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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 29 November

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Pastor Patricia Sawo, East African Co-ordinator of the African Network of Religious Leaders Living with HIV and AIDS, led Time for Reflection.

2. Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill – Final Stage: Margaret Jamieson, on behalf of the Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill Committee, moved S2M-5161—That the Parliament agrees that the Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 118, Against 3, Abstentions 0).

3. St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: Dennis Canavan moved S2M-5113—That the Parliament agrees that the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

4. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-5237—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 30 November 2006—

after,

2.55 pm Conclusion of Stage 3 Proceedings: Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Bill

insert,

followed by Executive Motion: Membership of the Committee of the Regions

The motion was agreed to.

5. Business Motion: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-5238—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 6 December 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Civic Participation – Trade Union Engagement with Scotland’s Civic Society

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 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 pmConclusion of Stage 3 Proceedings: Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill

followed by Executive Debate: Fisheries

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 13 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 14 December 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill

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 Conclusion of Stage 3 Proceedings: Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

After debate, the motion was agreed to (by division: For 104, Against 13, Abstentions 4).

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

S2M-5239—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 19 January 2007; and

S2M-5240—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 19 January 2007.

The motions were agreed to.

7. Approval of SSI: Ms Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S2M-5233—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2006 Amendment Order 2006 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3 and 7 as noted above.

9. Ending Child Poverty in Scotland: The Parliament debated S2M-5172 in the name of Jackie Baillie—That the Parliament agrees that it is unacceptable that children living in severe poverty in Scotland are missing out on basic necessities such as fresh, nutritious food, new clothes and shoes and having a warm home in the winter; welcomes Save the Children’s campaign to end child poverty, which highlights the effects for children and their families of living in severe and persistent poverty; acknowledges the progress made by the Scottish Executive in lifting 100,000 children in Scotland out of poverty and helping children in the Dumbarton constituency and across Scotland to improve their life chances, and believes that more needs to be done and that the Executive should prioritise the needs of the very poorest children and continue to work with the UK Government in implementing solutions, such as child seasonal grants, proposed as part of the Save the Children campaign.

10. Motion without Notice: Christine Grahame moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended until 6.10 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.10 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
29 November 2006


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

Subordinate Legislation


Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 24 November 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Health Protection Agency (Scottish Health Functions) Order2006 (SSI 2006/559)

laid under section 2(9) of the Health Protection Agency Act 2004

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 27 November 2006 and is subject to annulment

The National Health Service (Superannuation Scheme and Compensation for Premature Retirement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations2006 (SSI 2006/561)

laid under sections 2(6) and 24(5) of the Superannuation Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 29 November 2006 and is subject to annulment

The Register of Sasines (Application Procedure) Amendment Rules 2006 (SSI 2006/568)

laid under section 74(1) of the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

Legislative Consent Memorandums

The following memorandum was lodged on 28 November 2006

Nicol Stephen MSP: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (LCM (S2) 9.1)

Other Documents

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

National Archives of Scotland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/212)

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

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

Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland Annual Report 2005-06 (SE/2006/166)

General Register for Scotland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/213)—

Scottish Qualifications Authority Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/221)—

Cairngorms National Park Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2006/224)—

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 28 November 2006 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Costs, Sentencing Profiles and the Scottish Criminal Justice System, 2004-05 (SE/2006/126)

laid under section 306 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

Community Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2006 (SE/2006/201)

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

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for November 2006 (SPSO/2006/10)—

Case 200500798: A Medical Practice, Lanarkshire NHS Board—
Case 200501115: Lanarkshire NHS Board—
Case 200502721: Lanarkshire NHS Board—
Case 200500511: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—
Case 200501786: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—
Case 200502537: Grampian NHS Board—
Case 200600182: A Medical Practice, Western Isles NHS Board—
Case 200501420: General Dental Practice, Lothian NHS Board—
Case 200503550: Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board—
Case 200501429: Paragon Housing Association Ltd—
Case 200502707: Govanhill Housing Association Ltd—
Case 200600047: Glasgow Housing Association Ltd—
Case 200402081: Muirhouse Housing Association Ltd—
Case 200401887: North Lanarkshire Council—
Case 200500542: East Dunbartonshire Council—
Case 200501691: Falkirk Council—
Case 200502055: South Lanarkshire Council—
Case 200502508: The Highland Council—
Case 200501285: West Lothian Council—
Case 200503492: The City of Edinburgh Council—
Case 200503036: Fife Council—
Case 200503641: Stirling Council—
Case W021313: Perth and Kinross Council—
Case 200501102: Aberdeen City Council—
Case 200500759: Dumfries and Galloway Council—
Case 200400660: East Dunbartonshire Council—
Case 200503098: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority—
Case 200503536: The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care—
Cases 200503650 & 200600724: Argyll and Bute Council and Scottish Executive Health Department—
          laid under section 15(1) of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 November 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland Annual Report 2005-06 (SE/2006/219)

Catering for patients: A follow-up report – A report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2006/13)

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

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 24 November 2006—

Standards and Public Appointments Committee, 3rd Report, 2006 (Session 2): Consultation on the Determinations Required Under Interests of the Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (SP Paper 678)

Finance Committee, 8th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 681)

The following report was published on 28 November 2006

Equal Opportunities Committee, 2nd Report, 2006 (Session 2): Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities (SP Paper 677)

The following reports were published on 29 November 2006—

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 43rd Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 682)

Health Committee, 18th Report, 2006 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 683)