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BUSINESS BULLETIN 80 / 2001

Thursday 17 May 2001

Section A - Daily Business List

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Education, Culture and Sport Committee Debate on its Report on Special Educational Needs—

S1M-1931 Karen Gillon on behalf of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee: Report on Special Educational Needs—That the Parliament notes the 3rd Report, 2001 of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee, Report on Inquiry into Special Educational Needs (SP Paper 264).

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-1940 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders—That the Parliament agrees that rule 5.6.1(c) of the Standing Orders be suspended for the duration of the Meeting of the Parliament on Wednesday 23 May 2001.

S1M-1939 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 23 May 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Standards Committee Debate on a Proposal for a Committee Bill to Establish a Standards Commissioner

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1935 Nora Radcliffe: Maternity Services in Gordon

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1926 Duncan McNeil: Local Newspaper Week, 14 to 20 May 2001

5.00 pm Decision Time

Thursday 24 May 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1921 Kay Ullrich: School Swimming Lessons

Wednesday 30 May 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1927 Des McNulty: Chester Street Insurance Holdings Ltd

Thursday 31 May 2001

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1932 David McLetchie: Proposed Cuts to The Scottish Regiments

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Withdrawn.

2. Kate MacLean: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the early intervention programme in primary schools. (S1O-3426)

3. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage employment opportunities for those aged over 50 years. (S1O-3428)

4. Withdrawn.

5. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that initiatives to combat drug misuse are firmly rooted in communities. (S1O-3457)

6. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in ensuring good relations between the police and ethnic minority communities. (S1O-3452)

7. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will offer support to OSPREY, the International Student Advisory Council in Scotland, in order to save it from closure and enable it to continue its work in offering advice and assistance to overseas students studying in Scotland. (S1O-3455)

8. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any research exists to suggest that pupil attainment has increased since 1997. (S1O-3451)

9. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make members of non-departmental public bodies accountable to parliamentary committees. (S1O-3422)

10. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how it differentiates between technical and other types of consultation exercise. (S1O-3443)

11. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the 2001 Integrated Administration and Control Scheme will take into account the introduction of the Less Favoured Area Scheme. (S1O-3432)

12. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what further plans it has to provide emergency cash flow aid for tourist businesses in the areas affected by the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S1O-3437)

13. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to assist myalgic encephalomyelitis sufferers. (S1O-3454)

14. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any impact assessment has been or will be carried out to quantify possible job losses in the quarrying industry in Scotland if a flat rate tax of £1.60 per tonne on all aggregates extracted in Scotland is introduced from April 2002. (S1O-3419)

15. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on use of the Health Improvement Fund. (S1O-3449)

16. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to officially recognise British Sign Language. (S1O-3446)

17. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether New Deal participants are finding real and sustained employment. (S1O-3458)

18. Withdrawn.

19. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering a review of the regulations governing planning applications, particularly in relation to controversial applications. (S1O-3444)

20. Withdrawn.

21. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Scottish Enterprise Borders. (S1O-3448)

22. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the review of ambulance control rooms to be concluded. (S1O-3431)

23. Withdrawn.

24. Withdrawn.

25. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in tackling truancy and indiscipline in schools. (S1O-3425)

26. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will implement a system of direct funding for area tourist boards. (S1O-3442)

27. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what work it is undertaking with local authorities to ensure that the national athletics teams have adequate year-round training facilities in Scotland. (S1O-3427)

28. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received about a new stadium for Falkirk Football Club. (S1O-3445)

29. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest position is regarding toxin testing of scallops. (S1O-3438)

30. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it intends to provide to pensioners in local authority houses in the Lothians which have old or partial central heating systems. (S1O-3453)

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S1F-1082)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Executive’s Cabinet will next meet and what issues will be discussed. (S1F-1085)

3. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Executive has made in meeting its social justice objectives. (S1F-1089)

4. Withdrawn.

5. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive ensures that it works effectively with Her Majesty's Government. (S1F-1087)

6. Mary Scanlon: To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive plans to reduce dependency on benzodiazepines. (S1F-1090)

3.30 pm Stage 1 Debate on Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill—

S1M-1843 Angus MacKay: Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-1843.1 Mr Keith Harding: Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1843) in the name of Angus MacKay, leave out from "agrees" to end and insert "does not agree to the general principles of the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill because it believes that the Executive should give priority to the drafting of a Bill on Best Value so that it can be placed before the Parliament before the end of this year, and therefore calls upon the Executive to make an early announcement of its proposals, together with a timetable, for the publication of a draft bill to introduce a statutory framework for Best Value."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-1933 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs—That the Parliament agrees that the following instruments be approved:

the draft Justices of the Peace (Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2001,

the draft Part-Time Sheriffs (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2001, and

the draft Sex Offenders (Notice Requirements) (Foreign Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2001.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business—

debate on the subject of—

S1M-1859 Elaine Smith: National Breastfeeding Awareness Week—That the Parliament notes the importance of National Breastfeeding Awareness Week from 13-19 May 2001; recognises that breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for babies and is good for mothers’ health too; notes with concern that the Guthrie Statistics from 1999 indicate that the two main hospitals serving constituents from Coatbridge and Chryston had the lowest percentage of breastfeeding mothers in Scotland, and believes that a national campaign is required to increase public acceptability that "breast is best" in an attempt to change attitudes to mothers breastfeeding in public places and encourage more mothers to breast-feed their babies.

 
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