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Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 25 May 2006

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

The meeting opened at 9.15 am.

  1. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4447—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (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, other than a suspension following the first division in the morning or afternoon being called, or otherwise not in progress):

    Groups 1 to 6: 40 minutes
    Groups 7 to 10: 1 hour and 25 minutes
    Group 11: 1 hour and 55 minutes
    Group 12: 2 hours and 55 minutes
    Groups 13 to 19: 3 hours and 25 minutes.

    After debate, the motion was agreed to.

  2. Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

    The following amendments were agreed to without division: 130, 131, 132, 15, 133, 134, 135, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 136, 31, 137, 138, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 1, 2, 3, 4, 141, 142, 50, 51, 52, 53, 5, 6, 155, 7, 8, 54 and 157.

    Amendment 160 was disagreed to (by division: For 3, Against 108, Abstentions 0)

    The following amendments were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn: 139, 195 and 159.

    The following amendments were not moved: 140, 145, 143, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154 and 156.

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

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

  5. Themed Question Time: Questions on Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning, and on Justice and Law Officers were answered by Scottish Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers and by the Scottish Law Officers.

  6. Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Parliament resumed consideration of the Bill at Stage 3.

    The following amendments were agreed to without division: 196, 197, 198, 161, 199, 162, 201, 202, 203, 163, 164, 9, 166, 167, 168, 10, 11, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 178, 66, 67, 68, 69, 179, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 180, 86, 87, 88, 89, 181, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 100, 101, 102, 188, 12, 13, 103, 189, 190, 105, 106, 191, 192, 14, 193, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128 and 129.

    The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

    208     (For 91, Against 16, Abstentions 0)
    200     (For 92, Against 17, Abstentions 0)
    207     (For 63, Against 44, Abstentions 0)

    The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

    204     (For 24, Against 84, Abstentions 1)
    205     (For 24, Against 85, Abstentions 1)
    165     (For 11, Against 95, Abstentions 0)

    The following amendments were not moved: 206, 209 and 194.

  7. Motion without notice: Ms Margaret Curran moved, without notice, a motion under 9.8.5A to extend the time-limits for groups 13 to 19 by 10 minutes.

    The motion was agreed to.

  8. Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Deputy Minister for Justice (Hugh Henry) moved S2M-4268—That the Parliament agrees that the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill be passed.

    After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 111, Against 5, Abstentions 0).

  9. Motion without Notice: Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that S2M-4446 be taken at this meeting of Parliament.

    The motion was agreed to.

  10. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4446—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 31 May 2006—

    delete,

    2.30 pm Time for Reflection

    followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill

    insert,

    2.00 pm Time for Reflection

    followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill

    The motion was agreed to.

  11. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 8 as noted above.

  12. The Trafficking of Impoverished Women into Forced Prostitution in Scotland: The Parliament debated S2M-3983 in the name of Trish Godman—That the Parliament is seriously concerned over reports that criminal gangs are engaged in the evil trafficking of impoverished women into Scotland, England and Wales who are then compelled, often by threats or use of physical violence and degradation, to work as prostitutes; notes that this is a problem throughout Scotland, but particularly in the west of Scotland; believes that Scotland cannot claim immunity from this unsavoury international sexual trading of poor women from European, Asian, African and South American countries; acknowledges the difficulties involved in tracking down these predatory traffickers in women, but believes that the Scottish Executive, in co-operation with the UK Government and our police service, should do all that is necessary to bring such wrongdoers to court where it is hoped that they will, upon conviction, receive condign punishment.

The meeting closed at 5.44 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
25 May 2006

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 25 May 2006 for approval by resolution—

The Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006

laid under section 115 of, and paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 7 to, the Scotland Act 1998

The Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Supplementary Provisions) Order 2006

laid under section 22(4) of the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 25 May 2006—

Health Committee, 9th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 566)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 23rd Report, 2006 (Session 2): Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 567)