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Business Bulletin No. 19 / 2004

Thursday 29th January 2004

Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business


For further information on the progress of Bills, subordinate legislation and committees shown in this section, please contact either the relevant clerk or web site

Bills in Progress

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill's passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics.

As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. an Executive, Committee or Member's Bill) has completed Stage 1, amendments for consideration at Stage 2 may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, amendments for Stage 3 consideration may be lodged. The last lodging day for amendments at Stage 2 is two sitting days before the meeting at which those amendments will be considered (e.g. Friday for a meeting on Tuesday); at Stage 3 it is three days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2, when the deadline is 2 pm. Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to equivalent deadlines, except that Consideration Stage amendments may not be lodged until the consideration of evidence at that Stage is completed, and only by members of the Private Bill Committee.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member's Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill.

Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Communities)) 3 February

Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Bill (M)

Introduced 16 December

Budget (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 29 January

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Justice 1)) 28 January

Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 completed 28 January

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks to the Education Committee

Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Communities)) 17 December

Local Governance (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Local Government & Transport)) 3 February

National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Health)) 3 February

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 (Day 2) (Environment and Rural Development Committee) 4 February

Amendments to ss. 4 - 24, sch. 2 and ss. 25 - 28 should be lodged by 2 pm on 2 February with the clerks to the committee

Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Local Government and Transport)) 13 January

Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill (P)

Consideration Stage (Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and

Linked Improvements Bill Committee) 18 December

Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 completed 2 December

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks to the Justice 2 Committee

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill (P)

Introduced 11 September


Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

Subject to approval by resolution by 10 March 2004

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/14) (22 January 2004) (Parliament)

Subject to approval by resolution by 16 March 2004

The draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2003 Amendment Order 2004 (28 January 2004)

Negative Instruments

Subject to annulment by 3 February 2004

The Miscellaneous Food Additives Amendment (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/599) (10 December 2003) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 11 February 2004

The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (Principal Teachers) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/607) (18 December 2003) (Education)

Subject to annulment by 12 February 2004

The Support and Assistance of Young People Leaving Care (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/608) (19 December 2003) (Education)

Subject to annulment by 13 February 2004

The Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/621) (5 January 2004) (Justice 2)

Subject to annulment by 23 February 2004

The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/623) (6 January 2004) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 26 February 2004

The Shetland Islands Regulated Fishery (Scotland) Variation Order 2004 (SSI 2004/1) (9 January 2004) (Environment and Rural Development)

The Ura Firth, Shetland Scallops Several Fishery Order 2004 (SSI 2004/5) (9 January 2004) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 2 March 2004

The Meat Products (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/6) (14 January 2004) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 3 March 2004

The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/7) (15 January 2004) (Health)

The Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/8) (15 January 2004) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 10 March 2004

The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/13) (22 January 2004) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 11 March 2004

The National Health Service (Transfer of Property between Health Boards) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/15) (23 January 2004) (Health)

The National Health Service (Borrowing and Loans from Endowments) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/16) (23 January 2004) (Health)


Committee Business

Dates indicate when the next meeting is due to take place by each Committee.

Audit 3 February

Communities 3 February

Education 4 February

Enterprise and Culture 3 February

Environment and Rural Development 4 February

Equal Opportunities 10 February

European and External Relations 3 February

Finance 3 February

Health 3 February

Justice 1 4 February

Justice 2 3 February

Local Government and Transport 3 February

Procedures 10 February

Public Petitions 4 February

Standards 10 February

Stirling - Alloa - Kincardine Railway and

Linked Improvements Bill No date established

Subordinate Legislation 3 February

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill No date established

Contacts for Further Information

All telephone numbers 0131 348 XXXX

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Committee web sites (all then to reach a particular page, add the path shown in the end column)










Enterprise and Culture



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Equal Opportunities



European and External Relations









Justice 1



Justice 2



Local Government and Transport






Public Petitions






Subordinate Legislation