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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1, No 47 Session 2

Wedensday 21 January 2004

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Mrs Sheena MacGillivray, Deputy Head of Nairn Academy led Time for Reflection.

2. Inquiry into the National Waste Plan: Sarah Boyack, on behalf of the Environment and Rural Development Committee, moved S2M-769—That the Parliament notes the recommendations contained in the Environment and Rural Development Committee's 4th Report 2003 (Session 2): Inquiry into the National Waste Plan (SP Paper 47).

After debate, the motion was agreed to/disagreed to ((DT) by division: For , Against , Abstentions ).

3. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-800—That the Parliament agrees—

  1. the following programme of 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 Debate on Modernising the Court System – A New Supreme Court

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Stage 1 Debate on the Budget Bill

followed by Motion on the Health Protection Agency Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 4 February 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 5 February 2004

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 Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) (i) that consideration of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 5 March 2004; (ii) that consideration of the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 17 September 2004; and (iii) that the completion date for consideration of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 27 February 2004.

4. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-799—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Solvent Emissions (Scotland) Regulations 2004 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Establishment of Committee: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-805—That the Parliament agrees to establish a committee of the Parliament as follows:

Name of Committee: Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee.

Remit: To consider and report to the Parliament on the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill.

Duration: Until the Bill has received Royal Assent, falls or is withdrawn.

Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Scottish National Party and the Deputy Convener will be a member of the Labour Party.

Membership: Gordon Jackson (Lab), Christine May (Lab), Tricia Marwick (SNP), Mr Ted Brocklebank (Conservative) and Mike Pringle (LD).

The motion was agreed to/disagreed to (DT).

6. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 4 and 5 as noted above.

7. Economic Potential of the Renewable Energy Industry: The Parliament debated S2M-569 in the name of Christine May—That the Parliament recognises the outstanding economic potential presented by the renewable energy industry, not only in the field of wind power but also through other forms of energy such as biomass and wave power and further recognises that, if the Scottish Executive is to meet all of its renewable energy targets, it needs to do all it can to encourage all forms of renewable energy so that the market is there to support future projects.

8. Motion Without Notice: Mr Mark Ruskell moved without notice a motion under Rule 8.14.3 that the Parliament agrees that Members' Business on 21 January 2004 be extended by up to 20 minutes.

The meeting closed at 6.01 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

21 January 2004

Appendix

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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 20 January 2004

Budget (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2004/05, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund and for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies; to make provision, for financial year 2005/06, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 16) (Budget Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Andy Kerr

Supported by: Mr Jack McConnell, Patricia Ferguson

Accompanying documents) (SP Bill 16-AD) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 16 January 2004 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust – Forty-ninth Annual Report and Accounts 2002-03 (SE/2004/7)

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

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Report of an investigation into a complaint against the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SPSO/2004/01)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 20 January 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scotland's Budget Documents 2004-05: Budget (Scotland) (No. 5) Bill Supporting Document for the year ending 31 March 2005 (SE/2004/04)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 16 January 2004—

Education Committee, 1st Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 79)

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 1st Report, 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 80)


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