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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 119/2001

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 119 / 2001

Friday 24 August 2001





Announcements

Section B - Business Programme

Section E - Written questions lodged on 17 to 23 August 2001

Section F - Motions and Amendments

Section G - Bills, Notices and Amendments

Section H - New Documents

Section K - Progress of Parliamentary business






BUSINESS BULLETIN 119 / 2001

Friday 24 August 2001

Announcements




Question Time and First Minister's Question Time on 6 September 2001

Members are reminded that oral questions for Question Time on Thursday 6 September should be lodged with the Chamber Desk by 2.00 pm on Wednesday 29 August. Questions for First Minister’s Question Time on 6 September should be lodged by 2.00 pm on Monday 3 September.







BUSINESS BULLETIN 119 / 2001

Friday 24 August 2001

Section B - Business Programme





As agreed by the Parliament on 28 June 2001


Wednesday 5 September 2001


2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business


Thursday 6 September 2001


9.30 am Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Debate on its report on the New Economy

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business


Wednesday 12 September 2001


2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill (for text of motion see S1M-2044 in Business Bulletin of Wednesday 27 June 2001)

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 13 September 2001


9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business




BUSINESS BULLETIN 119 / 2001

Friday 24 August 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 17 to 23 August 2001




S1W-17574 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make it illegal for mechanically recovered meat to be included in statistics detailing the meat content of food products such as sausages, pies and burgers.

S1W-17575 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many health technology assessments the Health Technology Board for Scotland has completed since 1 April 2000.

S1W-17576 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pieces of authoritative comment on National Institute for Clinical Excellence technology appraisal guidance the Health Technology Board for Scotland has published since 1 April 2000.

S1W-17577 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Health Technology Board for Scotland technology assessments are currently ongoing.

S1W-17578 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pieces of authoritative comment on National Institute for Clinical Excellence technology appraisal guidance the Health Technology Board for Scotland is currently preparing for publication.

S1W-17579 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with (a) the Scottish Arts Council and (b) Scottish Ballet regarding any proposed change of role for Scottish Ballet.

S1W-17580 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that the role of Scottish Ballet does not change without a debate involving all interested parties and a discussion of the issue in the Parliament.

S1W-17581 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities have implemented a free local bus travel scheme for elderly and disabled people.

S1W-17582 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities it has consulted or sought advice from in relation to implementation of a national scheme for free local bus travel for elderly and disabled people.

S1W-17583 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what target time is set by the Scottish Ambulance service for (a) arriving at the scene of a call-out and (b) delivering a patient to hospital if that is the outcome of a call-out.

S1W-17584 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital beds there were in each hospital in the Clydesdale parliamentary constituency in 2000, how many there are currently and how many of these are or were designated for elderly or geriatric patients.

S1W-17585 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit is of the Clinical Resource and Audit Group, who its members are and what its annual funding is.

S1W-17586 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit is of the Common Services Agency and what its annual funding is.

S1W-17587 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit is of the Health Technology Board for Scotland, who its members are and what its annual funding is.

S1W-17588 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network receives annually from (a) it and (b) private companies.

S1W-17589 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit is of the Public Health Institute for Scotland and what its annual funding is.

S1W-17590 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit is of the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland and what its annual funding is.

S1W-17591 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15892 by Susan Deacon on 5 June 2001, when it expects a Scottish Medicines Consortium to be established, what its remit will be and what (a) public and (b) private funding it will receive.

S1W-17592 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15892 by Susan Deacon on 5 June 2001, when it expects the Chief Medical Officer to conclude the work on mapping the relationships between the various bodies with an interest in clinical quality.

S1W-17593 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15892 by Susan Deacon on 5 June 2001, whether the work on mapping the relationships between the various bodies with an interest in clinical quality covers the Public Health Institute for Scotland and the Common Services Agency and, if not, what relationship each of these bodies has with each of the Clinical Resource and Audit Group, the Health Technology Board for Scotland, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland and the possible Scottish Medicines Consortium.

S1W-17594 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any joint research programmes completed or currently being carried out by two or more of (a) the Clinical Resource and Audit Group, (b) the Common Services Agency, (c) the Health Technology Board for Scotland, (d) the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, (e) the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland, (f) the Public Health Institute for Scotland and (g) individual local area drug and therapeutic committees (ADTCs) or groups of ADTCs.

S1W-17595 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what total expenditure on energy efficiency measures was reported by each local authority under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 for the period April 1997 to March 1999.

S1W-17596 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what average expenditure on energy efficiency measures per assisted dwelling was reported by each local authority under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 for the period April 1997 to March 1999.

S1W-17597 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage improvement in energy efficiency was reported by each local authority under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 for the period April 1997 to March 1999.

S1W-17598 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what average level of energy efficiency improvement per assisted dwelling was reported by each local authority under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 for the period April 1997 to March 1999.

S1W-17599 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what reduction in demand for energy was achieved as a result of measures reported under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 in each local authority area in the period April 1997 to March 1999.

S1W-17600 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what average reduction in demand for energy per assisted dwelling was achieved as a result of measures reported under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 in each local authority area in the period April 1997 to March 1999.

S1W-17601 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the total housing stock in each local authority area benefited from energy efficiency measures reported under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 in the period April 1997 to March 1999.

S1W-17602 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what average saving on fuel bills per assisted dwelling was achieved as a result of energy efficiency measures reported under the Home Energy Efficiency Act 1995 in each local authority area in the period April 1997 to March 1999.

S1W-17603 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that children in Aberdeenshire Council area have access to swimming facilities as part of the school curriculum.

S1W-17604 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce universal fortification with folic acid of all wheat flour.

S1W-17605 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when a managing agent will be appointed to administer its central heating programme.

S1W-17606 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive in what languages other than English is information about individual learning accounts available to the general public.

S1W-17607 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive in what formats other than text is information about individual learning accounts available to the general public.

S1W-17608 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to publish information about individual learning accounts in languages other than English.

S1W-17609 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to publish information about individual learning accounts in formats other than text.

S1W-17610 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the relationships its Ministers and officials have, in connection with the New Deal, with (a) Ministers and officials of Her Majesty's Government and (b) each of the organisations involved in delivering this programme.

S1W-17611 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the destinations of all those leaving each New Deal programme in each year since the inception of each programme.

S1W-17612 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total annual cost is of administering and delivering employment training, skills or other related initiatives, including money spent by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and other relevant bodies.

S1W-17613 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people who have taken part in an employment training, skills or other related initiative in the last five years are now in work.

S1W-17614 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the private sector training providers involved in delivering employment training, skills or other related initiatives, broken down by initiative, and what relationship it has with such providers.

S1W-17615 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) the total number of people, (b) the long-term unemployed and (c) the young unemployed who left the unemployment register during the last year are currently categorised as being in employment, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

S1W-17616 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of a motion of no confidence in its management having been passed by its security staff; if so, what actions have been taken to address the concerns raised, what further actions will be taken to address the concerns raised and what steps are being taken to ensure that a similar situation does not arise again in the future

S1W-17617 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date the tendering process for the refurbishment of HM Prison Barlinnie’s B hall began.

S1W-17618 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many companies submitted tenders for the refurbishment of HM Prison Barlinnie’s B Hall.

S1W-17619 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the closing date was for the submission of tenders for the refurbishment of HM Prison Barlinnie’s B hall.

S1W-17620 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date the contract for the refurbishment of HM Prison Barlinnie’s B hall was signed and who the successful tenderer was.

S1W-17621 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost will be of refurbishing HM Prison Barlinnie’s B hall.

S1W-17622 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the items currently in store in the part of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery that previously housed the Scottish Museum of Antiquities will be moved to the Granton store and when this part of the gallery will be renovated to provide extended exhibition space for the gallery

S1W-17623 Kate MacLean: To ask the Scottish Executive when and how it plans to respond to the report of the Certification and Registration Working Group.

S1W-17624 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will use its powers under the exceptions in section C5 of the Scotland Act 1998 to prohibit the transportation of cattle carcasses from England to Scotland for processing and destruction.

S1W-17625 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures were used by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to appoint the Dounreay Particles Advisory Group and whether the Nolan Committee principles relevant to such appointments were applied.

S1W-17626 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what outside interests are held by members of the Dounreay Particles Advisory Group and whether the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has investigated whether any of the members are in receipt of an income from any other bodies involved in the nuclear industry.

S1W-17627 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of all the organisations from whom the members of the Dounreay Particles Advisory Group receive an income and the incomes that they receive.

S1W-17628 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been given to local authorities about the extent to which parents of a disabled child may choose the mainstream school that they wish their child to attend.

S1W-17629 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is available to local authorities to assist them in ensuring effective access to school buildings for people with disabilities.

S1W-17630 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact that the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has had or will have in relation to parents’ ability to choose which mainstream school they wish their disabled child to attend.

S1W-17631 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice is available to parents of a disabled child in relation to the choice of a mainstream school for their child.

S1W-17632 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been given to local authorities on the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in relation to school building.

S1W-17633 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports a policy of decreasing the level of waste disposal by incineration in line with some other EU countries.

S1W-17634 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any use of additional pollution abatement equipment at the Blue Circle cement factory near Dunbar, given that the factory combusts waste known as "recycled liquid fuel".

S1W-17635 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether cement kilns when combusting waste known as "recycled liquid fuel" emit up to ten times more dioxins than purpose-built incinerators.

S1W-17636 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, following the spillage of 6,000 litres of hazardous liquid fuel at the Blue Circle factory near Dunbar last month, it is satisfied with production procedures at the factory.

S1W-17637 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, following the report in the Sunday Herald on 19 August 2001 regarding toxin emissions in cement production at the Blue Circle factory near Dunbar, it will commission a study into the incidence of cancer or foetal abnormalities in or around the area.

S1W-17638 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the cement production methods at the Blue Circle factory near Dunbar give no cause for concern either to the health of those living in the vicinity or to those who occupy buildings built with cement from there.

S1W-17639 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the report in the Sunday Herald on 19 August 2001 regarding toxin emissions in cement production at the Blue Circle factory near Dunbar, it will commission an independent analysis of the production processes there and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S1W-17640 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the report in the Sunday Herald on 19 August 2001 regarding toxin emissions in cement production at the Blue Circle factory near Dunbar, it will commission a study into any impact on cows’ milk, farm crops and other food, whether for human or animal consumption, produced in and around the area.

S1W-17641 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s recommended level is of authorised emissions of dioxins to air from cement factories burning waste known as "recycled liquid fuel" and what levels are recommended by the World Health Organisation and EU respectively.

S1W-17642 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering outsourcing any further services concerned with the management of its estate and buildings.

S1W-17643 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering any transfer of its assets at Victoria Quay.

S1W-17644 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-16390 by Sarah Boyack on 2 July 2001, who submitted each of the freight facilities grant applications currently being considered and what amount of funding is being sought in each application.

S1W-17645 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how much, and for which projects, BP plc has received in freight facilities grant to date.

S1W-17646 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15739 by Sarah Boyack on 24 May 2001, what the remit and membership is of each of the groups originally established as sub-groups of the National Transport Forum and of each of the new bodies involved in developing and delivering integrated transport policies; how many times each of these groups and bodies have met, and whether it will place copies of the agendas of forthcoming meetings and the minutes of meetings of these groups and bodies in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S1W-17647 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Environment and Rural Development will respond to my letter of 13 June 2001 regarding the slaughter of feral goats near Moffat.

S1W-17648 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Environment and Rural Development will respond to my letter of 11 May 2001 regarding Mr Halliday of Caplefoot, Tundergarth.

S1W-17649 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Environment and Rural Development will respond to my letter of 23 May 2001 regarding Mr Sloan of Woodend Farm, Johnstonebridge.

S1W-17650 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Environment and Rural Development will respond to my letter of 31 May 2001 regarding Mr Rennie of Stockholm Farm, Beattock.

S1W-17651 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Environment and Rural Development will respond to my letter of 15 June 2001 regarding Mr & Mrs Hutchison of Moffat.

S1W-17652 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development will reply to my letter of 30 July 2001 regarding carbon emissions in Scotland.

S1W-17653 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it was warned of a possible outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease before the first outbreak in the UK and, if so, when, by whom, and what reason was given for such a warning.

S1W-17654 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the railway sleepers used for the cremation of animals slaughtered in the course of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak came from existing stocks held in Scotland prior to the outbreak of the disease and, if they did not, from where they were sourced, when they were ordered, and when they arrived in the UK.

S1W-17655 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3658 by Mr Jack McConnell on 28 June 2001, after how many years information regarding talks between Her Majesty's Government and it in 2000 prior to the Inter-Governmental Conference in Nice will cease to be confidential and what the reasons are for the position on this matter.

S1W-17656 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14840 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 18 April 2001, on what grounds it is not its policy to disclose the times and dates of meetings with the Defence Diversification Agency in Scotland since its inception.

S1W-17657 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what negotiations it has had with the National Radiological Protection Board concerning the hazardous effects of mobile telephone masts grouped in close proximity to one another and what conclusions have emerged from these negotiations.

S1W-17658 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what negotiations it has had with the National Radiological Protection Board concerning reduction of any hazardous effects of mobile telephone masts by means of resiting, establishing "no entry" safe zones and diminishing high frequency output.

S1W-17659 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the sites of groups of more than two mobile telephone masts (a) within 500 metres of each other and (b) within 1,000 metres of each other.

S1W-17660 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether statistics exist on clusters of any illnesses that could be attributable to the siting of mobile telephone masts, either singly or in groups, and, if so, whether it will list the locations of such clusters.

S1W-17661 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any negotiations with the Ministry of Defence concerning the impact of possible relocation of 51 Brigade Headquarters from Perth and what its position is on the matter.

S1W-17662 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4122 by Sarah Boyack on 7 June 2000, whether it approved the sealing of an unauthorised outlet which has already discharged sewage into Kilbrachan Burn as authorised by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, given the possible risk when the screening device is blocked of sewage discharging through manhole covers, and what steps it will take to remedy such a situation.

S1W-17663 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Prison Estates Review will be published.

S1W-17664 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail (a) the training given to newly recruited prison officers and (b) the in-service training given to prison officers at HM Prison Kilmarnock.

S1W-17665 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many misconduct reports were logged at HM Prison Kilmarnock in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001 to date.

S1W-17666 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many misconduct reports were lodged at each Scottish Prison Service prison in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001 to date.

S1W-17667 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the staffing levels have been at each house-block in each Scottish Prison Service prison for (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001 to date.

S1W-17668 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the staffing levels have been at each house-block in HM Prison Kilmarnock for (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001 to date.

S1W-17669 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acts of self-harm were logged at each Scottish Prison Service prison in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001 to date.

S1W-17670 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acts of self-harm were logged at HM Prison Kilmarnock in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001 to date.

S1W-17671 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-16978 by Mr Jim Wallace on 9 August 2001, how it intends to utilise the £17 million underspend in the Scottish Prison Service budget for 2000-01.

S1W-17672 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Prison Service is or has been locating possible sites for building private prisons and, if so, where these sites are.

S1W-17673 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a high incidence of staff bullying at HM Prison Kilmarnock and, if so, what action it is taking in response.

S1W-17674 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details regarding the proposed operation of the Scottish Land Fund including its remit, functions, membership, responsibilities and jurisdiction. R

S1W-17675 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what budgetary estimate it has made in respect of possible costs, including compensation to be paid, arising from implementation of the Land Reform Bill. R

S1W-17676 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many crofters, and what percentage of their total number, have purchased or own their own crofts; how many crofters have purchased their crofts from the state or public sector since the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 came into force, either directly or through crofters’ trusts, and what percentage the land so acquired has been of the total area of crofters’ land held by the state or public sector.

S1W-17677 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17361 by Sarah Boyack on 21 August 2001, whether it has made any representations to the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions, the Health and Safety Executive’s Railway Inspectorate, Railtrack, the Rail Regulator or the British Transport Police regarding safety at the road/rail level crossing at Cornton, Stirling.

S1W-17678 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17365 by Sarah Boyack on 21 August 2001, how many personal injury accidents occurred on the A92 between Tayport and Glenrothes in each year from 1990 to 1995.

S1W-17679 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce plans for the future of HM Prison Peterhead.

S1W-17680 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what opportunities exist for Executive staff to gain work experience within European institutions and for members of the European civil service to gain work experience with the Scottish Executive.

S1W-17681 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether voluntary physical co-ordination tests for those suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs were piloted prior to their introduction in June 2001 and, if so, what the results of any such pilots were.

S1W-17682 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many voluntary physical co-ordination tests for those suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs have been undertaken by the police since their introduction in June 2001 and what percentage of drivers tested have failed such tests.

S1W-17683 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what training is given to police surgeons taking part in joint paediatric/forensic examinations of children suspected of having been abused.

S1W-17684 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police surgeons in each police force area are designated as able to take part in joint paediatric/forensic examinations of children suspected of having been abused.

S1W-17685 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been undertaken to identify improvements in schools which are attributable to the allocation of extra money announced on 6 December 2000 by the Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs.

S1W-17686 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it was consulted prior to attempts by Strathclyde Police to secure TV footage from the BBC and STV of the recent Govanhill protests in Glasgow and what its position is on the issue.

S1W-17687 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements have been made for the education of any school-age children to be accommodated at Dungavel Detention Centre.

S1W-17688 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements have been made for addressing the medical needs of residents of Dungavel Detention Centre.

S1W-17689 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many supervised attendance orders were imposed by courts during 2000.

S1W-17690 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many persons served periods of custody due to non-payment of fines in 2000, giving the average time served and the average fine involved.

S1W-17691 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional funding will be made available to groups such as the Fife Alcohol Advisory Service as a result of the new Plan for Action on alcohol misuse.

S1W-17692 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any involvement or discussions with the Stay Warm energy supply company concerning pensioners’ heating payments.

S1W-17693 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-16509 by Rhona Brankin on 30 July 2001, how many licences applied for under section 16 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 were refused in each year since 1990.

S1W-17694 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the identities of all applicants for licences for the taking or destruction of ravens under section 16 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

S1W-17695 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to amend the provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 1992 to allow for the disclosure of names and addresses of applicants for licences to kill (a) red squirrels, (b) ravens, (c) pigeons and (d) sparrows.

S1W-17696 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will promote the publication of information regarding control of pests including birds and whether such information will be placed in the public domain to enable those involved in land management to assess in what circumstances applications are likely to be granted in respect of particular species.

S1W-17697 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the predators of red squirrels are; what action it plans to take in order to control such predators; whether there is any justification for issuing licenses to kill red squirrels and, if so, how many such licenses have been issued in each of the last 10 years.

S1W-17698 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive who the members are of the review group that has been set up to consider the operation and possible reform of the commitment payments scheme instituted by the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body.

S1W-17699 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dentists practising in Scotland are not entitled to any payment under the commitment payments scheme because of (a) not achieving the £25,000 earnings threshold or (b) not having completed 10 years of service and what the estimated cost would be of extending the commitment payments scheme to such persons.

S1W-17700 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the recommendation of the 3rd Report 2001 of the European Committee, Reforming the Common Fisheries Policy, that zonal management committees should have formal decision-making power.

S1W-17701 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17195 by Rhona Brankin on 20 August 2001, what representations it will make to Her Majesty's Government on the issue of formal decision-making powers being made available for regional management committees in the EU fishing industry and whether any meetings are scheduled to that end.

S1W-17702 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17196 by Rhona Brankin on 20 August 2001, whether it will specify exactly which groups and individuals, other than Franz Fischler, she has spoken to on the matter of formal decision-making powers for fisheries regional management committees.

S1W-17703 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17197 by Rhona Brankin on 20 August 2001, what member states will be attending the meeting of Fisheries Directors in mid-September, what other international fisheries-related meetings are scheduled before the European Fisheries Council on 25 October 2001 and what nations will be represented at any such meetings.

S1W-17704 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it passed a copy of the Social Justice Committee’s response to petition PE242 on asylum seekers to the Home Office and, if so, whether it made any recommendations about the content of the report.

S1W-17705 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to address the issues identified by the Social Justice Committee’s response to Petition PE242 on asylum seekers.

S1W-17706 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address problems faced by asylum seekers in Scotland.

S1W-17707 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the National Asylum Support Service regarding any resourcing problems faced by those voluntary organisations involved in offering services and assistance to asylum seekers in Scotland, as identified in the Social Justice Committee’s response to Petition PE242 on asylum seekers.

S1W-17708 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government and the National Asylum Support Service regarding the issues concerning the voucher system for asylum seekers raised in the Social Justice Committee’s response to Petition PE242.

S1W-17709 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) regarding the length of time clients are expected to stay in emergency accommodation while awaiting a NASS decision on support in the light of the Social Justice Committee’s response to Petition PE242 on asylum seekers published in February 2001.

S1W-17710 Mr John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8632 by Sarah Boyack on 14 August 2000, what legislation permits financial details of the Skye Bridge contract to be subject to commercial confidentiality.

S1W-17711 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be an extension or replacement of the New Futures Fund when it expires in April 2002.

S1W-17712 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions and convictions there have been under section 27(4) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 in sheriff courts in each of the last three years.

S1W-17713 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions and convictions there have been under section 50A of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 in sheriff courts in each of the last three years.

S1W-17714 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what research is being undertaken in Scotland on genetically modified vaccines for animals.

S1W-17715 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what security measures are in place to ensure that no genetically modified vaccines for animals are deliberately or accidentally used in Scotland without strict supervision.

S1W-17716 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what outstanding hours in lieu are owed to staff in each local and open prison establishment, listed by staff category and giving the totals for each establishment and the Scottish Prison Service as a whole.

S1W-17717 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many days have been lost through sickness in each local and open prison establishment, broken down by staff category, giving the totals for each prison and the Scottish Prison Service as a whole, in each of the last three years and this year to date.

S1W-17718 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost has been for each local and open prison establishment of the absence of prison officers through sickness in each of the last three years and this year to date.

S1W-17719 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff, broken down by staff category, are currently absent through illness in each local and open prison establishment, giving details of stress-related illnesses or prisoner-related injuries, and what the total figures are for the Scottish Prison Service.

S1W-17720 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the most up to date figures available for staff turnover are, listed by staff category, for each local prison establishment and the Scottish Prison Service as a whole.

S1W-17721 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current staff turnover is at HMP Kilmarnock in relation to the Scottish Prison Service as a whole.

S1W-17722 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current rate of staff turnover is in the Scottish Prison Service compared to the five-year period prior to the introduction of the Staff Structure Review instigated in March 1995.

S1W-17723 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide for the last three years and the current year to date, for each local prison establishment, the number of staff in each category and the number of inmates, giving the staff/inmates ratio in each case.

S1W-17724 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average number of inmates occupying each local prison establishment has been for each of the last three years, and for each month so far this year, indicating in each case in both numerical and percentage terms the variance in relation to each prison’s recommended capacity.

S1W-17725 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits to each local prison establishment HM Chief Inspector of Prisons has made in each of the last three years and how much time he or his officials have spent at each prison over the same period.

S1W-17726 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service has made to each local prison establishment since his appointment.

S1W-17727 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the daily average number of prisoners admitted to each local prison establishment has been for each month this year and for each of the last three years also expressed in per capita terms in relation to the population served by that prison.

S1W-17728 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) reception and (b) non-reception drug tests have been carried out on new inmates at each local prison in each of the last three years and this year to date, and in the Scottish Prison Service as a whole, giving the figures also as a percentage of new inmates in each case.

S1W-17729 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of prisoners who received drug treatment in the last three years re-offended following release within (a) one month, (b) three months and (c) any period.

S1W-17730 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) residential, (b) operational and (c) other category prison officers based at each local and open prison have resigned from the Scottish Prison Service in each of the last 12 months and how many in each category have resigned from the Scottish Prison Service as a whole in each of the last three years and the three years prior to the introduction of Staff Structure Review.

S1W-17731 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive when new resources will be made available to HM Prison Aberdeen in order to improve drug treatment facilities for inmates and what form these new resources will take.

S1W-17732 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place to measure the performance of Drug Action Teams.

S1W-17733 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it first became aware of the level of Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes’ surplus.

S1W-17734 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in terms of the Code of Practice on Access to Scottish Executive Information, public interest in the issues relating to the Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes and the winding up thereof outweighs any harm involved in disclosure of information and, if so, whether it will make public (a) all correspondence, records of verbal communication and other documents and communications between (i) the Executive and the trustees or their agents of the relevant pension schemes, (ii) the Executive and the Scotland Office and (iii) the Executive and Her Majesty's Government and (b) all advice which it has received in connection with the Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes, the winding up thereof and the disposal of and entitlement to surplus funds therefrom.

S1W-17735 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has yet completed compiling a full list of eligible beneficiaries under the Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes; if so on what date this list was completed and, if not, what action is being taken in order to complete it.

S1W-17736 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward detailed proposals to the Parliament in relation to the winding up of the Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes and whether it anticipates that payments to beneficiaries or pensioners will be made (a) this year, (b) next year or (c) later.

S1W-17737 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the justification is for the proposed distribution of the surplus of £250 million from the Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes and whether part of the distributed surplus is to be used for a contingency fund in respect of indemnities against the risk of legal action based on the actions of trustees and, if so, whether in the event that there are no successful claims against that contingency fund, it will be the subject of a subsequent distribution to Scottish Transport Group pensioners.

S1W-17738 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its employees will be protected under TUPE regulations if further services are outsourced and whether these protections will match those which would apply to civil servants employed in England or Wales.

S1W-17739 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish social work services will have any involvement in assessing the suitability of Dungavel House as a detention centre.

S1W-17740 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it, or any of its agencies or public bodies within its responsibility, will undertake any regular inspection of the conditions and treatment of asylum seekers at Dungavel House when it begins use as a detention centre.

S1W-17741 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its staff have taken sick leave as a result of stress-related conditions, and how many sick days in total this represents, in each year since its inception and whether the reasons for these conditions have been identified.

S1W-17742 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what systems it has instituted to protect its staff against workplace bullying and, in particular, whether a confidential helpline is in place.

S1W-17743 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of its Security Branch management staff have had complaints lodged against them by other staff since amalgamation and, if so, what the nature of the complaints have been, what grades the staff members who have had such complaints lodged against them are, how such complaints have been investigated and what the outcomes have been of the investigations into each of the complaints lodged.

S1W-17744 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how much is owed, in total, to its Security Branch staff in back pay and travel allowances, what grades of staff these monies are owed to, over what period of time these monies have accrued, why this position has arisen, when these monies are to be paid and what steps have been taken regarding future arrangements.

S1W-17745 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many haemophiliacs have died in each of the last 10 years for which records are available.

S1W-17746 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many haemophiliacs have died of treatment-acquired illnesses in each of the last 10 years for which records are available.

S1W-17747 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of haemophiliacs currently have a treatment-acquired illness or disability.

S1W-17748 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the potential appearance of treatment-acquired disease among haemophiliacs is monitored, given the experience gained from the appearance of hepatitis C as a treatment-acquired disease among haemophiliacs.

S1W-17749 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road accidents occurred during the period 1990 to 1995 on the Stirling to Lochearnhead stretch of the A84.

S1W-17750 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road accidents have occurred during 2000 and so far during 2001 on the Stirling to Lochearnhead stretch of the A84.

S1W-17751 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons are for the increase in the number of appeals sent to the High Court Judiciary, as highlighted in the Criminal Appeal Statistics, Scotland, 2001.

S1W-17752 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many appeals from the High, Sheriff and District Courts concerned devolved issues and were on grounds relating to the European Convention on Human Rights in the last two years and this year to date.

S1W-17753 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received a response to the letter of 28 February 2001 from its Health Department Directorate of Finance to the acting director of finance at Grampian Primary Care NHS Trust regarding the redevelopment of Chalmers Hospital, Banff, and, if so, what the response was.

S1W-17754 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it now has on the circumstances and chain of infection which lead to the first case of foot-and-mouth disease recorded in Dumfries and Galloway and whether it will make this information public.

S1W-17755 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what negotiations it has had with the European Commission regarding possible banning of 70 to 79 millimetre mesh sizes for nephrops in the west of Scotland.

S1W-17756 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what recommendations it has made to Her Majesty's Government or the European Commission with respect to nephrops mesh sizes in the west of Scotland.

S1W-17757 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11828 by Susan Deacon on 8 January 2001, when it expects it to reach a final conclusion on the recommendations in connection with the closure of emergency control rooms submitted by the Scottish Ambulance Service in December 2000.

S1W-17758 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been received in each health board area for spending on mental health services since May 1999.

S1W-17759 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether doctors or pharmacists could be charged with culpable and reckless conduct for dispensing amounts of methadone above the recommended levels which later result in death.

S1W-17762 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what legal advice it has received on whether Udal law takes precedence over Scottish Parliament legislation in Orkney and Shetland.

S1W-17763 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will specify any laws applicable to Orkney and Shetland which are based on those from the old Norwegian / Scandinavian empire.

S1W-17764 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the relatives of owner-occupiers of farms and crofts preserve their rights to purchase, which currently prevail under the Udal Law system, in the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill as drafted.

S1W-17765 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to attract visitors to the Western Isles, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands and whether specific regard is being given to any effect that the price of air travel to the islands may have on tourism.

S1W-17766 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of subsidy allocated to Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd was in the current financial year and whether it intends to increase this amount.

S1W-17767 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd has produced a business plan and/or proposals to reduce landing charges in order to help to reduce air fares and to increase air travel to Scotland’s islands and, if so, whether it endorses such plans.





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Friday 24 August 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-2126 Mr Brian Monteith: Scottish Ballet—That the Parliament notes with regret moves made to transform Scottish Ballet into a contemporary dance company without prior public discussion, takes account of the views of the Scottish Ballet’s artistic director and the resident dancers who all oppose the change, expresses concern that such a move would undermine Scotland’s ability to stage a full length traditional classical ballet, and calls upon Scottish Ballet to delay consideration of such a significant change to its remit until such time as there has been a full debate about the public support for dance in Scotland and confirmation that there is a market to justify such a transformation.

*S1M-2125 Mr Brian Monteith: Doors Open Day—That the Parliament welcomes the Doors Open Day initiative, part of Scottish Archaeology Month 2001, which gives people the opportunity to visit and explore for a day, free of charge, various buildings across Scotland such as castles, stately homes and law courts, many of which are not normally open to the public, and believes that the initiative gives people the opportunity to improve their understanding of their local architectural environment and the country’s rich built heritage.

*S1M-2124 Shona Robison: Fibromyalgia Awareness Week 15 - 22 September 2001—That the Parliament notes and supports Fibromyalgia Awareness Week that aims to raise the awareness of the "hidden" disability that affects up to 100,000 people in Scotland; recognises the problems faced by sufferers in claiming appropriate benefits and accessing appropriate and sympathetic treatment, and calls for more research into the condition so that Fibromyalgia Syndrome is treated as the serious illness it is.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Irene McGugan*, Michael Russell*

*S1M-2123 Brian Adam: Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust's Financial Problems—That the Parliament expresses grave concern over the increasing financial deficit at the Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust; notes its plans to have a staff moratorium, reduce access to services for General Practitioners, defer maintenance and equipment purchase and restrict prescribing rights to drugs as part of its financial recovery strategy, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to review its funding formula as a matter of urgency.

*S1M-2122 Ian Jenkins: Bus Company Competition and the Needs of the Passenger—That the Parliament believes that aggressive competition between bus companies within the Edinburgh travel to work area is detrimental to the long-term interests of passengers as demonstrated by the withdrawal of services from outlying areas whilst companies compete for control of the most profitable city centre routes; believes that this trend is unsustainable, running contrary to the aims of the Executive’s integrated transport policies, and urges Ministers to work with the area’s local authorities to assess whether powers bestowed by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 can be used to ensure that stable and dependable bus services are maintained at an appropriate level for bus users in settlements outside Edinburgh.

Supported by: Robin Harper*, Margaret Smith*

*S1M-2121 Mr Adam Ingram: Kilmarnock Football Club—That the Parliament deplores the derogatory remarks about Kilmarnock Football Club by a "Labour strategist" in the Times on 18 August 2001; notes the involvement of Labour MP Jim Murphy in the story; further notes that Kilmarnock FC finished fourth in the Scottish Premier League last season and won the Scottish Cup in 1996-97, and believes that such attacks on non-Old Firm clubs in the Scottish Premier League have no part to play in determining the future structure of league football in Scotland.

Supported by: Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Alex Neil*

*S1M-2120 Tommy Sheridan: Threat to Civil Liberties at Govanhill Pool—That the Parliament expresses its serious concern at the threat to civil liberties posed by Strathclyde Police in their attempt to seize TV footage of recent protests at Govanhill Pool; applauds the BBC for refusing to hand over its film; calls upon the Minister for Justice to make a statement backing the BBC, and further asks the Justice Committees to investigate strengthening the law to prevent such police action in future.

*S1M-2119# Paul Martin: Asylum Seekers—That the Parliament deplores the recent racist attacks in Sighthill that have been carried out by a minority; recognises that the community in Sighthill welcomes asylum seekers and that they require support and resources to ensure successful community relations; welcomes Glasgow City Council’s introduction of an emergency action plan which will take a corporate approach to tackling many of the estate management issues that face residents in Sighthill, and considers that the Executive should ensure that Scottish local authorities share examples of best practice and expertise in implementing the dispersal programme, take steps to ensure that local police levels are kept to the maximum level possible, consider what additional resources can be allocated to assist communities with integration and the delivery of local services and develop an action plan that would work towards ensuring that councils and communities are assisted and informed during the dispersal programme.

*S1M-2118 Mrs Mary Mulligan: Oxfam—That the Parliament congratulates Linlithgow Oxfam Group on 26 years of fundraising and campaigning for poverty eradication and social justice throughout the world; recognises the contribution made by all Oxfam groups and individual supporters in Scotland in raising awareness of our role and responsibility in the world, and supports their efforts to increase action to meet the UN 2015 poverty action targets.

Supported by: Bill Butler*, Elaine Thomson*

S1M-2117 Transfer of Oil Revenue (lodged on 16 August 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Bruce Crawford*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2116 Multiple Sclerosis and Beta Interferon (lodged on 16 August 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Donald Gorrie*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2115 Wildlife Legislation (lodged on 16 August 2001) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr John McAllion*, Ms Sandra White*, Brian Adam*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2113# Disabled Access to Railway Station Platforms (lodged on 15 August 2001) Mr Murray Tosh*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Tommy Sheridan*, John Scott*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-2112 Higher Still and the SQA (lodged on 15 August 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Irene McGugan*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2111 Support for Asylum Seekers (lodged on 14 August 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-2110 Compensation Scheme for Former Icelandic Water Trawlermen (lodged on 14 August 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2109 Govanhill Pool (lodged on 13 August 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2108 Number of MSPs (lodged on 13 August 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*, Irene McGugan*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2107 Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Export Ban (lodged on 10 August 2001) Tommy Sheridan*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2106 Arbuthnott Formula and Funding of Grampian Health Board (lodged on 9 August 2001) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-2105 Greenock Morton FC (lodged on 9 August 2001) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-2103# British Heart Foundation (lodged on 9 August 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2101# James Wilson, John Baird and Andrew Hardie (lodged on 6 August 2001) Tommy Sheridan*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2100 Access to Higher Education (lodged on 6 August 2001) Mr Keith Harding*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2099# Nursery Nurses (lodged on 3 August 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2094 Support for opposition of Chief of Defence Staff to proposed national missile defence system (lodged on 30 July 2001) Donald Gorrie*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2081# Regulation of Opencast Mining in the Lothians (lodged on 19 July 2001) Bristow Muldoon*

S1M-2076 Scottish Huntington's Association in Fife (lodged on 18 July 2001) Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Mr David Davidson*, Phil Gallie*




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Friday 24 August 2001

Section G - Bills, Notices and Amendments






New Amendments to Bills lodged on 22 August 2001

International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 11

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


1 In section 11, page 6, line 33, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Section 12

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


2 In section 12, page 7, line 11, leave out <Scottish Ministers receive> and insert <Lord Advocate receives>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


3 In section 12, page 7, line 24, after <writing> insert <, or by email if accompanied by a digital signature>

Section 13

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


4 In section 13, page 7, line 27, leave out <Scottish Ministers receive> and insert <Lord Advocate receives>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


5 In section 13, page 7, line 29, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Section 14

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


6 In section 14, page 8, line 21, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


7 In section 14, page 8, line 22, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Section 15

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


8 In section 15, page 8, line 25, leave out <Scottish Ministers receive> and insert <Lord Advocate receives>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


9 In section 15, page 8, line 27, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


10 In section 15, page 8, line 29, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


11 In section 15, page 8, line 32, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Section 16

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


12 In section 16, page 8, line 34, leave out <Scottish Ministers receive> and insert <Lord Advocate receives>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


13 In section 16, page 8, line 35, leave out <them> and insert <the Lord Advocate>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


14 In section 16, page 8, line 35, leave out <they> and insert <the Lord Advocate>

Section 18

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


15 In section 18, page 9, line 9, leave out <Scottish Ministers receive> and insert <Lord Advocate receives>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


16 In section 18, page 9, line 14, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


17 In section 18, page 9, line 14, leave out <them> and insert <the Lord Advocate>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


18 In section 18, page 9, line 15, leave out <them they> and insert <the Lord Advocate, the Lord Advocate>

Section 19

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


19 In section 19, page 9, line 18, leave out <Scottish Ministers receive> and insert <Lord Advocate receives>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


20 In section 19, page 9, line 22, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


21 In section 19, page 9, line 22, leave out <they> and insert <the Lord Advocate>

Section 20

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


22 In section 20, page 9, line 26, leave out <Scottish Ministers receive> and insert <Lord Advocate receives>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


23 In section 20, page 9, line 28, leave out <they> and insert <the Lord Advocate>

Section 21

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


24 In section 21, page 9, line 37, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Section 22

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


25 In section 22, page 10, line 3, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton


26 In section 22, page 10, line 4, leave out <Scottish Ministers> and insert <Lord Advocate>





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Section H - New Documents




Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 17 August 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Further Education in Scotland 2000 – A Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2001/232)

laid under section 1 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992


The following document was laid before the Parliament on 20 August 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Agricultural Science Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2000-2001 (SE/2001/155)


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 22 August 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Lanarkshire Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/173)—

Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/176)—

Greater Glasgow Health Board Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/191)—

Western Isles Health Board Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/198)—

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/203)—

Scottish Ambulance Service Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/204)—

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


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 23 August 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/179)—

Tayside Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/181)—

Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/187)—

Clinical Standards Board for Scotland Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/199)—

Scottish Council for Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education Annual Accounts 2000/2001 (SE/2001/205)—

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





European Documents

Members wishing to see a list of European documents received in the Parliament should contact the clerks to the European Committee (stephen.imrie@scottish.parliament.uk). Members are reminded that a complete set of all documents received is held by the Reference Centre in G9, PHQ and copies can be made available on request.




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Friday 24 August 2001

Section K - 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

International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament) 12 September

Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Local Government Committee) 4 September

Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 completed 28 June

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 report published 11 July

Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 28 June


Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

The draft International Criminal Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2001 (21 June 2001) (Justice 2)

Special Grant Report No.4 and Guidance for Local Authorities: The Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SE/2001/132) (25 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2001 (28 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The draft Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Prescribed Proceedings) Amendment Regulations 2001 (28 June 2001) (Justice 1)

The draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2001 (28 June 2001) (Justice 1)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI/2001/255) (4 July 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI/2001/256) (4 July 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/273) (27 July 2001)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/281) (7 August 2001)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic, Paralytic and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/282) (7 August 2001)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/284) (13 August 2001)




Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment until 1 September 2001


The Sex Offenders (Notification Requirements) (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/190) (24 May 2001) (Justice 2)


Subject to annulment until 8 September 2001


The Designation of Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/199) (31 May 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order of Council 2001 (SI 2001/2005) (31 May 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)


Subject to annulment until 13 September 2001


The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/207) (5 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 14 September 2001


The Plant Protection Products Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/202) (6 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/206) (6 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/209) (6 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/210) (6 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)


Subject to annulment until 15 September 2001


The Crofting Community Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/208) (7 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Right to Time Off for Study or Training (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/211) (7 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/212) (7 June 2001) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 16 September 2001


The Existing Facilities in Quality Partnership Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/218) (8 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/219) (8 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Suckler Cow Premium (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/225) (8 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/226) (8 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 19 September 2001


The Agricultural Processing and Marketing Grants (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/220) (11 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/221) (11 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/224) (11 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/222) (11 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/223) (11 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Repayment of Student Loans (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/227) (11 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/228) (11 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Students’ Allowances (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/229) (11 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/230) (11 June 2001) (Justice 2)


Subject to annulment until 21 September 2001


The BSE Monitoring (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/231) (13 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 26 September 2001


The Adoption of Children from Overseas (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/236) (18 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)


Subject to annulment until 27 September 2001


The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/238) (19 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 29 September 2001


The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/242) (21 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Import and Export Restriction (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.2) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/243) (21 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 3 October 2001


The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/245) (25 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 5 October 2001


The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/248) (27 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 6 October 2001


The Plant Health (Great Britain) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/249) (28 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Beef Labelling (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/252) (28 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/250) (28 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 7 October 2001


The Child Minding and Day Care (Registration and Inspection Fees) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/214) (29 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/215) (29 June 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Nurses Agencies (Increase of Licence Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/216) (29 June 2001) (Health and Community Care)

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/251) (29 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 22 October 2001


The Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/257) (4 July 2001) (Rural Development)

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Control of Vaccination) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/261) (11 July 2001) (Rural Development)

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/266) (20 July 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme Amendment Order (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/267) (25 July 2001) (Social Justice)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.2) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/271) (26 July 2001) (Rural Development)

The Processed Animal Protein (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/276) (31 July 2001)

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (No.3) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/288) (16 August 2001)


Committee Business

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

Audit 4 September

Education, Culture and Sport 4 September

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 5 September

Equal Opportunities 4 September

European 11 September

Finance 11 September

Health and Community Care 5 September

Justice 1 4 September

Justice 2 5 September

Local Government 4 September

Procedures 18 September

Public Petitions 11 September

Rural Development 11 September

Social Justice 5 September

Standards 12 September

Subordinate Legislation 4 September

Transport and Environment 5 September


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