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BUSINESS BULLETIN 5 / 2001

Thursday 11 January 2001

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-1518 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill be allocated as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins) –

Groups 1 and 2 – no later than 1 hour

Groups 3 and 4 – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes

Group 5 to Group 8 – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 3 hours.

followed by Ministerial Statement on the Scottish Executive response to the Career Services Review

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill—

S1M-1502 Ross Finnie: Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill be passed.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-1502.1 Fergus Ewing: Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1502) in the name of Ross Finnie, insert at end "and notes that the measures for the conservation of salmon which the Bill will allow are limited in nature; urges the Scottish Executive to bring forward an action plan designed to conserve salmon in all phases of their life cycle, and recommends that, as the existing corpus of statute law relating to salmon fishing and conservation is both complex and fragmented, a Consolidation Bill be brought forward as soon as practicable."

followed by Business Motion

S1M-1520 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 17 January 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

followed by Executive Debate on the Health and Social Care Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Executive Debate on the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1474 Janis Hughes: Acute Health Service Review in South Glasgow

Thursday 18 January 2001

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

12.15 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.00 pm Executive Debate on the International Criminal Court Bill – UK Legislation

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on the Scottish Strategy for Victims

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1454 Alex Neil: Hepatitis C

Wednesday 24 January 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Committee Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 25 January 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

12.15 pm Ministerial Statement

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 Budget (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1506 David Mundell: Robert Burns

and, (b) that the Rural Development Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 2 February 2001 on The Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No. 2) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/449) and on The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/453)

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is envisaged that it will be the practice of the Scottish Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration to supply to complainants all written details of evidence gathered during his investigations. (S1O-2752)

2. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how its housing bill will meet the needs of homeless people and others in the most housing need. (S1O-2769)

3. Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that local authorities have sufficient funding to provide nursing home places immediately for all those assessed as being in need of long-term care following Lord Hardie’s judgement in the case of MacGregor v South Lanarkshire Council. (S1O-2758)

4. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty’s Government regarding the proposed new regulations on number plates which would outlaw the Saltire being displayed. (S1O-2759)

5. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Crown Estate. (S1O-2737)

6. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the construction of the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. (S1O-2741)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent assessment it has made of the amount of contaminated land in (a) Glasgow and (b) Edinburgh. (S1O-2736)

8. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of the increased funding made available to Greater Glasgow Health Board has been allocated to help implement the acute hospital services review. (S1O-2730)

9. Withdrawn

10. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to further develop policing provision in North Lanarkshire. (S1O-2761)

11. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pensioners in the City of Aberdeen are expected to benefit from the implementation of the central heating initiative. (S1O-2745)

12. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the number of primary school teachers. (S1O-2763)

13. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote tourism in the Highlands. (S1O-2757)

14. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received concerning the reorganisation of the health service in Glasgow. (S1O-2760)

15. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide relief for voluntary organisations from water charges. (S1O-2755)

16. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve the fabric of schools. (S1O-2747)

17. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government regarding disciplinary action against the Permanent Secretary, Muir Russell, in relation to any adverse impact of his actions on the Holyrood Project. (S1O-2748)

18. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has in relation to citizens’ juries. (S1O-2767)

19. Withdrawn

20. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that every pupil in primary education has access to music tuition. (S1O-2750)

21. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish its national HIV/AIDS strategy document. (S1O-2729)

22. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines exist to encourage organisations in receipt of public funding to pay debts on time. (S1O-2739)

23. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in the development of its strategy to address problems arising from timber traffic. (S1O-2751)

24. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has held with Her Majesty’s Government relating to alternative models for securing investment in council housing. (S1O-2731)

25. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met officials of the National Union of Marine, Aviation and Shipping Transport Officers and what issues were discussed. (S1O-2740)

26. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce the murder rate. (S1O-2738)

27. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it will apply to the implementation of the recommendations of the McCrone Committee report. (S1O-2766)

28. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the introduction of paternity leave would have on Scotland’s economy. (S1O-2734)

29. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider the decision not to allow area aid payment for new lupins in Scotland. (S1O-2768)

30. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to bring forward legislation to require sprinklers to be installed in all new and refurbished homes. (S1O-2743)

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-762)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Executive’s Cabinet will next meet and what issues will be discussed. (S1F-752)

3. George Lyon: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive’s response is to recent reports that farmed salmon poses a health risk to consumers. (S1F-756)

4. David Mundell: To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Executive is taking to ensure that accurate travel information is provided during periods of adverse weather. (S1F-744)

5. Elaine Thomson: To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Executive has made in enhancing lifelong learning opportunities for all. (S1F-749)

6. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the First Minister, further to the answer to question S1W-10109 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 12 October 2000, what progress has been made with the two market-led pilots on sellers’ surveys. (S1F-760)

3.30 pm Debate on Stalking and Harassment—

S1M-1515 Mr Jim Wallace: Stalking and Harassment—That the Parliament welcomes the work undertaken by the Executive to review the law on stalking and harassment; notes the completion of the consultation exercise carried out in 2000, and endorses the Executive’s proposals for strengthening the law, procedures and practice in this area.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-1515.1 Roseanna Cunningham: Stalking and Harassment—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1515) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out from "and endorses" to end.

S1M-1515.2 Phil Gallie: Stalking and Harassment—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1515) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out "endorses the Executive’s proposals" and insert "will endorse practical proposals".

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-1519 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the Social Justice Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Housing (Scotland) Bill and that the Bill should also be considered by the Local Government Committee.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-1436 Mr Lloyd Quinan: Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision—That the Parliament notes that the incidence of Autistic Spectrum Disorder has rapidly increased in the last ten years; further notes the challenge faced by parents, carers and organisations such as the Strathclyde Autistic Society regarding the lack of appropriate provision, and urges rapid action to address and rectify the current situation.

 
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