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Scottish Parliament: Business Bulletin 44/2002

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Business Bulletin No. 44/2002
Thursday 14 March 2002

Contents

Section A : Daily Business List
Section B : Business Programme
Section D : Oral Questions
Section E : Written questions lodged on 13 March 2002
Section F : Motions and Amendments
Section H : New Documents
Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business



Business Bulletin No. 44/2002
Thursday 14 March 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

Meeting of the Parliament

The Presiding Officer wishes to announce that subject to the Parliament's approval of Business Motion S1M-2890 set out below, today's Business will be as follows:

9.30 am Debate on Nuclear Power Stations-

S1M-2883 Bruce Crawford: Nuclear Power Stations-That the Parliament notes that consent for nuclear and other electricity power stations over 50 megawatts, under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, is a responsibility devolved to Scottish Executive Ministers and believes that the final decision over consent for nuclear power stations, now and in the future, must remain with Scottish Executive Ministers accountable to the Parliament.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-2883.2 Ms Wendy Alexander: Nuclear Power Stations-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2883) in the name of Bruce Crawford, leave out from "and believes" to "nuclear" and insert "under the Transfer of Functions Order 1999 (SI 1999 No.1750), and believes that the final decision over consent under the Electricity Act 1989 for such"

S1M-2883.1 John Scott: Nuclear Power Stations-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2883) in the name of Bruce Crawford, leave out from first "consent" to end and insert "planning consent for nuclear and other electricity power stations over 50 megawatts under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, is a responsibility devolved to Scottish Executive Ministers, but further notes that responsibility for UK energy policy is a matter for Westminster to decide and calls on Her Majesty's Government and the Scottish Executive to clarify unresolved issues in relation to the division of responsibilities in pursuit of a balanced sustainable energy policy."

followed by Debate on the National Health Service-

S1M-2882 Nicola Sturgeon: National Health Service-That the Parliament notes that there are fewer nurses and fewer acute beds in the NHS now than in 1999, that the NHS is treating fewer out-patients, in-patients and day case patients now than in 1999, that fewer patients are being seen within the Scottish Executive's target times than was the case in 1999, that there are 16,000 more people on NHS waiting lists now than in 1999 and that median waiting times are 10 days longer than in 1999; is concerned that the NHS is shrinking, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to pursue policies that will reverse this reduction in capacity and deliver an NHS of the standard that patients in Scotland are entitled to expect.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-2882.2 Malcolm Chisholm: National Health Service-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2882) in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, leave out from "notes" to end and insert "congratulates the staff of the NHS in Scotland on their commitment and dedication; welcomes their leadership role in redesigning services around the needs of patients; notes that this often leads to a different configuration of services and to some new activities that have not traditionally been counted; applauds the on-going and varied work to improve quality in health services, and acknowledges the substantial real-term increases in health resources since 1999, which are supporting the programme of patient-centred reform.

S1M-2882.1 Mary Scanlon: National Health Service-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2882) in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, insert at end " by signing a "concordat" with the independent and voluntary sector in similar terms to that already established in England, and further calls upon the Executive to initiate a debate in Scotland about how to improve the delivery of health care to standards similar to the best European countries, whilst ensuring that access to high quality care is guaranteed for all."

followed by Business Motion

S1M-2890 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business-

(a) as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on 7 March 2002:

Thursday 14 March 2002

after Stage 1 Debate on the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill, insert

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill

(b) the following programme of business-

Wednesday 20 March 2002

1.45 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement on the National Debate on Education

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2844 Robert Brown: Scottish Sub-Post Offices - "Your Guide"

Thursday 21 March 2002

9.30 am Ministerial Statement on the Transport Delivery Plan

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Ministerial Statement on the Prison Estates Review

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Civil Contingencies

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2637 Adam Ingram: Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive

Wednesday 27 March 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Tourism

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 28 March 2002

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

(c) that Stage 2 of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill be completed by 14 May 2002

(d) that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 25 March 2002 on the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/88), the Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Guardians etc. by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/95), the Adults with Incapacity (Reports in Relation to Guardianship and Intervention Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/96), the Adults with Incapacity (Recall of Guardians' Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/97), and the Adults with Incapacity (Non-compliance with Decisions of Welfare Guardians) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/98)

and (e) that the Local Government Committee reports to the Transport and the Environment Committee by 16 April 2002 on the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/83).

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its current estimate is of underspend in its 2001-02 budget. (S1O-4871)

2. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost to passengers per mile is for a bus journey in Aberdeenshire in comparison with the average cost in the city of Edinburgh. (S1O-4891)

3. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances it will give to voluntary organisations awaiting registration decisions on childcare workers under Part V of the Police Act 1997 that such organisations will comply with the law on 1 April 2002. (S1O-4892)

4. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the availability of special school support for deaf children. (S1O-4848)

5. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is working to attract nurses back into the NHS. (S1O-4836)

6. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions have taken place with the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (the Care Commission) concerning the creation of new health management structures. (S1O-4853)

7. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps were taken to consult representatives of patients and carers in relation to the membership and remit of its working group on the report by the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health on chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. (S1O-4884)

8. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its recent announcement of an extra £2 million to support mediation and reparation projects, whether it has plans to commit any additional funding to tackling youth crime. (S1O-4866)

9. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to promote the aim of environmental justice. (S1O-4850)

10. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what further action it plans to take to tackle domestic abuse. (S1O-4876)

11. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give to local authorities that do not proceed with housing stock transfer. (S1O-4854)

12. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve services to cancer patients. (S1O-4875)

13. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the current tendering procedure for the west coast ferry network is compliant with both UK and European competition law. (S1O-4893)

14. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive when the next Home Energy Conservation Act report will be published. (S1O-4887)

15. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the number of university students from disadvantaged backgrounds. (S1O-4837)

16. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what its targets are for renewable energy. (S1O-4890)

17. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Glasgow City Council could invest over £1.3 billion within 10 years in its housing stock without new borrowing, if Her Majesty's Government offered to write off its capital housing debt on the same basis as proposed for the Glasgow Housing Association. (S1O-4863)

18. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the letter to me from the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice on 26 February 2002 about the publication of the contract between the Scottish Prison Service and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited, what is meant by "early next month". (S1O-4841)

19. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the transfer of powers from Her Majesty's Government in relation to the Campbeltown to Ballycastle ferry service will be completed. (S1O-4889)

20. Mr Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it is providing to businesses to assist them to trade online. (S1O-4874)

21. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its Gaelic policy is reversing the decline in the number of Gaelic speakers. (S1O-4873)

22. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines are given to police forces with regard to the execution of failure to appear warrants. (S1O-4888)

23. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to make a decision on the proposed GM crop trial at Wester Friarton, Newport-on-Tay. (S1O-4861)

24. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22024 by Ms Margaret Curran on 28 February 2002, which project was closed down and what the reason was for this action. (S1O-4851)

25. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what policies it has to ensure the attraction, creation and retention of company headquarters to and in Scotland. (S1O-4869)

26. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in rural areas in implementing its Action Programme to reduce youth crime. (S1O-4846)

27. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how the target of 30% of electricity being generated from renewable sources by 2020 will be met. (S1O-4867)

28. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the development of the Scottish Agricultural College at Auchincruive in Ayr. (S1O-4849)

29. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote restorative justice programmes as part of Scotland's Action Programme to Reduce Youth Crime 2002. (S1O-4880)

30. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to promote women's golf. (S1O-4877)

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-1742)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S1F-1744)

3. Mr John McAllion: To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Executive is taking to ensure that tenants are free to choose the form of renting their homes most appropriate to their individual circumstances and preferences. (S1F-1735)

4. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive will make representations to the European Commission seeking an urgent review of EU directives governing GM crop trials, in light of decisions by insurance companies not to provide insurance as reported in the Sunday Herald on 10 March 2002. (S1F-1743)

5. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive will ensure that its new tourism strategy results in tangible benefits for the tourism industry. (S1F-1749)

6. Mr George Reid: To ask the First Minister what action, within what timescale, the Scottish Executive will take to implement the recommendations of the Transport and the Environment Committee's 4th Report, 2002 on Petition PE327 in order to meet the commitment to environmental justice in respect of rural communities affected by the application of sewage to neighbouring fields. (S1F-1734)

3.30 pm Stage 1 Debate on the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill-

S1M-2686 Cathy Jamieson: Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill.

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill-

S1M-2884 Mr Andy Kerr: Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill: Financial Resolution-That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill, agrees to the following expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund-

expenditure of the Scottish Ministers in consequence of the Act; and

increases attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of that Fund under any other enactment.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business-

debate on the subject of-

S1M-2592 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: Continuing Presence of BSE and new variant CJD -That the Parliament notes the continuing presence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Scotland and the growing numbers of cases of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), including at least two cases in the parliamentary constituency of Eastwood; welcomes the setting up of a National Care Co-ordinator and CJD advice network, but acknowledges the devastating effects this disease can have on victims and their families and believes that the Scottish Executive should give its continuing support to those families affected by this terrible disease.



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Section B : Business Programme

As agreed by the Parliament on 7 March 2002


Wednesday 20 March 2002

1.45 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 21 March 2002

9.30 am Ministerial Statement

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Bill (for text of motion see S1M-2853 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 11 March 2002)

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time (for text of questions see Section D)

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 - debate on the subject of S1M-2637 Adam Ingram: Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive (for text of motion see S1M-2637 in Section F of Business Bulletin for Monday 28 January 2002)



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Section D : Oral Questions selected for answer on 21 March 2002

Question Time

1. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the grounds for objecting to the designation of a site of special scientific interest to include economic, social and other factors. (S1O-4911)

2. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what visitor number and revenue targets have been set for the proposed Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. (S1O-4920)

3. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to take into account the opinions of pupils, parents, teachers and employers in developing future education policy. (S1O-4933)

4. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals are being developed on fluoridation of the public water supply. (S1O-4923)

5. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is tackling suicide amongst young males. (S1O-4918)

6. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial or other assistance it is giving to local authorities to ensure that all those seeking a probationary year under the Teachers Induction Scheme are able to secure such a position without the cessation of any existing temporary contracts for teachers already in post. (S1O-4901)

7. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will provide for regeneration of the River Clyde. (S1O-4915)

8. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will respond to Scottish Natural Heritage's review of the National Scenic Area designation sent to it in 1999. (S1O-4903)

9. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government on the possible impact on rural areas of any reorganisation of post office services. (S1O-4926)

10. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to use its planning powers to protect historic landscapes, such as the Carse of Gowrie, from development. (S1O-4914)

11. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how land managers will be able to carry out timber-felling, lambing and other operations if they are unable to temporarily restrict access for reasons of land management and public safety and whether it has consulted the Health and Safety Executive and any other organisations on this issue. (S1O-4917)

12. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to support "Green Office Week" from 18 to 22 March 2002. (S1O-4941)

13. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce equine passports as is proposed in England and Wales. (S1O-4895)

14. Mr Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to facilitate an increase in exchange visits between Scottish and European schools. (S1O-4942)

15. Kate Maclean: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements and progress have been made in respect of implementing the requirements on it under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. (S1O-4947)

16. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the contractual status of HM Prison Kilmarnock. (S1O-4909)

17. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements will be made to ensure that Glasgow's local authority tenants are empowered to run housing services in their communities should there be a yes vote in the Glasgow housing stock transfer ballot. (S1O-4896)

18. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in meeting the target of creating a network of learning centres around the country. (S1O-4935)

19. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to support local authorities to help with the cost of disposing of old fridges and freezers. (S1O-4937)

20. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to assist the Arbroath fish processing industry. (S1O-4927)

21. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will provide long-term support for agriculture in isolated areas. (S1O-4898)

22. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce instances of cryptosporidiosis. (S1O-4943)

23. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent correspondence it has had from the Dundee Young Women's Centre. (S1O-4910)

24. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken as part of its child health strategy to tackle respiratory conditions amongst children. (S1O-4919)

25. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what its proposals are for future shipments of livestock to and from the Northern Isles. (S1O-4912)

26. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure that anti-social behaviour is dealt with at a local authority level. (S1O-4925)

27. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether expulsion from a specific area is an accepted sentencing option for the courts. (S1O-4921)

28. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what was discussed at the Joint Ministerial Committee meeting on 7 March 2002 and what the outcomes were. (S1O-4899)

29. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce how the £2 million which is still available for agricultural recovery following the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak will be spent. (S1O-4938)

30. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that adequate resources are in place to provide suitable support and counselling services to prevent recurrent homelessness of people who have been re-housed. (S1O-4936)



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Section E : Written questions lodged on 13 March 2002

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

S1W-24053 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the limits are of naloxone treatment in respect of methadone overdose and what steps have been made to make doctors and paramedics aware of these as referred to in the National Confidential Inquiry into Methadone Related Deaths (Scotland) 2000.

S1W-24054 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to provide on-going training and updates with regard to the prescription of methadone as referred to in the National Confidential Inquiry into Methadone Related Deaths (Scotland) 2000.

S1W-24055 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each local authority has loaned to local enterprise companies (LECs) in each year since the establishment of LECs.

S1W-24056 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has carried out an investigation into any recent incidents of prisoner violence at HM Prison Kilmarnock.

S1W-24057 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much profit has been made from the operation of HM Prison Kilmarnock in each year since the prison was opened.

S1W-24058 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the money for initiatives on literacy and numeracy has been allocated, to whom the money was allocated and what the outcomes of the expenditure of these allocations has been since 1999.

S1W-24059 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been (a) allocated and (b) spent on literacy and numeracy initiatives since 1999.

S1W-24060 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a copy of the letter it issued to each Parliament committee convener and each Party leader asking for nominations for the posts of Independent Assessors will be placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S1W-24061 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any representatives from the tourism industry sit on the Nicholson Committee and, if not, whether any such representatives can be appointed to the committee and whether the committee can be expected to have full and proper regard to the interests of tourists and the tourist industry as a whole.

S1W-24062 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the proposed changes to Regional Selective Assistance, what steps will be taken to ensure that there is no increased risk to the Grampian area as a result of incentives for inward investors to choose other locations and assistance to businesses to relocate and to locate projects in assisted areas.

S1W-24063 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive which business support schemes offered through the enterprise network are not available in the Grampian area because the region does not have assisted area status.

S1W-24064 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what awards have been given under the (a) SMART (b) SPUR and (c) SPURPlus grant schemes, broken down by enterprise company, in each of the last five years.

S1W-24065 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23111 by Malcolm Chisholm on 7 March 2002, whether there are any plans to ensure that the single measles vaccine is assessed by the UK Licensing Authority against the criteria of safety, quality and efficiency.

S1W-24066 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to use the Scottish Consumer Council's report Young People and Food Safety as baseline data for future research and action to ensure knowledge of food safety matters.

S1W-24067 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Food Standards Agency intends to review the clarity of food labels and to decide whether there are clear public health benefits for key food safety and hygiene messages to be included in food labels as recommended in the Scottish Consumer Council's report Young People and Food Safety.

S1W-24068 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it has given, or plans to give, to the recent draft PricewaterhouseCoopers report which suggests reductions of over £4 million in health spending by Grampian NHS Board.

S1W-24069 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of how much agricultural producers receive annually under the Common Agricultural Policy.

S1W-24070 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy insofar as any such reform relates to costs to consumers.

S1W-24071 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its staff have been seconded to UKRep; which departments have any such staff been seconded from, and how long any such secondment has lasted.

S1W-24072 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the question S1W-22872 by Iain Gray on 22 February 2002, how it will ensure that the providers of money advice funded by the additional £3 million will be independent of local authorities, given any potential conflict of interest arising from the role of such authorities as creditors for rent and council tax arrears.

S1W-24073 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual underspend was in each of its budgets in each financial year since 1999 and how each such underspend has subsequently been allocated.

S1W-24074 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the businesses started up through the small business gateway are still trading successfully.

S1W-24075 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when the full report on the cost of upgrading Peebles sheriff court will be made available and what factors, other than the cost of upgrading, will be taken into account in regard to the future of the court.

S1W-24076 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of the total number of primary school teachers employed in each of the past ten years were (a) male and (b) female.

S1W-24077 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of the total number of teachers registered to teach in primary schools in each of the past ten years were (a) male and (b) female.

S1W-24078 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are employed in the administration of the Farm Business Development (Scotland) Scheme 2001 in each area office of its Environment and Rural Affairs Department.

S1W-24079 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how its priorities for growing businesses as set out in A Smart, Successful Scotland: Ambitions for the Enterprise Networks are being applied in rural areas.

S1W-24080 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any incentives are being introduced in order to encourage the establishment of more retail outlets in rural areas.

S1W-24081 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the priorities of Communities Scotland are in respect of rural areas.

S1W-24082 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 108 fishing vessel owners offered grants to decommission their vessels in December 2001 have completed the decommissioning work and claimed their grant; how many have notified their intention to complete decommissioning before the end of April 2002, and how many have notified their intention to proceed with decommissioning, broken down by category and the total value of the grants offered.

S1W-24083 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any study into the feasibility of the Skye Bridge with the title or Scottish Office number "RD11" exists and whether it will place a copy of any such study in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S1W-24084 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when the next vessel decommissioning grant offers to fishing vessel owners will be made to use up any money outstanding from the £25 million sum set aside for the decommissioning scheme which may be left as a result of owners who were offered grants in December 2001 subsequently declining the offers.

S1W-24085 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the consultation carried out in 2000, what action it is taking to limit the height of hedges in residential gardens.

S1W-24086 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for, and what progress it is making in, protecting and improving the environment including integrating policy on the environment with other policies across devolved areas.

S1W-24087 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for, and what progress it is making in, the installation of energy efficient measures in homes.

S1W-24088 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has, in partnership with local authorities, for reducing any backlog of council house repairs and what progress is being made in respect of any such targets.

S1W-24089 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for the introduction of resource accounting for local authority housing finance and what progress is being made in respect of any such targets.

S1W-24090 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for increasing the number of passenger miles travelled on railways and what progress is being made in respect of any such targets.

S1W-24091 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has in respect of the percentage of new dwellings built on previously developed land and what progress is being made in respect of any such targets.

S1W-24092 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for the development and increased implementation of good practice in local government, including working with pilot authorities, and what progress is being made in respect of any such targets.

S1W-24093 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking in order to support continuous improvement in the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of local government services and what progress is being made in respect of this matter.

S1W-24094 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking in order to require local authorities to set targets for the improvement of local services and what progress is being made in respect of this matter.

S1W-24095 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for the payment by it of undisputed invoices following receipt of goods and services or presentation of a valid invoice and what progress is being made in respect of any such targets.

S1W-24096 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for increasing the volume of its business transactions conducted electronically and what progress is being made in respect of any such targets.

S1W-24097 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in respect of removing any unnecessary regulation and ensuring that any future regulations are necessary and proportionate with need.

S1W-24098 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements there are for reporting its regulatory activities.

S1W-24100 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in (a) providing support to local authorities seeking to implement electronic government and (b) supporting partnership development between central and local government and other agencies.

S1W-24101 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has for the provision of local electoral registers that are joined up, maintained and managed locally, and accessible on a national level to authorised users.

S1W-24102 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Justice was informed of the purchase by Group 4 of a half-share in Premier Security Group's parent company Wackenhut Corporation.

S1W-24103 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications are to the contract between it and Premier Prison Services in respect of HM Prison Kilmarnock of the purchase by Group 4 of shares in Premier Security Group's parent company Wackenhut Corporation.

S1W-24104 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers have been transferred from the Scottish Parliament to Her Majesty's Government including any transfers which may have taken place through (a) primary legislation, (b) secondary legislation and (c) Sewel motions.

S1W-24105 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will seek to re-negotiate its management contract with Bovis Lend Lease following the company's awarding of the contract for the supply for timber and stone products to Flour City Architectural Metals (UK) Ltd.

S1W-24106 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to press reports on 10 March 2002 that the Lord Lyon may pursue claims against schools whose badges have a heraldic content which has not been matriculated or registered with the Lord Lyon.

S1W-24107 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Crown Office has any policy with regard to pursuing claims against schools whose badges potentially breach heraldic law and the Lyon Court's rulings.

S1W-24108 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to ensure that all new patients starting on methadone have sufficient education in regard to the medical implications of using the drug and the penalties imposed for diverting the drug to others as referred to in the National Confidential Inquiry into Methadone Related Deaths (Scotland) 2000.

S1W-24109 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23539 by Mr Jim Wallace on 12 March 2002, whether it will now invite persons recommended for appointment to the Judicial Appointments Board to declare membership of Freemasonry and any other secret society.

S1W-24110 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23014 by Ross Finnie on 11 March 2002, how the five year funding programme under the Rural Stewardship Scheme will operate.

S1W-24111 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the agri-environment budget in 2001-02 was allocated specifically for the Rural Stewardship Scheme.

S1W-24112 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17138 by Ross Finnie on 17 August 2001, why a sum was given for the total agri-management budget in 2001-02 rather than the budget provision for the Rural Stewardship Scheme as requested.

S1W-24113 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23014 by Ross Finnie on 11 March 2002, whether it will set out the anticipated spend by each Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department area office in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04, (c) 2004-05 and (d) 2005-06.

S1W-24114 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any inconsistencies in the operation of planning guidelines by local authorities, in particular with regard to decisions on housing developments in rural villages.

S1W-24115 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to give any new guidance to local authorities on planning issues arising from housing developments in rural villages.

S1W-24116 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the recent comments by East Lothian Council's Planning Committee that the guidelines in Designing Places: A Policy Statement for Scotland were not prescriptive enough to be a material consideration in planning issues.

S1W-24117 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking in partnership with East Lothian Council to consider and act on any issues relating to the promotion of road safety arising from the development of rural villages for commuter housing.

S1W-24118 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive with regard to Planning Advice Notice No. 36, what its definition is of "countryside" and what size a community must be in order to meet the definition of "rural village".

S1W-24119 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide the £15-20 million pump priming investment referred to in Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley's draft action plan on regenerating and diversifying the economy of the Falkirk area and discussed on 7 March 2002 at the meeting of the Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning with members of the Parliament and representatives of management and trade unions at BP, Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley and Falkirk Council.

S1W-24120 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive which parts of the contract for HM Prison Kilmarnock were omitted in the version of the contract published by the Scottish Prison Service.

S1W-24121 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been approved to perform custodial duties in accordance with section 114 and Schedule 6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each calendar month from January 1999 to date.

S1W-24122 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people currently have a valid and current certificate to perform custodial duties in accordance with section 114 and Schedule 6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

S1W-24123 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people held a valid and current certificate to perform custodial duties in accordance with section 114 and Schedule 6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each calendar month from January 1999 to date.

S1W-24126 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people had a certificate to perform custodial duties suspended in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each calendar month from January 1999 to date.

S1W-24127 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people had a certificate to perform custodial duties revoked in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each calendar month from January 1999 to date.

S1W-24129 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many offences were committed under paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each calendar month from January 1999 to date.

S1W-24130 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Higher Still programme has cost the Scottish Qualifications Authority in each year since the programme began (a) in total, (b) per candidate, (c) per subject and (d) per candidate in each subject area.

S1W-24131 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what fee income the Scottish Qualifications Authority has received in respect of the Higher Still programme (a) in total, (b) in each local authority area and (c) on average (i) per subject and (ii) per candidate.

S1W-24132 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated budget is for the Scottish Qualifications Authority for (a) the current financial year, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04 and (d) 2004-05.



Business Bulletin No. 44/2002
Thursday 14 March 2002

Section F : Motions and Amendments

A full list of outstanding motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site as Outstanding Motions. 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-2904# Tommy Sheridan: Improving Glasgow's Council Homes Without a Penny of Borrowing Required-That the Parliament notes the comments of the Minister for Social Justice in relation to the wholesale stock transfer ballot in Glasgow reported in the Evening Times on 13 March 2002; notes specifically his statement that "Glasgow's tenants must not miss this historic opportunity to vote for warm, dry houses, rejuvenated neighbourhoods and a real say in how their homes should be managed and improved. It would take close to twenty years to match the level of improvements that the GHA plans to undertake in ten years"; further notes that, in a letter of 12 March 2002, the Director of Housing Services at Glasgow City Council stated that, if the housing debt burden were removed from the council, it could invest £129.2 million per year in modernising and improving Glasgow's council homes without a penny of borrowing required; believes that it is a duty of Ministers to present available information in a fair and honest fashion; accepts that, if Glasgow City Council were relieved of its £900 million capital debt burden, it would be able to invest £129.2 million per annum, i.e. £1.3 billion over ten years without any new borrowing or additional grant aid from the Scottish Executive, and considers that the Parliamentary Bureau should timetable a debate on the Glasgow stock transfer issue in order to allow all the information available to be discussed openly and frankly.

*S1M-2903# Tommy Sheridan: Trade Union Rights for Police Officers-That the Parliament believes that members of police forces should be entitled to join a trade union of their choice as a fundamental human right.

*S1M-2902 Ms Margo MacDonald: UN Resolution on State of Palestine-That the Parliament agrees with Rabbi Pete Tobias in criticising the lack of humanity and purpose in the bloody and brutal policies of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon towards the Palestinian people; thanks him for his honesty and courage, and notes the UN resolution commending the establishment of an independent state of Palestine existing peacefully side-by-side with the state of Israel.

*S1M-2901 Michael Russell: Freelance Photographers and The Scotsman Publications Limited-That the Parliament notes the present dispute between freelance photographers and The Scotsman Publications Limited; regrets that in an age of global media The Scotsman Publications Limited and others seem determined to impose unfair trading conditions on workers whose flexibility and independence is a key component of success in the information market, and calls upon The Scotsman Publications Limited to come to a negotiated settlement in order to encourage a diverse and vibrant freelance photographic sector in Scottish publishing.

*S1M-2900 Tavish Scott: Symbister and Lunnasting Primary Schools-That the Parliament congratulates the pupils and staff of Symbister and Lunnasting Primary Schools on their success this week in national competitions; notes that the success of Symbister Primary School in winning the Council for the Commonwealth in Scotland poster competition, and of Lunnasting Primary School in winning the WWF Our World competition, demonstrate the high standard and breadth of education offered by Shetland schools, and sends its best wishes to the Lunnasting pupil, Stephanie Wiseman, who will represent Scotland's young people at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

*S1M-2899 Richard Lochhead: Attack on Scottish Fishermen by Struan Stevenson MEP-That the Parliament condemns comments by the Chair of the European Parliament Fisheries Committee, Struan Stevenson MEP, that labelled Scottish fishermen as "cheats" if they accepted decommissioning grants but did not leave the fishing industry; notes that the purpose of decommissioning is to reduce capacity in the catching sector rather than remove individuals from the industry, and further notes that having a Scot as Chair of the European Parliament Fisheries Committee should be a benefit to the fishing industry in Scotland rather than a liability.

*S1M-2898 Ross Finnie: The Draft Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Elections (Scotland) Order 2002-That the Rural Development Committee, in consideration of the draft Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Elections (Scotland) Order 2002, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Allan Wilson*

*S1M-2897 Ms Wendy Alexander: The Draft Bus Users Complaints Tribunal Regulations 2002-That the Transport and the Environment Committee, in consideration of the draft Bus Users Complaints Tribunal Regulations 2002, recommends that the Regulations be approved.

Supported by: Lewis Macdonald*

*S1M-2896 Ross Finnie: The Draft Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2002-That the Rural Development Committee, in consideration of the draft Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2002, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Allan Wilson*

*S1M-2895 Michael Russell: The Hollies 2002 Appeal-That the Parliament recognises the benefit to the people of East Lothian and Musselburgh provided by the Hollies Day Centre in Musselburgh; thanks the volunteers and other workers who give so much time and effort to make the centre a success, and encourages individuals, organisations and businesses to support the 2002 Appeal from the Centre which aims to raise sufficient funds to construct purpose-built day care accommodation for frail and elderly pensioners and run a specially adapted minibus.

*S1M-2894 Cathy Jamieson: Education (Disability Strategies And Pupils Records) (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Nicol Stephen*, Margaret Jamieson*

*S1M-2893 John Farquhar Munro: The Three Chimneys Restaurant-That the Parliament offer its warm congratulations to The Three Chimneys Restaurant, Colbost, on the Isle of Skye, for being recognised by the magazine Restaurant as one of the best places in the world to eat, coming in at number 28 in its world rankings; acknowledges that the outstanding success of the restaurant has been achieved through a combination of traditional Scottish cooking, a welcoming atmosphere, and the dedication of the Spear family; notes that celebrity diners and tourists travel from all over the world to sample the quality, home-made food served at The Three Chimneys; recognises the significant impact that such a prestigious restaurant can have on the local economy; and urges the Scottish Executive, Scottish Enterprise and Visitscotland to do all within their power to raise the international profile of Scotland as a centre of excellence for food and drink, particularly in terms of the potentially lucrative niche marketing opportunity that such an image could provide.


S1M-2888# End-of-Life Refrigerators and Freezers (lodged on 12 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2887# GM Trials, Newport (lodged on 12 March 2002) Michael Matheson*, Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2886 Rural Postal Services (lodged on 12 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2885# Hamish Henderson (lodged on 12 March 2002) Bill Butler*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2883 Nuclear Power Stations (lodged on 12 March 2002) Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*

*S1M-2883.1 John Scott: Nuclear Power Stations-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2883) in the name of Bruce Crawford, leave out from first "consent" to end and insert "planning consent for nuclear and other electricity power stations over 50 megawatts under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, is a responsibility devolved to Scottish Executive Ministers, but further notes that responsibility for UK energy policy is a matter for Westminster to decide and calls on Her Majesty's Government and the Scottish Executive to clarify unresolved issues in relation to the division of responsibilities in pursuit of a balanced sustainable energy policy."

*S1M-2883.2 Ms Wendy Alexander: Nuclear Power Stations-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2883) in the name of Bruce Crawford, leave out from "and believes" to "nuclear" and insert "under the Transfer of Functions Order 1999 (SI 1999 No.1750), and believes that the final decision over consent under the Electricity Act 1989 for such".

Supported by: Lewis Macdonald*

S1M-2882 National Health Service (lodged on 12 March 2002) Tommy Sheridan*

*S1M-2882.1 Mary Scanlon: National Health Service-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2882) in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, insert at end " by signing a "concordat" with the independent and voluntary sector in similar terms to that already established in England, and further calls upon the Executive to initiate a debate in Scotland about how to improve the delivery of health care to standards similar to the best European countries, whilst ensuring that access to high quality care is guaranteed for all."

*S1M-2882.2 Malcolm Chisholm: National Health Service-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2882) in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, leave out from "notes" to end and insert "congratulates the staff of the NHS in Scotland on their commitment and dedication; welcomes their leadership role in redesigning services around the needs of patients; notes that this often leads to a different configuration of services and to some new activities that have not traditionally been counted; applauds the on-going and varied work to improve quality in health services, and acknowledges the substantial real-term increases in health resources since 1999, which are supporting the programme of patient-centred reform.

Supported by: Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Hugh Henry*

S1M-2880 Palestine (lodged on 12 March 2002) Bill Butler*

S1M-2879 Sportscotland Relocation to North Ayrshire (lodged on 12 March 2002) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-2877# Hamish Henderson (lodged on 11 March 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2876 Third Party Insurance for GM Crops (lodged on 11 March 2002) Brian Adam*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Tavish Scott*, Mr John McAllion*, Iain Smith*

S1M-2874# Drugs and Driving (lodged on 11 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Stewart Stevenson*, Maureen Macmillan*, Elaine Thomson*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Karen Gillon*

S1M-2873 Women's Welfare in Afghanistan (lodged on 8 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-2872 Official Visitors from the National Assemblies of Serbia and Montenegro (lodged on 8 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2867 Bagpipe Tuition in Schools (lodged on 8 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2865 Appeal for Colombian Green Presidential Candidate Ingrid Betancourt (lodged on 8 March 2002) Christine Grahame*, Bill Butler*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2864 Oor Wullie's 66 years in The Sunday Post (lodged on 8 March 2002) Murdo Fraser*

S1M-2863 Elections in Zimbabwe (lodged on 8 March 2002) Christine Grahame*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2861 School Repairs Fund (lodged on 7 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2859 Eurostar: A Return for our Money (lodged on 7 March 2002) Michael Russell*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2858 Ayr Scottish Eagles (lodged on 7 March 2002) Michael Russell*, David Mundell*

S1M-2856 Don't Kill Safiyat Hussain (lodged on 7 March 2002) Michael Russell*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr John McAllion*, Richard Lochhead*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Tricia Marwick*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Brian Adam*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Murdo Fraser*, Alex Neil*, Andrew Wilson*, John Young*, Bill Aitken*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Ian Jenkins*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Michael Matheson*, Bill Butler*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2854 Ayr United Football Club (lodged on 7 March 2002) Michael Russell*, David Mundell*

S1M-2852# 10th Anniversary of Children's Hospice Association Scotland (lodged on 6 March 2002) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2849# Ageism (lodged on 6 March 2002) Christine Grahame*, David Mundell*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2848# Deafblind People in Scotland (lodged on 6 March 2002) Bill Butler*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2844# Scottish Sub-Post Offices - "Your Guide" (lodged on 6 March 2002) David Mundell*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2843 Family History Tourism Development (lodged on 6 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2837 Support for Max Jimmy (lodged on 5 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2835 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (lodged on 5 March 2002) Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2828 Aberdeen International Air Links (lodged on 4 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2827 Braille Information on ID Cards (lodged on 4 March 2002) David Mundell*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2824 Separate Scottish Results for UK Euro Referendum (lodged on 4 March 2002) Christine Grahame*

S1M-2822# Sale and Use of Fireworks (lodged on 1 March 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2819# North Lanarkshire Council - COSLA Award (lodged on 1 March 2002) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2812 Euro 2008 (lodged on 28 February 2002) Bill Butler*, Karen Gillon*

S1M-2809 Sport for Disabled People in the Scottish Borders and the Waterside Fitness Club, Jedburgh (lodged on 28 February 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2808 Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (lodged on 28 February 2002) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2804 The College of Piping (lodged on 27 February 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2803 Fair Trade Fortnight (lodged on 27 February 2002) Ms Sandra White*, Bill Butler*

S1M-2790# Environmentally Designated Areas (lodged on 26 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2785# World Day for Water - 22 March 2002 (lodged on 26 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2783# National Strategy for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (lodged on 26 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Bill Butler*

S1M-2775# Scotland's Participation in Future Olympic Games (lodged on 25 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2774 Congratulations to Alain Baxter (lodged on 25 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2773 Scottish Place Names Survey (lodged on 22 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2771 Congratulations to Scottish Olympians (lodged on 22 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2770 Women's Curling Olympic Gold Medal (lodged on 22 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2768 Local Income Tax (lodged on 22 February 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2767 Voting Rights for 16-Year-Olds (lodged on 21 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2766 National Park Funding (lodged on 21 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2764 Young People at Risk (lodged on 21 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2762 GM Crop Trials (lodged on 20 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2761 Appointment of Berti Vogts as National Football Coach (lodged on 20 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2760# Dundee City Council Budget (lodged on 20 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2759 Treatment of Heroin Addiction by Diacetylmorphine Prescription (lodged on 20 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2757 Anniversary of the Old Parliament of Scotland (lodged on 19 February 2002) Ms Sandra White*

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

S1M-2756.1 Dangerous Driving and the Law (lodged on 22 February 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-2755# Caisteal Tioram, Moidart (lodged on 18 February 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2729# Commonwealth Day 2002 (lodged on 12 February 2002) John Scott*

S1M-2592# Continuing Presence of BSE and new variant CJD (lodged on 10 January 2002) Alex Fergusson*, John Young*



Business Bulletin No. 44/2002
Thursday 14 March 2002

Section H : New Documents


Subordinate Legislation


Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 13 March 2002 and are subject to annulment-

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

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/125)-

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


Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 13 March 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/126)-

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/127)-

laid under section 1(10) of the Food and Environment Act 1985


Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 13 March 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-

Audit Committee 1st Report 2002, Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 1999-2000: Scottish Executive Response to the Principal Recommendations (SE/2002/66)

Organ Retention Validation Review: Report by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2002/1)

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000


Committee Reports

The following Reports are being published on 14 March 2002-


Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 7th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 540)

Transport and the Environment Committee, 5th Report 2002: Report on Phase 1 of the Inquiry into Aquaculture (SP Paper 542)

Local Government Committee, 5th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 543)

Social Justice Committee, 2nd Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 544)

Health and Community Care Committee, 3rd Report 2002: Report of Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 545)

Subordinate Legislation Committee 15th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 548)


European Documents

Members wishing to see a list of European documents received in the Parliament should contact the clerk to the European Committee (stephen.imrie@scottish.parliament.uk). Members are reminded that a complete set of all documents received is held by SPICe in G15, PHQ and copies can be made available on request. Additionally, SPICe holds a set of Briefing Papers produced primarily for MEPs covering the views of the UK Government on proposals for EC/EU legislation. These are now being made available to all MSPs and parliamentary staff. Copies can be obtained on the SPICe page of the Parliament's intranet



Business Bulletin No. nnn/200y
Thursday 14 March 2002

Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

For further information on the progress of Bills, subordinate legislation and committees shown in this section, please contact either the relevant clerk or web site (end of Section for addresses)

Bills in Progress

Note: Where a Bill is listed below with a date for Stage 2 (or for a day at that Stage), the deadline for lodging amendments for that Stage (or that day) is 2.00 pm, two sitting days earlier (e.g. 2.00 pm on Monday for a Stage 2 meeting on Wednesday). Where a Bill is listed with a date for Stage 3, the deadline is 4.30 pm, three sitting days earlier. Amendments should be lodged with the clerks to the Stage 2 committee.

Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill

Passed 14 February

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

Stage 2 completed 12 March

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 completed 5 March

Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill

Passed 6 March

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 Report to be published 15 March

Marriage (Scotland) Bill

Passed 27 February

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill

Passed 13 February

School Meals (Scotland) Bill

Introduced 14 November

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Bill

(introduced as the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman Bill)

Stage 3 (meeting of the Parliament) 21 March

Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 14 March

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill

Stage 1 completed 28 February 27 February

Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

Passed 6 March

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 (Health and Community Care Committee) 20 March

Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

The draft Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2002 (31 January 2002) (Audit)

The draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2002 (7 February 2002) (Social Justice)

The Pig Industry Restructuring (Capital Grant) (Scotland) Scheme 2002 (SSI 2002/43) (7 February 2002) (Rural Development)

The draft Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Amendment Order 2002 (8 February 2002) (Social Justice)

Special Grant Report No.1 - Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2002/52) (8 February 2002) (Local Government)

The draft Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002 (11 February 2002) (Local Government)

The Electricity Lands and Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002 (19 February 2002) (Local Government)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/65) (22 February 2002) (Health and Community Care)

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

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

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/80) (5 March 2002) (Health and Community Care)

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


Negative Instruments

Subject to annulment until 14 March 2002


The Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedures) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/31) (29 January 2002) (Transport and the Environment)


Subject to annulment until 15 March 2002


The Children's Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/30) (30 January 2002) (Education, Culture and Sport)


Subject to annulment until 16 March 2002


The Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman (Compensation) (Prescribed Amount) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/32) (31 January 2002) (Justice 1)


Subject to annulment until 17 March 2002


The Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/33) (1 February 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/35) (1 February 2002) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 21 March 2002


The Food and Animal Feedingstuffs (Products of Animal Origin from China) (Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/36) (5 February 2002) (Health and Community Care)

The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/39) (5 February 2002) (Rural Development)


Subject to annulment until 22 March 2002


The Building Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/40) (6 February 2002) (Social Justice)


Subject to annulment until 23 March 2002


The Pig Industry Restructuring (Non-Capital Grant) (Scotland) Scheme 2002 (SSI 2002/44) (7 February 2002) (Rural Development)

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/45) (7 February 2002) (Social Justice)

The Damages (Personal Injury) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/46) (7 February 2002) (Justice 2)


Subject to annulment until 24 March 2002


The Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/47) (8 February 2002) (Transport and the Environment)

The Notification of Marketing of Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/50) (8 February 2002) (Health and Community Care)


Subject to annulment until 28 March 2002


The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/51) (12 February 2002) (Rural Development)

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Stipulated Time Limit) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/55) (12 February 2002) (Local Government)


Subject to annulment until 13 April 2002


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

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


Subject to annulment until 15 April 2002


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

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

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

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

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

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


Subject to annulment until 21 April 2002


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


Subject to annulment until 27 April 2002


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

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

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


Subject to annulment until 28 April 2002


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

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

Subject to annulment until 29 April 2002


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

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

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

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


Subject to annulment until 30 April 2002


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Subject to annulment until 1 May 2002


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Subject to annulment until 4 May 2002


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

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


Committee Business

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

Audit 19 March

Education, Culture and Sport 26 March

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 20 March

Equal Opportunities 19 March

European 26 March

Finance 26 March

Health and Community Care 20 March

Justice 1 26 March

Justice 2 27 March

Local Government 26 March

Procedures 26 March

Public Petitions 26 March

Rural Development 19 March

Social Justice 20 March

Standards 27 March

Subordinate Legislation 19 March

Transport and Environment 13 March


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