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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 29/2002

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Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

Contents

Announcements
Section A : Daily Business List
Section B : Business Programme
Section E : Written questions lodged on 13 February 2002
Section F : Motions and Amendments
Section G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
Section H : New Documents
Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business



Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

Announcements

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2

In its third day of consideration of the Bill at Stage 2 on Tuesday 26 February, the Justice 1 Committee will not proceed beyond the end of section 61 of the Bill. If the Committee does not reach the end of section 61, it will begin on the fourth day (Tuesday 5 March) at the point where it left off. Similar targets for subsequent days will be announced in due course. The deadline for lodging amendments for the 3rd Marshalled List is 2pm on Friday 22 February.

Business Bulletins during the February recess

The final Business Bulletin before the February recess will be published on Friday 15 February 2002. Members may wish to note that the next Business Bulletin will be published on Monday 25 February 2002.

Chamber Desk Arrangements in February Recess

Members will wish to know that the Chamber Desk will be open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2002.

Oral questions for Question Time on 28 February 2002 can be lodged now and until 2.00 pm on Wednesday 20 February. The questions randomly selected on 20 February will be published in the Business Bulletin on Monday 25 February.

Questions for First Minister’s Question Time on 28 February can be lodged from the completion of First Minister’s Question Time today until 2.00 pm on Monday 25 February.



Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-2746 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Water Industry (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, at Stage 3 of the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated (each time limit being calculated from when Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods for Question Time, First Minister's Question Time and when the meeting is suspended-

Group 1 to Group 4 - no later than 55 minutes

Group 5 to Group 6 - no later than 1 hour 25 minutes

Group 7 to Group 8 - no later than 2 hours 20 minutes

Group 9 to Group 11 - no later than 3 hours

Group 12 to Group 15 - no later than 3 hours 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 4 hours

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-2675 Ross Finnie: Water Industry (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Business Motion

S1M-2741 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business-


Wednesday 27 February 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill

followed by European Committee Debate on its 9th Report 2001: Report on the Governance of the European Union and the Future of Europe: What Role for Scotland?

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2597 Dorothy Grace- Elder: Plight of Chronic Pain Patients


Thursday 28 February 2002

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 Stage 1 Debate on the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Marriage (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2647 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Rail Link to Edinburgh Airport


Wednesday 6 March 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 7 March 2002

9.30 am Committee of the Whole Parliament: Stage 2 Debate on the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) that Stage 1 of the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill be completed by 21 March 2002.

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the current MMR vaccine programme. (S1O-4666)

2. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that individual NHS boards adhere to the good practice guidance issued to them in March 2001 on digital hearing aid fitting and services. (S1O-4708)

3. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address any under-representation of women in business following the report by the Industrial Society, Unequal Entrepreneurs: Why Female Enterprise is an Uphill Business. (S1O-4696)

4. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Ambulance Service will complete the introduction of a paramedic technician into every ambulance. (S1O-4709)

5. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent action it has taken to promote sport in schools. (S1O-4695)

6. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the licensing and operation of landfill sites. (S1O-4678)

7. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote female participation in engineering. (S1O-4657)

8. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of investment decisions by the West of Scotland Water Authority on development in Dumfries and Galloway. (S1O-4670)

9. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last contacted Scottish Borders Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-4671)

10. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to stregthen Scotland's academic links with the United States of America. (S1O-4702)

11. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will now grant planning consent in line with the decision of South Ayrshire Council on 30 June 1999 for a new stadium for Ayr United Football Club with associated development, following the abandonment of its appeal. (S1O-4674)

12. John Young: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to provide for the electronic servicing of writs by claimants, similar to the scheme launched by the Lord Chancellor in December 2001 in England and Wales. (S1O-4658)

13. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the terms of the McCrone settlement which guaranteed new teachers a probationary year's work in the classroom will be implemented in full from summer 2002. (S1O-4663)

14. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it plans to take to ensure that convicted sex offenders notify the UK authorities of their address when travelling abroad and that Scottish nationals and residents who have been convicted of sex offences abroad are automatically put on the UK register of sex offenders. (S1O-4668)

15. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it offers to agricultural machinery rings. (S1O-4703)

16. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the responsibilities of community pharmacists. (S1O-4680)

17. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that there is no "postcode prescribing" of Herceptin to clinically suitable patients for the treatment of secondary breast cancer in Glasgow. (S1O-4665)

18. Withdrawn

19. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support the victims of crime. (S1O-4684)

20. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to take forward its strategy on pharmaceutical care by making better use of pharmacists' expertise. (S1O-4700)

21. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the development of its guidance on home education. (S1O-4692)

22. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to reduce pollution from farms. (S1O-4686)

23. Withdrawn

24. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions there have been with Audit Scotland to ensure that performance indicator comparisons made across all police forces and fire brigades are accurate and consistent. (S1O-4704)

25. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent representations it has made to Her Majesty's Treasury regarding policies for economic growth. (S1O-4706)

26. Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its proposals to contract out prisoner escort services to a specialist provider will be confined to the transportation of prisoners between courts and prisons. (S1O-4662)

27. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is any evidence of ageism within the NHS. (S1O-4676)

28. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive when a Minister will visit Nairn to promote its golf tourism strategy and what steps it is taking to promote Nairn's golf clubs as part of this strategy. (S1O-4710)

29. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Tayside. (S1O-4656)

30. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is tackling truancy in schools. (S1O-4675)

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister what issues he intends to raise at his next meeting with the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S1F-1678)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-1663)

3. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to improve the conviction rate in rape cases. (S1F-1670)

4. Scott Barrie: To ask the First Minister what information is currently available on the level of surveillance operations in Scotland. (S1F-1681)

5. Andrew Wilson: To ask the First Minister what plans the Scottish Executive has to change the focus of enterprise development from inward investment to other growth contributors. (S1F-1672)

6. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the First Minister what steps are being taken to improve post-operative care. (S1F-1679)

3.30 pm Continuation of the Stage 3 Debate on the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill-

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill-

S1M-S1M-2674 Mr Andy Kerr: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill be passed.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-2743 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committees-That the Parliament agrees the following change to Committee membership-

Adam Ingram to replace Kenny MacAskill on the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

S1M-2747 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committees-That the Parliament agrees the following change to committee membership-

Jamie Stone to replace Donald Gorrie on the Finance Committee.

S1M-2748 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Rule 2.3.1-That the Parliament agrees that the dates 7-18 October 2002 as agreed by the Parliament under Rule 2.3.1 on 6 September 2001 be replaced with 14-25 October 2002.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-2669 Elaine Thomson: World Heritage Site Status for the Cairngorms-That the Parliament congratulates the United Nations on its co-ordination of the International Year of Mountains; believes that an appropriate way to celebrate the year would be to ensure that the Cairngorm Mountain Range, the largest continuous area of high ground above 1,000 metres in Britain, is designated a World Heritage Site, and therefore considers that the Scottish Executive should speedily propose discussions with Her Majesty's Government to achieve the ultimate international acclaim of World Heritage Status for this beautiful and environmentally unique part of our heritage.



Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

Section B : Business Programme

As agreed by the Parliament on 7 February 2002


Wednesday 27 February 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill

followed by European Committee Debate on its 9th Report 2001: Report on the Governance of the European Union and the Future of Europe: What Role for Scotland?

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 28 February 2002

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 Stage 1 Debate on the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business



Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

Section E : Written questions lodged on 13 February 2002

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S1W-23035 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-19963 by Nicol Stephen on 11 December 2001, what progress has been made on the audit of current levels of swimming provision and opportunities for school pupils and when the results of its survey will be announced.

S1W-23036 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-20259 by Iain Gray on 6 December 2001, what progress has been made on the target of Eaga Partnerships (Scotland) to install 3,500 heating systems under the Central Heating Installation Programme by March 2002.

S1W-23037 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received on the restoration and re-opening of Lanark Racecourse.

S1W-23038 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive where horse racing fits within its strategies on (a) sport and (b) tourism.

S1W-23039 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what research on the future of Lanark Racecourse it or any of its agencies or non-departmental public bodies have undertaken or commissioned since 1999 and whether it will publish any such research.

S1W-23040 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the establishment of a body dedicated to the physical, social and economic regeneration of small towns similar to the Association of Market Towns in England supported by the Countryside Development Agency.

S1W-23041 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has undertaken, and what proposals it will bring forward, for the establishment of town champions, animateurs, enablers or facilitators as envisaged by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and referred to in the report of the Urban Task Force in 1999, Towards an Urban Renaissance.

S1W-23042 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what encouragement and assistance it has given, or plans to give, to small towns who have established or plan to establish development trusts.

S1W-23043 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) primary and (b) secondary headteachers retired through stress-related illnesses in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-23044 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) primary and (b) secondary depute headteachers retired through stress-related illnesses in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-23045 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the composition is, in terms of councillors, officials and other members, of the panels in each local authority area which hear and consider grievances against teachers and promoted staff and, where the composition is different for headteachers, what these differences are.

S1W-23046 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what safeguards currently exist to prevent the victimisation of promoted school staff by their subordinates.

S1W-23047 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines exist to advise local authorities on the conduct of disciplinary procedures against teaching staff.

S1W-23048 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list any local authorities who have disciplinary procedures for teachers and promoted teaching staff that do not currently conform to the European Convention on Human Rights.

S1W-23049 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards the provision of ambulatory oxygen on prescription for people with lung disease.

S1W-23050 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what regulations are in place on the provision of toilet facilities for disabled people at sports stadiums.

S1W-23051 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has in relation to the provision of toilet facilities for disabled people at sports stadiums.

S1W-23052 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the adequacy of provision of facilities for disabled spectators at sports stadiums.

S1W-23053 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that there are adequate toilet facilities for disabled people at sports stadiums.

S1W-23054 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-21886 by Lewis Macdonald on 29 January 2002, whether the Scottish Air Transport Consultation document will (a) assess the value of Public Service Obligations already operating on some air services and (b) consider any constraints imposed by high air fares on island and rural areas such as the Highlands and Islands.

S1W-23055 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-21863 by Ross Finnie on 29 January 2002, when it received the results of the research conducted by the North Atlantic Fisheries College into the impact of various net mesh sizes on the catch of a single seine net fishing vessel; what action it plans to take in light of this research, and whether it plans to change current regulations that apply to such vessels.

S1W-23056 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22041 by Ross Finnie on 1 February 2002, what duties were performed by the 24 officials with responsibilities relating to the bee-keeping profession in 2001.

S1W-23057 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had, or is having, with local authorities with regard to the one-year placement for new entrants to the teaching profession.

S1W-23058 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many one-year placements for new entrants to the teaching profession it expects local authorities to offer from August 2002.

S1W-23059 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that local authorities are funded so that one-year placements are guaranteed to all new entrants to the teaching profession who seek them from August 2002.

S1W-23060 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any local authorities intend to end existing temporary contracts for teachers in order to finance one-year placements for new entrants to the teaching profession from August 2002.

S1W-23061 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22172 by Dr Elaine Murray on 5 February 2001, on what grounds it stated that Kilmartin House had not accepted its offer of a meeting and on what date the offer was declined.

S1W-23062 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police and Lothian Transport plc with regard to parking of ministerial cars on double yellow lines and at a bus stop in the Lawnmarket, High Street, Edinburgh between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm on days when the Parliament is sitting.

S1W-23063 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it conformed with the objective of developing public confidence in the effective use of public resources for six ministerial cars to remain parked in the Lawnmarket, High Street, Edinburgh for over an hour after decision time had taken place on Thursday 7 February 2002.

S1W-23064 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive who the members are of the Crofting Consultative Panel referred to in paragraph 33 of the Policy Memorandum on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill.

S1W-23065 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22242 by Mr Jim Wallace on 11 February 2002, whether the ranking of the candidates interviewed for appointment as a Senator of the College of Justice, as decided by the ad hoc Judicial Appointments Board in June 2001, applied in respect of those candidates recommended by the Board to the First Minister to fill the judicial vacancy that arose following the appointment of Lord Gill as Lord Justice Clerk.

S1W-23066 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive who the 15 responses referred to in paragraph 33 of the Policy Memorandum on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill were from and whether it will place a copy of each response in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S1W-23067 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards establishing the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the Cairngorms National Park.

S1W-23068 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has set Strathclyde Police in respect of reducing the number of road accidents and how any such targets will be achieved.

S1W-23069 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the fall in recorded crime in the Strathclyde Police force area in December 2001, what new initiatives will be introduced in 2002 in order to maintain this trend.

S1W-23070 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements in numeracy and literacy have been made since 1999 for pupils at schools in Clydebank and Milngavie.

S1W-23071 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to ensure that all school children achieve a high minimum standard of computer skills.

S1W-23072 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how successful its initiatives have been in widening access to further and higher education services at institutions such as Clydebank College.

S1W-23073 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the prevalence of coronary heart disease, cancer and strokes in (a) West Dunbartonshire and (b) East Dunbartonshire.

S1W-23074 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated (a) aggregate and (b) per capita cost will be to (i) Lothian NHS Board and (ii) other NHS boards and local authorities affected of re-provisioning care for residents of Binny House, the Sue Ryder Care Home at Ecclesmachan, West Lothian, which is to close on 28 February 2002.

S1W-23075 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to its news release SE0324/02 of 12 February 2002, what budget has been set aside for each of the next three years in order to cover the cost of the Older People's Consultative Forum.

S1W-23076 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria must be met for an area to become part of a Social Inclusion Partnership scheme.

S1W-23077 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to action points D2 and D3 of the report Supporting Active Communities in Scotland - A Draft Strategy for Volunteering and Community Action, how many public access points that disseminate information about volunteering opportunities are available.

S1W-23078 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken since the publication of the report Supporting Active Communities in Scotland - A Draft Strategy for Volunteering and Community Action in order to assess the approach of journalism and media studies courses to voluntary and community matters.

S1W-23079 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how many trained audiologists there were in each health board area at 31 March and 30 September in each of the past three years.

S1W-23080 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding was allocated to audiology departments by each health board area in each of the past three financial years.

S1W-23081 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dedicated audiology departments there currently are in each NHS board area.

S1W-23082 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how many diabetologists there were in each health board area at 31 March and 30 September in each of the past three years.

S1W-23083 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding was allocated to diabetic outpatient clinics by each health board in each of the past three financial years.

S1W-23084 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how many diabetic outpatient clinics there currently are in each NHS board area.

S1W-23085 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what ring-fenced funding for education was allocated to each local authority in each of the past three financial years.

S1W-23086 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual salary was of each local authority chief executive in each of the past three financial years.

S1W-23087 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what the basic councillor's attendance allowance was in each local authority in each of the past three financial years.

S1W-23088 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each of its departments spent on postage in each year since 1998-99.

S1W-23089 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each of its departments spent on stationery in each year since 1998-99.

S1W-23090 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of its waste paper was sent for recycling in each year since 1998-99.

S1W-23091 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of its waste plastic was sent for recycling in each year since 1998-99.

S1W-23092 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met HM Treasury to discuss balancing payments to the Scottish Consolidated Fund, as referred to in section 5.3 of HM Treasury's Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: A Statement of Funding Policy, to redress any imbalance in housing benefit and council tax benefit costs between Scotland and England.

S1W-23093 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many payments have been made to the Scottish Consolidated Fund as balancing payments, as referred to in section 5.3 of HM Treasury's Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: A Statement of Funding Policy; how much each payment was; when each payment was made, and what budget line each payment refers to.

S1W-23094 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many payments have been made from the Scottish Consolidated Fund as balancing payments, as referred to in section 5.3 of HM Treasury's Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: A Statement of Funding Policy; how much each payment was, when each payment was made, and what budget line each payment refers to.

S1W-23095 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether monies paid into the Scottish Consolidated Fund as balancing payments, as referred to in section 5.3 of HM Treasury's Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: A Statement of Funding Policy, will be earmarked for specific purposes and, if so, what those purposes are or will be.

S1W-23096 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any monies paid into the Scottish Consolidated Fund as balancing payments, as referred to in section 5.3 of HM Treasury's Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: A Statement of Funding Policy, will be used to offset fire boards expenditure on pensions.

S1W-23097 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it has made, or will be making, to ensure that front-line fire services are not affected by the requirement placed on fire boards to pay pensions for firefighters out of revenue budgets.

S1W-23098 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the second supplementary question to question S1O-4625 by Mr Jim Wallace on 7 February 2002, whether it will direct the working group considering fire brigade pensions to examine the figures for the three-yearly spending review and to report back before the end of the current financial year.

S1W-23099 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the second supplementary question to question S1O-4625 by Mr Jim Wallace on 7 February 2002, what the specific remit is of the working group to consider fire brigade pensions, whether the group will be asked to make recommendations on how to address the funding of such pensions, and whether it will agree to be bound by the recommendations of the working group.

S1W-23100 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what payments will be made in the current and next financial years to fire boards to cater for pension provision; whether any such payments will be hypothecated, and whether any such payments will be based on a needs assessment of each board rather than in line with current grant aided expenditure allocations.

S1W-23101 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its news release SE5229/2002 of 25 January 2002, what plans it has in respect of replacing hostels for homeless people in Glasgow, following the decommissioning of such hostels.

S1W-23102 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its news release SE5229/2002 of 25 January 2002, how many families currently reside in "inappropriate temporary accommodation".

S1W-23103 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will specify all rules and regulations on the Rural Stewardship Scheme that are currently in force and what plans it has to amend any of these rules or regulations.

S1W-23104 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications under the Rural Stewardship Scheme have been approved in the current financial year to date.

S1W-23105 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive which councillors of Clackmannanshire, Fife, Perth and Kinross and Stirling Councils have been appointed to remunerative positions on health boards, enterprise companies and other similar centrally-funded bodies in each of the last three years.

S1W-23106 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what projects have been funded by the New Futures Fund in each (a) constituency and (b) parliamentary region in each year since 1998, giving (i) the total amount of funding received by, (ii) the name of and (iii) the location of each such project.

S1W-23107 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that patients with symptoms of mental disorder and substance misuse are given a dual diagnosis in order to address both conditions.

S1W-23108 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that patients with symptoms of learning disability and substance misuse are given a dual diagnosis in order to address both conditions.

S1W-23109 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that all extant guidelines issued to NHS boards and Trusts are adhered to; what monitoring system is in place to measure compliance, and what measures are implemented in the event of any non-compliance.

S1W-23110 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to raise awareness of and treat sexually transmitted diseases amongst teenagers.

S1W-23111 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the single measles vaccine is as effective as the measles component of the triple MMR vaccine.

S1W-23112 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the dedicated post of Fisheries Secretary in its Environment and Rural Affairs Department still exists and whether there have been any recent changes to the post's responsibilities.

S1W-23113 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what daily rates are charged by hospitals that apply parking charges and what concessions apply to hospital staff.

S1W-23114 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of health spending in the North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust area is allocated to (a) the Clydebank area and (b) Milngavie.

S1W-23115 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the special road scheme for the A87 Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh trunk road prescribes all classes of traffic for the purposes of use of the route.

S1W-23116 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-20841 by Wendy Alexander on 24 December 2001, whether higher education institutions will be given greater flexibility in the use of Hardship Funds.

S1W-23117 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-20841 by Wendy Alexander on 24 December 2001, whether it plans to take any further action in order to achieve greater alignment of financial support for students in further and higher education.



Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

Section F : Motions and Amendments

A full list of outstanding motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site as Outstanding Motions. The full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin the following 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-2748 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Rule 2.3.1-That the Parliament agrees that the dates 7-18 October 2002 as agreed by the Parliament under Rule 2.3.1 on 6 September 2001 be replaced with 14-25 October 2002.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-2747 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committees-That the Parliament agrees the following change to committee membership-


Jamie Stone to replace Donald Gorrie on the Finance Committee.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-2746 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Water Industry (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, at Stage 3 of the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated (each time limit being calculated from when Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods for Question Time, First Minister's Question Time and when the meeting is suspended-


Group 1 to Group 4 - no later than 55 minutes

Group 5 to Group 6 - no later than 1 hour 25 minutes

Group 7 to Group 8 - no later than 2 hours 20 minutes

Group 9 to Group 11 - no later than 3 hours

Group 12 to Group 15 - no later than 3 hours 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 4 hours

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-2745# Nicola Sturgeon: Acute Services-That the Parliament notes recent developments in the on-going acute services review in the NHS Greater Glasgow Health Board area; supports the efforts of the board to modernise hospital services, but considers that "modernisation" must equal improvement; further notes continuing public concern about aspects of the review, including the proposed reduction of accident and emergency departments, the viability of stand-alone ACADs, and the number of in-patient beds across the city, and believes that those responsible for taking the final decisions should ensure that these concerns are adequately addressed.

Supported by: Michael Russell*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Sandra White*

*S1M-2744 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Recycling of Household Waste-That the Parliament recognises the recent report by the Accounts Commission, Performance Indicators 2000/2001: Environmental and Regulatory Services - Comparing the Performance of Scottish Councils, showing that Argyll and Bute Council recycled almost twice as much household waste as the national average; congratulates all those in the community who are involved on their efforts, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to continue to press for more of our waste to be recycled.

S1M-2725 Ayr United Football Club and a New Stadium (lodged on 8 February 2002) Mr Brian Monteith*, Kay Ullrich*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2724 Scottish Zimbabwe Group (lodged on 7 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2723 Burdens on the Scotch Whisky Industry (lodged on 7 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Mary Scanlon*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-2722 Ayr United Football Club (lodged on 7 February 2002) Mr Brian Monteith*, Kay Ullrich*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2721# National Outdoor Training Centre, Aviemore (lodged on 7 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Mary Scanlon*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-2720 Ayr United Football Club (lodged on 7 February 2002) Mr Brian Monteith*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2719# World Wide Clubhouse Movement (lodged on 7 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-2718# NHS Fife (lodged on 7 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-2717# Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (lodged on 7 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Des McNulty*, Rhoda Grant*, Margaret Smith*, Maureen Macmillan*, Trish Godman*, Nora Radcliffe*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2716 Scottish Executive Policy on Advertising (lodged on 7 February 2002) Nora Radcliffe*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2715 The Scottish Arts Council and VisitScotland Traditional Music and Tourism Initiative 2002 (lodged on 6 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Kay Ullrich*, Nora Radcliffe*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2713 Ayr United Football Club (lodged on 7 February 2002) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-2711# UN 0.7% GNP Target for Development Assistance (lodged on 6 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-2709 Cancer Research UK (lodged on 6 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Mary Scanlon*, Kay Ullrich*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2704 Heritage Lottery Fund (lodged on 5 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2701 Merger of AEEU and MSF (lodged on 5 February 2002) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-2700 GM Crop Trials (lodged on 5 February 2002) Kay Ullrich*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2699 Iain Anderson on BBC Scotland (lodged on 5 February 2002) Michael Russell*

S1M-2698# Child Witness Reform (lodged on 5 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Kay Ullrich*, Michael Russell*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2696 Cost of Private Finance Initiative Projects (lodged on 4 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Michael Russell*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2695# Election of Mr Afif Safieh as Honorary President of the Glasgow University Dialectic Society (lodged on 4 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2694# Fife Council and Third Age Group (lodged on 4 February 2002) Michael Russell*

S1M-2693 British Winter Olympic Team (lodged on 4 February 2002) Maureen Macmillan*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-2692 Ayr United Football Stadium (lodged on 4 February 2002) Mr Brian Monteith*, Michael Russell*

S1M-2691 Scottish Public Service Employees (lodged on 4 February 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Nora Radcliffe*, Michael Russell*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2690 "Scottish Six" News Bulletin (lodged on 1 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2689 Radio Borders (lodged on 1 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2688 Public Concern at Work (lodged on 1 February 2002) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-2687# Untenable Position of Independent Assessors (lodged on 1 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2684# Draft Guidance on the Circumstances in which Parents may Choose to Educate their Children at Home (lodged on 31 January 2002) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-2683 Scottish Veterans of the International Brigade (lodged on 31 January 2002) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-2682 The Co-op and Labelling in Braille (lodged on 31 January 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2668 Campbeltown - Ballycastle Ferry (lodged on 30 January 2002) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-2662 energywatch "Stop Now!" campaign (lodged on 29 January 2002) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-2657 energywatch "Stop Now!" Campaign (lodged on 29 January 2002) John Farquhar Munro*

S1M-2637# Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive (lodged on 23 January 2002) Michael Russell*

S1M-2621# Fair Trade Fortnight (lodged on 17 January 2002) Susan Deacon*

S1M-2615# International Worker's Memorial Day - 28 April 2002 (lodged on 16 January 2002) Susan Deacon*

S1M-2614 Oxfam Scotland (lodged on 16 January 2002) Susan Deacon*

S1M-2427# Maggie's Cancer Centre Charity (lodged on 8 November 2001) Susan Deacon*



Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments

New amendments to Bills lodged on 13 February 2002

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3

Note: The following amendments were lodged as manuscript amendments under Rule 9.10.6

Section 1D

Fergus Ewing


101 In section 1D, page 3, line 7, leave out <acts> and insert <seeks>

Fergus Ewing


102 In section 1D, page 3, line 7, leave out <acts> and insert <takes reasonable steps>

Fergus Ewing


103 In section 1D, page 3, line 8, after <prey> insert <or other lawful means>



Water Industry (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3

Note: The following amendment was lodged as a manuscript amendment under Rule 9.10.6

Schedule 6

Bruce Crawford

112 In schedule 6, page 58, line 23, after <premises> insert <, other than premises to which water is supplied only for domestic purposes (within the meaning of section 7(1)),>



Proposals for Members' Bills

Names marked with an asterisk (*) are new names of support. Proposals that have attracted 11 supporters have those supporters' names shown in bold. The member who lodged such a proposal has the right to introduce a Member's Bill to give effect to that proposal under Rule 9.14.

Mr John McAllion: Proposed Child Witness Prevention of Delays (Scotland) Bill-Proposal for a Bill requiring that any criminal trial in which a child is to be cited as a witness must commence within a timescale equivalent to the maximum period of time in which an accused person could be detained in custody.

(lodged 6 February 2002)

Supported by: Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Margaret Jamieson, Scott Barrie, Janis Hughes, George Lyon, Mr Mike Rumbles, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Adam Ingram, Michael Matheson, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Jamie Stone, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie*

Mr Brian Monteith: Proposed Home Education in Scotland Bill-Proposal for a Bill to allow parents to withdraw a child from school by providing written notification to the relevant local authority indicating they will be providing an education for them suitable to their age, ability and aptitude by other means. (lodged 8 February 2002)

Supported by: Murdo Fraser, Mary Scanlon, Phil Gallie, Bill Aitken, Alex Fergusson, Alex Johnstone, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr David Davidson, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mr Keith Harding, John Young, Donald Gorrie*



Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

Section H : New Documents

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 13 February 2002 and are subject to annulment-

The Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/56)

laid under section 16(2)(c) of the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999


The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/58)

laid under section 20(5) of the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967


Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 13 February 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/57)

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

Committee Reports

The following Report is being published at 12.15 pm on 14 February 2002

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 2nd Report 2002: Report on Inquiry into the Need for a Children's Commissioner in Scotland (SP 508)


The following Reports are being published on 14 February 2002-


Local Government Committee, 4th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 511)


Subordinate Legislation Committee 8th Report 2002: Delegated Powers Scrutiny, Water Industry (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 513)


Subordinate Legislation Committee 9th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 514)

European Documents

Members wishing to see a list of European documents received in the Parliament should contact the clerk to the European Committee (stephen.imrie@scottish.parliament.uk). Members are reminded that a complete set of all documents received is held by SPICe in G15, PHQ and copies can be made available on request. Additionally, SPICe holds a set of Briefing Papers produced primarily for MEPs covering the views of the UK Government on proposals for EC/EU legislation. These are now being made available to all MSPs and parliamentary staff. Copies can be obtained on the SPICe page of the Parliament's intranet.



Business Bulletin No. 29/2002
Thursday 14 February 2002

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

Note: Where a Bill is listed below with a date for Stage 2 (or for a day at that Stage), the deadline for lodging amendments for that Stage (or that day) is 2.00 pm, two sitting days earlier (e.g. 2.00 pm on Monday for a Stage 2 meeting on Wednesday). Where a Bill is listed with a date for Stage 3, the deadline is 4.30 pm, three sitting days earlier. Amendments should be lodged with the clerks to the Stage 2 committee.

Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament) 14 February

Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill

Passed 6 February

Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Education, Culture and Sport Committee) 12 February

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Day 3, Justice 1 Committee) 26 February

Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 completed 30 January

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Justice 2 Committee) 27 February

Marriage (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 5 February

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Passed 13 February

School Meals (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 14 November

Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman Bill

Stage 2 (Day 1, Local Government Committee) 5 March

Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Education, Culture and Sport Committee) 26 February

Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 3 (evidence, Justice 2 Committee) 27 February

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 27 February

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Health and Community Care Committee) 6 March

Water Industry (Scotland) Bill

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament)

14 February

Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

The draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (24 January 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The draft Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2002 (31 January 2002) (Audit)

The draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2002 (31 January 2002) (Finance)

The draft Forth Estuary Transport Authority Order 2002 (31 January 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (1 February 2002) (Justice 1)

The draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (1 February 2002) (Justice 1)

The draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2002 (7 February 2002) (Social Justice)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/49) (8 February 2002)

The draft Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Amendment Order 2002 (8 February 2002) (Social Justice)

The draft Scottish Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2002 (8 February 2002)

Special Grant Report No.1 - Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2002/52) (8 February 2002) (Local Government)

The draft Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002 (11 February 2002)


Negative Instruments

Subject to annulment until 15 February 2002


The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/483) (7 January 2002 (Rural Development)

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2001 (SI 2001/3917) (7 January 2002) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 17 February 2002


The BSE Monitoring (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/1) (9 January 2002) (Rural Development)

Subject to annulment until 27 February 2002


The Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-Natural Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/6) (14 January 2002) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 7 March 2002


The Road Works (Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/13) (22 January 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Motor Vehicles (Competition and Trials) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/14) (22 January 2002) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 9 March 2002


The Local Authorities Etc. (Allowances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/15) (24 January 2002) (Local Government)


Subject to annulment until 10 March 2002


The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/17) (25 January 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (Consultation on Transfer of Staff) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/18) (25 January 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Cattle Identification (Notification of Movement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2202/22) (25 January 2002) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 13 March 2002


The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/21) (28 January 2002) (Rural Development)

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/23) (28 January 2002) (Justice 1)


Subject to annulment until 14 March 2002


The Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedures) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/31) (29 January 2002) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 15 March 2002


The Children's Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/30) (30 January 2002) (Education, Culture and Sport)

Subject to annulment until 16 March 2002


The Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman (Compensation) (Prescribed Amount) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/32) (31 January 2002) (Justice 1)


Subject to annulment until 17 March 2002


The Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/33) (1 February 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/35) (1 February 2002) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 21 March 2002


The Food and Animal Feedingstuffs (Products of Animal Origin from China) (Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/36) (5 February 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/39) (5 February 2002) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 22 March 2002


The Building Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/40) (6 February 2002) (Social Justice)


Subject to annulment until 23 March 2002


The Pig Industry Restructuring (Capital Grant) (Scotland) Scheme 2002 (SSI 2002/43) (7 February 2002) (Rural Development)

The Pig Industry Restructuring (Non-Capital Grant) (Scotland) Scheme 2002 (SSI 2002/44) (7 February 2002) (Rural Development)

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/45) (7 February 2002) (Social Justice)

The Damages (Personal Injury) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/46) (7 February 2002)


Subject to annulment until 24 March 2002


The Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/47) (8 February 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Notification of Marketing of Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/50) (8 February 2002) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 28 March 2002


The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/51) (12 February 2002)

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Stipulated Time Limit) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/55) (12 February 2002)

Subject to annulment until 13 April 2002


The Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/56) (13 February 2002)

The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/58) (13 February 2002)


Committee Business

Dates indicate when the next meeting is due to take place by each Committee.

Audit 5 March

Education, Culture and Sport 26 February

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 27 February

Equal Opportunities 5 March

European 26 February

Finance 26 February

Health and Community Care 27 February

Justice 1 26 February

Justice 2 27 February

Local Government 5 March

Procedures 26 February

Public Petitions 26 February

Rural Development 5 March

Social Justice 26 February

Standards 27 February

Subordinate Legislation 26 February

Transport and Environment 27 February


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