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Business Bulletin No. 43/2003

Wednesday 5 March 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Standards Committee

3rd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 12.45 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report.

Meeting of the Parliament

9:30 am Time for Reflection - Father Christopher Boles, Jesuit Community, Edinburgh

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Debate on The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003 and on The Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) No.2 (Scotland) Scheme 2003-

S1M-3958 Ross Finnie: The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003-That the Parliament agrees that the Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003 (SSI 2003/87) be approved

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-3958.1 Richard Lochhead: The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2003-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3958) in the name of Ross Finnie, insert at end "but, in doing so, calls on ministers to bring forward where necessary measures that ensure that, in the event of any decommissioning scheme, onshore businesses receive their due payments, the needs of the crews are taken into account and fishing entitlement is secured for the benefit of our fishing communities, and that vessels taken out of the industry are available for other uses in order to provide opportunities for onshore businesses to undertake conversions."

S1M-3959 Ross Finnie: The Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Scheme 2003-That the Parliament agrees that the Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Scheme 2003 (SSI 2003/116) be approved.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-3959.1 Richard Lochhead: The Sea Fishing (Transitional Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Scheme 2003-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3959) in the name of Ross Finnie, insert at end "but, in doing so, supports the views of the fishing industry, fishing communities and the Rural Development Committee that the overwhelming emphasis of any Scottish Executive aid package should be on transitional aid for the fleet and onshore sectors rather than the decommissioning of vessels, and urges ministers to respond positively to the proposals by industry representatives on how this can be best achieved."

11:30 am Ministerial Statement on Building Better Transport

12:00 pm Procedures Committee motion on its 1st Report 2003: Report on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning Legislative Matters, Motions and Lodging Written Questions, on its 2nd Report 2003: Report on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning the remit of the European Committee contained in its 4th Report 2002-

S1M-3971 Mr Murray Tosh on behalf of the Procedures Committee: Changes to Standing Orders-That the Parliament approves the recommendations for amendments to the Standing Orders of the Parliament (a) concerning the remit of the European Committee contained in the Procedures Committee's 4th Report 2002, Changes to Standing Orders concerning the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, European Committee remit, Private Legislation, Temporary Conveners and the Journal of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 665), (b) contained in the Procedures Committee's 1st Report 2003, Changes to Standing Orders concerning Legislative Matters, Motions and Lodging Written Questions (SP Paper 783) and (c) contained in the Procedures Committee's 2nd Report 2003, Changes to Standing Orders Concerning Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SP Paper 787) and agrees that these amendments to the Standing Orders should come into force on Thursday 6 March 2003.

2:30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-3983 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003.

S1M-3984 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 Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/97).

S1M-3985 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during the Stage 3 proceedings on the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of those proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended)-

Groups 1 to 4 - no later than 1 hour

Groups 5 to 9 - no later than 2 hours

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 2 hours 30 minutes.

followed by Stage 3 of Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-3778 Ms Margaret Curran: Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3-That the Parliament agrees that the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-3830 Margo MacDonald: European Commission Directive on Food Supplements-That the Parliament notes that millions of people use food supplements and herbal remedies in the UK each year; regrets that the European Commission has published a directive on food supplements that will firstly reduce the numbers of supplements offered and secondly reduce the potency of those which remain, and, whilst noting Her Majesty's Government's assurances that such supplements will be treated as favourably as possible under UK law, considers that the Scottish Executive should do everything within its power to protect the right of consumers to continue to access the full range of supplements currently available.

 

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