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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1 No 2 Session 2

Thursday 15 May 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.00pm.

1. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-0033-That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business--

Thursday 15 May 2003

2:30 pm Selection of the Parliament's nominee for First Minister.

The motion was agreed to.

2. First Minister: The following members were nominated as candidates for appointment as First Minister—

Dennis Canavan

Robin Harper

Ms Margo MacDonald

Mr Jack McConnell

David McLetchie

Tommy Sheridan

Mr John Swinney

The result of the first round of voting was—

Dennis Canavan 2

Robin Harper 6

Ms Margo MacDonald 2

Mr Jack McConnell 67

David McLetchie 18

Tommy Sheridan 6

Mr John Swinney 26

Abstentions 0

Mr Jack McConnell was duly selected as nominee for appointment as First Minister.

The meeting closed at 3.49pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

15 May 2003

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 12 May 2003 for approval by resolution—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/244)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/245)—

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 12 May 2003 and are subject to annulment—

The Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/243)

laid under the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2003 (SSI 2003/246)

laid under the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907

The Criminal Legal Aid (Youth Courts) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/249)

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

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

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Consequential Modification of Instruments) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/242)

laid under the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 12 May 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Statement by British Waterways Board: Pay to Chair and Board Members (SE/2003/65)

laid under the Transport Act 1962 as amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (Cross Border Public Authorities) (Adaptations etc.) (No.2) Order 2000

The Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2003: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2003/89)

laid under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967

Statement of Guarantee: Fife Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2003/92)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 13 May 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Lews Castle College: Report of the Board of Management and Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2002 (SE/2003/51)

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

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2001-02 Audit of Lews Castle (SE/2003/91)


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