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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 42 Session 1

Wednesday 15 January 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Sister Marie O’Dea, Project Leader of the Wayside Day Centre for Homeless People in Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.

2. Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: Karen Gillon, on behalf of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee, moved S1M-3689—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

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

3. Transport and the Environment Committee, Report on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland: Bristow Muldoon, on behalf of the Transport and the Environment Committee, moved S1M-3754—That the Parliament notes the 15th Report 2002 of the Transport and the Environment Committee, Report on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland (SP Paper 674).

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

4. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3768—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment No.4) 2002 (SSI 2002/568).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3769—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) (No.2) 2002 (SSI 2002/567).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Suspension of Standing Orders: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3771—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1 (c) be suspended for the Meeting of the Parliament on Wednesday 29 January 2003.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Decision Time: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3772—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 29 January 2003 be taken at 7.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 as noted above.

9. Glasgow to Barra Air Link Public Service Obligation: The Parliament debated S1M-3758 in the name of Duncan Hamilton—That the Parliament notes with concern the decision to announce a one year contract for the Glasgow to Barra air link; recognises that such contracts are normally awarded for the three years of a public service obligation (PSO) order; recognises the unanimous view of the community that any loss of the direct air link would result in damage to the local economy and tourism and create hardship for those attending hospital and receiving life-saving treatment in Glasgow and beyond; notes that the Deputy Minister for Transport, Lewis Macdonald MSP, attended a meeting on the island of Barra and assured islanders that their genuine concerns would be taken seriously and fed into the Scottish Executive review; further recognises that this proposal is undermining confidence in the long-term viability of the air service, and considers that the Scottish Executive should ensure that the review is completed on or before the end of March.

10. Motion without Notice: Alasdair Morrison moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended until 6.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.00 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
15 January 2003

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 10 January 2003 and are subject to annulment—

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/9)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The Education (Disability Strategies) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/10)

laid under the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils Educational Records) (Scotland) Act 2002

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/11)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 15 January 2003 and is subject to annulment

The Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/19)

laid under the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 and the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 15 January 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003 (SSI 2003/17)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.15) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003 (SSI 2003/18)—

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 10 January 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Fire Services for Scotland Report for 2001-02 (SE/2003/3)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 January 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Learning and Teaching Scotland Annual Report 2001-02 (SE/2003/2)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 15 January 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Overview of the National Health Service in Scotland 2001-02: Report by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2003/1)

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

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 10 January 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 3rd Report 2003: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 741)

The following Report was published on 13 January 2003

Local Government Committee, 1st Report 2003: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 737)

The following Reports were published on 14 January 2003—

Local Government Committee, 2nd Report 2003: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 742)

Health and Community Care Committee, 1st Report 2003: Report on Inquiry into GM Crops (SP Paper 743)

The following Report was published on 15 January 2003

Audit Committee, 1st Report 2003: Measuring Up - A Follow Up Report on Performance Management in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SP Paper 739)


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