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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4, No 22 Session 1

Wednesday 9 October 2002

 
 

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Very Reverend Dr. James L. Weatherhead, Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Education and Young People made a statement on National Debate on Education.

3. Future of Air Transport in Scotland: The Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning moved S1M-3469—That the Parliament notes the consultation process currently being undertaken jointly by the Department for Transport and the Scottish Executive on the future development of air transport in the United Kingdom.

Mr Kenny MacAskill moved amendment S1M-3469.1 to motion S1M-3469—

Leave out from "consultation" to end and insert—

"urgent need, in relation to tourism and the economy in Scotland, to increase the limited number of direct international connections and to expand the number of routes operated by low-cost carriers; further notes that Inverness Airport is operated by Highlands and Islands Airport Limited, which is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers; is concerned at studies indicating that Inverness Airport has the highest landing charges in Europe, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to set up a route development fund to promote direct international connections from Scotland and to take immediate action to reduce the landing charges imposed at Inverness Airport."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 28, Against 75, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 75, Against 1, Abstentions 27).

4. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3475—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the following regulations—

the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/440);

the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/441); and

the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/442).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

7. Closure of Prison Officers’ Club at HM Prison Polmont: The Parliament debated S1M-3419 in the name of Michael Matheson—That the Parliament notes the decision by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) to close the officers’ social club at HM Prison Polmont and considers that SPS should withdraw this decision and honour its commitment to allow the club to purchase the property, recognising the important role of the club to both staff and the local community.

The meeting closed at 5.49 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

9 October 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 8 October 2002 for approval by resolution

The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2002

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 4 October 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/449)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/450)

laid under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/ 451)

laid under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

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

The Scottish Local Government Elections Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/457)

laid under the Representation of the People Act 1983

The Combined Police Area Amalgamation Schemes 1995 Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/458)

laid under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 8 October 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

East of Scotland Water Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/286)—

West of Scotland Water Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/287)—

North of Scotland Water Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/288)—

East of Scotland Water Dissolution Accounts for the period 1 April - 28 June 2002 (SE/2002/290)—

North of Scotland Water Authority Dissolution Accounts for the period 1 April - 28 June 2002 (SE/2002/291)—

West of Scotland Water Dissolution Accounts for the period 1 April - 28 June 2002 (SE/2002/292)—

laid under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994

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

Scottish Law Commission Report on the Consolidation of Certain Enactments Relating to Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries in Scotland (SE/2002/267)

Highlands and Island Enterprise Eleventh Network Report 2001-02 (SE/2002/293)—

Highlands and Island Enterprise Eleventh Network Accounts Report 2001-02 (SE/2002/294)—

laid under the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 4 October 2002—

Local Government Committee, 15th Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 668)

Procedures Committee, 4th Report 2002: Changes to the Standing Orders concerning the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, European Committee remit, Private Legislation, Temporary Conveners and the Journal of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 665)

The following Report was published on 8 October 2002

Transport and the Environment Committee, 14th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 669)

The following Report was published on 9 October 2002

Equal Opportunities Committee, 6th Report 2002: Inquiry into Gender Equality and Best Value (SP Paper 670)

 


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