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Business Bulletin No. 160/2001

Wednesday 7 November 2001

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Health and Community Care Committee

26th Meeting, 2001

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Time limit on debates: The Committee will be asked to agree to limit debate on emergency affirmative SSIs to 15 minutes.

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

Scottish Care

Annie Gunner, Jim Jackson and Shona Barcus, Community Care Providers Scotland

Malcolm Chisholm MSP, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care.

4. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will consider the following affirmative instruments—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/374)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/387)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/388)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/391)

and the following negative instruments—

The Feeding Stuffs and the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/334)

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/368).

5. The Scottish Budget 2002/3: The Committee will consider the draft Stage 2 Budget Report to the Finance Committee.

Standards Committee

14th 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 item 3 in private.

2. Complaint in Relation to Annexe 5 of the Code of Conduct: The Committee will take evidence from Tommy Sheridan MSP.

3. Complaint in Relation to Annexe 5 of the Code of Conduct: The Committee will resume its consideration of the Adviser’s report.

4. Complaint in Relation to Annexe 5 of the Code of Conduct: The Committee will consider whether there has been a breach of the Code of Conduct.

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

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – The Very Reverend Dr Hugh R Wyllie, lately Minister at The Old Parish Church of Hamilton

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Debate on Reports into the Investigation, Legal Proceedings and Family Liaison Arrangements in the Case of the Murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar—

S1M-2406 Mr Jim Wallace: Reports into the Investigation, Legal Proceedings and Family Liaison Arrangements in the Case of the Murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar—That the Parliament welcomes the commitment of the Scottish Executive to take forward the recommendations of Sir Anthony Campbell and Dr Raj Jandoo in connection with the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar; recognises the significance of these issues to Scottish society as a whole, and the Scottish criminal justice system in particular, and notes the progress that has already been made on race, family liaison and victims issues by the Scottish Police Service and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-2406.2 Roseanna Cunningham: Reports into the Investigation, Legal Proceedings and Family Liaison Arrangements in the Case of the Murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar—As an amendment to motion (S1M-2406) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, insert at end "; but further notes the serious concerns raised by both reports about the lack of resourcing of both the Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service and the effect that has had on their ability to operate effectively; is concerned at the apparent confusion regarding the definition and existence of institutional racism emerging from the different conclusions of the two reports; deplores the personal attacks on named individuals contained within the Jandoo Report which seriously detracted from the important issues being investigated, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to establish a full public inquiry into the handling of the case, in order to restore public confidence in our prosecution services."

S1M-2406.1 Bill Aitken: Reports into the Investigation, Legal Proceedings and Family Liaison Arrangements in the Case of the Murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar—As an amendment to motion (S1M-2406) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, insert at end "but recognises also that a full review of the running of the prosecution service in Scotland is necessary."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-2411 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committee—

Justice 1 Committee to consider the Legal Aid (Employment of Solicitors) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/392); and

Justice 2 Committee to consider the draft Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 (Private Jurisdiction and Summary Cause) Order 2001; and

Justice 2 Committee to consider the draft Small Claims (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-2300 Bruce Crawford: Rosyth - Zeebrugge Ferry Service—That the Parliament notes that the process to secure appropriate funding, including a freight facilities grant, to support a direct ferry service between Rosyth and Zeebrugge is at a crucial and sensitive stage; believes that the introduction of this service is even more vital because of the expected downturn in the Scottish economy in terms of both trade and travel impacts, and therefore considers that the Scottish Executive as a matter of urgency should use all the resources and persuasive powers at its disposal to see this project through to a positive conclusion.

 

 

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