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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 6 September 2006

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

The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Reverend Roddy MacRae, Glenelg and Kintail Parish Church, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4752—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 6 September 2006

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Future of Scotland

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 7 September 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Education First

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 Stage 1 Debate: Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 13 September 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by SPCB Motion on the Reappointment of the Deputy Ombudsmen

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 14 September 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish National Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;

Finance and Public Services and Communities

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 20 September 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Health Committee Debate: 10th Report 2006, Care Inquiry

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 21 September 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—

Environment and Rural Development;

Health and Community Care

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

3. Future of Scotland: The First Minister (Mr Jack McConnell) moved S2M-4746—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Futures Project work; recognises the key achievements of the past four years; acknowledges the importance, over the next 20 years, of securing the benefits from our older population, developing and maintaining a strong niche in the global economy and, above all else, promoting a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning to help secure opportunity for all; notes the opportunities that exist for Scotland, within the United Kingdom, to build on the stability of the current constitutional arrangements, while using devolution to secure a competitive advantage and give Scots a better quality of life, and agrees that the best way for Scottish government to achieve this ambition and deliver a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for the people of Scotland is to bring its devolved powers fully to bear rather than focussing on arguments over separation from the United Kingdom.

Nicola Sturgeon moved amendment S2M-4746.2 to motion S2M-4746—

Leave out from “recognises” to end and insert—

“and agrees with its assessment that many key economic drivers are outwith the influence of devolved government and that as a devolved nation Scotland may find it increasingly difficult to assert influence within an enlarged European Union; considers that Scotland needs an ambitious government that will tackle barriers to individual fulfilment, such as child poverty and educational under-achievement, rising graduate debt, the unfairness of the council tax and the burden of rates on small businesses; further considers that a new Scottish government must be ready to fight Scotland’s corner on issues such as Trident and nuclear power and not run for cover, like the current one, when matters of UK foreign policy require to be challenged, and believes that, to create a competitive, growing economy that will generate wealth, boost employment and raise living standards for all Scotland badly needs the same powers of independence that other countries take for granted.”

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 26, Against 82, Abstentions 13).

Annabel Goldie moved amendment S2M-4746.1 to motion S2M-4746—

Leave out from “welcomes” to “four years” and insert—

“notes that since devolution the gap between the poor and the rich has widened, waiting lists and times are going up, crime is getting worse, council tax has increased by 60% and economic growth is lagging behind England; recognises that these problems are not the fault of devolution, but are the fault of the Labour and Liberal Democrat Scottish Executive; believes that, to make devolution work, more power and responsibility need to be returned to people and local communities, real public sector reform needs to be instigated and better value for money needs to be provided;”

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 18, Against 103, Abstentions 0).

Shiona Baird moved amendment S2M-4746.3 to motion S2M-4746—

Leave out from “welcomes” to end and insert—

“acknowledges that ensuring a sustainable future for Scotland is the central responsibility of government and that none of the elements of sustainability: social justice, economic progress and environmental protection, can be viewed in isolation; rejects the concept that sustainable development simply means business as usual with a symbolic “green thread” running through it; accepts that the development of a truly sustainable Scotland requires a fundamental reassessment of our current needs within the context of increasingly pressing environmental limits and a recognition that the current inequalities of wealth and power within Scotland must be challenged; notes that our current economy, based as it is on the profligate consumption of fossil fuels and other finite resources, can never be described as sustainable and that a just transition to a low carbon economy is imperative for social, environmental and economic reasons; believes that Scotland is well placed to make such a transition and to develop a society characterised by social justice, respect for environmental limits and an economy fit for the long-term future, and calls on MSPs from all parties to act now for all our futures instead of for short-term political gain.”

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 9, Against 91, Abstentions 21).

The motion was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 65, Against 56, Abstentions 0).

4. Business Motions: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-4737—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Tourist Boards (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 29 September 2006;

S2M-4751—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 15 December 2006; and

S2M-4753—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 24 November 2006.

The motions were agreed to.

5. Rule 9.6.3A: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4747—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 9.6.3A that the Parliament shall consider the general principles of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill on the fourth sitting day after the publication of the lead committee report.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Committee Remit: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4748—That the Parliament agrees that the remit of the Communities Committee be amended to—

To consider and report on matters relating to housing and area regeneration, poverty, voluntary sector issues, charity law; matters relating to the land use planning system and building standards; such other matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Communities; and health promotion and nutrition in schools.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 103, Against 15, Abstentions 0).

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 5 and 6 as noted above.

8. Passengers Before Profits - Greater Accountability in Public Transport: The Parliament debated S2M-4577 in the name of Pauline McNeill—That the Parliament reiterates its strong view that decent local bus services are vital to all Scotland’s communities and its belief that such services are integral to cutting road congestion and safeguarding the environment; welcomes the significant investment in bus infrastructure, including better terminuses, priority bus lanes and fast track traffic management systems which have received Scottish Executive support throughout Scotland; expresses significant concern that withdrawal of services is continuing resulting in, for example, a much poorer after-hours service in Glasgow, undermining investment and attempts to deliver more integrated and accessible health care and other public services, as well as leaving many areas of both urban and rural Scotland without adequate services, and believes that the Executive and Transport Scotland, in return for the increased investment, should ensure greater accountability of the bus industry for services across Scotland, should undertake speedily a review of how quality bus partnerships are operating and should consider seriously all possible options which could prevent the loss or absence of vital services, including new and greater forms of regulation such as franchise agreements or allowing the new Regional Transport Partnerships the power to determine routes and timetables, so as to guarantee all Scottish communities the bus links which they need and deserve.

The meeting closed at 6.13 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
6 September 2006


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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 29 June 2006

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to fish farms and shellfish farms; in relation to the parasite Gyrodactylus salaris; in relation to salmon and freshwater fisheries and sea fisheries; in relation to payments connected with aquaculture and fisheries; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 67) (Executive Bill).

Introduced by: Ross Finnie

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 67-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 67-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications and Savings) Order 2006 which was laid in draft on 16 June 2006 was withdrawn on 30 June 2006.

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 7 July 2006 for approval by resolution

The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications and Savings) Order 2006

laid under section 88(4) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 21 August 2006 for approval by resolution

The Construction Contracts (Scotland) Exclusion Amendment Order 2006

laid under paragraph 106(4) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 30 June 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Fishing for Cockles) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2006 (SSI/2006/383)

laid under section 9(2) of the Sea Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 14 July 2006 and are subject to annulment—

The Designation of Institutions of Higher Education (Scotland) Amendment Order 2006 (SSI 2006/398)

laid under section 60 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

The Avian Influenza (Preventative Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/399)

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 July 2006 and is subject to annulment—

The Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2006 (SSI 2006/402)

laid under section 113 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 20 July 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Robert Gordon University (Scotland) Amendment Order of Council 2006 (SSI 2006/404)

laid under section 60 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 10 August 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/419)

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 11 August 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (Human Organ Transplants Act 1989 Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/420)

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 August 2006 and is subject to annulment

The TSE (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/430)

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 August 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Road User Charging Schemes (Keeping of Accounts and Relevant Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 Revocation Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/431)

laid under section 81(3) of the Transport (Scotland) Act

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 30 August 2006 and is subject to annulment

The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/440)

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

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 1 September 2006 and is subject to annulment—

The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Glasgow, Perth and Kinross Council, Aberdeen City Council, Dundee City Council and South Lanarkshire Council) Designation Amendment Order 2006 (SSI 2006/446)

laid under paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic Act 1991

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/450)

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

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 4 September 2006 and are subject to annulment—

The Cereal Seed (Scotland) and Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/448)

laid under section 16(6) of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964

The Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations (SSI 2006/449)—

The Pig Carcase (Grading) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/451)—

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 6 September 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Regulation of Care (Social Service Workers) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2006 (SSI 2006/453)

laid under section 78(1) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 June 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/119)

laid under paragraph 8(3) of schedule 9A to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Communities Scotland Regulation & Inspection Annual Report 2005/06 (SE/2006/118)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 5 July 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Sea Fish Industry Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/86)

laid under section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 6 July 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Meat Hygiene Service Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/106)

laid under section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

Scottish Executive Environment Group: Code of Practice on the Discharge of Functions by Scottish Public Authorities under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SE/2006/121)

laid under section 18(4) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 10 July 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

UK Sport Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/89)

laid under sections 14(3) and 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended by the National Lottery Act 1998 and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Part 5, Chapter 3) Report of the Appointed Person for Scotland 2005-06 (SE/2006/91)

laid under section 291 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Note: This document was subsequently withdrawn on 11 July 2006

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 11 July 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Food from Britain Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/93)

laid under section 5(6) of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1983

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 13 July 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Part 5, Chapter 3) Report of the Appointed Person for Scotland 2005-06 (SE/2006/91)

laid under section 291 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Office of Surveillance Commissioners: Annual Report of Chief Surveillance Commissioner to the Prime Minister and to Scottish Ministers 2005-06 (SE/2006/95)

laid under section 107(3) of the Police Act 1997

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 14 July 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Historic Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/113)

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05 (SE/2006/117)

laid under section 6 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 18 July 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Meat and Livestock Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2006/Meat Promotion Wales Annual Report 2005-06 (SE/2006/80)

laid under section 19 of the Agriculture Act 1967

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 July 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Council on Tribunals Annual Report 2005-06 (SE/2006/85)

laid under section 4(7) of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 20 July 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/104)

laid under sections 4(3) and 5(3) of the British Library Act 1972 and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

National Lottery Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/108)

laid under section 14(3) of, and section section 11(4) of Schedule 2A to, the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended by the National Lottery Act 1998) and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

National Heritage Memorial Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/111)

laid under section 7(1) and (3) of the National Heritage Act 1980 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

Heritage Lottery Fund National Heritage Memorial Fund Lottery Distribution Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/112)

laid under section 34(3) and 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

VisitBritain Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/114)

laid under section 6 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/120)

laid under section 6 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995

British Waterways – Public Benefits from Historic Waterways: Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/130)

laid under section 24(3) of the Transport Act 1962

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 21 July 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

NHS Blood and Transplant Report and Accounts for the 6 month period 1 October 2005 to 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/97)

laid under section 98(1c) of the National Health Service Act 1977 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Annual Review of Controls on Imports of Animal Products: April 2005 - March 2006 (SE/2006/131)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 24 July 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Horticultural Development Council Annual Report & Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/124)

laid under section 7 of the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947 and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 25 July 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/71)

laid under section 16(2) of schedule 7 of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for July 2006 (SPSO/2006/06)—

Case 200501217: General Medical Practice in Forth Valley—

Case 200501751: Lanarkshire NHS Board—

Case 200500466: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—

Case 200500885: General Practitioner in Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board’s area—

Case 200501929: Scottish Ambulance Service—

Case 200502787: Lothian NHS Board - Lothian Primary and Community Division—

Case 200502820: General Practitioner in the Lothian NHS Board Region—

Case 200501223: North Lanarkshire Council—

Case 200402112: Falkirk Council—

Case 200501634: South Lanarkshire Council—

Case 200400870: Aberdeenshire Council

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 27 July 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Forestry Commission Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/122)

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Health Protection Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2006 (SE/2006/134)

laid under paragraph 25(3) of Schedule 1 to the Health Protection Agency Act 2004

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 28 July 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scotland’s Population 2005 – The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends 151st Edition (SE/2006/123)

laid under section 1(4) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 4 August 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited Annual Report and Group Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/77)

laid under section 15(2) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

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

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Annual Report and Consolidated Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/136)

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following document was provided to the Clerk on 14 August 2006

Pasgan cho-chomhairle airson na dreachd Plana Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig – Consultation pack for the draft National Plan for Gaelic

under section 2(3)(a) of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 and Rule 17.5 of Standing Orders

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 18 August 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Environment Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/142)

laid under sections 46 and 52 of the Environment Act 1995

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 22 August 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

NHS Superannuation Scheme for Scotland: Report by the Government Actuary on the Scheme 1994-99 (SE/2006/67)—

The Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme Actuarial Review as at 31 March 2001: Report by the Government Actuary June 2006 (SE/2006/68)—

laid under regulation G4(2) of the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Regulations 1992

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

Statistical Bulletin, Prison Statistics Scotland 2005-06 (SE/2006/144)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 28 August 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Agricultural Science Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/135)

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 28 August 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Agricultural Science Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/135)

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 29 August 2006 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for August 2006 (SPSO/2006/07)—

Case 200502324: Queen Margaret University College

Case 200500775: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200500878: Argyll and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200501239: Greater Glasgow NHS Board – Acute Services Division

Case 200502804: Forth Valley NHS Board

Case 200501647: South Lanarkshire Council

Case 200501794: Falkirk Council

Case 200402100: The Highland Council

Case 200500875: Shetland Islands Council

Case 200502085: Argyll and Bute Council

Case 200502458: The City of Edinburgh Council

Case 200500946: Perth and Kinross Council

Case 200500977: Stirling Council

Case 200402393: Aberdeen City Council

Case 200501404: Dundee City Council

Case 200502227: Aberdeenshire Council

Case 200502367: Forestry Commission Scotland

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 4 September 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Enterprise Annual Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/125)—

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2005-06 Audit of Scottish Enterprise (SE/2006/146)—

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Scottish Enterprise Annual Report 2005-06 (SE/2006/149)

laid under section 30(8) of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990

Passenger Focus Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/150)

laid under Schedule 5 of the Railways Act 2005

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 30 June 2006

Justice 2 Committee, 11th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Stage 1 Report on the Legal Profession and the Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 615)

The following report was published on 4 July 2006

Local Government and Transport Committee, 10th Report, 2006, (Session 2): Report on Inquiry into Freight Transport in Scotland (SP Paper 619)

The following reports were published on 5 July 2006—

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 11th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Stage 1 Report on the Crofting Reform etc. Bill (SP Paper 620)

Justice 1 Committee, 10th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Stage 1 Report on Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 621)

The following report was published on 6 July 2006

Audit Committee, 4th Report, 2006 (Session 2): The 2004/05 Audit of Inverness College (SP Paper 622)

The following report was published on 7 July 2006

Education Committee, 9th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 623)

The following report was published on 25 July 2006

The Implementation of Direct Payments for People who use Care Services (SP Paper 624): Commissioned by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre for the Health Committee