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Contents
A : Daily Business List
B : Business Programme
C : Agendas of Committee Meetings
E : Written questions lodged
F : Motions and Amendments
G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
H : New Documents
I : Petitions lodged
K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 71 / 2004

Wednesday 28th April 2004

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Communities Committee

16th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to discuss its draft report on the Budget process 2005-2006 in private at a future meeting.

2. Budget process 2005-06: The Committee will consider evidence from-

Mary Mulligan MSP, Deputy Minister for Communities.

3. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

Justice 1 Committee

16th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2, to consider jointly, with the Justice 2 Committee, the following item:

1. Budget process 2005-06: The Committees will take evidence from-

William Rae QPM, Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, Chairman, Finance Standing Committee, and Douglas Cross, Director of Corporate Services, Tayside Police, Secretary, Finance Standing Committee, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland, and Chief Superintendent Tom Buchan, Strathclyde Police, Executive Committee Member, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents; and

Jim Gallagher, Head of Justice Department, Ruth Ritchie, Team Leader, Finance Justice Team, and David Henderson, Head of Police Division 1, Scottish Executive.

Justice 2 Committee

16th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2, to consider jointly, with the Justice 1 Committee, the following item:

1. Budget process 2005-06: The Committees will take evidence from-

William Rae QPM, Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, Chairman, Finance Standing Committee, and Douglas Cross, Director of Corporate Services, Tayside Police, Secretary, Finance Standing Committee, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland, and Chief Superintendent Tom Buchan, Strathclyde Police, Executive Committee Member, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents; and

Jim Gallagher, Head of Justice Department, Ruth Ritchie, Team Leader, Finance Justice Team, and David Henderson, Head of Police Division 1, Scottish Executive.

Public Petitions Committee

7th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Chamber, Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh

1. Declaration of interests: The new member of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

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

3. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions-

PE734: Global Campaign for Education. Ben Connelly, Rebecca Urquart and Nina Melville, pupils from Monifieth High School in Dundee, will make a brief statement in support of the petition, accompanied by their teacher, Beverly Dobson.

PE723: Equine industry team. Ms Muriel Colquhoun will make a brief statement in support of the petition, accompanied by Dr Tim Watson and Mr Allan Murray.

PE725: Rural school closures. Mr Richard Lock will make a brief statement in support of the petition, accompanied by Irene Stewart and Colette Pemberton.

PE722: Abolish Rule 4.2(5) of the Rules of Court.

PE727: Immediate suspension of the Skye Bridge tolls.

PE731: Declaration by Scottish Judiciary of Freemasonry membership.

4. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions-

PE404: SPS Pension Scheme.

PE486: Projects to stop re-offending.

PE503: Ban smoking from public places.

PE524: Review of strategic planning.

PE580: Measures to prevent solvent abuse.

PE617: Independent appeals against the Crown.

PE676: Childhood vaccination programmes.

PE687: Recruitment of bone marrow donors.

5. Admissibility of petitions: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

Education Committee

12th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. School closures: The Committee will consider issues arising from recent proposals for school closures.

2. Procedures Committee inquiry into legislation procedures: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the Procedures Committee to the Convener of the Education Committee.

3. Annual report: The Committee will consider its annual report for 2003-04.

4. Child protection inquiry: The Committee will consider the evidence that has been taken and whether to invite further witnesses.

Not before 11.30 am

5. Budget process 2005-06: The Committee will take evidence from-

Peter Peacock, MSP, Minister for Education and Young People.

6. Budget process 2005-06: The Committee will consider issues arising from its consideration of the budget process 2005-06.

European and External Relations Committee

10th Meeting, 2004

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Room 5.14c, Parliamentary Headquarters

1. Repatriation of European regional development funds and the UK Government's proposals - an Inquiry into the impact in Scotland (in private): The Committee will discuss its draft Report.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection - Sister Helen McLaughlin of the House of Prayer in Edinburgh

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S2M-1220 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during the Stage 3 proceedings of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of those 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 other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress):

Groups 1 and 2 - no later than 35 minutes

Groups 3 and 4 - no later than 1 hour 10 minutes

Groups 5 to 8 - no later than 1 hour 35 minutes

Groups 9 to 13 - no later than 1 hour 55 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 2 hours 25 minutes

followed by Stage 3 of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill-

S2M-1100 Cathy Jamieson: Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Business Motion-

S2M-1216 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-

(a) the following programme of business-

Wednesday 5 May 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 6 May 2004

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of the National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time-

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport;

Justice and Law Officers;

General Questions

3.00 pm Executive Debate on Scotland's Beaches - A National Resource

followed by Nomination of Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) that the period for lodging questions for First Minister's Question Time on 6 May 2004 should end at 2 pm on Friday 30 April 2004; and the period for lodging questions for First Minister's Question Time on 3 June 2004 should end at 4 pm on Thursday 27 May 2004.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S2M-1210 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2004 (SSI 2004/149).

S2M-1211 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors and Witnesses in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2004 (SSI 2004/152).

S2M-1212 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI-That the Parliament agrees that the draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Travel Notification Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 be approved.

S2M-1213 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI-That the Parliament agrees that the draft Community Right to Buy (Definition of Excluded Land) (Scotland) Order 2004 be approved.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Debate on the subject of-

S2M-1144 Mary Scanlon: Chiropody Care-That the Parliament recognises the importance of regular chiropody and foot care in keeping Scotland's elderly population mobile, pain free and independent; considers that the Scottish Executive should specify who is eligible for NHS chiropody and podiatry care, noting that local access policies differ throughout Scotland and promote variances in the provision of foot care, and further considers that NHS boards should ensure that access to foot health services are maintained in a fair and equitable manner to all patient groups including the elderly and schoolchildren.

 

 

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