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Business Bulletin No. 58/2003

Wednesday 26 March 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill Committee

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 1.15 pm in Committee Room 4

  1. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)(Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Consideration Stage.

Meeting of the Parliament

9:30 am Time for Reflection - Reverend Samuel Siroky, Minister of Ettrick and Yarrow Parish

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Debate on the Scottish Economy-

S1M-4057 Iain Gray: The Scottish Economy-That the Parliament endorses the Scottish Executive's policy to increase the sustainable growth of Scotland's economy over the long term as set out in Smart, Successful Scotland and believes that this, along with the investment in Scottish transport infrastructure outlined in Building Better Transport and the introduction of education for work and enterprise for every pupil at every stage of school to create a culture of aspiration and entrepreneurship, will deliver increased prosperity, thus providing resources for first-class public services and a more socially just and sustainable Scotland

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-4057.1 Andrew Wilson: The Scottish Economy-As an amendment to motion (S1M-4057) in the name of Iain Gray, leave out from "endorses" to end and insert "believes that a dramatic improvement on the underperformance of the Scottish economy should be the top priority of Scotland's leaders and calls for all parties to work together to place growth and competitiveness at the top of our national agenda; supports initiatives such as set out in Smart, Successful Scotland and effective investment in infrastructure and skills improvement but believes more must be done to deliver maximum growth and a competitive advantage for the Scottish economy; calls on all parties to support positive reform of the Scottish Enterprise network and a reduction in Scottish business rates to below the United Kingdom rate in the course of the next session of the Parliament, and believes that the optimal policy to release Scotland's full economic potential requires the Scottish government to be equipped with the same competitive policy tools as Scotland's independent competitors focussed on delivering the maximum possible competitive advantage for the Scottish economy."

S1M-4057.2 Miss Annabel Goldie: The Scottish Economy-As an amendment to motion (S1M-4057) in the name of Iain Gray, leave out from first "Scottish" to end and insert "objectives of Smart, Successful Scotland and, while welcoming the introduction of education for work and enterprise within Scottish schools, expresses concern that, at the end of the first devolved parliamentary session, business start-ups have declined, business regulation has intensified, strategic transport investment has been neglected and business rates have increased, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to recreate a competitive business environment by increasing the annual transport budget by 100 million, cutting the business rate poundage to the level of England and taking pro-active steps to reduce the burden of red tape on Scottish business."

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-3999 Dennis Canavan: Promotion for First Division Champions-That the Parliament believes that promotion to the Scottish Premier League should be based on footballing merit rather than arbitrarily set criteria that discriminate against clubs of modest means and therefore believes that the Scottish Premier League should ensure that the champions of the First Division of the Scottish Football League are given the opportunity of promotion to the Scottish Premier League provided they have guaranteed use of a suitable stadium, whether through ownership or lease or a ground-sharing arrangement.

2:30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions-

S1M-4062 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill, Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill, National Galleries of Scotland Bill and Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during the Stage 3 and Final Stage proceedings on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill, Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill, National Galleries of Scotland Bill and Commissioner for Children and Young People (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 the Stage 3 proceedings on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland begin and excluding any periods when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended)-

Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 30 minutes

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill

Amendment 1 and motion to pass the Bill - no later than 40 minutes

National Galleries of Scotland Bill

Amendments 1 to 4 and motion to pass the Bill - no later than 1 hour and 20 minutes

Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

Groups 1 to 3 and motion to pass the Bill - no later than 2 hours and 25 minutes.

followed by Stage 3 of Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill-

S1M-4055 David McLetchie: Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill - Stage 3-That the Parliament agrees that the Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill be passed. R

followed by Stage 3 of Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-4004 Colin Boyd QC: Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Final Stage of National Galleries of Scotland Bill-

S1M-4018 Rhona Brankin: National Galleries of Scotland Bill - Final Stage-That the Parliament agrees that the National Galleries of Scotland Bill be passed.

followed by Stage 3 of Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill-

S1M-3862 Karen Gillon: Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3-That the Parliament agrees that the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Executive's Nominations to the European Economic and Social Committee-

S1M-4058 Peter Peacock: Scottish Executive's Nominations to the European Economic and Social Committee-That the Parliament notes with regret the resignation of Professor Robert Grant Baird from the United Kingdom delegation to the European Union's Economic and Social Committee and endorses the Scottish Executive proposal to nominate Mr Brendan Burns, Dr Grahame Wright and Mr Anthony Tucker to the delegation to the committee.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of-

S1M-4003 Tavish Scott: Island Transport-That the Parliament recognises that reliable, regular and affordable air and sea transport links are vital to the social and economic well-being of the Scottish islands; welcomes the proposal from the Highlands and Islands Strategic Transport Partnership for improved air services in the Highlands and Islands backed by public service obligations; believes that the introduction of public service obligations provides an opportunity to ensure that the specified air services' timetables link in with those for ferry and bus services, and considers that the Scottish Executive should take this

 

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