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10.00 am Time for Reflection – The Most Revd Dr Idris Jones, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Equal Opportunities Committee Debate: 2nd Report 2006, Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities—

S2M-5293 Cathy Peattie on behalf of the Equal Opportunities Committee: Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Equal Opportunities Committee’s 2nd Report, 2006 (Session 2): Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities (SP Paper 677).

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Finance Committee Debate: 7th Report 2006, Inquiry into Accountability and Governance—

S2M-5320 Ms Wendy Alexander on behalf of the Finance Committee: Report on Inquiry into Accountability and Governance—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations of the 7th Report, 2006 (Session 2) of the Finance Committee, Inquiry into Accountability and Governance (SP Paper 631).

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill—

S2M-5224 Ross Finnie: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Financial Resolution: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill—

S2M-5264 Mr Tom McCabe: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure or increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b)(ii) or (iii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

followed by Justice 2 Committee Motion – Civil Appeals (Scotland) Bill—

S2M-5246 Mr David Davidson: Civil Appeals (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament does not agree to the general principles of the Civil Appeals (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Business Motions—

S2M-5352 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 10 January 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Finance

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 11 January 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Environment and Rural Development;

Health and Community Care

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

S2M-5353 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Trading (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 19 January 2007.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S2M-5348 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 be approved.

S2M-5354 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Office of the Clerk—That the Parliament agrees that from 3 January to 2 April 2007 the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except on Saturdays and Sundays.

5.30 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business:

Debate on the subject of—

S2M-5280 Maureen Macmillan: Rise in Alcohol-Related Crime Figures in the Highlands and Islands—That the Parliament notes with concern the serious rise in alcohol-related crime figures, released by Northern Constabulary, which show a year-on-year increase in drunkenness, drink-driving, serious assaults and alcohol-related deaths; notes in particular the increase in the number of people being arrested for drunkenness, including the charge of being drunk and incapable; commends the work of CrossReach in Inverness, which provides a purpose-built residential service designed to care for people who have difficulty in managing their alcohol and/or drug abuse and which also provides a "designated place", thereby offering an alternative to custody for those who have been arrested for public drunkenness offences; welcomes the campaign being launched by Northern Constabulary alongside the Highland Drug and Alcohol Action Team’s festive drinking campaign which it is hoped will prevent drinkers ending up in police cells and hospital wards over Christmas and New Year, and endorses the "Don’t push it" campaign being run by the Scottish Executive asking Scots to take responsibility for themselves and to think first before they encourage others to have "just another drink".

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