Thursday 7 March 2013


Private Bills – revised determinations etc.

The Presiding Officer has made two revised determinations on aspects of Private Bill procedure, under Chapter 9A of standing orders. The full text of the new determinations is available from the following links to the relevant Annexes of the Guidance on Private Bills:

These new determinations take effect today (7 March 2013). In relation to any Private Bill introduced from today, the requirement (under Rule 9A.2.3(d)(iv)) to set out in the Promoter’s Statement details of the advertisement of the promoter’s intention to introduce the Bill is a requirement to comply with the version of the determination that was in effect at the time the advertising in question was done.

Annex F of the Guidance (model notification letter) has also been updated, including to reflect the terms of the revised determinations.

In connection with the first of these new determinations, a new page has been created on the Parliament’s website for promoters’ advertisements. This new “Proposed Private Bills” page is available here:

Summary of Today’s Business

Meetings of Committees

9.00 am

Equal Opportunities Committee

Committee Room 4

9.00 am

European and External Relations Committee

Committee Room 6

10.00 am

Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee

Committee Room 1

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-05670 Christina McKelvie: #Scotlandhour

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Questions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Integration of Adult Health and Social Care

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: UK Government Amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Public Body Consent Motion: The Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013 – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

Section A: Today's Business

Meetings of Committees and Meeting of the Parliament

Section C: Future Meetings of Committees

There is no information on future meetings of Committees in today's Business Bulletin

Section D: Oral Questions

Questions selected for First Minister’s Question Time and Questions selected for response by Ministers and Junior Scottish Ministers at Question Time

Section E: Written Questions

New Questions for Written Answer

Section G: Bills

New Bills introduced, new amendments to Bills and Members' Bills proposals

Section H: New Documents

New documents laid before the Parliament and Committee Reports published

Section I: Petitions

There is no information on Petitions in today's Business Bulletin.

Section J: Progress of Legislation

Progress of Bills and Subordinate Legislation

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