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Business Bulletin No. 124 / 2003

Tuesday 23rd September 2003

Section J: Parliamentary Bureau: Note of Decisions

NOTE OF DECISIONS TAKEN AT THE MEETING OF THE PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU: 16 September 2003 AT 2.30PM

Members:

Presiding Officer George Reid (in the chair)

Deputy Presiding Officer Trish Godman

Deputy Presiding Officer Murray Tosh

Labour Party Business Manager Patricia Ferguson

Scottish National Party Business Manager Bruce Crawford

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Business Manager Bill Aitken

Liberal Democrat Party Business Manager Tavish Scott

Scottish Green Party Business Manager Mark Ballard

Scottish Socialist Party Representative on the Bureau Carolyn Leckie

  1. Future Business Programme
  2. It was agreed to recommend to the Parliament future business for weeks beginning 22 and 29 September 2003. (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for 17 September 2003)

  3. Procedural Motions
  4. It was agreed to recommend to the Parliament that the following draft Instruments be approved:

    The draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs (SE/2003/173);

    The draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Cattle (SE/2003/175);

    The draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003;

    The draft Housing Grants (Assessment of Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003;

    The draft Housing Grants (Minimum Percentage Grant) (Scotland) Regulations 2003;

    The draft Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Amendment Order 2003.

  5. Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill - Referral at Stage 1
  6. It was agreed to recommend to the Parliament that the Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill be referred to the Local Government and Transport Committee as lead committee and either the Justice 1 or the Justice 2 Committee (to be decided between those committees) as secondary committee for consideration at Stage 1. The Bill was also referred to the Subordinate Legislation Committee under Rule 9.6.2.

  7. Environment and Rural Development Committee: Request to Appoint an Adviser
  8. The Bureau considered a request from the Environment and Rural Development Committee to appoint an adviser to assist in its consideration of the Budget process 2004-05. The recommendations as detailed in the paper were agreed.

  9. Health Committee – Request to Appoint an Adviser
  10. The Bureau considered a request from the Health Committee to appoint an adviser to assist in its consideration of the Budget process 2004-05, and Stage 1 of the Budget process 2005-06. The recommendations as detailed in the paper were agreed.

  11. Enterprise and Culture Committee: Request to Appoint an Adviser
  12. The Bureau considered a request from the Enterprise and Culture Committee to appoint an adviser to assist in its consideration of the Budget process 2004-05. The recommendations as detailed in the paper were agreed.

  13. Membership of the Subordinate Legislation Committee
  14. It was agreed to recommend to the Parliament that the seventh place on the Subordinate Legislation be allocated to a member of the Scottish National Party.

  15. Committee Substitutes
  16. The Bureau considered a number of nominations for committee substitutes and agreed to recommend to the Parliament nominations for the Liberal Democrat Party.

  17. Date of Next Meeting

It was agreed that the next meeting would be at 2.30pm on 23 September 2003.

 

 

David McGill

Clerk to the Parliamentary Bureau

16 September 2003

 

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