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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 14 June 2006

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

The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Connie Pearce, Stonelaw High School, Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.

2. Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill: Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4544—That the Parliament agrees that, during the Final Stage of the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall 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:

Group 1 – 45 minutes

Group 2 – 1 hour 20 minutes

Group 3 – 1 hour 40 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

3. Ministerial Statement: The Solicitor General (Mrs Elish Angiolini) made a statement and answered questions on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Review of Rape and Sexual Offences.

4. Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill – Final Stage: The Bill was considered at Final Stage.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 and 4.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

2 (For 59, Against 53, Abstentions 0)
3 (For 61, Against 51, Abstentions 0)

Amendment 5 was disagreed to (by division: For 2, Against 114, Abstentions 1)

Amendment 19 was moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

The following amendments were not moved: 20, 21, 9, 10, 11, 22, 14A and 18.

5. Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee, Appropriate Assessment on the River Tweed Special Area of Conservation: Tricia Marwick, on behalf of the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee, moved S2M-4450—That the Parliament notes the 1st Report, 2006 (Session 2) of the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee, Appropriate Assessment on the River Tweed Special Area of Conservation (SP Paper 553), and agrees that the works proposed in the Bill will not adversely affect the integrity of the River Tweed Special Area of Conservation.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill – Final Stage: Tricia Marwick, on behalf of the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee, moved S2M-4451—That the Parliament agrees that the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 114, Against 1, Abstentions 1).

7. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4541—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 21 June 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Preliminary Stage Debate: Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 22 June 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Bill

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 Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Ministerial Statement: Legislative Programme

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 28 June 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 29 June 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—

Health and Community Care;
Environment and Rural Development

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

and (b) that the period for members to submit their names for selection for Question Times on 7 September 2006 ends at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 28 June.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4545—That the Parliament agrees that the timetable for completion of consideration of the Crofting Reform etc. Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 29 September 2006.

The motion was agreed to.

9. Suspension of Standing Orders: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4546—That the Parliament agrees that, for the purpose of allowing up to 30 minutes to debate motion S2M-4538 on Thursday 15 June 2006, the second and third sentences of Rule 10.6.5 of Standing Orders be suspended.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

11. Carers Week 2006: The Parliament debated S2M-4445 in the name of Cathy Peattie—That the Parliament notes that 12 to 18 June is Carers Week 2006; recognises the valuable work of national and local carers' organisations, such as Carers Scotland and the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary; recognises the importance of supporting carers in employment and enabling them to fulfil their caring and work responsibilities without detriment to their own health and well-being; notes that the health of the Scottish economy depends on the health and well-being of unpaid carers and their ability to juggle work and care; further notes that recent research has shown that 58% of carers who provide a substantial amount of care give up work because of their caring responsibilities, and believes that the Scottish Executive, local government and employers should consider and support the adoption of flexible alternative care solutions and carer-friendly working arrangements to give more carers the opportunity to remain in, or take up, employment.

The meeting closed at 5.55 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
14 June 2006


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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 8 June 2006

Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 44C) (Committee Bill).

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 13 June 2006

Senior Judiciary (Vacancies and Incapacity) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the exercise of functions during vacancies in the offices of Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice Clerk and the incapacity of the holders of those offices. (SP Bill 65) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 65-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 65-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 12 June 2006 for approval by resolution

The Automated Registration of Title to Land (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2006

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

Negative Instruments

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

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/317)—

The St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/318)—

laid under section 133 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980

The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/325)

laid under section 37(1) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

The Education (Student Loans for Tuition Fees) (Repayment and Allowances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/326)

laid under section 133(2) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980

The Anatomy (Specified Persons and Museums for Public Display) (Scotland) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/328)

laid under section 6A(14) of the Anatomy Act 1984

The Anatomy (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/334)

laid under sections 3(6), 5(7), 6A(14) and 8(4) of the Anatomy Act 1984

The Firefighters’ Compensation Scheme (Scotland) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/338)

laid under section 60(5) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

The Town and Country Planning (Application of Subordinate Legislation to the Crown) (Inquiries Procedure) (Scotland) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/339)

laid under section 122(7) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

The Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (Anatomy Act 1984 Transitional Provisions) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/340)—

The Adults with Incapacity (Removal of Regenerative Tissue for Transplantation) (Form of Certificate) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/343)—

The Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (Maintenance of Records and Supply of Information Regarding the Removal and Use of Body Parts) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/344)—

laid under section 59(2) of the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/342)

laid under section 35 of the Fire Services Act 1947

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 12 June 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

British Potato Council Report and Accounts 2004-05 (SE/2006/79)

laid under section 7 of the Industrial Organisation and Development Act

1947 as amended by the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit and Public Bodies) Order 2003 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 9 June 2006

Enterprise and Culture Committee, 10th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Stage 1 Report on the Tourist Boards (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 593)

The following report was published on 12 June 2006

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 8th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on an Inquiry into the Food Supply Chain (SP Paper 595)

The following report was published on 13 June 2006

Health Committee, 10th Report 2006 (Session 2): Report on the Care Inquiry (SP Paper 594)

The following reports were published on 14 June 2006—

Education Committee, 7th Report 2006 (Session 2): Report on Early Years (SP Paper 596)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 28th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 597)