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Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 30 June 2005

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

The meeting opened at 9.15 am.

1. Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill: George Lyon, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-3062—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, 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 4 – 55 minutes
Groups 5 to 7 – 1 hour and 20 minutes
Groups 8 to 10 – 2 hours
Groups 11 to 13 – 3 hours

The motion was agreed to.

2. Finance Committee, Cross-cutting Expenditure Review of Economic Development: Des McNulty, on behalf of the Finance Committee, moved S2M-3031—That the Parliament notes the recommendations contained in the Finance Committee’s 2nd Report, 2005 (Session 2): Cross-cutting Expenditure Review of Economic Development (SP Paper 312).

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

3. Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

33 (For 13, Against 93, Abstentions 1)
38 (For 15, Against 91, Abstentions 1)
40 (For 15, Against 92, Abstentions 1)
44 (For 13, Against 93, Abstentions 1)

The following amendments were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn: 53 and 55.

The following amendments were not moved: 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54 and 56.

4. General Question Time: Questions were answered by Scottish Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers

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

6. Daily business list: The Presiding Officer, under Rule 7.7.4 altered the daily business list to take Members’ Business at 6.00 pm.

7. Election of Members to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body: The following members were nominated as candidates for appointment to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body—

Mark Ballard
Nora Radcliffe
Jean Turner

The result was—

Mark Ballard 7
Nora Radcliffe 99
Jean Turner 3

Nora Radcliffe was duly elected as a member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

8. Themed Question Time: Questions on Health and Community Care, and on Environment and Rural Development were answered by Scottish Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

9. Motion without Notice: MsMargaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau,moved without notice that Rule 12.3.3A of Standing Orders be suspended for the purpose of allowing the Standards and Public Appointments Committee to meet in the afternoon of Thursday 30 June 2005.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Motion without Notice: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that, under Rule 7.3.3(b), the Parliament agrees that Carolyn Leckie, Colin Fox, Rosie Kane and Frances Curran be excluded from the Chamber for the month of September 2005 and from any meeting of the Parliament in the Chamber during the intervening period.

The motion was agreed to.

11. Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Parliament resumed consideration of the Bill at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 7, 64, 18, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 67 and 68.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

1 (For 75, Against 1, Abstentions 17)
24 (For 56, Against 52, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

60 (For 16, Against 82, Abstentions 1)
63 (For 30, Against 75, Abstentions 0)
65 (For 51, Against 57, Abstentions 0)
62 (For 16, Against 87, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn: 57 and 19.

The following amendments were not moved: 58, 59, 17, 20, 21, 22, 2, 66 and 69.

12. Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Minister for Health and Community Care (Mr Andy Kerr) moved S2M-2985—That the Parliament agrees that the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 97, Against 17, Abstentions 1).

13. Membership of Committees: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-3048—That the Parliament agrees that Mr Kenneth Macintosh be appointed to replace Christine May on the Subordinate Legislation Committee;

S2M-3049—That the Parliament agrees that Christine May be appointed to the Standards and Public Appointments Committee;

S2M-3050—That the Parliament agrees that Karen Gillon be appointed to replace Mr Alasdair Morrison on the European and External Relations Committee;

S2M-3051—That the Parliament agrees that Elaine Smith be appointed to replace Karen Gillon on the Environment and Rural Development Committee;

S2M-3064—That the Parliament agrees that Mr Jim Wallace be appointed to replace Iain Smith on the European and External Relations Committee;

S2M-3065—That the Parliament agrees that Euan Robson be appointed to replace Margaret Smith on the Local Government and Transport Committee;

S2M-3066—That the Parliament agrees that Margaret Smith be appointed to replace George Lyon on the Audit Committee, and

S2M-3067—That the Parliament agrees that Iain Smith be appointed to replace Robert Brown on the Education Committee.

The motions were agreed to (DT).

14. Substitution on Committees: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-3052—That the Parliament agrees that Dr Elaine Murray be appointed to replace Bill Butler as substitute member on the Local Government and Transport Committee;

S2M-3053—That the Parliament agrees that Mr Kenneth Macintosh be appointed to replace Paul Martin as substitute member on the Health Committee;

S2M-3054—That the Parliament agrees that Trish Godman be appointed to replace Janis Hughes as substitute member on the Environment and Rural Development Committee;

S2M-3055—That the Parliament agrees that Karen Gillon be appointed to replace Helen Eadie as substitute member on the Justice 1 Committee;

S2M-3056—That the Parliament agrees that Janis Hughes be appointed to replace Gordon Jackson as substitute member on the Finance Committee, and

S2M-3057—That the Parliament agrees that Paul Martin be appointed to replace Marilyn Livingstone as substitute member on the Standards and Public Appointments Committee.

The motions were agreed to (DT).

15.Motion without Notice: Brian Adam moved without notice that, under Rule 8.2.6, the Parliament agrees to take motion S2M-3078.

The motion was agreed to.

16.Standards and Public Appointments Committee, Complaint against Colin Fox MSP, Frances Curran MSP, Rosie Kane MSP and Carolyn Leckie MSP: Brian Adam, on behalf of the Standards and Public Appointments Committee, moved motion S2M-3078—that the Parliament agrees that Colin Fox MSP, Frances Curran MSP, Rosie Kane MSP and Carolyn Leckie MSP be excluded from all proceedings of the Parliament for the month of September 2005 and that their right of access to the Parliamentary complex, their right of access to Parliamentary facilities and services and their salaries and allowances be withdrawn for that period.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

17. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 12, 13, 14, and 16 as noted above.

18. Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland: The Parliament debated S2M-2987 in the name of Fiona Hyslop—That the Parliament notes the recent publication of an economic impact assessment of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland at Ingliston which indicates that £250 million is generated for the economy of which £100 million supports the local Lothian economy; notes that 1.2 million visitors pass through the site each year; is concerned that Her Majesty’s Government’s White Paper, The Future of Air Transport, seeks to secure all of the 300-acre site for future development of Edinburgh Airport which threatens the future successful operation of the society and its year-round events; recognises the important role that the showpiece event, the Royal Highland Show, has for the farming sector, and, noting that this is an ideal site and that there will be a considerable expenditure from the public purse on public transport provision in the area, expresses its view that all parties concerned with economic, rural and transport interests should make further and urgent efforts to examine options for future co-existence of the society and Edinburgh Airport at Ingliston and make representations to the Secretary of State for Transport to achieve this. 

The meeting closed at 6.49 pm .

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
30 June 2005

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 30 June 2005 and are subject to annulment—

The Mental Health (Compulsion orders – documents and reports to be submitted to the Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/365)—

The Mental Health (Compulsory treatment orders – documents and reports to be submitted to the Tribunal) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/366)—

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

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 30 June 2005 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Regulation of Scallop Dredges (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/371)

laid under section 20(3) of the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 June 2005 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Industrial Development Act 1982 Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2005 (SE/2005/101)

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Part 5, Chapter 3) Report of the Appointed Person for Scotland 2004-05 (SE/2005/117)

Section 70 Grants Payments In accordance with: Transport Scotland Act 2001 Section 70(4) Financial year 2004-05 (SE/2005/120)

Milk Development Council Annual Report and Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2004 (SE/2005/121)

Committee Reports

For further information on accessing committee reports, please contact either the relevant clerk or webpage (see end of Bulletin for contact details or access general committee webpage )

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/committees/index.htm

The following report was published on 30 June 2005

Standards and Public Appointments Committee: 5th Report, 2005 (Session 2): Report on Complaint against Colin Fox MSP, Frances Curran MSP, Rosie Kane MSP and Carolyn Leckie MSP (SP Paper 403)

European Documents

Members wishing to see a list of EC/EU documents and legislative proposals received in the Parliament should contact the clerk to the European Committee (europe@scottish.parliament.uk ). Members are reminded that a complete set of all documents received is held by SPICe and copies can be made available on request. Additionally, SPICe holds a set of Briefing Papers produced primarily for MEPs covering the views of the UK Government on proposals for EC/EU legislation. Copies of these can be obtained on the SPICe page of the Parliament's intranet. Finally, the Parliament now receives copies of agendas in advance of each Council of the EU meeting (formerly known as the Council of Ministers) and post-Council reports. Copies of these can be obtained from the European and External Relations Committee clerks and/or the clerks of other relevant Committees.