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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 48 Session 1

Wednesday 5 February 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Right Reverend Dr Finlay MacDonald, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3857—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the Stage 3 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 those proceedings are suspended)—

Groups 1 and 2 - no later than 55 minutes
Groups 3 to 6 - no later than 1 hour 55 minutes
Groups 7 to 9 - no later than 2 hours 55 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - 3 hours 25 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

3. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 8, 9, 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 37, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 38, 26, 40, 27, 28, 29, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 39 and 36.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

3 (For 25, Against 76, Abstentions 0)

5 (For 42, Against 64, Abstentions 2)

Amendment 6 was moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

The remaining amendment was not moved.

4. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services moved S1M-3729—That the Parliament agrees that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3850—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3851—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3852—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Designation of a Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3853—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/49).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Decision Time: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved a motion, without notice, that the Parliament agrees under rule 11.2.4 of Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 5 February be taken at 4.37 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

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

11. Member’s Business: The Parliament debated S1M-3612 in the name of Trish Godman—That the Parliament commends the members of the Renfrewshire Council on Alcohol for their innovative and widely welcomed Young Persons Advisory Project which seeks to guide and educate young people and school children on the growing social, personal and health problems associated with underage drinking; notes that many of the youngsters that have attended the project's counselling programmes have benefited from their participation; further notes that they and their parents now have a greater awareness and a more sensible view of alcohol and its dangers; is pleased to see that there is growing interest in the project's work from as far away as the New Zealand Police, and believes that such initiatives dealing with alcohol and substance misuse amongst children and young people should receive appropriate support from the Scottish Executive.

12. Motion Without Notice: David Davidson moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended by 15 minutes if required.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 5.32 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

5 February 2003

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 31 January 2003 and is subject to annulment

The Animal By-Products (Identification) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/53)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 4 February 2003 and are subject to annulment—

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/54)

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987

The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/56)

laid under the Fisheries Act 1981

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 3 February 2003—

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill Committee, 1st Report 2003: Stage 1 Report on the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 764)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 11th Report 2003: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 765)

The following Report was published on 5 February

Finance Committee, 2nd Report 2003: Report on Cross-Cutting Expenditure Review of Regeneration as Delivered Through the Voluntary Sector (SP Paper 762)


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