Business Bulletin No. 27/2003
Tuesday 11 February 2003
Section J: Parliamentary Bureau: Note of Decisions
NOTE OF DECISIONS TAKEN AT THE MEETING OF THE PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU: 4 FEBRUARY 2003 AT 2.30PM
Presiding Officer Sir David Steel (in the chair)
Deputy Presiding Officer George Reid
Deputy Presiding Officer Murray Tosh
Labour Party Business Manager Patricia Ferguson
Scottish National Party Business Manager Fiona Hyslop
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Business Manager Alex Johnstone
Liberal Democrat Party Business Manager Euan Robson
It was agreed to recommend to the Parliament a business programme for the week commencing 17 February 2003. (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for 5 February 2003)
2. Procedural Motions
It was agreed to recommend to the Parliament that draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003 and the draft Proceeds of Crime (Disclosure of Information to and by Lord Advocate and Scottish Ministers) Order 2003 be approved.
It was also agreed to recommend to the Parliament that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the following Statutory Instruments
The draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003;
The draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2003;
The draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003;
The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/49).
3. Allocation of Non-Executive Business
Alex Johnstone proposed that the time allocated for Members Business on 12 February be equally divided between SNP and the Conservatives. The proposal was disagreed to: For-19, Against-33, Abstentions-71.
4. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill Committee: Request to meet in Kirkcudbright
The Bureau agreed to approve Committees request to meet in Kirkcudbright.
Date of Next Meeting
The next Bureau meeting would be at 2.30pm on 11 February 2003.
Clerk to the Parliamentary Bureau
4 February 2003