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

Business Bulletin No. 138 / 2003

Monday 13th October 2003

Section J: Parliamentary Bureau: Note of Decisions

NOTE OF DECISIONS TAKEN AT THE MEETING OF THE PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU: 7 October 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 a revised business programme for the current week and a future business programme for weeks beginning 27 October and 3 November 2003. (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for 8 October 2003

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

    The Title Conditions (Scotland) Act (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003.

    It was also agreed to recommend to the Parliament that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the following instruments—

    The Lands Tribunal for Scotland (Relevant Certificate) (Fees) Rules 2003 (SSI 2003/451);

    The Lands Tribunal for Scotland Rules 2003 (SSI 2003/452); and

    The Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/453).

  5. Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1 Completion Date
  6. It was agreed to recommend to the Parliament that Stage 1 of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill be completed by 8 January 2004.

  7. Finance Committee – Request to Meet in Motherwell
  8. The Bureau considered a request from the Finance Committee to meet in Motherwell on 10 November 2003 as part of its consideration of Stage 2 of the 2004-05 budget process. It was agreed that the request be approved in principle, subject to approval also being granted by the Conveners’ Group.

  9. Committee Substitutes
  10. The Bureau considered a paper on a number of changes to Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party committee substitutes, and agreed to recommend to the Parliament the following appointments:

    Bill Aitken to the Education Committee

    Mr David Davidson to the Enterprise and Culture Committee

    David Mundell to the Finance Committee

    Mr Brian Monteith to the Local Government and Transport Committee.

  11. Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee – Request to Meet in Alloa
  12. The Bureau considered a request from the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee to hold three of its Preliminary Stage meetings in Alloa on 27 October and 3 and 10 November. It was agreed that the request be approved in principle, subject to approval also being granted by the Conveners’ Group.

  13. Date of Next Meeting

It was agreed that the next meeting would be at 2.00 pm on 28 October 2003.

 

 

David McGill

Clerk to the Parliamentary Bureau

7 October 2003

 

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