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Business Bulletin No. 33/2003

Wednesday 19 February 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in Committee Chambers, Edinburgh unless otherwise indicated.

National Galleries of Scotland Bill Committee

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. National Galleries of Scotland Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft Preliminary Stage Report on the National Galleries of Scotland Bill.

Meeting of the Parliament

The Presiding Officer wishes to announce that subject to the Parliament's approval of Business Motion S1M-3920, set out below, today's Business will be as follows:

9:30 am Time for Reflection - Reverend Marion Dodd, Minister of Kelso Old and Sprouston, Jedburgh Presbytery

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-3920 Patricia Ferguson (Glasgow Maryhill) (Lab) on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: That the Parliament agrees as a revision to the programme of business agreed on 12 February 2003-

Wednesday 19 February 2003

after-

"2:00 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill"

delete all and insert-

"followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6:30 pm Decision Time".

S1M-3924 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the Stage 3 proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress)-

Groups 1 to 4 - no later than 1 hour 15 minutes

Groups 5 to 12 - no later than 2 hours 35 minutes

Groups 13 to 18 - no later than 4 hours 15 minutes

Groups 19 to 21 - no later than 5 hours and 25 minutes

Groups 22 and 23 - no later than 5 hours and 55 minutes

Groups 24 to 30 - no later than 7 hours

Motion to pass the Bill - 7 hours 30 minutes

followed by Debate on Fisheries-

S1M-3914 Ross Finnie: Fisheries-That the Parliament welcomes the Executive's commitment of up to 50 million in aid to assist fishermen, on-shore fisheries businesses and fishing communities throughout Scotland as a very substantial response to the outcome of the EU Fisheries Council in December 2002; welcomes the result of quota negotiations in the nephrops fishery and the progress made in reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy at that Council; endorses the need for sustainable economic development of Scotland's fishing industry and communities; recognises this can best be achieved through healthier fish stocks; acknowledges this implies further restructuring of the white fish sector; welcomes the provision of up to 40 million for further decommissioning; welcomes the provision of up to 10 million in transitional support to facilitate rational economic planning and adjustment by those who wish to remain in the sector; notes that such transitional support will be conditional upon, for example, non-diversification into other valuable fisheries, such as the west coast and North Sea nephrops fisheries, and supports the Executive in its negotiations to secure a more economically realistic EU legal framework initially through amendment to the current interim EU regulation and thereafter through a successor regime.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-3914.1 Richard Lochhead: Fisheries-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3914) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from first "welcomes" to end and insert "condemns the deal supported by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at December's EU Fisheries Council; agrees with the Minister for Environment and Rural Development that the deal is "inequitable, unfair and even crude"; rejects the scale of the decommissioning element of the Scottish Executive's subsequent aid package and calls on ministers to agree with industry representatives a recovery plan that includes appropriate assistance for the catching, processing and service sectors and ensures as far as possible that the industry remains intact; believes that Her Majesty's Government and the European Commission should provide funding towards such a recovery plan; demands that the Executive and Her Majesty's Government renegotiate immediately the days at sea and quota cuts with a view to replacing these measures at the earliest opportunity with a management regime that promotes sustainability and protects the future of our fishing communities; urges ministers to ensure that Scotland's quota allocations only benefit active fishermen in Scotland, and recognises that the Common Fisheries Policy must be replaced by a policy that returns genuine control of our fishing grounds to the Parliament."

S1M-3914.2 Mr Jamie McGrigor: Fisheries-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3914) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from first "welcomes" to end and insert "recognises that the results of the EU Fisheries Council in December were disastrous for Scotland; notes the severity of the crisis now facing the Scottish fishing industry; believes that the effects of the conservation measures already taken by Scottish fishermen have not been taken into full consideration; further notes the Scottish Executive's 50 million aid package but questions the balance of allocation between decommissioning and transitional funding, and notes that the Common Fisheries Policy of collective management has been disastrous for the Scottish fishing industry and must be replaced and that only a move to national and local control will bring sustainability to the Scottish fishing industry in the future."

11:30 am Stage 3 of Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-3864 Mr Brian Monteith: Location of a New Hospital for Forth Valley-That the Parliament notes the announcement by the Forth Valley NHS Board that its favoured location for a new single-site hospital for Forth Valley is the Royal Scottish National hospital site at Larbert; further notes that the board is to undertake further work including a feasibility study and transport impact assessment before submitting its outline business case to the Scottish Executive this summer; recognises that the Scottish Executive and the Minister for Health and Community Care retain the ultimate say over the location of the proposed new hospital for the area, and believes that the Executive should consider any case for a new hospital in the context of the accessibility of the hospital to the public and the consequential arrangements for community health care throughout the Forth Valley NHS Board area.

2:00 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-3918 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003.

S1M-3919 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft General Commissioners of Income Tax (Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

6:30 pm Decision Time

 

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