PLENARY BUSINESS

Wednesday 4 May 2005

Time for Reflection: Father Raymond Jaconelli, Abbot of
Nunraw, Haddington

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Business Motion

General Question
Time

First Minister’s Question Time

Themed Question Time

Justice and Law
Officers;

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

Parliamentary Bureau
Motions

Decision Time

Members’ Business: Debate on the subject of S2M-2726

Shiona Baird: Supporting Local Producers

 

Thursday 5 May 2005

There will be no
Chamber business on Thursday due to the UK general election.

 

COMMITTEES

The Equal Opportunities Committee will meet on 3
May 2005
at 10.00am in Committee
Room 2 to discuss: 1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether
to take item 5 in private. 2. Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation
(Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2. 3.
Petition PE752
: The
Committee will consider petition PE752 by Catherine Harper, on behalf of Scottish
Women Against Pornography, calling for the Scottish Parliament to enact legislation
to define pornographic material as incitement to sexual hatred and to make
such incitement an offence similar to that of incitement to racial hatred.
4. Gypsy/Travellers – Review of progress – witness expenses: The
Committee will consider a paper on witness expenses. 5. Annual report: The
committee will consider its annual report for 2004-2005.

Proposed future business

At
its next meeting on 24 May, it is expected that the Committee will take oral
evidence on Gypsy/Travellers – Review of progress. The Committee will
also continue its inquiry into Disability.

 

The Subordinate Legislation Committee will meet on 3
May 2005
at 10.30am in Committee Room 5 to discuss: 1. Delegated
powers scrutiny
: The Committee will consider a response from the Executive
on the delegated powers provisions in the Environmental Assessment (Scotland)
Bill at Stage 1. 2. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider
the delegated powers provisions in the Management of Offenders (Scotland)
Bill at Stage 1. 3. Executive responses: The Committee will consider a response
from the Executive to points raised on the Food Labelling Amendment (Scotland)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/222). 4. Draft instruments subject
to approval
:
The Committee will consider the Water Environment (Controlled Activities)
(Scotland)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/draft). 5. Instruments subject to annulment:
The Committee will consider the following: the Horse Passports (Scotland)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/223); and the Land Management Contracts (Menu Scheme)
(Scotland)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/225). 6. Instruments not subject to
Parliamentary procedure
: The Committee will consider the following:
the Food Protection (Emergency
Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 2) (Scotland)
Revocation Order 2005, (SSI 2005/227); and the Food Protection (Emergency
Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 11) (Scotland)
Order 2004 Revocation
Order 2005, (SSI 2005/228). 7. Instruments not laid before the
Parliament
:
The Committee will consider the following: the Emergency Workers (Scotland)
Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/229); and the Water Environment
and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2005,
(SSI 2005/235). 8. Draft work programme: The Committee will consider its draft
work programme to summer recess 2005.

 

The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee will meet on 3
May 2005
at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 to discuss: 1.
Grouping and witnesses
: The Committee will consider a paper on the final groupings
and
lead objectors. The Committee will then consider the witness lists and
summaries
proposed for groups 1-19, 37-39, 42, 44 and 46. 2. Oral evidence
timetable and site visit
: The Committee will consider and agree its timetable for
oral evidence gathering meetings for groups 1-19, 37-39, 42, 44 and 46. The
Committee
will also consider and agree a date for a site visit. 3. Appropriate
Assessment
:
The Committee will consider a paper on Appropriate Assessment. 4.
Approach to additional written evidence
: The Committee will consider a paper on
its approach to additional written evidence from the promoter on the Landscape
and Habitat Management Plan for Roseburn Corridor (Section 1 and 3 Revision
A) and the Noise and Vibration Policy.

Proposed future business

At future
meetings,
the Committee will continue its scrutiny of the detail of the Bill at
Consideration Stage.

 

The Justice 2 Committee will meet on 3 May 2005 at
2.00pm in Committee
Room 1 to discuss: 1. Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland)
Bill
:
The Committee will take evidence from the following witnesses: Panel 1: Dr
Andrew
McLellan,
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland; Professor James J. McManus,
Chairman, Parole Board for Scotland; Panel 2: David McKenna, Chief Executive,
and Neil
Paterson, Director of Operations, Victim Support Scotland; Bernadette
Monaghan, Director, Apex Scotland; Angela Morgan, Director, Families Outside;
Susan
Matheson, Chief Executive, and Donald Dickie, Criminal Justice Adviser,
SACRO; Panel
3: Dr Mike Nellis, University of Birmingham; Roger Houchin, Glasgow
Caledonian University; Roger McGarva, Head of Performance and the Regions,
National
Probation Service; and Panel 4: Douglas Keil, General Secretary, Scottish
Police Federation;
Bob Ovens, Deputy Chief Constable, ACPOS. 2. Subordinate
legislation
:
The Committee will consider the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment
(No.
2) Regulations
2005 (SSI 2005/171).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on
10 May, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence from Cathy Jamieson
MSP, Minister for Justice, on the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill
and will consider its draft report the Licensing (Scotland) Bill. The Committee
expects to consider a draft Stage 1 Report on the Management of Offenders etc.
(Scotland) Bill at subsequent meetings.

 

The Local Government and Transport
Committee
will meet on 3 May 2005 at
2.00pm in Committee Room 5 to discuss: 1. Items in private:
The Committee will consider whether to take item
4 in
private. 2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee
will consider the Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh Trunk Road (A87)
Extension (Skye Bridge Crossing)
Toll Order (Revocation)
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/167). 3. Licensing (Scotland) Bill:
The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from: Panel 1: John
Downie, Parliamentary Officer,
Federation of Small Businesses; and Niall Stuart, Deputy Parliamentary
Officer,
Federation of Small Businesses; Panel 2: Hazel Watson, Professor
of Nursing, Glasgow Caledonian University and Chair, Nursing Council on Alcohol;
and Geoff
Earl, Community Psychiatric Nurse, NHS Lothian and RCN Scotland
Board Member for Lothians; Panel 3: Dr Mac Armstrong, Chief Medical Officer
for Scotland;
and Professor Peter Donnelly, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for
Scotland. 4.
Annual Report
: The Committee will consider its annual
report for 2004-2005.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 10 May, it is expected
that the Committee
will consider the Transport (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2. The Committee
expects to take evidence on the Licensing (Scotland) Bill at subsequent meetings.

 

The
Baird Trust Reorganisation Bill Committee will meet on 3
May 2005
at 3.15pm in Committee Room 3 to discuss: 1.
Item in private
: The Committee
will decide
whether to take item 3 in private. 2. General Principles
of the Bill
: The Committee will take evidence from: Marianne Baird, Trustee and
Chair,
The
Baird Trust;
Alan Borthwick, Trustee, The Baird Trust, and partner, Brechin
Tindal Oatts, solicitors; Ronald Oakes, Secretary and Treasurer, The Baird
Trust;
and then
from: David Campbell, partner, Lindsays WS, solicitors. 3.
Approach to Preliminary Stage Report (in private)
: The Committee will consider its
approach to the
drafting of the Preliminary Stage report.

Proposed future business

At
future meetings, the Committee will continue its consideration of the Bill
at Preliminary
Stage.

 

The Communities Committee will meet on 4 May 2005 at 9.30am
in Committee Room 6 to discuss: 1. Charities and Trustee Investment
(Scotland) Bill
: The
Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

Proposed
future business


At its next meeting on 11 May, it is expected that the Committee
will take oral
evidence on the Housing (Scotland) Bill.

 

The Justice 1 Committee will meet on 4 May
2005
at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 to discuss: 1.
Item in private:
The
Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private. 2. Protection
of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act
:
The Committee will
consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3). 3. Annual Report:
The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the
Parliamentary year
from 7 May
2004 to
6 May 2005. 4. Family Law (Scotland) Bill:
The Committee will receive a briefing on issues related to
the Bill from Professor Kenneth
Norrie,
the
Committee’s
Adviser for the Bill, and Sarah Harvie-Clark, Research Specialist,
Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

Proposed future
business


At its
next meeting on 11 May, it is expected that the Committee
will take oral evidence
on the
Family Law (Scotland) Bill. The Committee expects to take
further evidence on the Family Law (Scotland) Bill subsequent meetings.

 

The Edinburgh
Tram (Line Two) Bill Committee
will meet on 4
May 2005
at 10.00am
in Committee
Room 3
to discuss: 1. Consideration Stage: The Committee will
consider a paper on Witness lists and Witness Summaries, final groupings and
lead objectors,
the
timetable for oral evidence taking and a proposed site
visit.

Proposed
future business


At future meetings, the Committee will continue
its scrutiny of
the detail of the Bill at Consideration Stage.

 

 

BILL TRACKER

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

Baird Trust Reorganisation Bill (P): Preliminary Stage (Baird
Trust Reorganisation Bill Committee) 3 May 2005

Charities and Trustee
Investment (Scotland) Bill (Ex):
Stage 2 (Day 3) Communities Committee
4 May 2005

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

Edinburgh Tram (Line
One) Bill (P):
Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram (Line
One) Bill Committee) 15 March 2005

Edinburgh
Tram (Line Two) Bill (P):
Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram
(Line Two) Bill Committee) 16 March 2005

Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill
(Ex):
Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Environment and
Rural Development)) 11 May 2005

Family Law
(Scotland) Bill (Ex):
Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice
1)) 11 May 2005

Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill (Ex): Passed
20 April 2005

Gaelic
Language (Scotland) Bill (Ex):
Passed 21 April 2005

Housing
(Scotland) Bill
(Ex):
Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Communities))
11 May 2005

Licensing (Scotland) Bill (Ex): Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee
(Local Government & Transport)) 3 May 2005

Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex): Stage
1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice 2)) 3 May 2005

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill
(Ex):
Stage 2 (Day 1) Equal Opportunities Committee 3 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 & Transport))
12 April 2005

Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences(Scotland)
Bill (Ex):
Stage 2 (Day 3) Justice 1 Committee 4 May 2005

Smoking, Health and Social
Care
(Scotland) Bill (Ex):
Stage
1 completed 28 April 2005

[em]Stage 2 amendments
may now be lodged with the Clerks to
the Health Committee[/em]

Transport (Scotland) Bill (Ex): Local Government and Transport
Committee 10 May 2005

[em]Amendments to ss. 12 – 15, sch. 2, ss. 16 – 31,
sch. 3, s. 32, schs. 4 – 5, ss. 33 – 35, schs. 6 – 7, ss.
36 – 46 and the Long Title should be lodged by 12 noon on 5 May with
the Clerks to the Local Government and Transport Committee [/em]

Waverley
Railway
(Scotland) Bill (P):
Preliminary Stage (Waverley Railway
(Scotland) Bill Committee) 1 June 2004

 

OTHER EVENTS

British Council Lecture Series – 4 Human Rights: Tuesday 3 May, Committee
Room 1, 5:30pm.

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