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Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour

I seek the Parliament's approval to move, That motion S1M-1758 be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The question is, that the motion be agreed to. Are we all agreed?

Members:

No.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

We are not agreed. Before I call the division, I ask everyone to check that their card is in place and that the light in front of the card is not showing. We do not want any absentees, do we, Ms Baillie?

Is everyone happy? If we go through this procedure every time, we will ensure that the votes are recorded.

Those in favour should press yes now. Members should check that, during the 30 seconds, the flashing light becomes a solid light.

Division number 1

For: Aitken, Bill, Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Ms Margaret, Davidson, Mr David, Deacon, Susan, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Patricia, Fergusson, Alex, Gallie, Phil, Gillon, Karen, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harding, Mr Keith, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jackson, Gordon, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Johnstone, Alex, Kerr, Mr Andy, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Lyon, George, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, McAllion, Mr John, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, McIntosh, Mrs Lyndsay, McLeish, Henry, McLetchie, David, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Monteith, Mr Brian, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Mundell, David, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Radcliffe, Nora, Raffan, Mr Keith, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Mrs Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Tosh, Mr Murray, Wallace, Ben, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan, Young, John
Against: Adam, Brian, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Dr Winnie, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Harper, Robin, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Marwick, Tricia, Matheson, Michael, McGugan, Irene, McLeod, Fiona, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Reid, Mr George, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Ullrich, Kay, White, Ms Sandra, Wilson, Andrew

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The result— [Interruption.] Order. Members should keep quiet during divisions.

The result of the division is: For 82, Against 32, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

I ask Mr McCabe to move business motion S1M-1758, on the forthcoming business programme.

Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour 5:15 pm, 14th March 2001

The business motion proposes two changes to tomorrow's business: to insert a debate on fisheries at 11.30 am, to last for one hour, followed by a motion to appoint Mr Euan Robson as a junior minister. The rest of the motion covers the business for the next two weeks.

I move,

That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the Business Motion agreed on 8 March 2001— Thursday 15 March 2001 After 'Executive Debate on Freedom of Information', delete:

'followed by Business Motion' and insert:

'11.30 am Executive Debate on Fisheries

12.30 pm First Minister's Motion to appoint a junior Scottish Minister'

(b) the following programme of business— Wednesday 21 March 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1420 Irene McGugan: Scottish Berry Project Thursday 22 March 2001

9.30 am Social Justice Committee Debate on Drug Misuse and Deprived Communities followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Rural Scotland followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1684 Iain Smith: Recycling in Fife Wednesday 28 March 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection followed by Scottish National Party Business followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members' Business Thursday 29 March 2001

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Stage 3 Debate on Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No 2) Bill followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1340 Mr Keith Harding: Homelessness in Fife and, (c) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 26 March 2001 on the Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/74) and on the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/83) and by 27 March 2001 on the Discontinuance of Legalised Police Cells (Portree) Rules 2001 (SSI 2001/64); the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 26 March 2001 on the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/82) and by 3 April 2001 on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/87); the Rural Development Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 2 April 2001 on the Restriction on Pithing (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/73) and by 3 April 2001 on the Specified Risk Material Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/86); and the Health and Community Care Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 2 April 2001 on the Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian's Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/75), on the Adults with Incapacity (Certificates from Medical Practitioners) (Accounts and Funds) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/76), on the Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Attorneys by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/77), on the Adults with Incapacity (Countersignatories of Applications for Authority to Intromit) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/78), on the Adults with Incapacity (Evidence in Relation to Dispensing with Intimation or Notification) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/79) and on the Adults with Incapacity (Certificates in Relation to Powers of Attorney) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/80).

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

I have received an amendment from the Conservative party. I call Lord James Douglas-Hamilton to speak to and move amendment S1M-1758.1.

Photo of Lord James Selkirk Lord James Selkirk Conservative 5:17 pm, 14th March 2001

Last week's decisions on the subject of Scotland's fishing industry were of enormous importance to Scottish fishermen, who are facing great uncertainty at a time of crisis. Day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year, they risk their lives in dangerous and difficult seas in order to provide food for their countrymen and countrywomen. Surely when they are confronted with extreme adversity, the Parliament should be able to devote more than one hour to their needs.

This matter also relates to the relationship between the Executive and the democratically elected Parliament's decisions, taken last Thursday, to support a tie-up compensation scheme as part of the overall package of support for the industry and to ensure its future and well-being.

The amendment in my name allows greater time to be devoted to that key issue, which is of great concern. I appeal to the Liberal Democrats to use their good offices to support the cause of our fishermen and to uphold the will of Parliament, as expressed last Thursday.

I move amendment S1M-1758.1, under "Thursday 15 March 2001", leave out "11.30 am" and insert "11.00 am".

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

I know that you are going to raise a point of order, Mr Canavan, but I am afraid that I have not selected your amendment.

Photo of Dennis Canavan Dennis Canavan Independent

Presiding Officer, you may recall that, earlier this afternoon, I asked for clarification on whether the Executive's debate on fisheries would be broad enough to cover the important matter of the Executive's accountability to the Parliament and the fact that the Executive is treating the Parliament with contempt.

Tomorrow's debate is on fisheries—full stop. That is an important issue, but even more important is the matter of the Executive's accountability to Parliament. That matter is covered in my motion S1M-1745, which is supported by more than 50 members from four different parties.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

I have no notice that your amendment is supported by anyone other than yourself, Mr Canavan. Are you telling me that other members—

Photo of Dennis Canavan Dennis Canavan Independent

I am talking about my principal motion—motion S1M-1745—which more than 50 members from four parties have signed.

Because the business manager's motion was suddenly sprung on us this afternoon, I had limited time to lodge an amendment seeking to allow a debate on my motion—not tomorrow, but next week.

My point of order is to ask whether, if I am able to attract sufficient signatures to my amendment to the business motion, I will have a further opportunity to raise tomorrow the possibility of having a debate on my motion next week.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

I am sorry, but I cannot take into account the number of signatures in support of your motion in the business bulletin. I can take into account only the fact that you lodged an amendment to the business motion. I have decided not to select that amendment, but I hear what you say and will make sure that you are called in tomorrow's debate.

Let us now move on to hear Tricia Marwick, who wishes to oppose the business motion.

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick Scottish National Party 5:20 pm, 14th March 2001

When the Parliamentary Bureau met on Tuesday, I made a formal request that the First Minister make a statement to the Parliament to outline the detail of how he intended to implement the will of the Parliament as expressed in the vote on Thursday last week. The Labour business manager indicated that there was no plan for such a statement. It is something of a surprise to discover that 24 hours is a long time in politics.

Mr McCabe's proposed change to the business bulletin falls a long way short of what the Parliament expected and what Scotland demands. The issue is clear and simple. When the Parliament makes a decision it is, as the First Minister acknowledged on 25 January in the chamber, incumbent upon the Executive to take heed and to take action.

The chamber decided last Thursday, not on one vote, not on two votes, but on three votes, that there should be a tie-up scheme for Scotland's fishermen. The Parliament demanded such a scheme and the whole of Scotland expected that a democratically elected Executive would honour that decision.

What happened following the vote? The Executive went into a huddle and sent the fisheries minister out some hours later to say that nothing had changed. Labour sought to justify its intransigence by blaming everything from the wrong type of voting system to the wrong type of coalition colleagues. Contrary to the Parliament's standing orders and to common democratic practice, the Executive blamed the Presiding Officer.

The business motion proposes a debate tomorrow in which the Executive will seek to rerun history. In keeping with the tradition of the 1970s trade union barons, it will keep on holding the vote until it gets the answer that it wants—or gets its people into the chamber. That is not democracy—

Members:

Anti-trade unionist.

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick Scottish National Party

Thank you, Presiding Officer.

That is not democracy. The losers are not only Scotland's fishermen and Scotland's political parties, but the whole idea of a new, accountable Scottish democracy. If the Executive refuses to acknowledge the will of the Parliament, the very idea of the Parliament is brought into disrepute. If the Executive fails to acknowledge that it is one minority among several minorities in the Parliament, it shows contempt for the voters of Scotland who put us here and who can remove us from here. If this is new Labour in action, it smacks of nothing more than old Labour in the council chambers of South Lanarkshire and Fife, which brooks no opposition and tolerates no dissent. That time is past and the Executive's time is drawing to a close, hastened by actions such as those we have seen in the past week.

I oppose the business motion, because to allow the business motion to pass would be to accept that all the institutions of the Parliament, including the Parliamentary Bureau, are mere creatures of the Executive and that they will in the end do the Executive's bidding—no matter the vote and no matter the view of the people of Scotland. I oppose the business motion because it demeans the Parliament; by its actions today, the Executive demeans the Parliament. The motion tells the people of Scotland that, no matter whether the Parliament exists, democracy does not exist in Scotland.

I ask the chamber to oppose the business motion. In doing so, I renew the call of all Scotland for the Executive to honour last Thursday's vote. I call on the Executive to bring forward a business motion that includes a statement from the First Minister on how he intends to honour last Thursday's vote and also indicates how the Executive intends to return to the standards of democracy that Scotland expects and demands from its new Parliament. [Interruption.]

Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour 5:25 pm, 14th March 2001

The anger may be synthetic, but it is enough to show the SNP's true feelings. We have just heard an anti-trade union rant. I expect that from the Conservative side of the chamber. When we hear it from the SNP side, it is because there is no difference between the two. The real will of the people is reflected in the trade union movement and not in the synthetic anger of the SNP. When SNP members stand up and denigrate the trade unions, they explain to the people of Scotland what they are really about. They explain that there is not a blade of grass between the Conservatives' political intentions and the SNP's political intentions. That is the truth of it.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

Order. Mr Quinan, members must not shout from a sitting position.

Mr McCabe, a member is asking you to give way. Do you wish to?

Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour

No, Presiding Officer, but I appreciate the protection from the very unparliamentary behaviour of Mr Quinan.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

I do not think that he is giving way, Ms MacDonald.

Photo of Margo MacDonald Margo MacDonald Independent

I am sorry; I could not hear. Will the minister give way?

Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour

No, I will not.

The reality is that members on the Labour and Liberal Democrat benches fully understand the plight of the fishing industry. That is why we debated it for an hour and a half last week and why we will debate it for an hour this week. However, members on all benches understand that many industries are in the process of restructuring and that many people in those industries are suffering pain and discomfort. The Executive has demonstrated its commitment to the fishing industry by announcing the biggest ever investment in the industry. The discussions that continue, at this moment, with fishermen's leaders will further demonstrate that the Executive—Liberal Democrats and Labour—is determined to find the best solution for the industry. The debate that we have proposed for tomorrow will demonstrate that clearly to the chamber and to all of Scotland.

Photo of Margo MacDonald Margo MacDonald Independent

On a point of order. I apologise for raising this matter in a point of order, because I did try to extract the information from the minister.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

Just a minute, Ms MacDonald. I am not very happy with your introduction: it is either a point of order or it is not.

Photo of Margo MacDonald Margo MacDonald Independent

Will you clarify whether the Executive can point to the rule of standing orders that allows the Executive, in effect, to negate the decision taken by the Parliament last week, which is what will happen if we debate the same issue and reach a different conclusion?

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

Neither you nor I have seen the motion. We must wait till tomorrow when the motion will be before us. Your point is not really a point of order for now.

I will now put the questions on the amendment and the motion. The first question is, that amendment S1M-1758.1, in the name of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2

For: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Davidson, Mr David, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Dr Winnie, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Fergusson, Alex, Gallie, Phil, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Harding, Mr Keith, Harper, Robin, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Johnstone, Alex, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Marwick, Tricia, Matheson, Michael, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, McGugan, Irene, McIntosh, Mrs Lyndsay, McLeod, Fiona, McLetchie, David, Monteith, Mr Brian, Mundell, David, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Reid, Mr George, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Tosh, Mr Murray, Ullrich, Kay, Wallace, Ben, White, Ms Sandra, Wilson, Andrew, Young, John
Against: Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Ms Margaret, Deacon, Susan, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Patricia, Galbraith, Mr Sam, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jackson, Gordon, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Kerr, Mr Andy, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Lyon, George, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, McAllion, Mr John, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McLeish, Henry, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Radcliffe, Nora, Raffan, Mr Keith, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Mrs Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The result of the division is: For 50, Against 68, Absentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The next question is, that motion S1M-1758, in the name of Tom McCabe, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3

For: Aitken, Bill, Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Ms Margaret, Davidson, Mr David, Deacon, Susan, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Patricia, Fergusson, Alex, Galbraith, Mr Sam, Gallie, Phil, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harding, Mr Keith, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jackson, Gordon, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Johnstone, Alex, Kerr, Mr Andy, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Lyon, George, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, McAllion, Mr John, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, McIntosh, Mrs Lyndsay, McLeish, Henry, McLetchie, David, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Monteith, Mr Brian, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Mundell, David, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Radcliffe, Nora, Raffan, Mr Keith, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Mrs Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Tosh, Mr Murray, Wallace, Ben, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan, Young, John
Against: Adam, Brian, Canavan, Dennis, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Dr Winnie, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Marwick, Tricia, Matheson, Michael, McGugan, Irene, McLeod, Fiona, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Reid, Mr George, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Ullrich, Kay, White, Ms Sandra, Wilson, Andrew
Abstentions: Harper, Robin

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The result of the division is: For 86, Against 30, Abstentions 1.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees

(a) the following revision to the Business Motion agreed on 8 March 2001— Thursday 15 March 2001 After 'Executive Debate on Freedom of Information', delete:

'followed by Business Motion' and insert:

'11.30 am Executive Debate on Fisheries

12.30 pm First Minister's Motion to appoint a junior Scottish Minister'

(b) the following programme of business— Wednesday 21 March 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1420 Irene McGugan: Scottish Berry Project Thursday 22 March 2001

9.30 am Social Justice Committee Debate on Drug Misuse and Deprived Communities followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Rural Scotland followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1684 Iain Smith: Recycling in Fife Wednesday 28 March 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection followed by Scottish National Party Business followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members' Business Thursday 29 March 2001

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Stage 3 Debate on Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No 2) Bill followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1340 Mr Keith Harding:

Homelessness in Fife and, (c) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 26 March 2001 on the Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/74) and on the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/83) and by 27 March 2001 on the Discontinuance of Legalised Police Cells (Portree) Rules 2001 (SSI 2001/64); the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 26 March 2001 on the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/82) and by 3 April 2001 on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/87); the Rural Development Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 2 April 2001 on the Restriction on Pithing (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/73) and by 3 April 2001 on the Specified Risk Material Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/86); and the Health and Community Care Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 2 April 2001 on the Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian's Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/75), on the Adults with Incapacity (Certificates from Medical Practitioners) (Accounts and Funds) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/76), on the Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Attorneys by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI

2001/77), on the Adults with Incapacity (Countersignatories of Applications for Authority to Intromit) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/78), on the Adults with Incapacity (Evidence in Relation to Dispensing with Intimation or Notification) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/79) and on the Adults with Incapacity (Certificates in Relation to Powers of Attorney) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/80).