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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 36 Session 1

Wednesday 11 December 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30pm

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Sandy Young, Lead Chaplain at the Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Edinburgh, led Time for Reflection.

2. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1:The Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-3398—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill.

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

3. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill – Financial Resolution: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services moved S1M-3446—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Approval of SSI: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3695—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scottish Local Government Elections Regulations 2002 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Approval of SSI: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3696—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.15) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/511) be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 4 and 5 as noted above.

7. The Sale of The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times: The Parliament debated S1M-3589 in the name of Karen Gillon—That the Parliament notes the proposed sale by Scottish Media Group of the titles The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times; recognises the contribution these titles make in providing Scotland with diverse media, and therefore considers that the Scottish Executive should make representations to Her Majesty's Government to ensure that any sale does not lead to a monopoly situation.

The meeting closed at 5.44 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

11 December 2002

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 11 December 2002 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.16) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/544)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 11 December 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/546)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 11 December 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.11) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/545)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 6 December 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Homes Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/205)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 11 December 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Planning ward design – legacy or design: A Report by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2002/9)

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

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 6 December 2002—

Rural Development Committee, 13th Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 712)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 44th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 713)

Local Government Committee, 18th Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 715)

The following Reports were published on 9 December 2000—

Procedures Committee, 7th Report 2002: Report on a change to Standing Orders concerning the remit of the Audit Committee (SP Paper 692)

Transport and the Environment Committee, 20th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 714)

The following Report was published on 10 December 2002

Finance Committee, 7th Report 2002: Stage 2 of the 2003-04 Budget Process (SP Paper 709)


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