Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.
The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.
1. Time for
Reflection: Mrs Ravinder Kaur Nijjar, Convener of the Scottish
Inter Faith Council, led Time for Reflection.
2. Ministerial Statement: The First
Minister (Mr Jack McConnell) made a statement on the programme
of the Scottish Executive.
3. Food Protection
(Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West
Coast) (Scotland) Orders: The Deputy Minister for Health
and Community Care (Mr Tom McCabe) moved S2M-0061—That the Parliament
agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency
Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland)
Order 2003 (SSI 2003/244) and the Food Protection (Emergency
Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2)
(Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/245) be approved.
debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 78,
Against 14, Abstentions 1).
4. Ministerial Statement: The Minister
for Communities (Ms Margaret Curran) made a statement on Charity
5. Decision Time:
The Parliament took a decision on item 3 as noted above.
Services in Grampian: The Parliament debated S2M-43 in the
name of Richard Baker—That the Parliament welcomes the proposals
for a dental outreach centre outlined by the new Scottish Executive
in A Partnership for a Better Scotland; recognises that
there are huge challenges in addressing the shortage of NHS
dental services in Grampian; further welcomes the fact that
all 10 postgraduate training places in local dental practices
have now been filled, and welcomes consultation on the further
development of dental training in Aberdeen.
The meeting closed at 5.58
P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
28 May 2003
(Note: this Appendix does not form part of
The following documents were laid before the
Parliament on 28 May 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary
Report to the Scottish Parliament on Progress
on Implementation of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 (SE/2003/94)
laid under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002
Recorded Crime in Scotland 2002 (SE/2003/99)
laid under the Police (Scotland)
Moving to mainstream - The inclusion of
pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools:
Report by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2003/4)
laid under the Public Finance and Accountability
(Scotland) Act 2000