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BUSINESS BULLETIN No. 30/2014

Thursday 20 February 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT Royal Assent

The Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 3) received Royal Assent on 19 February 2014.

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Summary of Today’s Business Meetings of Committees 9.00 am European and External Relations

Committee Committee Room 1

10.00 am Equal Opportunities Committee Committee Room 6 1.00 pm Justice Sub-Committee on Policing Committee Room 6 ___________________________________________________________________

Meeting of the Parliament 11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

12.30 pm Members’ Business – S4M-08604 John Mason: Promoting Family Recovery Across Scotland

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motion

2.00 pm Members’ Business – S4M-08845 Patricia Ferguson: Support for Syrian Refugees

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill followed by Financial Resolution: Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

For full details of today’s business, see Section A. For full details of the future business, see sections B and C.

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The sections which appear in today’s Business Bulletin are in bold Section A: Today’s Business

- Meetings of Committees - Meeting of the Parliament Section B: Future Meetings of the Parliament Section C: Future Meetings of Committees Section D: Oral Questions

- Questions selected for First Minister’s Questions

- Questions selected for response by Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers at Question Time

Section E: Written Questions – new questions for written answer Section F: Motions and Amendments

Section G: Bills

- New Bills introduced - New amendments to Bills - Members’ Bills proposals

Section H: New Documents – new documents laid before the Parliament and committee reports published

Section I: Petitions – new public petitions

Section J: Progress of Legislation – progress of Bills and subordinate legislation

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Section A – Today’s Business

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in the Scottish Parliament, unless otherwise specified. Contact details for Committee Clerks are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

European and External Relations Committee 5th Meeting, 2014

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private.

2. The Scottish Government’s proposals for an independent Scotland: membership of the European Union: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jim Currie, former Director General, European Commission; and then from—

Dr Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (via video conference).

3. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee will consider the latest issue of the Brussels Bulletin.

4. The Scottish Government’s proposals for an independent Scotland: membership of the European Union (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard during the meeting.

5. The Scottish Government’s proposals for an independent Scotland: membership of the European Union: The Committee will consider correspondence received.

Equal Opportunities Committee 3rd Meeting, 2014

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 3, on tackling sectarianism, and 4, on female genital mutilation, in private at this and future meetings.

2. Tackling sectarianism: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Duncan Morrow, Chair of the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland, and Dr Michael Rosie, Member of the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland, Scottish Government.

3. Tackling sectarianism: The Committee will consider the evidence taken under item 2.

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4. Female genital mutilation: The Committee will consider its approach to an inquiry.

5. Fathers and parenting (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 2nd Meeting, 2014

The Sub-Committee will meet at 1.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Sub-Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private.

2. ICT provision: The Sub-Committee will take evidence from-—

Chief Superintendent David O’Connor, President, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents;

Calum Steele, General Secretary, Scottish Police Federation; Stevie Diamond, Chair, UNISON Police Staff Scotland.

3. Local policing: The Sub-Committee will review evidence received and consider its next steps in relation to local policing.

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Meeting of the Parliament 11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions

1. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Government whether it supports the restoration of train services to the Reston and East Linton stations. (S4O-02917)

2. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been distributed by the Scottish Welfare Fund in its first six months of operation. (S4O-02918)

3. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. (S4O-02919)

4. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Government how pump storage will add to Scotland’s clean energy sustainability. (S4O-02920)

5. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had regarding the timescale for fatal accident inquiries concerning helicopter accidents. (S4O-02921)

6. Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Government what lessons Scottish agencies can learn from the extreme flooding in the south of England. (S4O-02922)

7. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Transport Scotland and what issues were discussed.(S4O-02923)

8. George Adam: To ask the Scottish Government how it would reform welfare in an independent Scotland. (S4O-02924)

9. Roderick Campbell: To ask the Scottish Government how it is raising awareness of the offence of stalking. (S4O-02925)

10. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding additional funding being available for flood prevention. (S4O-02926)

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

1. Johann Lamont: To ask the First Minister what engagements he has planned for the rest of the day. (S4F-01889)

2. Ruth Davidson: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S4F-01887)

3. Willie Rennie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-01885)

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4. Maureen Watt: To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Government last met representatives of COSLA and what issues were discussed. (S4F-01896)

5. Rhoda Grant: To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to improve the inspection of care services. (S4F-01898)

6. Liz Smith: To ask the First Minister what discussions the Scottish Government has had with Glasgow 2014 officials regarding the financial administration of the Commonwealth Games. (S4F-01890)

12.30 pm Members’ Business

Debate on the subject of—

S4M-08604 John Mason: Promoting Family Recovery Across Scotland—That the Parliament notes the success of the Promoting Family Recovery Across Scotland event held in the Parliament on 21 November 2013 by Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs; notes the briefing paper on promoting family recovery that was presented at the event; reckons that every substance user is part of a family involving at least five members and that if families are dealt with as a whole then much more can be done for the user in recovery; considers that good examples of this type of work are being taken forward across Scotland, especially in Grampian and East Dunbartonshire, and gives its full support to ensuring that all family members affected by the problematic substance use of a loved-one receive support in their own right.

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions 2.00 pm Members’ Business

Debate on the subject of—

S4M-08845 Patricia Ferguson: Support for Syrian Refugees—That the Parliament expresses solidarity with the children, women and men of Syria who are enduring the country’s near-three-year civil war; understands that an estimated 6.5 million have been displaced internally and a further 2.4 million have sought refugee status in neighbouring countries, with many now in camps in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey; expresses particular concern for the people who have survived torture and sexual violence, the many who have lost loved ones and for the unaccompanied children and young people; commends the concern, voluntary endeavours and generosity of the public in the UK who, it understands, have donated over £23 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Syria Crisis Appeal; welcomes what it sees as the substantial financial commitments of the UK and Scottish

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governments and the wide support from across the political spectrum to the principles of refugee resettlement, humanitarian admission and family reunion; notes the calls for these principles to be implemented by the UK, with Scotland playing its part, in helping to resettle refugees in order to transform and enhance their lives; further notes calls for Scotland and the rest of the UK to join in the efforts of other western countries by offering protection to Syrians, and believes that, as demonstrated by the participation of West Lothian, Edinburgh, North Berwick, Glasgow and Renfrewshire in the evacuation and resettlement of refugees from Bosnia and Kosovo, this would continue Scotland’s proud tradition of welcoming and helping to resettle people fleeing conflict.

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill

S4M-09051 Nicola Sturgeon: Procurement Reform

(Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Financial Resolution: Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill

S4M-08677 John Swinney: Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

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Section B – Future Meetings of the Parliament

Business Programme agreed by the Parliament on 19 February

Tuesday 25 February 2014

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – S4M-08944 Murdo Fraser: Police Scotland Traffic Wardens (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for Wednesday 5 February 2014)

Wednesday 26 February 2014

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions 2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth (for text of questions see Section D)

followed by Scottish Labour Party Business followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – S4M-08741 Dennis Robertson: Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014 (for text of motion see Section F

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11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions (for text of questions see Section D) 12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

12.30 pm Members’ Business – S4M-08985 Richard Baker: Unite’s Back Home Safe Campaign (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for Friday 7 February 2014)

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Stage 1 Debate: Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill followed by Financial Resolution: Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

Tuesday 4 March 2014

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Topical Questions (if selected) followed by Scottish Government Business followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business Wednesday 5 March 2014

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions 2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Rural Affairs and the Environment; Justice and the Law Officers

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followed by Scottish Government Business followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business Thursday 6 March 2014

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions 11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions 12.30 pm Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions 2.30 pm Scottish Government Business followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

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Section D – Oral Questions

Portfolio Questions selected for answer on 26 February 2014

Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

1. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of Glasgow City Council. (S4O-02927)

2. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Government what economic risks an independent Scotland would face if it was to use sterling without being in a formal currency union with the rest of the UK. (S4O-02928)

3. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Government how it will tackle avoidance of the taxes devolved under the Scotland Act 2012. (S4O-02929)

4. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions ministers have had with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils and public sector agencies in the north east regarding the recruitment and retention of staff. (S4O-02930)

5. John Pentland: To ask the Scottish Government when the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth last met the Chancellor of the Exchequer and what was discussed. (S4O-02931)

6. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Government when the Minister for Youth Employment will next visit the Stirling constituency. (S4O-02932)

7. Jamie McGrigor: [Not Lodged]

8. Jim Eadie: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to establish links between key partners in innovation. (S4O-02934)

9. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government what main changes will arise from the 2013-14 Spring Budget Revision. (S4O-02935)

10. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on promoting the German model of work-sharing and work-time accounts as a means of moderating the worst effects of the recession. (S4O-02936)

11. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Government how it encourages local authorities to take advantage of the private and institutional funding streams that are available to them. (S4O-02937)

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12. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Government when the Island Areas Ministerial Working Group will next meet and what will be discussed. (S4O-02938) 13. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Coping with the cuts? Local government and poorer communities. (S4O-02939)

14. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Government what areas of tourism it is prioritising in 2014. (S4O-02940)

15. Christian Allard: To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish Loan Fund is helping small and medium-sized enterprises. (S4O-02941)

16. Hanzala Malik: To ask the Scottish Government what initiatives it supports that aim to improve employment prospects for women and ethnic minorities. (S4O-02942) 17. Mike MacKenzie: To ask the Scottish Government what progress was made at the recent summit in Stornoway on transmission charges and on securing grid connections to the islands. (S4O-02943)

18. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to encourage sustainable growth in Dumfries and Galloway. (S4O-02944)

19. Bill Kidd: [Not Lodged]

20. Colin Beattie: To ask the Scottish Government how many start-up companies have been registered over the last year. (S4O-02946)

General Questions selected for answer on 27 February 2014

1. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Government how junior doctors’ hours are regulated. (S4O-02947)

2. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle the supply and use of new psychoactive substances. (S4O-02948)

3. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to ensure the highest standards of inspections in care homes. (S4O-02949)

4. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Government when the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs last met the Chief Executive of Creative Scotland. (S4O-02950)

5. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Government when it last met NHS Ayrshire and Arran and what matters were discussed. (S4O-02951)

6. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on abolishing so-called slipper farming. (S4O-02952)

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7. Mark Griffin: To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with bus service operators. (S4O-02953)

8. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Government what powers it has to ensure the dredging of rivers where it is appropriate. (S4O-02954)

9. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Housing Regulator. (S4O-02955)

10. Marco Biagi: To ask the Scottish Government when it believes urban air quality will reach the specified Scottish and European standards. (S4O-02956)

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Section E – Written questions lodged on 19 February 2014

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Government in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

Questions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

S4W-19783 Siobhan McMahon: To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its response to the Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs (the Doran Review), what progress it is making on ensuring that organisations that provide statutory services to children and young people publicise the values that underpin their policies.

S4W-19784 Siobhan McMahon: To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its response to the Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs (the Doran Review), what progress it has made on meeting the immediate needs of children and young people with additional support needs and their families.

S4W-19785 Siobhan McMahon: To ask the Scottish Government how it has engaged with local authorities in their provision of resources under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004; what leadership it has provided; what direction it has given to (a) local authorities and (b) NHS boards to ensure that the transition to adult services for young people with complex additional support needs is delivered in accordance with the Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs (the Doran Review).

S4W-19786 Siobhan McMahon: To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its response to the Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs (the Doran Review), what progress it has made with ensuring that the revised code of practice for additional support for learning is effective and will help practitioners deliver services locally.

S4W-19787 Siobhan McMahon: To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on working with Enquire to develop an online map of information on specialist services that support children and young people with additional support needs and their families.

S4W-19788 Siobhan McMahon: To ask the Scottish Government what progress the sub-group of the Advisory Group for Additional Support for Learning has made in the collection of data and measurement of outcomes for children and young people with additional support needs as set out in its response to the Strategic Review of

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Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs (the Doran Review).

S4W-19789 Siobhan McMahon: To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in providing specific support to grant-aided special schools.

S4W-19814 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Government what its timeframe is for meeting its pledge of getting an additional 104,000 women into the labour market. S4W-19815 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Government how many of the women who entered the labour market in the last 12 months are employed on a (a) full- and (b) part-time basis.

S4W-19816 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Government how many women have no qualifications and are economically (a) active and (b) inactive, and how many of them have children under five.

S4W-19818 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Government how many women have no qualifications.

S4W-19819 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it provides to women with no qualifications who are looking to enter training or education.

S4W-19844 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government what discussions ministers had in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013 with European Commission representatives on the need to explore the potential for raising the six-year maximum contract length for Scottish ferry services; what outcomes were agreed, and what steps it will take in 2014.

S4W-19845 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government what developments in European Union public procurement policy in 2013 will influence its policies on tendering public contracts for passenger (a) ferry and (b) rail services, and whether it will set out changes to its public procurement policies in these sectors.

S4W-19846 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government what developments in European Union public procurement policy in 2013 will influence its policies on the design of tendering documents for public contracts for passenger (a) ferry and (b) rail services, and whether it will set out changes to the design of tender documents for these services that have been made since December 2012.

S4W-19847 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government how many winter sailings on (a) Clyde and Hebrides and (b) Northern Isles ferry routes were cancelled between 1 October 2013 and 16 February 2014.

S4W-19848 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government how many additional sailings there have been on (a) Clyde and Hebrides and (b) Northern Isles ferry routes between 1 October 2013 and 16 February 2014.

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S4W-19849 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the scale of disruption to Scottish ferry services during winter 2013-14 that was due to adverse weather conditions.

S4W-19850 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government when it will issue the draft invitation to tender document for the 2018-24 Northern Isles ferry services contract. S4W-19851 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government how regularly vessels operating on the (a) Northern Isles and (b) Clyde and Hebrides ferry routes undergo a full engine overhaul when dry docked, and when each vessel currently licensed to work on these routes last underwent such an overhaul.

S4W-19852 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) foot and (b) freight passengers were carried on each (i) Clyde and Hebrides and (ii) Northern Isles ferry route in each year between 2009 and 2013.

S4W-19853 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government when it will next review the impact of the Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) formula for setting passenger fares for ferry services; when it last reviewed the impact of RETs on passenger fares, and what the main outcomes were.

S4W-19856 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time for arthritis treatment is in Grampian and how this compares with other NHS boards.

S4W-19857 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent data that shows an increase in UK emissions between 2011 and 2012, what progress it is making to ensure that the policies and proposals set out in its second Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP2) are being implemented to meet future Scottish climate targets.

S4W-19858 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the EU’s greenhouse gas and renewable energy targets for 2030 are strong enough to enable the necessary investment into Scotland to allow it to meet its own climate and energy targets.

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Section F – Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are normally printed the day after they are lodged. If an amendment is lodged to a motion then the original motion will appear alongside the amendment, along with any support lodged that day, in this section.

Each Monday, this section also contains all motions and amendments lodged the previous week that are still live and any motions and amendments that have been lodged for debate in the coming week. A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn. Support for motions and amendments received after they are lodged is shown at the end of this section the day after such support is received.

Motions and amendments can be published with various symbols:

Asterisks before the motion or amendment number indicate a motion or amendment published for the first time;

Asterisks also identify alterations to the text of a motion or amendment made since it was first published;

A hash symbol identifies motions eligible for debate at Members’ Business;

A diamond symbol identifies motions lodged for Members’ Business that have not yet attracted the required cross-party support;

An "R", identifies motions or amendments in which the Member who lodged it has a registrable interest.

The Parliamentary Bureau periodically deletes motions or amendments not scheduled for debate and which are over six weeks old.

A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx.

Any questions in relation to this section should be directed to the Chamber Desk, for which contact details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S4M-09084 Jackie Baillie: International Women’s Day 2014—That the Parliament recognises that 8 March 2014 is International Women’s Day; understands that this day plays a vital role in promoting women’s issues and celebrating their achievements; notes that this year’s theme is Inspiring Change and calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change; acknowledges that, since the day’s first celebration in 1911, Scotland and the rest of the UK have come a long way in promoting women’s equality and emancipation, but believes that much more needs to be done to address issues such as the gender pay gap, underrepresentation of women in senior positions, female unemployment and the availability of childcare; welcomes the many Scottish events that will take place to mark what it considers this important day, such as the University of Edinburgh International Women’s Day Lecture by Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger, Falkirk’s all female open mic and social session, Dundee’s Women’s Festival, which aims to celebrate women through film, history, arts, music and drama in a series of workshops and events and the Clamjamfrie organised by Glasgow Parkour Girls, and commends all those who are working diligently to improve women’s social, economic and political position.

Supported by: Mike MacKenzie*, Margaret McCulloch*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Patricia Ferguson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Claudia Beamish*, Mark Griffin*

*S4M-09082 Anne McTaggart: Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau Tackles Local Issues—That the Parliament congratulates Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau on the 3,276 issues that it has dealt with from 1,049 clients during the period from October to December 2013; understands that this figure includes 459 cases relating to housing benefit issues and 98 clients who required assistance with housing discretionary payments and that 32% of all cases were debt related, and praises the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers in dealing with such challenging issues in these times of economic hardship for families across Scotland. Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Mike MacKenzie*, Margaret McCulloch*, Stuart McMillan*, Hugh Henry*

*S4M-09081 Nigel Don: British Dietetic Association Attends Trade Union Week—That the Parliament welcomes the contribution by the British Dietetic Association during Trade Union Week at the Parliament; recognises the role that professional and appropriate nutritional advice plays in good health; highlights the Trust a Dietitian campaign, whose website is www.trustadietitian.co.uk, and commends those working as dietitians across Scotland today, including in Angus North and Mearns, for their contribution in a wide range of settings including in the food industry, workplace, catering, education, sport, media and in care pathways including mental health, learning disabilities, community, acute settings and public health.

Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Simpson*, Jackie Baillie*

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*S4M-09080 Anne McTaggart: C-Change Scotland Secures Big Lottery Funding—That the Parliament congratulates the Glasgow-based charity, C-Change Scotland, on being awarded £287,699 by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland; understands that it supports people with learning difficulties, on the autistic spectrum, who have had a serious head injury, with Korsakoff’s syndrome and a range of other conditions; believes that the funding will be used to support the project, Dates-n-Mates, which aims to help people with learning difficulties meet other people and engage in social activities; recognises that it is hoped that this five-year project will support 450 people and provide information and advice on issues such as social etiquette and sexual health, and believes that the introduction of this support service will be hugely beneficial to many disabled people across the west of Scotland and their families and carers.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Christina McKelvie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Margaret McCulloch*

*S4M-09079 Alison Johnstone: Community Ownership of Sports Clubs—That the Parliament endorses the principles behind Community Ownership Week, which seeks to promote, celebrate and raise awareness of the community ownership of sports clubs and the community ownership movement across Scotland; considers that fans are typically the best long-term stewards of sports clubs and that clubs should be understood as a key part of the community; commends Scottish Fans and Supporters Direct Scotland for their work on this project as well as their broader support for the efforts made by fans’ trusts at every level of the game; considers that fans across Scotland have done excellent work to push for greater involvement and ownership, including at the four SPFL clubs already owned by their fans, and believes that clear support for the fans’ trust movement and leadership on this issue from the Parliament will be good for the national game at club level, both on and off the park, and at an international level.

*S4M-09078 Mike MacKenzie: Goldie Goes Wild in Oban—That the Parliament congratulates the chef, Gary Goldie, on the opening of his first restaurant at the Best Western Queens Hotel in Oban; understands that Gary, who lives in Taynuilt, has already established a reputation for creating innovative, world-class wild food; welcomes his focus on creating dishes from locally foraged ingredients that will offer a dining experience unlike anywhere else in the UK; considers that this is another example of home-grown produce and talent coming together to put Scotland on the culinary map, and wishes Gary and his team continued success.

Supported by: David Torrance*, Jamie McGrigor*, Joan McAlpine*, David Stewart*, Roderick Campbell*, Annabelle Ewing*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Angus MacDonald*, Chic Brodie*

*S4M-09077 Dave Thompson: New Malt Whisky Distillery on Skye—That the Parliament welcomes the plans for the establishment of the Torabhaig distillery on the Isle of Skye; understands that it will be based in an early 19th century listed farmsteading on the island’s south-east coast; believes that it will generate employment on the island and in the surrounding areas; recognises that it will be Mossburn Distillers’ first entry into the whisky sector; believes that it will further boost Scotland’s huge global export presence; understands that Scotland’s exports are

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close to £100 billion per year and hopes that this enterprise will help take it over that threshold; believes that, when it opens in 2015, it will make a valuable contribution both to distilling on Skye and the island’s attractiveness to international visitors, and wishes the venture every success.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Jackie Baillie*, Jean Urquhart*, Kevin Stewart*, Chic Brodie*, Richard Lyle*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Angus MacDonald*, Margaret McCulloch*, Kenneth Gibson*, Annabelle Ewing*, Mary Scanlon*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-09076 David Torrance: Dads Rock Arriving in Buckhaven—That the Parliament welcomes the creation and what it considers the instant success of the new Dads Rock group in Buckhaven; understands that Dads Rock was established in February 2012 by Thomas Lynch and David Marshall from Edinburgh in response to the limited amount of services available for fathers and their children; notes that dads and their children up to the age of five are encouraged to "rock out" with musical instruments as well as use the usual games, crafts and arts during the free weekly sessions; considers that Dads Rock groups also give fathers an often rare opportunity to discuss topics surrounding fatherhood; understands that the Dunfermline Dads Rock group was established in early 2013 following a successful pilot project in collaboration with Fife Gingerbread and that the new Buckhaven group is the second one jointly run in Fife, and commends Fife Gingerbread, Dads Rock and all their volunteers for providing what it considers a very important opportunity to fathers and their children to add a new dimension to their relationship, especially for those who are often unable to be with their children on a daily basis.

Supported by: Nigel Don*, John Finnie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kezia Dugdale*, Roderick Campbell*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Chic Brodie*, Sandra White*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Fiona McLeod*, Kevin Stewart*, Christina McKelvie*

*S4M-09075 Richard Simpson: Blanefield Contamination—That the Parliament welcomes contributions by the UK Government of £250,000 and by Stirling Council of £125,000 to meet part of the £630,000 costs of the historic contamination at Blanefield, which were due to fall entirely on local householders; notes the offer by the Scottish Government to consider the landfill tax issue relating to this case once the tax is introduced in Scotland in 2015, but considers that the Scottish Government should make a contribution to the costs now; believes that there are likely to be further cases of historic contamination where, as in the Blanefield case, neither the original contaminator nor the developer still exist, and considers that the Scottish Government should publish guidelines on how it proposes to treat such cases.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-09074 Sandra White: University of Glasgow Rector, Edward Snowden— That the Parliament welcomes the appointment of the whistleblower, Edward Snowden, as the Rector of the University of Glasgow; considers that he has exposed the extent of covert surveillance by the USA’s National Security Agency and the close ties that it has with the UK’s security services; notes his comments that this represents "a vote in support of academic freedom and that in a world where so

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many of our developing thoughts and queries and plans must be entrusted to the open internet, mass surveillance is not simply a matter of privacy, but of academic freedom and human liberty"; believes that the university has a strong tradition of supporting freedom and transparency through previous appointments such as Winnie Mandela and Mordechai Vanunu, who it understands revealed the extent of the Israeli nuclear weapons arsenal; expresses continuing concern over what it sees as the extent and scope of state surveillance and interference on basic rights, and hopes that this appointment sends out a clear message that such rights should not be infringed.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Jean Urquhart*, David Torrance*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-09073 Tavish Scott: Shetland Fishing and Aquaculture, So Much to Sea— That the Parliament commends the recently launched project, So Much to Sea, which is an initiative that has been established by the representative bodies of the Shetland fishing and aquaculture industries; understands that these sectors are worth more than £300 million a year to the Shetland economy and, despite the size and significance of the oil and gas industry, make seafood the largest economic driver in the area; notes that the project aims to generate a greater understanding of what the seafood industry means to communities across the islands and to build awareness of how it influences Shetland both socially and economically; recognises that the main themes of the initiative include fishing and aquaculture production in Shetland, the current and future roles of the sector and the area’s seafood as a sustainable food choice; welcomes the news that schools throughout the isles have been invited to get involved, and acknowledges that, as part of a wider celebration of Shetland seafood, an exhibition of a selection of school students’ work will be displayed at the Shetland Museum and Archives in June 2014.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Jean Urquhart*, Alison McInnes*, Bill Kidd*, Annabelle Ewing*, Liam McArthur*, Chic Brodie*, Dennis Robertson*, Sandra White*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mary Scanlon*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-09072 Youth 2000 Project Nets £6,726 Award (lodged on 18 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, David Torrance*, Mark McDonald*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09070 Fife Animal Park Closure (lodged on 18 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Kenneth Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09069 Scotland’s Traditional Housing Stock (lodged on 18 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*, Jim Hume*, Sandra White*, Roderick Campbell*, Dave Thompson*

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S4M-09068 The Appalling Reality of Life in North Korea (lodged on 18 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, John Finnie*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Neil Findlay*, Sandra White*

S4M-09060 Project Ability (lodged on 18 February 2014) Anne McTaggart*, Patricia Ferguson*, Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*

S4M-09059 Human Rights Abuses in North Korea (lodged on 18 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*, Sandra White*

S4M-09058 West Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau Publishes Unjust and Uncaring (lodged on 18 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09057 UN World Day of Social Justice (lodged on 18 February 2014) Iain Gray*, Anne McTaggart*, Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, John Finnie*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-09056 Congratulations to CLAN (lodged on 18 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09055 Work Capability Assessments (lodged on 18 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, John Finnie*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09054 Congratulations to GREC (lodged on 18 February 2014) Anne McTaggart*, Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Maureen Watt*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*

S4M-09053 LGBT History Month in South Lanarkshire (lodged on 18 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09047 Launch of Christians Against Poverty’s Drop-in Centre, Kirkcaldy (lodged on 17 February 2014) David Torrance*, Annabelle Ewing*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*, Dave Thompson*

S4M-09045 Fersands and Fountain Community Project, Aberdeen (lodged on 17 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09044 Scotland Europa and Financial Instruments for SMEs (lodged on 17 February 2014) Christina McKelvie*, David Torrance*, Mark McDonald*, Jean Urquhart*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09043 Rise in Start-ups with Scottish Government Support (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White* S4M-09042 Child Support Changes Threaten the Most Vulnerable (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Finnie*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

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S4M-09041 Democracy and the Edinburgh Agreement (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09040 Bank of Scotland Community Fund (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09039 ScotRail Adopt a Station (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09038 World Forced To Wait For P5 Cooperation (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Dave Thompson*, Sandra White*

S4M-09037 World Thinking Day 2014 (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Dave Thompson*, John Finnie*, Nigel Don*, Sandra White*

S4M-09036 Scotland’s Future and Scotland’s Health (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Sandra White*

S4M-09035.2 The Currency of a Separate Scotland (lodged on 14 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Dave Thompson*, Sandra White*

S4M-09035.1 The Currency of a Separate Scotland (lodged on 14 February 2014) Dennis Robertson*, Sandra White*

S4M-09033 Windswept Brewery Co, the Best New Brewery in Scotland (lodged on 13 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, John Finnie*

S4M-09032 Congratulations to Clyde Valley High School, Wishaw (lodged on 13 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Sandra White*

S4M-09031 SSAFA Lanarkshire (lodged on 13 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Sandra White*

S4M-09030 Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative (lodged on 13 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Sandra White*

S4M-09028 Trade Union Week at the Parliament, February 2014 (lodged on 13 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Dave Thompson*, John Finnie*, Sandra White* S4M-09027 Sylvia Rossi, Social Work Dementia Champion (lodged on 13 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Sandra White*

S4M-09026 Energy North Conference 2014 (lodged on 13 February 2014) Mark McDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Finnie*, Sandra White*

S4M-09025 Paisley Celebrates 10 Years of Emirates (lodged on 13 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Mark McDonald*, Sandra White*

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S4M-09022 Glasgow’s Nancy Clench Nominated as Best New Comedian (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Mark McDonald*, Sandra White*

S4M-09021 Passenger Numbers up 6% at Glasgow Airport (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Sandra White*

S4M-09019 Congratulations to the Burntisland Parish Church Guild (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Sandra White*

S4M-09018 Independent Workplace Policy Review (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Dave Thompson*, John Finnie*, Sandra White*

S4M-09017 Angus Woman Receives Commendation (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Sandra White*

S4M-09016 Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards 2014 (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Sandra White*

S4M-09015 Congratulations to the Kinghorn Community Land Association (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-09014 Ecology Centre Kinghorn Receives an Award (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-09013 Be an Earth Hour Star in 2014 (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Dave Thompson*, John Finnie*

S4M-09012 Congratulations to Aigas Community Forest (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-09011 Congratulations to the West Glenmoriston Community Company (lodged on 12 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-09010 Congratulating East Wemyss Bowling Club on being Awarded £4,619 (lodged on 11 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-09009 Congratulating the Levenmouth Foodbank on being Awarded £1,330 (lodged on 11 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-09006 Congratulating Mathieson’s Bakery (lodged on 11 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-09004 Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (lodged on 11 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-09002 Niel Gow’s Oak, European Tree of the Year (lodged on 11 February 2014) Dave Thompson*

S4M-09000 Scotland’s First Year as a Fair Trade Nation (lodged on 10 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Dave Thompson*

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S4M-08999 Grangemouth Post Office Modernisation (lodged on 10 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-08998 Welcoming Burntisland’s Totally Locally Campaign (lodged on 10 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-08997 One Big Drum at Trade Union Week (lodged on 10 February 2014) Dave Thompson*

S4M-08996 Congratulations on Digital Book Award (lodged on 10 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-08995 New Bishop for Paisley (lodged on 10 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-08993 Funding for the Forth and District Initiative (lodged on 07 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-08992 Save the St Stephen’s Centre (lodged on 07 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-08991 NHS Lanarkshire’s Integrated Community Support Team, a Triumph for Scottish Health and Social Care (lodged on 07 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-08985 Unite’s Back Home Safe Campaign (lodged on 06 February 2014) Alison McInnes*

S4M-08972.1 RIP RET (lodged on 07 February 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Dave Thompson*

S4M-08944 Police Scotland Traffic Wardens (lodged on 04 February 2014) Elaine Murray*, Richard Simpson*

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Section G – Bills

New accompanying documents printed on 19 February 2014

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill (As Amended at Stage 2)—A revised version of the Explanatory Notes has been printed. (SP Bill 32A-EN) (Government Bill)

New amendments to Bills lodged on 19 February 2014

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3 Section 1

Nanette Milne

95 In section 1, page 1, line 26, at end insert—

<( ) arrangements for a single point of entry to complaints systems for all services provided in pursuance of functions delegated under paragraph (b) or (c),>

Malcolm Chisholm

96 In section 1, page 1, line 26, at end insert—

<(da) arrangements for seeking the advice of the persons mentioned in subsection (3A) with regard to the quality, safety and standards of services provided in pursuance of functions delegated under paragraph (b) or (c),>

Malcolm Chisholm

97 In section 1, page 1, line 27, at end insert—

<(3A) The persons mentioned in subsection (3)(da) are— (a) the medical director of the Health Board, (b) the director of nursing of the Health Board,

(c) the chief social work officer of the local authority.>

Alex Neil

98 In section 1, page 2, line 12, after second <by> insert <or by virtue of>

Alex Neil

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Section 4 Malcolm Chisholm

100 In section 4, page 4, line 2, after <wellbeing> insert <and independent living>

Nanette Milne

101 In section 4, page 4, line 7, after <needs> insert <, aspirations, abilities, characteristics and circumstances>

Nanette Milne

102 In section 4, page 4, line 7, at end insert <including the need for access to independent advocacy services,>

Malcolm Chisholm

103 In section 4, page 4, line 10, leave out <takes account of the> and insert <has regard to the right to>

Malcolm Chisholm

104 In section 4, page 4, line 10, at end insert—

<( ) enables service-users to exercise choice and control and to participate in decisions regarding their need for services and the provision of those services to them,>

Malcolm Chisholm

105 In section 4, page 4, leave out lines 11 and 12 and insert—

<( ) has regard to the right of service-users to participate in the life of the community in which they live,>

Section 18A Alex Neil

106 Move section 18A to after section 22A

Section 23 Alex Neil

107 In section 23, page 15, line 23, leave out <14(2)> and insert <14(1A)>

Section 25 Malcolm Chisholm

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Nanette Milne

109 In section 25, page 16, line 9, after <needs> insert <, aspirations, abilities, characteristics and circumstances>

Nanette Milne

110 In section 25, page 16, line 9, at end insert <including the need for access to independent advocacy services,>

Malcolm Chisholm

111 In section 25, page 16, line 12, leave out <takes account of the> and insert <has regard to the right to>

Malcolm Chisholm

112 In section 25, page 16, line 12, at end insert—

<( ) enables service-users to exercise choice and control and to participate in decisions regarding their need for services and the provision of those services to them,>

Malcolm Chisholm

113 In section 25, page 16, leave out lines 13 and 14 and insert—

<( ) has regard to the right of service-users to participate in the life of the community in which they live,>

Section 26 Alex Neil

114 In section 26, page 16, line 31, leave out <it> and insert <the local authority>

Alex Neil

115 In section 26, page 16, line 33, after second <the> insert <local>

Rhoda Grant

116 In section 26, page 16, line 40, at end insert—

<( ) at least one person who the integration authority considers to be representative of service-users in the area to which the strategic plan relates,

( ) at least one person who the integration authority considers to be representative of carers in the area to which the strategic plan relates,>

Section 27 Nanette Milne

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<( ) groups appearing to the integration authority to be representative of non-commercial organisations contributing to the health and wellbeing of service-users in the area covered by the strategic plan.>

Section 31 Alex Neil

118 In section 31, page 21, line 9, leave out <(see section 25)>

Alex Neil

119 In section 31, page 21, line 10, leave out <(see section 5)>

Section 33B Bob Doris

120 In section 33B, page 23, line 14, at end insert—

<(3A) When carrying out a review of the scheme under subsection (2), the local authority and the Health Board must jointly review the impact of the scheme on—

(a) the rights of children, (b) the outcomes for children,

(c) the continuity of services provided to those persons moving from services generally provided to persons under 18 years of age to services generally provided to persons aged 18 years or over,

(d) such other matters as may be prescribed. (3B) In subsection (3A)—

“children” means persons who have not attained the age of 18 years,

“the rights of children” has the same meaning as in section 4(1) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.>

Bob Doris

121 In section 33B, page 23, line 16, after <(3)),> insert <and ( ) any impacts identified under subsection (3A),>

Section 33C Bob Doris

122 In section 33C, page 23, line 39, at end insert—

<(4A) When carrying out a review of the scheme under subsection (2), the local authority and the Health Board must jointly review the impact of the scheme on—

(a) the rights of children, (b) the outcomes for children,

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(c) the continuity of services provided to those persons moving from services generally provided to persons under 18 years of age to services generally provided to persons aged 18 years or over,

(d) such other matters as may be prescribed. (4B) In subsection (4A)—

“children” means persons who have not attained the age of 18 years,

“the rights of children” has the same meaning as in section 4(1) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.>

Bob Doris

123 In section 33C, page 23, line 41, after <(3)),> insert <and ( ) any impacts identified under subsection (4A),>

Section 35 Alex Neil

124 In section 35, page 25, line 1, leave out <any of the matters> and insert <a matter>

Section 48 Alex Neil

125 In section 48, page 35, line 30, at end insert—

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Proposals for Members’ Bills

A member seeking to introduce a Member’s Bill must first lodge a draft proposal, together with a consultation document (or a statement of reasons why consultation is not considered necessary). Subsequently, the member may lodge a final proposal, in broadly similar terms to the draft, accompanied by a summary of consultation responses (or the statement of reasons). The member secures the right to introduce a Bill to give effect to the proposal if the final proposal secures, within one month, the support of at least 18 other members from at least half the political parties or groups represented in the Parliamentary Bureau, and provided no indication is given that the Scottish Government or UK Government is planning equivalent legislation.

All current proposals (together with associated documents) are available on the Scottish Parliament website at:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/12419.aspx Current Final Proposals

Names marked with an asterisk (*) are new names of support. Where a proposal has secured the necessary level of cross-party support, the supporters’ names are shown in bold.

Jim Hume: Proposed Smoking (Children in Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to prohibit smoking in private vehicles in the presence of a person under 18, subject to limited exceptions. (lodged 30 January 2014)

Supported by Duncan McNeil, Alison McInnes, John Finnie, Alison Johnstone, Patrick Harvie, Alex Fergusson, Willie Rennie, Kenneth Gibson, Neil Findlay, Jackie Baillie, Richard Lyle, Iain Gray, Graeme Pearson, John Wilson, Margaret McCulloch, Ken Macintosh, Gil Paterson, Patricia Ferguson, Jenny Marra, Claire Baker, Mark Griffin, Hanzala Malik, Siobhan McMahon, Michael McMahon, Elaine Murray, Jean Urquhart, Jayne Baxter, Cara Hilton, Jim Eadie, John Pentland, Hugh Henry, Sarah Boyack, Kezia Dugdale, Dave Thompson, James Kelly, Dennis Robertson

Jenny Marra: Proposed Human Trafficking (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to (a) require the creation of a Scottish anti-human trafficking strategy; (b) provide for the special treatment of human trafficking-related crime within the criminal justice system; and (c) provide for the support of survivors of human trafficking. (lodged 18 February 2014).

Supported by Claudia Beamish, Kezia Dugdale, James Kelly, Hugh Henry, Neil Findlay, Patricia Ferguson, Sarah Boyack, Alison McInnes, Jim Hume, Margaret Mitchell, Patrick Harvie, Anne McTaggart, Margaret McCulloch, Ken Macintosh, Iain Gray, Jackie Baillie, Drew Smith, Cara Hilton, Graeme Pearson, David Stewart, Siobhan McMahon, Rhoda Grant, Malcolm Chisholm, Jayne Baxter, Elaine Murray, Lewis Macdonald, Alison Johnstone, John Finnie, Michael McMahon, Richard Baker*

The proposal was accompanied by a summary of consultation responses, which may be viewed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) or on the website page referred to above. Individual responses may also be viewed in SPICe.

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Section H – New Documents

Subordinate Legislation Affirmative instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 19 February 2014 and are subject to the affirmative procedure—

Patient Rights (Treatment Time Guarantee) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 [draft]

laid under section 25(2)(b) of the Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 [draft]

laid under section 32L of the Electricity Act 1989

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 19 February 2014—

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, 15th report 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 474)

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, 16th report 2014 (Session 4): Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill as amended at stage 2 (SP Paper 475)

For further information on accessing committee report, please contact the relevant clerk or webpage (see end of Bulletin for contact details or access general committee webpage)

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Section J – Progress of Legislation

For further information on the progress of Bills and subordinate legislation, contact either the relevant clerk or webpage (see end of Bulletin for details).

Bills in Progress

A list of all Bills in progress can be accessed via the Scottish Parliament website at:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/576.aspx

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill’s passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics. As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. a Government, Committee or Member’s Bill) has completed Stage 1, amendments for consideration at Stage 2 may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, amendments for Stage 3 consideration may be lodged. The last lodging day for amendments at Stage 2 is three sitting days before the meeting at which those amendments will be considered (e.g. Thursday for a meeting on Tuesday); at Stage 3 it is four days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2, when the deadline is 12 noon.

A Hybrid Bill is subject to the same rules except in the case of Stage 2 where amendments for consideration may be lodged no earlier than the completion of any consideration of evidence at Stage 2.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to different deadlines. These are set out in Rule 9A.12 of Standing Orders.

Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

(G) = Government Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill (M)

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Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 2 completed 22 January

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk) Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (G)

Passed 5 February

Burrell Collection (Lending and Borrowing) (Scotland) Bill (P)

Passed 21 January

Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill (G)

Passed 19 February

City of Edinburgh Council (Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund) Bill (P)

Passed 18 February

City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill (P)

Consideration Stage (lead committee (City of Edinburgh

Council (Portobello Park) Bill)) 16 January

Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Justice Committee) 18 February

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 19 February

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 Report (Justice Committee) published 6 February Criminal Verdicts (Scotland) Bill (M)

Introduced 27 November

Lead committee – Justice

Defective and Dangerous Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill (M) Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Local Government and

Regeneration)) 19 February

Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Local Government and Regeneration)) 22 January Housing (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 18 February Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Infrastructure and Capital

Investment)) 19 February

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 19 February

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (G)

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Stage 1 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 20 February Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 25 February Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill (G)

Royal Assent 19 February

Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Finance)) 19 February Tribunals (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 2 completed 4 February

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Subordinate legislation in progress (date of laying) (Lead Committee) Affirmative Instruments

Lead committee to report by 11 March 2014

Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2014 [draft] (22 January 2014) (Parliament)

Lead committee to report by 27 March 2014

Budget (Scotland) Act 2013 Amendment Order 2014 [draft] (6 February 2014) (Finance)

Lead committee to report by 28 March 2014

Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 [draft] (13 February 2014) (Health and Sport)

Lead committee to report by 29 March 2014

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Order 2014 [draft] (18 February 2014) (Health and Sport) Lead committee to report by 30 March 2014

Patient Rights (Treatment Time Guarantee) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 [draft] (19 February 2014) (Health and Sport)

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