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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1No 27 Session 2

Wednesday 29 October 2003

 
 

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Right Reverend Monsignor Philip J Kerr, Parish Priest of St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk, and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh led Time for Reflection.

2. Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1: The Minister for Health and Community Care (Malcolm Chisholm) moved S2M-192—That the Parliamentagrees to the general principles of the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill.

Carolyn Leckie moved amendment S2M-192.1 to motion S2M-192—

Leave out from "agrees" to end and insert—

"does not agree to the general principles of the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill because it would allow the contracting out of primary medical services to private healthcare providers and fails to guarantee the continuing provision of out-of-hours services to patients and believes that the Executive’s overall goal should be to bring primary medical services under NHS control through moving towards GPs becoming salaried employees of the NHS."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 7, Against 102, Abstentions 9).

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 113, Against 6, Abstentions 0).

3. Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution: The Minister for Health and Community Care (Malcolm Chisholm) moved S2M-213—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of the Scottish Ministers payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau moved S2M-523—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 5 November 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Scotland’s Transport

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 6 November 2003

9.30 am Scottish Green Party Business

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

followed by Executive Debate on Common Agricultural Policy Reform

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 12 November 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Justice 1 Committee’s 3rd Report 2003, Inquiry into Alternatives to Custody

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 13 November 2003

9.30 am Executive Business

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

followed by Executive Debate on Celebrating 150 years of Public Libraries in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-520—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Designation of Lead Committee: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-521—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/486).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

8. Children’s Panel Membership: The Parliament debated S2M-364 in the name of Scott Barrie—That the Parliament recognises the huge contribution made to public life by volunteers; notes that the children’s hearing system has now been in operation in Scotland for over 30 years; applauds the dedication and commitment of children’s panel members in undertaking a difficult and demanding task; recognises the Scottish Executive’s current recruitment campaign for additional panel members, and encourages people from all sections of the community, but in particular men, to consider applying for membership of the children’s panel in their local area.

The meeting closed at 5.55 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

29 October 2003

Appendix

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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 28 October 2003

Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for additional support in connection with the school education of children and young persons having additional support needs; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 11) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Peter Peacock

Supported by: Euan Robson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 11-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 11-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 10 October 2003 for approval by resolution

The draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Amendment (Scotland) Order 2003

laid under section 459(6) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 24 October 2003 for approval by resolution

The draft Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No. 4) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/501)

laid under section 1(8) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 27 October 2003 for approval by resolution

The draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2003 Amendment (No.2) Order 2003

laid under section 7(2) of the Budget (Scotland) Act 2003

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 27 October 2003 and is subject to annulment

The Horticultural Produce (Community Grading Rules) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/502)

laid under section 23(2) of the Agriculture and Horticulture Act 1964 and section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 28 October 2003 and are subject to annulment—

The Road Traffic Act 1991 (Special Parking Area) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/508)

laid under paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic Act 1991

The Road Works (Sharing of Costs of Works) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/509)—

The Road Works (Reinstatement) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/512)—

laid under section 163(2) of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (Employment of Solicitors to Provide Criminal Legal Assistance) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/511)

laid under section 37(1) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 10 October 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Highlands and Islands Enterprise - Twelfth Network Report 2002-03 (SE/2003/293)

laid under section 30(1) of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990

Highlands and Islands Enterprise – Network Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/294)

laid under section 30(1) of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2002-03 Audit of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (SE/2003/295)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 October 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Student Awards Agency for Scotland – Annual Report and Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/283)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 14 October 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

British Potato Council - Report and Accounts 2001-02 (SE/2003/296)

laid under section 7(4) of the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947

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

Scottish Screen National Lottery Distribution Fund Account – Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2003 (SE/2003/261)

laid under section 26(3), (3A) and (4) of the National Lottery Act 1993

Scottish Screen (Enterprises) Limited - Report and Financial Statements 31 March 2003 (SE/2003/262)

laid under section 23 of the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985

Scottish Screen (Limited by Guarantee) – Financial Statements for the year to 31 March 2003 (SE/2003/263)

laid under section 23 of the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985

Sportscotland Lottery Fund – Annual Report 2002-03 (SE/2003/297)

laid under section 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993

Sportscotland Annual Report 2002-03 (SE/2003/298)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 17 October 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Deer Commission for Scotland Annual Report 2002-03 (SE/2003/291)

laid under section 2(2) of the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 21 October 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Homes Annual Report and Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2003/236)

laid under section 7 of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 23 October 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland Report 2002-03 (SE/2003/287)

VisitBritain Foreword and Annual Report 2002-03 (SE/2003/300)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 27 October 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scotland’s Budget Documents: The 2003-04 Autumn Budget Revision to the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Act for the year ending 31 March 2004 (SE/2003/284)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 28 October 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Scottish Arts Council General Fund Accounts for the Year to 31 March 2003 (SE/2003/91)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 29 October 2003 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Annual Report 2002-03 (SE/2003/156)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 10 October 2003—

Education Committee, 3rd Report 2003 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 32)

Communities Committee, 3rd Report 2003 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 33)

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 2nd Report 2003 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 34)

The following Report was published on 13 October 2003

Local Government and Transport Committee, 3rd Report 2003 (Session2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 35)


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