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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1No 49 Session 2

Wednesday 28 January 2004

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rabbi Moshe Rubin of Giffnock and Newlands Hebrew Congregation led Time for Reflection.

2. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: The Minister for Education and Young People (Peter Peacock) moved S2M-529—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 69, Against 0, Abstentions 40).

3. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill – Financial Resolution: The Minister for Education and Young People (Peter Peacock) moved S2M-616—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the following expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, namely–

(a) any expenditure of the Scottish Ministers in consequence of the Act; and

(b) any increase attributable to the Act in expenditure payable out of the Fund under any other enactment.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 61, Against 25, Abstentions 23).

4. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-824—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 February 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement - A Housing Standard for the 21st Century

followed by Motion on the Energy Bill - UK Legislation

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 Debate on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2004

followed by Motion on Gender Recognition Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 11 February 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 12 February 2004

9.30 am Procedures Committee Debate on its 2nd Report 2003: Oral Questions in the Chamber

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Stage 3 of the Budget (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Motion on Higher Education Bill - UK Legislation

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

After debate, the motion was agreed to (by division: For 99, Against 10, Abstentions 0).

5. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-825—That the Parliament agrees that the draft National Health Service (Distribution of Endowment Income Scheme) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 be approved.

The motion was agreed (DT).

6. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-826—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scottish Hospital Trust (Transfer of Property) Regulations 2004 be approved.

The motion was agreed (DT).

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

8. Food for Good: The Parliament debated S2M-742 in the name of Mark Ballard—That the Parliament commends UNISON on the production of its "Food for Good Charter" and considers that NHS Scotland should adopt the targets set out therein for organic produce, animal welfare and fair trade and accept the UNISON Food for Good recommendations on meat quality, five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, recycling and composting, patients not profit, resources, real food and fair pay as policy.

9. Motion Without Notice: Shiona Baird moved without notice a motion under Rule 8.14.3 that the Parliament agrees that Members’ Business on 28 January 2004 be extended by up to 10 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.08 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

28 January 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 28 January 2004 for approval by resolution

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2003 Amendment Order 2004

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 23 January 2004 and are subject to annulment—

The National Health Service (Transfer of Property between Health Boards) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/15)—

The National Health Service (Borrowing and Loans from Endowments) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/16)—

laid under section 18(3) of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 27 January 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No. 4) (Scotland) Order 2003 Revocation Order 2004 (SSI 2004/19)

laid under section 1(10) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 27 January 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration Annual Report 2002-03 (SE/2004/8)

laid under section 135(1)(2)(a) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 28 January 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scotland’s Budget Documents: The 2003-04 Spring Budget Revision to the Budget (Scotland) (No. 4) Act for the year ending 31 March 2004 (SE/2004/5)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 23 January 2004—

Education Committee, 2nd Report 2004 (Session 2): Stage 1 Report on Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 81)

Justice 2 Committee, 1st Report 2004: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 83)

The following Report was published on 28 January 2004

Audit Committee, 3rd Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Supporting Prescribing in General Practice – a progress report (SP Paper 84)


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