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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 14 Session 1

Wednesday 11 September 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Reverend Johnston McKay, Editorial Consultant, Religious Broadcasting, BBC Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Scotland's Links with the United States of America: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-3368—That the Parliament notes the educational, historical, cultural and economic links between Scotland and the USA and wishes to see these developed and enhanced to the mutual benefit of both countries.

Mr John Swinney moved amendment S1M-3368.1 to motion S1M-3368—

Leave out from "notes" to end and insert—

"recognises the dignity and courage shown by the people of the United States of America in the aftermath of 11 September 2001; notes the educational, historical, cultural and economic links between Scotland and the USA and wishes to see these developed and enhanced to the mutual benefit of both countries, and, in the spirit of those links, urges the US administration to publish incontrovertible evidence to justify any offensive military action against Iraq and obtain a fresh United Nations mandate before embarking on any such initiative."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 30, Against 60,

Abstentions 18).

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

3. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3378—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as Lead Committee in consideration of—

the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/389); and

the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/390).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

5. Ferry Services to the Northern Isles: The Parliament debated S1M-3325 in the name of Mary Scanlon—That the Parliament notes with concern the on-going situation surrounding the transfer of the contract for ferry links to the northern isles; recognises that these services provide a crucial lifeline for island communities and businesses, particularly the agriculture and fishing industries, through a substantial volume of passenger and freight transport, and considers that the Scottish Executive should ensure that ferry links between the mainland, Orkney and Shetland are maintained into the future.

The meeting closed at 5.47 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

11 September 2002

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 9 September 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Registered Social Landlords) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/411)—

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Appointment of Arbiter) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/413)—

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Scottish Secure Tenancy etc.) Amendment Order 2002 (SSI 2002/415)—

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Registration of Tenant Organisations) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/416)—

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

The Homeless Persons Interim Accommodation (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/412)—

The Homeless Persons Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/414)—

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

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

The Conservation of Salmon (Prohibition of Sale) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/418)

laid under the Salmon Act 1986

The Road Humps and Traffic Calming (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/419)

laid under the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 6 September 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Ayrshire and Arran Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/127)—

Borders Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/129)—

Dumfries and Galloway Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/131)—

Fife Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/133)—

Forth Valley Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/135)—

Grampian Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/137)—

Lanarkshire Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/142)—

Lomond and Argyll Primary Care NHS Trust Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/143)—

Borders Health Board Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/155)—

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2002

sportscotland Report of the Council 2001-02 (SE/2002/212)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 9 September 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Greater Glasgow Health Board (SE/2002/237)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Highland Health Board (SE/2002/238)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Orkney Health Board (SE/2002/239)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Grampian Health Board (SE/2002/240)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Shetland Health Board (SE/2002/241)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 10 September 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Lothian Health Board (SE/2002/242)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Lanarkshire Health Board (SE/2002/243)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Fife Health Board (SE/2002/244)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Argyll and Clyde Health Board (SE/2002/245)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Fife Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/246)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 11 September 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Erskine Bridge Accounts 2000-01 (SE/2002/108)

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

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Ayrshire and Arran Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/247)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Borders Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/248)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Dumfries and Galloway Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/249)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Tayside Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/250)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Forth Valley Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/251)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Grampian Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/252)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/253)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Highland Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/254)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the Audit of the Erskine Bridge Accounts 2000-01 (SE/2002/265)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were being published on 6 September 2002—

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 12th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 640)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 31st Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 643)

The following Report was published on 10 September 2002

Social Justice Committee, 4th Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 644)


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