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Business Bulletin No. 187/2002

Wednesday 18 December 2002

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Health and Community Care Committee

34th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Inquiry into GM Crops (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Report.

Transport and the Environment Committee

36th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Building (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

3. Petition PE 377: Polluting Activities in Built-up Areas: The Committee will consider a paper from the reporter.

4. Organic Farming Targets (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Rural Development Committee on the Bill.

5. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Justice 2 Committee

50th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2 and 5 in private.

2. Petition: The Committee will consider a draft report on petition PE336 by Frank Maguire on civil justice for asbestos victims.

3. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 8).

4. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a reporters report on the Crown Office consultation on the appointment and role of advocate deputes.

5. Committee work programme: The Committee will consider its forward programme.

Standards Committee

18th Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider an application to establish a Cross-Party Group on Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.

3. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider a draft proposal to commission external research.

4. Alleged Unauthorised Disclosure of Draft Justice 1 Committee Report: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the Justice 1 Committee.

5. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002: The Committee will consider a draft report setting out revisions to section 10 of the Code of Conduct which are consequential to the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002. The Committee will also consider draft Directions to be made under the Act.

6. Complaint Against Henry McLeish MSP: The Committee will continue its initial consideration of the Adviser’s report.

7. Complaint Against Henry McLeish MSP: The Committee will consider whether there has been a breach of the Code of Conduct.

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill Committee

1st Meeting, 2002

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Declaration of interests: Members of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Choice of Convener: The Committee will choose a Convener.

3. Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener.

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

5. Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider papers from the clerk on the approach to Stage 1 of the Bill.

Meeting of the Parliament

2:30 pm Time for Reflection – The Most Reverend Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill—

S1M-3397 Ms Margaret Curran: Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill—

S1M-3439 Mr Andy Kerr: Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-3719 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) as a revision to the business programme agreed on 12 December 2002—

Thursday 19 December 2002

after—

"9.30 am Finance Committee Debate on its 7th Report on Stage 2 of the 2003/2004 Budget Process"

insert—

"followed by Procedures Committee Motion on its 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Reports 2002 on Changes to Standing Orders"

(b) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 8 January 2003

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of Local Government in Scotland Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 9 January 2003

9:30 am Debate on the draft Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2003

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill

followed by Preliminary Stage Debate on Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Debate on the Review of Child Protection

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 15 January 2003

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

followed by Transport and the Environment Committee Debate on its 15th Report 2002 on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 16 January 2003

9:30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Stage 1 Debate on Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

(c) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 14 January 2003 on the draft Extended Sentences for Violent Offenders (Scotland) Order 2003;

and (d) that Stage 2 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill be completed by 19 February 2003.

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-3526 Marilyn Livingstone: Solvent Abuse—That the Parliament recognises the work of the O’Brien family from Fife in setting up the Lee O’Brien Solvent Trust (LOST); acknowledges the very real threat to young lives posed by solvent abuse; believes that new practical preventative measures are required to control sales of lighter refill gas; notes the support of 18 local authorities for the actions of the LOST campaign and the thousands of individuals who have signed the LOST campaign petition, and considers that the Scottish Executive should take measures to increase protection from solvent abuse through education and, where necessary, legislation.

 

 

 

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