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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 32 Session 1

Wednesday 27 November 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Reverend Jim Jones, Chairman of the Scottish Methodist Synod led Time for Reflection.

2. Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Final Report on Lifelong

Learning: Alex Neil, on behalf of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, moved S1M-3625—That the Parliament welcomes the 9th Report 2002 of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Final Report on Lifelong Learning (SP Paper 679), and invites the Scottish Executive to take the report into account when developing the new strategy.

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

3. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3643—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 December 2002

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement on Local Government Finance Allocations

followed by Finance Committee Debate on its 5th Report 2002, PublicPrivate Partnerships

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3504 Bill Butler: Provision of Dedicated Mother and Baby Services for Women with Post-Natal Depression

Thursday 5 December 2002

9:30 am Stage 1 Debate on Building (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of Building (Scotland) Bill

followed by Executive Debate on Criminal Justice Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Executive Debate on Crime (International Co-operation) Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Debate on The Future of Europe Convention – the

Scottish Dimension

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 11 December 2002

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 12 December 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 Debate on Fisheries 2003

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) that Stage 2 of the Protection of Children (Scotland) Bill be completed by 20 December 2002 and that Stage 2 of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill be completed by 24 January 2003.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (by division: For 86, Against 6, Abstentions 18).

4. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 2 as noted above.

5. A9 – Perth to Inverness: The Parliament debated S1M-3565 in the name of Mr John Swinney—That the Parliament notes with concern the unacceptable level of death and injury caused by road traffic accidents on the A9 from Perth to Inverness; recognises that the design of the A9, particularly the frequent switching between single and dual carriageway, contributes to this level of danger; welcomes improvements made to the road design to improve safety, particularly measures already agreed at the Bankfoot and Ballinluig junctions, but recognises that, until the A9 from Perth to Inverness is re-constructed as a dual carriageway with safe junctions, it will continue to present road safety dangers to the local community and the significant number of visitors to the area.

The meeting closed at 6.00 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

27 November 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 27 November 2002 for approval by resolution

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Constables in Scotland: Code of Practice) Order 2002

laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 22 November 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/518)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 25 November 2002 and is subject to annulment

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 2002 (SSI 2002/515)

laid under the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 27 November 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Seeds (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/520)

laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 22 November 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Report by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman of an Investigation into a Complaint Against West Lothian Healthcare NHS Trust: Ref. S.29/02-03 (SPSO/2002/3)—

Report by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman of an Investigation into a Complaint Against Lothian NHS Board: Ref. S.34/02-03 (SPSO/2002/4)—

laid under the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

Scottish Screen (Limited by Guarantee) Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/316)—

Scottish Screen (Enterprises) Limited Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/317)—

laid under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 26 November 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Code of Practice for Constables in Scotland Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (SE/2002/329)

laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 27 November 2002 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Overview of the 2001-02 water authority audits – A Report to the Scottish Parliament by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2002/7)

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

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 22 November 2002—

Local Government Committee, 16th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 695)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 42nd Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 697)

The following Reports were published on 25 November 2002—

Standards Committee, 10th Report 2002: Report on Complaint against Christine Grahame MSP (SP Paper 696)

Justice 2 Committee, 11th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 698)

The following Reports were published on 26 November 2002—

Justice 1 Committee, 10th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 699)

Transport and the Environment Committee, 18th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 701)

The following Reports were published on 27 November 2002—

Justice 1 Committee, 11th Report 2002: Report on Regulation of the Legal Profession Inquiry (SP Paper 700)

Finance Committee, 6th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 702)


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