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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4, No 44 Session 1

Wednesday 22 January 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Time for Reflection: Mrs Dianna Wolfson, formerly Head Teacher at the Jewish primary school in Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.

2. Land Reform (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3793—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress)—

Groups 1 to 3 – no later than 1 hour 15 minutes

Groups 4 to 8 – no later than 2 hours

Groups 9 and 10 – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Groups 11 to 13 – no later than 3 hours 15 minutes

Groups 14 to 18 – no later than 3 hours 45 minutes

Groups 19 to 21 – no later than 4 hours 15 minutes

Groups 22 to 27 – no later than 5 hours 15 minutes

Groups 28 and 29 – no later than 5 hours 45 minutes

Group 30 – no later than 6 hours 15 minutes

Groups 31 to 34 – no later than 7 hours 15 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – 7 hours 45 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Land Reform (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3 (Day 1).

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 61, 62, 64, 65, 66B, 66D, 66, 167, 67A, 68, 69, 72, 73, 183, 74, 75, 76, 77, 185 and 79

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

166 (For 103, Against 18, Abstentions 0)

63 (For 105, Against 18, Abstentions 0)

67 (For 104, Against 17, Abstentions 1)

182 (For 103, Against 18, Abstentions 0)

78 (For 88, Against 33, Abstentions 1)

80 (For 69, Against 52, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

177 (For 53, Against 70, Abstentions 0)

66A (For 36, Against 88, Abstentions 0)

66C (For 36, Against 87, Abstentions 0)

70 (For 17, Against 106, Abstentions 0)

41 (For 17, Against 105, Abstentions 0)

184 (For 36, Against 89, Abstentions 0)

80A (For 50, Against 72, Abstentions 1)

80B (For 34, Against 90, Abstentions 0)

Amendments 40 and 168 were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

Other amendments were not moved or pre-empted.

The Parliament ended consideration of the Bill for the day amendment 81 having been moved but not disposed of.

4. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3788—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Disclosure of Information to and by Lord Advocate and Scottish Ministers) Order 2003.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3789—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Membership of Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3790—That the Parliament agrees that Cathie Craigie be appointed to the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

8. Safety Campaign on Diesel Spills: The Parliament debated S1M-3430 in the name of Brian Adam—That the Parliament notes with regret the distressing number of motorcycle accidents and fatalities caused by diesel spills and believes that the Scottish Executive should run a road safety campaign to highlight the dangers of over-filling diesel tanks and introduce other measures to reduce diesel spills.

The meeting closed at 5.32 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

22 January 2003

Appendix

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

 

Bill introduced on 20 January 2003

Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2003/04, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund, for the maximum amount of relevant expenditure for the purposes of section 94(5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65) and the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies; to make provision, for financial year 2004/05, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 72) (Budget Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Andy Kerr

Supported by: Mr Jack McConnell, Mr Jim Wallace, Patricia Ferguson

Accompanying documents (SP Bill 72-AD) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 17 January 2003 for approval by resolution

Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003

laid under the Child Support Act 1991

Negative Instruments

following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 January 2003 and is subject to annulment

The Police and Police (Special Constables) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/21)

laid under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 20 January 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2002 Partial Revocation Order 2003 (SSI 2003/22)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.12) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003 (SSI 2003/23)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.14) (Scotland) Order 2002 Revocation Order 2003 (SSI 2003/24)—

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 17 January 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland 2000-01 (SE/2003/4)

The Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Directions in the Interests of National Security) Order 2002: The Security and Emergency Measures at Milngavie (Scotland) Direction 2003 (SE/2003/10)

laid under the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 20 January 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967: Shellfish Orders and Applications 2002 (SE/2003/11)

laid under the Sea Fisheries Act 1967

Scotland’s Budget Documents 2003-04: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill for the year ending 31 March 2004 (SE/2003/12)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 22 January 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The British Potato Industry Annual Report and Accounts 2000-01 (SE/2003/14)

laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947 and the Scotland Act 1998

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 22 January 2003 and is subject to approval by resolution

Special Grant Report No.1: Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance – Report by Scottish Ministers (SE/2003/15)

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 17 January 2003

Rural Development Committee, 2nd Report 2003: Stage 1 Report on the Organic Farming Targets (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 745)

The following Report was published on 20 January 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 4th Report 2003: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 750)

The following Report was published on 21 January 2003

Justice 2 Committee, 4th Report 2003: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry (SP Paper 747)

The following Report was published on 22 January 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 5th Report 2003: Delegated Powers Scrutiny: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 751)


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