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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 6 June 2007

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Mark Greene, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Nicola Sturgeon) made a statement and answered questions on the Future of Accident and Emergency Units at Ayr and Monklands Hospitals.

3. Safer and Stronger: The Parliament debated the subject of Safer and Stronger.

4. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-125—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 13 June 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement: Higher Education

followed by Executive Debate: Greener

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 14 June 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Green Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Finance and Sustainable Growth
Justice and Law Officers

2.55 pm Executive Debate: Health

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 20 June 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 21 June 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Education and Lifelong Learning
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

5. Decision Time: There were no decisions to be taken on the above items.

6. Rescue from Moving Water: The Parliament debated S3M-81 in the name of Roseanna Cunningham—That the Parliament notes with concern the rising number of incidents involving persons trapped in moving water, including incidents in the River Tay at Perth on 23 July and 21 September 2006 and 6 March 2007, two of which resulted in deaths; further notes that there is no clear duty imposed on fire and rescue services to rescue from moving water, resulting in inconsistent practice across Scotland and the threat of disciplinary action against officers who carry out rescues outwith their operational remit, and considers that this is a situation which requires urgent review.

The meeting closed at 5.32 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
6 June 2007