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Business Bulletin No. 29/2003

Thursday 13 February 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meeting of the Parliament

9:30 am Justice 2 Committee Debate on its 4th Report 2003: Report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry—

S1M-3893 Pauline McNeill: Justice 2 Committee, Report on Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry—That the Parliament notes the 4th Report 2003 of the Justice 2 Committee, Report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry (SP Paper 747), and agrees that progress in implementing the committee’s recommendations and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s programme of change should be kept under close review.

followed by Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Debate on its 1st Report 2003: Report on the Future of Tourism in Scotland—

S1M-3869 Alex Neil on behalf of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee: Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Report on the Future of Tourism in Scotland—That the Parliament notes the 1st Report 2003 of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Report on the Future of Tourism in Scotland (SP Paper 740), and commends the report to all stakeholders in the tourism sector.

followed by, no

later than 1.00 pm Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

1. Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that every local authority provides at least one course of swimming lessons to all pupils prior to their leaving primary school. (S1O-6409)

2. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote harmonisation of the terms and conditions of NHS ancillary workers. (S1O-6424)

3. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Fife Council on improving the council’s record on recycling. (S1O-6421)

4. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase investment in building up locally based companies, especially in areas that have suffered from large job losses. (S1O-6438)

5. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve rail services around Aberdeen and the north-east. (S1O-6434)

6. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it has made to support the increased use of recycled aggregates. (S1O-6433)

7. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees are officially low paid and what action it is taking to address the issue of poverty because of low pay. (S1O-6457)

8. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support out-of-school care provisions. (S1O-6454)

9. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures it follows if a housing association becomes insolvent. (S1O-6412)

10. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the fishing industry and what matters were discussed. (S1O-6428)

11. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the management of Caledonian MacBrayne and what issues were discussed. (S1O-6407)

12. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on promoting access for disabled people to public transport. (S1O-6430)

13. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact recent proposals from the European Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy will have on farming. (S1O-6432)

14. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it will issue to local authorities on how they should spend the funding being made available to them under the schools estate funding package. (S1O-6413)

15. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in developing a successor to the Individual Learning Account scheme and when a new scheme will be in place. (S1O-6415)

16. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it has made to reduce the number of sea fishery officers as a result of the negotiated reduction in the size of the fishing fleet. (S1O-6410)

17. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in commencing transport projects in Inverclyde and, in particular, the replacement of the A78 West Station Bridge and construction of the Cloch Road End roundabout. (S1O-6426)

18. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans Argyll and Clyde NHS Board has to devolve management of the health service in its area. (S1O-6436)

19. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in assessing the suitability of prescribing beta interferon and glatiramer acetate to people with multiple sclerosis. (S1O-6417)

20. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether membership of area tourist boards should not be made compulsory for tourist businesses. (S1O-6427)

21. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to raise educational attainment of pupils in the early stages of secondary education. (S1O-6444)

22. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made towards the implementation of the fallen stock scheme. R (S1O-6419)

23. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it is undertaking into the cumulative effects of open cast coal mining and landfill on communities. (S1O-6416)

24. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will review existing mental health service provision. (S1O-6451)

25. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Department for Transport following the extension of the consultation period on The Future Development of Air Transport in the United Kingdom, Scotland A National Consultation. (S1O-6406)

26. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Registers of Scotland has comprehensive data available in relation to house prices. (S1O-6453)

27. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to protect tenant farmers in limited partnerships who have been served notice to quit before 4 February 2003. (S1O-6458)

28. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to change the present method of reporting on schools and their pupils’ attainment through league tables. (S1O-6411)

29. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Health and Community Care will next meet representatives of Forth Valley NHS Board and what issues they will discuss. (S1O-6439)

30. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to combat speeding on roads. (S1O-6448)

3:10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S1F-2493)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive’s Cabinet. (S1F-2507)

3. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the First Minister what timescales have been set for the release of papers relating to the Central Scotland Police investigation of 1996 regarding Thomas Hamilton. (S1F-2512)

4. Michael Russell: To ask the First Minister what arrangements the police and other agencies are making to ensure that convicted or suspected criminals from Northern Ireland are prevented from continuing illegal and sectarian activity if they choose to take up residence in Scotland. (S1F-2492)

5. Robert Brown: To ask the First Minister what arrangements are in place for advance consultations on initiatives by Her Majesty’s Government that impact on Scotland. (S1F-2501)

6. Bill Butler: To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Executive’s policy paper on health will be published. (S1F-2511)

3:30 pm Stage 3 of the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—

S1M-3886 Mr Andy Kerr: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill - Stage 3—That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill be passed.

followed by Stage 1 Motion on Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill—

S1M-3680 Colin Boyd QC: Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the law which is restated in the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill should be restated.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-3891 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003 be approved.

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-3774 Robert Brown: Lead Pipes in Drinking Water Supplies—That the Parliament notes the continued presence of lead pipes in both parts of the Scottish Water infrastructure and many domestic and business water supplies; notes the serious health hazards associated with lead in drinking water; notes the implications for the treatment of water supplies by Scottish Water and the unreliable nature of information as to the location of such lead pipes, and considers that an urgent review of the issue is needed and that action should be taken to ensure the removal of all lead pipes from drinking water supplies in Scotland as soon as possible and, specifically, to tackle the removal of lead pipes in Glasgow’s older tenement areas.

 

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