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Section A – Today’s Business

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in the Scottish Parliament, unless otherwise specified. Contact details for Committee Clerks are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Communities Committee
14th Meeting, 2006

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 5

1. Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill (UK Parliament Legislation): The Committee will take evidence on legislative consent memorandum LCM (S2) 6.1 from—

Johann Lamont MSP, Deputy Minister for Communities.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

the Building (Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/163);

the Register of Sasines (Methods of Operation) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/164); and

the Scottish Charity Register (Transitional) Order 2006, (SSI 2006/188).

3. Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report on the Bill at Stage 1.

Education Committee
10th Meeting, 2006

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Early years inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Justice 1 Committee
12th Meeting, 2006

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Scottish Criminal Record Office inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Deputy Chief Constable David Mulhern, interim Chief Executive, Scottish Police Services Authority; John McLean, Director, Scottish Criminal Record Office; Ewan Innes, Head of the Scottish Fingerprint Service; and Joanne Tierney, Training Manager, Scottish Fingerprint Service

and then from—

Bruce Grant, Head of Counter Terrorism Forensic Services, Metropolitan Police; Arie Zeelenberg, Senior Advisor Fingerprints, Dutch National Police Force; and Danny Greathouse, Department of Homeland Security, USA

and then from—

Chief Constable Peter Wilson, President; and Chief Constable Ian Latimer, Vice President, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection - Ms Maariya Masud, Inter-Faith Council’s Youth Steering Committee, Glasgow

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S2M-4295 Ms Margaret Curran: Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 3: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Groups 4 to 6: 1 hour and 50 minutes

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill—

S2M-4218 Brian Adam: Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill be passed.

followed by Business Motions—

S2M-4293 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 3 May 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Member’s Oath/Affirmation

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 4 May 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Green Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Justice and Law Officers;

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Police and Justice Bill Legislative Consent Motion – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 10 May 2006

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 11 May 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

S2M-4287 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 15 September 2006.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S2M-4288 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Maximum Number of Part-Time Sheriffs (Scotland) Order 2006 be approved.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business:

Debate on the subject of—

S2M-4057 Des McNulty: 20th Anniversary of Nuclear Accident at Chernobyl—That the Parliament notes that 26 April 2006 is the 20th anniversary of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl and that the cross-party International Development Group is holding a meeting on that date to observe the anniversary of the accident, learn lessons from the past and look to the future; reflects upon the terrible social and environmental legacy that this horrific accident left, and continues to leave, in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and beyond; pays respect to the many people whose lives were lost following the explosion; acknowledges with sadness the implications for all those who continue to suffer ill-health caused by radiation poisoning today and the severe difficulties still faced by the communities worst affected; further notes that pollution from the accident affected countries as far away as Scotland, where it continues to leave an environmental legacy; strongly commends Scottish charities and civic organisations for their outstanding work in supporting individuals and affected communities, and recognises the need to take national and international action to avoid any possibility of future environmental catastrophes such as the Chernobyl nuclear accident ever being repeated.

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