PLENARY BUSINESS

Wednesday 14 September 2005

Time for Reflection - Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew
Congregations of the Commonwealth

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Executive Debate: Clyde and Hebrides Lifeline Ferry Services

Finance Committee Motions: The Budget Process (Written Agreements)

Business Motion

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Decision Time

Members’ Business

 

Thursday 15 September 2005

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Stage 1 Debate: Family Law (Scotland) Bill

Financial Resolution in respect of the Family Law (Scotland) Bill

General Question Time

First Minister’s Question Time

Themed Question Time—

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;

Finance and Public Services and Communities

Executive Debate: Quality Teachers for the 21st Century

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Decision Time

Members’ Business

COMMITTEES

Finance Committee will meet on 13 September 2005 at 9.45am in Committee Room
2 to discuss: 1. Budget Process 2006 - 07: The Committee will consider a paper
from the budget adviser. 2. Cross-cutting Inquiry into Deprivation: The Committee
will consider research by Professor Glen Bramley and additionally will take
evidence from—

[em]Professor Glen Bramley[/em], Professor of Urban Studies, Heriot-Watt University;
[em]Professor Alan McGregor[/em], Professor of Economic Development, Training and Employment
Research Unit, University of Glasgow; [em]Norma Hurley[/em], Director, Blake Stevenson
Ltd; [em]Professor Stephen Syrett[/em], Reader in Local Economic Development, Middlesex
University; [em]Professor Matt Sutton[/em], Professor of Health Economics, University
of Aberdeen; [em]Professor Ivan Turok[/em], Urban Economic Development, University of
Glasgow; and [em]Peter Wood[/em], Managing Director, Tribal HCH. 3.
Committee Away Day
:
The Committee will consider and endorse the minute from its away day held in
August. 4. Item in Private: The Committee will decide whether to consider its
draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the St Andrew’s Day Bank
Holiday (Scotland) Bill in private at its next meeting.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 20 September it is expected that the Committee will
consider a briefing paper on its scrutiny of the Scottish Executive’s
Efficient Government initiative; oral evidence from the deputy minister for
Finance on Efficient Government; a paper from the adviser on the budget process;
correspondence from the convener of the Subordinate Legislation Committee,
and its draft report on the Financial Memorandum for the St Andrew’s
Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill.

In future the Committee will continue to take evidence on its cross-cutting
expenditure review of deprivation; scrutinise the Executive’s budget
proposals for 2006-07; and scrutinise the financial memoranda of Bills at subsequent
meetings.

Audit Committee will meet on 13 September 2005 at 10.00 am in Committee Room
1 to discuss: 1. Declaration of interests: The new member of the Committee
will be invited to make a declaration of any interests. 2. Items in
private
:
The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 6 and 7 in private.
3. Commissioning Community Care Services for Older People and Management
of Community Equipment
: The Committee will consider a follow-up response from
the Scottish Executive to its 2nd report 2005 entitled “Community Care”.
4. NHS Financial Performance Overview: The Committee will consider a response
from the Scottish Executive to its 5th report 2005 entitled “Overview
of the Financial Performance of the NHS in Scotland 2003/04”. 5.
National Galleries
: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive
to its 3 rd report 2005 entitled “National Galleries of Scotland”.
6. AGS Section 22 Reports: The Committee will consider an issues paper on its
inquiry into the section 22 reports by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled-The
2003-04 Audit of West Lothian College; The 2003-04 Audit of Inverness College;
The 2003-04 Audit of Lews Castle College. 7. AGS Report on Bowel Cancer
Services
:
The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into the report by
the Auditor General for Scotland entitled “A Review of Bowel Cancer Services:
An early diagnosis” (AGS/2005/2).
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 20 September it is expected that the Committee will
receive briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland on his reports on Delayed
Discharges and Medicines in Hospitals and on the section 22 report on the Scottish
Prison Service. The Committee will also take evidence from Kevin Woods, Head
of Scottish Executive Health Department and Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland
on Scottish Executive responses.

Equal Opportunities Committee will meet on 13 September
2005
at 10.00am in
Committee Room 4 to discuss: 1. Declaration of interests: The new Members of
the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2.
Equality Bill
: The Committee will take oral evidence on the Equality Bill currently
before the UK Parliament from—Ali Jarvis, Commission for Racial Equality;
Adam Gaines, Disability Rights Commission; Tim Hopkins, Equality Network and
CEHR Steering Group; John Wilkes, Equal Opportunities Commission; David Cobb,
Scottish Human Rights Centre; Vanessa Taylor, Scottish Inter Faith Council.3.
Equality Bill
: The Committee will consider the evidence heard and agree its
approach to the Bill.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 27 September 2005 it is expected that the Committee
will consider its approach to its Disability Inquiry and its work programme.
At subsequent meetings the Committee expects to take evidence on the 2011 Census
and begin its budget scrutiny.

The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee will meet on 13
September 2005
at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3 to discuss: 1.
Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill
:
The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Consideration Stage Phase 1
from—[em]Groups 30, 32 and 47[/em]

Promoter’s witnesses: Andrew J Oldfield, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald;
Barry Cross, Project Development Director, tie ltd; Stuart Turnbull, Divisional
Director, Jacobs Babtie; Mark M Bain, Senior Engineer, Mott MacDonald; Neil
Harper, Associate Partner, Brian Hannaby & Associates; Karen Raymond, Principal
Partner, Environmental Resources Management Ltd; Les Buckman, Transport Planner,
Steer Davies Gleave; Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in Light Rail, Mott
MacDonald; Archibald B Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation
Office
[em]Group 30 and 47[/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in Light Rail,
Mott MacDonald; Gary Turner, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Ian Kendall,
Implementation Director, tie ltd; Professor Brian Evans, Chartered Designer
and Partner, Gillespies - Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and Architects;
Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director, Jacobs Babtie; Andy Coates, Principal
Consultant, Environmental Resources Management Ltd; Dick Dapré, Transport
Planner, Steer Davies Gleave; Karen Raymond, Principal Partner, Environmental
Resources Management Ltd; Kevin A Murray, Project Manager, tie ltd; Les Buckman,
Transport Planner, Steer Davies Gleave
[em]Group 30 [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Professor Brian Evans, Chartered Designer and
Partner, Gillespies - Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and Architects;
Les Buckman, Transport Planner, Steer Davies Gleave; Steve Mitchell, Principal
Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Tom Blackhall, Utilities
Manager, tie ltd; Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald;
Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director, Jacobs Babtie; Dick Dapré, Transport
Planner, Steer Davies Gleave; Jim Harries, Project Engineer, Transdev Edinburgh
Tram
[em]Group 47 [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Professor Brian Evans, Chartered Designer and
Partner, Gillespies – Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and Architects;
Rodger Jones, Acting Design Manager, tie ltd; Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant,
Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Gary Turner, Divisional Director,
Mott MacDonald
[em]Group 32 [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director, Jacobs Babtie;
Gary Turner, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Dick Dapré, Transport
Planner, Steer Davies Gleave; Ian Kendall, Implementation Director, tie ltd;
Jim Harries, Project Engineer, Transdev Edinburgh Tram; Professor Brian Evans,
Chartered Designer and Partner, Gillespies – Urban Designers, Landscape
Architects and Architects
[em]Group 30 (Starbank/Trinity Group A) [/em]
Objector’s witness: Alyson Cameron, Chairman, Newhaven Community Council;
Michael Clarke, householder; Peter Gossip, householder; Gillian Dinwoodie,
Chair, Victoria Primary School Board; Robert Drysdale, householder.
[em]Group 32 (Wardie Bay Residents Association)[/em]
Objector’s witness: Jane Dalrymple, Wardie Bay Residents Association;
Jill Bennett, Wardie Bay Residents Association; David Jamieson, Wardie Bay
Residents Association.
[em]Group 47 (Starbank/Trinity Group B) [/em]
Objector’s witness: Antony White, householder; Claire Rooney, householder.

2. Oral Evidence Timetable and Approach: The Committee will
consider a paper on the timetable and approach to oral evidence for groups
33-36, 43 and 45.
3. Proposed Amendments to the Bill: The Committee will consider
a paper on the deadlines and timetable for written and oral evidence from objectors
to
the proposed alignment amendments to the Bill. 4. Edinburgh Tram (Line
One) Bill (in private)
: The Committee will consider
evidence taken during the day.
Proposed future business
At future meetings, the Committee will continue its scrutiny of the detail
of the Bill at Consideration Stage.

Procedures Committee will meet on 13 September 2005 at
10.15am in Committee Room 6 to discuss: 1. Declaration of interests: Chris
Ballance MSP and Alex
Johnstone MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2.
Oral questions
:
The Committee will consider a letter from the Parliamentary Bureau proposing
a change to Rule 13.7.4. 3. Sewel Convention (in private): The Committee will
consider a draft report and draft standing order changes. 4. Admissibility
and closure of public petitions (in private)
: The Committee will consider a
draft report and draft standing order changes.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 27 September, the Committee will consider a revised
draft report on the Sewel Convention. The Committee will also take oral evidence
in relation to its inquiry on procedures relating to Crown appointees.

Subordinate Legislation Committee will meet on 13
September 2005
at 10.30am
in Committee Room 5 to discuss: 1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee
will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following bill: the Environmental
Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. 2. Executive responses: The
Committee will consider responses from the Executive to points raised on the
following: the Mental Health (Specified Persons’ Correspondence) (Scotland)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/408); the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
(Procedure and Delegation of Functions) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/411); the
Mental Health (Period for Appeal) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/416); and the Regulation
of Scallop Dredges (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/371). 3. Instruments
subject to approval
: The Committee will consider the following: the Food Protection
(Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9)
(Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/421); and the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions)
(Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.10) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI
2005/431). 4. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider
the following: the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Practice and Procedure)
Rules 2005, (SSI 2005/420); the Regulation of Care (Prescribed Registers) (Scotland)
Order 2005, (SSI 2005/432); and the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Amendment
(Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/435). 5. Instruments not laid
before the Parliament
: The Committee will consider the following: the Further and
Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/419);
the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (Commencement No.6) Order 2005,
(SSI 2005/426); the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Commencement No.1) (Scotland)
Order 2005, (SSI 2005/428); the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement
No.6) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/433); and the Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 2005,
(SSI 2005/434). 6. Executive correspondence: The Committee will consider responses
from the Executive on general issues relating to the scrutiny of SSIs and bills.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 20 September it is expected that the Committee will
consider Scottish statutory instruments and other documents subject to Parliamentary
procedure.

Enterprise and Culture Committee will meet on 13
September 2005
at 2.00 pm
in Committee Room 2 to discuss: 1. Item in private: the Committee will consider
whether to take item 5 in private. 2. St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland)
Bill
: The Committee will take evidence from Dennis Canavan MSP. 3.
Inquiry into Scottish football
: The Committee will take evidence from: Mr Frank McAveety
MSP; and Tom Johnston, Secretary, Scottish Junior Football Association; Rod
Houston, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Schools Football Association; Martin
Rose, Acting Chair, Scottish Football Supporters Federation; James Proctor,
Policy Officer, Supporters Direct in Scotland, and Joe McLean, Partner, Grant
Thornton UK LLP. 4. Inquiry into business growth: The Committee will review
the progress of its inquiry following the outcomes of the Business in the Parliament
2005 conference. 5. Inquiry into Scottish football: The Committee will consider
issues emerging from its inquiry and preparations for the final report.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 20 September 2005 it is expected that the Committee
will take further oral evidence on its inquiry into business growth, and consider
its St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill stage 1 draft report.
For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are
provided at the end of the Bulletin.

European and External Relations Committee will meet on 13
September 2005
at
2.00 pm in Committee Room 6 to discuss: 1. Declaration of interests: The Convener
will invite the new Members of the Committee to declare any relevant interests.
2. The UK Presidency of the European Union: The Committee will take evidence
from - Tom McCabe MSP, Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform; David
Crawley, Head of Scottish Executive EU Office, Brussels; Jane McCloskey, European
Division, The Scottish Executive. 3. Inquiry into the Scottish Executive’s
Fresh Talent Initiative
: The Committee will take evidence from – Tom
McCabe MSP, Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform; Lorna Clark, Head
of Fresh Talent Initiative, Scottish Executive; Louise MacDonald, Head of the
International Projects Division, Scottish Executive. 4. Pre- and post-EU
Council scrutiny
: The Committee will consider the agendas and information received
from the Scottish Executive on the following meetings of the Council of the
EU – Forthcoming Councils: Environment Council, 24 June; ECOFIN Council,
12 July; Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18-19 July; General Affairs and
External Relations Council, 18-19 July; Agriculture and Fisheries Council,
19-20 September; Previous Councils : Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 30
May; Justice and Home Affairs Council, 2-3 June; Competitiveness (Internal
Market, Industry and Research) Council, 6-7 June; ECOFIN Council, 7 June; General
Affairs and External Relations Council, 13-14 June; Agriculture and Fisheries
Council, 20-21 June; Environment Council, 24 June; Transport, Telecommunications
and Energy Council, 27-28 June; ECOFIN Council, 12 July; ECOFIN Council, 15
July; Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18-19 July; General Affairs and External
Relations Council, 18-19 July; 5. Sift of EC/EU documents and draft
legislation
:
The Committee will consider the latest list of EC/EU documents and draft legislative
proposals received for this meeting. 6. Convener’s Report: The Convener
will update the Committee on the - Letter from Tom McCabe MSP, the Minister
for Finance and Public Service Reform, concerning the location of EU Agencies;
Preparations for the EMILE meeting, to be held in the Scottish Parliament on
15th September; Public address to be given by Douglas Alexander MP, Minister
for Europe, on Thursday 22nd September at 13h00 in Committee Room 2; Scottish
European Structural Funds Programmes: Annual Summary Document; Letter from
Cathy Jamieson MSP, Minister for Justice, to the Conveners of the two Justice
Committees, relating to EU Directive 2004/80/EC; Letter from Ross Finnie MSP,
Minister for Environment and Rural Development on the bid by Ferguson’s
Shipbuilders for the Fisheries Protection vessels contract.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 27 September it is expected that the Committee will
consider its future work programme.

Health Committee will meet on 13 September 2005 at 2.00 pm in Committee Room
1 to discuss: 1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take
agenda item 5 in private. 2. Subordinate legislation: Lewis Macdonald MSP,
Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, to move the following motions:
S2M-3178—That the Health Committee recommends that the draft Mental Health
(Definition of Specified Person: Correspondence) (Scotland) Regulations 2005
be approved; S2M-3183—That the Health Committee recommends that the draft
Mental Health (Absconding by Mentally Disordered Offenders) (Scotland) Regulations
2005 be approved; S2M-3184—That the Health Committee recommends that
the draft Mental Health (Use of Telephones) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 be
approved; S2M-3208—That the Health Committee recommends that the draft
Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification of Enactments)
Order 2005 be approved; S2M-3209—That the Health Committee recommends
that the draft Mental Health (Safety and Security) (Scotland) Regulations 2005
be approved; and S2M-3210—That the Health Committee recommends that the
draft Mental Health (Cross-border transfer: patients subject to detention requirement
or otherwise in hospital) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved. 3.
Subordinate legislation
: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments:
the Mental Health (Compulsion orders – documents and reports to be submitted
to the Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/365); the Mental Health
(Compulsory treatment orders – documents and reports to be submitted
to the Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/366); the Mental Health
(Conflict of Interest) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/380);
the Mental Health (Removal Order) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/381);
the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (Fee Payable to Designated Medical
Practitioners) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/412); and the Mental Health
(Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Code of Practice) Order 2005 (SSI
2005/417). 4. Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence
on the Bill at Stage 1 from: Panel 1 : Dr Jeremy Metters, HM Inspector of Anatomy;
Jan Warner, Director, Performance Assessment and Practise Development, NHS
Quality Improvements Scotland; Lesley Logan, Regional Manager for Scotland,
Scottish Transplant Coordinators’ Network; Chris Rudge, Medical Director,
UK Transplant; Dr Oliver Blatchford, Acting Director of Public Health, NHS
Argyll and Clyde; and Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Associate Medical Director, NHS
Grampian. Panel 2 : Murdoch MacTaggart, Vice President, Procurators Fiscal
Society; Professor Anthony Busuttil, Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill Working Party
Member, Law Society of Scotland; Dr Jim Rodger, Head of Medical Advisory Services,
Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland; and Dr Calum MacKellar, Director
or Research, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics. 5. Human Tissue (Scotland)
Bill
: The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence
session, to inform the drafting of its Stage 1 report.
Proposed future business
At its meeting on 20 September the Committee will take evidence on the National
Framework Advisory Group report ‘Building a health service fit for the
future’. The Committee will also consider affirmative instruments of
subordinate legislation on amnesic shellfish poisoning and negative instruments
on the Mental Health (Scotland) Act. The Committee will take evidence on the
Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill at subsequent meetings. The Committee will also
consider the Abolition of Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill later in the
year.

Justice 2 Committee will meet on 13 September 2005 at
2.00 pm in Committee Room 5 to discuss: 1. Item in Private:
The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private. 2. Subordinate
Legislation
: Hugh
Henry MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice to
move the following motions: S2M 3185—That the Justice 2 Committee recommends
that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation)
(Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations be approved; S2M-3239—That the
Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive
Weapons) (Scotland) Order 2005 be approved. 3. Regulatory Powers Inquiry: The
Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the Subordinate
Legislation Committee. 4. Forthcoming Legislation: The Committee will consider
its approach to the forthcoming Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland)
Bill.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 20 September it is expected that the Committee will
be considering amendments to the Management of Offenders etc (Scotland) Bill.
The Committee will continue to consider amendments at its following meeting
on 27 September.

Justice 1 Committee will meet on 13 September 2005 at
3.30 pm in T3.29 to discuss: 1. European Commission Green Papers: The Committee
will take evidence from:
Olivier Tell, Principal Administrator, Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom
and Security, European Commission; and Monika Ekström, Administrator,
Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 14 September 2005 it is expected that the Committee
will take oral evidence on the Family Law (Scotland) Bill from Claudia Martin,
Scottish Centre for Social Research, Alan Finlayson OBE, Child Law Consultant,
and Joyce Lugton, Scottish Executive Civil Law Division. The Committee expects
to consider the Family Law (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 at subsequent meetings.
The Committee will also consider the 2006/07 budget jointly with the Justice
2 Committee.

Justice 1 Committee will meet on 14 September 2005 at 10.00am in Committee
Room 5 to discuss: 1. Item in private: The Committee whether to take item 4
in private. 2. Proposed Human Rights Commission (Scotland) Bill: The Committee
will consider whether to appoint an adviser in respect of forthcoming legislation
to create a Scottish Human Rights Commission. The Committee will also decide
whether to consider possible candidates for appointment in private at a future
meeting. 3. Family Law (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from:
Panel 1: Claudia Martin, Scottish Centre for Social Research; Panel 2 : Alan
Finlayson OBE, Child Law Consultant; and Joyce Lugton, Scottish Executive Civil
Law Division. 4. Family Law (Scotland) Bill - Committee Adviser: The Committee
will consider whether to request that the contract for its Adviser be extended.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 21 September 2005 it is expected that the Committee
will take oral evidence on European family law issues and will consider petition
PE763 and closed petition PE14. The Committee expects to consider the Family
Law (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 at subsequent meetings. The Committee will also
consider the 2006/07 budget jointly with the Justice 2 Committee.

BILL TRACKER

Abolition of NHS Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill (M) Stage 1 (lead committee
(Health)) 1 November

Council Tax Abolition and Service Tax Introduction (Scotland) Bill
(M)
Stage
1 (evidence, lead committee (Local Government & Transport)) 13 September

Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill (P) Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram (Line
One) Bill Committee) 13 September

Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill (P) Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram (Line
Two) Bill Committee) 14 September

Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill (Ex) Stage 2 (Environment & Rural
Development Committee) 14 September
[em]Amendments should be lodged by 12 noon on Friday 9 September with the clerks
to the committee[/em]

Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill (M) Stage 1 (lead committee
(Environment & Rural Development)) 28 June

Family Law (Scotland) Bill (Ex) Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament)
15 September Stage 1 Report – Justice 1 Committee (8th Report, 2005)

Housing (Scotland) Bill (Ex) Stage 2 (Day 1) (Communities Committee) 21 September
[em]Amendments to ss. 1 – 2, sch. 1, ss. 3 – 22, sch. 2 and ss. 23– 50
should be lodged by 12 noon on Friday 16 September with the clerks to the committee[/em]

Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill (Ex) Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Health))
13 September

Licensing (Scotland) Bill (Ex) Stage 2 (Day 1) (Local Government and Transport
Committee) 20 September
[em]Amendments to ss. 1 – 5, sch. 1, ss. 6 – 10, sch. 2, ss. 11 – 25
and sch. 3 should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 15 September with the clerks
to the committee [/em]

Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex) Stage 2 (Day 1) (Justice
2 Committee) 20 September
[em]Amendments to ss. 1 – 10 should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday
15 September with the clerks to the committee[/em]

Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill (M) Stage 1 (lead committee (Local
Government & Transport)) 12 April

St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill (M) Stage 1 (evidence,
lead committee (Enterprise & Culture)) 13 September

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill (P) Preliminary Stage Report published 22
July

OTHER EVENTS

Monday 12 September 2005: Arts Forum Debate, Committee Room 2, 9.00am.

Tuesday 13 September 2005: Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Scottish
Parliament, Committee Room 1, 6.00pm.

Wednesday 14 September 2005: Cross-Party Group on Food, 10.30am.

Wednesday 14 September 2005: Cross-Party Group on Mental Health, 1.00pm.

Wednesday 14 September 2005: Cross-Party Group on the Scottish Economy, 1.00pm.

Wednesday 14 September 2005: Scottish Youth Hostels Association, Committee
Room 6, 1.00pm.

Wednesday 14 September 2005: Highland 2007 - Year of Highland Culture, Garden
Lobby, 6.00pm .

Wednesday 14 September 2005: Cross-Party Group on Construction, 7.45pm.

Friday 16 September 2005 : Canadian Clerks Seminar, Committee Room 2, 9.00am.

Friday 16 September 2005: Holyrood conference on Green Jobs.

Afghan Photo Display in the Garden Lobby throughout the week.

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