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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 62/2001

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 62 / 2001

Thursday 19 April 2001





Announcements

Section B - Business Programme

Section C - Agendas of Committee Meetings

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 26 April 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 18 April 2001

Section F - Motions and Amendments

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

Section H - New Documents

Section I - Petitions lodged between 9 and 18 April 2001

Section J - Progress of Parliamentary business






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Announcements




Royal Assent

The Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 5) received Royal Assent on 12 April 2001




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Section B - Business Programme






As agreed by the Parliament on 5 April 2001

Wednesday 25 April 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Scotland’s Skills for Tomorrow

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-1789 Johann Lamont: Lord Abernethy ruling on rape (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 2 April 2001)

Thursday 26 April 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time (for text of questions see Section D)

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Rural Transport

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-1736 Robert Brown: Health Visitor and Community Nurse Car Travel (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 2 April 2001




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Section C - Agendas of Committee Meetings





Justice 2 Committee

24 April 2001

7th Meeting, 2001


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

1. International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill from—

Hugh Dignon and Danny Jamieson, Justice Department, Jan Marshall, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive and Dr Alastair Brown, Crown Office.

2. Petition: The Committee will consider petition PE306 by Thomas Minogue.

3. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: The Committee will hear evidence from—

Andrew Normand, Crown Agent, Crown Office.

4. Drugs and Driving: The Committee will consider whether to take further evidence on drugs and driving.

5. Adoption: The Committee will consider Scottish Executive proposals for an Adoption Policy review.

Public Petitions Committee

24 April 2001

6th Meeting, 2001


The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. New Petitions: Consideration of new petitions.

3. Current Petitions: Consideration of current petitions.

4. Inadmissible Petitions: The Committee will be invited to agree the recommendations contained in the paper on inadmissible petitions.

5. Convener's Report.



Justice 1 Committee

25 April 2001

10th Meeting, 2001


The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Declaration of interests: The Convener will invite Jamie Stone to declare any relevant interests.

2. Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill: The Convener to move (S1M-1845)—

That the Justice 1 Committee consider the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 in the folowing order: Parts 2 to 7, Part 1 and the schedule.

3. Legal Aid Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Michael Clancy, Director; Gerald Brown, Convener; and Ian Smart, Vice Convener; the Law Society of Scotland

4. Regulation of the Legal Profession Inquiry: The Committee will consider the appointment of an adviser.

5. Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

Justice 1 Committee

25 April 2001

11th Meeting, 2001


The Committee will meet at 12.00 pm in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh, to consider jointly, with Justice 2 Committee, the following agenda item:

1. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will consider how to progress its consideration of the budget 2002/3.

Justice 2 Committee

25 April 2001

8th Meeting, 2001


The Committee will meet at 12.00 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh, to consider jointly, with Justice 1 Committee, the following agenda item:

1. Budget Process 2002/3: The Committee will consider how to progress its consideration of the budget 2002/3.





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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 26 April 2001




Question Time

1. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in ensuring that information technology in schools is up to date. (S1O-3317)

2. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review its contractual arrangements with Premier Prison Service regarding Bowhouse private prison in Kilmarnock. (S1O-3289)

3. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will reply to my letter of 22 December 2000 to the Minister for Transport and subsequent correspondence regarding trunk road management and maintenance contracts. (S1O-3310)

4. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met members of CoSLA and what issues were discussed. (S1O-3299)

5. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money has been spent to date on work by private consultants on NHS 24. (S1O-3285)

6. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14302 on 3 April 2000 by Mr Jim Wallace, whether it will amend the Victim Notification Scheme so that victims of sexual abuse and serious assault will be notified when sentences are appealed against and notified of the outcomes of such appeals. (S1O-3288)

7. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Commission for Racial Equality in Scotland. (S1O-3283)

8. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the system of funding for drug rehabilitation in the light of the funding position of the methadone programme in Glasgow. (S1O-3297)

9. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in reducing the level of delayed discharges in Scotland’s hospitals. (S1O-3316)

10. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report on its review of public bodies. (S1O-3309)

11. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific measures it has introduced to alleviate the economic impact of the foot and mouth outbreak in Dumfries and Galloway. (S1O-3286)

12. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to deter offenders from committing further crimes while on bail. (S1O-3291)

13. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has held regarding the future of Motorola in West Lothian. (S1O-3314)

14. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional action is now being taken to assist the tourism industry. (S1O-3296)

15. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many extra police officers have been recruited to Scottish police forces since May 1999. (S1O-3301)

16. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what sources of central government funding are available for any proposed new hospital in Angus. (S1O-3308)

17. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to tackle the level of racial abuse and number of assaults experienced by refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow in particular where the abuse or attack is perpetrated by children and young people. (S1O-3292)

18. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution it is making to the reform of European Union institutions. (S1O-3307)

19. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what further measures it will introduce to assist the restructuring and recovery of businesses related to both agriculture and tourism in rural areas which have been severely disadvantaged by the impact of foot and mouth disease. (S1O-3300)

20. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been any delay in the central heating initiative due to start on 1 April 2001. (S1O-3304)

21. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the Scottish Agricultural College. (S1O-3290)

22. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision there is for the assessment and treatment of Meares-Irlen syndrome in Glasgow and the west of Scotland. (S1O-3282)

23. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to alleviate hardship experienced by the poorest fifth of households. (S1O-3311)

24. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take following the publication of the 4th Report, 2001 of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Report on the Inquiry into Fuel Prices in Remoter Rural Areas and in particular whether it has arranged to meet the Petrol Retailers Association and the Scottish Motor Trade Association to discuss how to address the lower turnover or throughput of small petrol stations. (S1O-3294)

25. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the Economic Recovery Plan submitted to the First Minister by Dumfries and Galloway Council and partner organisations on 18 April 2001. (S1O-3302)

26. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive why overall waiting times for inpatient and outpatient treatment are longer now than in 1999, as highlighted in figures published by the Information and Statistics Division on 28 February 2001. (S1O-3303)

27. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent in real terms on education, including schools, universities and colleges in 1992 and 1997 and is projected to be spent in 2002. (S1O-3313)

28. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what policies are in place to reduce growth in domestic waste. (S1O-3305)

29. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take steps to ensure that colleges of further education are subject to the same ombudsman scrutiny as other public sector organisations. (S1O-3281)

30. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what new plans it has to combat drug dealers following the anti-drugs march on 1 April 2001. (S1O-3284)




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Section E - Written questions lodged on 18 April 2001




S1W-14902 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made or plans to make to the Scotland Office to bring forward the commencement of the operation of the Rosyth European Ferry.

S1W-14921 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive why it and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food are co-ordinating the promotion of the technical measures for use by the Scottish fishing fleet.

S1W-14922 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive why the technical measures described in the Fisheries Research Services’ news release of 13 March 2001 are different from those mentioned in the letter of 9 March 2001 from the Deputy Minister for Rural Development to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, despite both letters stating that a 70% reduction in discards should be achieved.

S1W-14923 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has obtained any report by the Standing Veterinary Committee on amnesic shellfish poisoning and, if so, when it will publish a response; whether it has any plans to introduce a replacement method of tiered testing of scallops and, if so, when any necessary subordinate legislation will be brought forward.

S1W-14924 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve standards in new house building.

S1W-14925 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to provide for independent assessment of snagging problems on completion of new house building.

S1W-14926 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government requesting that the Executive be represented at the discussions between the USA and the UK on the Bermuda II negotiations on international aviation in June 2001 in order to contribute regarding the potential impact on the economic prospects of Scottish airports, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S1W-14927 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value to the economy of people taking (a) sailing/cruising, (b) nature, (c) geneaology, (d) adventure, (e) golfing, (f) snow sports, (g) mountaineering/climbing, (h) fishing, (i) hunting/shooting, (j) walking and (k) coach holidays in Scotland was in each year since 1995.

S1W-14928 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people took (a) sailing/cruising, (b) nature, (c) geneaology, (d) adventure, (e) golfing, (f) snow sports, (g) mountaineering/climbing, (h) fishing, (i) hunting/shooting, (j) walking and (k) coach holidays in Scotland in each year since 1995.

S1W-14929 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide a substantive answer to questions S1W-12571, S1W-12983, S1W-13517 and S1W-13716 lodged on 18 January, 1 February, 16 February and 27 February 2001 respectively.

S1W-14930 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to prepare, and circulate to all of the young people who attended, a report on the Youth Summit held in June 2000.

S1W-14931 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce a quality mark scheme for public bodies as part of its 21st Century Government programme.

S1W-14932 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive why it has not yet prepared, and circulated to all of the young people who attended, a report on the Youth Summit held in June 2000.

S1W-14933 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many invitations to meet representatives of Scottish Ballet the Deputy Minister for Sport, the Arts and Culture has (a) received and (b) accepted since his appointment.

S1W-14934 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of businesses in Dumfries and Galloway have a rateable value below £12,000 and whether all such businesses will qualify for 95% reduction of rates under the rates relief package announced on 28 March 2001.

S1W-14935 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many members of its staff are dedicated specifically to tourism.

S1W-14936 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive in what ways it informs itself of the requirements of gypsies and travellers.

S1W-14937 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its policies on social inclusion include provision for gypsies and travellers.

S1W-14938 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that all local authorities act in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to gypsies and travellers.

S1W-14939 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will establish an inclusive forum for consideration of issues relating to travelling people which would invite participation from gypsies and travellers.

S1W-14940 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that gypsies and travellers are included in all future discussions, and in the drafting of legislation, relevant to their situation.

S1W-14941 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any current legislation contributes to any discrimination experienced by gypsies and travellers and, if so, what plans it has to amend any such legislation.

S1W-14942 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will communicate with and seek the advice of bodies such as the Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Association in relation to any future policy decisions regarding travelling people.

S1W-14943 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to introduce universal neonatal hearing screening to detect hearing loss in newly born babies.

S1W-14944 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to assist voluntary organisations and charities who will lose anticipated income from fund-raising events scheduled to be held in the countryside which are cancelled due to the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.

S1W-14945 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of funding will be made available for the development of any new hospital facility in Angus.

S1W-14946 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how the cost of the artifical fluoridation of water compares with fluoridated drinks or tablets.

S1W-14947 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the estimated cost of the artificial fluoridation of water throughout Scotland.

S1W-14948 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that money is available to fund nicotine replacement therapies as outlined in its announcement on 14 March 2001.

S1W-14949 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what actions it is taking to make nicotine replacement therapies available free of charge.

S1W-14950 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-13248 by Ross Finnie on 30 March 2001, whether, given its involvement with Her Majesty’s Government on the liberalisation of European postal services and its commitment to the maintenance of universal services throughout Scotland, it will be attending the 2,340th meeting of the Council of the European Union (Transport and Communications) when the issue of amending EC Directive 96/97/EC on the competition of postal services within the European Community will be considered and, if so, what position it will take and who will attend.

S1W-14951 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made regarding any economic effect on tourist and business flights to Scotland from the USA of the Civil Aviation Authority’s "sum of sector" policy; when and to whom any such representations were made; whether any such representations have requested an abandonment of this policy, and, if no such representations have been made, what plans it has to make any such representations.

S1W-14952 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14015 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 22 March 2001, which careers service companies have been asked to co-ordinate the multi-agency bids for projects to improve the transition from school to employment for those diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.

S1W-14953 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14015 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 22 March 2001, who the four voluntary organisations in receipt of funding from its Innovation Grants Programme are and whether it will detail the six projects aimed at supporting children and their families with autistic spectrum disorder.

S1W-14954 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the group set up to examine the wider impact of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak intends to examine the effect of the outbreak on the dairy industry in the south west of Scotland.

S1W-14955 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is investigating the possibility of council tax relief for businesses run from home affected by the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.

S1W-14956 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how the term "boundary" is defined when determining whether a farm is contiguous to one where an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been identified and whether intervening water, woods or wasteland are disregarded.

S1W-14957 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether businesses in Dumfries and Galloway with a rateable value greater than £12,000 are entitled to any form of rates reduction if they have been adversely affected by the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and, if so, what criteria are used to determine whether the outbreak has been responsible for a decline in business.

S1W-14958 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14288 by Allan Wilson on 4 April 2001, what the status is of the proposal for a centre for the languages of Scotland put forward by the group chaired by Professor Ron Asher and how the proposal is to be taken forward.

S1W-14959 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14288 by Allan Wilson on 4 April 2001, what the source would be of any public funding required in connection with the proposal for a centre for the languages of Scotland.

S1W-14960 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14288 by Allan Wilson on 4 April 2001, which of the actions referred to in Creating our Future, Minding our Past relate to cultural projects for which it would not in general provide direct support and in relation to which actions it has funding available.

S1W-14961 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what research into genetically-modified fish it has funded and what the purpose, length and cost of any such research was and which institution undertook it.

S1W-14962 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any representations from A/F Protein Inc. or from any other company involved in the genetic modification of fish and, if so, when and what issues have been discussed.

S1W-14963 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact subjecting mobile telephone masts less than 15 metres in height to full planning controls will have on the number of planning appeals submitted to local authorities.

S1W-14964 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what preparations it is making to ensure that the planning system will continue to run smoothly in the event that mobile telephone masts less than 15 metres in height become subject to full planning controls.

S1W-14965 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact subjecting mobile telephone masts less than 15 metres in height to full planning controls will have on the speed with which third generation mobile telephone technology will be deployed.

S1W-14966 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the recommendation in the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network publication Hypertension in Older People that all people over 75 who have an annual health check should have a blood pressure check is implemented.

S1W-14967 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that GPs conduct an annual health check on all people over the age of 75.

S1W-14968 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to introduce a screening system for chlamydia in young women in response to recent research carried out by the University of Edinburgh which found that 8% of women under 20 were infected.

S1W-14969 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial assistance it gave to St Mary’s Music School in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 1999-2000, and what assistance it will give in 2001-02.

S1W-14970 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to continue support for St Mary’s Music School as a centre of excellence in musical education.

S1W-14971 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with St Mary’s Music School about the number of places it supports at the school and what response it will make to its request for additional places in 2001 and in subsequent years.

S1W-14972 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the markers recruited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority will receive the scripts from the 2001 examination diet for marking.

S1W-14973 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when markers are due to return the examination scripts from the 2001 examination diet to the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

S1W-14974 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why the NHS 24 (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/137) was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 3 April 2001 and came into force on 6 April 2001.

S1W-14975 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans for a review of primary care, in particular general practice.

S1W-14976 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage the use of reusable nappies in order to reduce the volume of disposable nappies sent to landfill sites in household waste.

S1W-14977 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated time period is for the decomposition of disposable nappies on landfill sites.

S1W-14978 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support Real Nappy Week 2001 on 23 to 29 April and what its position is in relation to the call for the NHS to adopt a real nappy policy in order to reduce the volume of waste being landfilled or incinerated.

S1W-14979 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to report on hutters following consultation on its research paper, Huts and Hutting in Scotland.

S1W-14980 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when the first animals were slaughtered under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme.

S1W-14981 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to clear the backlog of animals waiting to be culled under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme.

S1W-14982 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were vaccinated against tuberculosis in each of the last five years.

S1W-14983 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase vaccinations against tuberculosis in light of the recent outbreak in England.

S1W-14984 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities have put in place a strategy to deal with contaminated land, including landfill sites.

S1W-14985 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to carry out investigations into the content of landfill sites which were used prior to the introduction in 1974 of a requirement for records to be kept.

S1W-14986 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to decontaminate any landfill sites affected by chemical pollution.

S1W-14987 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3221 by Jackie Baillie on 29 March 2001, how many interim leaflets on its central heating scheme have been distributed in the Glasgow City Council area and how it plans to further publicise the scheme in this area.

S1W-14988 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3221 by Jackie Baillie on 29 March 2001, how many interim leaflets on its central heating scheme have been distributed in the Scottish Borders Council area and how it plans to further publicise the scheme in this area.

S1W-14989 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3221 by Jackie Baillie on 29 March 2001, how many interim leaflets on its central heating scheme have been distributed in the Orkney Islands Council area and how it plans to further publicise the scheme in this area.

S1W-14990 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3221 by Jackie Baillie on 29 March 2001, how many interim leaflets on its central heating scheme have been distributed in the Aberdeen City Council area and how it plans to further publicise the scheme in this area.

S1W-14991 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3221 by Jackie Baillie on 29 March 2001, how many interim leaflets on its central heating scheme have been distributed in the Shetland Islands Council area and how it plans to further publicise the scheme in this area.

S1W-14992 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3221 by Jackie Baillie on 29 March 2001, how many interim leaflets on its central heating scheme have been distributed in the Dumfries and Galloway Council area and how it plans to further publicise the scheme in this area.

S1W-14993 Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any disability awareness training is available to its staff and, if so, whether this includes any specific training on epilepsy awareness.

S1W-14994 Mike Watson: To ask the Presiding Officer what disability awareness training is availiable to Scottish Parliament staff, in particular on epilepsy awareness.

S1W-14995 Mike Watson: To ask the Presiding Officer whether epilepsy awareness training is provided to all members of Scottish Parliament staff who are employed in the education service, the visitor centre and the security service.

S1W-14996 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12583 by Allan Wilson on 4 April 2001, what type of assistance it, its agencies or sportscotland are providing to the Scottish Football Association in relation to the feasibility study into the possible staging of the 2008 European Nations Football Championships in Scotland.

S1W-14997 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-9725 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 22 September 2000 and the answer to question S1W-14308 by Mr Jack McConnell on 3 April 2001, which local authorities had submitted claims for additional costs incurred as a result of the 2000 examinations diet prior to the decision to make ex gratia payments to all local authorities in respect of such costs.

S1W-14998 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the review of the tariff rebate subsidy scheme for livestock shipments to and from the Northern Isles and when this review will be completed.

S1W-14999 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a statutory instrument is required to allow payments to be made under the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance and, if so, when such an instrument will be laid before the Scottish Parliament.

S1W-15000 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has assessed the social and economic impact which would result in the event of Migdale Hospital, Sutherland closing.

S1W-15001 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to strengthen the law in order to enable stray animals to be disposed of more quickly during the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

S1W-15002 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3221 by Jackie Ballie on 29 March 2001, how many interim leaflets on its central heating scheme have been distributed in the Aberdeenshire Council area and how it plans to further publicise the scheme in this area.

S1W-15003 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from the tapestry workshop, Dovecot Studios, following the withdrawal of financial support by the Bute family.

S1W-15004 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what economic and cultural assessment it has made of the work of Dovecot Studios and what plans it has to assist the studio to prevent its closure following the withdrawal of financial support from the Bute family.

S1W-15005 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Scottish Qualifications Authority has spent since 1 August 2000 on employing external consultants in (a) IT, (b) management accountancy, (c) management review and structural review, (d) internal audit, (e) external audit, and (f) other matters.

S1W-15006 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been paid both by (a) it and (b) the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) since 1 August 2000 to (i) Deloitte & Touche and (ii) PricewaterhouseCoopers for their work in connection with the SQA and what known or anticipated costs are still to be paid to, or billed by, each of these firms.

S1W-15007 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many secondary schools offer (a) Latin and (b) classical studies as examinable subjects.

S1W-15008 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many qualified teachers of (a) Latin and (b) classical studies are currently employed in secondary schools.

S1W-15009 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils will sit exams in (a) Latin and (b) classical studies at the spring 2001 examination diet.

S1W-15010 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive in which local authority areas pupils who have taken the relevant course at school rather than elsewhere are being presented by their school for Scottish Qualifications Authority examinations in (a) Latin and (b) classical studies.

S1W-15011 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made or will make to Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the higher incidence of multiple sclerosis in Scotland, regarding the implications for multiple sclerosis sufferers of any delay by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in assessing drugs and technologies for the treatment of mulitple sclerosis.

S1W-15012 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it was informed that the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) board wished to include in the terms and conditions packages for senior SQA staff performance bonus payments and what consultation it undertook during its consideration of this matter.

S1W-15013 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what dicussions it held with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) board on the proposal to include performance bonus payments in the terms and conditions packages for senior SQA staff.

S1W-15014 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria for the payment of performance bonuses to senior staff at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) were proposed by the SQA board and whether it approved any such criteria and payments.

S1W-15015 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the salary costs of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is paid to (a) senior managers, (b) junior managers, (c) clerical and administrative staff, (d) professional staff, (e) other staff, and (f) part-time staff not included in the above; what the current total staffing complement of the SQA is, broken down by each of these categories, and how many staff in each category have terms and conditions that include performance bonus payments.

S1W-15016 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had over the past twelve months with trade unions which have members working in the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

S1W-15017 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total financial impact of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak will be on the economy of Dumfries and Galloway.

S1W-15018 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial impact the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak will have on the tourist industry of Dumfries and Galloway.

S1W-15019 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has conducted into any risks to human health posed by the smoke from animals being burned due to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

S1W-15020 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that businesses in Dumfries and Galloway are aware of, and able to take advantage of, any assistance available to them from the projects in the South of Scotland receiving the European Structural Fund grants announced on 5 April 2001.

S1W-15021 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements have been made to ensure that the 2001 Census goes ahead in areas affected by foot-and-mouth disease.

S1W-15022 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how much National Lottery Charities Board funding has been allocated to each (a) parliamentary region and (b) parliamentary constituency, and what percentage of the total monies allocated by the Board in Scotland each of these figures represents.

S1W-15023 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the food consumed in Scotland in each of the last 50 years was (a) produced in Scotland and (b) imported.

S1W-15024 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in controlling and eliminating infectious salmon anaemia and whether any further policy measures are being formulated in this connection.

S1W-15025 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many babies have been born with a drug addiction in each health board area in each of the last five years.

S1W-15026 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for Millenium Commission funding there have been from each (a) parliamentary region and (b) parliamentary constituency, specifying the percentage of successful applications in each case.

S1W-15027 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for National Lottery Charities Board funding there have been from each (a) parliamentary region and (b) parliamentary constituency, specifying the percentage of successful applications in each case.

S1W-15028 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the first round of the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance has closed for applications; if so, when, and how many applications were received by this date, broken down by sector, and what progress is being made to ensure that payments are made to applicants when originally programmed.

S1W-15029 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in relation to the initiative on the future of the fisheries sector and its affiliated industries announced on 20 December 2000 and when this work will be completed.

S1W-15030 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when its cancer plan will be published.

S1W-15031 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when statistics on forecast cancer trends to 2015 will be published.

S1W-15032 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many intravenous drug users were diagnosed with hepatitis B in each of the last five years, showing any percentage increase or decrease in each year, broken down by health board area.

S1W-15033 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding was allocated to hypodermic needle exchange programmes in each of the last five years, broken down by health board area.

S1W-15034 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many nursing vacancies there were in each of the last three years, how many there are currently, and what percentage of (a) the total number of nursing posts and (b) the number of whole-time equivalent nursing posts each of these figures represents, broken down by health board area in each case.

S1W-15035 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many discarded hypodermic needles were collected in public places in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority area, and what percentage of the number collected nationally each of these figures represents.

S1W-15036 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time for paediatric orthodontic treatment was in each of the last three years, broken down by health board area.

S1W-15037 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how much overtime each police force paid to police officers in each of the last three years and what percentage of the total salary budget of each force each of these figures represents.

S1W-15038 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the core contractual hours for police officers were in each police force in each of the last three years; how many and what percentage of officers in each force exceeded these core hours in each of these years, and what the average number of hours worked per week per officer was in each force in each year.

S1W-15039 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of police officers worked more than 48 hours per week averaged over any 17 week period in each of the last three years, broken down by police force.

S1W-15040 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases involving a breach of bail conditions did not result in the Procurator Fiscal requesting that the accused be retained in custody in each of the last three years, broken down by court.

S1W-15041 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is being given to the establishment of a drug court in the north east, what the reasons are for its position on this matter and, if such a court is to be established, where it will be sited and what the timetable is for its establishment.

S1W-15042 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how much and what percentage of the budget made available to (a) Grampian Health Board and (b) Tayside Health Board for drug detoxification treatment was spent outwith the Grampian and Tayside areas in each of the last three years.

S1W-15043 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of crime has been estimated as drug-related in each of the last five years, broken down by police force.

S1W-15044 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of cases involving dealing in class A drugs did not result in a custodial sentence in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) parliamentary region and (b) court.

S1W-15045 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many secure places for young offenders there were in each of the last three years, broken down by parliamentary region.

S1W-15047 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of the cases reported to each procurator fiscal in the north east Scotland parliamentary region (a) were marked "no proceedings" and (b) failed to reach court in each of the last three years, and how many and what percentage of the charges taken forward were reduced by the Procurator Fiscal in each of these years.

S1W-15048 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £15 million funding package to expand the use of information and communication technology each further and higher education institution will receive.

S1W-15049 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how much and what proportion of Scotland’s municipal waste is currently recycled within Scotland.

S1W-15050 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how much revenue is currently generated from the recycling of municipal waste.

S1W-15051 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what subsidies are available for the recycling of municipal waste; what amounts are involved, and what the source is of each subsidy.

S1W-15052 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets have been set for the recycling of municipal waste over the next (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 15 years and who is responsible for setting and monitoring these targets.

S1W-15053 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that any new UK investment in recycling infrastructure benefits Scotland.

S1W-15054 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs the recycling industry directly supports.

S1W-15055 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive which organisations and individuals have been sent copies of its Consultation on the draft Local Government (Timing of Elections) (Scotland) (Bill).

S1W-15056 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what budget has been set aside to cover the costs of its consultation on the draft Local Government (Timing of Elections) (Scotland) Bill, broken down by staff, publicity, printing and any other categories of expenditure.

S1W-15057 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive why it did not issue a press release announcing the launch of its consultation on the draft Local Government (Timing of Elections) (Scotand) (Bill).

S1W-15058 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11507 by Angus MacKay on 23 November 2000, which of the organisations and individuals who responded to its consultation in response to the recommendations contained in the report of the McIntosh Commission were in favour of combined local authority and Scottish parliamentary elections.

S1W-15060 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what the full cost was of publishing, launching and distributing its Review of Funding for Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in the Voluntary Sector document.

S1W-15061 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its legal advice is that it would be possible for the water authorities to be exempted from the Competition Act 1998.

S1W-15062 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the proposals contained in the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council’s consultation paper on the future recurrent funding of research in universities, Review of Research Policy and Funding, will have on the research base.

S1W-15063 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the proposals contained in the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council’s consultation paper on the future recurrent funding of research in universities, Review of Research Policy and Funding, will have on the regeneration of the economy.

S1W-15064 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether and, if so, to what extent, the proposals contained in the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council’s consultation paper on the future recurrent funding of research in universities, Review of Research Policy and Funding, favour the more traditional subjects such as law at older universities.

S1W-15065 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, under the proposals contained in the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council’s consultation paper on the future recurrent funding of research in universities, Review of Research Policy and Funding, the funding levels of more traditional subjects such as law will be maintained at the expense of new, developing and emerging subjects.

S1W-15066 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it has made or plans to make to the proposal in the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council’s consultation paper on the future recurrent funding of research in universities, Review of Research Policy and Funding, that those areas of research that receive a quality rating in the Research Assessment Exercise of three or less will not be funded.

S1W-15067 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive in what way the proposals contained in the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council’s consultation paper on future recurrent funding of research in universities, Review of Research Policy and Funding, promote an inclusive approach to public policy.

S1W-15068 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the consultation on the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council’s paper on the future recurrent funding of research in universities, Review of Research Policy and Funding, has been held at a time which maximises institutions’ ability to respond and whether the dissemination of the outcomes of this consultation is planned for a time which suits institutions and academic staff.

S1W-15069 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12876 by Mr Jim Wallace on 9 February 2001, whether the number of Catholic prisoners is proportionate to the number of Catholics in Scotland.

S1W-15070 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7436 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 26 June 2000, whether it will give details of any additional task forces, working groups, review groups, action groups and similar committees established since June 2000 by the ministers with policy responsibility for children, education, culture and sport.

S1W-15071 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7436 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 26 June 2000, which of the four groups are still in existence and which have been wound up.

S1W-15072 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many whole-time equivalent school nurses there were in each of the last five years.

S1W-15073 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-6996 by Susan Deacon on 9 June 2000, what the average waiting time for the extraction of wisdom teeth was in 1999-2000 and in the nine-month period to 31 December 2000, broken down by health board area in each case.

S1W-15074 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-841 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 16 December 1999, what consultation exercises the ministers with policy responsibility for children and education have initiated since December 1999.

S1W-15075 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-1436 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 4 October 1999, how much funding each local authority will receive in respect of each of the Excellence Fund core programmes in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.

S1W-15076 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that any new investment in recycling infrastructure to meet the recycling targets set for itself by the newspaper industry will benefit Scotland.

S1W-15077 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10150 by Jackie Baillie on 15 November 2000, how much of the £350 million funding for its central heating scheme it has provisionally allocated in each of the five years of the operation of the scheme to cover the costs of central heating installation in local authority homes in the Dumfries and Galloway Council area in the event of tenants in Dumfries and Galloway voting against whole stock transfer, and what will happen to any such provisional allocation in the event of whole stock transfer proceeding.

S1W-15078 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10150 by Jackie Baillie on 15 November 2000, how much of the £350 million funding for its central heating scheme it has provisionally allocated in each of the five years of the operation of the scheme to cover the costs of central heating installation in local authority homes in the Orkney Islands Council area in the event of tenants in Orkney voting against whole stock transfer, and what will happen to any such provisional allocation in the event of whole stock transfer proceeding.

S1W-15079 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10150 by Jackie Baillie on 15 November 2000, how much of the £350 million funding for its central heating scheme it has provisionally allocated in each of the five years of the operation of the scheme to cover the costs of central heating installation in local authority homes in the Aberdeen City Council area in the event of tenants in Aberdeen voting against whole stock transfer, and what will happen to any such provisional allocation in the event of whole stock transfer proceeding.

S1W-15080 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10150 by Jackie Baillie on 15 November 2000, how much of the £350 million funding for its central heating scheme it has provisionally allocated in each of the five years of the operation of the scheme to cover the costs of central heating installation in local authority homes in the Shetland Islands Council area in the event of tenants in Shetland voting against whole stock transfer, and what will happen to any such provisional allocation in the event of whole stock transfer proceeding.

S1W-15081 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10150 by Jackie Baillie on 15 November 2000, how much of the £350 million funding for its central heating scheme it has provisionally allocated in each of the five years of the operation of the scheme to cover the costs of central heating installation in local authority homes in the Scottish Borders Council area in the event of tenants in the Scottish Borders voting against whole stock transfer, and what will happen to any such provisional allocation in the event of whole stock transfer proceeding.

S1W-15082 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10150 by Jackie Baillie on 15 November 2000, how much of the £350 million funding for its central heating scheme it has provisionally allocated in each of the five years of the operation of the scheme to cover the costs of central heating installation in local authority homes in the Glasgow City Council area in the event of tenants in Glasgow voting against whole stock transfer, and what will happen to any such provisional allocation in the event of whole stock transfer proceeding.

S1W-15083 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11138 by Susan Deacon on 24 January 2001, how successful the Code of Practice on Openness for the NHS in Scotland has been in ensuring that internal committees of individual health boards do not operate under any presumption of privacy.

S1W-15084 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11138 by Susan Deacon on 24 January 2001, what measures are in place to monitor health boards’ compliance with the Code of Practice on Openness for the NHS in Scotland.

S1W-15085 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11138 by Susan Deacon on 24 January 2001, whether the Code of Practice on Openness for the NHS in Scotland requires health board drugs and therapeutics committees to make public the minutes of their meetings and forthcoming agendas and, if not, whether it will introduce such a requirement.

S1W-15086 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14135 by Mr Jim Wallace on 27 March 2001, what policies the Scottish Prison has developed to reduce the potential for HIV transmission in prisons and when these policies were or will be implemented.

S1W-15087 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-13855 by Susan Deacon on 16 March 2001, when the NHSScotland Clinical Waste Steering Group will (a) complete an action plan and (b) produce further waste training/education guidance to encourage waste segregation and promote minimisation.

S1W-15088 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the abolition of advance corporation tax on pension funds has had on the budgets of (a) Highlands and Island Enterprise, (b) the Accounts Commission for Scotland, (c) the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, (d) the Scottish Legal Aid Board, (e) Scottish Natural Heritage and (f) the Scottish Tourist Board in each year since its introduction in July 1997.

S1W-15089 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the abolition of advance corporation tax on pension funds has had on the budgets of (a) the Scottish Arts Council, (b) the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, (c) the Scottish Qualifications Authority, (d) Scottish Screen and (e) sportscotland in each year since its introduction in July 1997.

S1W-15090 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many midwives who qualified in 2000 have found employment in the profession.

S1W-15091 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many students have dropped out of (a) further and (b) higher education in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

S1W-15092 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances it would seek to use the income tax varying power to (a) raise or (b) lower the basic rate of income tax.

S1W-15093 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to meet the targets set out in the action plan in the Action for Inclusion report by University Scotland.

S1W-15094 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3221 by Jackie Baillie on 29 March 2001, how many interim leaflets on its central heating scheme have been distributed in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar area and how it plans to further publicise the scheme in this area.

S1W-15095 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10150 by Jackie Baillie on 15 November 2000, how much of the £350 million funding for its central heating scheme it has provisionally allocated in each of the five years of the operation of the scheme to cover the costs of central heating installation in local authority homes in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar area in the event of tenants voting against whole stock transfer, and what will happen to any such provisional allocation in the event of whole stock transfer proceeding.

S1W-15096 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what investigations have been made into the means by which the foot-and-mouth disease virus has been transmitted during the current outbreak and whether geese have acted as vectors of transmission or whether this possibility can be ruled out.

S1W-15097 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what instructions or guidance it gives to local authorities on placing requests from parents whose children will be five when starting school.

S1W-15098 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether priority is given to placing requests from parents whose children will be five when starting school.

S1W-15099 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether medical reasons, the presence of siblings in a school and the needs of single parents are regarded in legislation or in practice, during the consideration of placing requests, as being of greater, lesser or equal importance than the needs of parents whose children will be five when starting school.

S1W-15100 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any instructions or guidance given to local authorities regarding decision making on placing requests.

S1W-15101 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any instructions or guidelines it gives to voluntary or co-opted members of attendance and placing committees established by local authorities.

S1W-15102 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that health board and local authority spending on mental health services reflects local needs.

S1W-15103 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that community mental health staff are fully informed about patients in their caseload.

S1W-15104 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that the recommendations made in the Scottish Office Social Work Services Inspectorate’s 1998 Report, Sense and Progress, are carried out.

S1W-15105 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its definition of deafblindness is.

S1W-15106 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been carried out on the number of children and adults who are deaf and blind for the latest year for which figures are available.

S1W-15107 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it takes to ensure that the services provided to deafblind people are appropriate and in formats and methods accessible to them.

S1W-15108 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessments are carried out into the needs of deafblind individuals and what qualifications a person carrying out any such assessment must possess.

S1W-15109 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it takes to ensure that deafblind people are able to access specifically trained one-to-one support workers when assessed as requiring such support.

S1W-15110 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish a special unit for patients sent for psychiatric assessment by the courts.

S1W-15111 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to initiate a national inquiry into the pay and conditions of nursery nurses with a view to producing a report and recommendations.

S1W-15112 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what change it forecasts in the number of people employed in the electronics sector over the next year.

S1W-15113 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what preparations are being made to ensure that it is represented at the next Earth Summit in Johannesburg in 2002.

S1W-15114 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister will attend the next Earth Summit in Johannesburg in 2002 in a negotiating capacity.

S1W-15115 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any Minister currently responsible for any aspect of environment policy will attend the next Earth Summit in Johannesburg in 2002 in a negotiating capacity.

S1W-15116 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken to assist motorcyclists in making integrated journeys, including provision of interchange facilities and parking, and whether it proposes to implement a package of measures to improve the safety of motorcyclists and, if so, whether it will detail such measures.

S1W-15117 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what the per capita level of funding for each health board is for (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.

S1W-15118 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average per capita level of funding of health boards is for (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.

S1W-15119 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive which non-departmental public bodies for which it is responsible had (a) a budget overspend and (b) a budget underspend and what the respective figures were for (a) and (b) in the last year for which such information is available.

S1W-15120 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12536 by Mr Jim Wallace on 30 January 2001, what the total staff complement is for each establishment in the Scottish Prison Service broken down into uniformed staff and ancillary staff and what actual numbers are in post in each category.

S1W-15121 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will convene an independent inquiry into the future of fish farming in Scotland and what the reason is for its position on this matter.

S1W-15122 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in each health board area have been clinically assessed as requiring beta interferon but have not been so prescribed.

S1W-15123 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any specific assistance is to be made available to tourist boards operating in the north east of Scotland in response to the impact of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak on tourism.

S1W-15124 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any specific assistance is to be made available to help the tourist information office in Aberdeen and local tourist board in light of recent cut backs as well as the impact which the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has had on local tourism.

S1W-15125 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimated level of haddock discards was expected in the North Sea and built into the quota negotiations for 2001, whether this figure took into account the seasonal closure of fishing grounds under the cod recovery plan and whether there are any plans to revise the predicted level of haddock discards.

S1W-15126 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the government and lottery grant schemes under which local authorities, agencies and communities in the north east of Scotland parliamentary region are able to make bids.

S1W-15127 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many students in Scotland who achieved qualifications at HNC and HND level in the 2000 exam diet still await receipt of their certificates.

S1W-15128 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what expenditure on (a) hospital and community services, (b) mental health services and (c) acute services for resident populations is forecast for 2000-01 and planned for the following three years, in total and broken down by health board area.

S1W-15129 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Presiding Officer what the policy of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is regarding the use of British Sign Language to sign debates in the Parliament.

S1W-15130 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Presiding Officer how many British Sign Language signers are employed by the Parliament to assist in the translation of debates and committee meetings.

S1W-15131 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Presiding Officer how many parliamentary debates and committee meetings have been signed to date.

S1W-15132 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether East of Scotland Water has any plans to change the ownership of the Carron Valley reservoir or to enter into partnership arrangements for the management of that reservoir and its associated distribution system.

S1W-15133 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give details of any plans or recent agreements by the water authorities to (a) dispose of or (b) enter into partnership arrangements in connection with any significant assets.

S1W-15134 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what rate of return was set for each of the water authorities and what actual rate of return was achieved for each of the last five years.

S1W-15135 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what rate of return is envisaged for the proposed Scottish water authority.

S1W-15136 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated savings are arising from the creation of the proposed Scottish water authority, how these savings have been calculated and what these savings are expressed as a percentage of operating costs for each water authority for the financial year 1999-2000.

S1W-15137 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the ratio is between net additional expenditure on fixed assets and net additional borrowings for each water authority for each of the last five years.

S1W-15138 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all disposals of land, riparian interests or buildings since vesting date made by each water authority until the most recent date for which information is available, giving the date of disposal, the hectarage of land involved and the sum realised by each and every such disposal.

S1W-15139 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether each water authority maintains an asset inventory and whether these are available for public inspection.

S1W-15140 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of debt was inherited by each of the water authorities at vesting date and what subsequent interest charges have had to be paid each year since for each authority, giving separate figures for interest charges paid and penalties for redemption in relation to inherited debt.

S1W-15141 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will specify, for each water authority, the date at which the achievement of a uniform charging policy across the authority’s entire area is expected.

S1W-15142 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total remuneration packages were including bonuses and pension provision for chief executives and chairmen of each water authority for each of the last five years giving the annual percentage increase and including the cumulative increases since vesting date in each case.

S1W-15143 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Church of Scotland is expected to utilise the current debating chamber in the Assembly Hall for its General Assembly meeting in May 2002 and, if so, what alternative locations for plenary sessions of the Parliament are being considered.

S1W-15144 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial impact the loss of Crown Exemption for police properties in respect of payment of non-domestic rates is expected to have on Central Scotland Police in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

S1W-15145 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial impact the loss of Crown Exemption for police properties in respect of payment of non-domestic rates is expected to have on Fife Constabulary in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

S1W-15146 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial impact the loss of Crown Exemption for police properties in respect of payment of non-domestic rates is expected to have on Tayside Police in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

S1W-15147 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time general practitioners aged between 60 and 65 retired in the period 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001.

S1W-15148 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time general practitioners aged between 60 and 65 are expected to retire in the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002.

S1W-15149 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time general practitioners aged between 55 and 60 retired in the period 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001.

S1W-15150 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time general practitioners aged between 55 and 60 are expected to retire in the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002.

S1W-15151 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time general practitioners aged under 55 retired in the period 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001.

S1W-15152 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time general practitioners aged under 55 are expected to retire in the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002.

S1W-15153 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanism is envisaged to monitor spending by each local authority under the Changing Children’s Services Fund.

S1W-15154 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive why it is envisaged that the Changing Children’s Services Fund will be distributed through formula-based grant allocations rather than on the basis of targets.

S1W-15155 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by Ms Wendy Alexander on 11 April 2001, what methodology was used to estimate that there are 100,000 job vacancies in Scotland.

S1W-15156 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of female officers was at each rank within each Scottish police force and within the Scottish Crime Squad at 31 March 2000 and when the comparative figure for 31 March 2001 will be available.

S1W-15157 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of officers from ethnic minority groups is at each rank within each Scottish police force and within the Scottish Crime Squad.

S1W-15158 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14773 by Ross Finnie on 17 April 2001, whether it will provide on a weekly basis figures for the numbers of animals slaughtered under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme and whether it will provide the figures now for those slaughtered from 9 April 2001 to 18 April 2001.

S1W-15159 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive which abattoirs which have applied for approval by the Intervention Board for slaughter purposes under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme still await a determination, giving the date when the application was lodged for each abattoir.

S1W-15160 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14776 by Ross Finnie on 17 April 2001, why separate figures are not available for Scotland regarding the number of slaughtered animals under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme and whether it will ensure that separate figures are made available.

S1W-15161 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14773 by Ross Finnie on 17 April 2001, whether the Intervention Board is meeting the target of making payments to farmers under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme within 21 days of slaughter and, if not, what timescales it is achieving.

S1W-15162 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14775 by Ross Finnie on 17 April 2001, of the 582 applications under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme received by 9 April 2001, (a) how many had been processed, (b) how many had been rejected and (c) how many of those passed for slaughter had been slaughtered, as at 18 April 2001.

S1W-15163 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Abbatoir at Hawick has applied for certification as a suitable slaughterhouse under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme and, if so, when the application was received by the Intervention Board, whether a determination has been made and, if not, when it will be made.




BUSINESS BULLETIN 62 / 2001

Thursday 19 April 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-1845 Alasdair Morgan: Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill—That the Justice 1 Committee considers the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 in the following order: parts 2 to 7, part 1 and the schedule.

*S1M-1844 Ms Margo MacDonald: Cost Limits of the Holyrood Project—That the Parliament believes, mindful of the terms of the resolution on the Holyrood project agreed to on 5 April 2000 and of the belief engendered by that resolution amongst people in Scotland that the new Parliament building would cost £195 million, that any revised cost limits, quality standards or completion dates under consideration by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body or the Holyrood Progress Group must be laid for debate and approval before the Scottish Parliament.

*S1M-1843 Angus MacKay: Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill.

Supported by: Peter Peacock*

*S1M-1842 Iain Gray: Draft The Justices of the Peace (Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2001—That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft The Justices of the Peace (Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 be approved.

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace*

*S1M-1841 Iain Gray: Draft The Part-Time Sheriffs (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2001—That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft The Part-Time Sheriffs (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2001 be approved.

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace*

*S1M-1840# Patricia Ferguson: Partick Thistle Football Club - 2001 Year of Achievement—That the Parliament notes that Partick Thistle Football Club has completed a memorable season in its anniversary year, 2001, which has seen the club celebrate the 125th Anniversary of its founding, win the Scottish Football League Second Division Championship and succeed in gaining promotion to the First Division, further notes the important contribution made to the economy of Maryhill by Partick Thistle Football Club and congratulates the players, staff, management and supporters for their achievements this year.

*S1M-1839# Mr Brian Monteith: Right to Faith-based Education—That the Parliament notes the provisions of Article 2 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which states that "no person shall be denied the right to education. In the exercise of any functions which it assumes in relation to education and to teaching, the state shall respect the rights of parents to ensure such education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions"; supports the principle of maintained denominational schools, as first introduced by the Education Act 1918, which ensures that such education and teaching is made available by local authorities for members of the Roman Catholic faith, and believes that, should this principle be found to be in contravention of any other article of the ECHR, all necessary steps should be taken to ensure that such faith-based educational provision continues to be available to children in Scotland in line with the wishes of parents.

*S1M-1838 Angus MacKay: International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Peter Peacock*

*S1M-1837# Shona Robison: Privatisation of Meat Inspection—That the Parliament notes with concern the changes being proposed to the inspection of carcass meats in the UK, which will remove the function of meat inspection from official controls and make the industry itself responsible for the carrying out of meat inspection; notes the concern expressed by UNISON and others about these proposals; believes that the use of independent government inspectors working for the Meat Hygiene Service is the best way of ensuring the safety of meat consumed by the public, and believes that a full and open debate should take place in Scotland on any proposals to privatise meat inspection, rather than the issue being left to the European and Westminster Parliaments.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*, Dennis Canavan*

*S1M-1836 Tommy Sheridan: Failure to Tackle Foot-and-Mouth Disease—That the Parliament believes that the current policies of the Scottish Executive are failing to solve the problem of foot-and-mouth disease and therefore calls upon the Executive to abandon these policies and adopt a new, environmentally friendly, holistic policy which includes vaccination, a switch to organic farming, local slaughter and the sale of animals to local retailers to end the transportation of live animals the length and breadth of the country.

*S1M-1835 Tommy Sheridan: Rise in Rail Fares—That the Parliament condemns the 10% rise in rail fares announced by Virgin Trains; believes that this is a totally unjustifiable rise, and further believes that the ongoing crisis in the railways can only be solved by bringing the railways back into public ownership.

S1M-1834 Employment Rights of Pregnant Women (lodged on 5 April 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Irene Oldfather*

S1M-1832 Voting Rights for 16-Year-Olds (lodged on 5 April 2001) Shona Robison*, Mr Alex Salmond*, Fiona McLeod*, Colin Campbell*, Michael Matheson*

S1M-1831# Public Interest Whistle-blowing in Scotland (lodged on 5 April 2001) Irene Oldfather*

S1M-1830# Commission for Racial Equality (lodged on 5 April 2001) Fiona McLeod*, Iain Smith*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Michael Russell*, Michael Matheson*, Irene Oldfather*, Elaine Thomson*, Bristow Muldoon*, Patricia Ferguson*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Nick Johnston*

S1M-1829# 70th Anniversary of Scottish Youth Hostels Association (lodged on 5 April 2001) Mr Alex Salmond*, Fiona McLeod*, Dennis Canavan*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1828 Palestine Recognition (lodged on 4 April 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1827 Animal-tested Cosmetics Ban (lodged on 4 April 2001) Dennis Canavan*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1826 Civil Service Involvement in Fisheries Dispute (lodged on 4 April 2001) Andrew Wilson*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Brian Adam*, Dennis Canavan*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S1M-1825 Structural Funds (lodged on 3 April 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1824 Redundancies at Compaq (lodged on 3 April 2001) Trish Godman*, Tommy Sheridan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Colin Campbell*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S1M-1822 Partick Thistle (lodged on 3 April 2001) Tommy Sheridan*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1821 Close Paterson's Dump, Glasgow (lodged on 3 April 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1819# Airdrie FC Supporters' Trust (lodged on 2 April 2001) Elaine Thomson*

S1M-1817 Gaelic Cultural Centre for Oban and Lorn (lodged on 30 March 2001) Michael Russell*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1816 Decline in Sports Facilities (lodged on 29 March 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Michael Russell*, Alasdair Morgan*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1815 United States and Kyoto Protocol (lodged on 29 March 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Brian Adam*, Alasdair Morgan*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1813 Offshore Wind Farms (lodged on 29 March 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Michael Russell*, Alasdair Morgan*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1812 US Disregard for Kyoto Protocol (lodged on 29 March 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Michael Russell*, Brian Adam*, Alasdair Morgan*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1809 Relocation of Offshore Industry Related Civil Service Jobs to Aberdeen (lodged on 28 March 2001) Colin Campbell*

S1M-1808 Chhokar Inquiry (lodged on 28 March 2001) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1799 Anti-social Behaviour (lodged on 27 March 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Michael Russell*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1796 Hepatitis C Compensation (lodged on 26 March 2001) Richard Lochhead*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Fergus Ewing*, Ms Margo MacDonald*, Michael Russell*, Mr John Swinney*, Irene McGugan*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Dennis Canavan*, Mr Alex Salmond*, Mr Mike Rumbles*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1793 Disposal of Animal Remains from Foot and Mouth Culling Programme (lodged on 26 March 2001) Colin Campbell*

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

S1M-1791# The Work of the Hannah Research Institute (lodged on 26 March 2001) Michael Russell*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mr David Davidson*

S1M-1790 Definition of Rape (lodged on 26 March 2001) Michael Russell*

S1M-1788# Donside Paper Company (lodged on 23 March 2001) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-1787 Community Nurses and Health Visitors (lodged on 23 March 2001) Michael Russell*, Helen Eadie*

S1M-1785 War Memorial (lodged on 23 March 2001) Michael Russell*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1784 Morgan Academy (lodged on 22 March 2001) Michael Russell*

S1M-1783# Prescription Charge Exemption for Severe and Enduring Mental Illness (lodged on 22 March 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Michael Russell*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1782 Italian Telecommunications Framework (lodged on 22 March 2001) Michael Russell*

S1M-1781# Mental Health and Young People (lodged on 22 March 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1778# River Clyde Improvement (lodged on 21 March 2001) Colin Campbell*

S1M-1774 Committees Meeting in Private (lodged on 21 March 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*

S1M-1767# Threatened Loss of Scotland's International Sportsmen and Women (lodged on 19 March 2001) Brian Adam*

S1M-1763# Specialist Clinic for ME (lodged on 15 March 2001) Miss Annabel Goldie*, David McLetchie*, Ian Jenkins*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1757 Hosting Football's 2005 World Club Championship (lodged on 14 March 2001) Alex Fergusson*

S1M-1747 Greenock Emigration Museum (lodged on 13 March 2001) Colin Campbell*

S1M-1742# Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Dumfries and Galloway (lodged on 12 March 2001) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1737 Rector of Dundee University (lodged on 9 March 2001) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1716# Edinburgh Zoo (lodged on 6 March 2001) Brian Adam*

S1M-1707 Closure of Lews Castle School (lodged on 28 February 2001) Irene McGugan*

S1M-1683# Removal of Reliefs for Water and Sewerage Charges for Charitable Organisations (lodged on 20 February 2001) Nick Johnston*

S1M-1682.1 Councillors' Code of Conduct (lodged on 27 February 2001) Irene McGugan*

S1M-1653# Young People (lodged on 12 February 2001) Bruce Crawford*, Tricia Marwick*, Michael Russell*, Linda Fabiani*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1647# Scottish Ambulance Service Control Rooms (lodged on 9 February 2001) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1644# Consultation with Young People (lodged on 9 February 2001) Bruce Crawford*, Tricia Marwick*, Linda Fabiani*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1631 Increased Water Charges (lodged on 5 February 2001) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1620 Robert Fergusson (lodged on 1 February 2001) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1615# Recognition of Aphasia (lodged on 1 February 2001) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1613 International Rescue Corps (lodged on 31 January 2001) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1604 Centenary of the Border League (lodged on 30 January 2001) Mr Brian Monteith*




BUSINESS BULLETIN 62 / 2001

Thursday 19 April 2001

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




New Bills introduced or reprinted on 4 April 2001

International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for offences under the law of Scotland corresponding to offences within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court; to enable assistance to be provided to that court in relation to investigations and prosecutions; to make provision in relation to the enforcement of sentences and orders of that court; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 27) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace

Supported by: Colin Boyd, Iain Gray

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 27-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 27-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New Amendments to Bills lodged on 12 April 2001

Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 3

Mr Jim Wallace


1 In section 3, page 3, line 23, leave out <82A> and insert <82A(2)>

Mr Jim Wallace


2 In section 3, page 3, line 27, after <"punishment"> insert <, the words "or direction" are repealed>

Mr Jim Wallace


3 In section 3, page 3, line 28, leave out <28 or 82A> and insert <28(2)(b) or 82A(2)>

Section 5

Mr Jim Wallace


4 In section 5, page 6, line 29, leave out <six> and insert <three>

Mr Jim Wallace


5 In section 5, page 7, line 21, at end insert <who shall not be legally qualified>

Section 6

Mr Jim Wallace


6 In section 6, page 8, line 13, leave out <after subsection (5)> and insert—

<(a) subsection (5) is repealed; and

(b) at the end>

Mr Jim Wallace


7 In section 6, page 8, line 15, leave out from <subsections> to <references> in line 16 and insert <subsection (4) above, the reference to a court or tribunal includes a reference>



Section 11

Mr Jim Wallace


8 In section 11, page 12, line 15, after <Court> insert <shall be a person who is legally qualified and>

Mr Jim Wallace


9 In section 11, page 12, line 16, at end insert—

<(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) above, a person is legally qualified if that person is an advocate or a solicitor.">

Section 12

Mr Jim Wallace


10 In section 12, page 12, line 23, at beginning insert <In the circumstances set out in subsection (1A) below,>

Mr Jim Wallace


11 In section 12, page 12, line 30, at end insert—

<(1A) Those circumstances are that the Scottish Ministers are of the opinion that there are compelling reasons for making a remedial order as distinct from taking any other action.>

Schedule

Mr Jim Wallace


12 In the schedule, page 16, line 21, after <prisoner> insert <, except the case of such a prisoner who was released on licence under section 3 of the 1993 Act,>

Mr Jim Wallace


13 In the schedule, page 16, line 22, at end insert—

<3B The Scottish Ministers shall not refer the case of an existing life prisoner who was released on licence under section 3 of the 1993 Act to the High Court of Justiciary under paragraph 3 above unless—

(a) the prisoner has been recalled to prison under section 17(1) of the 1993 Act; and

(b) the Parole Board have not directed that the prisoner be released on licence immediately under section 17(4) of that Act.>

Mr Jim Wallace


14 In the schedule, page 19, line 32, leave out <a life prisoner>

Mr Jim Wallace


15 In the schedule, page 19, line 33, at beginning insert <a life prisoner>

Mr Jim Wallace


16 In the schedule, page 19, line 34, leave out <applies> and insert <applied>

Mr Jim Wallace


17 In the schedule, page 19, line 35, leave out from second <to> to <apply> in line 36 and insert <and (3) of that section applied, including one to whom those subsections applied>



New Amendments to Bills lodged on 17 April 2001

Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Schedule

Mr Jim Wallace


18 In the schedule, page 16, line 22, at end insert—

<3A The Scottish Ministers shall not so refer the case of an existing life prisoner to whom Part 2 of this schedule applies if the prisoner has, under paragraph 5 below, waived the entitlement to such a hearing.>

Mr Jim Wallace


19 In the schedule, page 16, line 28, after <whom> insert <Part 2 of this schedule or>



New Amendments to Bills lodged on 18 April 2001

Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 14

Mr Jim Wallace


20 In section 14, page 14, line 26, after <or> insert <(where the modification specified consists only of the proposed revocation of the remedial order)>

Schedule

Mr Jim Wallace


21 In the schedule, page 19, line 35, at beginning insert <a life prisoner>



Housing (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 4

Karen Whitefield


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

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


115 In substitution for amendment 50—

In section 4, page 3, line 30, at end insert—

<( ) A registered social landlord complies with such a request only if it provides for the person concerned accommodation—

(a) where paragraph 1 or 1A of schedule 6 is satisfied, secured by a short Scottish secure tenancy,

(b) in that or any other case, secured by a Scottish secure tenancy.>

Section 8

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


116 In section 8, page 5, line 36, at beginning insert <except to the extent permitted by subsection (2A),>



Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


117 In section 8, page 6, line 13, at end insert—

<( ) After subsection (2), insert—

"(2A) A local authority and a registered social landlord may take into account the age of applicants in the allocation of—

(a) houses which have been designed or substantially adapted for occupation by persons of a particular age group,

(b) houses to persons who are or are to be in receipt of housing support services (within the meaning of section 81 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 00)) for persons of a particular age group.">

Section 9

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


118 In section 9, page 6, line 32, after <home,> insert—

<( ) where the landlord is a registered social landlord which is a co-operative housing association, the tenant is a member of the association,>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


119 In section 9, page 7, line 12, leave out subsection (5)

Brian Adam


120 In section 9, page 7, line 14, leave out <at least one> and insert <all>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


121 In section 9, page 7, line 15, after <individuals> insert <falling within subsection (6A)>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


122 In section 9, page 7, line 18, at end insert—

<(6A) An individual falls within this subsection if the house in question is, or is intended to be, that person’s only or principal home.>

Schedule 1

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


123 In schedule 1, page 62, line 4, at end insert—

<Accommodation for offenders

A tenancy is not a Scottish secure tenancy if it is granted, for a term of less than 6 months, to a person—

(a) who is under supervision in pursuance of the functions of a local authority under paragraph (b)(i), (ii) or (vi) of subsection (1) of section 27 (supervision and care of persons on probation, released from prison etc.) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c.49), or

(b) who has requested, in accordance with paragraph (c) of that subsection, the provision of advice, guidance or assistance by a local authority in pursuance of the authority’s functions under that paragraph.>

Section 10

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


124 Leave out section 10

Section 11

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


125 In section 11, page 7, line 38, at end insert—

<( ) by operation of section (Conversion to short Scottish secure tenancy),>

After section 11

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


126 After section 11, insert—

<Termination of joint tenant’s interest in tenancy

A joint tenant under a Scottish secure tenancy may bring to an end that tenant’s interest in the tenancy by 4 weeks’ notice given to the landlord and each of the other joint tenants under the tenancy.>

Section 13

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


127 In section 13, page 9, line 16, at end insert—

<( ) For the purposes of subsection (2)(a)(ii) the court is to have regard, in particular, to—

(a) the nature, frequency and duration of—

(i) where the ground for recovery of possession is one set out in any of paragraphs 1 and 3 to 7 of schedule 2, the conduct taken into account by the court in concluding that the ground is established,

(ii) where the ground for recovery of possession is that set out in paragraph 2 of that schedule, the conduct in respect of which the person in question was convicted,

(b) the extent to which that conduct is or was conduct of, or a consequence of acts or omissions of, persons other than the tenant,

(c) the effect which that conduct has had, is having and is likely to have on any person other than the tenant, and

(d) any action taken by the landlord, before raising the proceedings, with a view to securing the cessation of that conduct.>

Brian Adam


128 In section 13, page 9, line 16, at end insert—

<( ) In determining the reasonableness of making an order under subsection (2)(a)(ii) above, the court shall have regard to all the circumstances of the case for recovery of possession including, in particular—

(a) the ground under which the order is sought, and

(b) the prior actions of the parties.>

Section 14

Brian Adam


129 In section 14, page 9, line 35, after <tenant’s> insert <only or principal>

Section 15

Brian Adam


130 In section 15, page 10, line 15, after <inquiries> insert <(including inquiries with the police, the relevant social work department, the Benefits Agency and occupants of neighbouring houses)>

Section 16

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


131 In section 16, page 11, line 8, leave out from <make> to <continue> in line 9 and insert <grant a declarator that the notice under section 15(2) is of no effect>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


132 In section 16, page 11, line 11, at end insert—

<( ) On granting a declarator under subsection (3)(a) the court may make such further order in relation to the Scottish secure tenancy as it thinks fit.>

After section 16

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


133 After section 16, insert—

<Abandonment by joint tenant

(1) This section applies where a landlord under a Scottish secure tenancy has reasonable grounds for believing that a joint tenant under the tenancy (the "abandoning tenant")—

(a) is not occupying the house, and

(b) does not intend to occupy it as the tenant’s home.

(2) A landlord wishing to bring to an end the interest of an abandoning tenant in the tenancy must serve on the abandoning tenant a notice—

(a) stating that the landlord has reason to believe that the abandoning tenant is not occupying the house and does not intend to occupy it as the tenant’s home,

(b) requiring the abandoning tenant to inform the landlord in writing within 4 weeks of service of the notice if the abandoning tenant intends to occupy the house as the tenant’s home, and

(c) informing the abandoning tenant that, if it appears to the landlord at the end of that period that the abandoning tenant does not intend so to occupy the house, the abandoning tenant’s interest in the tenancy will be brought to an end by the service of a notice under subsection (3).

(3) Where—

(a) the landlord has—

(i) served on the abandoning tenant a notice complying with subsection (2), and

(ii) made such enquiries as may be necessary to satisfy the landlord that the abandoning tenant is not occupying the house and does not intend to occupy it as the tenant’s home, and

(b) at the end of the period mentioned in subsection (2)(b) the landlord is so satisfied,

the landlord may serve a further notice on the abandoning tenant bringing the abandoning tenant’s interest in the tenancy to an end with effect from a date specified in the notice being a date not earlier than 8 weeks after the date of service of the notice.

(4) A landlord serving a notice on an abandoning tenant under subsection (2) or (3) must serve a copy of the notice on each of the other joint tenants under the tenancy.>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


134 After section 16, insert—

<Joint tenancies: abandoning tenant’s recourse to court

(1) A joint tenant under a Scottish secure tenancy who is aggrieved by the bringing to an end of the tenant’s interest in the tenancy under subsection (3) of section (Abandonment by joint tenant) may raise proceedings by summary application within 8 weeks after the date of service of the notice under that subsection.

(2) Subsection (3) of this section applies where, in proceedings under this section, it appears to the court that the landlord—

(a) has failed to comply with any provision of section (Abandonment by joint tenant),

(b) did not have reasonable grounds for finding that the tenant—

(i) was not occupying the house, or

(ii) did not intend to occupy it as the tenant’s home, or

(c) was in error in finding that the tenant did not intend to occupy the house as the tenant’s home, and the tenant had reasonable cause, by reason of illness or otherwise, for failing to notify the landlord of the tenant’s intention so to occupy it.

(3) Where this subsection applies, the court must—

(a) grant a declarator that the notice under section (Abandonment by joint tenant)(3) is of no effect, or

(b) if it would be unreasonable to grant such a declarator, direct the landlord to make other suitable accommodation available to the tenant.

(4) On granting a declarator under subsection (3)(a) the court may make such further order in relation to the tenant’s interest in the tenancy as it thinks fit.

(5) Part 2 of schedule 2 has effect to determine whether accommodation is suitable for the purposes of subsection (3)(b).>

Schedule 2

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


135 In schedule 2, page 65, line 20, after <16(4)> insert <, (Joint tenancies: abandoning tenant’s recourse to court)(6)>

Schedule 3

Brian Adam


136 In schedule 3, page 66, leave out lines 20 to 22

Bill Aitken


137 In schedule 3, page 66, line 20, leave out from <as> to <sex> in line 22

Brian Adam


138 In schedule 3, page 66, leave out lines 25 to 27.

Brian Adam


139 In schedule 3, page 66, line 29, leave out <at the time of> and insert <throughout the period of 6 months ending with>

Brian Adam

Supported by: Bill Aitken


140 In schedule 3, page 66, line 33, leave out <at the time of> and insert <throughout the period of 6 months ending with>

Bill Aitken


141 In schedule 3, page 66, line 33, leave out <at the time of> and insert <throughout the period of 12 months ending with>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


142 In schedule 3, page 68, line 5, at end insert—

<( ) Notice under sub-paragraph (1) has effect as if given at the time of the tenant’s death.>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


143 In schedule 3, page 68, line 12, at end insert—

<Qualified persons: co-operative housing associations

12 (1) This paragraph applies where the landlord is a registered social landlord which is a co-operative housing association.

(2) A qualified person who is entitled to the benefit of paragraph 6, 7 or 8 must, within 4 weeks of the tenant’s death or, where the qualified person was given notice under paragraph 10, within 4 weeks of the date on which that notice was given, apply for membership of the co-operative housing association.

(3) Where a qualified person—

(a) fails to comply with sub-paragraph (2), or

(b) complies with that sub-paragraph but the co-operative housing association refuses the application for membership,

the person is to be treated as having declined the tenancy at the time of the tenant’s death.>

Section 20

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


144 In section 20, page 13, line 13, leave out <a written>

Section 27

Brian Adam


145 In section 27, page 17, line 10, leave out <1> and insert <2>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


146 In section 27, page 17, line 28, at end insert—

<( ) Where the landlord is a registered social landlord which is a co-operative housing association, any consent under subsection (1) is subject to the condition that the assignee, subtenant or other person is a member of the association when the assignation or sublease takes effect or, as the case may be, when possession is given to the other person.>

Brian Adam


147 In section 27, page 17, line 29, at end insert—

<( ) The Scottish Ministers may issue guidance on the factors which should and should not be taken into account as reasonable grounds for refusing consent to a request under subsection (1).>

Section 28

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


148 In section 28, page 18, line 29, at end insert—

<( ) Where the landlord is a registered social landlord which is a co-operative housing association, any consent under subsection (1) is subject to the condition that the tenant of the other house is a member of the association when the exchange takes effect.>

Brian Adam


149 In section 28, page 18, line 30, at end insert—

<( ) The Scottish Ministers may issue guidance on the factors which should and should not be taken into account as reasonable grounds for refusing consent to a request under subsection (1).>

After section 29

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


150 After section 29, insert—

<Conversion to short Scottish secure tenancy

(1) A Scottish secure tenancy of a house becomes a short Scottish secure tenancy by virtue of this section immediately on the landlord serving on the tenant a notice under subsection (3).

(2) The landlord may serve a notice under subsection (3) only where the tenant (or any one of joint tenants) or a person residing or lodging with, or subtenant of, the tenant is subject to an anti-social behaviour order under section 19 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c.37).

(3) A notice under this subsection must—

(a) state that the Scottish secure tenancy to which it relates becomes a short Scottish secure tenancy by virtue of service of the notice, and

(b) specify the tenant or other person who is subject to the anti-social behaviour order.

(4) Subsections (5) and (6) of section 29 apply to a tenancy which becomes a short Scottish secure tenancy by virtue of this section.>

Schedule 6

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


151 In schedule 6, page 70, line 25, at end insert—

<Anti-social behaviour order

1A The prospective tenant (or any one of prospective joint tenants) or a person who it is proposed will reside with the prospective tenant is subject to an anti-social behaviour order under section 19 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c.37).>

Section 31

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


152 In section 31, page 20, line 18, after <1> insert <or 1A>

Before section 32

Bill Aitken


153 Before section 32, insert—

<Relocation of anti-social tenants

(1) Where it appears to a landlord under a Scottish secure tenancy or a short Scottish secure tenancy that a tenant has acted in an anti-social manner, the landlord may require that a tenant move to other accommodation held by it or by any other landlord with whom it has an arrangement for the purpose.

(2) In this section, acting in an "anti-social manner" means acting in a manner that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment of, or alarm or distress to, one or more persons not of the same household as the tenant.

(3) A landlord must ensure that its policy and rules on the use of its power to move tenants under subsection (1) are made known to each tenant.>

Section 35

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


154 In section 35, page 21, line 35, at end insert—

<"co-operative housing association" has the meaning given in section 300(1)(b) of the 1987 Act,>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


155 In section 35, page 22, line 5, at end insert—

<"notice" means notice in writing,>

Section 37

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


156 In section 37, page 22, line 21, at end insert—

<( ) After paragraph (c) insert—

"(ca) where a landlord which is a registered social landlord is a co-operative housing association;".>

Schedule 9

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


157 In schedule 9, page 85, line 28, leave out from <23A(5)> to <(e)> and insert <23A (excluded tenancies and occupancy rights)—

(a) after subsection (4) insert—

"(4A) Nothing in section 23 or 24 of this Act applies to a tenancy or right of occupancy if it was granted, for a term of less than 6 months, to a person—

(a) who is under supervision in pursuance of the functions of a local authority under paragraph (b)(i), (ii) or (vi) of subsection (1) of section 27 (supervision and care of persons on probation, released from prison etc.) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c.49), or

(b) who has requested, in accordance with paragraph (c) of that subsection, the provision of advice, guidance or assistance by a local authority in pursuance of the authority’s functions under that paragraph.",

(b) subsection (5)(e)>

Jackie Baillie

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran


158 In schedule 9, page 92, line 1, at end insert—

<( ) after paragraph 11 insert—

"Accommodation for offenders

11A A tenancy granted, for a term of less than 6 months, to a person—

(a) who is under supervision in pursuance of the functions of a local authority under paragraph (b)(i), (ii) or (vi) of subsection (1) of section 27 (supervision and care of persons on probation, released from prison etc.) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c.49).", or

(b) who has requested, in accordance with paragraph (c) of that subsection, the provision of advice, guidance or assistance by a local authority in pursuance of the authority’s functions under that paragraph.>



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, Kay Ullrich, Lloyd Quinan, Gil Paterson, Adam Ingram, Duncan Hamilton, Colin Campbell, Margo MacDonald, Roseanna Cunningham, Andrew Wilson, Sandra White, Kenneth Gibson*



BUSINESS BULLETIN 62 / 2001

Thursday 19 April 2001

Section H - New Documents




Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 6 April 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/145)

laid under schedule 2 of the European Communities Act 1972


The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 11 April 2001 and is subject to annulment


Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2001 (SSI 2001/136)

laid under section 40 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907


The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 18 April 2001 and is subject to annulment


The Teachers’ Superannuation (Pension Sharing on Divorce) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/152)

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


Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 9 April 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme Resource Account 1999-2000 (SE/2001/98)

laid under article 17 of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) Finance Order 1999


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 11 April 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Executive Core Departments’ Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2000

laid under article 18(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Finance) Order 1999


A new way of caring for a special place: The Report on the proposal for a Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

laid under section 3 of the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000


Meat and Livestock Commission Annual Report 2000 (SE/2001/100)

laid under section 19(2) of the Agriculture Act 1967


Agricultural Marketing Schemes Report of 1999-2000 (SE/2001/101)

laid under section 30 of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

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 62 / 2001

Thursday 19 April 2001

Section I - Petitions lodged between 9 and 18 April 2001




The following Petitions were lodged with the Parliament on 17 April 2001—

PE357 Petition by Mr Douglas Paterson, Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council, calling for the Scottish Parliament to support calls for the necessary investment in the transport infrastructure in the Aberdeen area to be provided as a matter of urgency.




BUSINESS BULLETIN 62 / 2001

Thursday 19 April 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

Passed 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 2, Social Justice Committee) 25 April

International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Justice 2 Committee) 24 April

Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

Royal Assent received 12 April

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 3, Health and Community Care Committee) 2 May

Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill

Introduced 5 April

Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

The draft Part-Time Sheriffs (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2001 (5 April 2001)

The draft Justices of the Peace (Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (5 April 2001)



Negative Instruments


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) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 19 May 2001


The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/127) (29 March 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 26 May 2001


The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (No.3) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/138) (5 April 2001)

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Structures (Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/140) (5 April 2001)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/141) (5 April 2001)


Subject to annulment until 27 May 2001


The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/145) (6 April 2001)


Subject to annulment until 1 June 2001


Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2001 (SSI 2001/136) (11 April 2001)


Committee Business

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

Audit 1 May

Education, Culture and Sport 24 April

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 24 April

Equal Opportunities 24 April

European 24 April

Finance 24 April

Health and Community Care 25 April

Justice 1 25 April See Section A

Justice 2 24 April

Local Government 24 April

Procedures 1 May

Public Petitions 24 April

Rural Development 24 April

Social Justice 25 April

Standards 25 April

Subordinate Legislation 24 April

Transport and Environment 25 April



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