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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 3 No 58 Session 1

Wednesday 13 March 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend John G. Greenshields, President of The Baptist Union of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Procedure Committee 2nd Report 2002, Report on Substitution on Committees of the Scottish Parliament: Mr Kenneth Macintosh, on behalf of the Procedures Committee, moved S1M-2866—That the Parliament (a) approves the recommendations of the Procedures Committee’s 2nd Report 2002, Substitution on Committees of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 530) and agrees to amend the Parliament’s Standing Orders in accordance with Annex A to the Report and (b) agrees that these amendments to the Standing Orders should come into force on 15 March 2002.

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

3. Standards Committee 8th Report 2001, Report on the Investigation of Unauthorised Disclosures: Mike Rumbles, on behalf of the Standards Committee, moved S1M-2810—That the Parliament agrees to amend the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament by replacing Section 9.4 with Section 9.4 as set out in Annex D of the Standards Committee’s 8th Report 2001, Report on the Investigation of Unauthorised Disclosures.

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

4. Justice 1 Committee 8th Report 2001, Report on Legal Aid Inquiry: Christine Grahame, on behalf of the Justice 1 Committee, moved S1M-2868—That the Parliament notes the 8th Report 2001 of the Justice 1 Committee, Report on Legal Aid Inquiry (SP Paper 437) and further notes that the Committee intends to publish a final report on legal aid in due course.

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

5. Deputy Convenership of Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2862—That the Parliament agrees that the deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill Committee be appointed from the Labour Party.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Designation of Lead Committees: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2891—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committees—

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/88);

the Transport and the Environment Committee to consider the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/83);

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Guardians etc. by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/95);

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Adults with Incapacity (Reports in Relation to Guardianship and Intervention Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/96);

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Adults with Incapacity (Recall of Guardians’ Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/97); and

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Adults with Incapacity (Non-compliance with Decisions of Welfare Guardians) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/98).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Approval of SSI: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S1M-2892—That the Parliament agrees that the following instrument be approved—

the draft Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2002.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 as noted above.

9. Commonwealth Day 2002: The Parliament debated S1M-2729 in the name of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton—That the Parliament recognises the valuable role of the Commonwealth in building relationships between nations across the world; welcomes the continued contribution of Scotland and its people to those relationships, and reaffirms its support for the work of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

The meeting closed at 5.47 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

13 March 2002

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 12 March 2002 for approval by resolution

The Police Act 1997 (Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates) (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

laid under the Police Act 1997

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 8 March 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The National Health Service (General Dental Services and Dental Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/99)—

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/100)—

The NHS Education for Scotland Order 2002 (SSI 2002/103)—

The Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and NHS Education for Scotland (Transfer of Staff) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/105)—

The National Health Service (General Medical Services and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/111)—

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/101)—

The Council Tax (Dwellings and Part Residential Subjects) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/102)—

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The Control of Noise (Codes of Practice for Construction and Open Sites) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/104)

laid under the Control of Pollution Act 1974

The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/107)

laid under the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/106)—

The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (Staff Transfer Scheme) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/108)—

The Regulation of Care (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/112)—

The Regulation of Care (Applications and Provision of Advice) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/113)—

The Regulation of Care (Requirements as to Care Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/114)—

The Regulation of Care (Registration and Registers) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/115)—

laid under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

The Dairy Produce Quotas (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/110)—

The Plant Protection Products Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/117)—

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/116)

laid under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 11 March 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Restriction of Liberty Order (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/119)

laid under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

The Regulation of Care (Excepted Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/120)

laid under the Regulation of Care Act 2001

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 13 March 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.3) Revocation Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/109)—

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/125)—

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 13 March 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/126)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/127)—

laid under the Food and Environment Act 1985

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 8 March 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Police (Scotland) Order 2002: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2002/79)

laid under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 11 March 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

National Statistics Code of Practice and Protocol on Release Practices: Consultation Paper on Arrangements in Scotland (SE/2002/67)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 13 March 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Audit Committee 1st Report 2002, Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 1999-2000: Scottish Executive Response to the Principal Recommendations (SE/2002/66)

Organ Retention Validation Review: Report by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2002/1)

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

Committee Reports/Documents

The following Report was published on 8 March 2002

Procedures Committee, 2nd Report 2002: Substitution on Committees of the Scottish Parliament (SP 530)

The following Report was published on 11 March 2002

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, 1st Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 535)

The following document was published on 11 March 2002

Public Attitudes Towards Sentencing And Alternatives To Imprisonment: Research Commissioned by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre for the Justice 1 Committee (SP Paper 537)

The following Report was published on 12 March 2002

Justice 2 Committee, 1st Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 538)

The following Report was published on 13 March 2002

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 6th Report 2001: Stage 1 Report on the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill (SP Paper 539)


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