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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 10 May 2006

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

The meeting opened at 2.15 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Father Matt McManus, St Peter’s, Ardrossan, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Alasdair Morgan, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4371—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time 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 and 2: 40 minutes

Groups 3 to 6: 1 hour and 5 minutes

Groups 7 to 9: 1 hour and 40 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

3. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time: Questions were answered by members of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

4. Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

7 (For 68, Against 38, Abstentions 0)

8 (For 68, Against 38, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

27 (For 38, Against 68, Abstentions 0)

1 (For 36, Against 62, Abstentions 0)

2 (For 33, Against 58, Abstentions 0)

3 (For 39, Against 65, Abstentions 0)

28 (For 36, Against 65, Abstentions 1)

32 (For 14, Against 89, Abstentions 0)

29 (For 39, Against 64, Abstentions 0)

30 (For 41, Against 60, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were not moved: 4, 5 and 6.

5. Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill - Stage 3: The Minister for Education and Young People (Peter Peacock) moved S2M-4271—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 92, Against 17, Abstentions 0).

6. Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill - UK Legislation: The Minister for Communities (Malcolm Chisholm) moved S2M-4318—That the Parliament agrees that the UK Parliament should consider those provisions of the Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 30 March 2006, which will legislate in devolved areas in respect of the past operation of the Housing Corporation in Scotland as outlined in LCM (6.1).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Business Motion: George Lyon, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4366—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 17 May 2006

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.30 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 18 May 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Independents’ Group Debate: The Implications of the Kerr Report: Future Needs of the NHS

followed by Procedures Committee Debate – 2nd Report 2006, Procedures relating to Crown appointments

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Health and Community Care;

Environment and Rural Development

2.55 pm Enterprise and Culture Committee Debate – 5th Report 2006, Business Growth - the next 10 years

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 24 May 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 25 May 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning;

Justice and Law Officers

2.55 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

and (b) under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 17 May 2006 shall begin at 5.30 pm.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (by division: For 86, Against 17, Abstentions 6).

8. Business Motion: George Lyon, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4365—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 17 November 2006.

The motion was agreed to.

9. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 5 and 6 as noted above.

10. New Powers for Credit Unions: The Parliament debated S2M-4052 in the name of Christine May—That the Parliament welcomes the extended facilities available to credit unions from April 2006 which will allow them to offer a wider range of services to their members; notes that these facilities will include insurance products, budgeting and savings accounts and flexible low-cost loans based on ability to pay; recognises the importance of the role played by credit unions in helping to alleviate poverty, prevent debt and its devastating consequences for many low income families, encourage saving and prudent borrowing and support regeneration in many communities across Scotland, such as Glenrothes and Levenmouth in Fife; further welcomes the additional support provided for approved credit unions to establish and administer these services; acknowledges that the credit union movement embodies and promotes the principles of mutualism and co-operation, and believes that the expansion of the credit union network in Scotland will play a vital part in enabling regeneration of many more communities.

11. Motion without Notice: Christine May moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended until 6.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.00 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
10 May 2006

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

Affirmative Instruments

The following affirmative instrument was laid before the Parliament on 10 May 2006 for approval by resolution

The Electronic Communications (Scotland) Order 2006

laid under section 9(4) and (7)(d) of the Electronic communications Act 2000

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 9 May 2006 and are subject to annulment—

The Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/241)

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

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/244)

laid under section 30(4) of the Fisheries Act 1981

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/245)—

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/246)—

The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/247)—

The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/248)—

laid under section 105(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/249)

laid under section 51(5) of the Gaming Act 1968

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 8 May 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 13) (Scotland) Order 2005 Revocation Order 2006 (SSI 2006/242)

laid under section 1(10) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 9 May 2006—

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee, 1st Report, 2006 (Session 2): Appropriate Assessment on the River Tweed Special Area of Conservation (SP Paper 553)

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee, 2nd Report, 2006 (Session 2): Consideration Stage Report on the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 554)

The following report was published on 10 May 2006

Communities Committee, 5th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Stage 1 Report on the Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 552)

The following reports were published on 11 May 2006

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 19th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 555)

Communities Committee, 6th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 556)

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 10 May 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

A mid-term report – A first Stage review of the cost and implementation of the teachers’ agreement A Teaching Profession for the 21st century

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000