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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 18 May 2005

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

The meeting opened at 2.31 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Pamala McDougall, from the Religious Society of Friends, led Time for Reflection.

2. Enterprise and Culture Committee, Restructuring Scotland’s Tourism Industry: Report on the Review of Area Tourist Boards: Alex Neil, on behalf of the Enterprise and Culture Committee, moved S2M-2796—That the Parliament notes the recommendations contained in the Enterprise and Culture Committee’s 3rd Report 2005 (Session 2): Restructuring Scotland’s Tourism Industry: Report on the Review of Area Tourist Boards (SP Paper 305).

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

3. European and External Relations Committee, Report on an Inquiry into the Promotion of Scotland Worldwide: the Strategy, Policy and Activities of the Scottish Executive: Mr John Swinney, on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee, moved S2M-2806—That the Parliament notes the recommendations contained in the European and External Relations Committee’s 1st Report 2005 (Session 2) : An Inquiry into the Promotion of Scotland Worldwide: the Strategy, Policy and Activities of the Scottish Executive (SP Paper 297).

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

4. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2 and 3 as noted above.

5. The Planning Process and the M74 Northern Extension: The Parliament debated S2M-2788 in the name of Rosie Kane—That the Parliament considers that any proposal by the Scottish Executive to restrict public input into the planning process should be rejected; recognises that the planning process requires change but notes that any change should be in the interests of democracy and inclusion; believes that local knowledge is imperative when planning decisions are being made; notes the recommendation of the public inquiry reporter that the M74 project should not proceed, and thanks residents along the route and beyond for their continued interest and input on this issue.

6. Motion without Notice: Carolyn Leckie moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended until 6.06 pm. The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.06 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
18 May 2005

Appendix
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Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 17 May 2005 for approval by resolution

The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Police (Scotland) Act 1967) Order 2005

laid under section 88(2) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 18 May 2005 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 4) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/260)

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

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 13 May 2005 and is subject to annulment

The Common Agricultural Policy Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI/2005/257)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 18 May 2005 and are subject to annulment—

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (Appointment of Medical Commissioners) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/261)—

The Mental Health (Conflict of Interest) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/262)—

laid under section 326(3) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 18 May 2005 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Audit Committee, 1st Report 2005 (Session 2) – Scottish Executive Health Department Response: The 2003-04 Accounts of NHS Argyll and Clyde (SE/2005/89)

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 16 May 2005

European and External Relations Committee, 2nd Report, 2005 (Session 2): Report on an Inquiry into the Scottish Executive’s Preparations for the G8 Summit at Gleneagles and the UK Presidency of the EU and the Contribution Scotland Can Make to These Events (SP Paper 341)

The following report was published on 18 May 2005

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 5th Report, 2005 (Session 2): Report on Inquiry into Climate Change (SP Paper 342)