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J: SPB: Note of Decisions
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

Business Bulletin No. 2/2004

Tuesday 6 January 2004

Section J: Parliamentary Bureau: Note of Decisions

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

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

It was agreed to recommend to the Parliament a future business programme for week beginning 5 January 2004. (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for 17 December 2003)

2. Procedural Motions

The Bureau agreed to recommend to the Parliament that the following instruments be approved:

the draft Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Designation of Scotland River Basin District) Order 2003;

the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

3. Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill – Consideration Stage

In view of the Presiding Officer’s constituency interests, Trish Godman chaired the meeting for this item.

The Bureau noted that the Parliament, at its meeting on 11 December 2003, had agreed to the general principles of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine and Linked Improvements Bill and that it proceed as a Private Bill, and agreed to refer the Bill back to the Private Bill Committee for Consideration Stage, subject to the Parliament approving a financial resolution in relation to the Bill.

4. Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill – Establishment of Private Bill Committee

The Bureau considered a paper proposing the establishment of a Private Bill Committee to consider the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill. The Bureau agreed that it would recommend to the Parliament in due course that the Private Bill Committee be established and that other issues such as membership be considered before the end of January 2004.

3. Date of Next Meeting

It was agreed that the next meeting would be at 2.30 pm on 6 January 2004.

David McGill

Clerk to the Parliamentary Bureau

16 December 2003

 

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