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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 26 April 2006

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Ms Maariya Masud, Scottish Inter Faith Council, Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4295—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that 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 (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 3: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Groups 4 to 6: 1 hour and 50 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

3. Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

Amendment 13 was agreed to without division.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

6 (For 40, Against 28, Abstentions 2)
9 (For 56, Against 18, Abstentions 0)
11 (For 65, Against 10, Abstentions 2)
2 (For 53, Against 22, Abstentions 2)
12 (For 61, Against 16, Abstentions 3)
3 (For 58, Against 17, Abstentions 2)
14 (For 64, Against 8, Abstentions 8)
15 (For 65, Against 6, Abstentions 7)
16 (For 66, Against 6, Abstentions 7)
17 (For 65, Against 5, Abstentions 7)
18 (For 66, Against 6, Abstentions 7)
19 (For 66, Against 6, Abstentions 7)
20 to 22 (For 66, Against 6, Abstentions 7)
23 to 31 (For 63, Against 9, Abstentions 5)

Amendment 4 was disagreed to (by division: For 19, Against 56, Abstentions 2)

Amendment 32 was moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

The following amendments were not moved: 5, 7, 8, 10 and 33.

4. Motion without notice: Ms Margaret Curran moved, without notice, a motion under 9.8.5A to extend the time-limit for groups 4 to 6 by 20 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

5. Motion without notice: Ms Margaret Curran moved, without notice, a motion under 9.8.5A to extend the time-limit for groups 4 to 6 by a further 10 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Motion without notice: Brian Adam moved, without notice, a motion under Rule 9.8.5C that the remaining proceedings at Stage 3 be adjourned to a later day.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Decision Time: Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved, without notice, a motion under 11.2.4 of Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 26 March 2006 be taken at 5.07 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4293—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 3 May 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Member’s Oath/Affirmation

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 4 May 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Green Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Justice and Law Officers;
Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Police and Justice Bill Legislative Consent Motion – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 10 May 2006

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 11 May 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Finance and Public Services and Communities;
Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

9. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4287—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 15 September 2006.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Approval of SSI: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4288—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Maximum Number of Part-Time Sheriffs (Scotland) Order 2006 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

11. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 10 as noted above.

12. 20th Anniversary of Nuclear Accident at Chernobyl: The Parliament debated S2M-4057 in the name of Des McNulty—That the Parliament notes that 26 April 2006 is the 20th anniversary of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl and that the cross-party International Development Group is holding a meeting on that date to observe the anniversary of the accident, learn lessons from the past and look to the future; reflects upon the terrible social and environmental legacy that this horrific accident left, and continues to leave, in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and beyond; pays respect to the many people whose lives were lost following the explosion; acknowledges with sadness the implications for all those who continue to suffer ill-health caused by radiation poisoning today and the severe difficulties still faced by the communities worst affected; further notes that pollution from the accident affected countries as far away as Scotland, where it continues to leave an environmental legacy; strongly commends Scottish charities and civic organisations for their outstanding work in supporting individuals and affected communities, and recognises the need to take national and international action to avoid any possibility of future environmental catastrophes such as the Chernobyl nuclear accident ever being repeated.

The meeting closed at 5.56 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
26 April 2006

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 21 April 2006 and are subject to annulment—

The Registered Social Landlords (Purposes or Objects) (Scotland) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/211)

laid under section 109(4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

The Land Management Contracts (Menu Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/213)

laid under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972

The Croft House Grant (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/214)

laid under section 60 of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 25 April 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Charities Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/218)

laid under section 103 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 26 April 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Transitional and Savings Provisions) Amendment Order 2006 (SSI 2006/221)

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

Other reports

The following report was published on 24 April 2006

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) Equal Opportunities Report 2005 (SP Paper 539)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 24 April 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Electoral Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05 (SE/2006/69)

laid under Schedule 1(20) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

The Electoral Commission Corporate Plan 2006-07 to 2010-11(SE/2006/70)

laid under paragraph 15(4) of Schedule 1 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 25 April 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for April 2006 (SPSO/2006/03)—
Case 200401855: Scottish Ambulance Service Health Board—
Case 200501298: General Practitioner Practice in the Forth Valley NHS Board region—
Case 200501587: General Practitioner Practice in the Forth Valley NHS Board area—
Case 200500129: North Lanarkshire Council—
Case 200501450: South Lanarkshire Council—
Case 200501960: Shettleston Housing Association Ltd—
Case 200501685: West Lothian Council—
Case 200402324: Perth and Kinross Council—
Case 200500677: Fife Council—
Case 200501353: Dumfries and Galloway Council—
Case 200502271: Renfrewshire Council—
Case 200401452: Scottish Environment Protection Agency—
Case 200500696: Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department—

laid under section 15(1) of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 21 April 2006

Justice 1 Committee, 3rd Report, 2006 (Session 2): Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill – LCM(S2) 5.1 (SP Paper 542)

The following reports were published on 26 April 2006—

Justice 2 Committee, 6th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Police and Justice Bill (SP Paper 543)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 17th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 544)