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Meeting of the Parliament
Wednesday 20 June 2007
Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.
The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.
1. Time for Reflection: Pastor Norman Hill, Riverside Hill, Banff, led Time for Reflection.
2. Government’s Objective for a Smarter Scotland: The Parliament debated the subject of the Government’s Objective for a Smarter Scotland.
3. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-203—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 21 June 2007—
followed by Executive Debate: Housing
followed by SPCB motion on membership of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit
The motion was agreed to.
4. Decision Time: There were no decisions to be taken on the above items.
5. Motor Neurone Disease: The Parliament debated S3M-73 in the name of Margaret Mitchell—That the Parliament acknowledges that motor neurone disease (MND) is a serious, progressively disabling and fatal condition, which can affect any adult and for which medical science currently has no known cause or cure; understands that there are currently 64 people in central Scotland and 280 people throughout Scotland with MND and that this figure is rising; congratulates the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association for its commitment to improve the lives of sufferers of MND and to help people living with MND; notes that in the financial year 2005-06 the association incurred costs of £63,836 in relation to the services provided by the MND care teams within central Scotland; further notes that there was no financial contribution towards the cost of providing these services from NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Forth Valley or NHS Ayrshire and Arran, the three NHS boards covering the central Scotland area; believes that there is a compelling case for NHS boards to meet some of the costs of providing these care teams which would make a huge difference in terms of the care received by those with MND, and therefore considers that the provision of this funding should be addressed as soon as possible.
The meeting closed at 5.31 pm.
P E Grice
The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 20 June 2007 for approval by resolution
The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 15 June 2007 and is subject to annulment
The Bovine Semen (Scotland) Regulations2007 (SSI 2007/330)
Scottish Parliament Annual Report
The following report was published on 19 June 2007
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 18 June 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
Social Work Inspection Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/102)
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 June 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 20 June 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for June 2007 (SPSO/2007/05)—
Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 – Fourth HECA progress report for the Scottish Parliament (SE/2007/93)