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Section A : Daily Business List
Section B : Business Programme
Section E : Written questions
Section F : Motions and Amendments
Section G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
Section H : New Documents
Section I : Petitions
Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

 

Business Bulletin No. 150/2001

Wednesday 24 October 2001

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Transport and the Environment Committee

25th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 2

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2 and 7 in private.

2. Lines of Questioning: The Committee will consider possible lines of questioning for the witnesses on the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill and on the 2002-03 Budget Process.

Not before 9.30 am

3. Water Industry (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 on the general principles of the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill from—

Professor Alan Alexander, Chairman Designate, Scottish Water

Dr Jon Hargreaves, Chief Executive Designate, Scottish Water

Ian Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive, Quayle Munro Group

Dr John Sawkins, Heriot-Watt University

Dave Watson, Unison

Alex McLuckie, GMB.

Not before 11.30 am

4. 2002-03 Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 2 of the 2002-03 Budget Process from—

Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development.

5. 2002-03 Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 2 of the 2002-03 Budget Process from—

Sarah Boyack MSP, Minister for Transport and Planning.

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

The Building Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/320).

7. Aquaculture Industry: The Committee will consider the names of possible advisers on its inquiry into aquaculture.

Health and Community Care Committee

23rd Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in The Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1): The Committee will take evidence from—

Pat Dawson, Head of Policy and Anne Thomson, RCN Officer, Royal College of Nursing

Helen Chambers, Policy & Parliamentary Affairs Manager, John Wilkes, Director and Isobel Allan, Carer, Carers National Association

Dr. Bill Reith, Chairman, Dr. Iona Heath and Dr George Dyker, Royal College of General Practitioners

Jess Barrow, Head of Policy and Public Affairs and David Brownlee, Information Officer, Age Concern Scotland.

3. Reports: The Committee will consider a reporter’s report on Organ Donation.

Standards Committee

13th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3 and 4 in private.

2. Replacing the Members' Interests Order: The Committee will consider a paper on possible new categories of registrable interests.

3. Annexe 5 of the Code of Conduct: The Committee will consider correspondence concerning Annexe 5 of the Code of Conduct.

4. Confidentiality: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Justice 2 Committee

27th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 1

1. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for item 3.

2. Petition: The Committee will consider written evidence from the Minister for Justice, the Lord President and the petitioner on the following petition—

PE336 by Frank Maguire on civil justice for asbestos victims.

3. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Mrs Alison D’Rollo and Mrs Susan Burns, Policy Group, Crown Office, and Frank Mulholland, Assistant Procurator Fiscal, Edinburgh Procurator Fiscal’s Office;

Professor Christopher Gane, Aberdeen University;

Iain Gray MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice.

4. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss the draft report on the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill in private at its meeting on 6 November.

5. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the framework for the draft report on the general principles of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

24th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5, 6 and 7 in private.

2. Declaration of Interest: The Convener will invite Brian Fitzpatrick to declare any interests.

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

The Education and Training (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/329).

4. Lifelong Learning Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from:

NUS Scotland

Scottish Trades Union Congress.

5. Report back from Brussels visit: The Committee will receive a report back from the evidence-taking visit to Brussels.

6. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee.

7. Forthcoming Legislation: The Committee will consider forthcoming legislation.

Justice 1 Committee

28th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 12.15 pm in Committee Room 1, to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following items:

1. Item in private: The Committees will consider whether to take item 2 in private.

2. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committees will consider the draft report on Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2002-03.

Justice 2 Committee

28th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 12.15 pm in Committee Room 1, to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following items:

1. Item in private: The Committees will consider whether to take item 2 in private.

2. Budget Process 2002-03: The Committees will consider the draft report on Stage 2 of the Budget Process 2002-03.

Meeting of the Parliament

The Presiding Officer wishes to announce that subject to the Parliament’s approval of Business Motion S1M-2352, set out below, today’s Business will be as follows:

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – The Reverend Fiona Mathieson, Minister of Carrick Knowe Parish Church, Edinburgh

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-2352 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on 4 October 2001—

Wednesday 24 October 2001

after the first Parliamentary Bureau Motions, delete all and insert:

followed by Motion on the publication of the reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar

followed by Ministerial Statement on the publication of the reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar

followed by, no

later than 3.30 pm Executive Debate on the Proceeds of Crime Bill - UK Legislation

followed by, no

later than 4.10 pm Executive Debate on the Adoption and Children Bill - UK Legislation

followed by, no

later than 4.30 pm Executive Debate on Membership of the Committee of the Regions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2113 David Mundell: Disabled Access to Railway Station Platforms

(b) the following programme of business:

Wednesday 31 October 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Asylum Seekers and Refugee Integration

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-2187 Cathie Craigie: World Alzheimer’s Day

Thursday 1 November 2001

9.30 am Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Debate on the Review of Higher Education Teaching and Funding

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Committee of the Whole Parliament: Stage 2 Debate on the Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-2142 Mrs Margaret Ewing: Inverness Airport and Links with Hub Airports

Wednesday 7 November 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 8 November 2001

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Stage 1 of the School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

(c) that the Rural Development Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 9 November 2001 on the Feeding Stuffs and the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/334).

and, (d) that Stage 1 of the School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill be completed by 9 November 2001; that Stage 1 of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill and Stage 1 of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill be completed by 23 November 2001 and that Stage 1 of the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill be completed by 7 December 2001.

followed by Motion on the publication of the reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar—

S1M-2343 Mr Jim Wallace: Publication of the Reports into the Investigation, Legal Proceedings and Family Liaison Arrangements in the Case of the Murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Ministers intend to lay in English and other languages the Report of the Inquiry into the Liaison Arrangements Between the Police, the Procurator Fiscal Service and the Crown Office and the Family of the Deceased Surjit Singh Chhokar in Connection with the Murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar and the Related Prosecutions by Dr Raj Jandoo and the Report of the Inquiry into Crown Decision-Making in the Case of the Murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar by the Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Campbell before the Parliament and orders the Clerk to publish the Reports and their translations.

followed by Ministerial Statement on the publication of the reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar

followed by, no

later than 3.30pm Debate on the Proceeds of Crime Bill – UK Legislation—

S1M-2341 Mr Jim Wallace: Proceeds of Crime Bill – UK Legislation—That the Parliament endorses the principles of the Proceeds of Crime Bill and agrees that the provisions in the Bill that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.

followed by, no

later than 4.10 pm Debate on the Adoption and Children Bill – UK Legislation—

S1M-2342 Mr Jack McConnell: Adoption and Children Bill – UK Legislation—That the Parliament accepts the need to provide for continued mutual cross-border recognition of orders properly made by the separate GB jurisdictions in respect of adoption procedures; supports proposals for reform of recognition of overseas adoption orders, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends in the Adoption and Children Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

followed by, no

later than 4.30 pm Debate on Membership of the Committee of the Regions—

S1M-2340 Mr Tom McCabe: Membership of the Committee of the Regions—That the Parliament endorses the Executive’s proposal to nominate as representatives of the Parliament Nicol Stephen MSP and Hugh Henry MSP as full members and Jack McConnell MSP and Irene McGugan MSP as alternate members on the UK delegation to the Committee of the Regions for the forthcoming session from 2002 to 2006 and notes that the representation from local government will be Councillor Christine May and Councillor Keith Brown as full members and Councillor Corrie McChord and Councillor Hugh Halcro-Johnston as alternate members.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-2340.1 Fiona Hyslop: Membership of the Committee of the Regions—As an amendment to motion (S1M-2340) in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, leave out from "endorses" to end and insert "supports the Committee of the Regions as an institution of European co-operation based on the role of regional government and in promoting the regions of Scotland in that role proposes that the full and alternate members representing Scotland are elected members of Scotland’s local authorities including Councillor Christine May and Councillor Keith Brown as full members and Councillor Corrie McChord and Councillor Hugh Halcro-Johnston as alternate members and instructs the Executive to return to the Parliament with four additional names of councillors as nominees."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business—

debate on the subject of—

S1M-2113 David Mundell: Disabled Access to Railway Station Platforms—That the Parliament notes with concern the continuing difficulties disabled citizens experience in accessing railway station platforms and the adverse impact this has on their freedom to travel; notes in particular the difficulties with access to and from the southbound platform of Lockerbie station, the only mainline station in south-west Scotland, which means disabled passengers have to travel south to Carlisle and return north on another train in order to be able to leave the station premises, and believes that the Scottish Executive should do all it can to work with Railtrack, train operating companies and any other relevant bodies to ensure that the necessary funding is available and priority given to providing appropriate disabled access to railway station platforms in Scotland and Lockerbie in particular.

 

 

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