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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 2, No 9 Session 2

Thursday 17 June 2004

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1491—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress):

Groups 1 to 3 – no later than 40 minutes

Groups 4 and 5 – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes

Groups 6 and 7 – no later than 2 hours and 30 minutes

Groups 8 to 11 – no later than 3 hours and 20 minutes

Groups 12 to 21 – no later than 4 hours and 10 minutes

Groups 22 to 24 – no later than 4 hours and 30 minutes

Groups 25 to 30 – no later than 5 hours and 15 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – 5 hours and 30 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

2. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and 50.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

49 (For 69, Against 51, Abstentions 1)

95 (For 104, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

51 (For 97, Against 24, Abstentions 0).

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

83 (For 48, Against 66, Abstentions 0)

84 (For 48, Against 64, Abstentions 1)

1 (For 3, Against 63, Abstentions 20).

Other amendments were not moved.

3. First Minister’s Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister (Mr Jack McConnell).

4. Question Time: Questions were answered by the Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning (Mr Jim Wallace) and the Minister for Transport (Nicol Stephen); by the Minister for Justice (Cathy Jamieson) and the Lord Advocate (Colin Boyd); and by other Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

5. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Parliament resumed consideration of the Bill at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 96, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 110, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 147, 154, 60, 63, 64, 67, 68, 159, 69, 70, 71, 72, 160, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81 and 82.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

52 (For 86, Against 19, Abstentions 0)

53 (For 86, Against 20, Abstentions 0)

58 (For 103, Against 6, Abstentions 0)

106 (For 88, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

107 (For 88, Against 15, Abstentions 0)

108 (For 89, Against 15, Abstentions 0)

109 (For 95, Against 12, Abstentions 0)

111 (For 99, Against 15, Abstentions 0)

112 to 118 (For 98, Against 17, Abstentions 0)

140 (For 100, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

146 (For 100, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

148 to 150 (For 100, Against 15, Abstentions 0)

31 (For 90, Against 20, Abstentions 6)

32 (For 88, Against 21, Abstentions 6)

61 (For 95, Against 15, Abstentions 0)

62 (For 97, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

65 (For 98, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

66 (For 96, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

158 (For 103, Against 8, Abstentions 1)

77 (For 98, Against 17, Abstentions 0)

79 (For 96, Against 17, Abstentions 1).

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

97 (For 17, Against 93, Abstentions 0)

99 (For 22, Against 84, Abstentions 6)

20 (For 20, Against 71, Abstentions 0)

151 (For 28, Against 81, Abstentions 6)

155 (For 29, Against 81, Abstentions 6)

91 (For 30, Against 81, Abstentions 0)

93 (For 32, Against 79, Abstentions 0).

Amendment 161 was moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

Other amendments were not moved.

6. Motion without Notice: Stewart Stevenson moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate on Groups 12 to 21 be extended by 15 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1499—That the Parliament agrees as a revision to motion S2M-1491 in the name of Patricia Ferguson (Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion),  agreed on 17 June 2004, in relation to the timetabling motion for Stage 3 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill—

after,

Groups 12 to 21 – no later than 4 hours and 10 minutes

delete all and insert,

Groups 22 to 24 – no later than 4 hours and 45 minutes

Groups 25 to 30 – no later than 5 hours and 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – 5 hours and 45 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Minister for Communities (Ms Margaret Curran) moved S2M-1407—That the Parliament agrees that the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 103, Against 11, Abstentions 0).

9. Motion without Notice: Patricia Ferguson moved, without notice, that under Rule 2.2.6(d), the meeting of Parliament continue beyond 5.30 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Decision Time: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved, without notice, that the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 that Decision Time on Thursday 17 June 2004 be taken at 6.15 pm.

The motion was agreed to

11. Business Motion: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1472—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 3 July 2004 on the Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/287).

The motion was agreed to.

12. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1473—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/237) be approved.

The motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 71, Against 20, Abstentions 22).

13. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1468—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

14. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1469—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Limit) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

15. Approval of SSI: Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1470—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2004 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

16. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15 as noted above.

The meeting closed at 6.19 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

17 June 2004

Appendix

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

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 16 June 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Enterprise – Account management services to high-growth businesses – a main report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2004/6)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 17 June 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Horticultural Development Council – Report and Accounts 2002-2003 (SE/2004/111)

laid under section 7 of the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947 as applied by section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 17 June 2004—

European and External Relations Committee, 2nd Report 2004: The repatriation of European regional development funding and the UK Government's proposals: an Inquiry into the impact in Scotland (SP Paper 180)

Education Committee, 6th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 181)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 27th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 183)

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 8th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 184)

Health Committee, 12th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 185)


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