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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 2, No 12, Session 2

Wednesday 30th June 2004

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Cathy Ratcliff, Programmes Director, Mercy Corps Scotland led Time for Reflection.

2. Celebration of Volunteering in Scotland: The Parliament debated the subject of a celebration of volunteering in Scotland.

3. Business Motion: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1549—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Tuesday 7 September 2004

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

2.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 8 September 2004

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time—

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport;

Justice and Law Officers;

General Questions

3.00 pm Executive Business

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

(b) that consideration of the School Education (Ministerial Powers and Independent Schools) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 24 September 2004; and

(c) that the period for lodging questions for First Minister’s Question Time on 8 September 2004 should end at 2.00 pm on Friday 3 September.

The motion was agreed to.

4. Designation of Lead Committee: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1546—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Fire (Scotland) Bill.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Membership of Committee: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1547—That the Parliament agrees that Mr Mark Ruskell be appointed to replace Eleanor Scott on the Environment and Rural Development Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Designation of Lead Committee: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1550—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2004 Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/305).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

8. Urgent Need to Tackle Hepatitis C, Public Health Crisis: Member’s Business: The Parliament debated S2M-1481 in the name of Mr Keith Raffan—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the UK Hepatitis C Resource Centre for Scotland; recognises the urgent need to raise awareness of what the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh described in their UK Hepatitis C Consensus Statement of April 2004 as a "public health crisis" which affects between 45,000 and 65,000 people in Scotland, and believes that the Scottish Executive should acknowledge that, as with HIV/AIDS, this epidemic can only be effectively tackled through central, ring-fenced funding for both treatment and prevention.

The meeting closed at 5.41 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

30 June 2004

Appendix

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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 28 June 2004

Fire (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about fire and rescue authorities and joint fire and rescue boards; to restate and amend the law in relation to fire services; to make provision in relation to the functions of such authorities and boards in connection with certain events and situations other than fires; to make provision for implementing in part Council Directives 89/391/EEC, 89/654/EEC, 91/383/EEC, 94/33/EC, 98/24/EC and 99/92/EC; to make other provision in relation to fire safety in certain non-domestic premises; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 24) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson

Supported by: Hugh Henry

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 24-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 24-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 29 June 2004

Fire (Scotland) Bill—A corrected version of the Bill as introduced has been printed. (SP Bill 24 (Revised)) (Executive Bill)

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 25 June 2004 and are subject to annulment—

The European Communities (Lawyer’s Practice) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/302)

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

The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2004 Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/305)

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

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 28 June 2004 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Financial Reporting Advisory Board Report for the period April 2003 to March 2004 (SE/2004/104)

Annual Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to the Prime Minister and to Scottish Ministers for 2003-04 (SE/2004/109)

laid under section 107(3) of the Police Act 1997

Scottish Hospital Trust Accounts for the period 1 April 2003 – 31 March 2004 (SE/2004/122)

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

Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency Annual Report 2003-04 (SE/2004/124)

Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency Corporate Development Plan 2004 – 2007 (SE/2004/125)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 June 2004 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Management of the Holyrood building project – A main report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2004/7)

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

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Annual Report 2003-04 (SPSC/2004/1)

laid under section 18 of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002

HM Inspectorate of Education – Annual Report 2003-04 (SE/2004/105)

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

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission – Fifth Annual Report and Accounts for the period 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004 (SE/2004/126)

laid under paragraph 8(3) of schedule 9A to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 June 2004 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Section 306 – Costs, Sentencing Profiles and the Scottish Criminal Justice System, 2002 (SE/2004/95)

laid under section 306 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

ECITB – Annual Report and Financial Statements 2003 (SE/2004/103)

laid under section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

Report by Scottish Ministers to Parliament - Grants Paid under Section 70 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 – Financial Year 2003-04 (SE/2004/128)

laid under section 70 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

SPCB Report

Chaidh an Aithisg a leanas fhoillseachadh air 28 Ògmhios 2004:

Aithisg Bhliadhnail Pàrlamaid na h-Alba 2003-2004 (Tionndadh Gàidhlig) (Pàipear SP 169)

The following Report was published on 28 June 2004:

The Scottish Parliament Annual Report 2003-2004 (Gaelic version) (SP Paper 169)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 25 June 2004—

Finance Committee, 6th Report 2004: Relocation of public sector jobs (SP Paper 189)

Enterprise and Culture Committee, 5th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 190)

Communities Committee, 9th Report 2004: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 191)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 29th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 192)

The following Report was published on 29 June 2004

Standards Committee, 5th Report 2004 (Session 2): Complaint against Kenny MacAskill MSP and Tricia Marwick MSP (SP Paper 188)

 

The following Report was published at 12.00 pm on 30 June 2004

Enterprise and Culture Committee, 6th Report 2004: Renewable Energy in Scotland (SP Paper 194)

 

 


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