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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 5 September 2007

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev James McNaughtan, St Marnock’s Parish Church, Kilmarnock led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-412—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 5 September 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Business Motion

followed by Member’s Affirmation: Shirley-Anne Somerville

followed by First Minister’s Statement: The Scottish Government’s Programme

followed by Scottish Government Debate: The Scottish Government’s Programme

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 6 September 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Foot and Mouth Outbreak

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Tackling Drugs Misuse

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Justice and Law Officers;
Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: A Sustainable Future for Crichton University Campus

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 12 September 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: The Government’s Skills Strategy

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 13 September 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Labour Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Europe, External Affairs and Culture:
Education and Lifelong Learning

2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: Broadcasting

3.50 pm Ministerial Statement: National Developments in Planning

followed by Debate on the draft Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 (Variation of Age Limit for Sale of Tobacco etc. and Consequential Modifications) Order 2007

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 19 September 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 20 September 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Health and Wellbeing;
Rural Affairs and the Environment

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

After debate, the motion was agreed to (by division: For 60, Against 54, Abstentions 1).

3. Oaths and Affirmations: Shirley-Anne Somerville made a solemn affirmation before the Clerk.

4. Ministerial Statement: The First Minister (Alex Salmond) made a statement and answered questions on the Scottish Government’s Programme.

5. Scottish Government’s Programme: The Parliament debated the Scottish Government’s Programme.

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

7. Asylum Seekers in Scotland: The Parliament debated S3M-345 in the name of Sandra White—That the Parliament welcomes discussions between the Scottish and UK governments aimed at tackling the situation of asylum seekers in Scotland and to this end supports calls for asylum seekers to be granted the right to work whilst seeking asylum, which has been backed by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Refugee Council which comments that "It just makes absolutely no sense to have people sitting at home in enforced idleness when they could be contributing to the economy", and further believes that an amnesty for asylum seeker families who have been in Scotland since before March 2006 would be one which rightly acknowledges that in Glasgow these families have become a valued part of the local community and the vast difference between the situation in Scotland, where roughly 1,500 families would be granted asylum, compared to over 400,000 in the rest of the United Kingdom.

The meeting closed at 5.48 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
5 September 2007

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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 3 September 2007

Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to abolish tolls on road bridges; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 1) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: John Swinney
Supported by: Stewart Stevenson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 1-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP1 Bill-1PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 29 August 2007 for approval by resolution

The Provision of School Lunches (Disapplication of the Requirement to Charge) (Scotland) Order 2007

laid under section 57(6) of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 July 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/357)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 1 August 2007 and are subject to annulment—

The Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (United States of America) (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/354)—

The Recovery of Maintenance (United States of America) (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/355)—

laid under section 45(2) of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972

The European Communities (Lawyer’s Practice) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/358)—

The European Communities (Services of Lawyers) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/359)—

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Traffic Commissioner for the Scottish Traffic Area) Order 2007

laid under section 115 of, and paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 7 to, the Scotland Act 1998

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 2 August 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Food (Suspension of the Use of E 128 Red 2G as Food Colour) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/363)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 9 August 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/375)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 10 August 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/376)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 13 August 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/377)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 15 August 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Scottish Local Government Elections Amendment Order 2007 (SSI 2007/379)

laid under section 16 of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 23 August 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Nutrition and Health Claims (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/383)

laid under section 48(3) of the Food Safety Act 1990

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 28 August 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Food-and-Mouth Disease (Export Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/386)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 31 August 2007 and are subject to annulment—

The Gambling Act 2005 (Review of Premises Licences) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/394)—

The Gambling Act 2005 (Fees No. 3) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/395)—

laid under section 355(10) of the Gambling Act 2005

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 3 September 2007 and are subject to annulment—

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/389)

laid under section 105(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Provision of School Education for Children under School Age (Prescribed Children) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 (SSI 2007/396)

laid under section 1 (4A) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980

The Licensing (Training of Staff) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/397)

laid under section 146(4) of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 4 September 2007 and are subject to annulment—

The Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Designated Activities) (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/398)

laid under section 24(2) and (3A) of the Private Security Industry Act 2001

The Water Commissioner for Scotland (Dissolution) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/399)

laid under section 34(3) of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 5 September 2007 and are subject to annulment—

The Regulation of Care (Social Service Workers) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 (SSI 2007/407)

laid under section 78(1) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

The Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/410)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner (Imposition of Penalties) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/411)

laid under section 163(2) of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

Other Documents

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

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/109)

laid under paragraph 8(3) pf Schedule 9A to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 70 Grant Payments in accordance with: Transport (Scotland) Act 2001, Section 70(4), Financial Year 2006-07 (SE/2007/134)

laid under section 70(4) of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 2 July 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Prison Service Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/99)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 9 July 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

UK Sport Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/98)

laid under sections 14(3) and 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended by the National Lottery Act 1998) and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 10 July 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Food from Britain Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/95)

laid under section 5(7) of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1983

Visit Britain Annual Reports and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2007 (SE/2007/121)

laid under section 6 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 and section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 11 July 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Passenger Focus Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/125)

laid under Schedule 5 of the Railways Act 2005

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 12 July 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Sea Fish Industry Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/97)

laid under section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

Meat and Livestock Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2007/Meat Promotion Wales Annual Report 2006-07 (SE/2007/103)

laid under section 19 of the Agriculture Act 1967

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 July 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Milk Development Council Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/108)

laid under section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 16 July 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Horticultural Development Council Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/107)

laid under section 7 of the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947 as amended by the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003

Annual Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to the Prime Minister and to Scottish Ministers for 2006-07 (SE/2007/126)

laid under section 107(3) of the Police Act 1997

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 17 July 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

UK Film Council Group and Lottery Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2007 (SE/2007/118)

laid under section 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended by section 7 of the National Lottery Act 1998) and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Report of the Appointed Person for Scotland 2006-07 (SE/2007/143)

laid under section 291 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 18 July 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

British Potato Council Report and Accounts 2005-06 (SE/2007/106)

laid under section 7 of the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947 as amended by the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

Council on Tribunals Annual Report 2006-07 (SE/2007/117)

laid under section 4(7) of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

Heritage Lottery Fund National Heritage Memorial Fund Lottery Distribution Account for the year ended 31 March 2007 (SE/2007/119)

laid under section 34(3) and 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

The Electoral Commission Annual Report 2006-07 (SE/2007/146)

laid under paragraph 20(1) of Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for July 2007 (SPSO/2007/06)—

Case 200503060: Lanarkshire NHS Board—

Cases 200600429 & 200601152: Lanarkshire NHS Board and a Medical Practice, Lanarkshire NHS Board—

Case 200500470: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—

Case 200602165: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—

Case TS0106_03: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—

Cases 200502049, 200502361, 200502362: NHS 24, Scottish Ambulance Service and Tayside NHS Board—

Case 200503653: Western Isles NHS Board—

Case 200503137: Lothian NHS Board—

Case 200601874: Lothian NHS Board—

Case 200602086: A Medical Practice, Lothian NHS Board—

Case 200502165: A Medical Practice, Forth Valley NHS Board—

Case 200501291: Tayside NHS Board—

Case 200502264: Tayside NHS Board—

Case 200602579: Tayside NHS Board—

Case 200501980: South Lanarkshire Council—

Case 200503076: North Lanarkshire Council—

Case 200600085: North Lanarkshire Council—

Case 200600970: North Lanarkshire Council—

Case 200601380: North Lanarkshire Council—

Case 200503386: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar—

Case 200600946: The City of Edinburgh Council—

Case 200601372, 200601373 & 200602604: The City of Edinburgh Council—

Case 200501891: Fife Council—

Case 200501975: Fife Council—

Case 200502032: Fife Council—

Case 200600918: Fife Council—

Case 200601118: East Lothian Council—

Case 200601169: East Lothian Council—

Case 200601472: East Lothian Council—

Case 200500815: East Dunbartonshire Council—

Case 200500641: Scottish Environment Protection Agency—

laid under section 15(1) of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 19 July 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

National Heritage Memorial Fund Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/120)

laid under section 7(1) and (3) of the National Heritage Act 1980

Big Lottery Fund New Opportunities Fund Financial Report and Accounts for the eight months 1 April 2006 to 30 November 2006 (SE/2007/135)—

Big Lottery Fund Community Fund Financial Report and Accounts for the eight months 1 April 2006 to 30 November 2006 (SE/2007/137)—

laid under section 34(3) and 39(1) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993

Big Lottery Fund Millennium Commission Financial Report and Accounts for the eight months 1 April 2006 to 30 November 2006 (SE/2007/136)

laid under section 42(1) and (2) and 43(1) and (2) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993

Big Lottery Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2007 (SE/2007/140)

laid under section 34(3) and 43D(4) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended by the National Lottery Acts 1998 and 2006)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 2 August 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/145)

laid under section 6 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995

Forestry Commission Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/150)

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 3 August 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

NHS Blood and Transplant Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/123)

laid under paragraph 6(3) of Schedule 15 to the National Health Service Act 2006 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

British Waterways Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/151)

laid under section 24(3) of the Transport Act 1962

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 9 August 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Environment Agency annual report and accounts (SE/2007/154)

laid under sections 46 and 52 of the Environment Act 1995

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 15 August 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Annual Report and Consolidated Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/158)

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

Audit Scotland: Managing Long-Term Conditions — A main report, key findings summary and survey report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2007/3)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 21 August 2007 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Historic Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/131)

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 22 August 2007 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure—

Dealing with offending by young people, a report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2007/4)

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

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for August 2007 (SPSO/2007/7)—

Case 200500132: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200500732: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200503576: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200600011: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200600419: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200600459: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200601272: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200500917: Scottish Ambulance Service

Case 200601828: A Medical Practice, Lothian NHS Board

Case 200502750: Forth Valley NHS Board

Case 200500717: Tayside NHS Board

Case 200500810: Grampian NHS Board

Case 200501038: Tayside NHS Board

Case 200501257: Grampian NHS Board

Case 200503444: Tayside NHS Board

Case 200503522: A GP, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Case 200601391: North Glasgow Housing Association Ltd

Case 200600243: North Lanarkshire Council

Case 200601461: East Ayrshire Council

Case 200502985: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Case 200500239: Midlothian Council

Case 200600152: The City of Edinburgh Council

Case 200601258: The City of Edinburgh Council

Case 200600024: Fife Council

Case 200500902: North Ayrshire Council

Case 200501957: Dumfries and Galloway Council

Case 200601080: South Ayrshire Council

Case 200502814: East Dunbartonshire Council

Case 200502898: The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Case 200600745: The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

laid under Section 15(1) of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

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

Primary care out-of-hours services: A report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2007/5)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 30 August 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Environment Protection Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/153)

laid under section 46 of the Environment Act 1995 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 31 August 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/159)

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

Statistical Bulletin, Prison Statistics Scotland 2006-07 (SE/2007/162)

The Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland Annual Report 2006-07 (CPA/2007/1)

laid under paragraph 13(4) of Schedule 1 of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 4 September and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Statistical Bulletin Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2006-07 (SE/2007/166)

laid under section 47(2) of the Police Scotland Act 1967

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 5 September 2007 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Enterprise Annual Report and Accounts 31 March 2007 (SE/2007/156)—

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland on the 2006-07 Audit of Scottish Water (SE/2007/167)—

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

Scottish Water Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/164)

laid under section 56(8) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Scottish Enterprise Annual Review 2006-07 (SE/2007/165)

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 29 June 2007

Justice Committee, 1st Report, 2007 (Session 3): Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Serious Crime Bill (LCM(S3) 2.2) (SP Paper 4)

The following report is being published on 5 September 2007

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 2nd Report, 2007 (Session 3): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 5)