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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 34 Session 1

Wednesday 4 December 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Mr Rawdon Goodier, Zen Buddhist Lay Minister and recently retired First Chairman of the Scottish Interfaith Council, led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Finance and Public Services made a statement on local government finance allocations.

3. Finance Committee, Public Private Partnerships: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Finance Committee, moved S1M-3640—That the Parliament notes the 5th Report 2002 of the Finance Committee, Public Private Partnerships (SP Paper 653), and commends the report’s recommendations to the Scottish Executive.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 71, Against 36, Abstentions 2).

4. Approval of SSI: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3676—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 be approved.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 59, Against 50, Abstentions 1).

5. Designation of Lead Committees: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3677—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of lead committees—

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 2002 (SSI/2002/515); and

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Constables in Scotland: Code of Practice) Order 2002.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

7. Provision of Dedicated Mother and Baby Services for Women with Post-Natal Depression: The Parliament debated S1M-3504 in the name of Bill Butler—That the Parliament expresses its deep concern regarding the lack of proper facilities within the NHS in Scotland that would allow women with post-natal depression (PND) to continue to care for their children whilst undergoing treatment; recognises that the lack of dedicated mother and baby services for women with PND is completely unacceptable; notes the recent Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network report which detailed the shocking lack of appropriate services for women with PND, and considers that the Scottish Executive should ensure that NHS boards throughout Scotland take the swiftest possible action to remedy the alarming poverty of provision of mother and baby units devoted to women suffering from PND.

The meeting closed at 5.55pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

4 December 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 3 December 2002 for approval by resolution

The Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2003

laid under the Scotland Act 1998

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 4 December 2002 for approval by resolution

The Scottish Local Government Elections Regulations 2002

laid under the Representation of the People Act 1983

Note: The Scottish Local Government Elections Regulations 2002, which were laid before the Parliament on 8 November 2002, have been withdrawn)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 2 December 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Kava-kava in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/523)—

The Food Labelling Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/524)—

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/526)

laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/527)

laid under the Clear Air Act 1993

The Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/528)

laid under the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999

The Poultry Breeding Flocks, Hatcheries and Animal By-Products (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/529)

laid under the Animal Health Act 1981

The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/531)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Community Care (Joint Working etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/533)

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

The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland Order 2002 (SSI 2002/534)—

The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (Transfer of Officers) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/534)—

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Plant Protection Products Amendment (No.3) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/537)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 4 December 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Removal and Disposal of Vehicles Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/538)

laid under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 and the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 2 December 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Food Standards Agency Autumn Performance Report 2002: The Government’s Expenditure Plans 2002-03 to 2003-04 (SE/2002/323)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 3 December 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Student Awards Agency for Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/319)

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

Annual Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to the Prime Minister and Scottish Ministers 2001-02 (SE/2002/326)

laid under the Police Act 1997

Audit Committee 7th Report 2002 – Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland: Scottish Executive Response to Principal Recommendations (SE/2002/328)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 4 December 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Dealing with Offending by Young People: A report by the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission (AGS/2002/8)

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

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 4 December 2002—

European Committee, 6th Report 2002: Report on the Future of Europe (SP Paper 705)

Health and Community Care Committee, 18th Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 708)

 


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