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Business Bulletin No. 97/2002

Thursday 13 June 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Debate on Youth Justice—

S1M-3194 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Youth Justice—That the Parliament notes with concern that there are youths out on the street causing violence, causing disorder, causing vandalism and graffiti and terrifying not just older people but other young people; acknowledges that the problems of youth disorder must be given a high priority if the right to peace and security at home and in the community is to be protected; further notes that diverting 16- and 17-year-olds to the Children’s Hearings System will only defer effective deterrents and place an extra burden on a process which is already overstretched and not respected by the young offenders, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to introduce an increased range of disposals, including weekend and evening detention, expansion of supervised attendance orders and community service and grounding, coupled with an increase in secure accommodation and a substantial increase in the number of community police officers to help make our streets safer.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-3194.2 Cathy Jamieson: Youth Justice—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3194) in the name of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, leave out from first "notes" to end and insert "recognises the problems faced by those local communities where a disproportionate amount of crime and disorder is caused by a small number of persistent offenders; considers it a priority to reduce youth disorder and youth offending; welcomes Scotland’s Action Plan to reduce youth crime and the establishment of Youth Justice Teams in each local authority; believes that effective disposals and programmes must be available to the Children’s Hearing System which make young offenders face up to the consequences of their behaviour; supports all parties involved in the youth justice system to play a full role and be accountable for their actions, and welcomes the Executive’s continuing focus on improving the youth justice system in order to reduce youth crime, the fear of youth crime and build safer communities."

S1M-3194.1 Roseanna Cunningham: Youth Justice—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3194) in the name of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, leave out from first "notes" to end and insert "recognises continuing public concern about the levels of youth crime; regrets the failure of the Scottish Executive to take effective action to tackle such crime; believes that tackling youth crime effectively and appropriately is a key element in reducing overall levels of crime and fear of crime, and calls upon the Executive to introduce practical measures to prevent youth crime and to ensure that there are sufficient places so that those young offenders who, for their own sake, need to be looked after in secure accommodation are held in conditions appropriate to their age."

followed by Debate on Education—

S1M-3204 Mr Brian Monteith: Encouraging Diversity in Education—That the Parliament believes that schools should be given the flexibility to organise learning in the ways that best meet the needs of their pupils; further believes in the fundamental importance of diversity in education; supports the view that the elimination of denominational schools would be damaging to Scotland’s education system, and recognises that the key challenge is to improve educational opportunities for all Scotland’s young people through encouraging greater diversity and devolved management.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-3204.2 Cathy Jamieson: Encouraging Diversity in Education—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3204) in the name of Mr Brian Monteith, leave out from first "believes" to end and insert "welcomes the Executive’s progress in investing in school education including A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century which recognises teachers’ valuable contribution, modernising the school estate, the establishment of clear national priorities for education with an improvement framework involving both local authorities and schools, the promotion of flexibility in the curriculum and devolved school management arrangements, the contribution made by New Community Schools to supporting pupils’ learning and involving parents and carers, recognises the valuable contribution made by denominational schools and believes that our priorities should continue to be the provision of a high quality education appropriate to the needs of every young person in Scotland and closing the opportunity gap."

S1M-3204.1 Irene McGugan: Encouraging Diversity in Education—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3204) in the name of Mr Brian Monteith, insert at end "within a strong and well-funded state educational system administered through Scotland’s local authorities."

followed by Business Motion—

S1M-3202 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business

Wednesday 19 June 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Local Government Committee Debate on its Report on Local Government Finance

followed by Motion on Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Dogs etc) Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 20 June 2002

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Stage 1 Debate on the School Meals (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 26 June 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Committee of the Whole Parliament: Stage 2 of the University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Debate on University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 27 June 2002

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill

followed by Finance Committee Debate on its Report on Stage 1 of the 2003/04 Budget Process

followed by Business Motion

followed by Motion on appointment of Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsmen

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

and (b) that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 17 June 2002 on the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/246) and the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/247) and by 24 June 2002 on the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/254).

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the report of the Cities Review Team. (S1O-5304)

2. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward a timetable for the construction and completion of the Glasgow Airport rail link. (S1O-5320)

3. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to mark Volunteers’ Week. (S1O-5310)

4. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to undertake a national debate on genetic manipulation technology similar to that announced by Her Majesty’s Government. (S1O-5338)

5. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on improving dental health in the Greater Glasgow Health Board area. (S1O-5347)

6. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances can be given in regard to the implementation of the McCrone Agreement. (S1O-5334)

7. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address the issue of anti-social behaviour. (S1O-5341)

8. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will review its plans for tackling illicit drug abuse. (S1O-5346)

9. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Report of the Joint Future Group is proceeding across Scotland. (S1O-5305)

10. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the expansion of CCTV schemes wherever necessary throughout Scotland. (S1O-5314)

11. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce the Less Favoured Area Scheme funding proposals for 2002-03. (S1O-5333)

12. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will implement a strategy to ensure the effective maintenance of non-trunk roads. (S1O-5307)

13. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to help and promote the Scottish film industry. (S1O-5326)

14. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce legislation similar to the TSE (England) Regulations 2002. (S1O-5315)

15. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken in response to the recent announcements regarding job losses in the oil and gas sector. (S1O-5309)

16. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to improve the diagnosis and treatment of victims of organophosphate poisoning and the provision of practical support for them. (S1O-5313)

17. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote the Falkirk Wheel. (S1O-5323)

18. Withdrawn

19. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive when the results of the Cities Review will be published. (S1O-5328)

20. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to reform agri-environment support measures. (S1O-5319)

21. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is being made available for communities wishing to establish a credit union. (S1O-5344)

22. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what encouragement is being given to the recruitment of, and support for, police officers from black and minority ethnic communities. (S1O-5348)

23. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the national audit of museum and gallery collections, premises and public services. (S1O-5306)

24. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met VisitScotland and what issues were discussed. (S1O-5342)

25. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will set a target for each of the sustainable development indicators in Meeting the Needs… that does not currently have a target. (S1O-5322)

26. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the Edinburgh crossrail project. (S1O-5330)

27. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it is making to Her Majesty’s Government over job losses in the north east’s oil industry following the increase in corporation tax on oil companies announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. (S1O-5327)

28. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in recruiting and retaining nurses at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow. (S1O-5324)

29. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the Beatson Oncology Centre to have its full quota of specialist oncologists. (S1O-5336)

30. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how the historic environment can contribute to economic regeneration in light of Passed to the Future - Historic Scotland’s Policy for the Sustainable Management of the Historic Environment. (S1O-5340)

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S1F-1964)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-1959)

3. Mr Tom McCabe: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive will consider a review of Public/Private Partnerships in education in light of the Accounts Commission report published this week. (S1F-1974)

4. Brian Adam: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive supports the introduction of congestion charging in Scotland’s cities. (S1F-1968)

5. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to safeguard the future of Gaelic. (S1F-1960)

6. Janis Hughes: To ask the First Minister what benefits will come from the establishment of NHS Education for Scotland. (S1F-1970)

3.30 pm Debate on Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy—

S1M-3197 Ross Finnie: Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy—That the Parliament welcomes publication of the European Commission’s proposals for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; notes that Scottish priorities are reflected in the proposals; supports a collaborative and regional approach to reform involving the fishing industry and other stakeholders; acknowledges the need for a more sustainable balance between the catching capability of the fleet and available fish stocks, and recognises that a process of tough negotiations with other member states now lies ahead.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-3197.1 Richard Lochhead: Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3197) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from "welcomes" to end and insert ", while welcoming many of the developments in the revised Common Fisheries Policy, calls for the Scottish Executive and European Union to guarantee that Scotland’s historic fishing rights will be incorporated into the Common Fisheries Policy in perpetuity; believes that the proposed regional committees must have genuine decision-making powers to make a difference; notes that the EU continues to pursue damaging fisheries policies including the proposed inappropriate regulation of the deep-sea fishery, and calls on the Minister for Environment and Rural Development to demand that he leads the UK’s delegation during the forthcoming negotiations in order to secure Scotland’s objectives."

S1M-3197.2 Mr Jamie McGrigor: Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3197) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from "supports" to end and insert "but seeks assurances that Scotland’s recent decommissioning programme will be taken into account with regard to reductions in fleet sizes; supports a collaborative and regional approach to reform involving the fishing industry and other stakeholders; acknowledges the need for a more sustainable balance between the catching capability of the fleet and available fish stocks; recognises that a process of tough negotiations with other member states now lies ahead, which was highlighted in yesterday’s u-turn by the EU Fisheries Commissioner, Franz Fischler, over the issue of deep water species which has left our fleet with only 2% of that total allowable catch in their local waters, and further recognises that action of this kind will only serve to undermine confidence in the overall Common Fisheries Policy reform programme."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-3199 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Remits—That the Parliament agrees that resolution of the Parliament S1M-37, agreed on 8 June 1999, and as amended by motions S1M-1462 on 8 January 2001 and S1M-2230 on 19 September 2001, shall be further amended as follows:

Name of Committee: Education, Culture and Sport

Remit: To consider and report on matters relating to school and pre-school education and such other matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Education and Young People; and on matters relating to culture and sport and such other matters, excluding tourism, as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport

Name of Committee: Enterprise and Lifelong Learning

Remit: To consider and report on matters relating to the Scottish economy, industry, training and further and higher education and such other matters (excluding transport) as fall within the remit of the Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning; and on matters relating to tourism which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport

Name of Committee: Local Government

Remit: To consider and report on matters relating to local government (including local government finance) and other matters (excluding finance other than local government finance) which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Finance and Public Services

Name of Committee: Rural Development

Remit: To consider and report on matters relating to rural development, agriculture and fisheries and such other related matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Environment and Rural Development

Name of Committee: Transport and the Environment

Remit: To consider and report on matters relating to transport which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning; matters relating to environment and natural heritage which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Environment and Rural Development; and matters relating to the land use planning system and building standards which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Social Justice

S1M-3200 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of Draft Undertaking—That the Parliament agrees that the following be approved:

The draft Undertaking by the Scottish Ministers with the Consent of Northlink Orkney and Shetland Ferries Ltd.

S1M-3201 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee is designated as lead committee in consideration of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill and that the Justice 2 Committee be a secondary committee.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-3151 Gordon Jackson: Epilepsy—That the Parliament notes with concern the 25% rate of misdiagnosis of epilepsy, as identified in The Misdiagnosis of Epilepsy: Findings of a population study (Scheepers, Clough and Pickles) and The Misdiagnosis of Epilepsy (Smith, Defalla and Chadwick); recognises and agrees that there is a need for a national framework for epilepsy, as already exists for diabetes, to improve standards of health care, and further notes that England and Wales are working towards such a framework for 2005.

 

 

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