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Section A – Today’s Business

Meeting of the Parliament

10.00 am Time for Reflection – Father John Keenan, Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Glasgow

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S2M-5748 Ms Margaret Curran: Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 2: 1 hour 5 minutes

Groups 3 to 5: 1 hour 35 minutes.

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill—

S2M-5695 Hugh Henry: Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

followed by Final Stage: Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill—

S2M-5683 Scott Barrie: 2nd Report, 2007 (Session 2) of the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee, Appropriate Assessment Report on the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area—That the Parliament notes the 2nd Report, 2007 (Session 2) of the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee, Appropriate Assessment Report on the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area (SP Paper 736), and agrees that the construction of the project proposed in the Bill will not adversely affect the integrity of the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area.

S2M-5684 Scott Barrie: 3rd Report, 2007 (Session 2) of the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee, Report on the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill and European Protected Species—That the Parliament notes the 3rd Report, 2007 of the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee, Report on the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill and European Protected Species (SP Paper 737), and agrees that the construction of the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link project should not impact on the favourable conservation status of otters.

S2M-5685 Scott Barrie: Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill be passed.

followed by Standards and Public Appointments Committee Debate: 2nd Report 2007, Code of Conduct—

S2M-5719 Brian Adam on behalf of the Standards and Public Appointments Committee: Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament—That the Parliament notes the 2nd Report, 2007 (Session 2) of the Standards and Public Appointments Committee, Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 763) and agrees to its conclusions.

followed by Business Motions—

S2M-5746 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 15 March 2007—

after,

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

insert,

followed by Members’ Business – S2M-5725 Karen Gillon: Malawi

S2M-5747 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 21 March 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 22 March 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Scotland in the United Kingdom

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

followed by Members’ Business

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning
Justice and Law Officers

2.55 pm Executive Debate: Education

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 28 March 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Final Stage: Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 29 March 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

followed by Executive Business

1.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S2M-5733 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Gambling Act 2005 (Mandatory and Default Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

S2M-5734 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Allowances and Expenses) Regulations 2007 be approved.

S2M-5735 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Representation of the People (Postal Voting for Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

S2M-5736 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Representation of the People (Post-Local Government Elections Supply and Inspection of Documents) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

S2M-5737 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2007 be approved.

S2M-5738 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft National Waste Management Plan for Scotland Regulations 2007 be approved.

S2M-5739 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 be approved.

S2M-5740 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 be approved.

S2M-5741 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2007 be approved.

S2M-5742 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

S2M-5743 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Business Improvement Districts (Ballot Arrangements) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business:

Debate on the subject of—

S2M-5261 Rob Gibson: Success of Scots Trad Music Awards 2006—That the Parliament congratulates Hands Up For Trad, its founder Simon Thoumire of Footstompin’ Records and the sponsors and supporters who made the 2006 awards ceremony and weekend entertainment in Fort William such a happy and successful gathering; draws particular attention to the staff of the Nevis Centre whose hard work allowed the annual event to move from its Edinburgh base and offer a top-class venue, a friendly Highland welcome and a tremendous warm-up for the major events to be staged there in 2007 during the Scottish Year of Highland Culture; offers congratulations to winners of a wide range of awards, voted on by thousands across the globe, that give significant recognition to the excellence within Scotland’s thriving contemporary traditional music scene; encourages the funding bodies to invest in this success which promotes, through composition, performance and enthusiastic audience response, such a positive message about Scottish cultural confidence, and believes that Scotland’s television media should build on BBC Radio Scotland’s role as the sole consistent champion of our Scottish music and traditions by broadcasting the images and sounds round the world.

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in the Scottish Parliament, unless otherwise specified. Contact details for Committee Clerks are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee
3rd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 1.15 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill - Consideration Stage Phase Two: The Committee will consider the Bill at phase two of Consideration Stage.

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