PLENARY BUSINESS

Tuesday 6 September 2005

Time for Reflection - Rev Lorna Hood,
Minister of Renfrew North Parish Church

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

First Minister’s
Statement: Scottish Executive’s Programme

Executive Debate: Scottish Executive’s
Programme

Business Motion

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Decision Time

Members’ Business

 

Wednesday 7 September 2005

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Continuation
of Executive Debate: Scottish Executive’s Programme

General Question Time

First Minister’s
Question Time

Themed Question Time—

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong
Learning;

Justice and Law Officers

Continuation of Executive Debate: Scottish
Executive’s
Programme

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Decision Time

Members’ Business

 

COMMITTEES

The
Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee will meet on 5
September 2005
at 10.00am
in Committee Room 1 to discuss: 1. Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill: The Committee
will take evidence on the Bill at Consideration Stage Phase 1 from:
[em]Group 21
(Mr and Mrs Joy) [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Professor Brian Evans, Chartered
Designer and Partner, Gillespies - Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and
Architects;
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. Objector’s
witness: Mrs Alison Joy, householder.
[em]Group 22 (Land Securities Trillium Ltd)[/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Gary Turner, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald;
Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald; Steve Mitchell,
Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Archibald B
Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation Office. Objector’s
witnesses: Maria Francké, Partner and Head of Planning and Development,
Drivers Jonas, Chartered Surveyors; Ollie Saunders, Partner and Head of Valuation,
Drivers Jonas,
Chartered Surveyors; Group 28 (Cala Management Ltd). Promoter’s witnesses:
Andrew J Oldfield, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Archibald B Rintoul,
District Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation Office; Kevin A Murray, Project
Manager, tie ltd; Rahul W Bijlani, Lawyer, Bircham Dyson Bell, Solicitors & Parliamentary
Agents. Objector’s witnesses: Kevin Whitaker, Land Director, CALA Homes
(East) Limited; Anthony Thomas, Director - Planning, CB Richard Ellis; John
BV Brown, Director, DTZ Debenham Tie Leung.
[em]Group 24 (New Town, Broughton and
Pilrig
Community Council) [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Professor Brian Evans, Chartered
Designer and Partner, Gillespies - Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and
Architects; Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management
(ERM); Andrew J Oldfield, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald; Stuart Turnbull,
Divisional Director, Jacobs Babtie; Aileen Grant, Principal Planner, City Development
Department, The City of Edinburgh Council. Objector’s witnesses: Alan
Welsh, Chair, New Town, Broughton and Pilrig Community Council; David Todd,
Dublin Street
Residents’ Association.
[em]Group 31 (Secondsite Property Holdings Ltd) [/em]
Promoter’s
witnesses: Rahul W Bijlani, Lawyer, Bircham Dyson Bell, Solicitors & Parliamentary
Agents; Raymond McMaster, Senior Planner, Dundas & Wilson CS LPP; Mark
M Bain, Senior Engineer, Mott MacDonald; Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant
in Light
Rail, Mott MacDonald. Objector’s witnesses: David R Bird, Director, Savell,
Bird & Axon (SBA); Myra Barnes, Partner, Salisbury Jones Planning and Development
Consultants; Stewart MacIntyre, Head of Sales, SecondSite Property.
[em]Group 29
(Constitution Street Area) [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Scott McIntosh, Senior
Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald; Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant,
Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Professor Brian Evans, Chartered
Designer and Partner, Gillespies - Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and
Architects;
Rodger Jones, Acting Design Manager, tie ltd; Archibald B Rintoul, District
Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation Office; Aileen Grant, Principal Planner,
City Development
Department, The City of Edinburgh Council; Gary Turner, Divisional Director,
Mott MacDonald; Rahul W Bijlani, Lawyer, Bircham Dyson Bell, Solicitors & Parliamentary
Agents.
[em]Group 23 (Leith Walk Area) [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Professor Brian
Evans, Chartered Designer and Partner, Gillespies - Urban Designers, Landscape
Architects and Architects; Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in Light Rail,
Mott MacDonald; Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources
Management
(ERM); Archibald B Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland South East Valuation
Office Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director, Jacobs Babtie; Gary Turner, Divisional
Director, Mott MacDonald; Tom Blackhall, Utilities Manager, tie ltd; Les Buckman,
Transport Planner, Steer Davies Gleave.
[em]Group 26 (Norman, Downie & Kerr)
and Group 27 (Alexander Latto (1986) Ltd) [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Steve
Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Scott
McIntosh,
Senior Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald; Gary Turner, Divisional Director,
Mott MacDonald.
[em]Group 25 (Edinburgh Masonic Club) [/em]
Promoter’s witness:
Gary Turner, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald.
[em]Group 20 (Police Box Coffee
Bars)[/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Gary Turner, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald;
Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald.
[em]Group 41 (Alastair
Harkness) [/em]
Promoter’s witnesses: Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in
Light Rail, Mott MacDonald; Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental
Resources
Management (ERM); Archibald B Rintoul, District Valuer, Scotland South East
Valuation Office.
2.
Proposed Amendments to the Bill
: The Committee will consider a
paper on preliminary consideration of objections and the adequacy of
the supplementary accompanying documents for the proposed amendments to
the Bill. 3. 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. 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.

Subordinate Legislation Committee will meet on 5
September 2005
at 10.30am
in Committee Room 2 to discuss: 1. Declaration of interests: Members who have
yet to declare any relevant interests will be invited to do so. 2.
Draft instruments subject to approval
: The Committee will consider the following- the Criminal
Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/draft); the Mental
Health (Absconding by mentally disordered offenders) (Scotland) Regulations
2005, (SSI 2005/draft); the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act
2003 (Modification of Enactments) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/draft); the Mental
Health (Cross-border transfer: patients subject to detention requirement or
otherwise in hospital) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/draft); the Mental
Health (Definition of Specified Person: Correspondence) (Scotland) Regulations
2005, (SSI 2005/draft); the Mental Health (Safety and Security) (Scotland)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/draft); the Mental Health (Use of Telephones) (Scotland)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/draft); the Public Appointments and Public Bodies
etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2005, (SSI
2005/draft); and the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland)
Act 2003 (Treatment of Office or Body as Specified Authority) Order 2005, (SSI
2005/draft).3. Instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider
the following- the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish
Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/379); the Food
Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast)
(No.6) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/384); the Food Protection (Emergency
Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.7) (Scotland)
Order 2005, (SSI 2005/391); the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic
Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/410);
and the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning)
(East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/415). 4. Instruments
subject to annulment
: The Committee will consider the following- 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 Teachers’ Superannuation
(Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/393); 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 (Fee Payable to Designated Medical Practitioners)
(Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/412); the Mental Health (Period
for Appeal) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/416); and the Mental Health (Care and
Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Code of Practice) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/417).
5. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider
the following- the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish
Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2005, (SSI 2005/360);
the Regulation of Scallop Dredges (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/371); and
the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning)
(West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2005, (SSI 2005/406). 6.
Instruments not laid before the Parliament
: The Committee will consider the following-
the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.4)
Amendment Order 2005, (SSI 2005/375); Act of Sederunt (Registration Appeal
Court) (No.2) 2005, (SSI 2005/382); and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement
No.2) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/392). 7. Draft work programme: The Committee will
consider its draft work programme to December 2005.

Communities Committee will meet on 8 September
2005
at 9.30am in Committee
Room 6 to discuss: 1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether
to take item 3 in private. 2.Subordinate legislation: The Committee will
consider the following negative instruments- the Charities (Designated Religious
Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/306); and the Housing (Scotland)
Act 2001 (Payments out of Grants for Housing Support Services) Amendment
Order 2005, (SSI 2005/322). 3. Work programme: The Committee will consider
its work programme.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 14 September 2005 it is expected that the Committee
will consider oral evidence from the Minister for Communities on the Scottish
Executive’s White Paper on ‘Modernising the Planning System’.
The Committee will continue to consider the Housing (Scotland) Bill at subsequent
meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details
are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Finance Committee will meet on 8 September 2005 at 10.00am in Committee Room
4 to discuss: 1.Declaration of interests: The new member of the Committee will
be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2. Financial Memorandum: The
Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Financial Memorandum
for the Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill. 3. St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday
(Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will take evidence on the Financial Memorandum
from Dennis Canavan MSP; Maureen Conner, Parliamentary Researcher; and Rodger
Evans, Non-Executive Bills Unit, Scottish Parliament.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 13 September 2005, it is expected that the Committee
will discuss its approach to consideration of the Draft Budget 2006-07; agree
the decisions from the Committee’s away day held in August; consider
a presentation on its cross-cutting expenditure review of deprivation and hold
a round-table discussion in relation to its cross-cutting expenditure review
of deprivation. The Committee will continue to take evidence on its cross-cutting
expenditure review of deprivation; monitor the Scottish Executive’s Efficient
Government initiative; and scrutinise the financial memoranda of Bills at subsequent
meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details
are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Public Petitions Committee will meet at 10.00am in Committee Room 3 to discuss:
1. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions-PE876
Inquiry into the future prospects for the Scottish haulage industry and any
knock-on impact for the Scottish economy. Patricia Glancey, Regional Manager
of the Road Haulage Association, will make a brief statement in support of
this petition accompanied by Robert Howie and Hamish Morrison.PE878 To consider
the need for a national strategy to address the impact of coastal and river
erosion within Scotland. James Mackie will make a brief statement in support
of his petition accompanied by John Fettes. PE865 To investigate the sequestration
recall process and consider amending the law to allow the right of appeal
for those made bankrupt by mistake and that all such appeals should be heard
by a Sheriff. Edward Fowler will make a brief statement in support of his
petition. PE877 Review of Scottish Executive policies on the provision of
affordable housing, particularly in relation to the impact on the elderly
and those on low incomes.PE862 Review of the current system for dealing with
and monitoring convicted child sex offenders. PE867 Safeguards against unwanted,
unnecessary and potentially harmful medication given by surreptitious means.
2. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current
petitions-PE841 Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act
1976. The Committee will consider responses from the Minister for Justice,
the Lord Advocate and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
PE767 Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act. The Committee
will consider a response from the Minister for Justice. PE791 Glasgow Homeopathic
Hospital. The Committee will consider a response from Greater Glasgow Health
Board. PE805 Review of the National Parks (Scotland) Bill. The Committee
will consider a response from Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park Authority. PE811
Permitted Development Rights enjoyed by Network Rail in respect of the erection
of 86ft GSM-R communication masts in residential areas . The Committee will
consider responses from the Scottish Executive, Network Rail; OFFCOM; COSLA
and the Office of Rail Regulation. PE734 Oxfam - Global campaign for education.
The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner. PE812 Stirling
Before Pylons - potential health hazards associated with long-term exposure
to high voltage transmission lines. The Committee will consider responses
from CECA (Scotland); the Human Radiation Effects Group; Scottish and Southern
Energy; the Minister for Health and Community Care; the Minister for Communities;
Scottish Power and the Institute of Civil Engineers. PE704 S upport for the
terms of UNISON Scotland’s NHS Food for Good Charter. The Committee
will consider a response from the Minister for Health and Community Care.
PE814, PE826 and PE776 Implications for rural areas of the introduction of
NHS24 services . The Committee will consider responses from NHS 24; the Scottish
Ambulance Service and the Minister for Health and Community Care. 3.
Report of the Public Petitions Committee Event, Ayr, 6 June 2005
: The Committee
will consider a draft report.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on Wednesday 21 September 2005 it is expected that the
Committee will consider new petitions on the investigation of claims of medical
negligence; provision of dance halls; Local Government democratic accountability;
the Environmental Protection Act 1980 and the findings of “Same as You,
A Review of Services for People with Learning Disabilities”. The committee
is also expected to give further consideration to current petitions on the
European Commission Food Supplements Directive; third parties’ right
of appeal regarding planning applications; establishment of a permanent National
Heritage Committee and protection of the Cramond area’s environment;
implementation and funding of the findings of “Same as You, A Review
of Services for People with Learning Disabilities”; the suitability of
HMP Peterhead for the long-term imprisonment of convicted sex offenders; guidance
to egg producers in Scotland on compatibility of UK legislation and EU Council
Decision 94/371/EC.

Education Committee will meet on 8 September 2005 at 2.00pm in Committee Room
5 to discuss: 1. Declarations of interest: The new member of the Committee
will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2. Choice of Convener: The
Committee will choose a new Convener. 3. Additional support for learning: The
Committee will consider the Scottish Executive’s response to the Committee’s
report on the additional support for learning code of practice. 4.
Subordinate legislation
: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments-
the Additional Support for Learning (Appropriate Agencies) (Scotland) Order
2005, (SSI 2005/325); and the Requirements for Teachers (Scotland) Regulations
2005, (SSI 2005/355) The Committee will take evidence on SSI 2005/355 from-
Dr Mike Gibson, Head of Additional Support Needs Division, Scottish Executive;
and Stewart Robertson, Team Leader, Teachers Division, Scottish Executive 5.
School transport
: The Committee will consider the Scottish Executive’s
response to correspondence on school transport issues. 6. Pupil motivation
inquiry
: The Committee will consider its approach to publishing its report
and consider arrangements for a final event.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 14 September it is expected that the Committee will
agree its future work programme; consider any outstanding issues arising from
its pupil motivation inquiry and be updated on the Scottish Executive’s
schools closure policy. The Committee expects to take evidence on its early
years inquiry at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk
to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Enterprise and Culture Committee will meet on 8 September 2005 at 2.00pm in
Committee Room 1 to discuss: 1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will
consider the following negative instruments- the Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland)
Order of Council 1995 (Amendment) Order of Council 2005, (SSI 2005/313); the
Student Loans (Information Requests, Maximum Threshold, Maximum Repayments
Levels and Hardship Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/314); the
Education (Graduate Endowment, Student Fees and Support) (Scotland) Amendment
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/341); and the Education (Student Loans) Amendment
(Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/345). 2. St Andrew’s Day Bank
Holiday (Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will take evidence from- Fiona Moriaty,
Policy Manager Scottish Retail Consortium; Paul Jennings, Vice-Chair, Association
of Scottish Visitor Attractions, and Dave Moxham, Assistant Secretary, Scottish
Trades Union Congress; Alan Mitchell, Head of Policy, CBI Scotland; Professor
Charles Munn, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland,
and Niall Stuart, Parliamentary Affairs Officer, FSB Scotland. 3. Inquiry
into EU state aids
: The Committee will consider a revised draft of its proposed
submission to the European Commission’s consultation. 4. Work
programme
:
The Committee will discuss an update of its latest work programme.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 13 September 2005, it is expected that the Committee
will take further oral evidence on the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland)
Bill and on its inquiry into Scottish football; consider issues emerging from
the inquiry into Scottish football, and review its progress on the inquiry
into business growth following the outcomes of the Business in the Parliament
2005 conference.

Health Committee will meet on 8 September 2005 at 2.00 pm in Committee Room
6 to discuss: 1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to
take agenda items 7 and 8 in private.2. Subordinate legislation: Lewis Macdonald,
Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, to move the following motions-S2M-3179
-That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency
Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 5) (Scotland)
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/379) be approved; S2M-3180 -That the Health Committee
recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish
Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 6) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/384) be approved;
S2M-3181 -That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency
Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 7) (Scotland)
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/391) be approved; S2M-3207- That the Health Committee
recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish
Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 8) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/410) be approved;
and S2M-3211- That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection
(Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland)
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/415) be approved.3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee
will consider the following negative instruments- the Mental Health (Content
and amendment of care plans) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/309);
the Mental Health (Content and amendment of Part 9 care plans) (Scotland)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/312); the National Health Service (Primary Medical
Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI/2005/336);
and the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland)
Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI/2005/337). 4. Human Tissue (Scotland)
Bill
:
The Committee will receive a briefing on the Bill at Stage 1 from- Professor
Sheila McLean, Chair, Review Group on the Retention of Organs at Post-mortem;
John Forsythe, Chair, Scottish Transplant Group; Will Scott, Bill team, Scottish
Executive Health Department; and Joe Logan, Bill team, Scottish Executive
Health Department. 5. Care inquiry participation event: The Committee will
discuss the outcomes from its participation event as part of its inquiry
into care legislation. 6. Budget Process 2006-07: The Committee will consider
its approach to its consideration of the 2006-07 Budget Process. 7.
Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will consider the main themes arising
from the briefing, to inform the drafting of its Stage 1 report. 8.
Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will consider possible additional witnesses
to take oral evidence from at Stage 1 based on the responses received to
the call for written evidence.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 13 September it is expected that the Committee will
take oral evidence on the Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill; and a substantial number
of pieces of subordinate legislation on the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)
(Scotland) Act 2003. 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 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. For further details, contact the Clerk to
the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Justice 2 Committee will meet on 8 September 2005 at 2.00pm in Committee Room
2 to discuss: 1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the
following negative instruments- the False Monetary Instruments (Scotland)
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/321); the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment
(No. 3) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/339); the Fire (Additional Function) (Scotland)
Order 2005 (SSI 2005/342); the Fire (Charging) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI
2005/343); the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications and
Amendments); (No. 2) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/344); and the Scottish Administration
(Offices) Order 2005 (SI 2005/1467). 2. Petition PE578: The Committee will
consider correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Justice and the petitioner.
3. Budget Process 2006/07: The Committee will consider a paper by the Clerk.
4. Youth Justice Inquiry: The Committee will consider the Scottish Executive’s
written response to the Committee’s report. 5. Management of
Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will consider the Scottish Executive’s
response to the Committee’s stage 1 report.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 13 September it is expected that the Committee will
consider a report back following its away day and subordinate legislation.
The Committee expects to commence consideration of amendments at Stage 2 to
the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill at its following meeting.
For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are
provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Local Government and Transport Committee will meet on 8
September 2005
at 2.00pm
in Committee Room 4 to discuss: 1. Declaration of interests: The new member
of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.2.
Items in private
: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.
3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative
instruments- the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment (No.2)
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/315); 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 Local Authorities’ Traffic
Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (2005/338); and
the Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment
Regulations, (SSI 2005/346). 4. Council Tax Abolition and Service
Tax Introduction (Scotland) Bill
: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from-Panel 1:
Peter Kelly , Director, Poverty Alliance; Panel 2: David McNeish, Parliamentary
and Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland Jess Barrow, Director of Communications,
Age Concern Scotland; Panel 3: Professor David Bell, Head of Department of
Economics, University of Stirling. 5. Work programme: The Committee will
consider its future work programme.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on Tuesday 13 September, it is expected that the Committee
will continue to take oral evidence on the Council Tax Abolition and Service
Tax Introduction (Scotland) Bill.
The Committee expects to consider the Licensing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2
at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee,
whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Environment and Rural Development Committee will meet on 8
September 2005
at
3.30pm in Committee Room 3 to discuss: 1. Declaration of interests: The Convener
will invite new members of the Committee to declare any relevant interests.
2. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in
private and whether to consider a draft report on its rural development inquiry
in private at future meetings. 3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee
will consider the following negative instruments- the Wildlife and Countryside
Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/308); the
Genetically Modified Organisms (Transboundary Movements) (Scotland) Regulations
2005, (SSI 2005/316); the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes
(Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/324); and will consider a response from
the Scottish Executive to points raised on the instruments at the Committee’s
meeting on 28 June 2005. 4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider
the following negative instruments- the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community
Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/311);
the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment
Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/323); the Cereal Seed (Scotland) Regulations
2005, (SSI 2005/328); the Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005,
(SSI 2005/329); the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Amendment
(No.2) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/340). 5. Rural development inquiry: The
Committee will consider evidence received to date for this inquiry.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 14 September the Committee will consider the Environmental
Assessment (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2.
The Committee expects to begin taking evidence on the Environmental Levy on
Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 at its meeting on 28 September. For
further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided
at the end of the Bulletin.

 

BILL TRACKER

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

Council Tax Abolition and Service Tax Introduction (Scotland) Bill
(M)
Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Local Government and Transport)) 8 September

Edinburgh
Tram (Line One) Bill (P)
Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill
Committee) 5 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 and Rural Development Committee)
14 September
[em]Amendments should be lodged by 12 noon on Friday 9 September with
the
Clerks to the Environment and Rural Development Committee[/em]

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

Family Law (Scotland) Bill (Ex) Stage 1 Report (Justice
1 Committee) published 7 July

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 Communities Committee[/em]

Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill (Ex)Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Health)) 8 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
Local Government and Transport 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 Justice 2 Committee [/em]

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

St Andrew’s
Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill (M)
Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Enterprise
and Culture)) 8 September

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

 

OTHER EVENTS

Tuesday 6 September 2005: Holyrood conference
on Planning

Wednesday 7 September 2005: Cross-Party Group on Diabetes,
Committee Room 4, 6.00pm

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