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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4, No 6 Session 1

Wednesday 12 June 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Reverend John H. MacLean of the Free Church of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill – Stage 1: Iain Smith moved S1M-3087—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill.

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

3. Value of Participation in Sport in Increasing the Quality of Life in Scotland: The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport moved S1M-3192—That the Parliament recognises the value of sport to the quality of life in Scotland and the importance of the role it plays in developing the health and well-being of the nation; welcomes the commitment of the Executive and sportscotland to work with governing bodies, local authorities and all other partners to widen participation in sport at all levels, and encourages all those with an interest in sport to contribute to the current review of sport 21, the strategy for sport in Scotland.

Irene McGugan moved amendment S1M-3192.1 to motion S1M-3192—

Insert after "nation;"—

"recognises also that real resources are needed in order to ensure real improvements in the general health and fitness of the nation and that only co-ordination across health, education and social justice will provide all Scots, especially those from socially excluded groups, with improved provision, equality of access, affordability of sporting facilities and full access to these health and social benefits;"

After debate, the amendment was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 97, Against 16, Abstentions 0).

Brian Monteith moved amendment S1M-3192.2 to motion S1M-3192—

Insert at end—

"and believes that the Executive should aim to ensure that all Scottish schools have a full-time equivalent physical education teacher."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 17, Against 69, Abstentions 27).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

Accordingly, the Parliament resolved—That the Parliament recognises the value of sport to the quality of life in Scotland and the importance of the role it plays in developing the health and well-being of the nation; recognises also that real resources are needed in order to ensure real improvements in the general health and fitness of the nation and that only co-ordination across health, education and social justice will provide all Scots, especially those from socially excluded groups, with improved provision, equality of access, affordability of sporting facilities and full access to these health and social benefits; welcomes the commitment of the Executive and sportscotland to work with governing bodies, local authorities and all other partners to widen participation in sport at all levels, and encourages all those with an interest in sport to contribute to the current review of sport 21, the strategy for sport in Scotland.

4. Publication of the Scottish Parliamentary Ombudsman and Health Service Ombudsman for Scotland's Annual Report 2001–02: Margaret Smith moved S1M-3186—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Parliamentary Ombudsman and Health Service Ombudsman for Scotland intends to lay his Annual Report for 2001-02 before the Parliament and orders the Clerk to publish the report.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Designation of Lead Committees: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3198—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committees—

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/246);

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/247); and

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/254).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

7. Sale and Use of Fireworks: The Parliament debated S1M-2822 in the name of Shona Robison—That the Parliament notes the results of the survey carried out by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in which almost 98% of people supported tighter restrictions on the availability of fireworks; recognises that there has been a large increase in the problems caused for both people and animals by the irresponsible use of fireworks; is concerned that the voluntary code of practice for the sale of fireworks is frequently disregarded, and considers that the Scottish Executive should do everything in its power to tighten up on the regulations relating to the sale and use of fireworks and, in particular, should review the powers available to local authorities in respect of vendor licensing.

The meeting closed at 5.48 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

12 June 2002

Appendix

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

New Bill introduced on 6 June 2002

Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make further provision as respects real burdens, servitudes and certain other obligations affecting land; to amend the law relating to the ranking of standard securities; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 54) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace

Supported by: Dr Richard Simpson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 54-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 54-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

 

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 6 June 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Community Care (Disregard of Resources) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/264)

laid under the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968

The Community Care (Additional Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/265)—

The Community Care (Deferred Payment of Accommodation Costs) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2202/266)—

laid under the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 7 June 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/267)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/268)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/269)—

The Court of Session etc. Fees Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/270)—

laid under the Courts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act 1895

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/271)—

The Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/276)—

The Extensification Payment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/278)—

The Plant Protection Products Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/279)—

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Loch Caolisport Scallops Several Fishery (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/272)

laid under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment No. 2) 2002 (SSI 2002/274)

laid under the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907

The Adults with Incapacity (Specified Medical Treatments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/275)

laid under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

The New Water and Sewerage Authorities Dissolution (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/277)

laid under the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

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

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Witnesses and Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2002 (SSI 2002/280)

laid under the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907

The Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/281)

laid under the Gaming Act 1968

The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/282)

laid under the Education (Student Loans) Act 1990

The Animal By-Products (Identification) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/283)—

The Food (Control of Irradiation) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/284)—

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The Feeding Stuffs Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/285)

laid under the Agriculture Act 1970

The Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/288)

laid under the Superannuation Act 1972

The Bus Service Operators Grant (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/289)—

The Home Zones (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/292)—

laid under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

The Travel Concessions (Eligible Services) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/290)

laid under the Transport Act 1985

The Advisory Council (Establishment) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/293)

laid under the Scottish Qualifications Authority Act 2002

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 7 June 2002

Subordinate Legislation Committee 27th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 596)

The following Report was published on 11 June 2002

Transport and the Environment Committee, 10th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP 598)

The following Reports were published on 12 June 2002—

Rural Development Committee, 7th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 599)

Health and Community Care Committee, 8th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 600)


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