Parliamentary Bureau Motions

– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:03 pm on 28th June 2006.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 5:03 pm, 28th June 2006

The next item of business is consideration of 14 Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Margaret Curran to move motion S2M-4629, on the establishment of a committee, motion S2M-4631, on suspension of standing orders, motion S2M-4630, on a Parliamentary direction under rule 11.8.3, motions S2M-4615 to S2M-4620, on committee membership and substitutes, motions S2M-4621 to S2M-4624, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments, and motion S2M-4625, on the designation of a lead committee.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees to establish a sub-committee of the Justice 2 Committee as follows:

Name of Committee: Justice 2 Sub-Committee; Remit: To inquire into and report to the Justice 2 Committee on—

  • The extent of information which local communities should receive on child sex offenders within their locality;
  • The way in which housing is allocated to sex offenders;
  • Whether steps need to be taken to distinguish sexual offences against children from such offences against adults;
  • Whether changes need to be made to the way in which sexual offences against children are considered and disposed of by the courts, and in particular, whether adequate sentencing options exist.

Duration: Until the end of December 2006.

Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Labour Party and the Deputy Convener a member of the Scottish National Party.

Membership: Jackie Baillie, Alex Fergusson, John Home Robertson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Jeremy Purvis.

That the Parliament agrees that, for the purposes of debating motion S2M-4634 (Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM(S2) 8.1) relating to the Compensation Bill - UK legislation) on Thursday 29 June 2006, the second sentence of Rule 9B.3.5 of Standing Orders be suspended.

That the Parliament directs that, for the purposes of its consideration of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2, the Communities Committee may vote using the electronic voting system, in accordance with Rule 11.8.3 of Standing Orders.

That the Parliament agrees that Chris Ballance be appointed to replace Robin Harper on the Procedures Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Robin Harper be appointed to replace Eleanor Scott on the Audit Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Mr Mark Ruskell be appointed to replace Eleanor Scott as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Environment and Rural Development Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Eleanor Scott be appointed to replace Chris Ballance as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Audit Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Shiona Baird be appointed to replace Robin Harper as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Finance Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Chris Ballance be appointed to replace Shiona Baird as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Communities Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Human Organ and Tissue Live Transplants (Scotland) Regulations 2006 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Supplementary Provisions) Order 2006 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2006 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government and Transport Committee be designated as lead committee, and that the Procedures Committee be designated as secondary committee, in consideration of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.—[Ms Margaret Curran.]

Photo of George Reid George Reid None

The questions on the motions will be put at decision time.