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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 3 No 50 Session 1

Wednesday 6 February 2002

 
 

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Right Reverend John Miller, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland led Time for Reflection.

2. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S1M-2706—That the Parliament agrees that, at Stage 3 of the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated (each time limit being calculated from when Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods when the meeting is suspended)—

Group 1 and 2 – no later than 1 hour

Group 3 – no later than 1 hour and 55 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 2 hours 25 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 1, 2, 19B, 19C, 19D, 19E, 19F, 19G, 19 (as amended), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Amendment 19A was agreed to (by division: For 88, Against 19, Abstentions 1)

Amendment 18 was disagreed to (by division: For 39, Against 64, Abstentions 0).

4. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-2678—That the Parliament agrees that the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S1M-2705—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committees—

The Justice 1 Committee to consider the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2002;

The Justice 1 Committee to consider the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2002;

The Justice 1 Committee to consider the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/23); and

The Justice 1 Committee to consider the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman (Compensation) (Prescribed Amount) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/32).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

7. HM Prison Peterhead and Beacon Site Status: The Parliament debated S1M-2363 in the name of Stewart Stevenson—That the Parliament congratulates HM Prison Peterhead on becoming the first prison in Scotland to be awarded Beacon Site Status as part of the Modernising Government initiative and looks forward to the prison fulfilling its role under the scheme whereby it will share the secrets of its success with groups of visitors from across the United Kingdom and Scottish governments.

The meeting closed at 5.41 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

6 February 2002

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 1 February 2002 for approval by resolution—

The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2002—

The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2002—

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 1 February 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/33)

laid under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/35)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 5 February 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Food and Animal Feedingstuffs (Products of Animal Origin from China) (Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/36)—

The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/39)—

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 6 February 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Building Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/40)

laid under the Building (Scotland) Act 1959

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 4 February 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Audit Committee 4th Report 2001 - Governance and Financial Management at Moray College: Response by the Scottish Executive to the Principal Recommendations (SE/2002/56)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 5 February 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Food Standards Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2000-01 (SE/2002/50)

laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921

Scottish Executive Consolidated Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2002/55)—

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the Scottish Executive Consolidated Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001 (SE/2002/59)—

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

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 1 February 2002—

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 1st Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 502)

Local Government Committee, 3rd Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 503)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 5th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 504)

The following Report was published on 6 February 2002

Subordinate Legislation Committee 6th Report 2002: Delegated Powers Scrutiny, Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 505)


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