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Meeting of the Parliament
Wednesday 5 October 2005
Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.
The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.
1. Time for Reflection: Rev Dr Norman Maciver, Minister of Newhills Parish Church, Bucksburn, Aberdeen led Time for Reflection.
2. Oaths and Affirmations: Mr Charlie Gordon took the affirmation of allegiance before the Clerk.
3. Planning Reform: The Parliament debated the subject of Planning Reform.
4. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-3392—That the Parliament agrees a revision to the programme of business for Thursday 6 October, as agreed on 28 September 2005—
followed by Stage 1 Debate: St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill
followed by Motion on Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill – UK Legislation
followed by Motion on Civil Aviation Bill – UK Legislation
followed by SPCB Motion on Membership of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit
The motion was agreed to.
5. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-3380—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—
Wednesday 26 October 2005
Thursday 27 October 2005
Wednesday 2 November 2005
Thursday 3 November 2005
The motion was agreed to.
6. Designation of Lead Committee: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-3372—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.
The motion was agreed to (DT).
7. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 6 as noted above.
8. Met Office Aberdeen: The Parliament debated S2M-3073 in the name of Brian Adam—That the Parliament expresses grave concern at proposals by the Met Office to close its office in Aberdeen and transfer the work to Exeter; notes that the Aberdeen office is commercially profitable and that its integrated approach to forecasting and commercial activities is key to that success; further notes its important role in adding value to raw data by providing significant interpretation through local knowledge and by successfully engaging face to face with many of its customers, and considers that the Scottish Executive should engage in the consultation recently announced by the Met Office with the intention of retaining all its activities in Aberdeen and seeking consideration of the devolution of the civil and commercial activities.
The meeting closed at 5.54 pm.
P E Grice
New Bills introduced or reprinted on 30 September 2005
Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make further provision about the police; to make further provision about public order and safety; to make further provision about criminal justice; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 46) (Executive Bill)
Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 46-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 46-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.
New Bills introduced or reprinted on 3 October 2005
Licensing (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 37A) (Executive Bill)
Explanatory Notes to the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill—A corrected version of the Explanatory Notes has been printed. (SP Bill 47-EN (Revised)) (Executive Bill). Please discard previous version.
The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 30 September 2005 for approval by resolution
Note: The draft Transfer of Rail Functions to the Scottish Ministers Order 2005, laid on 23 September 2005, has been withdrawn
The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 30 September 2005 and is subject to annulment
The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 4 October 2005 and are subject to annulment—
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 September 2005 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 3 October 2005 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 4 October 2005 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 5 October 2005 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
The following report was published on 30 September 2005:
The following reports were published on 3 October 2005—
The following reports were published on 5 October 2005—