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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 55/2001

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 55 / 2001

Thursday 29 March 2001




Section A - Daily Business List

Section B - Business Programme

Section C - Agendas of Committee Meetings

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 5 April 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 28 March 2001

Section F - Motions and Amendments

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

Section H - New Documents

Section J - Progress of Parliamentary business

Announcements



BUSINESS BULLETIN 55 / 2001

Thursday 29 March 2001

Section A – Daily Business List




Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-1810 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill be allocated as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins)—

Group 1 to Group 3 – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes

Group 4 – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 3 hours.

followed by Stage 3 Debate on Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill—

S1M-1780 Ms Wendy Alexander: Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill be passed.

followed by Business Motion

S1M-1804 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees:

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 April 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Executive Debate on Looked After Children and Adoption Services

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1683 Richard Lochhead: Removal of Reliefs for Water and Sewerage Charges for Charitable Organisations

Thursday 5 April 2001

9.30 am Executive Debate on Structural Funds

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-1511 Karen Whitefield: Airdrie to Bathgate Rail Link

Wednesday 25 April 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 26 April 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 Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and, (b) that the Rural Development Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 24 April 2001 on The Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/104).

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure the smooth running of all examinations taken by secondary pupils this year. (S1O-3198)

2. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it will make available to crew members of fishing vessels in any decommissioning scheme. (S1O-3194)

3. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive when the multi-disciplinary review of child protection announced on 20 March 2001 is expected to reach a conclusion. (S1O-3222)

4. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are presently on bail awaiting the service of a murder indictment and what the average length of time is since the appearance of any such accused person on petition. (S1O-3191)

5. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the impact on tourism of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak and what plans it has to promote tourism from overseas particularly in low risk areas unaffected by the outbreak. (S1O-3208)

6. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve the safety of trunk road links into the central Borders. (S1O-3197)

7. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many modern apprentices are employed in the construction industry and what proportion of the total number of modern apprentices this represents. (S1O-3207)

8. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3114 by Susan Deacon on 15 March 2001, why it has no plans to collect centrally information on which health boards have issued digital hearing aids. (S1O-3217)

9. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review its policy on council tax relief for second homes. (S1O-3196)

10. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what medium-term investment is being considered to assist farming communities in view of current difficulties. (S1O-3185)

11. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made by the working group examining the transfer to local authorities of Department of Social Security funding for care leavers. (S1O-3193)

12. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take as a result of the findings of the recent evaluation of trial speed reduction schemes in residential areas. (S1O-3224)

13. Kate MacLean: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to publicise its leaflet Central Heating Programme: A Guide for the Private Sector to ensure that homeowners and tenants of private landlords can benefit from the scheme. (S1O-3221)

14. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the financial position of Lothian University Hospital Trust in light of the statement by the Trust that it does not have the resources to use its additional Magnetic Resonance scanner. (S1O-3226)

15. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is in place to raise teachers’ awareness of epilepsy. (S1O-3200)

16. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to the decision by Strathclyde Passenger Transport not to proceed with a Glasgow north/south rail link. (S1O-3211)

17. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Fife Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-3184)

18. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there have been in the last 12 months in respect of kerb-crawling in the area covered by the "E" division of Strathclyde Police. (S1O-3227)

19. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients benefit from free prescriptions in Scotland and what measures are in place to help patients who require repeat prescriptions. (S1O-3228)

20. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland will receive support to compensate for the voluntary closure of Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park to prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease. (S1O-3212)

21. Withdrawn.

22. Withdrawn.

23. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is with regard to pay levels for academic staff in higher education institutions and when this was last reviewed. (S1O-3202)

24. Withdrawn.

25. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3052 by Neil Davidson on 8 March 2001, what further details it can give of the 1,113 cases marked no proceedings on a time expiry basis and what steps are being taken to address the situation. (S1O-3230)

26. John Young: To ask the Scottish Executive what lessons have been learned from this year’s foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S1O-3216)

27. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether guidance has been issued to hoteliers and others involved in the tourist industry about the conduct of their guests when visiting rural areas. (S1O-3205)

28. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to the proposals contained within the European Commission’s Green Paper on Fisheries Reform. (S1O-3220)

29. Withdrawn.

30. Withdrawn.

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to raise. (S1F-954)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-972)

3. Johann Lamont: To ask the First Minister whether there are any plans to review the legislation on rape and sexual assault. (S1F-959)

4. Brian Adam: To ask the First Minister what plans the Scottish Executive has for the disposal of culled animal remains as part of its programme to tackle the foot and mouth outbreak. (S1F-963)

5. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the First Minister, further to the resolution of the Parliament on motion S1M-1760 on 15 March 2001, what progress is being made in re-balancing the £27 million package of measures for the fishing industry to address the short-term needs of the industry. (S1F-955)

6. Elaine Thomson: To ask the First Minister what further steps will be taken to encourage more young people to stay on at school and enter higher education. (S1F-971)

3.30 pm Debate on Justice—

S1M-1807 Mr Jim Wallace: Justice—That the Parliament notes the record levels of funding provided by the Scottish Executive to enable police numbers to reach an all-time high and all the other steps being taken in line with the Programme for Government to deliver further reductions in reported crime and a Scotland in which people are safer and feel safer.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-1807.1 Roseanna Cunningham: Justice—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1807) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out from "the record" to end and insert ", in considering the reduction in the overall numbers of police officers in Scotland since Labour came to power in the UK, (a) the overall increase in both the levels of crime and the fear of crime in that same period, (b) the serious public concerns about the levels of youth offending and (c) the low morale in both the Scottish Prison Service and in the Procurator Fiscals’ Service; further notes that the commitment to be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime has been a singular failure, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to bring forward a coherent programme which will both tackle the major problems currently being experienced across the Scottish criminal justice system and deliver a safer Scotland."

S1M-1807.2 Phil Gallie: Justice—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1807) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out from "the record" to end and insert "that the Executive has presided over a period of police under-manning, a loss of morale within the prison service, chaos in our courts, a rise in crime, particularly in crimes of violence, and the recycling of criminals through prisoner early release."

followed by Motion on the Armed Forces Bill – UK Legislation—

S1M-1795 Mr Jim Wallace: Armed Forces Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament agrees the principles contained in the provisions of the Armed Forces Bill as they relate to the Ministry of Defence Police in Scotland and that the Scottish Ministers should consent to the measures on jurisdiction being commenced in Scotland, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-1811 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committees—That the Parliament agrees that the following Members be appointed to Committees—

Tavish Scott to replace George Lyon on the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee and to replace Euan Robson on the Justice 2 Committee,

Jamie Stone to replace Euan Robson on the Justice 1 Committee,

George Lyon to replace Jamie Stone on the Rural Development Committee,

John Farquhar Munro to replace George Lyon on the Public Petitions Committee,

Mary Mulligan to replace Karen Whitefield on the Justice 2 Committee,

Elaine Smith to replace Mary Mulligan on the Rural Development Committee.

S1M-1801 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs—That the Parliament agrees that the following instrument be approved:

Special Grant Report in Aid of Expenditure on Rail Services in the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Area SE/2001/74.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business—

debate on the subject of—

S1M-1340 Mr Keith Harding: Homelessness in Fife—That the Parliament notes that homelessness in Fife has risen 38% over the past three years, affecting 3,388 households and that the figures for Scotland show an increase of 12% over the same period; further notes that this has occurred at a time when Fife Council has failed to collect millions of pounds of rent arrears and lost income from unlet properties, and recognises that these resources could have been used to bring unlet homes back into use or for better computer systems to match people to homes as part of a programme to help alleviate homelessness in the Kingdom.




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Section B - Business Programme




As agreed by the Parliament on 22 March 2001


Wednesday 4 April 2001


2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business


Thursday 5 April 2001


9.30 am Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business





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Section C – Agendas of Committee Meetings





Audit Committee

2 April 2001

6th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Council Chamber, Dundee City Council, City Square, Dundee

1. National Health Service Bodies in Tayside (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for the evidence taking session.

2. Committee Business: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda items 4, 5 and 6 in private.

3. National Health Service Bodies in Tayside: The Committee will take evidence from –

Mr Trevor Jones, Head of Scottish Executive Health Department and Chief Executive of NHS in Scotland;

Mr John Aldridge, Director of Finance, Scottish Executive Health Department;

Mr Peter Bates; Chairperson, NHS in Tayside;

Mr Tim Brett, Chief Executive, Tayside Health Board;

Mr Paul M White; Chief Executive; Tayside University Hospital NHS Trust;

Mr Tony Wells, Chief Executive, Tayside Primary Care NHS Trust;

on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled ‘National Health Service Bodies in Tayside’ (AGS/2001/3).

4. Consideration of Evidence: The Committee will consider the evidence taken.

5. Overview of the National Health Service in Scotland 1999/2000: The Committee will consider a revised draft report.

6. Timetabling of Committee Meetings: The Committee will consider a paper on timetabling of committee meetings.




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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 5 April 2001




Question Time

1. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12446 by Susan Deacon on 6 March 2001, why expenditure in real terms per head of population by the Greater Glasgow Health Board at 31 March 2000 was less than at 31 March 1992. (S1O-3231)

2. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures will come into effect at the beginning of the new financial year which will contribute to fairness and equality at work. (S1O-3277)

3. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had recently with Dundee City Council relating to urban regeneration. (S1O-3241)

4. John Young: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has cost police forces, the ambulance and fire services, the NHS and local authorities to deal with incidents arising from the use or misuse of fireworks over the last five years. (S1O-3247)

5. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in tackling homelessness. (S1O-3276)

6. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage more people to take up places in further education colleges. (S1O-3274)

7. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any proposals to amend the referral system for care in the community placements. (S1O-3234)

8. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to address any problems in social work caused by difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff due to stress levels within the profession, the profession’s public image or any lack of resources within the profession. (S1O-3249)

9. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NorthLink Orkney and Shetland Ferries and whether the issue of the transfer of staff to NorthLink from P&O Scottish Ferries was discussed. (S1O-3252)

10. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure that full business cases for capital projects submitted by health boards demonstrate value for money. (S1O-3233)

11. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce a statutory right to tenant participation. (S1O-3262)

12. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution it is making to the maintenance of the Post Office network in Scotland. (S1O-3271)

13. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-13592 by Sarah Boyack on 23 February 2000, when it will bring forward its plans to equalise eligibility for travel concessions for men aged 60. (S1O-3273)

14. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the Stirling-Alloa-Dunfermline rail link. (S1O-3264)

15. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what immediate assistance it plans to give to those museums, heritage centres and historic attractions whose visitor numbers have been affected by the drop in tourist numbers resulting from the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S1O-3251)

16. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making towards meeting its priorities on education. (S1O-3272)

17. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a prostate cancer programme setting out its approach to improving prostate cancer services in Scotland, similar to the programme recently announced in England. (S1O-3244)

18. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14126 by Mr Alasdair Morrison on 27 March 2001, whether it will provide details of visitscotland’s recovery plan for the tourism industry. (S1O-3257)

19. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the decision to refuse compensation to patients with haemophilia who contracted hepatitis C through contaminated blood products. (S1O-3236)

20. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are currently being taken to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease. (S1O-3259)

21. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the meeting between the First Minister and Scotland Environment Link on the decision not to appoint a dedicated Minister for the Environment has taken place and, if so, what the outcome was. (S1O-3266)

22. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to address the concerns of the Cawley family over the handling of the prosecution case in relation to the murder of Christopher Cawley in September 2000. (S1O-3275)

23. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will be in a position to say whether compensation will be paid, and, if so, at what level, to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in respect of loss of income caused by voluntary closure due to foot-and-mouth disease. (S1O-3246)

24. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of take-up was achieved in its flu vaccination campaign and what impact the campaign had on NHS performance levels. (S1O-3267)

25. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current position is in relation to discussions with Glasgow City Council about the refurbishment of Kerelaw secure unit. (S1O-3261)

26. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive how and when it will implement the £100 million care package for older people announced on 5 October 2000. (S1O-3270)

27. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in implementing the proposals for the eradication of foot-and-mouth disease announced by the Minister for Rural Development on 15 March 2001. (S1O-3242)

28. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what further steps it is taking to support rural businesses in the wake of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S1O-3250)

29. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to Her Majesty's Government regarding legislation to protect children in Scotland from being abused as a result of use of the Internet. (S1O-3278)

30. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to alleviate pensioner poverty in Scotland. (S1O-3260)




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Section E - Written questions lodged on 28 March 2001





S1W-14435 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the findings of Power Frequency Electromagnetic Fields and the Risk of Cancer by the National Radiological Protection Board give rise to any concerns about the health implications of electro-magnetic radiation from telecommunications masts located in residential areas.

S1W-14573 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, in the event of the three water authorities being replaced by a single water authority for Scotland, whether the water charges for customers of the existing North of Scotland Water Authority are expected to reduce, increase or remain the same.

S1W-14574 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many primary school children are covered by the pilot projects in which children are provided with free fruit and vegetables.

S1W-14575 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how the pilot projects providing free fruit and vegetables for pre-school and primary pupils will be assessed.

S1W-14577 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12945 by Allan Wilson on 14 February 2001, whom sportscotland intends to appoint as consultants in connection with the review of aspects of their organisation and operations; why any such appointment is being made by sportscotland rather than by the Executive; what the cost of this review will be, and how much will be paid to any consultants appointed.

S1W-14578 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Camanachd Association will receive in core funding from sportscotland over the next four years and how much core funding the association has sought from sportscotland for this period.

S1W-14579 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-2956 by Sarah Boyack on 15 February 2001, what implications its current trunk road and motorway tourist signposting policy has for individual tourist businesses and what assessment it has made of any cost to the industry as a whole of the length of time permission for such signs takes to obtain or of tourist businesses being unable to obtain permission for such signs.

S1W-14580 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what role Gaelic broadcasting plays in its strategy to encourage the use of Gaelic; whether an extension of its powers in this area would enhance its ability to promote Gaelic language and culture and, if so, whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government requesting that responsibility for Gaelic broadcasting be fully legislatively devolved.

S1W-14581 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives involving Scotland’s written heritage are currently being taken forward or planned as part of its National Cultural Strategy and what plans it has to ensure that the archive sector is fully involved in cultural initiatives.

S1W-14582 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what business targets it has set for the Scottish Prison Service in 2001-02.

S1W-14583 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre details of the road alignment scheme between Gaich and Craggan on the A95 which is targeted for completion in 2001-02.

S1W-14584 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the barnase gene will be tested in any genetically modified crop trials.

S1W-14585 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what genetically modified material types will be used in GM crop trials and at which sites and whether the so called "terminator gene" will be tried anywhere.

S1W-14586 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total number of staff employed by the core departments, agencies and associated departments of the Scottish Office was in May 1997 and how many staff it currently employs.

S1W-14587 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether selenium deficiency is the cause of any major heart problems in Scotland.

S1W-14588 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to further disperse Scottish Executive staff from Edinburgh.

S1W-14589 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11911 by Mr Tom McCabe on 27 March 2001, what budget has been allocated to the series of "Question Time" events for (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, including the amount allocated for market research, external consultants, hire of facilities and publicity, and what actual costs have been incurred to date.

S1W-14590 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what maximum period of time should elapse between the notification of slaughter of animals on farms contiguous to those on which foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed and the slaughter of those animals.

S1W-14591 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice is provided regarding the transport of unaffected animals to slaughterhouses through foot-and-mouth disease infected areas and whether the use of cattle floats with open side flaps is permitted.

S1W-14592 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive why there are no foot and mouth disinfection points on the M74 and the A76.

S1W-14593 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to any problems which may be caused by the slaughter of hefted sheep as a consequence of foot-and-mouth disease, and whether additional resources will be available to train new hill flocks.

S1W-14594 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on the use of vaccination against foot-and-mouth disease prior to the slaughter of animals within the 3km firebreak zone.

S1W-14595 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure that wild animals are not removed from their natural habitat.

S1W-14596 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the assistance available to promote the use of liquid petroleum gas as a vehicle fuel in rural areas is available to all rural communities as defined in Appendix 1 of Rural Scotland: A New Approach.

S1W-14597 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of secondary school children in (a) Scotland and (b) Stirling constituency have personal e-mail accounts at school.

S1W-14598 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people with (a) learning difficulties and (b) profound and complex needs aged (i) under five, (ii) 5 to 16 and (iii) over 16 there are in each local authority area.

S1W-14599 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what expenditure is currently planned for each of the continuing and new trunk road projects referred in Scottish Executive News Release SE0818/2001 in each year from 2001-02 to 2005-06.

S1W-14600 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it will make to the statement by Mr George Black, Director of Finance at Glasgow City Council to the Parliament’s Local Government Committee on 13 March 2001 that the council will have £50 million less to spend in real terms in 2003-04 than in 1996-97 (Official Report col. 1665).

S1W-14601 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much and what percentage of the £640 million funding for roads projects will be spent in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04, broken down by local authority.

S1W-14602 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that money allocated to local authorities from the learning disability services change fund is spent on implementing the recommendations of The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities.

S1W-14603 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make money from the learning disability services change fund available directly to voluntary organisations rather than via local authorities.

S1W-14604 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of hospital acquired infection have been recorded in each year since 1997 at (a) Ninewells Hospital, (b) Perth Royal Infirmary and (c) Stracathro Hospital.

S1W-14605 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11262 by Mr Jack McConnell on 1 March 2001, how many teachers took part in the New Opportunities Fund ICT training and what conclusions it has drawn or expects to draw from the 27 evaluation questionnaire responses received between 1 April 2000 and 28 March 2001.




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Section F - Motions and Amendments




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

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

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

*S1M-1811 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committees—That the Parliament agrees that the following Members be appointed to Committees—


Tavish Scott to replace George Lyon on the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee and to replace Euan Robson on the Justice 2 Committee,


Jamie Stone to replace Euan Robson on the Justice 1 Committee,


George Lyon to replace Jamie Stone on the Rural Development Committee,


John Farquhar Munro to replace George Lyon on the Public Petitions Committee,


Mary Mulligan to replace Karen Whitefield on the Justice 2 Committee,


Elaine Smith to replace Mary Mulligan on the Rural Development Committee.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-1810 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill be allocated as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins)—


Group 1 to Group 3 – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes


Group 4 – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes


Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 3 hours

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-1809 Richard Lochhead: Relocation of Offshore Industry Related Civil Service Jobs to Aberdeen—That the Parliament notes Aberdeen’s status as Europe’s oil capital; welcomes the continued investment in the area by oil and oil-related companies; notes with regret the fact that little over a third of the Health and Safety Executive’s Offshore Division are based in Aberdeen, and calls upon all offshore-related government departments and agencies to base the maximum possible number of their staff in Aberdeen.

*S1M-1808 Phil Gallie: Chhokar Inquiry—That the Parliament expresses grave concern about the impartiality of Dr Raj Jandoo, who is conducting the review set up by the Scottish Executive following the acquittal of those charged with the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar to investigate the liaison arrangements between the police, the procurator fiscal service and the family of Surjit Singh Chhokar, in particular in the light of Dr Jandoo’s reported action in contacting the employers of Aamer Anwar regarding his involvement in the case; sees this as an attempt to silence Mr Anwar, the leading voice for the Chhokar family, and believes that the Executive should examine Dr Jandoo’s actions and take appropriate action.

*S1M-1807.1 Roseanna Cunningham: Justice—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1807) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out from "the record" to end and insert ", in considering the reduction in the overall numbers of police officers in Scotland since Labour came to power in the UK, (a) the overall increase in both the levels of crime and the fear of crime in that same period, (b) the serious public concerns about the levels of youth offending and (c) the low morale in both the Scottish Prison Service and in the Procurator Fiscals’ Service; further notes that the commitment to be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime has been a singular failure, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to bring forward a coherent programme which will both tackle the major problems currently being experienced across the Scottish criminal justice system and deliver a safer Scotland."

Supported by: Michael Matheson*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Andrew Welsh*

*S1M-1807.2 Phil Gallie: Justice—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1807) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out from "the record" to end and insert "that the Executive has presided over a period of police under-manning, a loss of morale within the prison service, chaos in our courts, a rise in crime, particularly in crimes of violence, and the recycling of criminals through prisoner early release."

Supported by: Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

S1M-1803 Reconsideration of Slaughter of Healthy Animals (lodged on 27 March 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1798 Award to Kelty Medical Practice (lodged on 27 March 2001) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1796 Hepatitis C Compensation (lodged on 26 March 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1792 Use of Webcams at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill (lodged on 26 March 2001) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-1791# The Work of the Hannah Research Institute (lodged on 26 March 2001) Mr Brian Monteith*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1790 Definition of Rape (lodged on 26 March 2001) Johann Lamont*, Margaret Jamieson*, Donald Gorrie*, Robert Brown*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Cathy Peattie*

S1M-1789# Lord Abernethy ruling on rape (lodged on 26 March 2001) Margaret Jamieson*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rhoda Grant*, Scott Barrie*, Cathy Peattie*, Trish Godman*

S1M-1788# Donside Paper Company (lodged on 23 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Nora Radcliffe*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1787 Community Nurses and Health Visitors (lodged on 23 March 2001) Dr Elaine Murray*, Nora Radcliffe*, Tommy Sheridan*, Trish Godman*

S1M-1786 Burning of Effigies and Fishing Vessel Log Books (lodged on 23 March 2001) Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Scott Barrie*, Trish Godman*

S1M-1785 War Memorial (lodged on 23 March 2001) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*, David Mundell*, Bill Aitken*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Ben Wallace*, Colin Campbell*, Dennis Canavan*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Phil Gallie*

S1M-1784 Morgan Academy (lodged on 22 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-1783# Prescription Charge Exemption for Severe and Enduring Mental Illness (lodged on 22 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-1782 Italian Telecommunications Framework (lodged on 22 March 2001) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-1781# Mental Health and Young People (lodged on 22 March 2001) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Scott Barrie*, Trish Godman*

S1M-1778# River Clyde Improvement (lodged on 21 March 2001) Linda Fabiani*, Richard Lochhead*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1773 Post of Minister for the Environment (lodged on 21 March 2001) Linda Fabiani*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-1772 Scottish Opera (lodged on 21 March 2001) Linda Fabiani*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1768 The Scottish Daily Express (lodged on 20 March 2001) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1767# Threatened Loss of Scotland's International Sportsmen and Women (lodged on 19 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-1764# Flood Prevention (lodged on 15 March 2001) Mr Adam Ingram*, David Mundell*

S1M-1763# Specialist Clinic for ME (lodged on 15 March 2001) Mr David Davidson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, David Mundell*, Tricia Marwick*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Nora Radcliffe*, Trish Godman*

S1M-1761 Peterhead Football Club (lodged on 15 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1759# National Association of Rape Crisis Centres (lodged on 14 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Mr David Davidson*, David Mundell*, Tricia Marwick*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-1757 Hosting Football's 2005 World Club Championship (lodged on 14 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Mr Adam Ingram*, David Mundell*, Tricia Marwick*, David McLetchie*, Brian Adam*

S1M-1756 Scottish Working People's History Trust and Working Class History Museums (lodged on 14 March 2001) Mr Adam Ingram*, Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1755 War Crime of Mass Rape (lodged on 14 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-1752 Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards - Fife Beaches (lodged on 13 March 2001) Tricia Marwick*, Brian Adam*

S1M-1748 Scottish Executive Expenditure on Publication, Print and Design (lodged on 13 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*

S1M-1747 Greenock Emigration Museum (lodged on 13 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1744 Strip Searching of Four Women Arrested at Faslane (lodged on 12 March 2001) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1742# Foot and Mouth Disease in Dumfries and Galloway (lodged on 12 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Mr David Davidson*, Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1740# Lung Disease in Scotland (lodged on 9 March 2001) Mr David Davidson*, David Mundell*

S1M-1738# The Stigma of Mental Illness (lodged on 9 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Mr David Davidson*, David Mundell*

S1M-1737 Rector of Dundee University (lodged on 9 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*

S1M-1734 International Women's Day (lodged on 8 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*

S1M-1731 Ferguson's Shipyard (lodged on 7 March 2001) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-1729 Glasgow Women's Library - 10th Anniversary (lodged on 7 March 2001) Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-1724 Schools Repairs Fund (lodged on 7 March 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-1723# Fairtrade Fortnight (lodged on 6 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Mr David Davidson*

S1M-1722 Effect of Pensions Tax on Stirling Council (lodged on 6 March 2001) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-1718 Generic Drugs for Developing Countries (lodged on 5 March 2001) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1717# Carrick-City of Adelaide (lodged on 5 March 2001) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-1716# Edinburgh Zoo (lodged on 6 March 2001) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-1695 St Andrews University Museums Award (lodged on 27 February 2001) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-1692 Show Racism the Red Card (lodged on 23 February 2001) Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-1683# Removal of Reliefs for Water and Sewerage Charges for Charitable Organisations (lodged on 20 February 2001) Nicola Sturgeon*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1650# School Swimming Lessons (lodged on 12 February 2001) David Mundell*

S1M-1643 Media Coverage of European Affairs (lodged on 9 February 2001) David Mundell*




BUSINESS BULLETIN 55 / 2001

Thursday 29 March 2001

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




New Amendments to Bills lodged on 28 March 2001

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

After section 18

Malcolm Chisholm


131 After section 18, insert—

<False statements in applications under Part 1

Any person who, in an application—

(a) for registration under this Part; or

(b) for variation or removal of a condition in force in relation to a registration under this Part,

knowingly makes a statement which is false or misleading in a material respect shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.>

Section 24

Malcolm Chisholm


132 In section 24, page 19, line 16, at end insert—

<( ) Regulations under any of subsections (1), (2), (7) and (9) above may make it an offence to contravene or fail to comply with—

(a) any specified provision of the regulations; or

(b) a condition of registration for the time being in force.

( ) A person guilty of an offence under the regulations shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.>

After section 27

Malcolm Chisholm


133 In substitution for amendment 76—

After section 27, insert—

<Offences under Part 1A

(1) Sections 18(1) and (3) and 19 of this Act shall apply in relation to a care service registered under this Part as they apply in relation to such a service registered under Part 1 of this Act; and section 18(2) shall apply for the purposes of this Part as if the reference in that section to section 8(5) of this Act were a reference to section 8(5) as applied by section (Grant of local authority application) (3) of this Act.

(2) Section (False statements in applications under Part 1) of this Act shall apply to a person who makes—

(a) an application for registration under this Part; or

(b) an application for variation or removal of a condition in force in relation to a registration under this Part,

as it applies to a person who makes an application mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of that section.>

Section 30

Malcolm Chisholm


134 In section 30, page 22, line 10, at end insert—

<( ) Any person who, in an application under subsection (1) above, knowingly makes a statement which is false or misleading in a material respect shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.>

Schedule 3

Malcolm Chisholm


135 In schedule 3, page 43, line 3, at end insert—

<Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (c.28)

(1) The Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 1 (establishment of adoption service)—

(a) in each of subsections (1) and (3), for the words "approved adoption societies" there is substituted "registered adoption services";

(b) in subsection (4), for the words "approved adoption society" there is substituted "registered adoption service"; and

(c) after that subsection, there is inserted—

"(5) In this Act, "registered adoption service" means an adoption service provided as mentioned in section 2(8A)(b) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 00) and registered under Part 1 of that Act."

(3) Sections 2(f) (local authorities’ social service functions), 3 (approval of adoption societies), 4 (withdrawal of approval) and 5 (procedure on refusal to approve, or withdrawal of approval from, adoption societies) are repealed.

(4) In section 9 (regulation of adoption agencies)—

(a) subsection (1) is repealed;

(b) in subsection (2)—

(i) for the words "an approved adoption society" there is substituted "a registered adoption service"; and

(ii) the words from "including," to the end are repealed; and

(c) in subsection (4), for the words "subsection (2)" there is substituted "this section".

(5) In section 11 (restriction on arranging adoptions and placing of children)—

(a) in subsection (2), for the words "approved under section 3 of this Act" there is substituted "a registered adoption service"; and

(b) in subsection (3)(a), for the words "an approved adoption society" there is substituted "a registered adoption service".

(6) In section 22A(1) (children subject to supervision requirements), for the words "An approved adoption society" there is substituted "A registered adoption service".

(7) In section 30 (return of children placed for adoption by adoption agencies)—

(a) in subsection (1)—

(i) for the words "an approved adoption society or" there is substituted "a registered adoption service, an appropriate voluntary organisation (as defined by section 1(5) of the Adoption Act 1976 (c.36)) or a"; and

(ii) in each of paragraphs (a) and (b), for the word "society" there is substituted "service, organisation";

(b) in subsection (3)—

(i) for the words "to an adoption society or local authority by any person, or by such a society or authority to any person, under subsection (1)" there is substituted "under subsection (1)(a) or (b)";

(ii) for the words "such a society or authority" there is substituted "a registered adoption service, an appropriate voluntary organisation such as is mentioned in that subsection or a local authority"; and

(iii) for the words "the society" there is substituted "that service, organisation"; and

(c) in each of subsections (5) and (7), for the words "adoption society" there is substituted "service, organisation".

(8) In section 45 (adopted children register)—

(a) in subsection (6)(d)—

(i) the words "an adoption society" are repealed;

(ii) for the words from the beginning of sub-paragraph (i) to the end of the subsection there is substituted—

"(i) a registered adoption service, from that service;

(ii) an appropriate voluntary organisation (as defined by section 1(5) of the Adoption Act 1976 (c.36)), from that organisation; or

(iii) an adoption society registered under Article 4 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, from that society."

(b) for paragraph (b) of subsection (6B) there is substituted—

"(b) any registered adoption service, or any voluntary organisation or adoption society mentioned in subsection (6)(d)(ii) or (iii) insofar as (by virtue of section 11(2) of this Act) that organisation or society is acting as an adoption society in Scotland."; and

(c) in subsection (7)—

(i) for the words "a local authority Board or adoption society falling within subsection (6)" there is substituted—

"(a) a local authority or Board; or

(b) a service, organisation or society mentioned in subsection (6)(d)";

(ii) for the words "or adoption society", where they occur for the second time, there is substituted ", service, organisation or society"; and

(iii) for the words "the authority, Board or society" there is substituted "them or it".

(9) In section 51A(1) (adoption allowances schemes), for paragraph (b) there is substituted—

"(b) a registered adoption service, ".

(10) In section 60(2) (statutory instrument procedure), the words ", except section 3(1)," are repealed.

(10) In section 65(1) (interpretation)—

(a) the definition of "approved adoption society" is repealed;

(b) in the definition of "place of safety", for the words from "means" to the end there is substituted "has the meaning given by section 93(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.36)"; and

(c) after the definition of "prescribed" there is inserted—

"registered adoption service" has the meaning given by section 1(5) of this Act;".>

Malcolm Chisholm


136 In schedule 3, page 43, line 12, at end insert—

<Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 (c.56)

(1) The Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 2(2)(d) (children who are not foster children), for the words from "nursing home" to the end there is substituted "accommodation provided by a care home service registered under Part 1 of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 00)".

(3) In section 21(1) (interpretation)—

(a) at the appropriate place there is inserted—

""care home service" has the meaning given by section 2(3) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 00);"; and

(b) in the definition of "place of safety" for the words from "means" to the end there is substituted "has the meaning given by section 93(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.36)".>

Schedule 4

Malcolm Chisholm


137 In schedule 4, page 44, line 30, at end insert—

<Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 Section 7(1)(e).

(c.56)>



Housing (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 4

Karen Whitefield


1 In section 4, page 3, line 26, at end insert <or such other temporary accommodation it considers is required.>

Karen Whitefield


2 In section 4, page 3, line 28, at end insert <or by registered social landlords in the authority’s area;

(b) consult those registered social landlords and have regard to any response to such consultation; and

(c) have regard to any guidance on the circumstances in which requests should be made which may be issued by the Scottish Ministers.>

Cathie Craigie


3 In section 4, page 3, line 32, at end insert <; and such guidance may specify the period within which a registered social landlord should decide whether to comply with a request under subsection (1).>

Cathie Craigie


4 In section 4, page 3, line 37, at end insert—

<(6) Where a registered social landlord complies with a request under subsection (1), it shall enter into a contract with the local authority setting out how the landlord and the authority will discharge their responsibilities under this section.

(7) The Scottish Ministers may by order prescribe the form and content of such contracts and may, in particular, provide for single contracts to be entered into between a local authority and all registered social landlords in that authority’s area to which subsection (6) applies.>



After section 4

Cathie Craigie


5 After section 4, insert—

<Duty of registered social landlord to provide information on housing stock

(1) Registered social landlords shall provide information on their available housing stock to local authorities in whose area they hold such stock.

(2) The Scottish Ministers shall issue guidance as to the—

(a) form,

(b) content, and

(c) frequency

of information provided under subsection (2).>




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.

Michael Matheson: Proposed Residential Fire Sprinklers (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to require the phased installation of residential fire sprinkler systems in residential properties; with particular priority being given to those residences occupied by categories of person at greatest risk from domestic fires. (lodged 20 March 2001)

Supported by: Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*





BUSINESS BULLETIN 55 / 2001

Thursday 29 March 2001

Section H - New Documents




Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 27 March 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scotland’s Appropriation Accounts for the period from 1 July 1999 to 31 March 2000 (SE/2001/91)—

Scottish Consolidated Fund Accounts for the period 1 July 1999 to 31 March 2000 (SE/2001/93)—

laid under the Scotland Act 1998


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 28 March 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Elmwood College: Report and Financial Statements for the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/26)—

Reid Kerr College: Audit fore the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/49)—

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


Committee Reports

The following Reports are being published on 29 March 2001—


Local Government Committee, 4th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 298)

Justice 1 Committee, 4th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 302)





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 the Reference Centre in G9, PHQ and copies can be made available on request.



BUSINESS BULLETIN 55 / 2001

Thursday 29 March 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

Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Day 1, Justice 1 Committee) 25 April

Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland)

(No.2) Bill

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament) 29 March

Family Homes and Homelessness (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 report published (Social Inclusion, Housing and

Voluntary Sector Committee) 22 November

Housing (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Day 1, Social Justice Committee) 4 April

Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

Passed 8 March

Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 21 March

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Rural Development Committee) 1 May

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Day 2, Health and Community Care Committee) 4 April


Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

Special Grant Report No.3: Special Grant Report on Grant in Aid of Expenditure on Rail Services in the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Area (SE/2001/74) (21 February 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment until 30 March 2001

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/37) (14 February 2001) (Social Justice)


Subject to annulment until 31 March 2001


The Coffee Extracts and Chicory Extracts (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/38) (15 February 2001) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 1 April 2001


The Designation of UHI Millennium Institute (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/39) (16 February 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Highlands and Islands Agricultural Processing and Marketing Grants Etc. (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/40) (16 February 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 4 April 2001


The Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/44) (21 February 2001) (Local Government)


Subject to annulment until 6 April 2001


The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/50) (26 February 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 25 April 2001


The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/57) (5 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Export Restrictions (Foot and Mouth Disease) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/61) (5 March 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 26 April 2001

The Discontinuance of Legalised Police Cells (Portree) Rules 2001 (SSI 2001/64) (6 March 2001) (Justice 2)


Subject to annulment until 27 April 2001


The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/62) (7 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 28 April 2001


The Restriction on Pithing (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/73) (8 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/74) (8 March 2001) (Justice 2)

The Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian’s Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/75) (8 March 2001) (Justice 1)

The Adults with Incapacity (Certificates from Medical Practitioners) (Accounts and Funds) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/76) (8 March 2001) (Justice 1)

The Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Attorneys by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/77) (8 March 2001) (Justice 1)

The Adults with Incapacity (Countersignatories of Applications for Authority to Intromit) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/78) (8 March 2001) (Justice 1)

The Adults with Incapacity (Evidence in Relation to Dispensing with Intimation or Notification) (Accounts and Funds) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/79) (8 March 2001) (Justice 1)

The Adults with Incapacity (Certificates in Relation to Powers of Attorney) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/80) (8 March 2001) (Justice 1)

The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/82) (8 March 2001) (Justice 1)

The Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/83) (8 March 2001) (Justice 2)

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/84) (8 March 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 29 April 2001


The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/70) (9 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/71) (9 March 2001) (Local Government)

The National Health Service (Personal Medical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/72) (9 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (Choice of Medical Practitioner) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/85) (9 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/86) (9 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/87) (9 March 2001) (Justice 1)

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/88) (9 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 2 May 2001


The Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 20901 (SSI 2001/89) (12 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 3 May 2001


The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/95) (13 March 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 4 May 2001


The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/99) (14 March 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 5 May 2001


The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/100) (15 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 6 May 2001


The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/67) (16 March 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/69) (16 March 2001 (Health and Community Care)

The Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/103) (16 March 2001 (Health and Community Care)

The Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/104) (16 March 2001 (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/105) (16 March 2001 (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 10 May 2001


The Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/114) (20 March 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 11 May 2001


The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/112) (21 March 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 12 May 2001


The Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/115) (22 March 2001) (Local Government)

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/117) (22 March 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 13 May 2001


The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/119) (23 March 2001)


Committee Business

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

Audit 2 April

Education, Culture and Sport 3 April

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 4 April

Equal Opportunities 24 April

European 24 April

Finance 3 April

Health and Community Care 4 April

Justice 1 4 April 10 April

Justice 2 4 April

Local Government 3 April

Procedures 3 April

Public Petitions 24 April

Rural Development 3 April

Social Justice 4 April

Standards 25 April

Subordinate Legislation 3 April

Transport and Environment 4 April


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Year of composition 2001
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General description Business Bulletin. See http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/businessBulletin/index.htm

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Web (webpages, discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms)

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Publisher Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Publication year 2001
Place of publication www.scottish.parliament.uk

Text setting

Government/politics

Text type

Prose: nonfiction

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Author details

Author id 908
Surname Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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