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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 41/2003

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Business Bulletin No. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 2003

Contents

Section B : Business Programme
Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings
Section E : Written questions lodged on 28 February 2003
Section F : Motions and Amendments
Section G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
Section H : New Documents
Section I : Petitions lodged on 28 February 2003
Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business



Business Bulletin No. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 2003

Section B : Business Programme


As agreed by the Parliament on 26 February 2003


Wednesday 5 March 2003

9:30 am Time for Reflection - Father Christopher Boles, Jesuit Community, Edinburgh

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Debate on The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003 (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Thursday 27 February 2003) and on The Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) No.2 (Scotland) Scheme 2003 (for text of motion see S1M-3959 in Section F)

11:30 am Ministerial Statement

12:00 pm Procedures Committee motion on its 1st Report 2003: Report on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning Legislative Matters, Motions and Lodging Written Questions, on its 2nd Report 2003: Report on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning the remit of the European Committee contained in its 4th Report 2002 (for text of motion see S1M-3971 in Section F)

2:30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of Homelessness (Scotland) Bill (for text of motion see S1M-3778 in Section F)

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3830 Margo MacDonald: European Commission Directive on Food Supplements (for text of motion see S1M-3830 in section F)


Thursday 6 March 2003

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

9:30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Debate on the Record of the Scottish Executive

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time (for text of questions see Section F of Business Bulletin for Thursday 27 February 2003)

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Stage 1 on Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill (for text of motion see S1M-3618 in Section F)

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3691 Linda Fabiani: Scotland's Fair Trade Towns (for text of motion see S1M-3691 in Section F)


Wednesday 12 March 2003

9:30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill

2:30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 13 March 2003

9:30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

3:30 pm Stage 3 of Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business




Business Bulletin No. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 2003

Section C : Agendas of Committee Meetings


Transport and the Environment Committee

4 March 2003

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 7 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: Allan Wilson (Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development) to move motion S1M-3910-

that the Transport and the Environment Committee recommends that the Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (draft), be approved

and motion S1M-3911-

that the Transport and the Environment Committee recommends that the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (draft), be approved.

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

the Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/65)

the Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Aberdeen City Council) Regulations 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).

4. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions-

PE 422, PE 430 and PE 454. The Committee will consider a response from the Minister for Social Justice to an issue raised by the Committee in relation to three petitions on the sale of school playing fields: PE 422 by Mr James Docherty, PE 430 by Mrs M Glendinning and PE 454 by Mr Peter Watson.

PE 517 by Mr Rob Kirkwood on environmental and planning issues relating to water treatment plants. The Committee will consider a letter from the Minister for Environment and Rural Development, in response to correspondence from the Committee seeking clarification on a number of issues in relation to the petition. The Committee will also consider how it intends to approach further consideration of the petition.

5. Telecoms Developments (in private): The Committee will consider the possible contents of a draft letter to the Minister for Social Justice in relation to its work on telecoms developments.

6. Petition PE 377: Polluting Activities in Built-up Areas (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on Petition PE 377.

7. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a legacy paper which will provide advice to its successor Committee, based on its experience of the first parliamentary session.

At approximately 11.15 am.

8. Planning Briefing: The Committee will take evidence on current planning issues from-

Des McNulty, Minister for Social Justice

Jim Mackinnon, Chief Planner, Scottish Executive.

9. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions-

Petition PE 508: The Committee will consider the response of the Scottish Executive to points raised by the Committee on petition PE 508 by Mr Philip Graves on the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessments and PAN 58 guidelines.

PE 377 by Michael Kayes on on polluting activities in built-up areas. The Committee will consider whether to formally conclude its consideration of the petition.

PE 425 by Mrs Anne-Marie Glashan on planning procedures for telecommunications developments. The Committee will consider whether to conclude its consideration of the petition.


Equal Opportunities Committee

4 March 2003

4th Meeting, 2003

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

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5 and 6 in private.

2. Reporters: The Committee will hear from its Reporters.

3. Equal opportunities training: The Committee will consider a paper on equal opportunities training.

4. Draft legacy paper: The Committee will consider its draft legacy paper.

5. Mainstreaming Equality in the Work of Parliamentary Committees: The Committee will consider a draft report.

6. Annual report: The Committee will consider its draft annual report for the Parliamentary year 12 May 2002 to 26 March 2003.


Justice 2 Committee

4 March 2003

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.45 am in Committee Room 2

1. Petition: The Committee will consider the following petition-

PE365 by Petition by Mr Iain MacSween on behalf of the Scottish Fishermen's Organisation Limited, calling for the Scottish Parliament to review Fixed Quota Allocations which incorporate the track records of fishing vessels with a view to ascertaining with whom the property rights to Scotland's fish stocks lie, and take appropriate action to ensure that the fish stocks that are currently under the jurisdiction of the Scottish Parliament are not sold to owners whose main place of business is outwith the UK.

2. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry: The Committee will consider a report on the recent visit to Lanarkshire (at Hamilton) Area Procurator Fiscal.

3. Subordinate legislation: Jim Wallace (Minister for Justice) to move 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.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Justice in relation to the following negative instrument-

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/50).

5. Judicial Appointments: The Committee will take evidence from Mr Jim Wallace, Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice on the issue of Judicial Appointments.


Subordinate Legislation Committee

4 March 2003

9th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 11.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following Bill-

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

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

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

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

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

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

the Bluetongue (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/84).

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)

the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003, (draft).

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

the Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Scheme 2003, (SSI 2003/116).

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

the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/97)

the Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/100)

the Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/101).

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

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003, (SSI 2003/115).

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

Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules) Amendment (No.6) (Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) 2003, (SSI 2003/98)

the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement No.5) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/113).


Audit Committee

4 March 2003

5th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda items 3, 4 and 5 in private.

2. Hospital Cleaning: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive on the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'Hospital Cleaning' (AGS/2003/2).

3. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft Committee annual report for the parliamentary year 12 May 2002 to 26 March 2003.

4. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider its draft Legacy paper for the successor Audit Committee in the next session of the Scottish Parliament.

5. Dealing with Offending by Young People: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk on its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled 'Dealing with Offending by Young People' (AGS/2002/8).


European Committee

4 March 2003

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take Items 7 and 8 in private.

2. The Greek Presidency of the EU and the priorities of the Scottish Executive: The Committee will hear from-

Peter Peacock MSP, Deputy Minister for Finance and Central Services.

3. The Future of Europe: The Committee will consider the response of the Scottish Executive to its 6th Report, 2002.

4. Pre- and Post-European Council, Council of the EU, Joint Ministerial Committee and MINECOR Scrutiny: The Committee will consider the following agendas and briefings submitted by the Scottish Executive-

Pre-Council Briefing:

General Affairs and External Relations Council, 18-19 March

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 27-28 March

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 17-18 March

Post-Council Briefing:

Education, Youth and Culture Council, 6 February

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 27-28 January.

5. Convener's report: The Convener will update the Committee on the-

Informal meeting held with Mr Denis McShane MP, UK Minister for Europe, 14 February

Informal meeting held with Rt. Hon Peter Hain MP, UK Secretary of State for Wales and UK Government Representative on the European Convention, 20 February

Proposals to establish a Scottish Human Rights Commission.

6. Sift of EC/EU documents: The Committee will consider the list of EC/EU documents received for this meeting.

7. Europe's Employment Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility: an Inquiry into the Scottish Model: The Committee will consider a draft report.

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


Justice 1 Committee

4 March 2003

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Inquiry into alternatives to custody (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.


Rural Development Committee

4 March 2003

9th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following affirmative instrument-

the SFGS Farmland Premium Scheme 2003, (draft)

Allan Wilson MSP (Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development) to move S1M-3905 in the name of Ross Finnie MSP-That the Rural Development Committee, in consideration of the draft SFGS Farmland Premium Scheme 2003, recommends that the scheme be approved.

Not before 3.15 pm

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence from Ross Finnie MSP (Minister for Environment and Rural Development) on the following affirmative instruments-

the Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) (No. 2) Scheme 2003, (SSI 2003/116)

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

3. Subordinate legislation: Richard Lochhead MSP to move motion S1M-3967- that the Rural Development Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/56).

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

the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/66)

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

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


Health and Community Care Committee

4 March 2003

11th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 3

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

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

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

the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/69)

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

3. Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft amendment to the Bill.

4. Hepatitis C: The Convener will report back to the Committee on discussions with the Minister for Health and Community Care.


Standards Committee

5 March 2003

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 12.45 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report.

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

6 March 2003

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.15 pm in Room 2.12, Parliamentary Headquarters, Edinburgh

1. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft Consideration Stage Report on the Bill.




Business Bulletin No. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 28 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-34372 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution the equine industry makes to the rural economy.

S1W-34373 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase awareness of age discrimination legislation to be in place by 2006.

S1W-34374 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many in-patient and day case discharges from waiting lists there were in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03, as shown for previous years on table M6.1 of the ISD Scotland national statistics release on waiting times.

S1W-34375 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to encourage local authorities to introduce a code of conduct for council officers to complement the Councillor's Code of Conduct, following the recommendation for such a code in the Accounts Commission's Overview of the 2001/02 local authority audits.

S1W-34376 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to address the continuing weaknesses in the fundamental financial controls of local authority audits referred to in the Accounts Commission's Overview of the 2001/02 local authority audits.

S1W-34377 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take any action in response to the finding in the Accounts Commission's Overview of the 2001/02 local authority audits that some local authority joint boards have yet to establish audit committees or equivalent scrutiny mechanisms.

S1W-34378 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in response to the finding in the Accounts Commission's Overview of the 2001/02 local authority audits that "if Scotland's recycling record is to improve councils need to give recycling greater priority".

S1W-34379 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to assist local authorities in addressing the quality of performance of direct labour organisations (DLOs) and direct service organisations (DSOs), following the finding of the Accounts Commission's Overview of the 2001/02 local authority audits that the percentage of DLOs and DSOs breaking even has fallen since 2000-01.

S1W-34380 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in response to the finding in the Accounts Commission's Overview of the 2001/02 local authority audits that "scope exists for improvement in the arrangements for monitoring the proper and effective use of funds".

S1W-34381 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will implement the recommendation made by the Accounts Commission's Overview of the 2001/02 local authority audits and Taking the initiative - Using PFI contracts to renew council schools that the Executive should consider developing a leadership role in order to ensure that the special experience and skills learned from current private finance initiative schools projects are transferred to future projects.

S1W-34383 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25070 by Allan Wilson on 29 April 2002, how many cases were referred to the procurator fiscal service by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03 to date and (i) how many and (ii) what percentage of such cases that were taken to court resulted in a conviction.

S1W-34384 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-29870 by Mr Jim Wallace on 8 October 2002, what sentences for drug-dealing offences were given by the courts in 2001.

S1W-34385 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-20339 by Mr Andy Kerr on 17 December 2002, what its budget out-turn was for press and communications in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03 to date and what the expected total expenditure is for 2002-03.

S1W-34386 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) surgical and (b) medical beds the Inverclyde Royal Hospital had available in each of the last six months.

S1W-34387 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to reallocate surgical beds as medical beds in the Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

S1W-34388Δ Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in developing an effective, modern, 21st century public transport system for Edinburgh.

S1W-34389 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the types of drugs prescribed in nursing and residential homes in each local authority area.

S1W-34390 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors staff training in nursing and residential homes.




Business Bulletin No. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 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-3971 Mr Murray Tosh on behalf of the Procedures Committee: Changes to Standing Orders-That the Parliament approves the recommendations for amendments to the Standing Orders of the Parliament (a) concerning the remit of the European Committee contained in the Procedures Committee's 4th Report 2002, Changes to Standing Orders concerning the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, European Committee remit, Private Legislation, Temporary Conveners and the Journal of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 665), (b) contained in the Procedures Committee's 1st Report 2003, Changes to Standing Orders concerning Legislative Matters, Motions and Lodging Written Questions (SP Paper 783) and (c) contained in the Procedures Committee's 2nd Report 2003, Changes to Standing Orders Concerning Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SP Paper 787) and agrees that these amendments to the Standing Orders should come into force on Thursday 6 March 2003.

*S1M-3970# Phil Gallie: Environmental Practices-That the Parliament commends the Royal Fine Arts Commission of Scotland (RFACS) in its efforts to communicate to the widest possible audience an account of its activity and financial affairs on a year-to-year basis at minimum cost in both financial and environmental terms and considers that other publicly funded bodies should examine the RFACS methods with a view to establishing similar good practice.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr David Davidson*

S1M-3969# Angus MacKay: 20th Anniversary of the Recognition of HIV/AIDS-That the Parliament notes that 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the discovery of HIV as being the virus that leads to AIDS; further notes that at the end of 2002 the United Nations estimated that over 40 million people had been infected with the virus and many millions more affected by it; acknowledges that Scotland, and Edinburgh in particular, were seen as being at the forefront of the epidemic in the early 1980s; recognises the achievements of voluntary and statutory organisations involved in limiting the impact of HIV/AIDS in Scotland; further recognises that the current epidemic is particularly virulent in sub-Saharan Africa where over 25 million people are infected with the virus, and encourages Scottish organisations and institutions working on HIV/AIDS to develop partnerships with similar organisations in southern Africa to share expertise and encourage mutual understanding of how best to care for people with HIV and to maximise our efforts at preventing further transmissions of HIV.

S1M-3968# Shona Robison: Broughty Ferry Beach-That the Parliament notes that Broughty Ferry beach has not been recognised as a designated bathing beach by the Scottish Executive; recognises that the lack of such a designation has resulted in the beach being omitted from the European Commission's bathing waters website; notes that this has a detrimental impact on tourism as well as on the environment, and congratulates the local community for its hard work in organising beach clean-ups.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3967 Richard Lochhead: The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Rural Development Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/56).

S1M-3966 Michael Russell: Death of Fred MacAulay/Fred MhicAmhlaidh-That the Parliament records with sadness the death of Fred MacAulay who as a broadcaster and broadcasting manager fought to maintain and expand the position of the Gaelic language in the Scottish media and in Scottish life, whose efforts over many years resulted in a huge expansion of Gaelic radio and television compared to the service as it was when he first became involved and whose wit, scholarship, enthusiasm and dedication to his own people, his language and his culture have acted; and will act, as a spur to many others and commends his example of courage and determination to all those who presently work for the language and its future.

The member has provided the following translation:

Gu bheil a' Phàrlamaid le bròn a' toirt fainear bàs Fred MhicAmhlaidh, a rinn strì mar chraoladair agus mar mhanaidsear craolaidh gus àite na Gàidhlig ann am meadhanan na h-Alba agus beatha na h-Alba a ghleidheadh agus a leudachadh; gu bheil na h-oidhirpean aige thar iomadh bliadhna air leudachadh mòr adhbharachadh ann an rèidio agus telebhisean Gàidhlig an coimeas ri mar a bha an t-seirbheis nuair a chaidh e an sàs ann an toiseach; gu bheil a eirmseachd, a sgoilearachd, a dhealasachd agus a dhìlseachd dhan t-sluagh, dhan chànan agus dhan chultar aige fhèin air a bhith, agus gum bi fhathast, a' brosnachadh iomadh duine eile agus gu bheil a' Phàrlamaid a' moladh a eisimpleir de mhisneachd agus de dhaingneachadh dhan a h-uile duine a tha ag obair airson a' chànain agus airson a leasachadh anns an àm ri teachd.

Supported by: Stewart Stevenson, Ms Sandra White*, Mr George Reid*

S1M-3965# Tommy Sheridan: War Pensioners' Accommodation at Erskine Hospital-That the Parliament condemns the withdrawal of rent-free status for those war pensioners living in the grounds of Erskine Hospital and considers that the Scottish Executive should investigate the financial circumstances that have led to the withdrawal of their rent-free accommodation with a view to reinstating this concession in recognition of the heroism and sacrifice of these former soldiers.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-3964# Mr Kenneth Macintosh: No Smoking Day 2003-That the Parliament notes that No Smoking Day will take place on 12 March 2003; recognises that tobacco is responsible for more than one in every five deaths and is the single biggest preventable cause of death in Scotland; further notes the evidence that people consistently underestimate the health impacts of both smoking and passive smoking; recognises that the introduction of restrictions on smoking in the workplace is effective in motivating smokers to quit; acknowledges that cutting smoking rates in Scotland will reduce the high incidence of cancer and heart disease caused by smoking and passive smoking; supports the work done by agencies who campaign against tobacco in Scotland and the UK; applauds the work of health professionals in helping smokers to give up, and congratulates the 120,000 Scots who are expected to make a quit attempt on No Smoking Day 2003.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Sarah Boyack, Bristow Muldoon, Scott Barrie, Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-3962 Rhoda Grant: Arjo Wiggins Development of Heat and Power Generator-That the Parliament welcomes the safeguarding of the jobs of 175 employees at Arjo Wiggins, Lochaber, with the allocation of a £5 million grant from the Department of Trade and Industry and the New Opportunities Fund under the Bio-Energy Capital Grant Scheme to build a combined heat and power generator; congratulates the company on its visionary plans to build such a generator that will make its plant energy self-sufficient; notes that the generator will require 106,000 tonnes of wood fuel each year, and further notes the positive knock-on impact that this development will have on the forestry industry in Scotland.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Sarah Boyack, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-3961# Jackie Baillie: Reform of Charity Law-That the Parliament shares the Scottish Executive's commitment to progressing the reform of charity law; recognises that this will assist in developing the contribution of charities to their communities; notes the voluntary sector's call for a charities bill, and welcomes the Executive's commitment to keep the need for such legislation under review.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Cathie Craigie, Brian Fitzpatrick, Margaret Jamieson, Paul Martin, Mr Jamie Stone, Bill Butler, Robin Harper, Elaine Thomson, Ms Wendy Alexander, Alex Fergusson, Rhoda Grant, Sarah Boyack, Bristow Muldoon, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Michael McMahon, Janis Hughes, Angus MacKay, Trish Godman, Mr Keith Raffan, Johann Lamont, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Tom McCabe*

S1M-3960 Michael Russell: 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Roslin-That the Parliament remembers, on the 700th anniversary of their sacrifice, those who died on both sides at the Battle of Roslin on 24 February 1303; notes that what has been called Scotland's forgotten battle was of enormous significance in the process of defending and then firmly establishing the independence of Scotland at a crucial time in its history, and commends the efforts of those who are endeavouring to ensure that the significance of the Battle of Roslin is at last understood and that the event is properly commemorated.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3959 Ross Finnie: The Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Scheme 2003-That the Parliament agrees that the Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Scheme 2003 (SSI 2003/116) be approved.

Supported by: Allan Wilson

S1M-3958 Ross Finnie: The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003-That the Parliament agrees that the Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003 (SSI 2003/87) be approved.

Supported by: Allan Wilson

S1M-3955 Janis Hughes: Reorganisation of Post Offices-That the Parliament notes the value of sub-post offices to local communities, particularly in deprived areas; welcomes Her Majesty's Government's decision to provide funding to compensate local sub-postmasters for the cost of closures and to improve remaining post offices; acknowledges that, whilst there is not enough business to sustain the current number of post office branches, cognisance must be taken of local need and a growing elderly population, and urges the Post Office to ensure that full consultation takes place, taking into account the needs of local communities and involving local residents and elected representatives, over changes to local provision.

Supported by: Mr John Home Robertson, Kate Maclean, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mr John McAllion, Maureen Macmillan, Elaine Thomson, Paul Martin, Johann Lamont, Rhoda Grant, Bill Butler, Helen Eadie, Rhona Brankin, Mr Tom McCabe, Jackie Baillie, Trish Godman, Robin Harper, Margaret Jamieson, Sarah Boyack, Scott Barrie

S1M-3954 Murdo Fraser: Effective Deer Management-That the Parliament welcomes the introduction of a new working agreement between the Association of Deer Management Groups, the Deer Commission for Scotland, the Forestry Commission and Scottish Natural Heritage that will enable all four bodies to work together to provide a framework for good communication and mutual understanding in the interests of effective deer management; notes the necessity of bringing Scotland's deer populations into sustainable balance with their environment, and believes that the new arrangements represent a major contribution towards that end.

Supported by: Robin Harper

S1M-3953# Dr Richard Simpson: New Forth Road Bridge Crossing Near Kincardine-That the Parliament welcomes the completion of the A907; notes the current intention of the Scottish Executive to reopen the Stirling to Alloa and Kincardine rail link by 2005 and construct a new Forth road bridge crossing by 2007; further notes the benefits to the economy of Clackmannanshire that will result from these infrastructure improvements; notes, however, that the recent decision for the favoured site of a new acute hospital for Forth Valley to be at the Royal Scottish National Hospital, Larbert, will have significant implications for the road networks to the south of the Forth road crossing, and considers that the Executive should ensure that the design of this network and its date of completion are expedited in order to ensure the safety of patients in Ochil and Stirling constituencies as well as those from the west of Fife.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Mr Brian Monteith

S1M-3945 Mr Brian Monteith: Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill - Consultation-That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Executive has published the draft Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill with the express purpose of modernising the framework that provides pupils that need additional support for learning with that support and that the bill has been put out to consultation with parents, professionals and other stakeholders for a ten-week period ending on 28 March 2003; further notes that the draft bill proposes that the Record of Needs be discontinued and replaced by a new Co-ordinated Support Plan "for children with complex or multiple barriers to learning who require additional support from outwith the education authority"; believes that this bill represents significant and fundamental changes to the existing service built up over the last 20 years and that for it to be successful it must enjoy the support of those parents whose children already have a Record of Needs; notes that the Executive's main method of communicating the bill's proposals to such parents is to send a copy of the document to all schools, asking them to pass it on to these parents and, in addition, is holding a number of seminars that parents can attend; further notes that many parents are expressing ignorance of the draft bill, its contents and the consultation process and that attendance by parents at these seminars is worryingly low and often in single figures, compared to the large number of well-informed professionals, and therefore supports the extension of the consultation period until after the summer recess of the next parliamentary session so that all parents have ample opportunity to consider the merits and demerits of these radical changes and communicate their views to the new Executive which, in turn, will be able to assess its consultation in a more considered manner and with an accurate response from parents.

Supported by: Phil Gallie, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-3942 Brian Adam: Chewing Gum Disposal-That the Parliament applauds Councillor Kevin Stewart and Aberdeen City Council in their endeavours to try and get the Chancellor of the Exchequer's agreement to introduce a levy on chewing gum manufacturers, the proceeds of which would be allocated to local authorities to clean up the mess created by those who discard their gum on our streets and pavements; notes that other local authorities are backing Councillor Stewart's original motion because cleaning up chewing gum costs millions of pounds each year, and furthermore believes that the Chancellor of the Exchequer should introduce this sensible proposal in his forthcoming budget.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Kay Ullrich, Robin Harper, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Adam Ingram, Colin Campbell, Fiona Hyslop, Richard Lochhead, Stewart Stevenson, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-3941# Christine Grahame: Children of Iraq - Collateral Damage-That the Parliament notes the concerns of Save the Children regarding the humanitarian consequences of military action against Iraq, that half the Iraqi population is comprised of children under the age of 14, that 70% of the population lives in towns and cities, that 60% are poor and dependent on food rations, that 11.4% of Iraqi children in North Iraq and 23.1% in Central and South Iraq are still chronically malnourished, that under-five child mortality in Central and South Iraq has deteriorated by 160% due to sanctions, that a cut in the food ration provided under the Oil-for-Food programme would trigger even greater poverty, that Iraqi children are forced to drink water that often contains up to ten times the acceptable level of contamination and that the number of internally-displaced persons is already estimated to be between 700,000 and one million; further notes that, against this background, Save the Children is "deeply concerned" at the possibility of renewed conflict as military action would have serious humanitarian consequences for Iraq's vulnerable children, and considers that the Scottish Executive should make all possible representations to prevent this war by addressing the likely impact on the vulnerable and innocent children of Iraq.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Michael Matheson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Michael Russell, Kay Ullrich, Robin Harper R, Fiona McLeod, Elaine Smith, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-3940# Trish Godman: Shipbuilding on the Upper and Lower Clyde-That the Parliament, in the light of recent and forthcoming Ministry of Defence contracts, is confident that the shipyards on the upper and lower Clyde have a sound future with the welcome retention, and expansion in the range of the superb skills that characterise the industry at its best and believes, however, that these yards, from Port Glasgow to Scotstoun and Govan, require from time to time appropriate and judicious support from the Scottish Executive in order to strengthen this now small but vitally important industry and that this can be best achieved by strengthening the existing close working relationship with management and the trade unions.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Nicola Sturgeon, Brian Fitzpatrick, Janis Hughes, Johann Lamont, Bill Butler, Colin Campbell, Karen Gillon, Fiona McLeod, Ms Wendy Alexander, Mr Tom McCabe, Jackie Baillie, Cathie Craigie, Margaret Jamieson, Mr Michael McMahon, John Young, Scott Barrie, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-3938 Social Inclusion Partnerships - New Audit Arrangements (lodged on 21 February 2003) Richard Lochhead*, Alex Neil*

*S1M-3937.1 Margo MacDonald: Civil Service Jobs Dispersal-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3937) in the name of Karen Gillon, leave out from "seeks" to end and insert "urges the Scottish Executive to act on the evidence produced in November 2002 by DTZ providing the cost benefits to be obtained by retaining the Scottish National Heritage headquarters in Edinburgh and end the uncertainty currently surrounding its possible relocation."

S1M-3934 Closure of Egunkaria (lodged on 20 February 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3932# Post Office Card Accounts (lodged on 20 February 2003) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Ian Jenkins*

S1M-3929 Possible Military Action Against Iraq (lodged on 20 February 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3928 Anti-war Demonstration on 15 February 2003 (lodged on 20 February 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3926 Early Partial Immersion in French - Evaluation (lodged on 19 February 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3901 The Future of Football in Scotland (lodged on 13 February 2003) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-3830# Margo MacDonald: European Commission Directive on Food Supplements-That the Parliament notes that millions of people use food supplements and herbal remedies in the UK each year; regrets that the European Commission has published a directive on food supplements that will firstly reduce the numbers of supplements offered and secondly reduce the potency of those which remain, and, whilst noting Her Majesty's Government's assurances that such supplements will be treated as favourably as possible under UK law, considers that the Scottish Executive should do everything within its power to protect the right of consumers to continue to access the full range of supplements currently available.

Supported by: Phil Gallie, Christine Grahame, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, David McLetchie, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Murdo Fraser, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Brian Monteith, Bill Aitken, Pauline McNeill, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Fergusson, David Mundell, Mr Keith Harding, Bruce Crawford, Nicola Sturgeon, Shona Robison

S1M-3778 Ms Margaret Curran: Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3-That the Parliament agrees that the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Des McNulty

S1M-3691# Linda Fabiani: Scotland's Fair Trade Towns-That the Parliament congratulates the towns of Strathaven and Aberfeldy on becoming Scotland's first fair trade towns; recognises the vision of both South Lanarkshire and Perth and Kinross councils in this regard; commends the commitment of the respective fair trade groups in achieving this status, and notes that fair trade can be beneficial to both national and international suppliers and consumers. R

Supported by: Mr John Swinney, Michael Matheson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Robert Brown, Fiona Hyslop, Donald Gorrie, Tricia Marwick, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Richard Lochhead, Mr Michael McMahon, Colin Campbell, Fiona McLeod, Mr George Reid, Ms Sandra White, Bruce Crawford, Mr Keith Raffan, Roseanna Cunningham, Robin Harper, Mr Jamie Stone, Alex Neil, Cathy Peattie, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Elaine Smith, Mr Andrew Welsh, Susan Deacon

S1M-3618 Michael Russell: Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill.

The member has provided the following translation:

Gu bheil a' Phàrlamaid a' toirt taic do phrionnsabalan coitcheann Bile Cànan na Gàidhlig (Alba).

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, John Farquhar Munro, Robin Harper, Dr Winnie Ewing, Irene McGugan, Mr Duncan Hamilton




Business Bulletin No. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 2003

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments


New amendments to Bills lodged on 28 February 2003

Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3

Section 1

Linda Fabiani

7 In section 1, page 1, line 26, leave out <20> and insert <24>

Section 2

Linda Fabiani

8 In section 2, page 2, line 33, leave out from beginning to <authorities> in line 34 and insert

( )The Scottish Ministers may appoint different days for different authorities (or classes of authority); but the day to be appointed for a particular authority is to be the earliest day on which, in the view of the Scottish Ministers, that authority>

Section 3

Mr Kenneth Gibson

9 In section 3, page 3, line 16, at end insert-

<( ) an assessment of the number of housing units required to meet that purpose,

( ) an assessment of the likely impact on accommodation available for persons eligible for housing under sections 19 and 20 of the 1987 Act, and

( ) an assessment of the type, location and condition of accommodation likely to be needed to accommodate homeless persons as a consequence of the modification of sections 31 and 32 of the 1987 Act by section 2(1) of this Act.>

Section 4

Mr Kenneth Gibson

10 In section 4, page 3, line 33, leave out from <28(2)> to <Act> in line 34 and insert <28 (further inquiries in cases of homelessness or threatened homelessness) of the 1987 Act-

(a) in subsection (2),>

Robert Brown

11 In section 4, page 3, line 36, after <need,> insert-

<(aa) shall make any further inquiries necessary to satisfy themselves as to whether he or any member of his family unit (that is to say, any member of his immediate family normally resident with him) needs housing support services (within the meaning of section 91(8) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10)) or other services to enable him or that member of his family unit to occupy or continue to occupy rented residential accommodation,>

Mr Kenneth Gibson

12 In section 4, page 3, line 38, at end insert <, and

(b) after that subsection insert-

"(2A) The Scottish Ministers may issue guidance either to local authorities generally or to a particular authority as to the nature of the inquiries to be made under subsection (2)(a) above; and local authorities or the authority (as the case may be) shall have regard to any such guidance.">

Robert Brown

13 In section 4, page 3, line 39, leave out from <30(3)(a)> to <Act,> and insert <30 (notification of decision and reasons) of that Act-

(a) in subsection (2), at the end insert "and of their decision on the question whether he or any member of his family unit needs such services as are mentioned in section 28(2)(aa)", and

(b) in subsection (3)(a),>

Robert Brown

14 In section 4, page 3, line 40, at end insert-

<( ) The Scottish Ministers must, before bringing-

(a) subsection (1), to the extent that it inserts a new paragraph (aa) into section 28(2) of the 1987 Act, and

(b) subsection (2)(a),

into force, prepare and publish a statement setting out the measures which they and local authorities have taken, are taking and intend to take for the purpose of ensuring that local authorities, by the time those subsections are brought into force, can reasonably be expected to perform the additional duties under sections 28(2) and 30(2) of the 1987 Act imposed by virtue of the modifications made by those subsections.>

After section 6A

Linda Fabiani

15 After section 6A, insert-

<Right to request review of decision

In section 35A of the 1987 Act (right to request review of decision), in subsection (2) before paragraph (a) insert-

"(za) any decision made as a result of inquiries under section 28 as to-

(i) whether the applicant is homeless or threatened with homelessness,

(i) whether the applicant has a priority need,

(iii) whether the applicant became homeless or threatened with homelessness intentionally,".>

Section 8

Karen Whitefield

16 In section 8, page 7, line 34, leave out from <32> to <(8)> in line 5 on page 8 and insert <32(8) of (duty to have regard to best interests of dependent children) the 1987 Act >

Section 9

Linda Fabiani

17 In section 9, page 8, line 23, at end insert-

<( ) In section 35A of that Act (right to request review of decision) for subsection (4) substitute-

"(4) A decision reached on review may be appealed to the sheriff.">




Business Bulletin No. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 2003

Section H : New Documents


Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 28 February 2003 and are subject to annulment-

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/118)

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

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Devolved Public Bodies) Order 20003 (SSI 2003/119)

laid under section 28(5) of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

Committee Reports

The following Report is being published on 3 March 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 20th Report 2003: Delegated Powers Scrutiny: Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 808)

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. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 2003

Section I : Petitions lodged on 28 February 2003


The following Petitions were lodged with the Parliament on 28 February 2003-

PE613 Petition by Andrew Hughes, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to reject the recommendations of the Office of Fair Trading Report on the Control of Entry into Pharmacy as it relates to Scotland.

PE614 Petition by Sylvia A Moffat, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to reject the recommendations of the Office of Fair Trading Report aiming at abolishing the Control of Entry Regulations contained in NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995.




Business Bulletin No. 41/2003
Monday 3 March 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 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 12 March

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 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 13 March

Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 report published (Education, Culture and

Sport Committee) 28 February

Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill

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

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill

(introduced as Mental Health (Scotland) Bill)

Stage 2 completed 18 February

National Galleries of Scotland Bill

Consideration Stage (National Galleries of Scotland Bill Committee) 12 March

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 (Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm

(Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill Committee) 6 March

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 25 February

Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill

Passed 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 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 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)

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)

Subject to approval by resolution by 25 March 2003

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

Subject to approval by resolution by 12 May 2003

The Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Scheme 2003 (SSI 2003/116) (26 February 2003) (Parliament)

Subject to approval by resolution by 13 May 2003

The General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003 (27 February 2003) (Health and Community Care)

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003 (27 February 2003) (Justice 1)

Negative Instruments

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) (Justice 2)

Subject to annulment by 7 May 2003

The Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/97) (21 February 2003) (Justice 2)

Subject to annulment by 10 May 2003

The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/100) (24 February 2003) (Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 12 May 2003

Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/101) (26 February 2003) (Health and Community Care)

Subject to annulment by 14 May 2003

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/118) (28 February 2003)

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Devolved Public Bodies) Order 20003 (SSI 2003/119) (28 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 11 March

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 18 March

Equal Opportunities 4 March

European 4 March

Finance No date established

Health and Community Care 4 March

Justice 1 4 March

Justice 2 4 March

Local Government 11 March

National Galleries of Scotland Bill 12 March

Procedures 18 March

Public Petitions 11 March

Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill 6 March

Rural Development 4 March

Social Justice No date established

Standards 5 March

Subordinate Legislation 4 March

Transport and Environment 4 March


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