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Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 29 March 2007

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

The meeting opened at 9.15 am.

1. The Future of Scotland: The Parliament debated the Future of Scotland.

2. General Question Time: Questions were answered by Scottish Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

3. First Minister’s Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister (Mr Jack McConnell).

4. Motion of Thanks to the Presiding Officer: The First Minister (Mr Jack McConnell) moved S2M-5789—That the Parliament expresses its thanks and gratitude to George Reid for his service to the Parliament and recognises the important role he has carried out as its second Presiding Officer.

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

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on item 4 as noted above.

The meeting closed at 1.03 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
29 March 2007

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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 28 March 2007

Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 64B) (Private Bill).

New Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 29 March 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

CITB – ConstructionSkills Annual Report and Accounts 2006 (SE/2007/80)

laid under section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 29 March 2007—

Education Committee, 4th Report, 2007 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 810)

Health Committee, 8th Report, 2007 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 811)

Health Committee, 9th Report, 2007 (Session 2): The Treatment of Drug Users (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 812)

Health Committee, 10th Report, 2007 (Session 2): Legacy Report (SP Paper 813)

Enterprise and Culture Committee, 6th Report, 2007 (Session 2): Legacy Paper (Volumes 1 and 2) (SP Paper 814)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 23rd Report, 2007 (Session 2): Annual Report 2006-07 (SP Paper 815)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 24th Report, 2007 (Session 2): Legacy Paper (SP Paper 816)

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 5th Report, 2007 (Session 2): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 817)

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 6th Report, 2007 (Session 2): Annual Report 2006-07 (SP Paper 818)

Environment and Rural Development Committee, 7th Report, 2007 (Session 2): Legacy Paper (SP Paper 819)

SPICe Papers

The following paper was published on 29 March 2007

SPICe, Scottish Parliament Statistics 2003 (SP Paper 788)