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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1, No 45 Session 2

Wednesday 14 January 2004

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Marilyn Douglas, Parish Assistant, Cumbernauld led Time for Reflection.

2. Developing a Sexual Health and Relationship Strategy for Scotland: The Parliament debated developing a sexual health and relationship strategy for Scotland.

3. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-783—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 21 January 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Debate on Environment and Rural Development Committee's 4th Report 2003: Inquiry into the National Waste Plan

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 22 January 2004

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Debate on the Comprehensive Programme of Education Reforms

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 28 January 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 29 January 2004

9.30 am Executive 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.

4. May 2004: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-779—That the Parliament agrees to meet in The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh during the period from 17 to 21 May 2004.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-780—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/621).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Decision Time: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice a motion under Rule 11.2.4 of Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 14 January be taken at 4.57 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 4 and 5 as noted above.

8. Social Work Review: The Parliament debated S2M-642 in the name of Brian Adam—That the Parliament notes with concern the shortage of social workers throughout Scotland and considers that the Scottish Executive should initiate a McCrone-type review to look at social workers' pay and conditions in order to attract and retain more social workers.

The meeting closed at 5.49 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

14 January 2004

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 9 January 2004 and are subject to annulment—

The Shetland Islands Regulated Fishery (Scotland) Variation Order 2004 (SSI 2004/1)

The Ura Firth, Shetland Scallops Several Fishery Order 2004 (SSI 2004/5)

laid under section 20(2) of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 January 2004 and is subject to annulment

The Meat Products (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/6)

laid under section 48(3) of the Food Safety Act 1990

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 9 January 2004

Audit Committee, 2nd Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 76)

The following report was published on 12 January 2004

Local Government and Transport Committee, 1st Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 77)

The following report was published on 14 January 2004

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 2nd Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 78)

 


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