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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1, No 23 Session 2

Wednesday 1st October 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Erik Cramb, Co-ordinator of the Scottish Churches Industrial Mission, led Time for Reflection.

2. Equal Opportunities Committee Report, Mainstreaming Equal Opportunities in the Work of the Committees of the Scottish Parliament: Cathy Peattie, on behalf of the Equal Opportunities Committee, moved S2M-411—That the Parliament notes the recommendations contained in the Equal Opportunities Committee’s 1st Report 2003: Mainstreaming Equal Opportunities in the Work of Committees of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 817).

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

3. Nominations to the Committee of the Regions: The Minister for Parliamentary Business (Patricia Ferguson) moved S2M-438—That the Parliament notes the loss of electoral mandate to serve on the Committee of the Regions of Irene McGugan, Christine May and Hugh Halcro-Johnston; thanks these individuals for the contribution they have made to representing Scotland in the European Union, and endorses the proposal to nominate Mr Jack McConnell MSP, Nicol Stephen MSP, Councillor Corrie McChord and Councillor Keith Brown as full members and Irene Oldfather MSP, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Councillor Jim McCabe and Councillor Andrew Campbell as alternate members on the UK delegation to the Committee of the Regions for the remainder of the current session to 2006.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-436—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 8 October 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Executive Debate on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service – Proposals for Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 9 October 2003

9.30 am Executive Debate on Creating an Enterprise Culture in Scotland’s Schools

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Debate on Scotland’s Contribution to Education in the Commonwealth – Past, Present and Future

followed by Motion on the Criminal Justice Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 29 October 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 30 October 2003

9.30 am Committee Business

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

The motion was agreed to.

5. Designation of Lead Committees: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-428—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Victim Statements (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003.

S2M-429—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/438).

S2M-430—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Victims’ Rights (Prescribed Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/440).

S2M-431—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/441).

The motions were agreed to (DT).

6. Approval of SSIs: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-432—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/409) be approved.

S2M-433—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.10) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/410) be approved.

S2M-434—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/429) be approved.

Motion S2M-432 was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 69, Against 19, Abstentions 23).

Motion S2M-433 was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 69, Against 18, Abstentions 25).

Motion S2M-434 was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 69, Against 18, Abstentions 25).

7. Decision Time: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved a motion without notice, that the Parliament agrees under rule 11.2.4 of Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 1 October 2003 be taken at 4.58 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 5 and 6 as noted above.

9. Transport in Southern Edinburgh: The Parliament debated S2M-348 in the name of Mr Mike Pringle—That the Parliament notes with concern the continued traffic congestion on main routes into Edinburgh from the south, including the problem of parking by city centre commuters in residential streets in southern Edinburgh; further notes with concern the proposal for an out-of-town football stadium at Straiton that can only exacerbate existing traffic problems; considers that improved transport infrastructure, such as the proposed park-and-ride site at Burdiehouse, is essential to help tackle the problem, and considers that the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian councils and the Scottish Executive should ensure that these transport problems in southern Edinburgh can be resolved with added benefit to the wider Lothian and Borders region.

The meeting closed at 5.57 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

1 October 2003

Appendix

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

New Bill introduced on 29 September 2003

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the conservation of biodiversity; to make further provision in relation to the conservation and enhancement of certain aspects of Scotland’s natural heritage; to amend the law relating to the protection of certain birds, animals and plants; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 9) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 9-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 9-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 29 September 2003 and is subject to annulment

The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSO 2003/460)

 

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 1 October 2003 and is subject to annulment

The Collagen and Gelatine (Intra-Community Trade) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/466)

laid under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 26 September 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Ayrshire and Arran Health Board – Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/130)—

Fife Health Board – Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/133)—

Highland Health Board – Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/136)—

Shetland Health Board – Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/140)—

Scottish Agricultural Science Agency – Annual Report and Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/204)—

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

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Shetland Health Board (SE/2003/269)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Ayrshire and Arran Health Board (SE/2003/270)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Highland Health Board (SE/2003/278)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Fife Health Board (SE/2003/279)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 September 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Borders Health Board Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/131)—

Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/132)—

Western Isles Health Board Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/142)—

NHS24 Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/148)—

NHS Education for Scotland Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/150)—

The State Hospitals Board for Scotland Annual Accounts 2002-03

(SE/2003/151)—

The National Waiting Times Centre Board Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/153)—

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

Standards Commission Scotland Annual Report 2002-03 (SE/2003/264)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of NHS24 (SE/2003/266)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Western Isles Health Board (SE/2003/271)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of NHS Education for Scotland (SE/2003/273)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Borders Health Board (SE/2003/276)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Dumfries and Galloway Health Board (SE/2003/277)

Report by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman of an investigation into a complaint against South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust (SPSO/2003/13)

laid under section 15(1) of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

 

 

 

 

 


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