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Section J – Progress of Legislation

For further information on the progress of Bills and subordinate legislation, contact either the relevant clerk or webpage (see end of Bulletin for details).

Bills in Progress

A list of all bills in progress can be accessed by the Scottish Parliament website at www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/bills/index.htm

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill’s passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics.

As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. an Executive, Committee or Member’s Bill) has completed Stage 1, amendments for consideration at Stage 2 may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, amendments for Stage 3 consideration may be lodged. The last lodging day for amendments at Stage 2 is three sitting days before the meeting at which those amendments will be considered (e.g. Thursday for a meeting on Tuesday); at Stage 3 it is four days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2, when the deadline is 12 noon. Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to different deadlines. These are set out in Rule 9A.12 of Standing Orders.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill.

Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 completed 19 December

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks to the Health Committee

Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage completed 23 November

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 (Day 1) (Environment & Rural Development Committee) 24 January

Amendments to ss. 1 – 19 should be lodged by 12 noon on Friday 19 January with the clerks to the committee

Budget (No.4) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Introduced 18 January

Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill (M)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Environment & Rural Development)) 31 January

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Trading (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 2 completed 16 January

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks to the Justice 2 Committee

Commissioner for Older People (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 23 January

Lead committee – Communities

Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Passed 18 January

Crofting Reform etc. Bill (Ex)

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 25 January

Amendments should be lodged with the clerks to the Environment & Rural Development Committee by 4.30pm on Friday 19 January

Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 (Day 1) (Justice 2 Committee) 6 February

Amendments to ss. 43 – 46, s. 1, schedule 1 and ss. 2 – 5 should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 1 February with the clerks to the Committee

Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill (P)

Consideration Stage (evidence, Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee) 23 January

Education (School Meals etc.) (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 21 November

Lead committee – Communities

Health Board Elections (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 Report published 10 January

Stage 1 Report – Health Committee (1st Report, 2007)

Home Energy Efficiency Targets (Scotland) Bill (M)

Introduced 19 September

Lead committee – Communities

Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Passed 14 December

Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 (Day 1) (Local Government & Transport Committee) 6 February

Amendments should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 1 February with the clerks to the committee

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 Completed 17 January

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks to the Education Committee

Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 Report published 12 January

Stage 1 Report – Justice 1 Committee (1st Report, 2007)

Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 24 January

Stage 1 Report – Communities Committee (2nd Report, 2007)

Scottish Register of Tartans Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Enterprise and Culture)) 16 January

Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 completed 12 December

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks to the Local Government & Transport Committee

Treatment of Drug Users (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Health)) 23 January

Subordinate legislation in progress
(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

Subject to approval by 6 February 2007

The draft Scottish Local Government Elections Order 2007 (13 December 2006) (Local Government and Transport)

Subject to approval by 7 February 2007

The draft Farm Woodland Premium Schemes and SFGS Farmland Premium Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Scheme 2007 (14 December 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to approval by 8 February 2007

The draft Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (15 December 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to approval by 13 February 2007

The draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 (20 December 2006) (Justice 1)

Subject to approval by 14 February 2007

The draft Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2007 (21 December 2006)

Subject to approval by 16 February 2007

The Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2007 (8 January 2007) (Local Government and Transport)

Subject to approval by 26 February 2007

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2007 (18 January 2007)

Negative Instruments

Subject to annulment by 21 January 2007

The National Health Service (Superannuation Scheme and Compensation for Premature Retirement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/561) (27 November 2006) (Local Government and Transport)

Subject to annulment by 23 January 2007

The Register of Sasines (Application Procedure) Amendment Rules 2006 (SSI 2006/568) (29 November 2006) (Communities)

Subject to annulment by 24 January 2007

The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/570) (30 November 2006) (Communities)

The Scottish Charity Appeals Panel Rules 2006 (SSI 2006/571) (30 November 2006) (Communities)

The Conservation of Salmon (Collection of Statistics) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/572) (30 November 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

The Marriage (Approval of Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/573) (30 November 2006) (Local Government and Transport)

The Civil Partnership (Attestation) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/574) (30 November 2006) (Local Government and Transport)

The Registration Services (Fees, etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/575) (30 November 2006) (Local Government and Transport)

The Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/576) (30 November 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

The Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/577) (30 November 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2006/582) (30 November 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) and the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/578) (30 November 2006) (Health)

The Fishery Products (Official Controls Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/579) (30 November 2006) (Health)

The Meat (Official Controls Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/580) (30 November 2006) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 4 February 2007

The Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/594) (11 December 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

The draft Forestry Commission Byelaws 1982 Revocation (Scotland) Byelaws 2007 (11 December 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 8 February 2007

The Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (General) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/592) (15 December 2006) (Health)

The Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Reviews and Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/593) (15 December 2006) (Health)

The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/601) (15 December 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

The Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (No. 2) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2006 (SSI 2006/602) (15 December 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 11 February 2007

The Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/605) (18 December 2006) (Education)

The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/606) (18 December 2006) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 14 February 2007

The Local Government (Discretionary Payments and Injury Benefits) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/609) (21 December 2006) (Local Government and Transport)

The Police (Injury Benefit) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/610) (21 December 2006) (Justice 1)

Subject to annulment by 15 February 2007

The Public Service Vehicles (Conduct of Drivers, Inspectors, Conductors and Passengers) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/613) (22 December 2006) (Local Government and Transport)

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/614) (22 December 2006) (Communities)

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No. 3) Order 2006 (SI 2006/3338) (22 December 2006) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 16 February 2007

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No. 2) Order 2006 (SI 2006/3248) (8 January 2007) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 18 February 2007

The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/1) (10 January 2007) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 23 February 2007

The Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/2) (15 January 2007) (Local Government and Transport)

The Argyll and Bute Council (Pilotage Powers) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/3) (15 January 2007) (Local Government and Transport)

The Road Works (Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/4) (15 January 2007) (Local Government and Transport)

Subject to annulment by 25 February 2007

The Drugs Assessor (Qualifications and Experience) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/8) (17 January 2007) (Justice 2)

Subject to annulment by 26 February 2007

The Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 1 and Savings) (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/10) (18 January 2007)

Contacts for Further Information

All telephone numbers 0131 348 XXXX

Web site: www.scottish.parliament.uk

General Enquiries

5000

Chamber Desk (Motions and Questions)

5199

Parliamentary Business Team (Chamber, Parliamentary Bureau)

5187

Committee web sites (all www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/committees then to reach a
particular page, add the path shown in the end column)

Audit/

5236

audit/contact.htm

Communities/

5211

communities/contact.htm

Education/

5204

education/contact.htm

Enterprise and Culture/

5403

enterprise/contact.htm

Environment and Rural Development/

5051

environment/contact.htm

Equal Opportunities/

5211

equal/contact.htm

European and External Relations/

5226

europe/contact.htm

Finance/

5451

finance/contact.htm

Health/

5410

health/contact.htm

Justice 1/

5227

justice1/contact.htm

Justice 2/

5047

justice2/contact.htm

Local Government and Transport/

5223

lg/contact.htm

Procedures/

5178

procedures/contact.htm

Public Petitions/

5186

petitions/contact.htm

Standards/

5177

standards/contact.htm

Subordinate Legislation/

6282

subleg/contact.htm

The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill/

5246

tram-one-bill/contact.htm

The Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill/

5233

tram-two-bill/contact.htm

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill/

6789

waverlyRB/contact.htm

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/corporate/spcb/index.htm

Parliamentary Bureau

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/parliamentaryBureau.htm

The Conveners’ Group

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/committees/CommitteeConvenersGroup/index.htm

MSP Details

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/index.htm

Glossary

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/apps2/cnPages/glossary/default.aspx

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