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Meeting of the Parliament
Wednesday 21 June 2006
Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.
The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.
1. Time for Reflection: George Weigel, biographer of Pope John Paul II, led Time for Reflection.
2. Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill – Preliminary Stage: Margaret Jamieson, on behalf of the Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill Committee, moved S2M-4550—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill and that the Bill should proceed as a Private Bill.
After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 110, Against 1, Abstentions 0).
3. Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill – Financial Resolution: The Minister for Transport (Tavish Scott) moved S2M-4574—That the Parliament agrees, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9A.14.3(b)(ii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.
The motion was agreed to (DT).
4. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4587—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 22 June 2006—
The motion was agreed to.
5. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4588—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—
Wednesday 28 June 2006
2.30 pm Time for Reflection
Thursday 29 June 2006
9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions
The motion was agreed to.
6. Approval of SSIs: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—
The motions were agreed to (DT).
7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3 and 6 as noted above.
8. Main Road and Rail Transport Links to the Highlands: The Parliament debated S2M-4515 in the name of Fergus Ewing—That the Parliament believes that the main trunk roads connections to the Highlands of Scotland, namely the A9 from Inverness to Perth, the A96 from Inverness to Aberdeen and the A82 from Inverness to Glasgow, should be the subject of major improvements, to be carried out in accordance with a long-term transport projects plan; believes that the rail links to Inverness are inadequate and should be improved; considers that a national consensus should be established to agree these objectives, and, in the case of the A96 and the A9, believes that the ultimate objective should be to dual these trunk routes.
The meeting closed at 5.55 pm.
P E Grice
The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 16 June 2006 for approval by resolution
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 16 June 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—
The following documents was laid before the Parliament on 19 June 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 20 June 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 21 June 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
The following reports were published on 16 June 2006—
The following report was published on 19 June 2006
The following report was published on 21 June 2006