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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 57/2002

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Business Bulletin No. 57/2002
Monday 8 April 2002

Contents

Announcements
Section B : Business Programme
Section E : Written questions lodged from 2 April to 5 April 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. 57/2002
Monday 8 April 2002

Announcements

Royal Assent

The Marriage (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 8) received Royal Assent on 4 April 2002



Business Bulletin No. 57/2002
Monday 8 April 2002

Section B : Business Programme

As agreed by the Parliament on 28 March 2002


Wednesday 17 April 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection - Reverend Margaret R. Forrester, Minister of St Michael's Parish Church, Edinburgh

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on the Housing Improvement Taskforce

followed by Executive Debate on the Enterprise Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2852 Susan Deacon: 10th Anniversary of the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (for text of motion see S1M-2852 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Thursday 7 March 2002)


Thursday 18 April 2002

9.30 am Executive Debate on the Prisons Estates Review

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on the Social Care Workforce Development

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2790 Mr Jamie McGrigor: Environmentally Designated Areas (for text of motion see S1M-2790 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Wednesday 27 February 2002)


Wednesday 24 April 2002

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 25 April 2002

9.30 am Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business




Business Bulletin No. 57/2002
Monday 8 April 2002

Section E : Written questions lodged from 2 April to 5 April 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-24660 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23033 by Mr Jim Wallace on 11 March 2002, what the crime statistics for the Strathclyde Police area reveal for the periods (a) 25 January to 30 January 2002, (b) 1 February to 6 February 2002 and (c) 8 February to 13 February 2002.

S1W-24661 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Ministers have (a) contributed substantially to the development of any materials or rights, (b) received any monies resulting from their sale and (c) been made aware of any negotiations which may lead to such a sale in terms of the intellectual property rights provisions under section 51.5 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock.

S1W-24662 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Coopers & Lybrand, or their successors PricewaterhouseCoopers, signed Schedule P in line with section 64 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock on behalf of the Scottish Ministers and, if so, on what date.

S1W-24663 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited has at any time transferred personal data to any country outwith the EU in line with the data protection provisions in section 57 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock and, if so, whether it will give details.

S1W-24664 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how Scottish Ministers ensure that Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited (KPSL) and all servants, agents and sub-contractors of KPSL (a) do not unlawfully discriminate within Scotland, (b) apply similar standards of operation elsewhere and (c) have codes of practice relating to the prevention of discrimination in line with section 56 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock.

S1W-24665 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what disciplinary or corrective action has been taken regarding those responsible for the 2 year delay in the completion of the new Polmont houseblock as referred to in paragraph 34 of its Scottish Prison Service Estate: Consultation Paper - Proposals for the Future of the Scottish Prison Service Estate.

S1W-24666 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive in which prisons and in what numbers are the 1,900 prisoners held who are required to slop out each day, as referred to in paragraph 30 of its Scottish Prison Service Estate: Consultation Paper - Proposals for the Future of the Scottish Prison Service Estate.

S1W-24667 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many places are currently available for prisoners wishing to achieve qualifications to level SVQ 3 and how many achieved that level in each of the last three years at (a) HM Prison Kilmarnock and (b) each Scottish Prison Service prison.

S1W-24668 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is currently being provided to chronic smokers aged under 16 years old.

S1W-24669 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15753 by Mr Jim Wallace on 11 June 2001, how the legal holding of march fence type boundary walls can, in terms of common sense and equity between adjacent parties, be ascribed to the rule of ownership in law to the mid-point only where the wall is constructed of linear single brick or breeze-block with butted support along one side and capped by concrete cope.

S1W-24670 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers and duties NHS Boards and local authorities have to implement health controls when illegal imports of meat arrive at airports and ports.

S1W-24671 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures the Food Standards Agency Scotland is taking to detect infected meat imported from abroad which (a) is unsafe for human consumption and (b) could pass infection to a farm animal.

S1W-24672 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Glasgow housing stock transfer includes the transfer of commercial properties held by Glasgow City Council to the Glasgow Housing Association.

S1W-24673 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive who the staff with the most relevant experience are from whom the Scottish Prison Service sourced data as referred to in its media briefing on 28 March 2002 on the prison estates review; what positions do they hold and what experience do they have of prison administration, of working within prisons and of working with sex offenders.

S1W-24674 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive by what percentage does the Scottish Prison Service estimate that costs per prisoner year on a net present value basis would vary with reference to a 700 place prison if a Public Private Partnership Private Build Private Operate prison were built with places for (a) 300, (b) 400, (c) 500, (d) 600, (e) 800, (f) 900 and (g) 1,000 prisoners as referred to in paragraph 1.3 of the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

S1W-24675 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether adjustments were made to the data provided by HM Prison Service in relation to the levels of business rates, water, electricity, gas, heating requirements due to climate and any other costs which differ between Scotland and England & Wales before inclusion in the calculation of the projected cost of a Public Private Partnership Private Build Private Operate prison as referred to in paragraph 1.3 of the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

S1W-24676 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what value of assets, calculated at March 2001 values, would be transferred to the public sector upon termination after 25 years of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock and to which public body would these assets be transferred.

S1W-24677 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what types of assets would be transferred to the public sector upon termination of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock.

S1W-24678 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many transactions were included in calculating the projected cost of a Public Private Partnership Private Build Private Operate prison as referred to in paragraph 1.3 of the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

S1W-24679 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Prison Kilmarnock was included in the calculation of the projected cost of a Public Private Partnership Private Build Private Operate prison as referred to in paragraph 1.3 of the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

S1W-24680 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its plans for the tourism industry include looking at ways to market ex-industrial areas throughout Scotland such as Coatbridge.

S1W-24681 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the facilities provided at the Summerlee Heritage Museum in Coatbridge including working trams, the reconstruction of a drift mine, the exhibition hall, the miners row cottages and the facilities and events specifically for children.

S1W-24682 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports North Lanarkshire Council in their policy of allowing free entry to the Summerlee Heritage Museum in Coatbridge.

S1W-24683 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish state run hotels, similar to the Spanish parador, where listed buildings could be restored to provide accommodation for tourists and where holiday itineraries could include visits to facilities such as the Summerlee Heritage Museum in Coatbridge.

S1W-24684 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers have any plans to visit the Heritage Museum in Coatbridge to view the facilities available there and to help market the museum.

S1W-24685 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what properties presently on, or being considered for inclusion in, its Buildings at Risk register being compiled by the Scottish Civic Trust, have in the last five years been the subject of reports to a procurator fiscal or investigatory actions ordered by a procurator fiscal with regard to insurance fraud, any breach of planning laws, malicious damage, actions contrary to the listed status of the building or any other possible illegal actions by their owners in connection with the property.

S1W-24686 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many owners of listed buildings have been prosecuted in each of the last five years for insurance fraud, any breach of planning laws, malicious damage or actions contrary to the listed status of their building; what the outcome was of each prosecution and what properties were involved.

S1W-24687 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many investigations ordered by procurators fiscal into the owners of listed buildings are currently underway with regard to insurance fraud, any breach of planning laws, malicious damage or actions contrary to the listed status of their building and whether any of these also involved any investigation into any malicious complaints to the police, attempts to exert improper influence over any police investigations and police officers or a waste of police time.

S1W-24688 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its current policy is on charging business rates on the location of cash machines.

S1W-24689 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what the full costs were of publishing, printing and distributing The Scottish Budget: Annual Expenditure Report of the Scottish Executive 2003-04, including both the summary and detail booklets.

S1W-24690 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost is for (a) the design and production materials for public distribution, (b) radio and other media advertising, (c) display advertising including poster sites and (d) other promotional activities including postage and distribution, as part of its National Debate on Education launched on 20 March 2002.

S1W-24691 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) radio advertising slots and (b) poster sites have been booked for advertising its National Debate on Education consultation; what advice it was given regarding the choice of these slots and sites and by whom, and what fee or commission was charged by, or paid to, the agency or individual for this advice.

S1W-24692 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give a detailed breakdown of all the costs of its National Debate on Education consultation in (a) 2002-02 and (b) 2002-03.

S1W-24693 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the approval process is for spending on promotion and advertising in consultation exercises and what criteria are applied when making such decisions.

S1W-24694 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost has been in each year since its inception to 31 March 2002 for the (a) design, (b) print production, (c) advertising, (d) promotion and marketing, (e) distribution and (f) external assessment of responses, for all its public consultations and what the estimated budget for such activities is for the period 1 April 2002 to 1 May 2003.

S1W-24695 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each of its departments spent in each year since its inception to 31 March 2002 on (a) publishing and (b) promoting public consultation documents and what the budget for each department for such activities is for the period 1 April 2002 to 1 May 2003.

S1W-24696 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many public consultations it has undertaken in each year since its inception which involved the publication of a document which was available to the public and/or radio or other media advertising.

S1W-24697 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) public consultation documents, (b) responses to public consultation documents and (c) strategic plans or policy papers it intends to publish between 1 April 2002 and 1 May 2003; what subjects these documents will cover and what the estimated date of publication is for each document.

S1W-24698 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce measures designed to encourage more people on low incomes to become justices of the peace.

S1W-24699 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what role civilian neighbourhood or community wardens could play in reducing the fear of crime.

S1W-24700 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a scheme similar to the community wardens scheme in England and Wales is in place in Scotland and, if not, whether it has any plans to introduce such a scheme.

S1W-24701 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing for parents whose children are addicted to drugs.

S1W-24702 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific steps have been and are being taken to tackle persistent youth offending.

S1W-24703 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to combat graffiti.

S1W-24704 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being or will be taken to diminish sectarianism in all its forms and to promote Scotland as a nation free from bigotry.

S1W-24705 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether sectarianism in Scotland will be discussed at any future meeting of the British Irish Council.

S1W-24706 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Northern Ireland Executive concerning the lessons to be learned from their experience of tackling sectarianism, bigotry and prejudice.

S1W-24707 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies have been carried out into the feasibility of monitoring crimes to identify any sectarian motivation.

S1W-24708 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what information is available on the number of accident and emergency admissions to hospitals in (a) Glasgow, (b) Lanarkshire and (c) Renfrewshire on the dates of Celtic versus Rangers football matches in each of the past seven years and how these compare with normal rates of admission.

S1W-24709 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has sought and obtained from the Northern Ireland Executive on any ways and means of tackling sectarianism within the NHS and in monitoring sectarian incidents and any subsequent additional pressure on staff and costs.

S1W-24710 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive who the members are of the task force established to examine sectarianism; which meetings have been held to date; what future meetings are planned; with whom it has consulted; who has made submissions to date and when the task force will publish its report.

S1W-24711 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive when discussions were last held with senior police officers concerning sectarian crime and how it might be best tackled.

S1W-24712 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent estimates have been made of the costs of policing sectarian events such as Orange Order parades and football matches with potential sectarian overtones.

S1W-24713 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether sectarianism in sport has implications for inward investment and tourism.

S1W-24714 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) Roman Catholic children currently attend non-denominational schools and (b) non-Roman Catholic children currently attend Roman Catholic Schools.

S1W-24715 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any additional costs in providing separate infrastructures for non-denominational and Roman Catholic schools and, if so, what these costs are.

S1W-24716 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce anti-sectarian courses into the curriculum at both primary and secondary level.

S1W-24717 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Northern Ireland Executive concerning the education programme operating in Northern Ireland to tackle sectarianism amongst schoolchildren.

S1W-24718 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Northern Ireland Executive concerning the feasibility of a joint study of sectarianism in schools and how it might be eradicated.

S1W-24719 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the education for mutual understanding programme in Northern Ireland and what plans it has to introduce a similar programme in Scotland.

S1W-24720 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the level and impact of sectarianism in society and what specific plans it has to tackle this.

S1W-24721 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Northern Ireland Executive concerning the implementation of programmes to eradicate sectarianism in local communities within the context of the promotion of social justice.

S1W-24722 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Northern Ireland Executive concerning sectarianism in the workplace and in the education system.

S1W-24723 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce a funded programme to support anti-sectarian activities in local communities based upon social justice and equality strategies.

S1W-24724 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive which social inclusion partnerships have (a) underspent and (b) overspent their budgets in each financial year since 1998-99 and by how much.

S1W-24725 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all local authorities have been asked to account for their use of the funds allocated for education resources for looked after children and, if not, which local authorities have not and whether it will explain why.

S1W-24726 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many project bids have been received for the Changing Children's Services Fund at 31 March 2002, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-24727 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made or will be made of the impact on core social work and education services of initiatives in the early years sector such as the Sure Start programme and new community schools.

S1W-24728 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive to what extent the Scottish Legal Aid Board considers that a block fee regime would encourage additional usage of the courts in civil legal aid matters and what evaluations have been undertaken on this matter.

S1W-24729 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Legal Aid Board has undertaken a comparative exercise on the value of work now being performed under the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1999, applying Schedule 1 of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989 and, if so, what the results were.

S1W-24730 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-5228 by Mr Jim Wallace on 24 March 2000, what the additional direct costs associated with the abolition of Crown Exemption for police properties were in 2001-02 and what the estimated cost is for 2002-03.

S1W-24731 Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to protect the environment and wetland bird population from commercial shellfish extraction such as is taking place at Pettycur Bay, Burntisland, which is both a special protection area and a site of special scientific interest.

S1W-24732 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff, showing inspectors and support staff separately, will be employed at the headquarters and each regional and sub-office of the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care.

S1W-24733 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific evidence is there for any "innovative approach to Prison management" from the performance of HM Prison Kilmarnock in any area other than cost, as referred to in Schedule D: Part 1 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock.

S1W-24734 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Category A prisoners are currently accommodated at HM Prison Kilmarnock; what the maximum number of such prisoners has been to date and how does Schedule D: Part 1 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock apply.

S1W-24735 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive which parts of the procedures of Scottish Ministers do not apply to the operation of HM Prison Kilmarnock as referred to in paragraph 2.2 of Schedule D: Part 1 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock.

S1W-24736 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of any drop in tourism numbers in areas where wind farms are prevalent, for example in Denmark and Wales.

S1W-24737 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24178 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, what the identified problems in the North Ayr Social Inclusion Partnership were which required the improvement of the audit systems.

S1W-24738 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24178 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, why payments to the Craigmillar Social Inclusion Partnership were witheld and when the investigation will be complete.

S1W-24739 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24178 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, which financial year does the £392,062 payment to various social inclusion partnerships refer to and whether any of the projects listed here are also referred to in the previous section for which payments totalling £366,610 were released.

S1W-24740 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-24174, S1W-24175 and S1W-24176 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, how many requests to inspect the registers of interest for each social inclusion partnership have been made by Communities Scotland or any body which previously had such a power.

S1W-24741 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24174 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, whether it intends to collect and publish information on which members of each social inclusion partnership board have interests that would be declarable if serving as members of a local authority.

S1W-24742 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-24175 and S1W-24176 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, whether it will make public the registers of interest for social inclusion partnership board members.

S1W-24743 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24175 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, whether members of social inclusion partnership boards are obliged to notify the appropriate local authority of any interests or conflicts of interests and, if so, what the legislation governing such an obligation is.

S1W-24744 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-24174, S1W-24175 and S1W-24176 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, whether the registrable interests for social inclusion partnership board members are similar to those for elected members of local authorities or those who serve on non-departmental public bodies.

S1W-24745 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24178 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, whether any of the cases involving the withholding or recovery of payments to social inclusion partnerships occurred prior to May 1999.

S1W-24746 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24178 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, whether it intends to carry out any investigations into the circumstances surrounding any of the cases involving the withholding or recovery of payments to social inclusion partnerships.

S1W-24747 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24177 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, how it ensures that social inclusion partnership boards make funding allocation decisions in the public interest and what sanctions are available for use against board members who fail to make such decisions in the public interest.

S1W-24748 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24178 by Ms Margaret Curran on 2 April 2002, whether the police or the procurator fiscal service have ever been informed about the workings of a social inclusion partnership (SIP) or asked to investigate any of the workings of a SIP or any predecessor body and, if so, whether it will give details.

S1W-24749 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any functions within its responsibility which have been contracted out since May 1999 and how many of these contracts are covered by commercial confidentiality.

S1W-24750 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W- 21535 by Iain Gray on 28 January 2002, how many central heating systems had been installed at 31 March 2002 under its central heating installation programme in the (a) private and (b) social rented sector.

S1W-24751 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many central heating systems have been installed so far under its central heating installation programme in each local authority area actively considering whole housing stock transfer.

S1W-24752 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24007 by Lewis Macdonald on 25 March 2002, whether it will issue a similar profile of the spending to 2005-06 on motorway and trunk road repairs and maintenance, identifying all Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership (PFI/PPP) payments separately and profile any level playing field support payments in the same period in respect of any local authority PFI/PPP schemes for roads projects.

S1W-24753 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-655 by Mr Jack McConnell on 6 September 1999, whether it will detail the (a) capital and revenue expenditure in each year since 1996-97, (b) estimated outturn in capital and revenue expenditure in 2001-02, and (c) budgeted expenditure in 2002-03, on roads and transportation by each local authority, in (i) cash and (ii) real terms.

S1W-24754 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24010 by Lewis Macdonald on 3 April 2002, whether the guidance issued by the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions indicates whether it is allowable to aggregate roads projects on a single corridor, such as the A75, to lift the value of the combined schemes above the threshold at which they would all become eligible for Trans-European Network funding.

S1W-24755 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any members of staff from the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) and who at the time worked in a prison, attended the risk workshop referred to in section 2.7 of the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers and, if so, how many and what positions did they hold in the SPS at that time.

S1W-24756 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many members of staff from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) attended the risk workshop referred to in section 2.7 of the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review prepared by PwC.

S1W-24757 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff from PricewaterhouseCoopers were involved in the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review and how many working days were spent by them on the review.

S1W-24758 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Prison Service Estates Review submitted to it by the Scottish Prison Service was changed in any material regard as a result of the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

S1W-24759 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date Ministers first received the Scottish Prison Service Estates Review in what was materially the form in which it was published and on what date was the first version, if different, received.

S1W-24760 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive which visits to prisons in Scotland and elsewhere were undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers staff in relation to the Financial Review of Scottish Prisons Service Estates Review.

S1W-24761 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-13080 and S1W-19055 by Susan Deacon on 17 April 2001 and 23 November 2001 respectively, what progress has been made to achieve the target of ending mixed sex hospital wards by April 2002.

S1W-24762 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which hospitals still have mixed sex wards, broken down by NHS board area.

S1W-24763 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS board received for the purpose of eliminating mixed sex hospital wards; how much was spent and whether it will detail how.

S1W-24764Δ Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-04422 by Lewis Macdonald on 17 January 2002, whether the Performance Audit Group has completed the audit of BEAR Scotland Ltd's trunk roads maintenance winter activities in the north east during the period of severe winter weather over the last festive period and beyond and, if so, what the findings of this audit were.

S1W-24765Δ Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the condition in the trunk roads maintenance contracts which precludes Amey Highways Ltd and BEAR Scotland Ltd from corresponding or meeting with MSPs.

S1W-24766 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22122 by Iain Gray on 4 February 2002, when it will publish the report of the findings of the Review of Cities.

S1W-24767 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-4613 by Lewis Macdonald on 7 February 2002, whether it will outline the consultation arrangements for the Glasgow harbour development.

S1W-24768 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22331 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 8 February 2002, what impact its employment initiatives have had on the claimant unemployment rate in Glasgow Kelvin since May 1999.

S1W-24769 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22351 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 8 February 2002, what the net change in the number of employee jobs in Glasgow Kelvin has been since May 1999.

S1W-24770 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment was made of each local authorities grant aided expenditure requirements for roads maintenance in each year since 1995-96.

S1W-24771 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it made for non-wage related inflationary cost elements in the 2002-03 local government finance settlement and what provision it intends to make for this in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.

S1W-24772 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it made when calculating this years local government finance settlement to account for inflationary pay awards for local government staff, excluding provisions under the McCrone settlement, and what allocation it intends to make for this in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.

S1W-24773 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform the way in which local authorities are able to access capital.

S1W-24774 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the need for capital investment in the infrastructure for which local authorities are responsible.

S1W-24775 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the funding each local authority will require to pay from revenue budgets to fund Public Private Partnership/Private Finance Initiative schemes in the current financial year.

S1W-24776 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what assumption it made of the efficiency savings each local authority will make, expressed as a percentage of their total budget, when calculating their grant aided expenditure allocations for (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05.

S1W-24777 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what assumption it made of the rate at which council tax charges may rise in each local authority area, expressed as an annual percentage increase, when calculating their grant aided expenditure allocations for (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05.

S1W-24778 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total capital allocations made to each local authority is in the current financial year and what the allocations will be in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.

S1W-24779 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what challenge funding has been made available to each local authority in the current financial year and what funding was allocated in each of the past five years.

S1W-24780 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has made available to local authorities to fund the McCrone recommendations for teachers pay in each year for which figures are available.

S1W-24781 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24233 by Nicol Stephen on 3 April 2002, why its Education Department does not hold detailed information on the circular documents or other mailings it produces for distribution to primary and secondary schools.

S1W-24782 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what work has been done to identify the local and national implications of the potential asylum seekers' centre at RAF Turnhouse.

S1W-24783 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-20526 by Iain Gray on 28 January 2002, what progress has been made on the implementation of Part 6 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.

S1W-24784 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-19942 by Lewis Macdonald on 28 January 2002, what progress has been made to seek an exemption for Glasgow Underground from the draft European Transport Regulation.

S1W-24785 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what categories of children are eligible for legal aid.

S1W-24786 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24218 by Malcolm Chisholm on 2 April 2002, what the (a) target and (b) average waiting time were for patients on the waiting lists for maxillofacial and oral surgery to receive a first appointment with a consultant in (i) Scotland and (ii) each NHS board area in the year ending (1) 30 September 2000 and (2) 30 September 1999.

S1W-24787 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24217 by Malcolm Chisholm on 2 April 2002, how many patients were on the waiting list for maxillofacial and oral surgery in (a) Scotland and (b) each NHS board area at (i) December 2000 and (ii) 30 December 1999.

S1W-24788 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24216 by Malcolm Chisholm on 2 April 2002, why more recent information than that of 30 September 2000 regarding the number of consultant vacancies in oral surgery is not available.

S1W-24789 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24181 by Mr Jim Wallace on 2 April 2002, where information on the expenditure by police forces in respect of overtime for police officers attending court is held.

S1W-24790 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish a convention comprising of representatives to consider the social, political, religious and economic implications in Scotland of the future role and direction of the European Union, similar to the one established in Catalonia, and to set up a website to provide details of the work of any such convention.

S1W-24791 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on fishing zonal management committees with delegated powers and on the European Commission's proposals for regional advisory committees; what consultation it has had with EU member states on these matters and what information it has on whether any of these states advocate such committees and, if so, which ones and what influence such support will have on its position.

S1W-24792 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to engage with the Parliament and its European Committee and Rural Development Committee on the mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy.

S1W-24793 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to increase drug misuse awareness amongst parents, families and others to ensure more support can be given in the early stages to people taking drugs.

S1W-24794 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) males and (b) females suffered from chronic alcohol dependency in each of the past 10 years.

S1W-24795 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients with drug or alcohol dependency are currently participating in clinical trials.

S1W-24796 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24249 by Mr Jim Wallace on 3 April 2002, who is registered as having title to HM Prison Kilmarnock and its grounds.

S1W-24797 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24244 by Mr Jim Wallace on 3 April 2002, why no substantive answer to question S1W-23569 has been issued yet.

S1W-24798 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost was, including staff costs, of the preparation of the nine Delivering Transport Improvements leaflets published on 18 March 2002.

S1W-24799 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to proceed with the upgrade of the Planting End to Drumflower section of the A75 as stated in the letter of 20 December 2001 to me from the Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning, given that it was not included in its leaflet Delivering Transport Improvements - West of Scotland 1.

S1W-24800 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive why the upgrade of the Planting End to Drumflower section of the A75 was not included in its leaflet Delivering Transport Improvements - West of Scotland 1.

S1W-24801 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has suspended the planned upgrading of the Chapelton to Bush o' Bield section of the A75, as stated in the letter of 20 December 2001 to me from the Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning and, if so, why it was included in its leaflet Delivering Transport Improvements - West of Scotland 1.

S1W-24802 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans its has to announce further improvements to the A75 and A77 in light of the plans by Stena Line for the Loch Ryan operations.

S1W-24803 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial resources have been allocated to improve private sector housing in the light of Issues in Improving Quality in Private Houses: The first report of the Housing Improvement Task Force.

S1W-24804 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial incentives and support will be made available to private house owners to assist with repairs in the light of Issues in Improving Quality in Private Houses: The first report of the Housing Improvement Task Force.

S1W-24805 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for consideration of the need for revised local authority legislative powers to ensure that buildings are properly maintained as highlighted in Issues in Improving Quality in Private Houses: The first report of the Housing Improvement Task Force.

S1W-24806 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what timescale has been set for its stage two proposals referred to in Issues in Improving Quality in Private Houses: The first report of the Housing Improvement Task Force.

S1W-24807 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-23664 and S1W-23665 by Ms Margaret Curran on 18 March 2002, whether it will give a breakdown by planning authority area of the 830 planning applications that have been referred to Scottish Ministers since May 1999.

S1W-24808 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-23664 and S1W-23665 by Ms Margaret Curran on 18 March 2002, what information is required on planning application forms relating to the address and location of the site of the planning proposal.

S1W-24809 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-23664 and S1W-23665 by Ms Margaret Curran on 18 March 2002, what access planning authority officials have to the Scottish Parliament website MSP list and postcode search facility.

S1W-24810 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-23664 and S1W-23665 by Ms Margaret Curran on 18 March 2002, what resource implications prevent planning authority officials from informing MSPs representing constituencies contained within a planning authority area that a planning application from within that area has been referred to Scottish Ministers.

S1W-24811 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure the provision of specialist drug misuse services within the Lochaber area.

S1W-24812 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what proven effective treatments are available to treat cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis addictions.

S1W-24813 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to help post offices and, in particular, sub-post offices improve their competitiveness.

S1W-24814 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to develop a method of measuring the benefits of social enterprises.

S1W-24815 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in order to encourage the provision of full-time nursery places for the children of working parents.

S1W-24816 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time nursery places currently exist for the children of working parents and how many such places there were in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.

S1W-24817 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many childminders are currently registered and how many childminders were registered in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.

S1W-24818 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage people to register as childminders.

S1W-24819 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what role is envisaged for victim liaison services following the pilots in Hamilton and Aberdeen.

S1W-24820 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will complete the roll out of victim liaison services across Scotland.

S1W-24821 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when a victim liaison service will be established alongside the procurator fiscal service in Dumbarton.

S1W-24822 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23159 by Iain Gray on 26 March 2002, why it did not give its position on the appropriateness or potential safety implications of providing accommodation to persons living alone with severe and irreversible vision impairment on the upper floors of tower blocks in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency.

S1W-24823 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23160 by Iain Gray on 26 March 2002, why the information requested is not held centrally and what the benefits are of not holding such information centrally.

S1W-24824 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what insurance cover exists for the prison estates owned and operated by the Scottish Prison Service and how much is paid for that cover under section 6 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd.

S1W-24825 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the contractor has provided evidence of having negotiated insurance for the private prison estate that it operates under section 6 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd.

S1W-24826 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what area of land is leased to the contractor and what financial consideration forms part of the lease; on what date the land was purchased or acquired by the Secretary of State for Scotland or by any public body responsible to him or his successors; what the purchase price of the land was on that date and what the estimated value of the land is now or was most recently assessed under section 9 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd.

S1W-24827 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the rateable value is for calculating business rates for the prison and site under section 9.5 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd.

S1W-24828 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-19194 by Iain Gray on 16 November 2001, whether the provision of compensation for the use of Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd staff when deployed in other prisons and vice versa is compatible with the mutual aid arrangement section 5.5 and 5.6 of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd

S1W-24829 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funds allocated to local authorities for the care and repair programme in privately-owned homes are ring-fenced.

S1W-24830 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list any local authorities that utilise elements of their care and repair programme budgets for aids and adaptations.

S1W-24831 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether supply under care and repair programmes is meeting demand for (a) care and repair and (b) aids and adaptations and how it monitors supply and demand under such programmes.

S1W-24832 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the progress of independent advocacy programmes in NHS boards.

S1W-24833 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any NHS boards have frozen funds available for independent advocacy programmes in the current financial year and, if so, which NHS boards have taken such action.

S1W-24834 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it plans to take to progress independent advocacy programmes in the current year.

S1W-24835 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the Ministerial Statement by the Minister for Environment and Rural Development to the Parliament on 21 March 2002, Official Report, col. 10615, whether the proposals for the Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive will be submitted in any form for independent assessment or audit and, if so, who will carry out this assessment or audit; with which "major stakeholders" the college will consult and whether it will ensure that this includes representatives from the college students, the local National Farmers Union Scotland and the campaign to retain the college; what it meant by the "range of options that are open to the SAC", and whether it will specify these options.

S1W-24836 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish a detailed breakdown of the estimated £20 million cost of a new campus for the Scottish Agricultural College in Paisley and a move to Aberdeen; whether it is satisfied that these costings are accurate; whether the costings have been submitted for analysis or assessment and, if so, to whom.

S1W-24837 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail each venture written off as a "failed joint venture" as referred to in the Director's report on the Scottish Agriculture College, setting out the reason why each failed and the amount of money that was written off as a result.

S1W-24838 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to its news release SE5621/2002 on 28 March 2002, what criteria it used to select the winners in its Digital Communities initiative.

S1W-24839 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive with regard to the branding and value exercise at Scottish Enterprise (SE), awarded to Corporate Edge as reported in The Drum on 15 February 2002, what brief was issued to firms intending to enter the competitive pitch process; how much SE received to fund the exercise; what input it had to the final selections, and what advantage Corporate Edge, based in London, had over any Scottish firms that pitched for the exercise.

S1W-24840 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how much revenue from the aggregates levy will be passed to it for spending; what this revenue will be used for; what mechanism will be used to distribute funds and if no decisions on administration of the revenue have been made, when they will be.

S1W-24841 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish a sustainability fund similar to that planned by Her Majesty's Government for England and Wales and (a) what type of projects will be funded, (b) whether the fund will be public or private and (c) what the rules on match-funding under the fund and the eligibility criteria for funding will be.

S1W-24842 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the minutes of the quarterly meetings of Family Contact Development Officers in the Scottish Prison Service record any note of difficulties encountered by visitors to sex offenders in non-specific sex offender jails.

S1W-24843 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Family Contact Development Officers there are within the Scottish Prison Service.

S1W-24844 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions regarding the company limited by guarantee that will succeed Railtrack.

S1W-24845 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what shareholding it will have in the company limited by guarantee that will succeed Railtrack.

S1W-24846 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it requested that a separate company by guarantee be established to succeed Railtrack in Scotland.

S1W-24848 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be able to give directions and guidance to the company limited by guarantee that will replace Railtrack and, if so, under what terms and circumstances; whether such directions and guidance will be subject to veto and, if so, by whom.

S1W-24849 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its proposed implementation date is for amendments to the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/323).

S1W-24850 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23834 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 22 March 2002, what other resources and support have been allocated to audiology departments to enable them to comply with The Good Practice Guidance for Adult Hearing Aid Fittings and Services.

S1W-24851 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all categories of NHS staff, including consultants, have to abide by the European Working Time Directive.

S1W-24852 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any patient who meets the assessment criteria for free personal and nursing care will be cared for by the NHS.

S1W-24853 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are currently set in the NHS for assessing entitlement and access to long-term care for elderly people.

S1W-24854 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the NHS will receive additional funding for free personal and nursing care for the elderly where a patient's assessment fits the prescribed criteria.

S1W-24855 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) males and (b) females regularly take anti-depressants and what the annual cost to the NHS has been in each of the past 10 years.

S1W-24856 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific action has been or will be taken to tackle depression in children aged 5-14.

S1W-24857 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been any increase since 1997 in the number of anti-depressant prescriptions; if so, what this increase has been and whether it will detail what action has been or will be taken to tackle such an increase.

S1W-24858 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22374 by Malcolm Chisholm on 8 February 2002, what research has been, is being or will be carried out into the number of males and females currently diagnosed as suffering from depression.

S1W-24859 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people currently suffer from multiple sclerosis; whether all such patients will be given a neurological assessment to gauge their suitability for beta-interferon, and whether there are sufficient neurologists and clinical personnel to carry out such assessments.

S1W-24860 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all clinical procedures are rigorously tested before widespread application in the NHS.

S1W-24861 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive which group of cancer patients will benefit from the increased funding for clinical trials, given the number of colorectal, lung and prostate cancer patients who currently participate in clinical trials.

S1W-24862 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase its share of the funding for cancer research against the amount currently raised through charitable donations.

S1W-24863 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to pilot managed care models of disease management.

S1W-24864 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prison places are currently available to prisoners who wish to have nothing to do with drugs and whether this meets any targets set by the Scottish Prison Service.

S1W-24865 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are currently registered with general practitioners according to the community health index.

S1W-24866 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that all payments to general practitioners are accurate.

S1W-24867 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it or the Common Services Agency ensures that no fraudulent items of service claims are made by general practitioners (GPs) and what process is there for GPs who are found to have made such claims.

S1W-24868 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures are in place to ensure that all students, the deceased and temporary residents are removed from general practitioners lists at the appropriate time.

S1W-24869 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any Minister attended the recent global wind power conference in Paris to underline Scotland's position as a prime wind energy generation site in Europe.

S1W-24870 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the recycling of household waste is currently carried out by the community or voluntary sector.

S1W-24871 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it is making available to the community or voluntary sector to allow its participation in the long-term planning and delivery of sustainable environmental and economic development and specifically in the area of waste recycling.

S1W-24872 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce a decision on the current proposals by (a) North Lanarkshire Council and (b) South Lanarkshire Council for schools' reorganisation and closures in their respective areas.

S1W-24873 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support and promote a pilot scheme for the introduction of road equivalent tariff on one of the ferry routes to the Western Isles.

S1W-24874 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the case for road equivalent tariff to be applied to the costs of travel by ferry; whether it has considered the cost of implementing such a policy and, if so, what the estimated cost would be, and whether it has estimated what the additional traffic would be through a reduction in the ferry fares by the application of a road equivalent tariff policy.

S1W-24875 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will place in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre a copy of the consultants report commissioned by Caledonian MacBrayne as part of its fares review in which it considered whether a road equivalent tariff fare structure should be implemented on the Clyde and Western Isles ferry services.

S1W-24876 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific measures it has taken or plans to take to promote the use of architects and what action it has taken to ensure that Communities Scotland works in partnership with architects.

S1W-24877 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to include in its housing policy proposals similar to those operating in Norway, where the state provides a level of loan for housing based on meeting certain criteria for example in providing benefits to the environment.

S1W-24878 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Enterprise has ever helped or offered business advice to firms that pitched for its brand and values exercise.




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Monday 8 April 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. Each Monday the full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin together with motions previously lodged that are due to be debated that week.



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-2968 Robin Harper: Aggregates Tax Sustainability Fund-That the Parliament recommends that the Scottish Executive establish a sustainability fund in order to distribute revenues from the aggregates tax similar to that planned by Her Majesty's Government in England and Wales and that the Scottish Landfill Tax Credit Forum is consulted on the details of the administration of the fund.

*S1M-2967 Pauline McNeill: Fire Safety at Glasgow Royal Infirmary-That the Parliament welcomes the £250,000 installation of hi-tech fire alarms at Glasgow Royal Infirmary as the final stage of an overall upgrade to increase safety for staff, patients and the public in every ward and building.

*S1M-2966# Margaret Smith: World Asthma Day, 7 May 2002-That the Parliament notes that World Asthma Day is on Tuesday 7 May 2002 when, in the United Kingdom, the National Asthma Campaign will highlight childhood asthma; is aware that over 113,000 (around 1 in 6) children in Scotland have been diagnosed with asthma and that the incidence is highest amongst children; commends the National Asthma Campaign Scotland for its work on childhood asthma, including its publication of the first childhood asthma audit and its programme of asthma information sessions for adults working in the early years sector; further notes the soon to be published Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network/British Thoracic Society guidelines for asthma and invites the Scottish Executive to devise a national asthma strategy to ensure that these guidelines are implemented across the country and matched by any necessary resources.

*S1M-2965 Pauline McNeill: River Kelvin Walkway-That the Parliament welcomes the £750,000 upgrade to the three-mile River Kelvin walkway planned by Glasgow City Council; notes that this walkway is very popular with walkers, cyclists, joggers and families and provides a quiet and safe route for many people who wish to avoid busy city roads; further notes that it is also home to a wide variety of wildlife and native plants and believes that the beauty of the river walk will only be enhanced by the resurfacing of the path.

*S1M-2964 Pauline McNeill: Refurbishment of Glasgow City Halls-That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow City Council on its £950,000 allocation from the Scottish Arts Council towards a major refurbishment of the City Halls; notes that the refurbishment of this major venue in the city centre will improve the already outstanding acoustics in the 1,000 seater Grand Hall Auditorium thereby making the venue fully equipped for digital radio and television broadcasting, webcasting and interactive teaching and learning, as well as creating enhanced facilities for performers and audiences, and supports the creation of a home at the City Halls for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Music Information Centre.

*S1M-2963# Karen Whitefield: In-patient Paediatric Services at Monklands District Hospital-That the Parliament notes with concern the decision by Lanarkshire Primary Care NHS Trust to renege on its commitment to re-establish in-patient paediatric services within Monklands District Hospital; believes that the Trust should fulfil this commitment and return these services to the hospital as soon as possible and invites the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations to the Trust to ensure that the views of the people of Monklands are fully considered before any final decision is made regarding the future of these services.

S1M-2961 Scotland United (lodged on 28 March 2002) Robin Harper*, Stewart Stevenson*, Brian Adam*, Susan Deacon*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-2957 Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council Boundaries (Braehead) Amendment Order 2002 (lodged on 28 March 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2956# Dystonia (lodged on 28 March 2002) Robin Harper*, Michael Matheson*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr John McAllion*, Fiona McLeod*, Tricia Marwick*, Kate Maclean*, Ms Sandra White*, Christine Grahame*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-2955 Deportation of Eduardo Sanchez (lodged on 28 March 2002) Robin Harper*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-2953# Timber Industry (lodged on 27 March 2002) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-2950# UN Children's Summit 8 - 10 May 2002 (lodged on 27 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Sandra White*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-2944# Register of Pensioners' Groups (lodged on 26 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2943 Welcome to Professor Karen Vousden at the Beatson Institute (lodged on 26 March 2002) Elaine Smith*

S1M-2942 World's Biggest Burns Supper (lodged on 26 March 2002) Elaine Smith*

S1M-2939 Inverness and the Highlands' Bid to be the European Capital of Culture 2008 (lodged on 25 March 2002) Robin Harper*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mary Scanlon*, Scott Barrie*, Phil Gallie*

S1M-2938 Naval Defence Review and Faslane and Coulport Naval Dockyards (lodged on 25 March 2002) Robin Harper*, Scott Barrie*

S1M-2936 Dungavel Detention Centre (lodged on 25 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-2933 Alain Baxter (lodged on 21 March 2002) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-2932 World Association of Flower Arrangers (lodged on 21 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*

S1M-2931# Parkinson's Awareness Week (lodged on 21 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*

S1M-2930 Inverness Air Links - Public Service Obligation (lodged on 20 March 2002) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-2926# Teenage Cancer Trust - Beatson Oncology Unit (lodged on 20 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Scott Barrie*

S1M-2925 Ethical Threads (lodged on 20 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Scott Barrie*, Pauline McNeill*, Fiona McLeod*, Helen Eadie*

S1M-2924 Bill McLaren (lodged on 20 March 2002) Scott Barrie*

S1M-2917# In-House Provision of Public Services (lodged on 19 March 2002) Pauline McNeill*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2916 Launch of Burnbrae Primary School Drug Free Zone (lodged on 18 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-2906 Criminal Responsibility and the Piper Alpha Disaster (lodged on 21 March 2002) Elaine Smith*

S1M-2902 UN Resolution on State of Palestine (lodged on 13 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Susan Deacon*

S1M-2889 Screentime (lodged on 12 March 2002) Elaine Smith*

S1M-2880 Palestine (lodged on 12 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Susan Deacon*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2874# Drugs and Driving (lodged on 11 March 2002) Elaine Smith*

S1M-2865 Appeal for Colombian Green Presidential Candidate Ingrid Betancourt (lodged on 8 March 2002) Elaine Smith*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-2849# Ageism (lodged on 6 March 2002) Brian Adam*

S1M-2843 Family History Tourism Development (lodged on 6 March 2002) Fiona McLeod*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2756# Dangerous Driving and the Law (lodged on 19 February 2002) Brian Adam*

S1M-2731# Macmillan Cancer Relief - Cancer Talk (lodged on 12 February 2002) Susan Deacon*

S1M-2709 Cancer Research UK (lodged on 6 February 2002) Susan Deacon*

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

S1M-2682 The Co-op and Labelling in Braille (lodged on 31 January 2002) Susan Deacon*

S1M-2664 UK Life League (lodged on 30 January 2002) Susan Deacon*

S1M-2622# Cross-Party Support for a Review of the Construction Industry in Scotland (lodged on 17 January 2002) Susan Deacon*



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Monday 8 April 2002

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments

New amendments to Bills lodged on 3 April 2002

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3

Section 6

Michael Matheson


1 In section 6, page 4, line 2, at end insert-

<or if those Ministers or such an authority has (or those Ministers and such an authority or authorities jointly have) a controlling interest in the company.>

Michael Matheson


2 In section 6, page 4, line 11, at end insert-

<( ) For the purposes of subsection (1)-

(a) the Scottish Ministers have a controlling interest in a company if a majority of shares in the company are held by-

(i) the Scottish Ministers or companies wholly owned by them or in which they have a controlling interest; or

(ii) persons acting on behalf of the Scottish Ministers or of such companies; and

(b) a Scottish public authority has such a controlling interest if a majority of shares in the company are held by-

(i) the authority or companies wholly owned by the authority or in which they have a controlling interest; or

(ii) persons acting on behalf of the authority or of such companies.>

After section 21

Michael Matheson


3 After section 21, insert-

<Internal procedures in Scottish public authorities

Information officers

(1) A Scottish public authority must designate one of its members, officers or employees as its information officer.

(2) Where a Scottish public authority is required to appoint a monitoring officer by section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c.42), the monitoring officer shall also be the information officer for the purposes of this Act.

(3) The information officer of each authority is to be responsible for-

(a) ensuring that the authority complies with the requirements of this Act; and

(b) the handling of all requirements for review received by the authority.>

Section 27

Michael Matheson


4 In section 27, page 14, line 29, at end insert-

<( ) Information which is exempt by virtue of subsection (1) ceases to be exempt if it has not been published twelve weeks after the request for that information was made; and information which ceases to be exempt under this subsection cannot subsequently become exempt information under that subsection.>

Section 33

Michael Matheson


5 In section 33, page 17, line 27, at end insert-

<( ) Information exchanged between two or more of the authorities listed in schedule 1 is not exempt information under subsection (1).>

Michael Matheson


6 In section 33, page 17, line 27, at end insert-

<( ) For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), disclosure of information is to be regarded as likely to prejudice substantially the commercial interests of any person if such disclosure could-

(a) reasonably be expected to result in a material financial loss or gain to the person to whom the information relates;

(b) prejudice substantially the competitive position of a person in the conduct of that person's profession or business or otherwise in that person's occupation; or

(c) prejudice substantially the conduct or outcome of contractual or other negotiations to which the person to whom the information relates is a party.>

Section 52

Michael Matheson


7 In section 52, page 29, line 20, leave out <tenth> and insert <fifth>

Michael Matheson


8 Leave out section 52

New amendments to Bills lodged on 4 April 2002

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3

Section 72

Michael Matheson


9 In section 72, page 36, line 32, leave out <five> and insert <three>

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2

Section 9

Roseanna Cunningham


1 In section 9, page 6, leave out lines 7 and 8

Section 31

Roseanna Cunningham


2 In section 31, page 21, line 8, leave out <polling district or districts> and insert <post code area or areas>

Roseanna Cunningham


3 In section 31, page 21, line 10, leave out <polling district or those polling districts> and insert <post code area or those post code areas>



Business Bulletin No. 57/2002
Monday 8 April 2002

Section H : New Documents


Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 3 April 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment (No.2) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/169)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972


The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 5 April 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Food (Jelly Confectionery) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/179)

laid under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972


Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 2 April 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-

Ayr College: Report of the Board of Management and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/9)-

Clydebank College: Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/16)-

Fife College: Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/24)-

Inverness College: Report of the Board of Management and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/29)-

Lews Castle College: Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/36)-

Moray College: Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/37)-

North Glasgow College: Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/39)-

Reid Kerr College: Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/43)-

Bell College of Technology: Report of the Board of Management and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/83)-

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


Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of Ayr College (SE/2002/74)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of Bell College of Technology (SE/2002/75)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of Clydebank College (SE/2002/76)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of Fife College (SE/2002/77)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of Inverness College (SE/2002/78)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of Moray College (SE/2002/80)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of North Glasgow College (SE/2002/81)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of Reid Kerr College (SE/2002/82)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2000-01 Audit of Lews Castle College (SE/2002/84)


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 3 April 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-

Coatbridge College: Report of the Board of Management and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/17)-

Stevenson College: Financial Report for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/45)-

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




The following document was laid before the Parliament on 4 April 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Costs, Sentencing Profiles and the Scottish Criminal Justice System 2000 (SE/2002/71)

laid under section 306 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995


Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 4 April 2002

Transport and the Environment Committee, 6th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP 567)

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. 57/2002
Monday 8 April 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.

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 26 March

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

(introduced as the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill)

Passed 28 March

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 5 March

Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill

Passed 6 March

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 completed 20 March

Marriage (Scotland) Bill

Royal Assent 4 April

School Meals (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 14 November

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill

Stage 1 completed 28 February

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Bill

(introduced as the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman Bill)

Passed 21 March

Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill

Stage 2 (Education, Culture and Sport Committee) 16 April

Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

Passed 6 March

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Health and Community Care Committee) 20 March

Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

The draft Bus User Complaints Tribunal Regulations 2002 (26 February 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The draft Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2002 (26 February 2002) (Rural Development)

The draft Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Elections (Scotland) Order 2002 (26 February 2002) (Rural Development)

The draft Police Act 1997 (Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates) (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (12 March 2002) (Justice 2)

The draft Air Quality (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (28 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)


Negative Instruments

Subject to annulment until 13 April 2002


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

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


Subject to annulment until 15 April 2002


The Scottish Social Services Council (Appointments, Procedure and Access to the Register) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/60) (14 February 2002) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/61) (14 February 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Race Relations Act 1976 (Statutory Duties) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2202/62) (14 February 2002) (Equal Opportunities)

The Children's Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/63) (14 February 2002) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Food (Star Anise from Third Countries) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/64) (14 February 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2002 (SI 2002/261) (14 February 2002) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 21 April 2002


The Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/69) (26 February 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

Subject to annulment until 27 April 2002


The Preserved Rights (Transfer of Responsible Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/76) (4 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Economy, efficiency and effectiveness examinations) (Specified bodies etc.) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/77) (4 March 2002) (Audit)

The Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Access to Documents and Information) (Relevant Persons) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/78) (4 March 2002) (Audit)


Subject to annulment until 28 April 2002


The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures)(Scotland) Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/81) (5 March 2002) (Rural Development)

The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/83) (5 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 29 April 2002


The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/85) (6 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/86) (6 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 202/87) (6 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/88) (6 March 2002) (Justice 1)


Subject to annulment until 30 April 2002


The Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/89) (7 March 2002) (Local Government)

The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/91) (7 March 2002) (Local Government)

The Provision of School Education for Children under School Age (Prescribed Children) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/90) (7 March 2002) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Electricity from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources (Locational Flexibility) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/92) (7 March 2002) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Electricity from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources (Scotland) Saving Arrangements (Modification) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/93) (7 March 2002) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Fossil Fuel Levy (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/94) (7 March 2002) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Guardians etc. by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/95) (7 March 2002) (Justice 1)

The Adults with Incapacity (Reports in Relation to Guardianship and Intervention Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/96) (7 March 2002) (Justice 1)

The Adults with Incapacity (Recall of Guardians' Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/97) (7 March 2002) (Justice 1)

The Adults with Incapacity (Non-compliance with Decisions of Welfare Guardians) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/98) (7 March 2002) (Justice 1)


Subject to annulment until 1 May 2002


The National Health Service (General Dental Services and Dental Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/99) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/100) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The NHS Education for Scotland Order 2002 (SSI 2002/103) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and NHS Education for Scotland (Transfer of Staff) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/105) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/111) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/101) (8 March 2002) (Local Government)

The Council Tax (Dwellings and Part Residential Subjects) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/102) (8 March 2002) (Local Government)

The Control of Noise (Codes of Practice for Construction and Open Sites) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/104) (8 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/107) (8 March 2002) (Justice 2)

The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/106) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (Staff Transfer Scheme) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/108) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Regulation of Care (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/112) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Regulation of Care (Applications and Provision of Advice) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/113) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Regulation of Care (Requirements as to Care Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/114) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Regulation of Care (Registration and Registers) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/115) (8 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Dairy Produce Quotas (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/110) (8 March 2002) (Rural Development)

The Plant Protection Products Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/117) (8 March 2002) (Rural Development)

The Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/116) (8 March 2002) (Justice 2)


Subject to annulment until 4 May 2002


The Restriction of Liberty Order (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/119) (11 March 2002) (Justice 1)

The Regulation of Care (Excepted Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/120) (11 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 6 May 2002


The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Revocation Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/109) (13 March 2002) (Rural Development)

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/125) (13 March 2002) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 7 May 2002


The Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian's Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/131) (14 March 2002) (Justice 1)


Subject to annulment until 14 May 2002


The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/139) (21 March 2002) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 15 May 2002


The Combined Police Area Amalgamation Schemes 1995 (Amendment) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/140) (22 March 2002) (Justice 1)

The Combined Fire Services Area Administration Schemes (Variation) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/141) (22 March 2002) (Justice 1)

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/143) (22 March 2002) (Justice 2)

Subject to annulment until 18 May 2002


The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/147) (25 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Food (Figs, Hazelnuts and Pistachios from Turkey) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/148) (25 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Food (Peanuts from China) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/149) (25 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 19 May 2002


The National Health Service (General Medical Services and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/153) (26 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council Boundaries (Blackburn) Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/154) (26 March 2002) (Local Government)

The Argyll and Bute Council and West Dunbartonshire Council Boundaries (Ardoch Sewage Works) Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/155) (26 March 2002) (Local Government)

The Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council Boundaries (Braehead) Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/156) (26 March 2002) (Local Government)

The City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council Boundaries (West Farm, Broxburn) Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/157) (26 March 2002) (Local Government)


Subject to annulment until 20 May 2002


The Scottish Administration (Offices) Order 2002 (SI 2002/801) (27 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 21 May 2002


The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 2002 (SI 2002/800) (28 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Plant Health (Great Britain) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/164) (28 March 2002) (Rural Development)

The Scottish Water (Rate of Return) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/165) (28 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential and Savings Provisions) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/166) (28 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Water and Sewerage Charges (Exemption) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/167) (28 March 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

Subject to annulment until 22 May 2002


The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment (No.2) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/169) (3 April 2002)

The Food (Jelly Confectionery) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/179) (5 April 2002)


Committee Business

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

Audit 16 April

Education, Culture and Sport 16 April

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 17 April

Equal Opportunities 16 April

European 23 April

Finance 16 April

Health and Community Care 17 April

Justice 1 16 April

Justice 2 17 April

Local Government 16 April

Procedures 23 April

Public Petitions 23 April

Rural Development 16 April

Social Justice 17 April

Standards 24 April

Subordinate Legislation 16 April

Transport and Environment 17 April



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