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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 35/2003

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Business Bulletin No. 35/2003
Friday 21 February 2003

Contents

Section B : Business Programme
Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings
Section E : Written questions lodged on 20 February 2003
Section F : Motions and Amendments
Section G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
Section H : New Documents
Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business


Business Bulletin No. 35/2003
Friday 21 February 2003

Section B : Business Programme


As agreed by the Parliament on 20 February 2003


Wednesday 26 February 2003

9:30 am Time for Reflection – Major Alan Dixon, Assistant to the Scotland Secretary, Salvation Army

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

The Clerk has been advised of the topic of the following Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party business.

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Debate on Health

11:00 am Executive Debate on Educational Attainment of Looked After Children

2:00 pm Stage 3 of Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3723 Angus MacKay: Ethical Investment (for text of motion see S1M-3723 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Thursday 19 December 2002)


Thursday 27 February 2003

9:30 am Preliminary Stage Debate on National Galleries of Scotland Bill

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time (for text of questions see Section D of Business Bulletin for Thursday 20 February 2003)

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Debate on the European Year of Disabled People

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-3647 Jamie Stone: Wick Ambulance Service (for text of motion see S1M-3647 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 2 December 2002)


Wednesday 5 March 2003

9:30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

2:00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of Homelessness (Scotland) Bill

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 6 March 2003

9:30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Business Bulletin No. 35/2003
Friday 21 February 2003

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings


Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill Committee

24 February 2003

1st Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in the Town Hall, Kirkcudbright

1. Item in private: The committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Consideration Stage of the Bill from-

Mr Dan Badger, Project Manager, Offshore Energy Resource Limited

Mr Rupert Steele, Head of Regulation and Government Affairs, TXU for Solway Offshore Resources

Mr John Beattie, Senior Risk Analyst, Anatec

Mr John Gallagher, Technical Director of Electromagnetics, QinetiQ

Mr Alfred Bennett, Solway Shell-Fisherman's Association

Mr Alan Cubbin, Director of Quality and Standards, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Mr Jerry Eardley, Legal and Environment Adviser, Royal Yachting Association UK

Mr James Copland, Past Commodore, The Solway Yacht Club

The Committee will hear closing submissions on behalf of the Promoters and the Objectors.

3. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider whether to take its discussion on the draft Consideration Stage Report on the Bill in private at its next meeting.

4. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill: The committee will consider its approach to the Consideration Stage Report.


Procedures Committee

25 February 2003

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Consultative Steering Group Report: The Committee will consider draft report text.


Public Petitions Committee

25 February 2003

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions-

PE597: Provision of funding to prevent bed reductions and the loss of geriatric services in Scottish hospitals.

PE599: Provision of funding to prevent the closure of residential and nursing care services for the elderly.

PE598: Barra Air Service. Ms Jessie MacNeil will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE601: Rights of audience in Scottish courts. Mr Bill Alexander will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE602: Recovery of abandoned private sector properties. Mr David Cleghorn (Dedridge Community Council) will make a presentation in support of this petition.

PE583: Proposal for an inquiry into the governance and management of Scotland's further Education Colleges.

PE600: Call for an analysis of the number of pagans who responded to the 2001 Scottish Census.

2. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions-

PE276: NHS allergy clinics in Scotland.

PE432: Independent Complaints Review Panels (social services).

PE436: Access to independent advocacy.

PE440: Provision of care and treatment for patients released from the State Hospital.

PE462, PE463 & PE464: Designation of SSSIs, SPAs and SACs.

PE497: Nuisance caused by high hedges.

PE504: Publication of criminal memoirs for profit.

PE509: Planning legislation affecting certain types of development.

PE513: Future of rural sub post offices.

PE542: Support for the Post Office network in Scotland.

3. Convener's report.


Finance Committee

25 February 2003

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate legislation: Peter Peacock MSP to move (S1M-3873)- That the Finance Committee, in consideration of the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2002 Amendment Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

2. Cross-Cutting Reviews: The Committee will consider a paper outlining possible topics for future cross-cutting expenditure reviews and will make recommendations to it successor Committee.

3. Financial Scrutiny Review: The Committee will consider a draft report on its Financial Scrutiny Review and a paper from the adviser on the budget process.

4. Annual report: The Committee will consider its annual report for 2002-2003.

5. Cross-Cutting Review (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on its cross-cutting expenditure review on Children in Poverty.


Subordinate Legislation Committee

25 February 2003

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive on the following-

Homelessness (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

2. Executive responses: The Committee will consider the responses from the Executive to points raised on the following-

The SFGS Farmland Premium Scheme 2003, (draft)

The Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (draft)

The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (draft)

The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/55)

The Registration of Foreign Adoptions (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/67)

The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Aberdeen City Council) Designation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/70)

The Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (Aberdeen City Council) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/71)

The Parking Attendants (Wearing of Uniforms) (Aberdeen City Council Parking Area) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/72)

The Taxi Drivers' Licences (Carrying of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2003/73)

The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/79)

The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement No.4) (Scotland) (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/80).

3. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following-

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003, (draft).

4. Instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following-

The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003, (SSI 2003/87)

The Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) Scheme 2003, (SSI 2003/92).

5. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following-

The Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/85)

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/86)

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/88)

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/89).

6. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary control: The Committee will consider the following-

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.11) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/81)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2002 Partial Revocation (No.2) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/90).

7. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following-

The Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000 (Commencement No.6) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/84)

The Bluetongue (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/91).


Local Government Committee

25 February 2003

7th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: Peter Peacock MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services to move (S1M-3878) - That the Local Government Committee recommends that the draft Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Modification of Enactments) Order 2003 be approved.

3. Subordinate legislation: Peter Peacock MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services to move (S1M-3912) - That the Local Government Committee, in consideration of the draft Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

4. Subordinate legislation: Peter Peacock MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services to move (S1M-3913) - That the Local Government Committee, in consideration of the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Petrol Filling Stations, Public Houses and Hotels) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

5. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument-

the Taxi Drivers' Licences (Carrying of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/73).

6. Annual report: The Committee will consider its draft annual report.


Justice 1 Committee

25 February 2003

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.45 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Inquiry into alternatives to custody (in private): The Committee will discuss lines of questioning for the witness.

2. Inquiry into legal aid (in private): The Committee will discuss lines of questioning for the witnesses.

3. Item in private: The Committee will discuss whether to consider its draft report for its inquiry into alternatives to custody in private at future meetings.

4. Conveners' report: The Committee will consider the Convener's report.

5. Inquiry into alternatives to custody: The Committee will take evidence from-

Jim Wallace MSP, Minister for Justice.

6. Inquiry into legal aid: The Committee will take evidence from-

Hugh Henry MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice and Jean Couper, Chairman,
Lindsay Montgomery, Chief Executive and Tom Murray, Director of Legal
Services and Applications, SLAB (Scottish Legal Aid Board).

7. Subordinate legislation: Hugh Henry MSP (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move (S1M-3842)-Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations-That the Justice 1 Committee, in consideration of the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, recommends that the Regulations be approved,

S1M-3843 Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003-That the Justice 1 Committee, in consideration of the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, recommends that the Regulations be approved, and

S1M-3844 Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2003-That the Justice 1 Committee, in consideration of the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, recommends that the Regulations be approved.

8. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument-

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/49).


Education, Culture and Sport Committee

25 February 2003

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument-

the Registration of Foreign Adoptions (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/67).

3. Purposes of Scottish Education: The Committee will consider a further draft report.


Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

25 February 2003

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Intermediary Technology Institutes: The Committee will take a briefing from:

Janet Brown (Director of Competitive Business) Scottish Enterprise.

2. Science and the Economy: The Committee will take evidence from:

Dr Kevin Cullen, (Acting Director, Research and Enterprise) University of Glasgow

Sir Alan Langlands, (Chairman) Scottish Institute for Enterprise.

3. Teaching and Research Funding in Higher Education: The Committee will take evidence from:

Roger McClure (Chief Executive), Professor Georgina Follett (Council Member), and Professor David Gani, (Director of Research Strategy and Policy) Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

4. Correspondence from BAA plc: The Committee will consider correspondence from BAA plc in response to the Committee's report on the Future of Tourism in Scotland.

5. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft of its annual report.


Health and Community Care Committee

25 February 2003

10th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments-

the Animal By-Products (Identification) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/53)

the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/63)

the National Health Service (General Medical Services Supplementary Lists) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/64).

3. OFT Report on Retail Pharmacies: The Committee will take evidence from-

Frank McAveety MSP, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care.

4. Petitions: The Committee will consider a progress report on petitions.

5. Hepatitis C: The Committee will consider correspondence from Philip Dolan, Scottish Haemophilia Groups Forum.

6. Hepatitis C: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.


Rural Development Committee

25 February 2003

8th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Petitions PE187/PE 449: The Committee will take evidence from-

Geva Blackett, The Scottish Gamekeepers Association

Bert Burnett, The Scottish Gamekeepers Association

Professor Colin Galbraith, Director of Scientific and Advisory Services, Scottish Natural Heritage

Professor Des Thompson, Principal Uplands Advisor, Scottish Natural Heritage

Allan Wilson MSP, Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development,

and consider Petition PE187 from the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, calling for the Scottish Parliament to allow licensed culling of raptors under the terms of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act in areas where local populations have increased beyond normal levels, and

Petition PE449 from the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, calling for an independent investigation into the impact of predatory birds on waders and songbirds, and private stocks of fish and gamebirds.

2. Scottish Fishing Industry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.


Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) Bill Committee

25 February 2003

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).


Business Bulletin No. 35/2003
Friday 21 February 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 20 February 2003


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

S1W-34187 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many drivers of foreign-registered cars caught speeding by police speed cameras have not paid the appropriate fine in each of the last three years and what its estimate is of revenue lost as a result.

S1W-34188 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32809 by Ross Finnie on 13 January 2003, how the error in the sample data for the study "Public Attitudes Towards Wind Farms in Scotland" occurred and to what extent the study contributed to the expansion of wind farms in the Highlands and Islands.

S1W-34189 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to provide GP care for the island of Coll if the present GP locum contract ends in April 2003, given the absence of a GP on the island from 15 to 22 February 2003 and the recent retirement of one of the locum GPs.

S1W-34190 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to provide a permanent GP on the island of Coll, given the length of time that the post has been vacant.

S1W-34191 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the Minister for the Environment and Rural Development has led the United Kingdom delegation to an EU Council meeting since 1999.

S1W-34192 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that crime against people with learning disabilities is explicitly recognised and not described by other terms such as bullying, harassment and abuse.

S1W-34193 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether policies and procedures have been set up to prevent and respond to hate crime against people with learning difficulties such as third-party reporting, positive arrest policies, recording and monitoring and social target-hardening procedures and, if not, whether such measures are being considered.

S1W-34194 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that people with learning disabilities are involved in community safety partnerships.

S1W-34195 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a performance indicator to measure police success in tackling all hate crime.

S1W-34196 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33523 by Mr Andy Kerr on 14 February 2003, how many specialists were recruited into the civil service in each year since 1996.

S1W-34197 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure the availability of affordable, good quality housing for those on low incomes in the Dumbarton parliamentary constituency.

S1W-34198 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been invested in local authority housing stock in the (a) Argyll and Bute and (b) West Dunbartonshire council area in each year since 1999.

S1W-34199 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been invested by Communities Scotland and its predecessor in housing association stock in the (a) Argyll and Bute Council area, (b) West Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) Dumbarton parliamentary constituency in each year since 1999.

S1W-34200 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place for Fife NHS Board to refer patients with severe dependency on alcohol and with complex needs to appropriate residential establishments, where care in the community and out-patient treatment are deemed inappropriate.

S1W-34201 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it will give to the Association of Scottish Community Councils in each of the next three financial years.

S1W-34202 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths of children under five have been recorded in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board area.

S1W-34203 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS board areas offer first aid as part of the antenatal programme.

S1W-34204 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is any potential harm to breast-fed babies if their mothers drink large quantities of fluoridated water.

S1W-34205 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any studies have been concluded into the harmful effects of fluoride accumulation in the body.


Business Bulletin No. 35/2003
Friday 21 February 2003

Section F : Motions and Amendments


A full list of outstanding motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site as Outstanding Motions. The full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin the following Monday.



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

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

*S1M-3934 Mr Lloyd Quinan: Closure of Egunkaria-That the Parliament condemns the actions of the Spanish Government and the Guardia Civil in closing the Basque newspaper Egunkaria and believes that this attack on the democratic rights of the Basque media is an unacceptable practice in the 21st century.

*S1M-3933 Robert Brown: Current International Situation-That the Parliament recognises the strength of public opinion on the possibility of military action against Iraq; supports the United Nations' objective to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction; recognises that the United Nations weapons inspectors must be given time to complete their investigations in Iraq; believes that recourse to war should only be as a last resort after all political and diplomatic channels have been exhausted, and opposes any military action not sanctioned by a further resolution of the United Nations Security Council and a vote on a substantive motion in the House of Commons.

Supported by: George Lyon*, Mrs Margaret Smith*, Iain Smith*, Ian Jenkins*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Mr Mike Rumbles*, Tavish Scott*, Mr Jamie Stone*, John Farquhar Munro*, Donald Gorrie*

*S1M-3932 David Mundell: Post Office Card Accounts-That the Parliament believes that those post office customers in Scotland who wish to continue receiving their benefits, pensions payments and tax credits through the Post Office, following the introduction of automated credit transfer in April 2003, should be allowed to do so through a post office card account opened at the counter of a post office or sub-post office; further believes that customers should be offered a genuine choice between the options available, including a post office card account; supports the National Federation of SubPostmasters' call that there should be no administrative obstacles to customers opening a post office card account; notes the importance of post office card accounts to the future financial viability of sub-post offices, and calls upon Scottish ministers to work with Her Majesty's Government to ensure that there is a level playing field in the marketing, promotion and advertising of the banking options from all departments of Her Majesty's Government, including the Department for Work and Pensions, the Inland Revenue and the Veterans Agency, the Scottish Executive and its agencies and local authorities.

*S1M-3931 Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Justice 1 Committee, in consideration of the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S1M-3930 Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft General Commissioners of Income Tax (Expenses) (Scotland) Regulation 2003-That the Justice 2 Committee, in consideration of the draft General Commissioners of Income Tax (Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, recommends that the Regulations be approved.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S1M-3929 Elaine Smith: Possible Military Action Against Iraq-That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow City and Dundee City councils on the recent adoption of resolutions against the possible war on Iraq; recognises that, whilst this is ultimately an issue reserved to the United Kingdom Parliament, it remains both the right and responsibility of every elected body within the United Kingdom to express the concerns of their electors; joins with both Glasgow City and Dundee City councils in considering that a pre-emptive attack on Iraq is neither necessary nor justified, and acknowledges that any such unilateral military action contravenes international law and poses a significant threat to international peace and stability.

Supported by: Mr John McAllion*

*S1M-3928 Mr John McAllion: Anti-war Demonstration on 15 February 2003-That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Coalition for Justice not War for organising the magnificent anti-war demonstration in Glasgow on 15 February 2003; salutes the nearly 100,000 Scots that raised their voice against any attack on the people of Iraq; recognises that they represent the true voice of the people of Scotland, and therefore calls on Her Majesty's Government to use its influence in the UN Security Council to negotiate for a peaceful solution to the current crisis.

Supported by: Elaine Smith*

S1M-3926 Early Partial Immersion in French - Evaluation (lodged on 19 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3923 Public Opposition to Military Action Against Iraq (lodged on 18 February 2003) Shona Robison*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona McLeod*, Margo MacDonald*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3922 United States of America Government Ban on Importation of Glenfiddich Havana Reserve Malt Whisky (lodged on 18 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3916 Proposed Closure of Glasgow City Centre Social Security Office (lodged on 18 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3909 War with Iraq - Not in Scotland's Name (lodged on 17 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3906 End Pro-War Spin (lodged on 14 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-3901 The Future of Football in Scotland (lodged on 13 February 2003) Alex Neil*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3900 St Valentine's Day - Women and Heart Disease Campaign (lodged on 13 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3899 Closure of Glasgow City Social Security Office (lodged on 13 February 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3897# Suicide Emergency Telephone Hotline (lodged on 13 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-3896 Celtic Connections 10th Anniversary (lodged on 12 February 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-3884 Recovery Package for the Fishing Industry (lodged on 11 February 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-3883# Catholic Education Week - 16 to 23 February 2003 (lodged on 11 February 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-3881 Relocation of Forest Enterprise Headquarters (lodged on 10 February 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3874.1 The Scottish Fire Service (lodged on 11 February 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-3872 Limited Partnership Tenancies (lodged on 6 February 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3863# Dispersal of Civil Service Jobs (lodged on 5 February 2003) Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-3834.1 Scottish Input to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (lodged on 14 February 2003) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Tommy Sheridan*



Business Bulletin No. 35/2003
Friday 21 February 2003

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments


New Bills introduced or reprinted on 20 February 2003

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill-The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 50B) (Executive Bill).

Building (Scotland) Bill-The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 65B) (Executive Bill).

New amendments to Bills lodged on 20 February 2003

Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3

Section 8

Mr Jim Wallace

85 In section 8, page 5, line 4, leave out from <conservation> to end of line 6 and insert <a personal real burden>

After section 50

Mr Jim Wallace

86 After section 50, insert-

<Grant of deed of variation or discharge of community burdens relating to sheltered or retirement housing: community consultation notice

(1) Where in relation to a sheltered or retirement housing development it is proposed to grant, under section 32(1)(a) or (2) of this Act, a deed of variation or discharge, the proposal shall be intimated to all the owners of the units of the community.

(2) Such intimation shall be given by sending a notice (a "community consultation notice") in, or as near as may be in, the form set out in schedule (Community consultation notice) to this Act together with the explanatory note which immediately follows that form in that schedule.

(3) The deed of variation or discharge shall not be granted before the date specified in the community consultation notice as that by which any comments are to be made, being a date no earlier than that on which expires the period of three weeks beginning with the latest date on which such intimation is given.

(4) Subsection (4) of section 36 of this Act shall apply in relation to a deed of variation or discharge granted as mentioned in subsection (1) above and to the person giving intimation as it applies in relation to such a deed granted as mentioned in section 34(1) of this Act and to the person proposing to submit the deed but with the modifications that the reference-

(a) in paragraph (a) of the said subsection (4), to section 35 of this Act is to be construed as a reference to this section; and

(b) in paragraph (b) of that subsection, to subsection (1) of section 36 of this Act is to be construed as a reference to subsection (3) above.

(5) For the purposes of subsection (4) of section 36 as so applied, if the person giving intimation is-

(a) an individual unable by reason of legal disability, or incapacity, to swear or affirm as mentioned in the said subsection (4), then a legal representative of that person may swear or affirm;

(b) not an individual, then any person authorised to sign documents on its behalf may swear or affirm,

and any reference in the said subsection (4) (as so applied) to the person giving intimation shall be construed accordingly.>

Section 65A

Mr Jim Wallace

87 In section 65A, page 31, line 15, leave out from beginning to <scheme")> in line 16 and insert <The development management scheme>

Mr Jim Wallace

88 In section 65A, page 31, line 18, after <land> insert <or, if and in so far as the terms of the order mentioned in subsection (3) below so admit, may be thus applied with such variations as may be specified in the deed>

Mr Jim Wallace

89 In section 65A, page 31, line 22, leave out <specified in the deed> and insert <so specified>

Mr Jim Wallace

90 In section 65A, page 31, line 35, at end insert-

<(3) In this Act, "the development management scheme" means such scheme of rules for the management of land as is set out in an order made, in consequence of this section, under section 104 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) (power to make provision consequential on legislation of, or scrutinised by, the Scottish Parliament) or, in relation to a particular development, that scheme as applied to the development.>

Section 65B

Mr Jim Wallace

91 In section 65B, page 31, line 37, at beginning insert <In so far as the terms of the order mentioned in section 65A(3) of this Act so admit,>

Mr Jim Wallace

92 In section 65B, page 31, line 37, leave out <59,>

Mr Jim Wallace

93 In section 65B, page 31, line 38, leave out <a> and insert <the>

Section 73

Mr Jim Wallace

94 In section 73, page 35, line 33, after <burden> insert <or rural housing burden>

Section 74

Mr Jim Wallace

95 In section 74, page 36, line 13, leave out <to the benefited property>

Section 75

Mr Jim Wallace

96 In section 75, page 36, line 21, at end insert <unless it is constituted as a rural housing burden>

Mr Jim Wallace

97 In section 75, page 36, line 26, after <days> insert <, or where the right is constituted as a rural housing burden 42 days,>

Section 77

Mr Jim Wallace

98 In section 77, page 37, line 12, leave out <the ownership of any>

Mr Jim Wallace

99 In section 77, page 37, line 22, leave out <the ownership of>

Section 78

Mr Jim Wallace

100 In section 78, page 38, leave out line 42

Mr Jim Wallace

101 In section 78, page 39, line 8, at end insert <and for the word "reverted" there shall be substituted "have been forfeit">

Mr Jim Wallace

102 In section 78, page 39, line 9, leave out from the beginning to <Act";> in line 11

Mr Jim Wallace

103 In section 78, page 39, line 18, at end insert-

<( ) Subsections (1)(b) and (2) of section 62 of this Act shall apply in relation to any application already made by petition as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) above as they apply in relation to any proceedings already commenced as mentioned in the said subsection (1)(b).>

Section 81

Mr Jim Wallace

104 In section 81, page 41, line 1, leave out from <person> to <land,> in line 3 and insert <holder of a personal real burden>

Section 87

Mr Jim Wallace

105 In section 87, page 44, line 9, leave out <section 85(a)(ii) of>

Mr Jim Wallace

106 In section 87, page 44, line 13, after <representations> insert <made>

Section 88

Mr Jim Wallace

107 In section 88, page 44, line 17, leave out from beginning to <renewal> in line 18 and insert <or variation;

( ) the renewal or variation;

Mr Jim Wallace

108 In section 88, page 44, line 21, leave out <or (aa)>

Mr Jim Wallace

109 In section 88, page 44, line 28, leave out from <the> to end of line 29 and insert <any unit of a sheltered or retirement housing development>

Mr Jim Wallace

110 In section 88, page 44, line 33, leave out <the> and insert <a personal>

After section 90

Mr Jim Wallace

111 After section 90, insert-

<Regulation of applications to Lands Tribunal

The Scottish Ministers may make rules regulating any application under this Act to the Lands Tribunal and may in particular make provision, in those rules, as to the evidence which may be required for such an application.>

Section 91

Mr Jim Wallace

112 In section 91, page 46, line 28, at end insert-

<(2) In any referral under subsection (1) above, the burden of proving any disputed question of fact shall be on the person relying on the notice.

(3) An extract of any order made under subsection (1) above may be registered and the order shall take effect as respects third parties on such registration.>

Section 94

Mr Jim Wallace

113 In section 94, page 47, line 23, leave out <or 66> and insert <, 66 or 71>

Section 95

Mr Jim Wallace

114 In section 95, page 48, line 13, leave out <real burden mentioned in section 1(3) of this Act> and insert <personal real burden>

Section 96

Mr Jim Wallace

115 In section 96, page 49, line 1, after <condition> insert <which is the subject of an application disclosed by the certificate in so far as that title condition-

(a) is constituted in favour of the property of which the applicant is owner; or

(b) is a personal real burden of which the applicant is holder,>

Mr Jim Wallace

116 In section 96, page 49, line 2, leave out from <nor> to <described> in line 3

Mr Jim Wallace

117 In section 96, page 49, line 13, leave out from <real> to <constituted> in line 14 and insert <personal real burden to the holder of that burden>

Mr Jim Wallace

118 In section 96, page 49, line 20, after <renewal> insert <or variation>

Mr Jim Wallace

119 In section 96, page 49, line 32, after <renewed> insert <or varied>

Mr Jim Wallace

120 In section 96, page 50, line 16, after <section> insert <and paragraph (c) of that definition shall be disregarded>

Section 96A

Mr Jim Wallace

Supported by: Hugh Henry, Maureen Macmillan

121 In section 96A, page 50, line 44, at end insert-

<(5) The Scottish Ministers may by order made by statutory instrument make provision as to the procedures to be followed for the purposes of subsection (3) above.

(6) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (5) above, any such order may include provision-

(a) as to how a price is to be fixed; and

(b) for any case where there is at any time, as regards the ground or part, more than one person to whom an opportunity to purchase must be afforded under subsection (3) above.">

Section 97

Mr Jim Wallace

122 In section 97, page 51, line 8, leave out from <conservation> to <redemption> in line 10 and insert <personal real>

Mr Jim Wallace

123 In section 97, page 53, line 2, leave out from <"conservation> to <redemption> in line 3 and insert <"personal real>

Section 98

Mr Jim Wallace

124 In section 98, page 53, line 12, leave out from <conservation> to <redemption> in line 14 and insert <personal real>

Mr Jim Wallace

125 In section 98, page 55, line 11, leave out from <"conservation> to <redemption> in line 12 and insert <"personal real>

Section 110

Mr Jim Wallace

126 In section 110, page 63, line 14, leave out <section 37 of this Act> and insert <that section>

Mr Jim Wallace

127 In section 110, page 63, line 27, at beginning insert <the>

Schedule 2

Mr Jim Wallace

128 In schedule 2, page 69, line 23, after <renewal> insert <or variation>

Mr Jim Wallace

129 In schedule 2, page 70, line 13, after <renewed> insert <or varied>

Mr Jim Wallace

130 In schedule 2, page 70, line 16, after <rights> insert <or if the burden is a personal real burden>

Mr Jim Wallace

131 In schedule 2, page 71, line 3, leave out from beginning to <deed.>

Mr Jim Wallace

132 In schedule 2, page 71, line 5, at end insert <A single notice may be used for two or more real burdens.>

Mr Jim Wallace

133 In schedule 2, page 71, line 8, after <renewal> insert <or variation>

Mr Jim Wallace

134 In schedule 2, page 71, line 13, leave out <and (b)> and insert <, (b) the holder of any personal real burden and (c)>

Mr Jim Wallace

135 In schedule 2, page 71, line 20, after <property> insert <or for any such person as is mentioned in paragraph (b) of this note>

Schedule 3

Mr Jim Wallace

136 In schedule 3, page 72, line 22, after <renewal> insert <or variation>

Mr Jim Wallace

137 In schedule 3, page 73, line 5, after <renewal> insert <or variation>

Schedule 4

Mr Jim Wallace

138 In schedule 4, page 73, leave out line 19 and insert <Effect of registration of deed on burden(s):>

Mr Jim Wallace

139 In schedule 4, page 73, line 28, leave out <, which>

Mr Jim Wallace

140 In schedule 4, page 73, line 29, leave out from <concerns> to <property].> in line 32

Mr Jim Wallace

141 In schedule 4, page 73, line 33, leave out <the property of the burden] or [to vary the> and insert <a property of a community burden] or [to vary a community>

Mr Jim Wallace

142 In schedule 4, page 74, line 28, leave out <statement> and insert <certificate>

Schedule 5

Mr Jim Wallace

143 In schedule 5, page 75, line 14, leave out <, which>

Mr Jim Wallace

144 In schedule 5, page 75, line 15, leave out from <concerns> to <burdens.> in line 16

Mr Jim Wallace

145 In schedule 5, page 75, line 18, leave out <the property of the burden] or [to vary the> and insert <a property of a community burden] or [to vary a community>

Mr Jim Wallace

146 In schedule 5, page 76, line 14, leave out <statement> and insert <certificate>

After schedule 7

Mr Jim Wallace

147 After schedule 7, insert-

<Schedule

(introduced by section (Grant of deed of variation or discharge of community burdens relating to sheltered or retirement housing: community consultation notice) (2))

Community consultation notice

"Notice inviting comments in relation to proposal to vary or discharge community burden affecting sheltered or retirement housing

Person to whom comments should be sent:

(see note for completion 1)

Description of development:

(see note for completion 2)

Terms of community burden to be varied or discharged:

(see note for completion 3)

Effect of registration of proposed deed on that burden:

(see note for completion 4)

Date by which any comments are to be made:

(see note for completion 5)

Date of intimation:

(see notes for completion 6)

Signature of a person who proposes to grant the deed:

Date: .".

Explanatory note


(This explanation has no legal effect)

This notice, which is sent under section (Grant of deed of variation or discharge of community burdens relating to sheltered or retirement housing: community consultation notice) of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003, concerns a community burden which affects the sheltered or retirement housing development of which your property is part. The sender is intimating to you a proposal to grant a deed of [variation] or [discharge] in respect of the burden and invites your comments.

If such a deed is granted and duly registered (which cannot be before the date specified, in the notice, as that by which any comments are to be made) the burden [may be varied] or [may be discharged] as described in the notice.

For further guidance you may wish to consult a solicitor or other adviser.

Notes for completion of the notice


(These notes have no legal effect)

This should ordinarily be a person who proposes to grant the deed. Give the person's name and address.
Describe the sheltered or retirement housing development in a way that is sufficient to identify it.
Set out the community burden in question in full.
State whether the proposed deed is of variation or of discharge. If the community burden is wholly to be discharged say so; otherwise describe the extent of variation or discharge.
Specify a date no earlier than three weeks after the latest date mentioned in section (Grant of deed of variation or discharge of community burdens relating to sheltered or retirement housing: community consultation notice) (3) of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 00).
Intimation is by sending (or delivering) the notice. Since evidence of sending may be required at the time of registration in the Land Register of any deed granted, it is recommended that the notice be sent by recorded delivery or registered post.>
Schedule 12

Mr Jim Wallace

148 In schedule 12, page 84, line 14, leave out <17(1)> and insert <17>

Mr Jim Wallace

149 In schedule 12, page 84, line 14, after <rights),> insert-

<( ) in subsection (1),>

Mr Jim Wallace

150 In schedule 12, page 84, line 15, leave out <18A, 18B> and insert <to 18C>

Mr Jim Wallace

151 In schedule 12, page 84, line 23, after <burden> insert <, health care burden>

Mr Jim Wallace

152 In schedule 12, page 84, line 24, at end insert <; and

( ) in subsection (3), after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted-

"(aa) a right of enforcement held by virtue of any of the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) above;".>

Mr Jim Wallace

153 In schedule 12, page 84, line 27, leave out <and 18B> and insert <to 18C>

Mr Jim Wallace

154 In schedule 12, page 84, line 38, leave out <"; but" to the end> and insert <"within" to "ends">

Mr Jim Wallace

155 In schedule 12, page 85, line 24, after <18B,> insert <18C,>

Mr Jim Wallace

156 In schedule 12, page 85, line 31, after <18B,> insert <18C,>

Mr Jim Wallace

157 In schedule 12, page 85, line 34, after <18B> insert <or 18C>

Mr Jim Wallace

158 In schedule 12, page 85, line 36, leave out <that section> and insert <the section in question>

Mr Jim Wallace

159 In schedule 12, page 85, line 40, after <18B(3),> insert <18C(3),>

Mr Jim Wallace

160 In schedule 12, page 85, line 41, at end insert-

<In section 46(2) (discretion of Keeper in relation to entries in title sheet), for the word "enforceable" there shall be substituted "subsisting".>

Mr Jim Wallace

161 In schedule 12, page 86, line 3, leave out <"in regulations> and insert <"by order>

Mr Jim Wallace

162 In schedule 12, page 86, line 10, at end insert-

<"health care burden" shall be construed in accordance with section 18C(3) of this Act;>

Mr Jim Wallace

163 In schedule 12, page 86, line 15, at end insert <; and

( ) in the definition of "real burden", at the end of paragraph (b) there shall be added "or sporting rights (as defined by section 65A(9) of this Act)">

Mr Jim Wallace

164 In schedule 12, page 86, line 16, leave out <54(1)> and insert <54>

Mr Jim Wallace

165 In schedule 12, page 86, line 16, after <superior)> insert-

<(a) in subsection (1)-

(i)>

Mr Jim Wallace

166 In schedule 12, page 86, line 17, at end insert <; and

(ii) after the words "qua superior" there shall be inserted "(including, without prejudice to that generality, sporting rights as defined by subsection (9) of that section 65A)".>

Mr Jim Wallace

167 In schedule 12, page 86, line 17, at end insert <; and

(b) in subsection (3), after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted-

"(aa) a right of enforcement held by virtue of of section 13, 33, 60(1) or 65A of this Act;".>

Mr Jim Wallace

168 In schedule 12, page 87, line 8, after <18B,> insert <18C,>

Mr Jim Wallace

169 In schedule 12, page 87, line 26, leave out from <after> to <"65",> and insert <for the words "63 to" there shall be substituted "64, 65,">

Mr Jim Wallace

170 In schedule 12, page 87, line 28, after <49> insert <, 63>

Mr Jim Wallace

171 In schedule 12, page 92, line 2, at end insert-

<SCHEDULE 5C

(introduced by section 18C(1))

Form of notice prospectively converting real burden into health care burden

"Notice prospectively converting real burden into health care burden


Superior:

(see note for completion 1)

Description of land which is to be servient tenement:

(see note for completion 2)

Terms of real burden:

(see note for completion 3)

Statement that purpose was to promote the provision of facilities for health care:

(with supporting evidence: see note for completion 3)

Any counter obligation:

(see note for completion 3)

Title to the superiority:

(see note for completion 4)

Service:

(see note for completion 5)

Signature on behalf of superior:

Date: .".

Explanatory Note


(This explanation has no legal effect)


This notice is sent by your feudal superior; that is to say by [the Scottish Ministers] or [specify National Health Service trust].

By this notice the feudal superior asserts that at present your property is subject to a real burden enforceable by the superior and claims both the right to continue to enforce it, not as superior but in a personal capacity, and that the real burden is for the purpose of promoting the provision of facilites for health care. The notice, if it is registered in the Land Register or Register of Sasines under section 18C of the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000, will allow the superior to enforce that right after the feudal system is abolished (which will be shortly).

If you think that there is a mistake in this notice or if you wish to challenge it, you are advised to contact your solicitor or other adviser.

Notes for completion of the notice

(These notes have no legal effect)


1 Insert "the Scottish Ministers" or as the case may be the name and address of the National Health Service trust.

2 Describe the land in a way that is sufficient to enable the Keeper to identify it by reference to the Ordnance Map. Where the title to the land has been registered in the Land Register the description should refer to the title number of the land or of the larger subjects of which the land forms part. Otherwise it should normally refer to and identify a deed recorded in a specified division of the Register of Sasines.

3 Specify by reference to the appropriate Register the deed or deeds in which the real burden or counter-obligation was imposed. Set out the terms of the real burden, or or as the case may be the terms of the counter-obligation, in full or refer to the deed in such a way as to identify the real burden or counter-obligation. Provide the statement specified and set out any information which supports it.

4 Where the title has been registered in the Land Register of Scotland and the superior is-

(a) registered as proprietor, specify the title number;

(b) not so registered, specify the title number and set out the midcouples or links between the person last registered and the superior so as sufficiently to identify them.

Where the title has not been registered in the Land Register and the superior-

(a) has a recorded title, specify by reference to the Register of Sasines the deed constituting the immediate title;

(b) does not have a recorded title, either-

(i) specify by reference to the Register of Sasines the deed constituting the immediate title of the person with the last recorded title and set out the midcouples or links between that person and the superior so as sufficiently to identify them; or

(ii) if there is no such deed, specify the nature of the superior's title.

5 Do not complete until a copy of the notice has been sent to the owner of the prospective servient tenement (except in a case where such sending is not reasonably practicable). Then insert whichever is applicable of the following:

"The superior has sent a copy of this notice by [specify whether by recorded delivery or registered post or by ordinary post] on [date of posting] to the owner of the prospective servient tenement at [state address]."; or

"It has not been reasonably practicable to send a copy of this notice to the owner of the prospective servient tenement and the reason is that: [specify the reason].".".>

Schedule 14

Mr Jim Wallace

172 In schedule 14, page 102, line 16, at end insert-

<Church of Scotland (Property and In section 9(3), the words from "at such price"
Endowments) (Amendment) Act 1933 to the end.

(c.44)>




Business Bulletin No. 35/2003
Friday 21 February 2003

Section H : New Documents


Committee Reports

The following Report is being published on 21 February 2003-

National Galleries of Scotland Bill Committee, 1st Report 2003: Preliminary Stage Report on the National Galleries of Scotland Bill (SP Paper 772)

European Documents

Members wishing to see a list of EC/EU documents and legislative proposals received in the Parliament should contact the clerk to the European Committee (europe@scottish.parliament.uk). Members are reminded that a complete set of all documents received is held by SPICe 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. Finally, the Parliament now receives copies of agendas in advance of each Council of the EU meeting (formerly known as the Council of Ministers) and post-Council reports. These and the Briefing Papers are available to all MSPs and parliamentary staff. Copies can be obtained on the SPICe page of the Parliament's intranet http://intranet/.




Business Bulletin No. 35/2003
Friday 21 February 2003

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. (Equivalent deadlines apply in relation to the Consideration and Final Stages of Private Bills.)

Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 4 February

Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill

Passed 13 February

Building (Scotland) Bill

Passed 20 February

Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 4 February

Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill

Stage 2 completed 18 February

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

Passed 20 February

Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 28 January

Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 report to be published (Education, Culture and

Sport Committee) 28 February

Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 5 March

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Passed 23 January

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill

(introduced as Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 18 February

National Galleries of Scotland Bill

Preliminary Stage report published 21 February

Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill

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

Protection of Children (Scotland) Bill

Passed 12 February

Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill

Passed 5 February

Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill

Consideration Stage (evidence, Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm

(Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill Committee) 24 February

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation)

(Scotland) Bill Committee) 25 February

Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 26 February

Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill

Passed 29 January

Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

Subject to approval by resolution by 9 March 2003


The draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2003 (29 January 2003) (Social Justice)

The draft Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Modification of Enactments) Order 2003 (29 January 2003) (Local Government)

Subject to approval by resolution by 10 March 2003

The draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003 (30 January 2003) (Justice 2)

The draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003 (30 January 2003) (Justice 2)

The draft Members of the Parole Board (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2003 (30 January 2003) (Justice 2)

The draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (30 January 2003) (Justice 1)

The draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (30 January 2003) (Justice 1)

The draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (30 January 2003) (Justice 1)

The Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Grants) (Scotland) Scheme 2003 (SSI 2003/52) (30 January 2003) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to approval by resolution by 17 March 2003


The draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2002 Amendment Order 2003 (6 February 2003) (Finance)

The draft Non-Domestic Rating (Petrol Filling Stations, Public Houses and Hotels) (Scotland) Order 2003 (6 February 2003) (Local Government)

The draft Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2003 (6 February 2003) (Local Government)


Subject to approval by resolution by 22 March 2003


The draft SFGS Farmland Premium Scheme 2003 (11 February 2003) (Rural Development)


Subject to approval by resolution by 23 March 2003


The draft General Commissioners of Income Tax (Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (12 February 2003) (Justice 2)


Subject to approval by resolution by 24 March 2003


The draft Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (13 February 2000) (Transport and the Environment)

The draft Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (13 February 2003) (Transport and the Environment)

The draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003 (13 February 2003) (Justice1)


Subject to approval by resolution by 25 March 2003


The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003 (SSI 2003/87) (14 February 2003) (Rural Development)


Subject to approval by resolution by 28 March 2003


The Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) Scheme 2003 (SSI 2003/92) (17 February 2003) (Rural Development)


Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment by 23 February 2003


The Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/19) (15 January 2003) (Education, Culture and Sport)


Subject to annulment by 25 February 2003


The Police and Police (Special Constables) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/21) (17 January 2003) (Justice 2)


Subject to annulment by 3 March 2003


The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Sponsorship Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/34) (23 January 2003) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment by 10 March 2003


The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/49) (30 January 2003) (Justice 1)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/50) (30 January 2003) (Justice 2)

The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/51) (30 January 2003) (Transport and the Environment)

Subject to annulment by 11 March 2003


The Animal By-Products (Identification) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/53) (31 January 2003) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment by 15 March 2003


The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/54) (4 February 2003) (Social Justice)

The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/56) (4 February 2003) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment by 17 March 2003


The Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/63) (6 February 2003) (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services Supplementary Lists) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/64) (6 February 2003) (Health and Community Care)

The Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/65) (6 February 2003) (Transport and the Environment)

The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/66) (6 February 2003) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment by 18 March 2003


The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/55) (7 February 2003) ) (Health and Community Care)

The Registration of Foreign Adoptions (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/67) (7 February 2003) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/69) (7 February 2003) (Health and Community Care)

The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Aberdeen City Council) Designation Order 2003 (SSI 2003/70) (7 February 2003) (Transport and the Environment)

The Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (Aberdeen City Council) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/71) (7 February 2003) (Transport and the Environment)

The Parking Attendants (Wearing of Uniforms) (Aberdeen City Council Parking Area) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/72) (7 February 2003) (Transport and the Environment)

The Taxi Drivers' Licences (Carrying of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2003/73) (7 February 2003) (Local Government)


Subject to annulment by 21 March 2003


The Schools (Scotland) Code Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/75) (10 February 2003) (Education, Culture and Sport)


Subject to annulment by 24 March 2003


The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/79) (13 February 2003) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment by 25 March 2003


The Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/85) (14 February 2003) (Transport and the Environment)

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/86) (14 February 2003) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment by 28 March 2003


The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/88) (17 February 2003) (Rural Development)

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/89) (17 February 2003)

Committee Business

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

Audit 4 March

Education, Culture and Sport 25 February

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 25 February

Equal Opportunities 4 March

European 4 March

Finance 25 February

Health and Community Care 25 February

Justice 1 25 February

Justice 2 4 March

Local Government 25 February

National Galleries of Scotland Bill 12 March

Procedures 25 February

Public Petitions 25 February

Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill 24 February

Rural Development 25 February

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill 25 February

Social Justice No date established

Standards No date established

Subordinate Legislation 25 February

Transport and Environment 4 March



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Word count 10079
General description Business Bulletin. See http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/businessBulletin/index.htm

Text medium

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

Text publication details

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Publisher Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Publication year 2003
Place of publication www.scottish.parliament.uk

Text setting

Government/politics

Text type

Prose: nonfiction

Author

Author details

Author id 908
Surname Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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