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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1, No 5 Session 2

Thursday 29 May 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 9.31 am.

1. Programme of the Scottish Executive: The Parliament debated the ministerial statement by the First Minister on the Programme of the Scottish Executive.

2. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S2M-71—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 June 2003

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial resolution in respect of the Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 5 June 2003

9:30 am Executive Debate on Young People

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3:30 pm Continuation of Executive Debate on Young People

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 11 June 2003

2.30pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stages 2 and 3 of the Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Final Stage of the Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 12 June 2003

9:30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister’s Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

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

4. Programme of the Scottish Executive: The Parliament continued its debate on the ministerial statement by the First Minister on the Programme of the Scottish Executive.

5. Office of the Clerk: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S2M-72—That the Parliament agrees that between 1 June 2003 and 27 August 2004 the office of the Clerk shall be open all days except: Saturdays and Sundays, 28 November 2003, 24 December (pm), 25 December and 26 December 2003, 1 and 2 January 2004, 9 and 12 April 2004, 3 May, 28 May and 31 May 2004.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Rule 2.3.1: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved
S2M-73—That the Parliament agrees the following dates under Rule 2.3.1: 28 June – 31 August 2003 (inclusive), 11 – 26 October 2003 (inclusive), 20 December 2003 – 4 January 2004 (inclusive), 14 February – 22 February 2004 (inclusive), 3 April – 18 April 2004 (inclusive) and 26 June – 29 August 2004 (inclusive).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill – Electronic Voting: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S2M-76—That the Parliament directs that under Rule 11.8.3 of the Standing Orders any division at Stage 2 of the Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill shall be conducted using the electronic voting system.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill – Suspension of Standing Orders: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S2M-85—That the Parliament agrees that Rules 9.5.3A, 9.5.3B, 9.6.1, 9.6.2, 9.6.3, 9.6.4, 9.6.5, 9.6.6, 9.7.9 and 9.8.3 of the Standing Orders be suspended for the purposes of the Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

10. Scottish Agricultural College: The Parliament debated S2M-10 in the name of Adam Ingram—That the Parliament views with concern the plans by the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) board to move the college's teaching and research services from Auchincruive, Ayrshire and Craibstone, Aberdeen to Edinburgh; believes that there should be a full economic impact assessment that takes into account the effect that this move would have on students, staff and local communities before the proposal is approved by the Scottish Executive; questions the methodology used by the consultants in their review and report, and considers that there should be a halt to the movement of staff from the SAC campuses in Ayrshire and Aberdeen to Edinburgh, which runs contrary to the Scottish Executive's policy of dispersing agency and department jobs and offices outwith the central belt, until proper scrutiny is carried out by the Parliament and its committees.

11. Motion without Notice: Alex Fergusson moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended for up to 10 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.06 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

29 May 2003

Appendix

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

 

 

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 29 May 2003 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/260)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985


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