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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 1 Session 1

Wednesday 15 May 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Mrs Louise Purvis, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3109—That the Parliament agrees as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on 9 May 2002—

Wednesday 15 May 2002

after "Decision Time" delete

"followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3076 Michael Russell: Scottish Criminal Record Office"

and replace with

"followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2988 Mr Lloyd Quinan: Autism Awareness Week, 12 – 19 May 2002"

After debate, the motion was agreed to.

3. Scottish Fire Service of the Future: The Deputy Minister for Justice moved S1M-3098—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Executive’s commitment to developing a fire service that is modern, effective and efficient and which will also have a specific duty to enhance community fire safety, as set out in the consultation paper The Scottish Fire Service of the Future.

Roseanna Cunningham moved amendment S1M-3098.2 to motion S1M-3098—

Insert at end—

"and believes that, as one of the key emergency services, the fire service should remain in the public sector."

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

Keith Harding moved amendment S1M-3098.1 to motion S1M-3098—

Leave out from "welcomes" to end and insert—

"recognises the need for a commitment to developing a fire service that is modern, effective and efficient and that will also have a specific duty to enhance community fire safety and safer streets and therefore hopes that the Scottish Executive will give careful consideration to the fire service’s response to the consultation paper The Scottish Fire Service of the Future, as it is the men and women within the fire service who put their lives at risk daily in order to protect Scotland’s communities."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 48, Against 59, Abstentions 0).

The motion as amended was then agreed to (DT).

Accordingly, the Parliament resolved—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Executive’s commitment to developing a fire service that is modern, effective and efficient and which will also have a specific duty to enhance community fire safety, as set out in the consultation paper The Scottish Fire Service of the Future and believes that, as one of the key emergency services, the fire service should remain in the public sector.

4. Designation of Lead Committees: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3107—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committees—

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Source Records) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/205);

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/206); and

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Regulation of Investigatory Powers

(Cancellation of Authorisations) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/207)

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

6. Autism Awareness Week: The Parliament debated S1M-2988—That the Parliament acknowledges Autism Awareness Week 2002 and the forthcoming Autism Awareness Week 2003 by supporting both the Scottish Society for Autism and the National Autistic Society in Scotland in their efforts to promote and care for those affected by the condition and notes the incredible amount of work carried out by the very effective network of smaller support groups.

The meeting closed at 5.55 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

15 May 2002

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following document was laid in draft before the Parliament on 10 May 2002 for approval by resolution

Undertaking by the Scottish Ministers with the Consent of Northlink Orkney and Shetland Ferries Ltd. (SE/2002/97)

laid under the Highlands and Islands Shipping Services Act 1960

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 15 May 2002 for approval by resolution

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2002 (SSI 20002/230)

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 15 May 2002 for approval by resolution—

The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2002

laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1988

The Community Care (Assessment of Needs) (Scotland) Regulations 2002—

The Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2002—

laid under the Community Care and Health Act 2002

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 10 May 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/ 223)

laid under the Plant Health Act 1967

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/224)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 May 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Dairy Produce Quotas (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/228)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 15 May 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/231)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 15 May 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2002: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2002/99)

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 10 May 2002

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, 4th Report 2002: Report on the Lifelong Learning Convention (SP Paper 577)

The following Report was published on 13 May 2002

Transport and the Environment Committee, 8th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP 583)

The following Report was published on 15 May 2002

Local Government Committee, 9th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 585)


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