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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 2, No 7 (Session 2)

Wednesday 9 June 2004

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Mrs Margaret Clark, Roman Catholic, Action for Churches Together in Scotland and the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1433—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 16 June 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Family Matters: Improving Family Law in Scotland

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 17 June 2004

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

1.30 pm Question Time—

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport;

Justice and Law Officers;

General Questions

2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.30 pm Decision Time

Wednesday 23 June 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of the Local Governance (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 24 June 2004

9.30 am Committee Business

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time—

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

General Questions

3.00 pm Stage 1 Debate on the School Education (Ministerial Powers and Independent Schools) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Bill Aitken moved amendment S2M-1433.1 to motion S2M-1433—

after

"followed by Executive Debate on Family Matters: Improving Family Law in Scotland"

insert

"4.00 pm Ministerial Statement on Slopping Out

4.30 pm Ministerial Statement on Scottish Opera"

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to (by division: For 36, Against 65, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to (by division: For 65, Against 37, Abstentions 0).

3. Promoting Choice and Good Citizenship: Towards More Smoke-Free Environments: The Parliament debated the subject of Promoting Choice and Good Citizenship: Towards More Smoke-Free Environments.

4. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1426—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) that consideration of the Tenements (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 25 June 2004;

(b) that the timetable for consideration of the Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 23 December 2004;

(c) that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 11 June 2004 on the Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2004, (SSI 2004/246); and

(d) that the Environment and Rural Development Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 27 June 2004 on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code: Proposed Code, (SE/2004/101).

The motion was agreed to.

5. Designation of Lead Committees: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-1427—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2004 (SSI 2004/246).

S2M-1428—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code: Proposed Code (SE/2004/101).

The motions were agreed to (DT).

6. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1429—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/221) be approved.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 51, Against 14, Abstentions 7).

7. Change of Decision Time: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1437—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Thursday 17 June 2004 shall begin at 5.30pm.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Suspension of Standing Orders: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1439—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of the Standing Orders be suspended for the duration of the Meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 17 June 2004.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 5, 6, 7 and 8 as noted above.

10. The Turning of the Tide Against Nazism: The Parliament debated S2M-1302 in the name of Trish Godman—That the Parliament wishes to place on record its abiding gratefulness to those fellow Scots who, some 60 years ago along with their comrades from the allied nations, turned the tide and destroyed the evil of Nazism and fascism in Europe and, in bringing an end to that terrible war, assisted with the new accord within Europe that has eventually, and not without struggle of a different kind, led to the European Union of 25 nations, based upon equality and fraternity that has, as one of its major aims, the elimination of poverty within its member states and elsewhere in the world.

The meeting closed at 5.52 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

9 June 2004

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 9 June 2004 for approval by resolution—

The Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 (Private Jurisdiction and Summary Cause) Order 2004

laid under section 41 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971

The Small Claims (Scotland) Amendment Order 2004

laid under section 35(4) and 36B(4) of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 7 June 2004 and are subject to annulment—

The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (SSI/2004/262)—

The Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2004 (SSI/2004/263)—

The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI/2004/264)—

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

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 8 June 2004 and are subject to annulment—

The Agricultural Business Development Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI/2004/267)

laid under paragraph 2(2), schedule 2 of the European Communities Act 1972

The Regulation of Care (Social Service Workers) (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI/2004/268)

laid under section 78(1) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

The Food Labelling Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI/2004/269)

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

The Individual Learning Account (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI/2004/270)

laid under section 3 of the Education and Training (Scotland) Act 2000

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

The National Health Service (Tribunal) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (SSI/2004/271)

laid under section 105(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI/2004/272)

laid under Schedule 2 paragraph 2 of the European Communities Act 1972

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 4 June 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Shrimp Fishing Nets (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI/2004/261)

laid under section 20(3) of the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 9 June 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Local economic forums – A follow-up report – a main report and key messages summary report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2004/5)

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

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 8 June 2004

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 7th Report 2004 (Session 2): The Implementation of the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy in Scotland (SP Paper 173)

The following Report was published on 9 June 2004

Audit Committee, 7th Report 2004 (Session 2): The 2002-03 Audit of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SP Paper 170)


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