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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 51 Session 1

Thursday 13 February 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30am.

1. Justice 2 Committee, Report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry: Pauline McNeill, on behalf of the Justice 2 Committee, moved S1M-3893—That the Parliament notes the 4th Report 2003 of the Justice 2 Committee, Report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry (SP Paper 747), and agrees that progress in implementing the committee’s recommendations and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s programme of change should be kept under close review.

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

2. Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Report on Tourism in Scotland: Miss Annabel Goldie, on behalf of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, moved S1M-3869—That the Parliament notes the 1st Report 2003 of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Report on the Future of Tourism in Scotland (SP Paper 740), and commends the report to all stakeholders in the tourism sector.

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

3. Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister and other Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

4. The Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill – Stage 3: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services moved S1M-3886—That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill be passed.

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

5. Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: The Lord Advocate moved S1M-3680—That the Parliament agrees that the law which is restated in the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill should be restated.

The motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 94, Against 3, Abstentions 1).

6. Approval of SSI: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3891—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 as noted above.

8. Members’ Business: The Parliament debated S1M-3774 in the name of Robert Brown—That the Parliament notes the continued presence of lead pipes in both parts of the Scottish Water infrastructure and many domestic and business water supplies; notes the serious health hazards associated with lead in drinking water; notes the implications for the treatment of water supplies by Scottish Water and the unreliable nature of information as to the location of such lead pipes, and considers that an urgent review of the issue is needed and that action should be taken to ensure the removal of all lead pipes from drinking water supplies in Scotland as soon as possible and, specifically, to tackle the removal of lead pipes in Glasgow’s older tenement areas.

The meeting closed at 5.43pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

13 February 2003

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 13 February 2003 for approval by resolution—

The Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003

laid under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999

The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

laid under the Environment Act 1995

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003

laid under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 13 February 2003 and is subject to annulment

The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/79)

laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 22 March 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scotland’s Census 2001: Key Statistics for Council Areas and Health Board Areas in Scotland (SE/2003/5)—

Scotland’s Census 2001: The Registrar General’s 2001 Census Report to the Scottish Parliament (SE/2003/6)—

laid under section 4(1) of the Census Act 1920

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 13 February 2003—

Local Government Committee, 5th Report 2003: Stage 1 report on the Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 770)

Local Government Committee, 6th Report 2003: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 771)


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