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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 3, No 54 Session 1

Wednesday 27 February 2002

 
 

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Father Brian Gowans, Chaplaincy Adviser to the Scottish Prison Service, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2793—That the Parliamentagrees—

  1. as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on 14 February 2002—

Wednesday 27 February 2002

after the first "Parliamentary Bureau Motions", delete all and insert—

followed by Debate on an Executive Motion to treat the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill as an Emergency Bill

followed by, no

later than 3.05 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Marriage (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2597 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Plight of Chronic Pain Patients

Thursday 28 February 2002

delete all and insert—

9.30 am Stage 1 Debate on the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill

followed by European Committee Debate on its 9th Report 2001: Report on the Governance of the European Union and the Future of Europe: What Role for Scotland?

12.30 pm Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Stage 1 Debate on the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2647 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Rail Link to Edinburgh Airport

The motion was agreed to.

3. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - Emergency Bill: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-2779—That the Parliament agrees that the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill be treated as an Emergency Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to.

4. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - Suspension of Standing Orders: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2795—That the Parliament agrees that Rules 9.7.9, 9.8.3 and 9.10.2 of the Standing Orders be suspended for the purposes of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

The motion was agreed to.

5. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - Electronic Voting: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2796—That the Parliament directs that under Rule 11.8.3 of the Standing Orders any division at Stage 2 of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill shall be conducted using the electronic voting system.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2797—That the Parliament agrees that Stage 1 of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill begins immediately and lasts for no more than 30 minutes; that (if the general principles of the Bill are agreed to at Stage 1) Stage 2 begins one hour thereafter and debate on any amendments lasts for no more than 15 minutes and Stage 3 begins immediately Stage 2 is concluded and ends by 5.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-2781—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to.

8. Marriage (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion: The Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Business moved S1M-2801—That the Parliament agrees that, at Stage 3 of the Marriage (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 immediately after the conclusion of Stage 1 of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill).

Group 1 - no later than 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 1 hour

The motion was agreed to.

9. Marriage (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 1, 2.

10. Marriage (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Business moved S1M-2780—That the Parliament agrees that the Marriage (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

The meeting closed at 3.56 pm.

A second meeting opened at 4.26 pm.

11. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-2782—That the Parliament agrees that the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

12. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S1M-2798—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Damages (Personal Injury) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/46).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

13. Approval of SSI: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S1M-2794—That the Parliament agrees that the following instrument be approved—

the draft Forth Estuary Transport Authority Order 2002.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

14. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 10, 11, 12 and 13 and as noted above.

15. Plight of Chronic Pain Patients: The Parliament debated S1M-2597 in the name of Dorothy-Grace Elder—That the Parliament considers that the Scottish Executive and health boards should move the plight of chronic pain patients up the health agenda, chronic pain being regarded as the most neglected health issue in Scotland and possibly the biggest in terms of numbers as, according to the Pain Association Scotland, some 500,000 people suffer long-term pain through problems such as back pain and arthritic conditions, and agrees with health professionals who have appealed to the Parliament that the wreckage of many lives through lost jobs, and the loss of millions of pounds to the economy, could be relieved by ending the dire shortage of specialised pain clinics and staff in Scotland.

17. Motion without notice: Alex Neil moved without notice that, under Rule 2.2.6(d), the debate be extended until 6.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.00 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

27 February 2002

Appendix

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

New Bills introduced on 25 February 2002

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide, retrospectively, as to the effect on trial diets in summary proceedings of arrest warrants granted at intermediate diets. (SP Bill 49) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 49-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 49-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 22 February 2002 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2002 (S.S.I. 2002/65)

laid under the Food and Environment Act 1985

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 19 February 2002 for approval by resolution

The Electricity Lands and Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002

laid under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 26 February 2002 for approval by resolution—

The Bus User Complaints Tribunal Regulations 2002

laid under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2002—

The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Elections (Scotland) Order 2002—

laid under the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 15 February 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Scottish Social Services Council (Appointments, Procedure and Access to the Register) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/60)

laid under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

The Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/61)—

The Food (Star Anise from Third Countries) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/64)—

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The Race Relations Act 1976 (Statutory Duties) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2202/62)

laid under the Race Relations Act 1976

The Children’s Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/63)

laid under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2002 (SI 2002/261)

laid under the Scotland Act 1998

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 26 February 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/69)

laid under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 22 February 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 12) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/66)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/67)—

laid under the Food and Environment Act 1985

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 20 February 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 - Shellfish Orders and Applications (SE/2002/62)

laid under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 21 February 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Historic Buildings Council for Scotland Annual Report 2000-01 (SE/2002/58)

laid under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 22 February 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Aberdeen College: Financial Statements for the year to 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/6)—

Anniesland College: Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/8)—

Barony College: Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/11)—

Cumbernauld College: Report and Financial Statements of the Board of Management for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/18)—

John Wheatley College: Report on Financial Statements for the year ended 31 Jusy 2001 (SE/2002/32)—

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 26 February 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Borders College : Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/12)—

Cardonald College Board of Management: Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/13)—

Clackmannan College: Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/15)—

Dumfries and Galloway College: Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/19)—

Glasgow College of Food Technology: Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/26)—

Glenrothes College: Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/28)—

Jewel and Esk Valley College: Financial Report for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/31)—

Lauder College: Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/35)—

Motherwell College: Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/38)—

North Highland College: Group Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2002/40)—

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

The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park: Consultation of draft Designation Order Statements in terms of section 6(6) of the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000 (SE/2002/63)

laid under section 6(6) of the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 27 February 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000: Report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner for 2000 (SE/2002/64)

Committee Reports/Documents

The following Reports were published on 15 February 2002—

Rural Development Committee, 3rd Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 515)

Subordinate Legislation Committee 10th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 516)

The following Reports were published on 18 February 2002—

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 3rd Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Records) (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 517)

Subordinate Legislation Committee 11th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 518)

The following Report was published on 19 February 2002

Standards Committee 2nd Report 2002: Replacing the Members Interests Order: Interim Proposals for Consultation (SP Paper 512)

The following Report was published on 21 February 2002

Transport and the Environment Committee, 2nd Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 520)

The following Report was published on 26 February 2002

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 4th Report 2002: Report on Scottish Borders Education (SP Paper 519)

The following document was published on 26 February 2002

Developing a Framework for Assessing the Contribution to Rural Sustainability of Public Policy in Support of Agriculture Volumes 1-4: Research Commissioned by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre for the Rural Development Committee (SP Paper 521)

The following Report was published on 27 February 2002

Subordinate Legislation Committee 12th Report 2002: Delegated Powers Scrutiny, Marriage (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 522)


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