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F: Motions and Amendments
G: Bills
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Business Bulletin No. 166/2001

Thursday 15 November 2001
(Revised 9.00 am)

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Debate on Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - UK Legislation-

S1M-2445 Mr Jim Wallace: Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - UK Legislation-That the Parliament recognises the urgency of enhancing anti-terrorist capability and security in the current international situation and agrees that the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill specified in the Scottish Executive's memorandum that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-2445.1 Roseanna Cunningham: Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - UK Legislation-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2445) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out from "and agrees" to end and insert
"; calls on the Scottish Executive to bring forward legislation dealing with the relevant devolved matters, if necessary under the Parliament's emergency bill procedures, in order that there can be proper consultation with the relevant authorities, companies, agencies and organisations in Scotland, and furthermore notes with concern the new proposals in regard to detention without trial in clauses 21 to 32 of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill which are a suspension of the normal Scottish criminal justice procedures and which would breach the European Convention on Human Rights.

followed by Debate on the Executive's Vision for the Protection and Promotion of Scotland's Natural Heritage-

S1M-2444 Ross Finnie: The Executive's Vision for the Protection and Promotion of Scotland's Natural Heritage-That the Parliament supports the Scottish Ministers' intention to come forward with legislative proposals to protect and promote Scotland's natural heritage; notes the widespread support for this proposed reform, and agrees that improved protection of nature requires a combination of new legislation and integrated land use policies and incentives currently being developed by the Executive.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-2444.2 Bruce Crawford: The Executive's Vision for the Protection and Promotion of Scotland's Natural Heritage-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2444) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from ", and agrees" to end and insert "and the many open ended commitments in the policy statement The Nature of Scotland; calls on the Executive to publish a timetable for the introduction of a Wildlife Crime Bill and a modernised system for the protection and management of Sites of Special Scientific Interest; records its concerns over the portfolios of rural development and environment continuing to be the responsibility of the same Minister, and further calls on the Executive to adopt an integrated "stewardship" approach to the development and implementation of its policies in regard to the natural heritage and resources of Scotland."

S1M-2444.3 John Scott: The Executive's Vision for the Protection and Promotion of Scotland's Natural Heritage-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2444) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from "and promote" to end and insert "Scotland's wildlife and welcomes their proposals to promote and continue to protect Scotland's natural heritage; recognises the conservation practices of previous generations; supports the need for an overall balance to be struck which recognises the needs of local communities, land owners, occupiers, managers and conservationists alike, and urges Scottish Natural Heritage to take more account of local interests and knowledge and to consult more widely before designating further Sites of Special Scientific Interest."

followed by Business Motion-

S1M-2453 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Change of Decision Time-That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Thursday 22 November 2001 shall begin at 12.30 pm.

S1M-2452 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders-That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of the Standing Orders be suspended for the duration of the Meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 22 November 2001.

S1M-2451 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business-

Wednesday 21 November 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2081 Mr John Home Robertson: Regulation of Opencast Mining in the Lothians

Thursday 22 November 2001

9.30 am Stage 1 Debate on the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill

followed by Executive Debate on the NHS Reform Health Care Professions Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Question Time

followed by First Minister's Question Time

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

12.30 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2184 Alex Neil: Contract Research Staff

2.30 pm Selection of the Parliament's Nominee for First Minister

Wednesday 28 November 2001

12.00 noon Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by First Minister's Motion to appoint Scottish Ministers

followed by First Minister's Motion to appoint junior Scottish Ministers

2.30 pm Stage 1 Debate on the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 29 November 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what incentives Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd can offer to encourage provision of new services at Inverness airport. (S1O-4076)

2. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact Railtrack plc going into administration will have on planned joint capital projects with public and private sector organisations. (S1O-4086)

3. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to the statement by Professor John Forrester in the Aberdeen Evening Express of 26 October 2001 regarding the possibility of patients losing sight unnecessarily because of shortages of resources and basic equipment. (S1O-4085)

4. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how a balance will be struck between any benefits from decision making through devolved school management schemes and the additional work load for headteachers. (S1O-4116)

5. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has to intervene so that the additional money it made available to Primary Care Trusts specifically for improving local General Practitioner services is not reallocated to other areas of service provision. (S1O-4118)

6. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14825 by Malcolm Chisholm on 18 April 2001, whether it will now issue guidance similar to that issued in England and Wales under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, regarding social care for deafblind children and adults. (S1O-4103)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to assist Strathclyde Passenger Transport with improving the integrated transport facilities of west central Scotland. (S1O-4115)

8. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the New Edinburgh Royal Infirmary will offer an enhanced service compared with the present services provided by the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital and the existing Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. (S1O-4096)

9. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Dumfries and Galloway Health Board concerning dental provision in the area. (S1O-4087)

10. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether transitional arrangements will be made for mature students currently on teacher training courses so that they are not financially disadvantaged by any changes instigated under the McCrone settlement. (S1O-4064)

11. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that debt advice is widely available and accessible. (S1O-4106)

12. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to ensure equitable financial treatment of students undertaking nursing diploma courses and those undertaking nursing degree courses. (S1O-4078)

13. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has, within its overall enterprise strategy, any plans to publish a strategy for its future role in relation to the oil and gas sector in Scotland. (S1O-4077)

14. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to boost funding for science research and development from both private and public sources. (S1O-4114)

15. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3935 by Mr Alasdair Morrison on 25 October 2001, whether the system of additional support to students currently arranged through access and hardship funds can be simplified and brought within the new arrangements for student financial support. (S1O-4068)

16. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons are for delay in appointing a new Lord President to the Court of Session and a new Lord Justice General. (S1O-4069)

17. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to implement the recommendations in the report Early Endowment by the Scottish Council Foundation. (S1O-4081)

18. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in raising levels of adult literacy. (S1O-4104)

19. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received regarding the range of powers that the Scottish ministers have in relation to the rail industry. (S1O-4094)

20. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the introduction of the Criminal Justice Bill. (S1O-4112)

21. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will re-consider its decision that the local Procurator Fiscal carry out a re-investigation into the death of Neil Gillies on 24 December 1999, and instruct that the investigation be carried out by a Procurator Fiscal from another area. (S1O-4083)

22. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made n its pilot programme of Drug Courts. (S1O-4105)

23. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to allow local authorities to introduce speed restriction measures in built-up areas. (S1O-4066)

24. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has full confidence in the board of the North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust. (S1O-4093)

25. Withdrawn

26. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how its proposals to grant local authorities a power of well-being will differ from granting local authorities a power of general competence. (S1O-4111)

27. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has regarding the export of Scottish agricultural produce. (S1O-4099)

28. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve standards of urban design. (S1O-4107)

29. Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with taking forward Criminal Justice Accommodation Services: A Review and Consultation Paper. (S1O-4110)

30. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any representations from organisations or residents of Fife regarding its consultation document Review of Strategic Planning. (S1O-4095)

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-1372)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-1373)

3. Iain Smith: To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Executive is making in tackling drug misuse. (S1F-1386)

4. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive will take to improve the quality of care and treatment provided to cancer patients at the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow. (S1F-1371)

5. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the First Minister what developments the Scottish Executive is initiating in respect of dental services. (S1F-1383)

6. Fergus Ewing: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive has confidence in the ability of BEAR Scotland Ltd to fulfil its obligations in maintaining and keeping clear roads in the north of Scotland. (S1F-1376)

3.30 pm Stage 1 Debate on the School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-2275 Mr Jack McConnell: School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-2443 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs-That the Parliament agrees that the following instruments be approved:

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/374); and

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/387); and

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/388); and

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2001, (SSI 2001/391).

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-2260 Miss Annabel Goldie: Rural Economy-That the Parliament notes the economic challenges confronting the rural and more remote parts of Scotland and recognises the specific implications of the Aggregates Tax for the quarrying industry in those areas.

 

 

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