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K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 80 / 2003

Monday 2nd June 2003

Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business


For further information on the progress of Bills, subordinate legislation and committees shown in this section, please contact either the relevant clerk or web site

Bills in Progress

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill’s passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics.

As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. an Executive, Committee or Member’s Bill) has completed Stage 1, Stage 2 amendments may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, Stage 3 amendments may be lodged. The last lodging day for Stage 2 (or Reconsideration Stage) amendments is two sitting days before the Stage (e.g. Friday for a Stage 2 on Tuesday); for Stage 3 amendments, it is three days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2 (or Reconsideration Stage), when the deadline is 2 pm. Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to equivalent deadlines, except that Consideration Stage amendments may not be lodged until the consideration of evidence at that Stage is completed, and only by members of the Private Bill Committee.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill.

Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 4 June

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

Final Stage (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 11 June

All amendments should be lodged by 4.30 pm on 6 June with the clerks to the Non-Executive Bills Unit (extn.85277)

Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill (P)

Introduced 15 May

Objection period ends on 7 July


Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

Subject to approval by resolution by 25 June 2003

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/260) (29 May 2003)

Negative Instruments

Subject to annulment by 3 June 2003

The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/201) (20 March 2003) ) (Health and Community Care)

Subject to annulment by 4 June 2003

The TSE (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/198) (21 March 2003) (Rural Development)

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Register of Interests) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/203) (21 March 2003) (Local Government)

Subject to annulment by 9 June 2003

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/218) (26 March 2003) (Health and Community Care)

Subject to annulment by 11 June 2003

The Police (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/220) (28 March 2003) (Justice 1)

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/221) (28 March 2003) (Transport and the Environment)

Subject to annulment by 14 June 2003

The Plant Health (Great Britain) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/224) (31 March 2003) (Rural Development)

The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/225) (31 March 2003) (Rural Development)

The Adults with Incapacity (Management of Residents’ Finances) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/226) (31 March 2003) (Health and Community Care)

Subject to annulment by 20 June 2003

The Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/243) (12 May 2003) (Health and Community Care)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2003 (SSI 2003/246) (12 May 2003) (Justice 1)

The Criminal Legal Aid (Youth Courts) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/249) (12 May 2003) (Justice 1)

Subject to annulment by 23 June 2003

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Consequential Modification of Instruments) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/242) (15 May 2003) (Local Government)