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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 111/2001

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BUSINESS BULLETIN 111 / 2001

Friday 6 July 2001




Announcements

Section B - Business Programme

Section E - Written questions lodged from 29 June to 5 July 2001

Section F - Motions and Amendments

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

Section H - New Documents

Section K - Progress of Parliamentary business






BUSINESS BULLETIN 111 / 2001

Friday 6 July 2001

Announcements




Royal Assent

The Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 7) and the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8) both received Royal Assent on 5 July 2001.




BUSINESS BULLETIN 111 / 2001

Friday 6 July 2001

Section B - Business Programme





As agreed by the Parliament on 28 June 2001


Wednesday 5 September 2001


2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business


Thursday 6 September 2001


9.30 am Committee Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business


Wednesday 12 September 2001


2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill (for text of motion see S1M-2044 in Business Bulletin of Wednesday 27 June 2001)

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business


Thursday 13 September 2001


9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business





BUSINESS BULLETIN 111 / 2001

Friday 6 July 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged from 29 June to 5 July 2001




S1W-16731 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funds are available within this year’s budget of the Scottish Prison Service and its budget for 2002-03 that would allow renovation work to be carried out at HM Prison Barlinnie to end slopping out and, if so, what conditions will be applied to the use of any such funds for this purpose.

S1W-16732 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what directions have been given to the Governor of HM Prison Barlinnie in respect of ending slopping out.

S1W-16733 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to provide funding for the production of an information pack, similar to that produced in England and Wales, for those bereaved as a result of murder.

S1W-16734 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether golf courses are envisaged as being land over which access rights are not exercisable in terms of section 4 of the draft Land Reform (Scotland) Bill and, if so, whether it will detail which statutory provisions are applicable to access to such land.

S1W-16735 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the costs to it and to the Inquiry Reporters Unit of conducting two public local inquiries into land south of High Bogany, Rothsey, on the Isle of Bute.

S1W-16736 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions since 1996 any of its agencies or non-departmental public bodies have employed Queens Council to make representations on their behalf at public local inquiries and, in each case, which organisation was the employing body, what the cost was and what the outcome of the inquiry was.

S1W-16737 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many planning appeals have been received by Scottish Ministers from Executive agencies, non-departmental public bodies or non-devolved agencies in each year since 1996 and, in each case, which organisation made the appeal, what the total cost to the Executive was of conducting each inquiry, which party met the cost and what the outcome was.

S1W-16738 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is available in terms of finance and advice for members of the public who act as third party objectors in public local inquiries.

S1W-16739 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much West of Scotland Water Authority has spent to date in developing proposals for sewage treatment facilities at High Bogany, Rothsey, on the Isle of Bute.

S1W-16740 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether West of Scotland Water Authority (WoSWA) has provided it with an account of (a) why it changed evidence brought before the public local authority into land south of High Bogany, Rothsey, on the Isle of Bute and (b) the reasons for any delay in it submitting such evidence to the inquiry.

S1W-16741 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes will be involved for Scotland arising from the abolition of the Intervention Board Executive Agency and the formation of the new payments agency for Common Agriculture Policy payments in England.

S1W-16742 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the role of the new Executive agency related to housing will be in community regeneration.

S1W-16743 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it has carried out or plans to carry out with individuals or bodies who work on salmon and sea trout rivers on its proposals in the draft Land Reform (Scotland) Bill on the purchase of salmon fishing rights.

S1W-16744 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has conducted any survey into the impact on employment levels and tourism revenue of its proposals in the draft Land Reform (Scotland) Bill to allow crofting community bodies to purchase salmon fishing rights.

S1W-16745 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will replace the revenue raised by fisheries trusts in crofting areas for salmon and sea trout conservation and improvement if its proposals for the purchase of salmon fishing rights in the draft Land Reform (Scotland) Bill are implemented.

S1W-16746 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the budget statement by the Minister for Finance on 28 June 2001, whether details of the Level II revised social justice budget can be made available to the Social Justice Committee and, if so, when.

S1W-16747 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether liver function tests are available to patients of GPs in the Fife health board area.

S1W-16748 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the recent budget statement by the Minister for Finance and Local Government, whether it will give a breakdown of any changes in the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning budget.

S1W-16749 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-16039 by Angus MacKay on 27 June 2001, whether the information made available to it by Her Majesty’s Government, in accordance with the terms of Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly or otherwise, is sufficient to enable it to determine what proportion of comparable UK spending, for the purposes of the Barnett formula, the Scottish budget represented or will represent in each year from 1999-2000 to 2003-04.

S1W-16750 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the follow-up will be to the proposals published by the European Commission in January for legislation controlling the presence of GM seeds in the seed of conventional species.

S1W-16751 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the allowances payable to jurors in respect of childminding and babysitting.

S1W-16752 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve safety in the fishing industry; what funds it has available for this purpose, and whether the recent budget announcement will have any impact on the amount of funds available.

S1W-16753 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list by police force area the amount of illegal drugs seized by the Scottish Drugs Enforcement Agency.

S1W-16754 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any fisheries projects will be abandoned or reduced as a result of the recent budget announcement and, if so, which specific projects will be affected.

S1W-16755 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any agricultural projects will be abandoned or reduced as a result of the recent budget announcement and, if so, which specific projects will be affected.

S1W-16756 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any justice projects will be abandoned or reduced as a result of the recent budget announcement and, if so, which specific projects will be affected.

S1W-16757 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that its interests are represented at the EU Social Protection Committee meeting to take forward the decision of the recent Göteborg European Council that the committee should prepare an initial report for the Spring 2002 European Council on health care and care for the elderly.

S1W-16758 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the health level 3 budget the savings of £55 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16759 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the education level 3 budget the savings of £47 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16760 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the transport level 3 budget the savings of £30 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16761 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the enterprise and lifelong learning level 3 budget the savings of £47 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16762 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the justice level 3 budget the savings of £30 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16763 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the sports and culture level 3 budget the savings of £2 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16764 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the social justice level 3 budget the savings of £35 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16765 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the environment and rural development level 3 budget the savings of £21.3 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16766 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the 21st Century Government level 3 budget the savings of £15 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16767 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive where in the local government level 3 budget the savings of £7 million planned for 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be made and what effect these savings will have on programmes funded by this budget.

S1W-16768 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with CoSLA regarding the effects of stress on headteachers.

S1W-16769 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to assist South Ayrshire Council to address any difficulties in educational management being experienced as a result of the absence of headteachers due to stress-related illnesses.

S1W-16770 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to help local authorities to assist headteachers suffering from stress-related illnesses.

S1W-16771 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to alleviate any financial difficulties being experienced by the network of privately owned hostels in the Highlands and Islands as a result of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.

S1W-16772 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many responses it has received to Regulation of Skin Piercing: A Consultation Paper and how it intends to progress this issue.

S1W-16773 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in promoting social inclusion in rural areas.

S1W-16774 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has undertaken research, or will consider undertaking research, into any relationship between social exclusion and mental health.

S1W-16775 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to ensure that bus and rail timetables are integrated and easily available.

S1W-16776 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is currently given to farmers on premises affected by foot-and-mouth disease classified as List A and List D in relation to restocking.

S1W-16777 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that local authorities increase the level of ozone-damaging gases that are removed from redundant fridges and freezers.

S1W-16778 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for the future development of the Scottish economy.

S1W-16779 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last assessed trends in the levels of recruitment and retention of staff in the higher and further education sectors.

S1W-16780 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action will be taken to address the situation highlighted in the Scottish Local Government Information Unit’s publication, Scotland’s Councillors, where it is reported that 70% of councillors require more information about the impact of the Scottish Parliament on local government.

S1W-16781 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase (a) the number of social workers and (b) the number of applicants for social work diploma courses.

S1W-16782 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the costs involved in launching and distributing its consultation document Rivers, Lochs, Coasts: The Future for Scotland’s Waters.

S1W-16783 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3635 by Lewis Macdonald on 28 June 2001, whether it will define the term "special roads".

S1W-16784 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the comparative strength of the pound is undermining the competitiveness of Scottish tourism and, if so, what role local economic development policies have in countering this.

S1W-16785 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it benchmarks the performance of Scottish economic development policy and the effectiveness of agencies charged with its delivery against other competitor nations and other parts of the UK.

S1W-16786 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to determine the underlying causes of any fall in the rate of new business start-ups and whether it will instigate changes in policy to address any such trend.

S1W-16787 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote the development and manufacturing of renewable energy technologies as a key driver in the Scottish economy.

S1W-16788 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be sending a representative to the 23rd biennial international conference of the International Union for Land Value Taxation, being held in Edinburgh on 9 and 10 July 2001.

S1W-16789 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to progressively reduce and eliminate any radioactive contamination of the Scottish coastline caused by the nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield.

S1W-16790 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the report of the joint Executive/Food Standards Agency Task Force on E.coli 0157.

S1W-16791 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how the figure of 44,000 people employed in forestry in Scotland, as quoted in Roots for Growth – A Strategic Framework for Action for the Scottish Timber Industries by Scottish Forest Industries Cluster, was calculated and why it differs from the Forestry Employment Survey 1999 figure of 10,700 jobs.

S1W-16792 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether employment in forestry and related businesses declined by 25% between 1989 and 1999; whether any such decline was particularly marked in rural areas, and whether there was an expansion of forests and an increase in the amount of timber felled and processed over the same time period.

S1W-16793 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any analysis of the efficacy of enterprise company assistance for forestry and related businesses was carried out to provide information for either the Forestry Industry Cluster Strategy or the enterprise networks review.

S1W-16794 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise or the local enterprise companies carry out any analysis of the number of jobs resulting from their assistance to forestry and related businesses and what the findings have been of any such analyses.

S1W-16795 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how it expects demand for primary aggregates to change in the next five years and what factors it expects to account for any change in the level of demand.

S1W-16796 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform regulations on the specifications of construction materials and waste management in relation to the use of aggregates and whether any such changes will lead to a lower proportion of waste material and produce environmental gain.

S1W-16797 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how it expects demand for recycled aggregates to change in the next five years and what factors it expects to account for any change in the level of demand.

S1W-16798 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the annual level of aggregates sent for waste and on what basis it reached its estimate.

S1W-16799 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3427 by Allan Wilson on 17 May 2001, what consideration is being given to developing the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow so that the national athletics teams continue to have adequate year-round training facilities.

S1W-16800 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to publish the consultation paper on the police complaints system.

S1W-16801 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the imposition of groundwater charges upon sheep producers.

S1W-16802 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the imposition of groundwater charges upon sheep producers constitutes an unfair competitive disadvantage in comparison with the position of sheep producers in England and Wales.

S1W-16803 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review its policy in relation to the dipping of sheep.

S1W-16805 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to exempt all people under 25 from prescription charges as recently proposed in the Welsh Assembly.

S1W-16806 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what involvement it has in plans for a new Glasgow Gaelic Centre.

S1W-16807 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial and other support it intends to give to the establishment of a new Glasgow Gaelic Centre.

S1W-16808 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received either in support of, or against, a new Glasgow Gaelic Centre.

S1W-16809 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation has taken place with established voluntary organisations in Glasgow with regard to the plans for a new Glasgow Gaelic Centre.

S1W-16810 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be funds available from the Scottish Prison Service budget for 2000-01 through year-end flexibility and, if so, whether such funds, or a portion thereof, will be used to end slopping out at HM Prison Barlinnie.

S1W-16811 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to S1W-14802 by Susan Deacon on 4 May 2001, how many letters it has received from Scottish Parents for a Public Enquiry into Organ Retention since 12 April 2001, how many it has replied to and whether it plans to have a meeting with the parents’ group.

S1W-16812 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place to assist parents to obtain information from hospitals about organ retention.

S1W-16813 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many babies were given intrauterine transfusions due to rhesus incompatibility in each year from 1965 to 1975.

S1W-16814 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many parents have applied to hospitals for information about organ retention to date and whether the information requested was given in each case.

S1W-16815 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many court cases relating to organ retention are currently being brought against hospitals by parents.

S1W-16816 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a specified amount of time has to elapse between board members of non-departmental public bodies relinquishing their positions and their being able to apply for senior staff positions within the same organisation; if so, what this time period is and, in particular, what requirements of this kind apply to members of Scottish Enterprise and the Higher and Further Education Funding Councils.

S1W-16817 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive from which sources Quality Meat Scotland receives funding and how much it receives from each source.

S1W-16818 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the performance and output targets are for Quality Meat Scotland.

S1W-16819 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the proposed 15 unified NHS health boards will be structured on the same basis as at present.

S1W-16820 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3531 by Susan Deacon on 6 June 2001, when Health Department officials will report on their discussions regarding priority-based ambulance dispatch and whether it will undertake further consultation based on the outcome of the discussions.

S1W-16821 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it was advised of the recent changes at director level at the Scottish Tourist Board; if so, at what stage and what advice it gave regarding the changes.

S1W-16822 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3541 by Ms Margaret Curran on 6 June 2001, how many Scottish Homes properties there are within each local authority area in the Central Scotland electoral region.

S1W-16823 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for any transfer of Scottish Homes properties to other landlords.

S1W-16824 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities are being considered as potential landlords following any transfer of Scottish Homes properties.

S1W-16825 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any transfer of Scottish Homes properties to other landlords will be decided by tenant ballot in each local authority area.

S1W-16826 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-16459 by Mr Jack McConnell on 4 July 2001, whether the target for reducing exclusions from schools by one third by 2002, as announced by the Minister for Children and Education on 13 September 1999, no longer applies.

S1W-16827 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds were allocated by Scottish Enterprise to each Local Enterprise Company (LEC), expressed both in monetary and per capita terms for each LEC and as a percentage of each LEC’s overall budget allocation, in each of the last three years.

S1W-16828 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive why the Scottish Conveyancing and Executory Services Board is being abolished.

S1W-16829 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive why the functions of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executory Services Board are being passed to the Law Society and how the board’s role of providing low cost conveyancing options will be maintained.

S1W-16830 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether health boards and local authorities collate the details which they both hold of the number of children with attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and, if so, how this is done.

S1W-16831 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to extend further education maintenance allowances.

S1W-16832 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the terms of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary’s Primary Inspection into the Scottish Criminal Records Office (SCRO), whether the Lord Advocate has any plans to consider ending the requirement to have all fingerprint identifications made by SCRO officers independently checked.

S1W-16833 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the issues considered at the recent Health Council attended by the Minister for Health and Community Care.




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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-2066# Mary Scanlon: Men's Health Week, Scotland: 7-14 September 2001—That the Parliament pledges its support for Men’s Health Week, Scotland, from 7 to 14 September 2001; acknowledges the collaboration between Men’s Health Forum Scotland, health boards, the business sector, community health initiatives and the voluntary sector to publicise Men’s Health Week, Scotland; recognises that the majority of factors which impact negatively on men’s health are preventable; notes that 75% of suicides are male and almost 60% of premature male deaths are from coronary heart disease and cancer, yet men attend their GPs less than half as often as women; further notes that co-ordinated efforts are necessary to ensure that men take responsibility for their health and that services commit themselves to the challenge of working with men, and believes that MSPs should support the collaboration by promoting positive messages about men’s health and Men’s Health Week, Scotland, thereby encouraging more men to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.

*S1M-2065 Tommy Sheridan: Abolition of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executory Services Board—That the Parliament expresses its concern at the abolition of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executory Services Board; notes that this body’s role was to provide low cost alternatives to lawyers’ services, and therefore expresses its dismay that its functions should be handed to the Law Society which is generally recognised as the organisation that protects lawyers’ interests.

*S1M-2064# Brian Adam: Auchmill Road Chaos—That the Parliament expresses concern at the continuing traffic chaos in Auchmill Road, Aberdeen; expresses sympathy for the residents and road users who are being greatly inconvenienced for the second successive summer because of major road works on the same stretch of trunk road, and believes that the Scottish Executive should ensure that all utility and highway maintenance works on Scotland’s trunk routes are coordinated.

*S1M-2063 Mr Adam Ingram: SIGN Guidelines on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—That the Parliament welcomes the long-awaited guidelines produced by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; further acknowledges the request that non-pharmacological support is provided to complement drug therapy; notes the current financial constraints on local authorities, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make a commitment to resource the needs expressed in the guidelines.

*S1M-2062 Richard Lochhead: Grampian Out-of-Hours GP Co-operative—That the Parliament recognises the vital service provided to the public in Grampian by the out-of-hours GP co-operative G-DOCS; expresses concern over the projected shortfall for this financial year that places a question mark over the service’s future; recognises that many GPs may opt for early retirement should this service cease while others, particularly female GPs, may avoid out-of-hours calls given that there would be a reduction in security, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to intervene to ensure that there is sufficient funding for G-DOCS in order to maintain the service provided to patients, particularly in rural areas of Grampian.

*S1M-2061# Shona Robison: Euro 2008—That the Parliament supports the campaign to have Dundee included as a venue in the bid for the finals of the 2008 European Nations Championships; urges the Executive to support the principle of locating a number of stadia outwith the central belt of Scotland, and believes that the Scottish Premier League should relax its rules on clubs sharing grounds.

*S1M-2060 Alex Fergusson: Resumption of Livestock Auctions—That the Parliament notes that there have been no outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in Scotland during the month of June and in the absence of any practical alternative course of action to enable the large numbers of store and breeding stock to be sold to generate much needed income for the livestock sector at this time, urges the Scottish Executive to put in place the necessary procedures to enable the resumption of livestock auctions in mid-August, while recognising that these procedures will need to be reviewed in the event of any further outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease. R

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-2059 Heart of Midlothian Football Club (lodged on 28 June 2001) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2058# Review of Construction in Scotland (lodged on 28 June 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2055 Byre Theatre (lodged on 27 June 2001) Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-2054# RCN Scotland's "Value Nurses" Campaign (lodged on 27 June 2001) Irene McGugan*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2050 Bingo Licence Increase (lodged on 26 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2049 Unison Resolution "The Labour Government - What Do We Get For Our Money" (lodged on 26 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2039# Bank Arrestments (lodged on 22 June 2001) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*, Fiona Hyslop*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-2038 Scottish Ambulance Control Room (lodged on 22 June 2001) Alex Fergusson*

S1M-2037 Frozen Money (lodged on 21 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*, Fiona Hyslop*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-2033# Very Sheltered Housing (lodged on 20 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2021 His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Joseph Winning (lodged on 19 June 2001) Henry McLeish, Mr Jim Wallace, Mr John Swinney, David McLetchie, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2020 Committee to examine amendments to the Scotland Act 1998 (lodged on 19 June 2001) Dennis Canavan*

S1M-2018# National Refugee Week (lodged on 18 June 2001) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2017 National Kidney Research Fund 40th Anniversary (lodged on 15 June 2001) Alex Fergusson*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-2016 National Transplant Week (lodged on 15 June 2001) Alex Fergusson*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-2015# University of Glasgow Honours Course in Scottish Politics (lodged on 14 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-2014 Arctic Convoy Medal (lodged on 14 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-2013 Soweto Day (lodged on 14 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1999# Recognition of the Rights of Children and Young People (lodged on 11 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1998# Forth & Clyde Canal (lodged on 6 June 2001) Nick Johnston*

S1M-1996# Residential Home Closures (lodged on 6 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1987# Scottish Civic Trust and Buildings at Risk (lodged on 1 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1986 Action on International Debt (lodged on 1 June 2001) Karen Gillon*, Irene McGugan*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1969# Colour of Scotland's National Flag (lodged on 29 May 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1943 The Disability Claim Form (lodged on 17 May 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*




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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.

Donald Gorrie: Proposed Protection from Sectarianism Bill—Proposal for a Bill to make sectarian behaviour an aggravation of a criminal offence and to create a code of conduct on tackling sectarian behaviour. (lodged 12 June 2001)

Supported by: Nora Radcliffe, Robert Brown, Margo MacDonald, Alex Neil, Lloyd Quinan, Tommy Sheridan, Margaret Smith, Iain Smith, Ian Jenkins, John McAllion, Mike Rumbles, Robin Harper, Dennis Canavan, Mike Watson, Nick Johnston, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

Tommy Sheridan: Proposed School Meals (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to provide universally free and nutritious school meals for every child attending a local authority managed secondary, primary or special needs school. (lodged 21 June 2001)

Supported by: Alex Neil, John McAllion, Dennis Canavan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Lloyd Quinan, Donald Gorrie, Gil Paterson, Margo MacDonald, Sandra White, Robin Harper, Christine Grahame, Kenneth Gibson, Elaine Smith*

Nicola Sturgeon: Proposed Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill—Proposal for a Bill to control the advertising and promotion of tobacco products. (lodged 26 June 2001)

Supported by: Andrew Welsh, Bruce Crawford, Robin Harper, Shona Robison, Michael Russell, Christine Grahame, Kay Ullrich, Linda Fabiani, Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod, Tommy Sheridan, Irene McGugan, Dennis Canavan, Brian Adam, Tricia Marwick*, Kenny MacAskill*, Duncan Hamilton*

Mr Kenneth Gibson: Proposed Regulation of Smoking Bill—Proposal for a Bill to regulate smoking in enclosed premises open to the public where food is sold and consumed. (lodged 4 July 2001)

Supported by: Donald Gorrie*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Dennis Canavan*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Bill Aitken*, Robin Harper*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Christine Grahame*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Richard Lochhead*, Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Michael Matheson*, Andrew Wilson*, Colin Campbell*, Iain Smith*, Tavish Scott*, Nick Johnston*, Fergus Ewing*




BUSINESS BULLETIN 111 / 2001

Friday 6 July 2001

Section H - New Documents




Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 4 July 2001 for approval by resolution—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/255)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/256)—

laid under section 1(8) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985



Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 29 June 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Child Minding and Day Care (Registration and Inspection Fees) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/214)

laid under section 104(4) of the Children Act 1989


The Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/215)

laid under section 4(2) of the Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938


The Nurses Agencies (Increase of Licence Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/216)

laid under section 33(6) of the Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951


The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/251)

laid under section 61(1) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981


The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 4 July 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/257)

laid under paragraph 2 of schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 June 2001 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure—

Construction Industry Training Board Annual Report 2000 (SE/2001/136)—

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board Annual Report and Financial Statements 2000 (SE/2001/137)—

laid under section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998


The following document was laid before the Parliament on 2 July 2001 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure


Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency Annual Report 2000-01 (SE/2001/138)


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 3 July 2001 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure


National Museums of Scotland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2000 (SE/2001/142)


National Galleries of Scotland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2000 (SE/2001/143)


Committee Reports

The following report is being published at 10 am on 6 July 2001

Audit Committee, 2nd Report 2001: Report on National Health Service Bodies in Tayside (SP Paper 360)

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 the SPICe in G15, PHQ and copies can be made available on request.




BUSINESS BULLETIN 111 / 2001

Friday 6 July 2001

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

Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill

Royal Assent received 5 July

Housing (Scotland) Bill

Passed 13 June

International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament) 12 September

Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

Passed 20 June

Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (evidence, Local Government Committee) 4 September

Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1completed 28 June

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 report to be published 11 July

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

Royal Assent 5 July

Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill

Passed 6 June

Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 28 June


Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

The draft International Criminal Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2001 (21 June 2001) (Justice 2)

Special Grant Report No.4 and Guidance for Local Authorities: The Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SE/2001/132) (25 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2001 (28 June 2001)

The draft Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Prescribed Proceedings) Amendment Regulations 2001 (28 June 2001)

The draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2001 (28 June 2001)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI/2001/255) (4 July 2001)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI/2001/256) (4 July 2001)


Negative Instruments


Subject to annulment until 1 September 2001

The Sex Offenders (Notification Requirements) (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/190) (24 May 2001) (Justice 2)


Subject to annulment until 8 September 2001


The Designation of Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/199) (31 May 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order of Council 2001 (SI 2001/2005) (31 May 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)


Subject to annulment until 13 September 2001


The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/207) (5 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 14 September 2001


The Plant Protection Products Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/202) (6 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/206) (6 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/209) (6 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/210) (6 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)


Subject to annulment until 15 September 2001


The Crofting Community Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/208) (7 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Right to Time Off for Study or Training (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/211) (7 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/212) (7 June 2001) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 16 September 2001


The Existing Facilities in Quality Partnership Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/218) (8 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/219) (8 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Suckler Cow Premium (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/225) (8 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/226) (8 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 19 September 2001


The Agricultural Processing and Marketing Grants (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/220) (11 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/221) (11 June 2001) (Rural Development)

The Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/224) (11 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/222) (11 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/223) (11 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Repayment of Student Loans (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/227) (11 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/228) (11 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Students’ Allowances (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/229) (11 June 2001) (Enterprise and Lifelong Learning)

The Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/230) (11 June 2001) (Justice 2)


Subject to annulment until 21 September 2001


The BSE Monitoring (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/231) (13 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 26 September 2001


The Adoption of Children from Overseas (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/236) (18 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)


Subject to annulment until 27 September 2001


The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/238) (19 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 29 September 2001


The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/242) (21 June 2001) (Education, Culture and Sport)

The Import and Export Restriction (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.2) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/243) (21 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 3 October 2001


The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/244) (25 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)

The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/245) (25 June 2001) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 5 October 2001


The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/248) (27 June 2001) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 6 October 2001


The Plant Health (Great Britain) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/249) (28 June 2001)

The Beef Labelling (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/252) (28 June 2001)

The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/250) (28 June 2001)


Subject to annulment until 7 October 2001


The Child Minding and Day Care (Registration and Inspection Fees) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/214) (29 June 2001)

The Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/215) (29 June 2001)

The Nurses Agencies (Increase of Licence Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/216) (29 June 2001)

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/251) (29 June 2001)


Subject to annulment until 22 October 2001


The Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/257) (4 July 2001)



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