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Business Bulletin No. 8/2003

Wednesday 15 January 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

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

Health and Community Care Committee

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (Day 2): The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

Justice 2 Committee

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 3

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 and 5 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: Hugh Henry (Deputy Minister for Justice) to move S1M-3711-

Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Extended Sentences for Violent Offenders (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Justice 2 Committee, in consideration of the draft Extended Sentences for Violent Offenders (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

3. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Justice in relation to electronic search warrants.

4. European Document: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Executive on the following European Document -

Draft Council Regulation concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility.

5. Committee work programme: The Committee will consider its forward programme.

6. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry (in private): The committee will consider a draft report.

Social Justice Committee

1st Meeting, 2003

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

1. Items in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2(Day 1).

3. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme to the end of the session.

Meeting of the Parliament

2:30 pm Time for Reflection - Sister Marie O'Dea, Project Leader of the Wayside Day Centre for Homeless People in Glasgow

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-3689 Karen Gillon: Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Transport and the Environment Committee Debate on its 15th Report 2002 on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland-

S1M-3754 Bristow Muldoon on behalf of the Transport and the Environment Committee: Report on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland-That the Parliament notes the 15th Report 2002 of the Transport and Environment Committee, Report on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland (SP Paper 674).

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-3768 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment No.4) 2002 (SSI 2002/568).

S1M-3769 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) (No.2) 2002 (SSI 2002/567).

S1M-3771 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders-That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1 (c) be suspended for the Meeting of the Parliament on Wednesday 29 January 2003.

S1M-3772 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Decision Time-That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 29 January 2003 be taken at 7.00 pm.

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-3758 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Glasgow to Barra Air Link Public Service Obligation-That the Parliament notes with concern the decision to announce a one year contract for the Glasgow to Barra air link; recognises that such contracts are normally awarded for the three years of a public service obligation (PSO) order; recognises the unanimous view of the community that any loss of the direct air link would result in damage to the local economy and tourism and create hardship for those attending hospital and receiving life-saving treatment in Glasgow and beyond; notes that the Deputy Minister for Transport, Lewis Macdonald MSP, attended a meeting on the island of Barra and assured islanders that their genuine concerns would be taken seriously and fed into the Scottish Executive review; further recognises that this proposal is undermining confidence in the long-term viability of the air service, and considers that the Scottish Executive should ensure that the review is completed on or before the end of March.

 

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