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Business Bulletin No. 132/2002

Thursday 19 September 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

25th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 12.45 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Lifelong Learning Final Report (in private): The Committee will consider its final report on Lifelong Learning.

Finance Committee

17th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 5.45 pm in Committee Room 3

PFI/PPP Report (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Stage 1 Debate on Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-3085 Mr Jim Wallace: Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-3102 Mr Andy Kerr: Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution-That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in Consequence of the Act.

followed by Business Motion

S1M-3405 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-

(a) the following programme of business-

Wednesday 25 September 2002

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Education, Culture and Sport Committee Debate on the Committee's Report on proposed Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3357 Mary Scanlon: Importance of Primary Care

Thursday 26 September 2002

9:30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:10 pm Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Debate on Race Equality

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3387 Brian Fitzpatrick: New CancerBACUP Scotland Centre Opened in Glasgow

Wednesday 2 October 2002

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Local Government in Scotland Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Local Government in Scotland Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 3 October 2002

9:30 am Standards Committee Debate on the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament: Disclosure of Complaints

followed by Standards Committee Debate on its 7th Report 2002 on Replacing the Members' Interests Order: Proposal for a Committee Bill

followed by Standards Committee Debate on its 1st Report 2002 on Lobbying

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 Protection of Children (Scotland) Bill be completed by 22 November 2002 and that Stage 1 of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill be completed by 17 January 2003.

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to increase the number of physical education student places. (S1O-5582)

2. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in order to extend the use of electronic prescription transfers between GPs and pharmacies. (S1O-5563)

3. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider enhancing the role of children's panels in youth justice. (S1O-5599)

4. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what desired outcome is currently its greatest priority in focusing its policies. (S1O-5567)

5. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to public safety issues when determining applications for listed building consent to demolish historic buildings that are in an unsafe condition and uneconomic to repair. (S1O-5562)

6. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will hold a public inquiry into the planning application from Aberdeen Football Club to build a new stadium and other facilities on a greenbelt site in Kingswells. (S1O-5597)

7. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to protect the interests of any deep water fishermen whose livelihoods have been jeopardised by recent decisions of the EU Fisheries Council. (S1O-5561)

8. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address any shortfall of new business start-ups in the Greater Glasgow area. (S1O-5592)

9. Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of any returns received from East Dunbartonshire Council on the council's use of funds provided by the Executive for the implementation of free personal and nursing care and of the need for external monitoring of the application of such funds. (S1O-5559)

10. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government and British Energy about the local economic impact of the generator shutdown at Torness Power Station. (S1O-5590)

11. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is helping people that require hip and knee surgery to get more prompt access to treatment. (S1O-5601)

12. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to retain rural dentists. (S1O-5609)

13. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken in order to increase the percentage of rapes reported to the police that are prosecuted. (S1O-5570)

14. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in extending lifelong learning to all age groups, with particular regard to the over-60s. (S1O-5603)

15. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been committed to prison for non-payment of fines over the last six months for which figures are available. (S1O-5571)

16. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to monitor the level of spending on overtime by police forces. (S1O-5586)

17. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent communication it has had with the Government of Ireland with regard to the joint Scottish-Irish bid for the European Football Championships in 2008. (S1O-5604)

18. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage local authorities to introduce 20 mph speed limits outside schools. (S1O-5598)

19. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take in respect of concerns of the community in Dunoon about the proposed restriction of the vehicle ferry service. (S1O-5576)

20. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will recognise World Alzheimer's Day 2002. (S1O-5600)

21. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is making the public aware of the free off-peak travel scheme for older people and people with disabilities. (S1O-5580)

22. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to phase out analogue hearing aids in favour of digital and programmable aids. (S1O-5583)

23. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to maintain provision of technology, science and language skills to the economy. (S1O-5573)

24. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what increase on current traffic flows is built into the traffic flow design figures for the proposed Glasgow southern orbital junction with the M77. (S1O-5566)

25. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by the task group established to review the licensing provisions of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. (S1O-5577)

26. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to improve the health of homeless people. (S1O-5607)

27. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what the deadline is for the publication of the Cities Review. (S1O-5579)

28. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is educating children about road safety. (S1O-5585)

29. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to promote offshore wind farms. (S1O-5594)

30. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in the light of submissions made to the consultation exercise on the draft designation order for the proposed Cairngorms National Park, it will now widen the proposed boundaries and, if so, whether it will undertake a new consultation exercise on such new boundaries. (S1O-5578)

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-2102)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S1F-2093)

3. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive has any plans to recommend to the Parliament the use of revenue-varying powers conferred by the Scotland Act 1998. (S1F-2098)

4. Andrew Wilson: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive's current assessment is of the prospect for success of the joint bid to host the European Football Championships in 2008. (S1F-2097)

5. Iain Smith: To ask the First Minister what studies have been carried out on the effect of pollen from GM crops on bee colonies and honey production. (S1F-2105)

6. David Mundell: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive remains committed to the dispersal of government jobs throughout Scotland. (S1F-2088)

3.30 pm Debate on the Role of Culture in the Educational Development of Young People-

S1M-3401 Mike Watson: The Role of Culture in the Educational Development of Young People-That the Parliament recognises the value of participation in cultural activities by Scotland's young people; believes that the development of creativity and the expressive arts is essential to Scotland's success in the 21st century, and welcomes the commitment of the Scottish Executive to increase the opportunities for all young people to take action to engage with Scotland's rich and vibrant culture.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-3401.1 Mr Brian Monteith: The Role of Culture in the Educational Development of Young People-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3401) in the name of Mike Watson, leave out from "the development" to end and insert "more can be done to open up opportunity for learning about and participating in expressive arts, and recognises the importance of schools in this process."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-3402 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs-That the Parliament agrees that the following Orders be approved:

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/408);

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/306);

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/307), and

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.10) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/357).

S1M-3403 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill - Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Social Justice Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill and that the Local Government Committee be a secondary committee.

S1M-3404 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Mental Health (Scotland) Bill - Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Health and Community Care Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill and that the Justice 1 Committee, the Justice 2 Committee and the Local Government Committee be secondary committees.

S1M-3409 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Membership-That the Parliament agrees the following-

Rhona Brankin to replace Scott Barrie on the Audit Committee.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-3352 Tavish Scott: Support for Crofting in the Highlands and Islands-That the Parliament notes the importance of crofting to the Highlands and Islands; welcomes the publication of the White Paper on crofting reform and encourages crofters to participate in the consultation now underway; further notes the level of agricultural returns to crofting businesses and supports the agri-environmental focus that the Environmentally Sensitive Area scheme has brought to many crofting counties, and encourages continuing support to crofting through such measures as the Crofting Counties Agricultural Grants scheme.

 

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