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Section A – Today’s Business

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.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
8th Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 2

1. Broadcasting in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, and Richard Wilkins, Head of Broadcasting Policy, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the following instruments—

the draft Fundable Bodies (University of the Highlands and Islands) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the draft Fundable Bodies (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Edinburgh College of Art (Transfer) (Scotland) Order 2011

from—

Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Stephen Kerr, Deputy Director, Higher Education and Learner Support, Louise Sutherland, Team Leader, Higher Education Governance Branch, and Ailsa Heine, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Directorate for Legal Services, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Michael Russell MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning) to move—

S3M-7890—That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the Fundable Bodies (University of the Highlands and Islands) Order 2011 be approved;

S3M-7871—That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the Fundable Bodies (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) Order 2011 be approved.

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

the Edinburgh College of Art (Transfer) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/54).

5. Education Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will take evidence on legislative consent memorandum LCM(S3) 34.1 from—

Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Clare Morley, Options and Partnerships Division, and Laurence Sullivan, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Directorate for Legal Services, Scottish Government.

6. Education Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will consider the legislative consent memorandum lodged by Michael Russell MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (LCM(S3) 34.1).

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

the Additional Support for Learning (Sources of Information) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI2011/102);

the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (Appointment of President, Conveners and Members and Disqualification) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/103);

the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (Disability Claims Procedure) Rules 2011 (SSI2011/104);

the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) Amendment Rules 2011 (SSI2011/105);

the Individual Learning Account (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/107);

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Devolved Public Bodies and Stipulated Time Limit) and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI2011/113) (SSI2011/113);

the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (National Convener Appeal against Dismissal) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/143);

the Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/159).

8. Scottish Government’s autism strategy: The Committee will take evidence from—

Shona Robison, Minister for Public Health and Sport, Jean Maclellan, Head, Adult Care and Support division, and Jonathan Moore, Deputy Director, Support for Learning division, Scottish Government.

9. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2010 to 22 March 2011.

10. The future of schools management in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

11. Legacy paper (in private): The Committee will consider a draft legacy paper.

Local Government and Communities Committee
8th Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

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

the Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/120);

the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Non-Domestic Microgeneration) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI2011/136);

the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/139).

2. Legacy paper (in private): The Committee will consider a draft legacy paper.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
7th Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 8 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Public Services Reform (Agricultural Holdings) (Scotland) Order 2011 from—

Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Bruce Beveridge, Deputy Director, Rural Communities Division, Fiona Leslie, Land Tenure Branch, Agriculture and Rural Development Division, and Caroline Mair, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Richard Lochhead MSP to move S3M-7875— That the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee recommends that the Public Services Reform (Agricultural Holdings) (Scotland) Order 2011 be approved.

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

the Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Scottish Offshore Region) Order 2011 (SSI2011/57);

the Sea Fishing (EU Recording and Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI2011/59);

the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fixed Penalty Notices) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI2011/60);

the Sea Fishing (Licences and Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/70);

the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/73);

the Marine Licensing (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/78);

the Marine Licensing (Consultees) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/79);

the Marine Licensing (Register of Licensing Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/80);

the Reporting of Prices of Milk Products (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/81);

the Milk and Milk Products (Pupils in Educational Establishments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/82);

the Dairy Produce Quotas (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/83);

the Drinking Milk (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/84);

the Rural Development Contracts (Land Managers Options) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/85);

the Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/106);

the Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/138); and

the Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/145).

5. Petition PE1340: The Committee will consider a petition by John Scott calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to extend and simplify the system of Tree Preservation Orders to give all trees a protection similar to that enjoyed by trees in conservation areas.

6. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2010 to 22 March 2011.

7. Post-legislative scrutiny of the Land Reform Act (Scotland) 2003 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft letter to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

8. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a draft report reflecting on its work during the current session and suggesting priorities for Session 4.

Health and Sport Committee
5th Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/71);

the Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/93);

the Healthy Start Scheme (Prescribed Description of Food) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/101);

the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/123);

the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/124), and

the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (Transfer of Staff) Order 2011 (SSI2011/125).

2. Annual report (in private): The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2010 to 22 March 2011.

Meeting of the Parliament

Subject to the Parliament’s approval of revised Business Motion S3M-8115, today’s business is as follows—

1.15 pm Time for Reflection – Fr Willy Slavin, St Peter’s and St Simon’s parishes, Glasgow

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S3M-8115 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 9 March 2011—

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followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Health and Social Care Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

7.00 pm Decision Time

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followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Changes to Standing Orders

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Health and Social Care Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.15 pm Decision Time

S3M-8118 Bruce Crawford: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Reservoirs (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 a 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 6: 15 minutes.

followed by Members’ Business

Debate on the subject of—

S3M-7806 Sarah Boyack: Edinburgh Employment Services Face Funding Cut—That the Parliament notes with surprise and concern the unexpected decision by the Minister for Housing and Communities to cut support for highly-regarded specialist programmes, valued this year at £2.238 million, to the Capital City Partnership; understands that this support assists 3,500 unemployed people per year; notes that this cut will hit what it sees as the most disadvantaged communities in the city, including unemployed school-leavers and priority groups such as people recovering from addiction and homeless people; notes also that it will impact on the Joined Up For Jobs strategy, which, it considers, has a strong record of partner agencies working together for maximum effectiveness; believes that Edinburgh is the only city in Scotland to have suffered such a cut and that there is no justification for singling out one city for this unfair treatment; would welcome, particularly at a time of recession, responsive local services for the unemployed being sustained, and believes that this funding should continue.

followed by Ministerial Statement: Scottish Government’s Response to Teaching Scotland’s Future

followed by Finance Committee Debate: Preventative Spending

S3M-7994 Andrew Welsh on behalf of the Finance Committee: Report on Preventative Spending—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Finance Committee’s 1st Report, 2011 (Session 3): Report on preventative spending (SP Paper 555).

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Standing Orders - Financial Resolutions

S3M-8080 Gil Paterson on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee: Financial Resolutions and Scrutiny of Revised Financial Memoranda—That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 1st Report 2011 (Session 3), Financial Resolutions and scrutiny of revised Financial Memoranda (SP Paper 565), and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 1 April 2011.

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Standing Orders - Scrutiny of SPCB Supported Bodies

S3M-8081 Gil Paterson on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee: Scrutiny of SPCB Supported Bodies—That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 2nd Report 2011 (Session 3), Scrutiny of SPCB supported bodies (SP Paper 566), and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 1 April 2011.

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Changes to Standing Orders

S3M-8088 Gil Paterson on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee: Changes to Standing Orders—That the Parliament agrees that, in giving effect to the standing order rule changes set out in Annexe A of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 10th Report 2010 (Session 3), Minor changes to Standing Orders (SP Paper 552), and 2nd Report 2011 (Session 3), Scrutiny of SPCB supported bodies (SP Paper 566), the words "the 2010 Act" be deleted where they first appear in chapter 3A and any other occurrences of the words "the 2010 Act" in that chapter be replaced with "the Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Act 2010".

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill

S3M-8110 Richard Lochhead: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Health and Social Care Bill - UK Legislation

S3M-8063 Nicola Sturgeon: Health and Social Care Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 19 January 2011, in respect of the establishment of the NHS Commissioning Board and GP commissioning consortia, abolition of the Health Protection Agency, duty of co-operation in relation to health protection functions, amendment of the Mental Health Act 1983, the Health and Social Care Information Centre, regulation of healthcare professions and health and social care workers, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and National Health Service/Health and Social Services contracts, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Parliament, or alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

followed by Business Motion

S3M-8116 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 16 March 2011

9.15 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Certification of Death (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Public Records (Scotland) Bill

followed by Members’ Business

2.35 pm Ministerial Statement: Higher Education Funding

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Local Electoral Administration (Scotland) Bill

followed by Ministerial Statement: Report on Proposals and Policies on Climate Change Targets

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.45 pm Decision Time

Thursday 17 March 2011

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Labour Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister’s Question Time

12.30 pm Members’ Business

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Health and Wellbeing

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Public Bodies Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Tuesday 22 March 2011

9.15 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill

12.20 pm General Question Time

12.40 pm First Minister’s Question Time

1.10 pm Motion of Thanks to the Presiding Officer

1.25 pm Decision Time

(b) that, for the purposes of First Minister’s Question Time on Tuesday 22 March 2011, the period for members to lodge questions for selection begins at the completion of First Minister’s Question Time on Thursday 17 March 2011 and ends at 4.00 pm on that day; and

(c) that, for the purposes of General Question Time on Tuesday 22 March 2011, members should (i) submit their names for selection by no later than 12.00 pm on Thursday 10 March 2011 and (ii) lodge their questions by no later than 12.00 pm on Tuesday 15 March 2011.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S3M-8117 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Referral of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 be considered by the Parliament.

S3M-8091 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Antisocial Behaviour Notices (Houses Used for Holiday Purposes) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8092 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) Act 2010 Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8093 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8094 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Energy Act 2008 (Storage of Carbon Dioxide) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8095 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8096 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8097 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8098 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Scottish Inshore Region) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8099 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Marine Licensing Appeals (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8100 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Public Services Reform (General Teaching Council for Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8101 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8102 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8103 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8104 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (Requirements for Care Services) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8105 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Statutory Instruments Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8106 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8107 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

S3M-8108 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft) be approved.

6.15 pm Decision Time

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