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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4, No 38

Wednesday 18 December 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Most Reverend Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.

2. Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: The Minister for Social Justice moved S1M-3397—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill.

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

3. Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill – Financial Resolution: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services moved S1M-3439—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3719—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) as a revision to the business programme agreed on 12 December 2002—

Thursday 19 December 2002

after—

"9.30 am Finance Committee Debate on its 7th Report on Stage 2 of the 2003/2004 Budget Process"

insert—

"followed by Procedures Committee Motion on its 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Reports 2002 on Changes to Standing Orders"

(b) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 8 January 2003

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of Local Government in Scotland Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 9 January 2003

9:30 am Debate on the draft Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2003

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill

followed by Preliminary Stage Debate on Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Debate on the Review of Child Protection

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 15 January 2003

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

followed by Transport and the Environment Committee Debate on its 15th Report 2002 on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 16 January 2003

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 Stage 1 Debate on Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

(c) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 14 January 2003 on the draft Extended Sentences for Violent Offenders (Scotland) Order 2003;

and (d) that Stage 2 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill be completed by 19 February 2003.

The motion was agreed to.

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

6. Solvent Abuse: The Parliament debated S1M-3526 in the name of Marilyn Livingstone—That the Parliament recognises the work of the O’Brien family from Fife in setting up the Lee O’Brien Solvent Trust (LOST); acknowledges the very real threat to young lives posed by solvent abuse; believes that new practical preventative measures are required to control sales of lighter refill gas; notes the support of 18 local authorities for the actions of the LOST campaign and the thousands of individuals who have signed the LOST campaign petition, and considers that the Scottish Executive should take measures to increase protection from solvent abuse through education and, where necessary, legislation.

The meeting closed at 5.35 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

18 December 2002

Appendix

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

 

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 13 December 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/547)—

The School Crossing Patrol Sign (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/549)—

laid under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/548)

laid under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 December 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/556)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 18 December 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/550)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/551)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.12) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/552)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.14) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/553)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/558)—

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

 

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 December 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Milk Development Council Annual Report 2001-02 (SE/2002/336)

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

Scottish Consolidated Fund Receipts and Accounts: 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/196)—

Communities Scotland Annual Report 2001-02 (SE/2002/206)—

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

Scottish Water Interim Report for the six months to September 2002 (SE/2002/338)

laid under section 57(8) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Determined to Succeed – A Review of Enterprise in Education (SE/2002/339)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 18 December 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Security and Emergency Measures (Scottish Water) (Scotland) Directions 2002 (SE/2002/282)

laid under the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Directions in the Interests of National Security) Order 2002

Scottish Executive Development Department: Erskine Bridge Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/301)—

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education Annual Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2002/321)—

The National Archives of Scotland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/331)—

General Register Office for Scotland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/332)—

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/342)—

National Museums of Scotland Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/343)—

Scottish Teachers’ Pension Scheme: Actuarial Account for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/344)—

NHS Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2001-02 (SE/2002/345)—

Scottish Teachers’ Pension Scheme 2001-02 (SE/2002/346)—

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

Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts 2001: Statistical Bulletin (SE/2002/340)

Scottish Arts Council Annual Report 2001-02 (SE/2002/341)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 13 December 2002—

Social Justice Committee, 11th Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 716 )

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 45th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 719)

 

The following Report was published on 17 December 2002

Justice 2 Committee, 12th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 723)


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