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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 25 October 2006

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

The meeting opened at 9.00 am.

1. Time for Reflection: Katie McAdam, Barnardo’s Youthbuild Project, led Time for Reflection.

2. Education Committee Debate, Report on Inquiry into Early Years: Iain Smith, on behalf of the Education Committee, moved S2M-4931—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Education Committee’s 7th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Early Years (SP Paper 596).

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).

3. Local Government and Transport Committee, Report on Inquiry into Freight Transport in Scotland: Bristow Muldoon, on behalf of the Local Government and Transport Committee, moved S2M-4926—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Local Government and Transport Committee’s 10th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Inquiry into Freight Transport in Scotland (SP Paper 619).

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Tourist Boards (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport (Patricia Ferguson) moved S2M-4919—That the Parliament agrees that the Tourist Boards (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 96, Against 2, Abstentions 15).

5. Scotland International: The Parliament debated the subject of Scotland International.

6. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-5000—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Thursday 2 November 2006 shall begin at 5.30 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-5001—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 1 November 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by European and External Relations Committee Debate: 4th Report 2006, Inquiry into the Scottish Executive’s plans for future structural funds programmes 2007-13

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 2 November 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—

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning;
Justice and Law Officers;

2.55 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.30 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 8 November 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 9 November 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—

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;
Finance and Public Services and Communities;

2.55 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

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

S2M-5002—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Crofting Reform etc. Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 15 December 2006; and

S2M-5003—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 12 January 2007.

The motions were agreed to.

9. Approval of SSI: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-4992—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2006 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

10. Membership of Committees: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-4993—That the Parliament agrees that Mr Jamie Stone be appointed to replace Euan Robson on the Communities Committee; and

S2M-4994—That the Parliament agrees that Euan Robson be appointed to replace Mr Jamie Stone on the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

The motions were agreed to .(DT).

11. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10 as noted above.

12. The Caithness Economy Post-Dounreay: The Parliament debated S2M-4888 in the name of Jamie Stone—That the Parliament notes the severe economic and social challenges for the far north presented by the accelerated run-down and decommissioning at Dounreay and considers that the Scottish Executive should work with the UK Government and other key players to ensure that a costed and funded strategy is put in place as soon as possible so that suitable replacement industries and jobs can be established for the years to come.

The meeting closed at 5.43 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
25 October 2006

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 24 October 2006 for approval by resolution

The Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

laid under section 195(7) of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 24 October 2006 and is subject to draft negative Parliamentary procedure

Environmental Protection Act 1990: Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland) Act 2006 (SE/2006/164)

laid under section 89(11) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 24 October 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Highlands and Island Enterprise Fifteenth Network Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/127)

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

Lanarkshire Health Board Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/197)

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

Railway Closures Guidance (SE/2006/214)

laid under section 43(2) of the Railways Act 2005

Scottish Executive Finance and Central Services Department: Non-Domestic Rating Account 2005-06 (SE/2006/216)

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

Committee Reports

The following report was being published on 25 October 2006

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 37th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 655)