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Meeting of the Parliament
Thursday 15 September 2005
Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.
The meeting opened at 9.15 am.
After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 86, Against 4, Abstentions 23).
2. Family Law (Scotland) Bill – Financial Resolution: The Minister for Justice (Cathy Jamieson) moved S2M-2737—That the Parliament , for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Family Law (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase, in consequence of the Act, in expenditure charged on, or payable out of, the Scottish Consolidated Fund.
The motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 94, Against 2, Abstentions 17).
5. Themed Question Time: Questions on Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport, and on Finance and Public Services and Communities were answered by Scottish Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.
6. Quality Teachers for the 21st Century: The Minister for Education and Young People (Peter Peacock) moved S2M-3278—That the Parliament recognises the significant investments made by the Scottish Executive in developing the capabilities and professionalism of teachers in Scotland; notes the increase in teacher recruitment and the delivery of improved initial teacher education; welcomes the implementation of radically improved teacher induction arrangements; acknowledges the widening of opportunities and improved quality of Continuing Professional Development for teachers and the development of chartered teacher programmes; recognises the importance of teaching standards in delivering higher educational attainment, and welcomes the Executive's commitment to secure quality teachers for the 21st century.
Mr Adam Ingram moved amendment S2M-3278.2 to motion S2M-3278—
Leave out from “the significant” to end and insert—
After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 35, Against 77, Abstentions 0).
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton moved amendment S2M-3278.1 to motion S2M-3278—
Leave out from “; welcomes” to end and insert—
After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 48, Against 63, Abstentions 2).
The motion was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 93, Against 18, Abstentions 2).
The motion was agreed to.
The motions were agreed to (DT).
9. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 as noted above.
10. Victims’ Rights: The Parliament debated S2M-3171 in the name of Margaret Jamieson—That the Parliament notes recent court decisions which put the human rights of prisoners before those of their victims by ignoring the rights of victims to pursue their assailant for damages when compensation is awarded and believes that the Scottish Executive should pursue all avenues to ensure that no convicted criminal has the opportunity to gain financially from their crimes or imprisonment and that victims should be advised of awards of compensation, inheritance or other financial gain.
P E Grice
New Bills introduced or reprinted on 14 September 2005
Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill —The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 38A) (Executive Bill)
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 15 September 2005 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
sportscotland Lottery Fund Annual Report 2003-04 (SE/2005/189)
laid under section 35 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993
The following reports were published on 15 September 2005—