PLENARY BUSINESS

Wednesday 15 June 2005

Time for Reflection: Acharya Medanipati Misra, Priest,
Hindu Temple, Glasgow and Mrs Shobha Nagpal, Vice President, Hindu Temple,
Glasgow

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

Parliamentary
Bureau Motions

Final Stage: Baird Trust Reorganisation Bill

Executive Debate:
Sexual
Health

Business Motion

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Decision Time

Members’ Business:
Debate on the subject of S2M-2504 Robert Brown: Centenary of Barnardo’s

 

Thursday 16 June 2005

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Stage 1 Debate: Management
of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill

Financial Resolution: Management
of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill

Ministerial Statement: ID Cards

General
Question Time

First
Minister’s Question Time

Themed Question Time

Justice and Law Officers;

Enterprise,
Lifelong Learning and Transport

Stage 1 Debate: Environmental
Assessment (Scotland) Bill

Financial Resolution: Environmental Assessment
(Scotland) Bill

Parliamentary
Bureau Motions

Decision Time

Members’ Business: Debate on the subject
of S2M-2869 Jackie Baillie: Learning Disability Week, 19 to 26 June
2005

 

COMMITTEES

The Finance Committee will meet on 14 June 2005 at 10.00am in Committee Room
6 to discuss: 1. Item in private: The Committee will decide whether to take
item 6 in private, and whether to consider its approach to its Away Day in
private at its next meeting. 2. Efficient Government: The Committee will take
evidence on the Executive’s Efficient Government initiative from Caroline
Gardner, Deputy Auditor General, Audit Scotland; and Gary Devlin, Senior Manager,
Audit Scotland. 3. Efficient Government: The Committee will consider its findings
from its site visits on 7 June 2005 and note papers produced by the Adviser.
4. Budget process 2006-07: The Committee will consider an approach paper from
the Clerk. 5. Cross-cutting Inquiry into Deprivation: The Committee will consider
a revised approach paper. 6. Civil Service Effectiveness: The Committee will
consider its draft submission to the Public Administration Select Committee’s
inquiry into Civil Service Effectiveness.
Proposed future business
At its next
meeting on 28 June, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence
from the Scottish Executive on Relocation of Public Sector Jobs. The Committee
will also discuss the site visits it has made in connection with its scrutiny
of Efficient Government. The Committee will continue to scrutinise Efficient
Government and will carry out its inquiry into deprivation at subsequent meetings.

 

The Subordinate Legislation Committee will meet on 14
June 2005
at 10.00am
in Committee Room 5 to discuss: 1. Executive responses: The Committee will
consider responses from the Executive to points raised on the following:
the Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/280); the
Pesticides
(Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment
(No.2) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/281); and the Registration of Fish Sellers
and Buyers and Designation of Auction Sites (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI
2005/286). 2. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider
the following: the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Scotland)
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/draft). 3. Instruments subject to annulment:
The Committee will consider the following: the Electricity (Applications
for Consent) Amendment
(Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/295); the Adam Smith College, Fife
(Establishment) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/298); the Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland)
Amendment
Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/300); the Loch Crinan Scallops Several Fishery
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/304); the Nitrate (Public Participation etc.) (Scotland)
Regulations
2005 (SSI 2005/305); the Charities (Designated Religious Bodies) (Scotland)
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/306); the Honey (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005
(SSI 2005/307); the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule)
(Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/308); the Mental Health (Content and amendment
of care plans) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/309); the Mental Health
(Social Circumstances Reports) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/310);
the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quotas and Third Country Fishing
Measures) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/311); the Mental Health (Content
and amendment of Part 9 care plans) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/312);
the Student Loans (Information Requests, Maximum Threshold, Maximum Repayment
Levels and Hardship Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/314);
the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations
2005
(SSI 2005/315); the Genetically Modified Organisms (Transboundary Movements)
(Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/316); the Falkirk College of Further
and Higher Education (Change of Name) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/317); the Regulation
of Care (Social Service Workers) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/318);
the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/319);
the
Non-Domestic Rating (Valuation of Utilities) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2005
(SSI 2005/320);
the False Monetary Instruments (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/321); the
Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Payments out of Grants for Housing Support Services)
Amendment
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/322); the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes
(Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/324); the Additional Support for Learning
(Appropriate Agencies) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/325); the National
Health Service
(Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations
2005 (SSI 2005/326); the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services)
(Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/327); the Prevention and
Monitoring of Cetacean Bycatch (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/330); the
Plant Protection
Products (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/331); the Eggs (Marketing
Standards) (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/332); the
National Health
Service (Primary Medical Services Performers Lists) (Scotland) Amendment
Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/333); the National Health Service (Service Committees
and Tribunal) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/334);
and the National
Health Service (Tribunal) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/335). 4. International conference: The Committee will consider a note from the Clerk
in relation to the proposed international conference on the scrutiny of delegated
legislation.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 21 June, it is expected
that the Committee will consider the Transport (Scotland) Bill as amended at
Stage 2.

 

The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee will meet on 14
June 2005
at 10.00am in Committee Room 2, to consider jointly, with The Edinburgh
Tram (Line Two) Bill Committee, the following items: 1. Edinburgh
Tram (Line One) Bill and Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill
: The
Committees will take evidence
on the Bills at Consideration Stage from: Group 5 (Line One) and Group
7 (Line Two) - Promoter’s witnesses: Gary Turner, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald;
Archibald B Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation Office;
Andrew J Oldfield, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Rahul W Bijlani, Lawyer,
Bircham Dyson Bell, Solicitors & Parliamentary Agents; Group 42 (Line One)
and Group 3 (Line Two) - Promoter’s witnesses: Scott McIntosh, Senior
Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald; Kevin A Murray, Project Manager,
tie ltd; Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management
(ERM); Archibald B Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation
Office; Group 44 (Line One) and Group 5 (Line Two) - Promoter’s witnesses:
Gary Turner, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Archibald B Rintoul, District
Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation Office; Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant,
Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant
in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald; Group 5 (Line One) and Group 7 (Line Two), Group
42 (Line One) and Group 3 (Line Two), Group 44 (Line One) and Group 5 (Line
Two) - Promoter’s witnesses: Andrew J Oldfield, Divisional Director,
Mott MacDonald; Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director, Jacobs Babtie; Murray
J D Lees, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Mark M Bain, Senior Engineer,
Mott MacDonald; Neil Harper, Associate Partner, Brian Hannaby & Associates;
Group 44 (Line One) and Group 5 (Line Two) - Promoter’s witnesses: Steve
Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Group
5 (Line One) and Group 7 (Line Two) - Objector’s witnesses: David Robinson,
Director, Haymarket Yards; Group 42 (Line One) and Group 3 (Line Two) - Objector’s
witnesses: Neil Clarkson, Chartered Civil Engineer & Partner, PWP Consulting;
Alan Robertson, Chartered Surveyor & Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
(Scotland); Group 44 (Line One) and Group 5 (Line Two) - Objector’s witnesses:
Desmond Hudson, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
(ICAS); Craig Wallace, Associate, Jones Lang LaSalle; Group 39 (Line One) and
Group 4 (Line Two) - Promoter’s witnesses: Andrew J Oldfield, Divisional
Director, Mott MacDonald; Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental
Resources Management (ERM); Archibald B Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland
South East Valuation Office; Rahul W Bijlani, Lawyer, Bircham Dyson Bell, Solicitors & Parliamentary
Agents; Objector’s witnesses: Alan Boyd, Director of Public Law, McGrigors;
Stephen Allan, Director, CB Richard Ellis; Janette Lawrie, Facilities & Building
Manager and Health & Safety Officer, Verity Trustees Ltd; Group 46 (Line
One) and Group 6 (Line Two) – Promoter’s witnesses: Scott McIntosh,
Senior Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald; Andrew J Oldfield, Divisional
Director, Mott MacDonald; Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director, Jacobs Babtie;
Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM);
Aileen Grant, Principal Planner, City Development Department, The City of Edinburgh
Council; Archibald B Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation
Office; Objector’s witnesses: Julian Cobourne, Asset Manager, Morley
Fund Management Ltd; Craig Wallace, Associate, Jones Lang LaSalle; Group 37
(Line One) and Group 1 (Line Two) - Promoter’s witnesses: Andrew J Oldfield,
Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director,
Jacobs Babtie; Mark M Bain, Senior Engineer, Mott MacDonald; Steve Mitchell,
Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Leo Eyles,
Project Director, Associate of Steer Davies Gleave; G Matthew Edgar, Director,
Colliers CRE Chartered Surveyors & Property Consultants; Group 38 (Line
One) and Group 2 (Line Two) - Promoter’s witnesses: Andrew J Oldfield,
Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director,
Jacobs Babtie; Archibald B Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland South East
Valuation Office. 2. Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill and Edinburgh Tram (Line
Two) Bill (in private)
: The Committees will consider the 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.

 

The Enterprise and Culture
Committee
will meet on 14 June 2005 at 2.00pm in Committee Room 4 to discuss:
1. Inquiry into Scottish football: The committee will take evidence from
Patricia Ferguson MSP, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport. 2.
Inquiry into business
growth
: The Committee will take evidence from: Alec Mackie, Barwell Consulting
Ltd, Peter Shakeshaft, Archangel Informal Investments Ltd, and Geoffrey
Thomson, Braveheart Ventures Ltd; and James Sugden, Chair, Scottish Textile
Manufacturers
Association. 3. Inquiry into business growth: Committee members will give
an oral report of the recent visit to Dundee as part of the inquiry. 4.
Inquiry into Scottish Football
: The Committee will consider issues arising for
its
report into Scottish football. 5. St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland)
Bill
: The Committee will consider an approach paper for its
consideration of the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill.
Proposed future business
At
its next meeting on 21 June, the Committee will continue to take evidence
on its inquiry into business growth and consider papers by its advisers
on its
business growth and reform of EU State aids inquiries.

 

The Health Committee will meet on 14 June 2005 at 2.00pm in Committee Room 1 to discuss: 1.
Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will consider
the Bill
at Stage 2 (Day 5).
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 21 June,
it is expected that the Committee will consider: an affirmative instrument
of subordinate legislation that seeks to amend the Dentists Act 1984 and
a number of negative instruments. It will also consider a number of issues
relating
to its forward work programme. The Committee expects to take evidence on
the Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill and the Abolition of Prescription Charges
(Scotland)
Bill following the summer recess. The Committee is also planning to initiate
an inquiry into the implementation of the Regulation of Care (Scotland)
Act 2001 and the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 later in the
year.

 

The Justice 2 Committee will meet on 14 June 2005 at 2.00pm in Committee
Room 5 to discuss: 1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether
to take
item 7 in private. 2. Subordinate legislation: Hugh Henry MSP, Deputy
Minister for Justice, to move the following motion: S2M-2896 That the Justice
2
Committee recommends that the draft Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential
Modifications
and Amendments) Order 2005 be approved. 3. Prisoner escort and
court custody contract
: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Scottish
Prison Service. 4. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 – post enactment
scrutiny
: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Deputy Minister
for Justice. 5. Petition PE578: The Committee will consider correspondence
from the Deputy Minister for Justice. 6. Centre for Forensic
Science
: The Convener
will report back following the Committee’s recent visit to the
Centre. 7.
Committee away day programme
: The Committee will consider a paper by the
Clerk.

 

The Education Committee will meet on 14 June 2005 at 3.30pm in Committee
Room 6 to discuss: 1. Appointment of Committee Adviser (in private):
The Committee will consider the appointment of a finance/budget adviser to
the Committee.
Proposed
future business

At the Committee meeting on 22 June, it is planned to
consider the issues to be included in the Committee’s draft report on
the Pupil Motivation inquiry, to be published in the autumn, and consider its
future
work programme. The Committee is conducting an inquiry into early years
education and childcare and will take evidence in the autumn.

 

The Communities Committee will meet on 15
June 2005
at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 to discuss:
1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative
instrument:
the Right to Purchase (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) Amendment Order
2005 (SSI/2005/275). 2. Proposed Third Party Planning Rights of Appeal
(Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will consider a statement of reasons for not consulting
on the draft proposal and take evidence from Sandra White MSP. 3.
Housing (Scotland)
Bill (in private)
: The Committee will consider its draft report for
the Housing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.
Proposed future business
The Committee
may have a
meeting on 30 June but the agenda is yet to be confirmed.

 

The Justice
1 Committee
will meet on 15 June 2005 at 10.00am in Committee Room 6 to discuss:
1. Subordinate
Legislation
: Hugh Henry MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice, to move
the following motion: S2M-2942 Hugh Henry That the Justice 1 Committee recommends
that the
Draft Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Police (Scotland)
Act 1967) Order 2005 be approved. 2. Family Law (Scotland)
Bill
:
The
Committee will consider the possible contents of its Stage 1 report.
Proposed
future business

At
its next meeting on 22 June, it is expected that the Committee will
consider a draft report on the Family Law (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. The
Committee expects to continue consideration of the draft report on the Family
Law (Scotland)
Bill at Stage 1 at subsequent meetings.

 

 

BILL TRACKER

Abolition of NHS Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill (M):
Stage 1 (lead committee (Health)) 1 February 2005

Baird Trust Reorganisation Bill (P): Final Stage (debate,
meeting of the Parliament) 15 June 2005

Charities
and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill (Ex)
: Passed 9 June 2005

Council Tax Abolition and
Service
Tax Introduction (Scotland) Bill (M)
: Stage 1 (lead committee
(Local Government and Transport)) 25 January 2005

Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill (P):
Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee) 14 June 2005

Edinburgh
Tram (Line Two) Bill (P)
: Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram
(Line Two) Bill Committee) 14 June 2005

Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill (Ex):
Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 16 June 2005
[em]Stage 1 Report – Environment
and Rural Development Committee (9th Report, 2005)[/em]

Family Law
(Scotland) Bill (Ex)
: Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice
1)) 15 June 2005

Housing (Scotland) Bill (Ex): Stage 1 (lead committee (Communities)) 15 June
2005

Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill (Ex): Stage 1 (lead committee (Health)) 21
June 2005

Gaelic
Language (Scotland) Bill (Ex)
: Royal Assent 1 June 2005

Housing (Scotland)
Bill (Ex)
:
Stage 1
(lead committee (Communities)) 8 June 2005

Licensing (Scotland)
Bill (Ex)
: Stage 1 Report (Local Government and Transport Committee)
to be published 13 June 2005

Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex): Stage
1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 16 June 2005
[em]Stage 1 Report – Justice
2 Committee (10th Report, 2005)[/em]

Prohibition of Female Genital
Mutilation (Scotland) Bill (Ex)
: Passed 26 May 2005

Prohibition of Smoking
in Regulated Areas
(Scotland)
Bill (M)
: Stage 1 Report (Health Committee)
published 11 January 2005

Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill (M): Stage 1
(lead committee (Local Government and Transport)) 12 April 2005

Protection of Children
and Prevention
of
Sexual
Offences (Scotland) Bill (Ex)
: Passed
2 June 2005

Smoking,
Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill (Ex)
: Stage 2 (Day 4) (Health
Committee) 7
June
2005

St
Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill (M)
:
Introduced 19 May 2005

Transport (Scotland) Bill (Ex): Stage 2 completed 10 May
2005
[em]Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the Clerks to the Local Government
and Transport Committee[/em]

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill (P): Preliminary Stage (Waverley
Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee) 22 June 2005

 

OTHER EVENTS

The Future of Scotland's Workforce conference by the Scottish Futures Forum
is being held on Monday 13 June

A Holyrood conference on Disability Rights
is being held on Monday 13 June

The Cross-Party Group on Autistic Spectrum
Disorder will meet on Wednesday 15 June at 1.00pm in Committee Room 4

The
Cross-Party Group on Palestine will meet on Wednesday 15 June at 5.30pm in
Committee
Room
1

The Cross-Party Group on Cuba will meet on Wednesday 15 June at 6.00pm
in Committee Room 2

The Cross-Party Group on Loss of Consultant Led Services
in Scotland – Solutions will meet on Wednesday 15 June at 6.00pm in Room
Q1.03

The Citizenship Foundation Awards are being held on Thursday 16 June at
10.30am in Committee Room 1

The Cross-Party Group on Tobacco Control
will meet on Thursday 16 June at 12.45pm in conference rooms A and B, St.
Andrews House

The
Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Forestry and Forest Products
will meet on Thursday 16 June at 5.30pm in Committee Room 4

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