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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4, No 24 Session 1

Wednesday 30 October 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Time for Reflection: The Chief Rabbi, Dr. Jonathan Sacks, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3514—That the Parliament agrees—

  1. as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on 10 October 2002—

Wednesday 30 October 2002

after first Parliamentary Bureau Motions, insert—

"followed by Ministerial Statement on Fishing"

Thursday 31 October 2002

after "Scottish National Party Debate on Fishing", delete—

"followed by Business Motion"

and (b) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 6 November 2002

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Executive Debate on Flexibility and Innovation in Schools

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3454 Dr Sylvia Jackson: Science and the Parliament – Wednesday 6 November 2002

Thursday 7 November 2002

9:30 am Executive Debate on the Scottish Executive Response to Foot and Mouth Disease Inquiries

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Debate on Quality of Life

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3499 David Mundell: Nuisance to Communities Caused by Seagulls

Wednesday 13 November 2002

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 14 November 2002

9:30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

The motion was agreed to.

3. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Environment and Rural Development made a statement on fishing.

4. Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill − Stage 1: The Minister for Environment and Rural Development moved S1M-3236—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill.

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

5. Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill − Financial Resolution: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services moved S1M-3270—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill, agrees to–

(a) any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act; and

(b) any charge imposed, and any payment required to be made, by or under the Act and any increase, in consequence of the Act, in any charge imposed or payment required to be made by or under any other Act.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 65, Against 31, Abstentions 17).

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

7. 50th Anniversary of the Nordic Council: The Parliament debated S1M-3388 in the name of Kenny MacAskill—That the Parliament congratulates the Nordic Council on its 50th anniversary; notes the benefits that the council has brought to the peoples, regions and nations of the Nordic area in terms of social, political and economic co-operation; sees the organisation as a potential model for the peoples, regions and nations of the islands of Britain and Ireland, and believes that closer political ties and links with the Nordic Council and between the Scottish Executive and the Nordic Council of Ministers should be developed.

The meeting closed at 5.44 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

30 October 2002

Appendix

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

 

New Bills introduced on 28 October 2002

Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to allow local authorities to designate areas as zones within which loitering, soliciting or importuning by prostitutes is not an offence under section 46(1) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 67) (Member's Bill)

Introduced by: Ms Margo MacDonald

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 67-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 67-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

National Galleries of Scotland Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide for a certain piece of land to cease to form part of Princes Street Gardens and to disapply the effect of section 22 of the Schedule to the City of Edinburgh District Council Order Confirmation Act 1991 to that land. (SP Bill 68) (Private Bill)

Introduced by: The Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 68-EN) and a Promoters’ Memorandum (SP Bill 68-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 October 2002 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/465)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 29 October 2002 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.14) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/482)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

 

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 23 October 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/469)

laid under the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 25 October 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Discontinuance of Legalised Police Cells (Ayr) Rules 2002 (SSI 2002/472)

laid under the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

The Water Customer Consultation Panels (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/473)

laid under the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 29 October 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/483)

laid under the Plant Health Act 1967

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 14 October 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency Annual Report 2001-02 (SE/2002/185)

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

sportscotland Annual Report 2001-02 (SE/2002/297)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 17 October 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Court Service Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/278)—

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration Audit Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/298)—

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 21 October 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Local Economic Forums: A baseline performance statement (AGS/2002/4)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 23 October 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Measuring Up? A follow-up report on performance measurement in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (AGS/2002/5)

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 24 October 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Qualifications Authority Annual Financial Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/296)

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

Community Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/275)

laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 25 October 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

New Opportunities Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the Financial Year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/270)

laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 as amended by the National Lottery Act 1998

Agricultural Marketing Schemes Report of 2001-02 (SE/2002/303)

laid under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 28 October 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

British Tourist Authority Foreword and Annual Report 2002 (SE/2002/182)

laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969

Registers of Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/289)

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 October 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends: Scotland’s Population 2001 (SE/2002/271)

laid under section 1(4) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965

Annual Report of the Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribunals for the period 1 August 2001 to 31 July 2002

 

Scottish Parliament Annual Report

The following document was published on 30 October 2002

Scottish Parliament Annual Report 2001 to 2002 (SP Paper 675)

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 14 October 2002

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 37th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 673)

The following Report was published on 15 October 2002

Transport and the Environment Committee, 15th Report 2002: Report on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland (SP Paper 674)

The following Report was published on 16 October 2002

Social Justice Committee, 8th Report 2002: Social Inclusion Inquiry Report (SP Paper 672)

The following Report was published on 17 October 2002

Transport and the Environment Committee, 16th Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 677)

The following Report was published on 18 October 2002

Transport and the Environment Committee, 17th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 678)

 


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