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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1, No 24

Thursday 2nd October 2003

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Anti-Social Behaviour: The Parliament debated anti-social behaviour.

2. First Minister’s Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister (Mr Jack McConnell).

3. Question Time: Questions were answered by Scottish Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

4. Anti-Social Behaviour: The Parliament continued its debate on anti-social behaviour.

5. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-435—That the Parliament agrees—

  1. that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 7 October 2003 on the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/438), the Victims’ Rights (Prescribed Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/440), the Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/441) and the draft Victim Statements (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003;
  2. that Stage 1 of the Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill be completed by 30 April 2004; and
  3. that the Preliminary Stage of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill be completed by 12 December 2003.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Private Escorting of Abnormal Loads: The Parliament debated S2M-326 in the name of Mrs Margaret Mitchell—That the Parliament recognises the importance to the Scottish economy of the ability of the haulage industry to safely and efficiently transport abnormal loads on Scotland's road network; notes the present difficulties being experienced by the industry in relation to the operation of police escorts for HGVs carrying abnormal loads; believes that the use of private escorting services which operate in parts of England would improve the efficiency of the haulage industry and reduce the burden on our police force, and considers that the Scottish Executive should facilitate this in consultation with chief constables, police boards and Her Majesty's Government.

The meeting closed at 5.23 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

2 October 2003

Appendix

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

 

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 2 October 2003 for approval by resolution

The draft Agricultural Holdings (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2003

laid under section 91(5) of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 2 October 2003 and are subject to annulment—

The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/474)

laid under section 84(2) of the Agricultural Act 1970 and schedule 2 paragraph 2 of the European Communities Act 1972

The Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/476)

laid under section 1 of the Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act 1954

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 September 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Lanarkshire Health Board Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/137)—

Lothian Health Board Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/138)—

Tayside Health Board Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/141)—

Greater Glasgow Health Board Annual Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/286)—

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 Greater Glasgow Health Board (SE/2003/267)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Lanarkshire Health Board (SE/2003/272)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Tayside Health Board (SE/2003/274)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Lothian Health Board (SE/2003/275)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 1 October 2003—

Health Committee, 5th Report 2003 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 24)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 7th Report 2003 (Session 2):

Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 25)


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