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Business Bulletin No. 86 / 2003

Tuesday 10th 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 2 (Committee of the whole Parliament) 11 June

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 11 June

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

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

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) (Health)

Subject to approval by resolution by 15 September 2003

The Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003 (3 June 2003) (Environment and Rural Development)

Negative Instruments

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) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 14 June 2003

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

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

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

Subject to annulment by 20 June 2003

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

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 and Transport)

Subject to annulment by 14 September 2003

The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Sponsorship Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/265) (2 June 2003) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 15 September 2003

The Adults with Incapacity (Management of Residents’ Finances) (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/266) (3 June 2003) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 17 September 2003

The Litter (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/268) (5 June 2003) (Environment and Rural Development)

The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/270) (5 June 2003)

The Urban Waste Water Treatment (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/273) (5 June 2003) (Environment and Rural Development)

The Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/274) (5 June 2003)

The Feeding Stuffs (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/277) (5 June 2003) (Health)

The Food Supplements (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/278) (5 June 2003) (Health)

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Devolved Public Bodies) (No.2) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/279) (5 June 2003) (Local Government and Transport)

The St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/280) (5 June 2003) (Education)

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/281) (5 June 2003) (Education)

Subject to annulment by 18 September 2003

The Road User Charging (Classes of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/282) (6 June 2003)

The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949 Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/283) (6 June 2003) (Environment and Rural Development)

The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/284) (6 June 2003)

The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/285) (6 June 2003) (Enterprise and Culture)

The Accountability of Local Authorities (Publication of Information about Finance and Performance) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/286) (6 June 2003)

The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Saving and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/287) (6 June 2003)

The Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/289) (6 June 2003)

The Drugs Courts (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/290) (6 June 2003)

The Cocoa and Chocolate Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/291) (6 June 2003) (Health)

The Road User Charging (Consultation and Publication) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/292) (6 June 2003)

The Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/293) (6 June 2003) (Health)

The Agricultural Holdings (Relevant Date and Relevant Period) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/294) (6 June 2003)

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/295) (6 June 2003)

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/296) (6 June 2003)

The Stevenson College (Change of Name) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/297) (6 June 2003)

The National Health Service (General Medical Services Supplementary Lists) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/298) (6 June 2003)

The Collagen and Gelatine (Intra-Community Trade) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/299) (6 June 2003)

The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/300) (6 June 2003)

The Cremation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/301)

The Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/302) (6 June 2003)

The Rural Stewardship Scheme (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/303) (6 June 2003)

The Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/304) (6 June 2003)

Committee Business

Dates indicate when the next meeting is due to take place by each Committee.

Audit See Section A

Communities See Section A

Education 11 June

Enterprise and Culture 11 June

Environment and Rural Development See Section A

Equal Opportunities See Section A

European and External Relations 11 June

Finance See Section A

Health See Section A

Justice 1 See Section A

Justice 2 See Section A

Local Government and Transport See Section A

Procedures 11 June

Public Petitions 11 June

Standards See Section A

Subordinate Legislation See Section A