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BUSINESS BULLETIN 88 / 2001

Thursday 31 May 2001

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-1979 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 Regulation of Care (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)—

Group 1 to Group 4 – no later than 45 minutes

Group 5 to Group 10 – no later than 1 hour 45 minutes

Group 11 to Group 13 – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Group 14 to Group 16 – no later than 3 hours

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 3 hours 30 minutes

S1M-1975 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 13 June 2001.

S1M-1974 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that amendments at Stage 3 of the Housing (Scotland) Bill be disposed of by reference to the following order of consideration: sections in the order in which they arise in the Bill, each schedule after the sections which introduce it, and the long title last.

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

S1M-1965 Susan Deacon: Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Business Motion

S1M-1972 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion— That the Parliament agrees—

    1. the following programme of business:

Wednesday 6 June 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Business Motion

followed by Committee of the Whole Parliament: Stage 2 Debate on the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill

followed by, no

later than 4.00 pm Question Time

followed by, no

later than 4.40 pm First Minister's Question Time

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1783 Brian Adam: Prescription Charge Exemption for Severe and Enduring Mental Illness

Wednesday 13 June 2001

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill

2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill

7.00 pm Decision Time

Thursday 14 June 2001

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and, (b) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 11 June 2001 on the Sex Offenders (Notification Requirements) (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/190)

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that the views of football supporters are taken into account by the football authorities. (S1O-3512)

2. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how long it will take to deal with the current backlog of repair and refurbishment of local authority schools. (S1O-3504)

3. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision the NHSiS makes for the treatment of sleep apnoea. (S1O-3515)

4. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether competition is beneficial to the water industry. (S1O-3514)

5. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the criteria applied in the Arbuthnott formula to determine rurality take into account the distance between local communities and their nearest NHS hospital. (S1O-3503)

6. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received concerning the proposed sale of the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. (S1O-3505)

7. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what it estimates employment levels will be in 12 months’ time. (S1O-3506)

8. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve dental health. (S1O-3529)

9. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what factors contributed to the general improvements in Standard Grade results identified in Scottish School Leavers and their Qualifications: 1998-99. (S1O-3522)

10. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3411 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 10 May 2001, how much of the £4 million of Regional Selective Assistance offered to companies in the Scottish Borders has been disbursed. (S1O-3508)

11. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the current tourist information network is maintained and that there is not a reduction in the number of months that information centres are open. (S1O-3510)

12. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce the outcome of its consultation on the establishment of an index of adults unsuitable to work with children and its proposals for any legislation on this issue. (S1O-3521)

13. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, are not being made available to patients due to a lack of resources and, if so, whether it will take measures to rectify the situation. (S1O-3502)

14. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will instigate an exchange of information with the Norwegian government on matters of common interest. (S1O-3519)

15. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when the science strategy for Scotland will be published. (S1O-3518)

16. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how the £5 million additional funding announced on 28 March 2001 for enterprise networks to help alleviate the immediate impact of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has been spent. (S1O-3507)

17. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to take forward proposals for the zonal management of fisheries during the forthcoming negotiations over the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. (S1O-3513)

18. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to increase transparency and accountability in relation to public finances. (S1O-3517)

19. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage more families to consider adoption given the slight fall in the number of adoption applications identified in Adoption Applications in Scotland 2000. (S1O-3523)

20. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Greengairs is included in the current Small Area Health Statistics Unit study into possible health effects of landfill sites. (S1O-3500)

21. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to tackle the use of illegal drugs in the north east of Scotland. (S1O-3526)

22. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the way in which procurator fiscals’ offices communicate with prosecution witnesses. (S1O-3527)

23. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that sufficient placements are available in academic session 2001-02 and, in particular, during their second year of probation in 2002-03, for students graduating from teacher training courses this year, given that students graduating in 2002 will be guaranteed a placement for their one probation year. (S1O-3501)

24. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all Scots have equal access to the national health service. (S1O-3511)

25. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Registrar General for Scotland will publish figures from this year’s Census on the number of Gaelic speakers in Scotland. (S1O-3520)

26. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive at what time and on what date it was informed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the first cases of foot-and-mouth disease in England. (S1O-3524)

27. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all possible action is being taken to prevent imported meat products infected with the foot-and-mouth virus entering the food chain. (S1O-3528)

28. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines are issued with regard to the quality of school meals. (S1O-3509)

29. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to provide direct assistance to visitor attractions suffering from a downturn in tourism. (S1O-3499)

30. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to tackle regional variations in access to epilepsy diagnosis and services across Scotland as highlighted in the report by Epilepsy Action Scotland, Patterns of Epilepsy Service in Scotland. (S1O-3525)

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-1110)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-1107)

3. Mike Watson: To ask the First Minister what progress is being made towards improving the service delivered by the NHS to patients. (S1F-1113)

4. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the First Minister what it will cost annually to make personal care free for all elderly people. (S1F-1115)

5. Mary Scanlon: To ask the First Minister how the tourism industry is overcoming the adverse effects of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S1F-1109)

6. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Executive is making in ensuring that fewer people in Scotland are excluded from the financial and banking systems. (S1F-1116)

3.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the 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—That the Parliament believes that the proposed substantial cuts to the size of both the regular army and the Territorial Army will undermine the efficiency and morale of the British armed forces, damage our military capability and threaten the future of Scotland’s historic frontline regiments.

 
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