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BUSINESS BULLETIN 130 / 2000

Wednesday 6 September 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meetings of Committees

 

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

 

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

18th Meeting, 2000

 

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Item to be taken in private: The Convener will move that item 6 be taken in private.

2. Summer 2000 Exam Results: The Committee will consider its role in any inquiry.

3. Impact of the New Economy Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Scottish Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Scottish Financial Enterprise

4. Impact of the New Economy Inquiry: Members will report back to the Committee on recent case study visits.

5. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative statutory instruments—

The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 SSI 2000/240

The Education and Training (Scotland) Regulations 2000 SSI 2000/292

6. Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) Report: The Committee will consider a draft report on its consideration of the Bill at Stage 1.

 

Health and Community Care Committee

19th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will hear evidence from—

Age Concern Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia

Scottish Health Boards’ Network

2. Community Care Inquiry: The Committee will consider the future workplan for the inquiry

3. Conferences: The Committee will consider invitations to conferences

4. Contacts from Outside Organisations: The Committee will consider a report on contacts from outside organisations

 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

26th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Minister and Deputy Minister for Justice: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Justice and Deputy Minister for Justice on progress to date and future plans of the Scottish Executive Justice Department.

2. Domestic Violence: The Committee will consider a report from Maureen Macmillan on a proposed Protection from Abuse Bill.

3. Legal Aid Inquiry: The Committee will consider the remit of its inquiry into legal aid and access to justice.

4. Petition: The Committee will consider petition PE116 by Mr James Strang.

 

Transport and the Environment Committee

20th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Genetically Modified Organisms (in private): The Committee will consider possible areas of questioning for witnesses on the issue of genetically modified organisms.

 

Not before 10.15 am

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following draft affirmative instrument—

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2000/draft)

3. Genetically Modified Organisms: The Committee will take evidence as part of its inquiry into genetically modified organisms from—

Dr David Robinson, Dr Geoff Squire and Dr Gavin Ramsay, Scottish Crop Research Institute

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/178)

The Planning (Control of Major-Accident Hazards) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/179)

5. Public Petitions: The Committee will consider the following public petitions—

Petition PE63 by the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland calling for the Scottish Parliament to increase resources for agri-environment measures in Scotland

Petition PE115 by Julia Clarke calling for the Scottish Parliament to request Scottish Airports to re-route aircraft taking off and landing at Edinburgh Airport away from residential areas to reduce pollution and to consult with residents

Petition PE117 by Mr Alexander Donald calling for the Scottish Parliament to (a) produce a new film on ice cream van safety; (b) allow ice cream vans to use their hazard warning lights when stopped; and (c) ensure the safe speed limit when passing an ice cream van is 5-10 miles per hour

 

Education, Culture and Sport Committee

24th Meeting, 2000

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item to be taken in private: The Convener will move that item 9 be taken in private.

2. School Exam Results Inquiry: The Convener will propose that the Committee conducts an inquiry into this year’s exam results.

3. Update on Committee Business: The Committee will be updated on business in its current work programme.

4. Sport in School: The Committee will consider a report from Karen Gillon.

5. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee members will report back on school visits.

6. Roman Remains at Cramond: The committee will consider the responses from the Scottish Executive and the City of Edinburgh Council to its Report.

7. Negative Instrument: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/195)

8. Negative Instrument: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/196)

9. Special Educational Needs Inquiry: The Committee will consider the first draft report.

 

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection— The Rev Douglas N Alexander B. D., Minister emeritus, Bishopton

followed by Business Motion

S1M-1147 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees

Wednesday 6 September 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Business Motion

followed by Ministerial Statement on Independent Inquiry into Problems with Exam Results

followed by Debate on the Creative Economy

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-952 Malcolm Chisholm: Dementia Awareness Week

Thursday 7 September 2000

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers ( Scotland) Bill

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers ( Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-1111 Irene McGugan: Programme of Action for Scots and Gaelic in the European Year of Languages

Wednesday 13 September 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement and Debate on the Scottish Executive’s Programme

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1124 Shona Morrison: Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Thursday 14 September 2000

9.30 am Ministerial Statement

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Transport (Scotland) Bill

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

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Debate on the Framework for Economic Development in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1122 Maureen Macmillan: Screening for Prostrate Cancer

Wednesday 20 September 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement and Debate on Spending Strategy

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-959 Alex Johnstone: St. Vigeans Primary School, Arbroath

Thursday 21 September 2000

9.30 am Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee Debate on Housing Stock Transfer

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business - debate on the subject of S1M-958 Michael McMahon: Palliative Care

 

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-1147.2 Mr Alex Salmond: Business Motion—As an amendment to motion S1M-01147 in the name of Mr Tom McCabe (Amendment to Business Motion), under Thursday 7 September 2000, delete "Stage 3 Debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill" and insert "Debate on the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the crisis of year 2000 Higher and Standard Grade results", and delete "Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill" and insert "Continuation of Debate on the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the crisis of year 2000 Higher and Standard Grade results".

S1M-1147.1 David McLetchie: Business Motion—As an amendment to motion S1M-01147 in the name of Mr Tom McCabe (Amendment to Business Motion), under Wednesday 6 September 2000, delete "Debate on the Creative Economy" and insert "Debate on the subject of S1M-1128 Brian Monteith: Motion of No Confidence: That the Parliament has no confidence in the Minister for Children and Education".

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill—

S1M-1136 Mr Jim Wallace: Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill be passed.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-952 Malcolm Chisholm: Dementia Awareness Week—That the Parliament believes that the care of people with dementia represents one of the greatest challenges to health and welfare services throughout Scotland because of the prolonged and complex nature of the illness and the severity of its consequences for the large numbers affected and their families, and welcomes the initiative of Alzheimer Scotland—Action on Dementia during Dementia Awareness Week to highlight the need for better planning mechanisms to provide integrated and comprehensive health and social care services for this group of people.

  
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