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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 3, No 40

Wednesday 19 December 2001

 
 

Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Father Tom Mullen, Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunfermline, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2562—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on 13 December 2001

Wednesday 19 December 2001

after "Debate on the Finance Committee’s Report on Stage 2 of the Budget Process" insert

followed by Motion on Membership of the Committee of the Regions

Thursday 20 December 2001

after "First Minister’s Question Time" delete all and insert

3.30 pm Election of a Member of the Parliamentary Corporation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2529 Karen Gillon: New Lanark

(b) the following programme of business

Wednesday 9 January 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on its Priorities

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-2447 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Congestion and Pollution caused by Edinburgh "Bus Wars"

Thursday 10 January 2002

9.30 am Debate on the Health and Community Care Committee’s Report into

Hepatitis ‘C’

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-2404 Iain Smith: Strategic Planning in Fife

Wednesday 16 January 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 17 January 2002

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Stage 1 Debate on the Marriage (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (c) that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 21 January 2002 on the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Finance Committee’s Report on Stage 2 of the Budget Process: Des McNulty, on behalf of the Finance Committee, moved S1M-2554—That the Parliament notes the 13th Report, 2001 of the Finance Committee on Stage 2 of the 2002-03 Budget Process (SP Paper 468) and notes the recommendations made by the Committee.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Membership of the Committee of the Regions: Euan Robson moved S1M-2555—That the Parliament endorses the Executive’s proposal to nominate Irene Oldfather MSP as a representative of the Parliament to replace Hugh Henry MSP as a full member on the UK delegation to the Committee of the Regions for the forthcoming session from 2002 to 2006.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 75, Against 28, Abstentions 1).

5. Address to the Parliament: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2561—That the Parliament agrees that Her Majesty The Queen should be invited to address a meeting of the Parliament in the year 2002, on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2559—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

Justice 1 Committee to consider the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Approval of SSIs and Codes of Conduct: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2258—That the Parliament agrees that the following instruments and codes of conduct be approved—

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 14) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/451);

Standards in Public Life Code of Conduct; Councillor’s Code (SE 2001/50); and

Standards in Public Life Code of Conduct; Member’s Model Code (SE 2001/51).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 as noted above.

9. Scottish Science Library and Scottish Business Information Service: The Parliament debated S1M-2345 in the name of Fiona McLeod—That the Parliament deplores the recent decision by the National Library of Scotland to close the Scottish Science Library and the Scottish Business Information Service because of funding problems.

10. Motion without notice: Fiona McLeod moved without notice that the debate be extended up to 6.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.00 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

19 December 2001

Appendix

(Note: this Appendix does not form part of the Minutes)

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 14 December 2001 for approval by resolution

The Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 December 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Sheep and Goats Spongiform Encephalopathy (Compensation) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/458)

laid under the Animal Health Act 1981

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 17 December 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Police Pensions (Pension Sharing on Divorce) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/459)—

The Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions and Increased Benefits) (Pensions Sharing) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/461)—

laid under the Police Pensions Act 1976

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 18 December 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/460)

laid under the Superannuation Act 1972

The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (Availability of Solicitors) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/464)

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 17 December 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2001 (SSI 2001/462)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic, Paralytic and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2001 (SSI 2001/463)—

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 14 December 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Transport Group Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/281)

laid under the Transport Act 1962 as amended by the Transport Act 1968

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 17 December 20901 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: Cash Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/283)—

Scottish Executive Development Department: Cash Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/285)—

National Archives of Scotland: Cash Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/292)—

General Register Office for Scotland: Cash Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/293)—

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/303)—

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Government Expenditure & Revenue in Scotland 1999-2000 (SE/2001/294)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 18 December 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Prison Service Annual Report and Accounts 2000-01 (SE/2001/280)

laid under the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department Cash Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/284)—

Scottish Executive Justice Department Cash Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/289)—

Scottish Executive Development Department: Non-Domestic Rating Account 2000-01 (SE/2001/304)—

Scottish Screen: National Lottery Distribution Fund Statement of Account for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/305)—

Forestry Commission Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/306)—

Forestry Commission Cash Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/307)—

Forestry Enterprise in Scotland: Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/308)—

Overview of the National Health Service in Scotland: A Report by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2001/10)—

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 19 December 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Qualifications Authority Annual Financial Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/262)—

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/301)—

Scottish Consolidated Fund Receipts and Payments Account 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/310)—

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the Scottish Qualifications Authority Accounts for 2000-01 (SE/2001/309)

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 14 December 2001

Subordinate Legislation Committee 44th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 472)

 


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