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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 24/2001

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 24 / 2001



Wednesday 7 February 2001



Section A - Daily Business List

Section B - Business Programme

Section E - Written questions lodged on 6 February 2001

Section F - Motions and Amendments

Section H - New Documents

Section J - Progress of Parliamentary business




BUSINESS BULLETIN 24 / 2001

Wednesday 7 February 2001

Section A – Daily Business List





Meetings of Committees

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

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

5th Meeting, 2001


The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Impact of the New Economy Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Wendy Alexander (Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning).

2. National Guidelines for Local Economic Forums: The Committee will take evidence from—

Wendy Alexander (Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning).

3. Scottish Executive Response to Careers Service Review (Duffner Report): The Committee will take evidence from—

Wendy Alexander (Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning).

4. Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill: The Convener will move—

That the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee considers the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill at Stage 2 in the following order: section 3; section 4; section 1; section 2; section 5.

5. Effectiveness of Committees: The Committee will consider whether to take this item in private at the meeting of 13th February.

6. Impact of the New Economy Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider the contents of its report.

7. National Guidelines for Local Economic Forums (in private): The Committee will consider its response to the Minister.

Health and Community Care Committee

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

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

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2001/3)

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2001/4)

The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2001/6).

3. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Community Care Providers Scotland

Scottish Care.

4. Increasing the Effectiveness of Committees: The Committee will consider the Conveners’ Liaison Group paper "Increasing the effectiveness of Committees".

5. Committee Business in the Chamber: The Committee will consider the terms of the motion for Committee business in the Chamber.

Justice 2 Committee

2nd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Subordinate Legislation: Iain Gray (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move (S1M-1559) -

Mr Jim Wallace: The Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2001 – That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft the Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order be approved.

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

3. Glasgow Sheriff Court: Members will report back from a visit to Glasgow Sheriff Court.

4. Increasing the Effectiveness of Committees: The Committee will consider the Conveners’ Liaison Group paper "Increasing the Effectiveness of Committees".

5. Work Programme: The Committee will consider its forward work programme.



Social Justice Committee

5th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, the Mound, Edinburgh

1. Questions for witnesses (in private): The Committee will consider its lines of questioning for the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Scottish Homes.

2. Diligence Against Moveable Property: The Committee will consider the nomination of a member for the Working Group on Diligence against Moveable Property to Replace Poindings and Warrant Sales.

3. Housing (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Council Of Mortgage Lenders

Scottish Homes.

4. Housing (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1 (in private): The Committee will consider its conclusions following the taking of evidence.

Transport and the Environment Committee

4th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Water Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning for witnesses on its inquiry into water and the water industry.

Not before 10.30 am

2. Item in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 2000 (SI 2000/3250).

4. Water Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence as part of its inquiry into water and the water industry from—

Professor Alan Alexander, Ernest Chambers, and Charlie Cornish, West of Scotland Water Authority.

5. Water Inquiry: The Committee will review evidence taken at the meeting.


Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Sister Patricia O’Brien, Roman Catholic Pastoral Worker in Glenrothes

followed by Debate on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001—

S1M-1598 Angus MacKay: The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001—That the Parliament approves the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001.

followed by Debate on the Criminal Justice and Police Bill – UK Legislation—

S1M-1618 Mr Jim Wallace: Criminal Justice and Police Bill—That the Parliament notes the provisions on information disclosure for criminal proceedings and powers of seizure contained in Parts II and III of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill currently before the UK Parliament; recognises the practical value of consistency across the United Kingdom for information disclosure for criminal investigation, and for powers of seizure as they relate to certain United Kingdom bodies and local authority officials, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in this Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament; further notes that the Bill allows certain warrants issued in England and Wales to be executed in Scotland, recognises the importance of mutual execution of warrants for law enforcement, and agrees that the relevant provision to achieve this end in this Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

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

Executive Memorandum on the Criminal Justice and Police Bill


followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-1478 Cathy Peattie: 2001: UN Year of Volunteering—That the Parliament notes that 2001 is the United Nations International Year of Volunteering; further notes that the year can facilitate the sharing of ideas, good practice and information about volunteering, community empowerment and the development of active citizenship within democratic systems; encourages all MSPs to take part in volunteering activity throughout the year through organisations such as the Falkirk Volunteer Network, and invites the Scottish Executive to mark the year appropriately.




BUSINESS BULLETIN 24 / 2001

Wednesday 7 February 2001

Section B - Business Programme




As agreed by the Parliament on 1 February 2001

Thursday 8 February 2001

9.30 am Green Party debate on Renewable Energy (for text of motion see S1M-1624 in Section F)

followed by Scottish Socialist Party debate on the National Health Service (for text of motion see S1M-1624 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 5 February 2001)

followed by Scottish Socialist Party debate on Local Authority Housing Capital Debt (for text of motion see S1M-1626 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 5 February 2001)

followed by Scottish Socialist Party debate on the Abolition of Council Tax (for text of motion see S1M-1627 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 5 February 2001)

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Question Time (for text of questions see Section D of Business Bulletin for Thursday 1 February 2001)

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time (for text of questions see Section D of Business Bulletin for Tuesday 6 February 2001)

3.30 pm Stage 3 Debate on the Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1489 John Scott: Non-payment of Redundancy Packages to Ailsa Troon Workers (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 5 February 2001)

Wednesday 14 February 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Health and Community Care Committee Debate on its Report on the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1569 Fiona Hyslop: Debt Advice and Debt Awareness Day (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 5 February 2001)

Thursday 15 February 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business




BUSINESS BULLETIN 24 / 2001

Wednesday 7 February 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 6 February 2001




S1W-13088 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any reduction in the Department of Trade and Industry’s budget would, as a result of the Barnett formula, result in a reduction in the equivalent budget within the Scottish Consolidated Fund.

S1W-13089 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants in total it employed in (a) May 1999 and (b) May 2000 and how many it employs now.

S1W-13090 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Modern Apprenticeships there were in May 1997 and how many there are on the latest available figures.

S1W-13091 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of inward investment there has been into Scotland from (a) May 1999 to May 2000 and (b) May 2000 to January 2001.

S1W-13092 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of expenditure, by health board area, on electronic service delivery in the health service for the current financial year and of projected expenditure for each of the next two years.

S1W-13093 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding will be committed to National Training Organisations over the next three years.

S1W-13094 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total budget for National Training Organisations is for the financial year 2001-02.

S1W-13095 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive why the buy-out price for renewable energy is set at the same figure as for England and Wales and at the same level for each of the alternative energy sources.

S1W-13096 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to support or promote a trading exchange for green certificates in energy and how such a scheme would operate.

S1W-13097 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been made available for biomass as a renewable energy source in each year since 1997 and what funding is planned in the future.

S1W-13098 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12675 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 5 February 2001, which local expert bodies confirmed the opinion of North Ayrshire Council that the noise around Largs does not constitute a statutory nuisance; what methods were employed by these bodies to reach this conclusion; what specific enquiries were carried out by the Executive regarding the issue, including details of any bodies or people it consulted and any methodology, equipment and techniques used by the Executive or those it consulted, and what the conclusions of all those involved in its enquiries were.

S1W-13099 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the rail sleeper service to Fort William will be restored.

S1W-13100 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the report of the Review Group on the Retention of Organs at Post Mortem.

S1W-13101 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its press release of 5 February 2001, what programmes the £250 million committed to digital initiatives will be allocated to and what the timescale is for achieving this expenditure.

S1W-13102 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to release any non-recurring capital and revenue funding to assist in the redesign of NHSiS services.

S1W-13103 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the procedure for the selection of jurors.

S1W-13104 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review the rules governing those selected for jury service, in particular regarding their ability to make alternative domestic arrangements on their days of service.

S1W-13105 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what rights the Crown Estates have with regard to (a) salmon fisheries, (b) trout fisheries and (c) any other fisheries.

S1W-13106 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from anglers, angling associations and others regarding the powers and stewardship of the Crown Estate Commissioners in relation to fisheries.

S1W-13107 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what crown rights are held and operated by the Crown Estates with regard to fishing.

S1W-13108 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Perth and Kinross Council with regard to the council’s proposals to cut Gaelic medium education as part of its planned financial savings.

S1W-13109 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Gaelic medium primary units or schools exist and what special funding it makes available for these.

S1W-13110 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what its definition of "successful balanced communities" is as referred to in paragraph 2 of the Policy Memorandum to the Housing (Scotland) Bill.

S1W-13111 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive which consultants or other external agencies have been employed by it, under contract to it, or have otherwise worked for it in the field of education during this scholastic year.

S1W-13112 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive which consultants or other external agencies have been employed by it, under contract to it, or have otherwise worked for it in the field of education in the last three months.

S1W-13113 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive which consultants or other external agencies are currently employed by it, under contract to it, or are otherwise working for it in the field of education.

S1W-13114 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many properties in Scotland have been purchased for social renting under the Empty Homes Initiative, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-13115 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money it has allocated to the Empty Homes Initiative to date and how much of this has been spent, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-13116 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations have been made by it to the Ministry of Defence regarding any noise pollution caused by low flying aircraft exercises.

S1W-13117 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the former Lochside Distillery building in Montrose is a listed building and, if so, whether it will take action to preserve it.

S1W-13118 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been informed of the planning decision by Angus Council which will allow the demolition of the Lochside Distillery building in Montrose.

S1W-13119 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that all computers within schools with access to the Internet are fully equipped with filtering or blocking software and what funding it has made available for this purpose.

S1W-13120 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has undertaken into any correlation between the funding of police forces and their success in controlling levels of crime and disorder.

S1W-13121 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken to reduce and remove any unnecessary administrative burdens on the police service and ensure that police officers spend more time on operational duties.

S1W-13122 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received regarding the penalties available in cases where death is caused by dangerous driving.

S1W-13123 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the methodology for compiling hospital waiting lists has been amended since May 1999.

S1W-13124 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11597 by Jackie Baillie on 12 December 2000, who are the four MSPs who currently serve on the City of Glasgow Social Inclusion Partnership and on what boards they serve.

S1W-13125 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in the current academic year applied for the Post Graduate Certificate in Education course to teach in Gaelic medium schools and how many of these have been accepted.

S1W-13126 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its role is in relation to the promotion of renewable energy and how the £12.9 million allocated to the Scottish Renewables Obligation in 1999-2000 was spent on (a) wind power, (b) wave power, (c) solar power, (d) biomass and (e) energy from waste projects, listing each project funded.

S1W-13127 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of private rented households live in fuel poverty.

S1W-13128 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of low-income households in the private rented sector applied for Warm Deal grants in the last year.

S1W-13129 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10048 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 5 October 2000, how many pensioners live in private accommodation; how many private rented sector houses will benefit from the central heating initiative, and what percentage of households living in private rented accommodation will still be living in fuel poverty after the initiative has been implemented.

S1W-13130 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in relation to the practice of "couping" Clydesdale horses.

S1W-13131 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Sheils Report on district courts was due to be published in November 2000; if so, what the reason was for the delay and when it will be published.

S1W-13132 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive which district courts Mr Sheils visited in the course of compiling his report.

S1W-13133 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is made for school education of asylum seekers’ children aged 17 and 18.

S1W-13135 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how payments to each member of the Scottish Transport Group pension scheme will be calculated.

S1W-13136 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many single people aged under 18 were homeless in each year from 1991-92 to 1999-2000.

S1W-13137 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to assist homeless people aged 16-24 to find employment, training or further education.

S1W-13138 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of children lived in homes with incomes in the lowest quintile in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S1W-13140 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects Scottish economic growth rates to reach UK levels.

S1W-13141 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact on Scottish exports of sterling’s value against the Euro.

S1W-13142 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the number of council tax bands and council tax thresholds.

S1W-13143 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Health Technology Board for Scotland consults with health boards, trusts, the medical profession and patient groups regarding its decisions.

S1W-13146 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities will be represented on the new NHS Boards referred to in Our National Health; a plan for action, a plan for change.

S1W-13147 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that local authorities have a strong voice on the new NHS Boards referred to in Our National Health; a plan for action, a plan for change.




BUSINESS BULLETIN 24 / 2001

Wednesday 7 February 2001

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-1635 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 14 February 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Health and Community Care Committee Debate on its Report on the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1569 Fiona Hyslop: Debt Advice and Debt Awareness Day

Thursday 15 February 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Children’s Issues

followed by Executive Motion on the Culture and Recreation Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1614 Trish Godman: Hospices

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1634 Robin Harper: Renewable Energy—That the Parliament recognises that (a) Scotland’s renewable energy resources have been recorded as being the best in Europe; (b) there is significant potential for creating employment, both through generating renewable energy and from the manufacture of renewable energy generating plant; (c) community based renewable energy projects would benefit rural development in particular; (d) renewable energy can replace fossil fuels and nuclear energy, therefore contributing to a reduction in climate change impacts from greenhouse gas emissions and a reduction in the accumulation of highly radioactive nuclear waste, and (e) there are certain barriers to the development of Scotland’s renewable energy potential and these barriers must be rapidly surmounted if Scotland is to capitalise on the potential for job creation and environmental protection and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to (i) set an aspirational target for supply of electricity from renewable sources of at least 22% in line with the recently announced European Union target; (ii) set a further aspirational target for renewable heat generating technologies and fuels such as biomass and solar thermal energy; (iii) establish a Scottish Wave Energy Test Site; (iv) ensure that, under the forthcoming Renewables Obligation Scotland (ROS) scheme, the generation of energy from the incineration of municipal waste does not qualify for support; (v) ensure under ROS that small scale hydroelectricity generation and refurbishment does qualify for support; (vi) ensure under ROS that there is a market for wave energy; (vii) ensure under ROS that Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) may be issued in multiples of as low as one kilowatt hour in order to facilitate the granting of ROCs for domestic scale renewables and auto-generation and that ROCs are fully tradable across the border with England, and (viii) urgently establish a new cross-cutting team within the Scottish Executive drawing on the resources of the Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning and the Minister for Environment, Sport and Culture whose first goal will be to set up a Renewable Energy Working Group headed by a new Commissioner for Renewable Energy and whose remit will be to pursue actively the development of renewable energy in Scotland.

*S1M-1633 Brian Adam: Booking Fees for Arts and Leisure Activities—That the Parliament condemns the widespread introduction of booking fees for arts and leisure activities.

*S1M-1631.1 Tommy Sheridan: Increased Water Charges—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1631) in the name of Mr Brian Monteith, insert at end "and calls on the Scottish Executive to bring forward proposals for a wide-ranging and comprehensive scheme that goes beyond the inadequate proposals already announced and returns the water industry to full democratic control and management via joint boards involving workers and elected councillors with the ability to borrow sufficient amounts of money over longer periods of time to deliver significant improvements in our infrastructure without penalising Scotland’s citizens."

S1M-1630# Regeneration of Rural Communities (lodged on 5 February 2001) Michael Matheson*, Alasdair Morgan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-1629 Scottish Executive Bonds (lodged on 5 February 2001) Michael Matheson*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

*S1M-1627.1 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Abolition of Council Tax—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1627) in the name of Tommy Sheridan, leave out from first "believes" to end and insert "endorses the unanimous decision of the Local Government Committee to carry out an independent inquiry into local government finance, and believes the outcome of that inquiry should be awaited before any fundamental changes are made to the current system."

S1M-1626 Dorothy-Grace Elder - Support Withdrawn

S1M-1625 Rights of the Palestinian People (lodged on 2 February 2001) Michael Matheson*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1621 Motion of No Confidence (lodged on 2 February 2001) Alasdair Morgan*, Irene McGugan*, Dennis Canavan*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1620 Robert Fergusson (lodged on 1 February 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Michael Russell*, Mr Alex Salmond*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1619# Deprivation in Rural Areas (lodged on 1 February 2001) Karen Whitefield*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Michael Russell*

S1M-1617# European Year of Languages 2001 and BSL (lodged on 1 February 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Michael Russell*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1616 Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (lodged on 1 February 2001) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1615# Recognition of Aphasia (lodged on 1 February 2001) Mr Michael McMahon*, Tricia Marwick*, Karen Whitefield*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Michael Russell*, Irene Oldfather*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1614# Hospices (lodged on 1 February 2001) Mr Michael McMahon*, Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Michael Russell*

S1M-1613 International Rescue Corps (lodged on 31 January 2001) Irene McGugan*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Karen Whitefield*, Michael Russell*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1612 Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (lodged on 31 January 2001) Tricia Marwick*, Karen Whitefield*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Michael Russell*, Irene Oldfather*

S1M-1611# John Prebble (lodged on 31 January 2001) Irene McGugan*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1607 Rough Sleeping in Edinburgh (lodged on 30 January 2001) Irene McGugan*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Michael Russell*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1606# A Pill in the Sandwich (lodged on 30 January 2001) Michael Russell*

S1M-1604 Centenary of the Border League (lodged on 30 January 2001) Mr Gil Paterson*, Michael Russell*

*S1M-1598.1 Tommy Sheridan: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1598) in the name of Angus MacKay, insert at end "but believes that the settlement to Glasgow City Council provided by the Order is completely inadequate to address the deep funding cuts implemented by previous Tory and New Labour administrations and will result in further cuts in services and the continuation of the highest council tax in Scotland in Glasgow."

S1M-1595 0800 Number for the Scottish Rape Crisis Network (lodged on 26 January 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1594 Centre for Political Song (lodged on 26 January 2001) Mr Gil Paterson*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1590# Acute Services at Stobhill Hospital (lodged on 25 January 2001) Mr Duncan McNeil*

S1M-1588 Arthritis and Osteoporosis Resource Centre, Woolmanhill, Aberdeen (lodged on 24 January 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-1585 Camanachd Association Funding (lodged on 23 January 2001) Dennis Canavan*

S1M-1578 50th Anniversary of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (lodged on 23 January 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1569# Debt Advice and Debt Awareness Day (lodged on 19 January 2001) Bruce Crawford*, Dennis Canavan*, Bill Aitken*

S1M-1568 HMP Peterhead (lodged on 19 January 2001) Nick Johnston*, Bill Aitken*

S1M-1566 Borders textile job losses (lodged on 18 January 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1565 Gaelic-medium Education in Perth and Kinross (lodged on 18 January 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1564# Strategy to Tackle Sexual Abuse (lodged on 18 January 2001) Dennis Canavan*

S1M-1558# Restoring Prosperity in Cumnock - Doon Valley (lodged on 17 January 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-1557# Iain Hay Gordon's Acquittal (lodged on 17 January 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1545# Celtic Football Club (lodged on 16 January 2001) Karen Whitefield*

S1M-1544 CalMac Tender Process (lodged on 16 January 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-1538 Traffic Chaos in Aberdeen (lodged on 15 January 2001) Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-1492 Kenny Macintyre Sports Park Memorial Trust (lodged on 21 December 2000) Dennis Canavan*

S1M-1487# Patient Care (lodged on 19 December 2000) Karen Whitefield*

S1M-1343# Public Safety in Scottish Waters (lodged on 13 November 2000) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-1251# Discrimination Against Teaching Centres of Artistic Excellence (lodged on 5 October 2000) Kay Ullrich*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Alex Salmond*





BUSINESS BULLETIN 24 / 2001

Wednesday 7 February 2001

Section H - New Documents




Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 for approval by resolution

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise Area of Operation (Scotland) Order 2001

laid under section 21(2) of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990


Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Central Borders) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/25)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Stewartry) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/26)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Argyll Islands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/27)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Machair of the Uists and Benbecula, Barra and Vatersay) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/28)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Shetland Islands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/29)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Breadalbane) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/30)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Western Southern Uplands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/31)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Central Southern Uplands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/32)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Cairngorms Straths) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/33)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Loch Lomond) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/34)—

laid under section 18(12) of the Agriculture Act 1986


Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Clackmannan College: Financial Statements for the 16 month period ending 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/19)—

Clydebank College: Annual Report and Accounts for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/20)—

Cumbernauld College: Report and Financial Statements of the Board of Management for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/22)—

Dundee College: Report of the Board of Management and Financial Statements for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/24)—

Glasgow College of Building and Printing: Report and Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2001/29)—

Oatridge Agricultural College: Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/46)—

laid under section 22(4) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000


Contingent Liability: Clinical Trial of blood products produced by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Fractionation Centre – Minute by the Scottish Executive (SE/2001/68)


Committee Reports

The following Reports are being published on 7 February 2001—

European Committee, 2nd Report 2001: Report into the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (SP Paper 260)


Subordinate Legislation Committee, 7th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 266)





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 24 / 2001

Wednesday 7 February 2001

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

Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament) 8 February

Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Justice 1 Committee) 14 February

Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland)

(No.2) Bill

Stage 1 completed 31 January

Family Homes and Homelessness (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 report published (Social Inclusion, Housing and

Voluntary Sector Committee) 22 November

Housing (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Social Justice Committee) 7 February

Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Day 1, Justice 1 Committee) 14 February

Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 completed 17 January

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Rural Development Committee) 13 February

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Health and Community Care Committee) 7 February

Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill

Passed 11 January



Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

The draft Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2001 (8 January 2001) (Justice 2)

The draft Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2001 (8 January 2001) (Justice 1)

The draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (8 January 2001) (Justice 1)

The draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Sheep (SE/2000/58) (17 January 2001) (Rural Development)

Special Grant Report No.1 - Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2001/60) (23 January 2001) (Local Government)

Special Grant Report No.2 - Special Grant for Scotland Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2001/61) (23 January 2001) (Local Government)

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001 (25 January 2001)

The draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2001 (25 January 2001) (Finance)

The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2001 (1 February 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The draft Highlands and Islands Enterprise Area of Operation (Scotland) Order 2001 (6 February 2001)




Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment until 15 February 2001


The Teachers' Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/444) (20 December 2000) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/447) (20 December 2000) (Justice 1)


Subject to annulment until 16 February 2001


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

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

The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/453) (3 January 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 2000 (SI 2000/3250) (8 January 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 17 February 2001


The Cattle (Identification of Older Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/1) (9 January 2001) (Rural Development)

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/3) (9 January 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Specified Risk Material Order Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/4) (9 January 2001) (Health and Community Care)




Subject to annulment until 24 February 2001


The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/6) (10 January 2001) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 10 March 2001


The Smoke Control Areas (Exempt Fireplaces) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/16) (25 January 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 14 March 2001


The General Teaching Council (Scotland) Election Scheme 2001 Approval Order 2001 (SSI 2001/18) (29 January 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)


Subject to annulment until 16 March 2001


The Local Government Pension Scheme (Pension Sharing on Divorce) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/23) (31 January 2001) (Local Government)


Subject to annulment until 23 March 2001


The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Central Borders) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/25) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Stewartry) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/26) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Argyll Islands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/27) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Machair of the Uists and Benbecula, Barra and Vatersay) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/28) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Shetland Islands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/29) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Breadalbane) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/30) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Western Southern Uplands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/31) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Central Southern Uplands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/32) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Cairngorms Straths) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/33) (6 February 2001)

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Loch Lomond) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/34) (6 February 2001)




Committee Business

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

Audit 13 February

Education, Culture and Sport 13 February

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning See Section A

Equal Opportunities 13 February

European 13 February

Finance 13 February

Health and Community Care See Section A

Justice 1 14 February 6 February

Justice 2 See Section A

Local Government 13 February

Procedures 6 March

Public Petitions 27 February

Rural Development 13 February

Social Justice See Section A

Standards 14 February

Subordinate Legislation 13 February

Transport and Environment See Section A



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