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Business Bulletin No. 125 / 2003

Wednesday 24th September 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meetings of Committees

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

Communities Committee

4th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Debt arrangement scheme: The Committee will take evidence from the following—

Gerald Murphy, Branch Secretary, Institute of Credit Management

Yvonne Gallacher, Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

Susan McPhee, Head of Social Policy and Public Affairs, Citizens Advice Scotland

Margaret Burgess, Manager, East Ayrshire Citizens Advice Bureau.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

the Form of Repair Notice (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/335)

the Form of Improvement Order (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/336)

the Housing Grants (Form of Cessation or Partial Cessation of Conditions Notice) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/337)

the Housing Grants (Form of Notice of Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/338)

the Environmental Impact Assessment (Water Management) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/341).

Environment and Rural Development Committee

6th Meeting, 2003

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Fishing and Fishing Methods) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/404).

2. Petitions: The Committee will consider PE541 and PE543 on landfill sites. The Committee will take evidence from—

Karen Whitefield MSP

Ann Coleman, Greengairs Environmental Forum

Dr James S Buchanan and Paul Dumble, Roslin, Bilston and Auchendinny Community Group.

 

3. National Waste Plan inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Con Kerwin, Chairman, and Martin King, Secretary, Scottish Environmental Services Association

Dr Colin Clark and John Harris, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

Douglas Boyle, Composting Association Scotland

Duncan Simpson, Chair, Recycling Market Development (Remade) Scotland

Steve Creed, Director of Business Development and Procurement, Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

Liz Partington, Head of Recycling, Lothian and Edinburgh Environmental Partnership (LEEP)

Stephen Cooper, Head of Environmental Services, Lerwick Waste to Energy Plant

Susan Carstairs, Development Officer, Lochaber Environmental Group.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Rev. Duncan Macleod of the Free Church, Perth

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement on Charity Law

followed by Executive Debate on Better Behaviour – Better Learning–-

S2M-379 Peter Peacock: Better Behaviour - Better Learning—That the Parliament supports the need to continue a long-term comprehensive programme of action to promote better behaviour for better learning in our schools.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S2M-379.2 Fiona Hyslop: Better Behaviour - Better Learning—As an amendment to motion (S2M-379) in the name of Peter Peacock, insert at end "and notes the importance that teacher recruitment will have for this process".

S2M-379.1 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Better Behaviour - Better Learning—As an amendment to motion (S2M-379) in the name of Peter Peacock, leave out from "supports" to end and insert "believes that headteachers and schools should have greater freedom to deal with bullying and disruptive pupils to maintain good order in schools."

 

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S2M-404 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) as a revision to the programme of business agreed on 17 September 2003—

after—

Thursday 25 September 2003

delete all and insert—

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business Debate on Europe - with Specific Reference to the Single Currency and the Constitution

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business Debate on Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System

12.noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

followed by Executive Debate on the Scottish National Theatre

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S2M-210 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: Respect for Shopworkers Day, 17 September 2003

(b) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 1 October 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Equal Opportunities Committee 1st Report 2003 – Mainstreaming Equality in the Work of the Committees of the Scottish Parliament

followed by Motion on the Executive’s Nominations to the Committee of the Regions

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 2 October 2003

9.30 am Executive Debate on Anti-Social Behaviour

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Continuation of Executive Debate on Anti-Social Behaviour

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 8 October 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 9 October 2003

9:30 am Executive Debate on Creating an Enterprise Culture in Scotland’s Schools

12noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Debate on Scotland’s Contribution to Education in the Commonwealth – Past, Present and Future

followed by Motion on the Criminal Justice Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (c) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 22 October 2003 on the draft Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003 and on the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/421); and that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 13 October 2003 on the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/403) and by 22 October 2003 on the Children’s Hearings (Provision of Information by Principal Reporter) (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/424).

S2M-383 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government and Transport Committee be designated lead committee for the Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill and that either the Justice 1 or Justice 2 Committee (to be decided between the committees) be designated secondary committee.

S2M-384 Patricia Ferguson: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the seventh member of the Subordinate Legislation Committee be a member of the Scottish National Party and that Alasdair Morgan be appointed to that committee.

S2M-385 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Modification) Order 2003 be approved.

S2M-386 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 be approved.

S2M-387 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 2003 be approved.

S2M-388 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/365).

S2M-389 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/366) be approved.

S2M-390 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/369) be approved.

S2M-391 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/381) be approved.

S2M-392 Patricia Ferguson: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/380) be approved.

S2M-393 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/321) be approved.

S2M-394 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/374) be approved.

S2M-395 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/394) be approved.

S2M-396 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/392) be approved.

S2M-397 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.7) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/397) be approved.

 

S2M-398 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/402) be approved.

S2M-399 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI /2003/393) be approved.

S2M-400 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/403).

S2M-401 Patricia Ferguson: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Children's Hearings (Provision of Information by Principal Reporter) (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/424).

S2M-402 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003.

S2M-403 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee on the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/421).

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of S2M-334

S2M-334 Carolyn Leckie: Nursery Nurses—That the Parliament sends solidarity greetings and best wishes to all Scotland's nursery nurses and UNISON in advance of their gala day on Saturday 13 September 2003; supports their grading claim in full, and considers that COSLA should make an offer that meets the modest and legitimate demands of the nursery nurses.

 

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