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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 120/2000

Author(s): Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 120 / 2000



Friday 21 July 2000




Section B - Business Programme

Section E - Written questions lodged from 14 to 20 July 2000

Section F - Motions and Amendments

Section G - Bills, amendments to Bills and proposals for members’ Bills

Section H - New Documents

Section J - Progress of Parliamentary business

Announcements



BUSINESS BULLETIN 120 / 2000

Friday 21 July 2000

Section B - Business Programme




As agreed by the Parliament on 6 July 2000

Wednesday 6 September 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 7 September 2000

9.30 am Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Open 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 120 / 2000

Friday 21 July 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged from 14 to 20 July 2000




S1W-8718 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make it a requirement that local authorities and other public bodies publish all business plans relating to Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnership projects.

S1W-8719 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fiscal fines issued in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, and (c) 1999-2000 were fully paid.

S1W-8720 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money was raised from fiscal fines issued in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000.

S1W-8721 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fiscal fines were issued in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000.

S1W-8722 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to increase the number of fiscal fines which are fully paid.

S1W-8723 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fiscal fines were issued by each Procurator Fiscal's office in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000 and how many of the fiscal fines issued by each office were fully paid in each of these years.

S1W-8724 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans for road safety improvements on (a) the A84 between Stirling and Lochearnhead and (b) the A85 between Lochearnhead and Tyndrum.

S1W-8725 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Scottish Fisheries Agency will have in enforcing new regulations in international waters in the north east Atlantic.

S1W-8726 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8386 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 13 July 2000, whether it will give local authorities enhanced consent under section 94 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to fund tenants' incentive schemes in designated areas.

S1W-8727 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive how many vacancies currently exist for non-executive board members on (a) health boards, (b) NHS hospital trusts, (c) NHS primary care trusts and (d) the Scottish Ambulance Service Board.

S1W-8728 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the Health Appointments Advisory Committee has met to consider the issue of filling vacancies since 1 July 1999.

S1W-8729 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive how many members the Health Appointments Advisory Committee currently has and whether this differs from the number in July 1999.

S1W-8730 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to Greater Glasgow Health Board, how many non-executive board members have been appointed since 1 July 1999, and how many candidates were offered to the Health Appointments Advisory Committee for consideration before each appointment was made.

S1W-8731 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the appointment of non-executive board members to Greater Glasgow Health Board since 1 July 1999, whether procedures as described in the consultation paper Modernising the System were followed.

S1W-8732 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the appointment of non-executive board members to Greater Glasgow Health Board since 1 July 1999, how many of the relevant local authorities were consulted regarding the appointments.

S1W-8733 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the appointment of non-executive board members to Greater Glasgow Health Board since 1 July 1999, how many candidates were interviewed personally by the Chairman of Greater Glasgow Health Board before appointments were made.

S1W-8734 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive how many non-executive board members have been appointed to the Scottish Ambulance Service Board since 1 July 1999 and how many candidates were offered for consideration to the Health Appointments Advisory Committee before each appointment was made.

S1W-8735 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the appointment of non-executive board members to the Scottish Ambulance Service Board since 1 July 1999, whether procedures as described in the consultation paper Modernising the System were followed.

S1W-8736 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the appointment of non-executive board members to the Scottish Ambulance Service Board (SASB) since 1 July 1999, how many candidates were interviewed personally by the Chairman of SASB before appointments were made.

S1W-8737 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the appointment of the Chair of Fife Health Board, how many completed applications were submitted; how many applicants lived or worked in the area covered by Fife Health Board; how many candidates declared a political affiliation, or indicated an involvement in politics, and whether it will provide a breakdown of any such declarations and indications by party-political affiliation.

S1W-8738 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8365 by Henry McLeish on 13 July 2000, what criteria are used to determine whether an answer can only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

S1W-8739 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8058 by Susan Deacon on 29 June 2000, when it expects all health boards to have established a register of patients with diabetes.

S1W-8740 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken, or intends to take, in response to the advice given by the UK National Screening Committee in December 1999 that a national programme of universal neonatal hearing screening should be introduced.

S1W-8741 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to introduce a programme of universal neonatal hearing screening.

S1W-8742 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what research has been carried out into the possibility, extent and implications of GM contamination of pollen, honey-dew and honey, who conducted any such research and whether it will publish any such research.

S1W-8743 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what research has been carried out to determine the safety to honeybees and other pollinating insects of pollen from GM trial crops, who carried out any such research and whether it will make any such research available for peer review by the Scottish Beekeepers Association.

S1W-8744 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether beekeepers can legally sell honey and pure pollen products where some of the pollen may have come from a GM trial crop.

S1W-8745 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any contact or correspondence with representatives of beekeepers about the implications of any possible GM contamination of pollen, honey-dew or honey and, if so, whether it will make the details of such contact available.

S1W-8746 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the report on rural peripherality commissioned by the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions and co-authored by researchers from the University of Aberdeen and Cardiff University and what action it intends to take on its findings.

S1W-8747 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce measures to give consumers more information about chicken and egg products such as (a) the country of origin, (b) a traceable source, (c) a recognised mark of quality assurance and (d) confirmation that they have been produced in accordance with animal welfare regulations.

S1W-8748 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it was consulted by the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food regarding the organic livestock products regulations, (EC) 1804/1999, or by the United Kingdom Register of Organic Food Standards regarding its further consultation on this issue in April and May 2000.

S1W-8749 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of Scottish groundwater supplies are at risk of contamination from sheep dip and pesticide disposal and where the principal and minimal areas of risk are.

S1W-8750 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what areas of Scotland are not at risk of groundwater contamination from sheep dip and pesticide disposal and why the risk is greater in some areas than in others.

S1W-8751 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how the uniform charge by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency of £123 per farm for authority for disposal of sheep dip and pesticide was calculated.

S1W-8752 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will instruct the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to refund fees paid by farmers for authorisation of sheep dip and pesticide disposal in the light of the recent decision by the Environment Agency to refund all farmers in England and Wales for similar authorisation.

S1W-8753 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive to detail, for the period since the Scottish Parliament was established, (a) the number of overseas trips made by each junior and senior Minister, (b) the total number of overseas trips made by all Ministers and (c) the total cost of these overseas trips.

S1W-8754 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it is making for a continued bus service between Ardrishaig and Lochgilphead and the surrounding areas in view of the loss of subsidised service contracts.

S1W-8755 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8351 by Susan Deacon on 13 July 2000, who the members of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation are.

S1W-8756 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8351 by Susan Deacon on 13 July 2000, when it last received advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation with regard to the flu vaccination program for the over 65 age group this winter, and whether that body endorsed the 60% target.

S1W-8757 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8354 by Susan Deacon on 13 July 2000, what criteria were applied to arrive at the 60% target for immunisation of the over 65 age group from the flu virus this year.

S1W-8758 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive during what period in this year the flu vaccine will be available to the over 65 age group.

S1W-8759 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8354 by Susan Deacon on 13 July 2000, how the target of 60% for immunisation of the over 65 age group this year against influenza compares with targets in comparable nations such as Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Ireland and Switzerland.

S1W-8760 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-2130 by Sarah Boyack on 6 July 2000, whether the financing of the Borders railway line was discussed at the meeting with the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority on 26 June 2000 following the motion agreed by the Parliament on 1 June 2000 and whether any finance will be available from this source to reinstate the entire line from Edinburgh to Carlisle.

S1W-8761 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been allocated to Scottish local authorities under the Excellence Fund, broken down by the key areas which the fund covers, in the financial years 1998-99 and 1999-2000 and what are the expected allocations for 2000-01.

S1W-8762 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8272 by Susan Deacon on 10 July 2000, how national strategic developments to control alcohol misuse are identified, how the allocation of the £2.5 million to specified national developments will be made, whether any of the allocation has yet been determined and, if it has, to which national strategy developments the additional resources will be allocated over the next three years.

S1W-8763 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8272 by Susan Deacon on 10 July 2000, how the effectiveness of the £2.5 million will be appraised and monitored, over what period(s) and whether any such appraisal will be placed in the public domain.

S1W-8764 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8271 by Iain Gray on 10 July 2000, what specific work is in progress to implement the various strands of the Scottish Advisory on Alcohol Misuse Action Plan.

S1W-8765 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost per month is of maintaining the estate of the former HM Prison, Penninghame.

S1W-8766 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent in 1999-2000, and how much will be spent in 2000-01, on academic research into tourism and tourism-related issues in Scotland by Scottish universities.

S1W-8767 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent in 1999-2000, and how much will be spent in 2000-01, on academic research into sport and sport-related issues in Scotland by Scottish universities.

S1W-8768 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent in 1999-2000, and how much will be spent in 2000-01, on promoting golf tourism by the Scottish Executive, the Scottish Tourist Board and area tourist boards.

S1W-8769 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were sent to jail for non-payment of fines, for which they had been subject to a means test enquiry, in each year since 1994 for which figures are available.

S1W-8770 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided for initiatives to support families in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01 and whether it will list these initiatives.

S1W-8771 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any responses received to its request in paragraph 5.27 of Aiming for Excellence for views "on the case for allowing local authorities to enter into arrangements with private fostering agencies, and whether such agencies should be subject to inspection and registration by the new body", and whether it will respond to any views received.

S1W-8772 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive in how many senior Health Department appointments Thomson Partners Limited, Glasgow has had responsibility for recruitment services.

S1W-8773 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Thomson Partners Limited, Glasgow will be involved in the recruitment process for the post of Head of the Health Department and Chief Executive of the NHSiS.

S1W-8774 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is encouraging Executive Agencies and other public bodies within its responsibility to run their vehicles on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and, if so, which agencies and bodies (a) already run LPG powered vehicles, (b) are in the process of converting their fleet to include LPG powered vehicles and (c) have plans in place to convert their fleet to include LPG powered vehicles.

S1W-8775 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value is of school building programmes so far commissioned using the Private Finance Initiative.

S1W-8776 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to investigate the death of baby Britney Smith of Forfar in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

S1W-8778 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce measures to ensure that the spinal health of workers such as shop assistants, catering staff, nurses and others is protected by the adequate provision of seating.

S1W-8779 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-2876 and S1W-4259 by Mr Tom McCabe on 4 April 2000 and 17 May 2000 respectively, whether the new corporate system has now been introduced and when it intends to make available the results of its subsequent study on cost.

S1W-8781 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accused people appearing in courts in the North East of Scotland were granted bail in each of the last three years and how many of those accused appeared on charges relating to (a) house-breaking (b) assault and robbery and (c) drug-related offences.

S1W-8782 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of time taken by police to acquire warrants is and how this compares with the average for each of the last three years.

S1W-8783 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued to the police in the light of the European Convention on Human Rights.

S1W-8784 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued to the procurator service in the light of the European Convention on Human Rights.

S1W-8785 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what representation Scotland has on the National Environmental Research Council, who the representatives are and how they are appointed.

S1W-8786 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is the total amount of funding paid direct to the Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.

S1W-8787 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding paid to the Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen is available to tendering by other marine laboratories.

S1W-8788 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the Scott Wilson Scottish Borders railway feasibility study (summary report), whether it will commission a supplementary report to address the potential impact on the tourist industry in the Borders if the entire line from Edinburgh to Carlisle were to be re-instated.

S1W-8789 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the Scott Wilson Scottish Borders railway feasibility study (page 8) and to the answer to question S1O-2029 by Mr John Home Robertson on 22 June (Official Report col 711), whether it will now commission a supplementary report into the potential export of timber using the southern section of the line.

S1W-8790 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review its assessment of the likely estimated level of cardiomyopathy in the light of the letter to the Minister for Health and Community Care of 26 May 2000 from W J McKenna, Professor of Cardiac Medicine at St George's Hospital Medical School in London given the difference in estimated level between this letter and the Executive's press release SE01054/2000 on 11 April 2000.

S1W-8791 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to allow parents to appeal against the provisions made by local authorities for the educational needs of autistic children in line with practice in England and Wales.

S1W-8792 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to ensure equal quality of treatment for all children with autism regardless of area of residence.

S1W-8793 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive which education authorities provide funding for home-based education programmes for children with autism.

S1W-8794 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines currently exist as to weekly provision of speech therapy by the NHSiS for autistic children of pre-school age and what account is taken of the individual needs of such children.

S1W-8795 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is providing any additional funding for training of health sector staff in order to improve their awareness and understanding of the needs of people with an autistic spectrum problem disorder.

S1W-8796 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to conduct a quinquennial review of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

S1W-8797 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the report to the UK Government of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Transsexual People will be available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre




BUSINESS BULLETIN 120 / 2000

Friday 21 July 2000

Section F - Motions and Amendments




The full text of all outstanding motions and amendments will appear in the Business Bulletin every Monday.

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

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



*S1M-1107# Trish Godman: Community Gardens-That the Parliament recognises the value of community gardening in improving health, building communities, increasing bio-diversity and promoting regeneration, while providing refreshment and healthy recreation for those without a garden; notes that such gardens face fierce competition for space in urban areas, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to help to secure the future of community gardens through revised planning guidance and by promoting them through the New Opportunities Fund.

*S1M-1106 Ian Jenkins: Sydney 2000 and European Cup Athletics-That the Parliament congratulates all the Scottish athletes who contributed to remarkable British successes at the European cup at Gateshead; welcomes the progress made by the Scottish Executive in developing community sports facilities, and wishes the Great Britain team well in the forthcoming Sydney Olympic Games.

*S1M-1105 Fergus Ewing: Vehicle Body Repair Specialists and VAT-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government to end the discrimination suffered by those vehicle body repair specialists which are not owned by insurance companies and which therefore do not enjoy exemption from VAT on labour; notes that this places the independent repair shops at a severe competitive disadvantage, and further calls upon the Executive to investigate whether this constitutes an infringement of EU law and competition policy or is open to challenge at the behest of the Competition Commission or otherwise.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1104 Failings of New Deal (lodged on 12 July 2000) Brian Adam*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1103# Skye Bridge Toll Regime (lodged on 12 July 2000) Brian Adam*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1102# Montrose Bridge (lodged on 10 July 2000) Brian Adam*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1101# Richard Demarco and the Road to Meikle Seggie (lodged on 10 July 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1099# Oil Rig Fabrication Industry (lodged on 6 July 2000) Brian Adam*

S1M-1098 Asylum Seekers (lodged on 6 July 2000) Malcolm Chisholm*, Brian Adam*

S1M-1096# SBG and Transport Operatives Pension Schemes (lodged on 5 July 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1095 Scottish Granite for the Scottish Parliament (lodged on 5 July 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1094 Consultation Document on School Closures in Cumbernauld (lodged on 5 July 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1093 High crime levels in parts of Glasgow (lodged on 5 July 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1088 School Closures in Cumbernauld (lodged on 4 July 2000) Brian Adam*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1080 School Repairs Fund (lodged on 3 July 2000) Brian Adam*

S1M-1063 Voting Rights for 16 Year Olds (lodged on 27 June 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1042 Breast Feeding and Returning to Work (lodged on 21 June 2000) Trish Godman*

S1M-1041 Forgotten Children Campaign (lodged on 21 June 2000) Trish Godman*

S1M-1040# Food Safety (lodged on 21 June 2000) Trish Godman*

S1M-1037# Support for Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd. Port Glasgow (lodged on 20 June 2000) Trish Godman*

S1M-995 Renewable Energy and Domestic Wind Turbines (lodged on 9 June 2000) Trish Godman*

S1M-976# Glasgow Internal Transport Service (lodged on 7 June 2000) Trish Godman*




BUSINESS BULLETIN 120 / 2000

Friday 21 July 2000

Section G - Bills, amendments to Bills and proposals for members’ Bills




Proposals for Members' Bills

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

Bill Aitken: Proposed Special Advisers etc. Bill-Proposal for a Bill to limit the number and remit of special advisers appointed by the Scottish Ministers; and to require the Scottish Ministers, when announcing spending plans, to make clear whether provision has already been made for the funds in question to be paid out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund and whether the plans have been announced on a previous occasion. (lodged 28 June 2000)


Supported by: David Mundell, John Young, Phil Gallie, John Scott, Mr Murray Tosh, David McLetchie, Alex Fergusson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Brian Monteith


Michael Russell: Proposed Gaelic Language Bill-Proposal for a Bill to establish the principle of equal validity for Gaelic and English in Scotland; to create certain rights and duties in law with regard to the use of Gaelic including a right to Gaelic-medium education; to place a duty on certain specified public bodies to prepare and implement Gaelic policies; to guarantee the right to use Gaelic in courts and tribunals and before other judicial and quasi-judicial bodies and the right to use Gaelic names and descriptions; and to ensure the monitoring and enforcement of these rights and duties. (lodged 6 July 2000)

Note: the member lodging the above proposal has provided the following translation-

Mìcheal Russell: Tairgse airson Bile na Cànain Gàidhlig-Tairgse airson Bile a stèidhicheadh am prionnsabal gu bheil a' Ghàidhlig agus a' Bheurla co-ionnan ann an èifeachd an Albainn, a chruthaicheadh còirichean agus dleasnasan sònraichte ann an lagh a thaobh cleachdadh na Gàidhlig, 'nam measg còir do dh' fhoghlam troimh mheadhan na Gàidhlig, dleasnas air buidhnean poblach comharraichte polasaidhean Gàidhlig ullachadh agus thoirt gu buil, còir Gàidhlig a chleachdadh ann an cùirtean-lagha agus mòdan-ceartais agus air beulaibh bhuidhnean eile aig a bheil cumhachdan breithneachaidh agus còir ainmean agus tuairisgeulan Gàidhlig a chleachdadh, agus a dhèanadh cinnteach gum bidh na còirichean agus na dleasnasan seo air an sgrùdadh agus air an toirt gu buil.


Supported by: Mr John Munro, Irene McGugan, Linda Fabiani, Brian Adam, Alex Neil





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Friday 21 July 2000

Section H - New Documents




Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 July 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency Annual Report and Accounts 1999-2000 (SE 2000/79)




The following document was laid before the Parliament on 14 July 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd Annual Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 (SE 2000/90)

laid under section 34 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982







The following document was laid before the Parliament on 17 July 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

British Tourist Authority Accounts 1999-2000 (SE 2000/91)




The following document was laid before the Parliament on 18 July 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

National Museums of Scotland Annual Report April 1999-March 2000(SE 2000/93)

laid under Schedule 1 of the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985




The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 20 July 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Economic Report: July 2000 (SE 2000/69)-


Registrar General for Scotland Annual Report 1999 (SE 2000/82) -

laid under section 1(4) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 and the Scotland Act 1998


Highlands and Islands Enterprise Network Accounts 1999-00 (SE 2000/97)

laid under section 30(1) of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990-


National Radiological Protection Board Accounts 1999-00 (SE 2000/98)

laid under section 3(4) of the Radiological Protection Act 1970-


Sportscotland National Lottery Fund Account 1999-00 (SE 2000/99)

laid under section 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993




European Documents

Members wishing to see a list of European documents received in the Parliament should contact the clerks to the European Committee (stephen.imrie@scottish.parliament.uk). Members are reminded that a complete set of all documents received is held by SPICe in G15, PHQ and copies can be made available on request.




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Section J - 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

Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill

Stage 1 completed 27 April

Bail, Judicial Appointments etc (Scotland) Bill

Bill Passed 5 July

Education and Training (Scotland) Bill

Bill passed 29 June

Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill

Bill passed 21 June

Family Homes and Homelessness (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 4 April

Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 10 May

Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 3 July

National Parks (Scotland) Bill

Bill Passed 5 July

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Rural Affairs Committee) 4 April

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 4 July

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Amendment (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 (Rural Affairs Committee) 12 September

Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill

Royal Assent received 14 July

Transport (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1(Transport and Environment Committee) 29 August



Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

For approval by resolution

The draft Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (15 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/222) (5 July 2000)




Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment until 5 September 2000


The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/166) (2 June 2000) (Local Government)



Subject to annulment until 9 September 2000


The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/167) (6 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/168) (6 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 10 September 2000


The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/170) (7 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 11 September 2000


The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/169) (8 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 12 September 2000


The Meat (Enhanced Enforcement Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/171) (9 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 16 September 2000


The Loch Moidart, North Channel, Scallop Several Fishery (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/173) (13 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 17 September 2000


The Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/178) (14 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 18 September 2000


The Planning (Control of Major-Accident Hazards) (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2000/179) (15 June 2000) (Transport and the Environment)

The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/181) (15 June 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/182) (15 June 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/183) (15 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/184) (15 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Environmental Protection (Waste Recycling Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/185) (15 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/189) (15 June 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/190) (15 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The National Health Service (Choice of Medical Practitioner) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/191) (15 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)



Subject to annulment until 19 September 2000


The Discontinuance of Prisons (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/186) (16 June 2000) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2000 (SSI 2000/187) (16 June 2000) ) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/188) (16 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Police Pensions (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/193) (16 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Census (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/194) (16 June 2000) ) (Justice and Home Affairs)

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/195) (16 June 2000) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The St. Mary's Music School (Aided Places) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/196) (16 June 2000) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/200) (16 June 2000) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/199) (16 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/201) (16 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The National Health Service (Professions Supplementary to Medicine) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/202) (16 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)



Subject to annulment until 25 September 2000


The Local Government (Exemption from Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 (SSI 2000/206) (21 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/207) (21 June 2000) (Local Government)

The Local Government Act 1988 (Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/208) (21 June 2000) (Local Government)



Subject to annulment until 30 September 2000


The Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young

Children Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI/2000/214) (27 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)

The Suckler Cow Premium Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI/2000/215) (27 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export)(Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI/2000/216) (27 June 2000) (Rural Affairs)



Subject to annulment until 2 October 2000


The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/217) (29 June 2000) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 9 October 2000


The Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/226) (6 July 2000) (Rural Affairs)


Subject to annulment until 10 October 2000


The Tetrachloroethylene in Olive Oil (Scotland) Revocation regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/229) (7 July 2000) (Health and Community Care)


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BUSINESS BULLETIN 120 / 2000

Friday 21 July 2000

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