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F: Motions and Amendments
H: New Documents
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

 

Business Bulletin No. 71/2002

Thursday 2 May 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Debate on Powers of the Parliament—

S1M-3052 Mr John Swinney: Powers of the Parliament—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Executive has not delivered the improvements in public services expected by the Scottish people; believes that the people of Scotland deserve better, and recognises that only with the full powers of independence will the Parliament have the ability to tackle and overcome Scotland’s core economic and social problems.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-3052.1 Patricia Ferguson: Powers of the Parliament—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3052) in the name of Mr John Swinney, leave out from "Scottish Executive" to end and insert "devolution settlement is right for Scotland, that wide powers have been devolved to the Scottish Executive and the Parliament and endorsed by Scottish voters in a referendum, that full use is being made of these powers to deliver the policies set out in the Programme for Government, and that these powers can deliver real improvements in the public services and help secure a strong and competitive economy."

followed by Business Motion

S1M-3057 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill - Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that, at Stage 3 of the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods when the meeting is suspended)—

Groups 1 and 2 no later than 1 hour

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes

S1M-3055 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

    1. the following programme of business—

Wednesday 8 May 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Sustainable Development – Meeting the Needs

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2966 Margaret Smith: World Asthma Day, 7 May 2002

Thursday 9 May 2002

9.30 am Social Justice Committee Debate on the Voluntary Sector

followed by Business Motion

followed by Ministerial Statement on New National Qualifications

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Action to Recruit, Retain and Value Nurses

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 15 May 2002

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 16 May 2002

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 Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) that Stage 1 of the University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill be completed by 27 June 2002

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Sustainable Scotland. (S1O-5087)

2. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make blood tests compulsory for persons who have assaulted police officers by spitting, biting or any other means whereby an officer could be infected with HIV or with other high-risk diseases. (S1O-5121)

3. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in extending parental choice with regard to the treatment of children with autistic spectrum disorder. (S1O-5090)

4. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will guarantee to provide the necessary public funds to allow the construction of a direct rail link from Glasgow city centre to Glasgow Airport. (S1O-5095)

5. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken in order to reduce the cost of flights from the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-5099)

6. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that people have better access to dental care in the Grampian region (S1O-5115)

7. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to help deal with alcohol-related problems. (S1O-5097)

8. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Glasgow Housing Association since the result of the housing stock transfer ballot. (S1O-5094)

9. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Glasgow City Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-5101)

10. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive the relevant records from the Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds’ Trustees in order to enable ex gratia payments to be made. (S1O-5128)

11. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place in order to reduce the number of children who run away from home, find children who have already run away and assist them to either come home or support themselves. (S1O-5126)

12. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet representatives of COSLA to discuss its submission to the 2002 Spending Review. (S1O-5111)

13. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many GPs have been recruited in (a) Argyll and Bute and (b) Scotland since the introduction of "Golden Hello" packages for new GPs. (S1O-5113)

14. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken in order to deal with any delays in processing children’s hearings caused during school holidays by the requirement for reports from educational professionals. R (S1O-5088)

15. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the delay in the publication of the EU’s reform proposals for the Common Fisheries Policy. (S1O-5129)

16. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is encouraging to increase people’s fitness. (S1O-5130)

17. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage a greater role for football supporters in the clubs that they support. (S1O-5098)

18. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to develop links between the food and tourism industries. (S1O-5124)

19. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure better access to dental care in the Highlands. (S1O-5086)

20. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the increase in National Insurance contributions, announced in the UK 2002 Budget, will have on voluntary organisations. (S1O-5109)

21. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its decision in respect of introducing legislation to reform charity law before the next Scottish parliamentary elections. (S1O-5132)

22. Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that public transport accessibility is taken into account in the planning application process. (S1O-5120)

23. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in discussions with NHS boards and local authorities on delayed discharge. (S1O-5118)

24. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines it has issued to local authorities about assessing the impact on social exclusion policy of proposed Public/Private Partnerships to build and run schools. (S1O-5112)

25. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the next stage in developing its sexual health strategy will be complete. (S1O-5133)

26. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the issue of young runaways. (S1O-5105)

27. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in ensuring that all students training to be teachers who require an induction year starting in August 2002 will be accommodated without affecting any teachers currently on temporary contracts. (S1O-5117)

28. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in encouraging dentists to join practices in rural areas. (S1O-5082)

29. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in improving road safety on the A84 and the A85. (S1O-5123)

30. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what conclusions it has drawn from the Right Fit project, sponsored by Barnardo’s and GlaxoSmithKline, and how and when it plans to take action in respect of any such conclusions. (S1O-5107)

3.10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-1856)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive’s Cabinet. (S1F-1865)

3. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the First Minister what reassurance parents have received about the safety of vaccinations. (S1F-1875)

4. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive plans to introduce any new policy or programmes designed to promote social, racial and inter-community harmony. (S1F-1871)

5. Phil Gallie: To ask the First Minister what progress has been made in the bid for the 2008 European Football Championships. (S1F-1857)

6. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive has any plans to abolish Standard Grade and Higher Gaelic in schools. (S1F-1872)

3.30 pm Stage 3 Debate on the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill—

S1M-2996 Cathy Jamieson: Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill be passed.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-3002 Alasdair Morgan: Current Situation in the Middle East—That the Parliament expresses its deep concern about the situation in the Middle East; recognises the key role of the United Nations and the rule of international law, and affirms that the immediate cessation of violence, the recognition and protection of human rights and the need for negotiation are essential in order to secure just and long lasting peace in the region.

 

 

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