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B : Business Programme
E : Written questions lodged
F : Motions and Amendments
G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
H : New Documents
K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 92 / 2003

Wednesday 18th June 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Standards Committee

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Work of the previous Standards Committee: The Committee will consider a paper on the work of the Standards Committee in Session 1.

3. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider a paper on the application of Rule 2 of section 8.3 of the Code of Conduct.

4. Complaint: The Committee will undertake its initial consideration of a report from the Acting Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

Health Committee

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Declaration of interests: Mike Rumbles will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4, 5 and 6 in private.

3. Subordinate legislation: Tom McCabe (Deputy Minister for Health) to move motion S2M-117—

that the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order (SSI 2003/260), recommends that the order be approved.

4. Proposed Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider possible witnesses for Stage 1.

5. Proposed NHS Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider possible witnesses for Stage 1.

6. The Food Supplements (Scotland) Regulations 2003: The Committee will consider possible witnesses for further scrutiny of this Scottish Statutory Instrument.

Finance Committee

2nd Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - Scottish Parliament Building Project: The Committee will consider the progress of the Holyrood Project and take evidence from—

Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament;

Robert Brown, MSP, Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body;

John Home Robertson MSP, Convener, Holyrood Progress Group;

Sarah Davidson, Project Director, Holyrood Project.

2. Subordinate legislation: Tavish Scott MSP to move (S2M–142) - That the Finance Committee recommends that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2003 Amendment Order 2003 be approved.

The Convener has selected the following amendment—

S2M-142.1 Fergus Ewing: As an amendment to motion S2M-142 in the name of Mr Andy Kerr (The Draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2003 Amendment Order 2003), insert at end "but, in so doing, regrets that the Scottish Executive has made the request for additional resources in a manner that does not provide the Parliament with the opportunity of having a separate and distinct vote on the proposed extra cash for the Holyrood building project."

3. Work programme: Members will suggest items for the Committee’s work programme.

 

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 18 June 2003

2:30 pm Time for Reflection - Michael Burns, Parish Priest of St Ninian's Catholic Church in Edinburgh

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Patient Focus and Public Involvement in the NHS—

S2M-154 Malcolm Chisholm: Patient Focus and Public Involvement in the NHS—That the Parliament welcomes the measures in Partnership For Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper and the Partnership Agreement to step up progress to ensure that greater patient engagement and wider public involvement are at the heart of a modernised NHS and supports the Scottish Executive’s commitment to placing the patient at the heart of the design of services, implementing a patient information initiative, ensuring public involvement in health service reorganisation plans by obliging NHS boards to consult stakeholders more effectively and setting up a Scottish health council as a national body with a local presence across Scotland

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S2M-154.1 Shona Robison: Patient Focus and Public Involvement in the NHS—As an amendment to motion (S2M-154) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, after "effectively" insert ", requiring direct elections for the public to the majority of places on NHS boards,".

S2M-154.2 Mr David Davidson: Patient Focus and Public Involvement in the NHS—As an amendment to motion (S2M-154) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, leave out from "welcomes" to end and insert "regrets that the Scottish Executive’s proposal in Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper and A Partnership for a Better Scotland, in an attempt to increase patient focus and public involvement, will only increase bureaucracy in an over centralised NHS and considers measures such as GP fundholding and foundation hospitals would offer patients real choice regarding their own care and would focus on clinical priorities over political priorities, and would, therefore, start to solve the real problems facing the health service."

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

debate on the subject of—

S2M-59 Mr John Home Robertson: Concorde and the Museum of Flight—That the Parliament notes that British Airways will be withdrawing Concorde aircraft from service and welcomes the approach from the Chairman of the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland to the Chief Executive of British Airways requesting that one of these aeroplanes is donated to the Museum of Flight at East Fortune; recognises the interests of education and tourism and the important role that museums play in both of these areas; takes into account the associations of Concorde with Scotland, namely that the design of the wings was undertaken by a Scot from Penicuik, Sir James Arnot Hamilton, that the early test flights were carried out at Prestwick in the early 1970s and that it was Concorde that flew over Edinburgh to celebrate the opening of the Scottish Parliament in July 1999; further recognises the wealth of experience of staff at the Museum of Flight in the preservation of aircraft and their years of experience in welcoming visitors to the museum; further notes that staff at the Museum of Flight are confident that the practicalities of landing a Concorde aircraft and of providing enclosed space for display have been investigated and that no difficulties are anticipated following a brief period of minor works; notes that the National Museums of Scotland has recently appointed a new General Manager at the Museum of Flight and that a major programme of development is planned to position the museum as a world class attraction, and recommends strongly that support be given to the National Museums of Scotland in its bid for Concorde for display at the Museum of Flight.

 

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