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Vol. 2, No. 28 Session 2

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 10 November 2004

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev Father David Trainer, St Columba of Iona Roman Catholic Church, Glasgow led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The First Minister (Mr Jack McConnell) made a statement and answered questions on smoking.

3. Smoking : The Parliament debated the ministerial statement by the First Minister (Mr Jack McConnell) on smoking.

4. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1980—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 17 November 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Water Services etc. ( Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Water Services etc. ( Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 18 November 2004

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Fire ( Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Fire ( Scotland) Bill

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time—

Environment and Rural Development;

Health and Community Care;

General Questions

3.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

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

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 24 November 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 25 November 2004

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Green Party 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

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

(b) that consideration of the Transport ( Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 23 February 2005;

(c) that consideration of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation ( Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 4 March 2005;

(d) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 12 November 2004 on the draft Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2004; and

(e) that the period for lodging questions for Question Time on 13 January 2005 should end at 10.00 am on Wednesday 5 January 2005.

The motion was agreed to.

5. Office of the Clerk: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-1979—That the Parliament agrees that the Office of the Clerk will be closed on 29, 30 and 31 December 2004.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 5 as noted above.

7. Science and the Parliament Event, 10 November 2004: The Parliament debated S2M-1840 in the name of Dr Elaine Murray—That the Parliament welcomes the Science and the Parliament 2004 event being held on 10 November 2004, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in association with Scotland’s leading science organisations; notes the contribution of Scotland's 40,000 scientists to our economic, environmental and social development; notes that Scotland is a world leader in many scientific disciplines; further notes the Scottish Executive’s efforts to foster an environment that enhances pupil and student participation in science, to invest in the science infrastructure and equipment of our educational establishments, to increase investment in research along with supporting greater industrial research and assist in the practical application of our world-beating research, and welcomes the review of the Executive’s A Science Strategy for Scotland.

The meeting closed at 17.59 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
10 November 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 8 November 2004 for approval by resolution

The Agricultural Holdings (Right to Buy Modifications) ( Scotland) Regulations 2004

laid under section 91(4)(b) of the Agricultural Holdings ( Scotland) Act 2003

Note: The Agricultural Holdings (Right to Buy Modifications) ( Scotland) Regulations 2004, which was laid before the Parliament on 4 November, has been withdrawn

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 9 November 2004 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) ( Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/484)

laid under section 1(8) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 10 November 2004 for approval by resolution

The Tenements ( Scotland) Act 2004 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2004

laid under section 32(2) of the Tenements ( Scotland) Act 2004

Negative Instruments

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

The Public Finance and Accountability ( Scotland) Act 2000 (Economy, efficiency and effectiveness examinations) (Specified bodies etc.) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/482)

laid under sections 23(2)(b) and 23(3) of the Public Finance and Accountability ( Scotland) Act 2000

The Police Pensions Amendment ( Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/486)

laid under section 1(6) of the Police Pensions Act 1976

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament 10 November 2004 and are subject to annulment—

The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) ( Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/489)

laid under section 29(5) of the Housing ( Scotland) Act 1987

The Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) ( Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/488)

laid under section 6(1) of the Plant Health Act 1967

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 8 November 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on VisitBritain: Bringing Visitors to Britain Session 2003-2004 (SE/2004/248)

laid under section 6 of the National Audit Act 1983

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 9 November 2004 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Scottish Screen Annual Report and Accounts 2003-2004 (SE/2004/254)—

The Scottish Screen (Enterprises) Limited Report and financial statements 31 March 2004 (SE/2004/255)—

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 10 November 2004 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Sportscotland Report of the Council, Statement of Accounts for year ended 31 March 2004 (SE/2004/256)

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 5 November 2004

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 38th Report 2004 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 232)

The following Report was published on 9 November 2004

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 13th Report, 2004 (Session 2): Stage 1 Report on the Water Services etc. ( Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 233)