lodged on 4 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1419# Human Cloning (lodged on 4 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Irene McGugan*, Dennis Canavan*

S1M-1418 Scottish Women Against Pornography (lodged on 4 December 2000) Rhoda Grant*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Nick Johnston*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1417 European Day of Disabled Persons (lodged on 4 December 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1416 Centre for Scottish Music, Song and Dance (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1415 Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1414 Right to Fly Scotland's Flag (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1413 St Andrew's Day National Holiday (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1412 Surjit Singh Chhokar and the Scottish Justice System (lodged on 30 November 2000) Des McNulty*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Rhoda Grant*, Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-1411 Nations in Bloom (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Jamie Stone*, Nick Johnston*

S1M-1409# Surjit Singh Chhokar (lodged on 29 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1407 Balnain House (lodged on 29 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1396 Dispensing of Prescription Only Medicines by Veterinary Surgeons (lodged on 27 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1395# Abuse of Older and Disabled People (lodged on 27 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Nick Johnston*

S1M-1394 Polish Links with Scotland (lodged on 27 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1393 Fullarton Computer Industries (Gourock) Ltd. (lodged on 24 November 2000) Rhoda Grant*, Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-1392 Proposal for a Protection from Abuse Bill (lodged on 23 November 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-1391 Meals on Wheels Week (lodged on 23 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-1390# Scotch Whisky Opt-out from EU Directive (lodged on 23 November 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-1388# A Balanced Energy Policy (lodged on 23 November 2000) Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1388.1 A Balanced Energy Policy (lodged on 27 November 2000) Irene McGugan*

S1M-1387# Congratulations to Lauder College (lodged on 22 November 2000) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1385 Influenza Vaccination (lodged on 22 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1384 Protection of Scotland's Peatlands (lodged on 21 November 2000) Des McNulty*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1374# Children's Rights (lodged on 20 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1371 Tribute to the Reverend Adrian Rennie (lodged on 20 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1368# Drug Assisted Sexual Assault (lodged on 17 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1367 Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill (lodged on 16 November 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1366# "Couping" of Clydesdale Horses (lodged on 16 November 2000) Des McNulty*

S1M-1364# Action for Biodiversity (lodged on 16 November 2000) Des McNulty*

S1M-1362# Dangerous and Careless Driving (lodged on 15 November 2000) Des McNulty*, Bill Butler*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1360 Inverkeithing's Park-and-Ride Facility (lodged on 15 November 2000) Trish Godman*

S1M-1350 Rail Link to Clackmannanshire (lodged on 14 November 2000) Des McNulty*, Scott Barrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1340# Homelessness in Fife (lodged on 10 November 2000) Nick Johnston*

S1M-1334# Funding of Glasgow's Museums and Galleries (lodged on 9 November 2000) Des McNulty*

S1M-1059 Educational and Training Provision for Scots on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (lodged on 27 June 2000) Scott Barrie*



BUSINESS BULLETIN 1 / 2001

Friday 5 January 2000

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






New Bills introduced or reprinted on 20 December 2000

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care and the Scottish Social Services Council; to make provision for the registration and regulation of care services and for the registration, regulation and training of social service workers; to enable local authorities to make grants in respect of activities relating to child care and family support and to make direct payments to children in respect of certain care services; to enable the Scottish Ministers to delegate a power to make certain grants and loans for social work; to enable local authorities to provide and maintain residential accommodation in which nursing is provided; to amend the definition of "place of safety" in the Children (Scotland) Act 1995; to make further provision as respects the appointment for children of curators ad litem, reporting officers and safeguarders; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 24) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Susan Deacon

Supported by: Ms Wendy Alexander, Malcolm Chisholm, Nicol Stephen

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 24-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 24-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 21 December 2000

Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed. (SP Bill 20A) (Executive Bill)

Transport (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed. (SP Bill 18B) (Executive Bill)

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.

Mr Lloyd Quinan: Proposed Abolition of NHS Prescription Charges Bill—Proposal for a Bill to abolish all prescription charges on the NHS. (lodged 19 December 2000)

Supported by: Alex Neil, Margo MacDonald, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Gil Paterson, Dennis Canavan*, Tommy Sheridan*

Mr Keith Harding: Proposed Dog Fouling Bill—Proposal for a Bill to amend the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to extend the offence of dog fouling so that it applies to any person in charge of a dog who allows it to deposit excrement in any public place and fails to dispose appropriately of that excrement; and to give power to impose a fixed on-the-spot penalty for such an offence to specified local authority employees, without the requirement for a corroborating witness. (lodged 4 January 2001)

Supported by: Brian Monteith*, Bill Aitken*, David McLetchie*, Dennis Canavan*, Nick Johnston*, David Davidson*, Colin Campbell*, Murray Tosh*, Bruce Crawford*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Margo MacDonald*, Donald Gorrie*, Mary Mulligan*, Sylvia Jackson*, Alex Fergusson*, Ben Wallace*





BUSINESS BULLETIN 1 / 2001

Friday 5 January 2000

Section H - New Documents




Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 20 December 2000 and are subject to annulment—

The Teachers’ Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/444)

laid under section 12(6) of the Superannuation Act 1972


The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/447)

laid under section 25(2) of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977


The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 21 December 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Agricultural Business Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/448)

laid under section 2(20) of the European Communities Act 1972


The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 22 December 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No.2) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/449)

laid under section 48(3) of the Food Safety Act 1990


The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 3 January 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/453)

laid under schedule 2 of paragraph 2 of the European Communities Act 1972 and section 84(2) of the Agriculture Act 1970


Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 21 December 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2000 (SSI 2000/446)

laid under section 1(10) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985


Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 21 December 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland 1998-99 (SE/2000/215)


Scottish Qualifications Authority Annual Report 1999-2000 (SE/2000/228)

laid under section 11(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1996


Committee Reports

The following Report is being published on 5 January 2001

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 48th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 247)





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 1 / 2001

Friday 5 January 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 Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill

Passed 6 December

Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland)

(No.2) Bill

Stage 1 (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee) 10 January

Family Homes and Homelessness (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 report published (Social Justice Committee) 22 November

Housing (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 18 December

Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 10 January

Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 report published (Social Justice Committee) 17 November

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Rural Development Committee) 23 January

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 20 December

Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament) 11 January

Transport (Scotland) Bill

Passed 20 December



Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment until 6 January 2001


The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/403) (17 November 2000) (Local Government)




Subject to annulment until 9 January 2001


The Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/405) (Rural Affairs) (20 November 2000)


Subject to annulment until 10 January 2001


The Education (Provision of Information as to Schools) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/406) (21 November 2000) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/407) (21 November 2000) (Education, Culture and Sport)


Subject to annulment until 16 January 2001


The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/418) (27 November 2000) (Rural Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 17 January 2001


Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 2000 (SSI 2000/419) (28 November 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) 2000 (SSI 2000/420) (28 November 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 18 January 2001


The Local Statutory Provisions (Postponement from Repeal) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/425) (29 November 2000) (Local Government)


Subject to annulment until 19 January 2001


The Common Agricultural Policy Support Schemes (Modulation) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/429) (30 November 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/430) (30 November 2000) (Transport and the Environment)

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/431) (30 November 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Control of Pollution (Registers and Consents for Discharges) (Secretary of State Functions) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/432) (30 November 2000) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 26 January 2001


The Divorce etc. (Pensions) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/438) (7 December 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)




Subject to annulment until 8 February 2001


The Teachers' Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/444) (20 December 2000)

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/447) (20 December 2000)


Subject to annulment until 9 February 2001


The Agricultural Business Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/448) (21 December 2000)


Subject to annulment until 10 February 2001


The Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No.2) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/449) (22 December 2000)


Subject to annulment until 11 February 2001


The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/453) (3 January 2001)


Committee Business

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

Audit 9 January

Education, Culture and Sport 10 January

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 10 January

Equal Opportunities 16 January

European 16 January

Finance 16 January

Health and Community Care 10 January

Justice I 17 January

Justice II 17 January

Local Government 9 January

Procedures 23 January

Public Petitions 23 January

Rural Development 16 January

Social Justice 10 January

Standards 31 January

Subordinate Legislation 9 January

Transport and Environment 17 January


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