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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 22 November 2006

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

The meeting opened at 2.15 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Father Ed Hone, St Patrick’s, Edinburgh, led Time for Reflection.

2. SPCB Question Time: Questions were answered by members of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

3. Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: The Minister for Transport (Tavish Scott) moved S2M-5043—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill.

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

4. Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution: The Minister for Transport (Tavish Scott) moved S2M-5176—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure or increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b)(iii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Trading (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: Karen Whitefield moved S2M-5169—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Trading (Scotland) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 99, Against 4, Abstentions 18).

6. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-5203—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 29 November 2006

2.30 pm                          Time for Reflection
followed by                      Parliamentary Bureau Motions
followed by                      Final Stage: Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill
followed by                      Parliamentary Bureau Motions
followed by                      Stage 3 Proceedings: St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill
followed by                      Business Motion
followed by                      Parliamentary Bureau Motions
5.00 pm                          Decision Time
followed by                      Members’ Business

Thursday 30 November 2006

9.15 am                          Parliamentary Bureau Motions
followed by                     Stage 3 Proceedings: Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (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                          Conclusion of Stage 3 Proceedings: Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Bill
followed by                      Parliamentary Bureau Motions
5.00 pm                          Decision Time
followed by                      Members’ Business

Wednesday 6 December 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 7 December 2006

9.15 am                          Parliamentary Bureau Motions
followed by                     Stage 3 Proceedings: Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill
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                          Conclusion of Stage 3 Proceedings: Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill
followed by                      Parliamentary Bureau Motions
5.00 pm                          Decision Time
followed by                      Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

7. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-5202—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 26 January 2007.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Approval of SSIs: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S2M-5200—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 3) Order 2006 be approved; and

S2M-5201—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 be approved.

The motions were agreed to (DT).

9. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 4, 5 and 8 as noted above.

10. Fund for Farepak Victims: The Parliament debated S2M-5107 in the name of Dr Elaine Murray—That the Parliament welcomes the setting up of a fund by the Department of Trade and Industry to recompense Farepak victims, such as those in Dumfries; notes that retailers are being asked to make contributions; notes also that MPs are being asked to contribute a day’s salary to the fund, and considers that MSPs should do likewise.

11. Motion without Notice: Dr Elaine Murray moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended until 6.11 pm. 

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.11 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
15 November 2006

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 22 November 2006 and are subject to annulment—

The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Third Party Representations etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/553)

laid under section 36(5) of the Water Environment and Water Services  (Scotland) Act 2003

The Water Environment (Relevant Enactments) Order 2006 (SSI 2006/554)

laid under section 36(1) of the Water Environment and Water Services  (Scotland) Act 2003

Other Documents

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

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People: Second Annual Report 2005-06  (CCYP/2006/4)

laid under section 10(1) of the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003

Informed to Care: Managing IT to deliver information to the NHS in Scotland: A main report and key findings summary prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2006/12)

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000