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BUSINESS BULLETIN 131 / 2000

Thursday 7 September 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-1148 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that for Stage 3 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to conclusion no later than the following times after commencement of the Stage 3 proceedings–

Group 1 to Group 5 – 1 hour 30 minutes

Group 6 to Group 9 – 2 hours 30 minutes

Group 10 to Group 13 – 3 hours

Group 14 to Group 17 – 4 hours

Motions to pass the Bill – 4 hours 30 minutes.

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.

2.30 pm Question Time

 

1. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to name the preferred bidder for the Northern Isles ferry services and when a formal contract is to be issued. (S1O-2159)

 

2. Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the effectiveness of the £25 million strategy to develop the creative industries in Scotland drawn up as part of the Scottish Enterprise Clusters plan will be measured. (S1O-2184)

 

3. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve emergency dental services in Aberdeen. (S1O-2172)

 

4. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the priorities for health boards and trusts of reducing waiting lists and improving service delivery to patients are compatible with meeting financial targets including in many cases recovering from a deficit situation. (S1O-2175)

 

5. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. (S1O-2156)

 

6. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made regarding the implementation of the Sutherland Report on Long Term Care for the Elderly. (S1O-2192)

 

7. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was carried out with the communities neighbouring Rosskill on the Black Isle before it was decided to conduct GM crop trials there. (S1O-2169)

 

8. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many grants have been paid to convert motor vehicles to use liquid petroleum gas and whether it has set or will set a target for the number of such grants which are to be paid in future. (S1O-2178)

 

9. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to proceed with adding fluoride to Scotland’s drinking water supplies and what the exact status is of any preparations for such fluoridation. (S1O-2201)

 

10. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive why the NHS waiting lists in Tayside have risen by over 35% over the last 12 months. (S1O-2176)

 

11. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve road safety on the A96 between Inverurie and Huntly in the light of the five fatalities that have occurred on that stretch of road in recent weeks. (S1O-2166)

 

12. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has prepared any contingency plans to deal with the possibility of the USA imposing tariffs on Scottish goods as a result of the US Carousel Act of May 2000. (S1O-2195)

 

13. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what immediate plans it has to address the grievances of public sector workers following the Unison led day of action. (S1O-2200)

 

14. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils in Dumfries and Galloway have received incorrect or incomplete notification of their Standard Grade or Higher results. (S1O-2194)

 

15. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the organisation and structure of the NHSiS. (S1O-2177)

 

16. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to remove barriers and increase access to information technology and the internet for disabled people. (S1O-2185)

 

17. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial arrangements are in place to assist NHS patients who are required to travel outwith their own health board area for treatment. (S1O-2151)

 

18. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions its Rural Affairs Department has had with the Scottish Crofter’s Union regarding the forthcoming crofting reform legislation. (S1O-2161)

 

19. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give full details of the extent and consequences of the reported problems with this year’s Standard Grades awards. (S1O-2162)

 

20. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what detailed plans it has for the implementation of the transfer of funds for people under 18 leaving local authority care from the Department of Social Security to local authorities. (S1O-2154)

 

21. Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that the situation in respect of this year’s Standard Grade and Higher results is not repeated next year. (S1O-2193)

 

22. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits will flow from the adoption by the European Commission of its proposals for Objective 3 funding. (S1O-2188)

 

23. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when Ministers last met representatives from the Scottish Qualifications Authority and what issues were discussed. (S1O-2171)

 

24. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications are for access to higher education institutions of the recent problems within the Scottish Qualifications Authority. (S1O-2186)

 

25. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that any evidence exists of age discrimination in the NHS in Scotland. (S1O-2158)

 

26. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to remove the annual groundwater maintenance charge of £123 per farmer. R (S1O-2165)

 

27. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings it held over the Parliament’s summer recess with representatives of the National Farmers Union of Scotland and what issues were discussed. (S1O-2202)

 

28. Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering asking the Scottish Qualifications Authority to return marked examination scripts to schools and further education establishments. (S1O-2167)

 

29. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to allocate resources for the provision of additional residential places for victims of sexual abuse. (S1O-2152)

 

30. Withdrawn

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

 

1. Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the First Minister what issues were discussed at the last meeting of the Scottish Executive’s Cabinet. (S1F-504)

 

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister whether he has any plans to reshuffle his Cabinet. (S1F-500)

 

3. Ms Margaret Curran: To ask the First Minister what measures are being taken to ensure that Scotland works together with the rest of the United Kingdom in tackling drug trafficking and drug dealers. (S1F-514)

 

4. George Lyon: To ask the First Minister how it will ensure that farmers and crofters in the Highlands and Islands get an adequate level of compensation for high transport, fuel and ferry costs under the new Less Favoured Areas scheme. (S1F-513)

 

5. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Executive is taking to resolve the local government pay dispute. (S1F-498)

 

6. Mr Andy Kerr: To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive is promoting Scotland’s semi-conductor industry. (S1F-509)

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—That the Parliament notes that 2001 is to be the European Year of Languages; notes that European Union funding support will extend to projects including regional and minority languages which member states designate as eligible; urges the Scottish Executive to make representations on behalf of Scots and Gaelic to Her Majesty’s Government in order to ensure that Scotland’s indigenous languages are proposed for inclusion, and believes that the Executive should support a programme of action for both languages as part of the European Year of Languages.

At the Pairliament taks tent at twa thoosant an ane is ti be the European Year o Leids; taks tent at siller fae the European Union wull rax the lenth o projecks for regional an minoritie leids at memmer states allous as eligible; asks the Scottish Executive ti mak representations on behauf o Scots and Gaelic, til Her Maijestie’s Guivernment for ti mak shuir at Scotland’s hame leids is proponed for inculsion, an trowes at the Executive shuid gie a heize ti baith leids as pairt o the European Year o Leids.

Gun toir a’ Phàrlamaid an aire gur e Bliadhna Ẹrpach nan Cànain a bhios ann an 2001; gun toir i an aire gum faodar taic-airgid an Aonaidh Ẹrpaich a bhuileachadh air pṛiseactan a ghabhas a-steach mion-chànainean is cànainean roinneal a tha air an ṣnrachadh le Stàitean a tha ‘nam Ball; gun iarr i air Riaghaltas na h-Albann tagradh a dhèanamh do Riaghaltas na Ŕoghalachd as leth na h-Albais agus na Gàidhlig a dhèanamh cinnteach gun tairgear cànainean dùthchasach na h-Albann le Riaghaltas a Ŕoghalachd airson taic-airgid an Aonaidh Ẹrpaich agus gun cuir Riaghaltas na h-Albann, mar phàirt de Bhliadhna Eorpach nan Cànain, a làn-thaic ri pṛgram gńomha airson an dà cànain.

  
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