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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1, No 19 Session 2

Wednesday 17 September 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Morag Mylne, Vice Convener of the Church and Nation Committee of the Church of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Review of Licensing Laws: The Minister for Justice, (Cathy Jamieson) moved S2M-339—That the Parliament welcomes the opportunity to debate the Nicholson Committee's recommendations following the review of Scotland's liquor licensing laws and endorses the proposed legislative principles for a new licensing system, of the prevention of crime or disorder, the promotion of public safety, the prevention of public nuisance, the promotion of health and the protection of children from harm.

Nicola Sturgeon moved amendment S2M-339.2 to motion S2M-339—

Insert at end—

"and notes further that the misuse of alcohol has a disproportionate effect on those living in Scotland’s most deprived areas and calls on the Scottish Executive to complement any legislative change resulting from the Nicholson Committee’s proposals with initiatives to tackle the poverty in Scotland that often results in alcohol misuse."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 35, Against 79, Abstentions 1).

Mr Brian Monteith moved amendment S2M-339.3 to motion S2M-339—

Insert at end—

"and believes that bringing about a change in cultural attitudes to alcohol consumption through individuals taking responsibility for their actions must therefore be a key aim of any legislative change."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 42, Against 73, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

3. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-357—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 24 September 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Better Behaviour – Better Learning

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 25 September 2003

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Debate on the Scottish National Theatre

followed by Motion on Executive’s Nominations to the Committee of the Regions

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 1 October 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Equal Opportunities Committee 1st Report 2003 – Mainstreaming Equality in the Work of the Committees of the Scottish Parliament

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 2 October 2003

9.30 am Executive Debate on Anti-Social Behaviour

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Continuation of Executive Debate on Anti-Social Behaviour

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

The motion was agreed to.

4. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-350—That the Parliament agrees that the Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs (SE/2003/173) be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-351—That the Parliament agrees that the Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Cattle (SE/2003/175) be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-352—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-353—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Housing Grants (Assessment of Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-354—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Housing Grants (Minimum Percentage Grant) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-355—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Amendment Order 2003 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

10. Committee Substitutes: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-356—That the Parliament agrees the following nominated committee substitutes, as permitted under Rule 6.3A—

Liberal Democrat Party

Communities Committee Mike Rumbles

Education Committee Jamie Stone

Enterprise and Culture Committee George Lyon

European and External Relations Committee Nora Radcliffe

Environment and Rural Development Committee Jeremy Purvis

Finance Committee Iain Smith

Health Committee Robert Brown

Justice 1 Committee Mike Pringle

Justice 2 Committee Mrs Margaret Smith

Local Government and Transport Committee John Farquhar Munro

Procedures Committee Mr Keith Raffan

The motion was agreed to (DT).

11. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 as noted above.

12. Elgin Bypass: The Parliament debated S2M-255 in the name of Mrs Margaret Ewing—That the Parliament considers that Moray Council should make full representations to the Scottish Executive regarding proposals for an Elgin bypass; notes the economic benefits to Elgin and the north-east of Scotland as a whole that a bypass would bring, and further notes the overwhelming public support for such a project.

The meeting closed at 5.46 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

17 September 2003

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

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

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/431)—

The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/432)—

laid under section 105(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 16 September 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2003/66)

laid under section 6 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995

Regulatory Impact Assessment: The Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Fishing and Fishing Methods) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003 (SE/2003/255)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 17 September 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Sportscotland National Lottery Fund: Statement of Account (SE/2003/217)—

Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Distribution Fund Account (SE/2003/218)—

laid under section 35 of the National Lottery etc Act 1993

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Annual Report and Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/249)

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

 

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 16 September 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 4th Report 2003 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 17)

 

 


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