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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 2, No 13, Session 2

Thursday 1st July 2004

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. 21st Century Social Work: The Parliament debated the subject of 21st century social work.

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

3. Question Time: Questions were answered by the Minister for Environment and Rural Development (Ross Finnie); by the Minister for Health and Community Care (Malcolm Chisholm); and by other Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

4. Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee, Appropriate Assessment for the River Teith candidate Special Area of Conservation: Bill Butler, on behalf of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee, moved S2M-1542—That the Parliament notes the 2nd Report 2004 (Session 2) of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee, Appropriate Assessment for the River Teith candidate Special Area of Conservation (SP Paper 187), and agrees that the works proposed in the Bill will not adversely affect the integrity of the River Teith candidate Special Area of Conservation.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill – Final Stage: Bill Butler, on behalf of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee, moved S2M-1541—That the Parliament agrees that the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Business Motion: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1551—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 17 September 2004 on the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2004 Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/305).

The motion was agreed to.

7. Approval of SSIs: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-1548—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2004 be approved.

S2M-1557—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Outdoor Access Code: Proposed Code (SE/2004/101) be approved.

The motions were agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved, without notice, a motion under Rule 11.2.4 of Standing Orders that Decision Time on Thursday 1 July 2004 be taken at 4.49 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

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

10. Argyll and Clyde Clinical Review: The Parliament debated S2M-1530 in the name of Frances Curran—That the Parliament rejects NHS Argyll and Clyde's consultation on its clinical review; believes that this consultation is flawed from the outset as it neither consults the people who live in Argyll and Clyde, nor those who use the NHS, about what kind of services they need; notes that the consultation announces a raft of severe cuts and then has the audacity to attempt to consult people on which services they would like to see cut; considers that the proposals for cuts in this consultation should be rejected outright and, furthermore, that NHS Argyll and Clyde should withdraw this consultation and begin a new consultation with the people they serve on what kind of NHS is needed for the 21st century; believes that the experiences of Argyll and Clyde reflect a Scotland-wide crisis in the NHS, and further believes that a national conference of campaign groups, trade unions, NHS professionals, professional organisations and community representatives should be convened to develop a strategy to protect and improve the NHS in the absence of adequate action by the Scottish Executive.

11. Motion without Notice: Jackie Baillie moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended by 10 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 5.52 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

1 July 2004

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 1 July 2004 for approval by resolution

The Housing Grants (Assessment of Contributions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004

laid under section 240A(3) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 1 July 2004 and is subject to annulment

The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/316)

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

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 1 July 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2004 (SSI 2004/315)

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

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 1 July 2004 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Law Commission – Report on Insanity and Diminished Responsibility (SE/2004/92)

laid under section 3(1)(e) of the Law Commissions Act 1965

Communities Scotland – Regulation and Inspection – Annual Report 2003-04 (SE/2004/108)

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration – Corporate Plan 2004-2006 (SE/2004/116)

Industrial Development Act 1982 Annual Report 2003/2004 (SE/2004/119)

laid under sections 11 and 15 of the Industrial Development Act 1982

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 1 July 2004—

Procedures Committee, 6th Report, 2004 (Session 2): A New Procedure for Members' Bills (SP Paper 193)

Justice 1 Committee, 8th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 196)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 30th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 198)


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