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BUSINESS BULLETIN 112 / 2000

Thursday 29 June 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Ministerial Statement on the Framework for Economic Development in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S1M-1060 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2000—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2000 be approved.

S1M-1061 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI's—That the Parliament agrees that the following orders be approved –

The Electricity Lands and Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 (SSI 2000/draft) and,

The Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/draft).

S1M-1065 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that for Stage 3 of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion at the following times –

Amendments – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes after Stage 3 begins

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 2 hours after Stage 3 begins.

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill—

S1M-956 Henry McLeish: Education and Training (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Ministerial Statement on the Active Communities Initiative

followed by Business Motion

S1M-1062 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees

Wednesday 5 July 2000

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the National Parks (Scotland) Bill

2.30 pm Continuation of Morning’s Business

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – debate on the subject of S1M-756 Allan Wilson: West Kilbride: Scotland’s Craft Town



Thursday 6 July 2000

9.30 am Ministerial Statement

followed by Executive Debate on Modernisation in the NHS

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Continuation of Executive Debate on Modernisation in the NHS

followed by Motion on Government Resources and Accounts Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Motion on Witness Expenses and Allowances Scheme

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – debate on the subject of S1M-1009 George Lyon: University of Highlands and Islands

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will meet the request made by Fife Council to provide extra money to tackle its estimated 70 million repair costs for Fife schools. (S1O-2054)

2. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes it proposes to make to the constitution and structure of the Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners and what the reasons are for any such changes. (S1O-2049)

3. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it is currently undertaking into levels of crime against elderly people. (S1O-2066)

4. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4663 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 31 May 2000, what measures it is taking to ensure that all constituencies receive more even distribution of lottery funding in future. (S1O-2041)

5. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the implementation of NPPG 16, and in particular the 500 metres "cordon sanitaire" between an opencast working face and neighbouring communities, is sufficient protection to ensure public safety. (S1O-2074)

6. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what safeguards for civil liberties are contained in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill. (S1O-2092)

7. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many farmers affected by the "double payment" situation in relation to the Countryside Premium Scheme have applied for compensation. (S1O-2053)

8. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to bring forward within the next twelve months a Bill to provide secure status for Gaelic. (S1O-2044)

9. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting better children’s health, particularly in relation to preventing heart disease in later life. (S1O-2037)

10. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that the highest standards of clinical care are available in all parts of the NHS throughout Scotland. (S1O-2088)

11. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to carry out any research on a comparison of urban and rural risk factors for road traffic accidents. (S1O-2096)

12. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to measure the extent of the use of new technology by local authorities in the delivery of their services. (S1O-2048)

13. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for a national cervical screening system. (S1O-2047)

14. Withdrawn

15. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to protect archaeological monuments and historic sites within Kilmartin Valley. (S1O-2080)

16. Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications are for Scottish women of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence’s appeal decision regarding the use of taxanes in the treatment of breast cancer. (S1O-2073)

17. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve further the 68% participation rate for three-year-olds in pre-school education. (S1O-2086)

18. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to investigate the types and safety of herbicides used in some of the GM crop trials. (S1O-2055)

19. Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to encourage the use of wrasse and other environmentally friendly methods of sea lice control and whether such methods can assist in the sustainable future of the industry. (S1O-2087)

20. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to encourage more women to participate in computing and ICT courses in further and higher education. (S1O-2062)

21. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether palliative care will be an integral part of strategies for cancer care and the care of those with chronic and progressive illnesses. (S1O-2034)

22. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take in the forthcoming Housing Bill to protect housing association housing from any extension of right to buy. (S1O-2063)

23. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what links exists between the Careers Service, local authority schools and the construction industry for the purpose of increasing awareness of the range of employment opportunities within that industry. (S1O-2079)

24. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4663 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 31 May 2000, what mechanisms will be put in place to ensure a more even distribution of lottery funding. (S1O-2045)

25. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that honey dew, honey and pollen contaminated from GM crops do not appear in the food chain. (S1O-2046)

26. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how European Union funds will be used to improve information and communication technology in the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-2061)

27. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with consultations regarding the Scottish Transport Group pension fund. (S1O-2057)

28. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is listening to the views of young people. (S1O-2076)

29. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to publish the Land Reform Bill. (S1O-2078)

30. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received regarding the threshold set for the Scottish Graduate Endowment. (S1O-2058)

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

1. Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the First Minister when he last met the Prime Minister and what issues were discussed. (S1F-456)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister what issues were discussed at the most recent meeting of the Scottish Executive’s Cabinet. (S1F-465)

3. Donald Gorrie: To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Executive will issue its formal response to the recommendations of the Renewing Local Democracy Working Group. (S1F-464)

4. Helen Eadie: To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive will mark the anniversary of the opening of the Scottish Parliament. (S1F-470)

5. Andrew Wilson: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish budget will fall as a share of the UK budget in the next four years. (S1F-469)

6. Mary Scanlon: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive’s response is to the interim report of the task force set up to oversee the management of NHS services in Tayside. (S1F-475)

3.30 pm Debate on Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture—

S1M-1051 Ross Finnie: Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture—That the Parliament welcomes the steps being taken by the Scottish Executive to promote a wide-ranging and constructive debate on the development of a long-term strategy and plan of action for Scottish farming following the recent publication of the discussion document A Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture in order to secure a sustainable future for the agricultural industry as part of the social, economic and environmental fabric of rural Scotland.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-1051.2 Irene McGugan: Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1051) in the name of Ross Finnie, insert at end "but recognises that the re-negotiation of the Common Agricultural Policy will be a major factor affecting the future of Scottish agriculture and regrets that, under the current constitutional settlement, Scotland will not have its own voice in these negotiations."

S1M-1051.1 Alex Johnstone: Forward Strategy for Agriculture—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1051) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from "the steps" to end and insert "steps being taken to secure a sustainable future for the agricultural industry as part of the social, economic and environmental fabric of rural Scotland; recognises agriculture as the main economic driver in rural Scotland; deplores the lack of urgency being shown by the Scottish Executive in addressing the short-term problems of Scotland’s farmers, and calls for a speedy conclusion to the series of consultations on an agricultural strategy so that action can be initiated to protect the future of the farming industry."

The Clerk has been informed that the following document(s) are relevant to this debate.

Discussion paper on "A Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture"

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-999 Linda Fabiani: 999 Emergency Calls—That the Parliament urges all members of the public who believe themselves to be in danger to contact the relevant emergency service by dialling 999 without hesitation; expresses concern that the recent campaign to minimise use of the 999 emergency call system may deter members of the public from contacting the emergency services on legitimate grounds; expresses its support for a full examination of the implications for the emergency services of the continuing expansion in forms of communication such as mobile telephones, and urges the Scottish Executive to initiate discussions with all interested parties to identify a means of responding to this challenge, in particular the setting up of a central call system which could connect callers to the local police station.

  
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