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BUSINESS BULLETIN 108/1999 

Thursday 9 December 1999

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

9.30 am Ministerial Statement on National Waste Strategy

10.00 am Ministerial Statement on Housing

10.30 am Motion by Mr Murray Tosh on behalf of the Procedures Committee—

S1M-354 Mr Murray Tosh: First Report of the Procedures Committee—That the Parliament notes the terms of the First Report of the Procedures Committee entitled Draft Standing Orders of The Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 28); approves the draft standing orders set out in annex 4 of the Report and now makes the standing orders of the Parliament in terms of that draft, and agrees that those standing orders shall come into force on 17 December 1999.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-354.1 Tommy Sheridan: First Report of the Procedures Committee—As an amendment to motion (S1M-354) in the name of Mr Murray Tosh, after "that draft" insert "with the addition of, in Rule 5.6.1(b), "after "under Rule 5.2.2" insert "or by members who do not represent a political party.""

followed by, no later than 11.30 am Motion by Mr Jim Wallace—

 

S1M-213 Mr Jim Wallace: Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Business Motion

S1M-364 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees

    a)  the following addition to the programme of business on 9 December 1999–

      that the Business Motion will be followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions, and

      that the Continuation of the Stage 1 Debate on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill will be followed by a motion on a financial resolution required in relation to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill, and,

    b) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 15 December 1999

9.30 am Debate on a motion on a Standards Committee report on Cross Party Groups

10.00 am Debate on draft 2000 - 2001 budget - level 2 figures

12.00 pm Ministerial Statement on Salmon Anaemia

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Stage 1 Debate - Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Motion on a Financial Resolution required in relation to the provisions of the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 16 December 1999

9.30 am Debate on an SNP motion on the Act of Settlement

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Question Time

3.00 pm Open Question Time

followed by, no

later than 3.15 pm Debate on Executive Motion on Health

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-297 Dr Sylvia Jackson: Cornton Vale

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions by Mr Tom McCabe—

S1M-365 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning—That the Parliament agrees

that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No 4) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/143) be approved.

S1M-369 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: The Scotland Act 1998—That the Parliament agrees

agrees that The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 1999 be approved.

(This order is on the subject of breeding and sale of dogs)

2.30 pm Question Time

 

1. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the support available to GPs serving rural communities. (S1O-822)

 

2. Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement made by Sarah Boyack on 7 October 1999, whether the proposed Strategic Rail Authority will have powers and resources to provide grant aid to assist with the construction of new railway lines in Scotland, other than Passenger Revenue Subsidies, and whether such powers will be subject to executive devolution to the Scottish Executive and Parliament. (S1O-803)

 

3. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any evidence it holds on the effectiveness of its anti-drug education programme in reducing the extent of drug use amongst young people. (S1O-826)

 

4. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to report to the Parliament on any recommendations from the Independent Committee of Inquiry into Student Finance. (S1O-790)

 

5. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive when a decision is to be taken on the boundaries of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. (S1O-811)

 

6. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish a Route Action Plan for the A75. (S1O-821)

 

7. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what fire service property and equipment is now owned privately as a consequence of construction through the PFI or PPP. (S1O-807)

 

8. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage Scotland’s banks to provide banking facilities in local communities. (S1O-798)

 

9. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to promote hill farming in the Scottish Borders. (S1O-818)

 

10. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take steps to ensure that any residents in the districts of Mount Vernon, Carmyle, Baillieston and Sandyhills affected by any problems associated with Paterson’s toxic landfill site receive immediate compensation, possibly in the form of a reduction in council tax. (S1O-834)

 

11. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that Scotland retains a viable pig industry into the 21st century. (S1O-795)

 

12. Ms Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to ban fur farming. (S1O-797)

 

13. Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the morale of teachers in North Lanarkshire. (S1O-814)

 

14. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve rail links to Scottish airports. (S1O-809)

 

15. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Deputy Minister for Local Government last met representatives of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and what issues were discussed. (S1O-787)

 

16. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much local authorities spent in the year 1999-2000 on concessionary fares for bus, rail and ferry services in Scotland. (S1O-801)

 

17. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish a centre of excellence to provide health care and therapies to people with polio. (S1O-825)

 

18. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the First Minister has met the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry since May 1999. (S1O-791)

 

19. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made towards introducing flexibility into the postgraduate education allowance to address the travel costs faced by island based general practitioners who wish to update their training. (S1O-831)

 

20. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to introduce to improve economic and social conditions in the City of Glasgow. (S1O-816)

 

21. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be any possible consequences for local government boundaries arising from any legislative provision for the future reduction in the number of Members of the Scottish Parliament, whether it will make representations on any such consequences and, if so, what its representations will be. (S1O-785)

 

22. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which health boards offer post exposure prophylaxis to members of the public who may have been exposed to HIV. (S1O-827)

 

23. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote "family friendly" employment policies within the business community in Scotland as part of the Childcare Strategy for Scotland. (S1O-829)

 

24. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for Ministers to visit local authorities such as Aberdeenshire to discuss in detail the recommendations of the McIntosh Report. (S1O-800)

 

25. Mr Andrew Welsh: Withdrawn

 

26. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people were excluded from school in academic years 1997-98 and 1998-99 and how many have been excluded to date in this academic year. (S1O-823)

 

27. John Young: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline its policy on the policing of Scotland. (S1O-813)

 

28. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to conduct an audit of local authorities to ensure that they are carrying out their statutory requirements under sections 29 and 30 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. (S1O-786)

 

29. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Deputy Minister for Culture and Sport last met representatives of the Scottish Rugby Union and what issues were discussed. (S1O-788)

 

30. Fiona McLeod: Withdrawn

 

 

3.00 pm Open Question Time

 

1. Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive when the First Minister last met the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues they discussed. (S1O-789)

 

2. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the First Minister last met the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues were discussed. (S1O-793)

 

3. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of the "Barnett squeeze" on the resources available for public services in Scotland. (S1O-805)

 

followed by, no later than 3.15 pm Continuation of the Stage 1 Debate on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill

followed by Motion by Mr Jack McConnell—

S1M-254 Mr Jack McConnell: Adults With Incapacity (Scotland) Bill Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill, agrees to—

(a) any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund by or under any other Act;

(b) charges by the Public Guardian in connection with his functions under the Act.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of –

S1M-275 Nicola Sturgeon: Pollokshaws Sports Centre—That the Parliament recognises the importance of accessible sport and leisure facilities in communities around Scotland; notes with regret the decision of Glasgow City Council to close the well-used Pollokshaws Sports Centre and urges reversal of that decision, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to highlight the positive role that community sports facilities can play in combating social exclusion and improving the lives of people in our most deprived communities.

 
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