|Back to the Scottish Parliament||Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 1, No. 22, Session 3|
Meeting of the Parliament
Wednesday 26 September 2007
Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.
The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.
1. Time for Reflection: Shobha Nagpal, Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.
2. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) made a statement and answered questions on Enterprise Networks.
3. Glasgow Housing Association Inspection Report: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Nicola Sturgeon) moved S3M-539—That the Parliament notes the recent publication by Communities Scotland of the Inspection Report on Glasgow Housing Association (GHA); recognises the importance of putting the interests of tenants at the centre in moving forward; believes that GHA should accept the inspection report in full and deliver progress on all issues raised in the report including second stage transfer (SST) and especially those SSTs that can move forward quickly; deplores the inadequacy of the original basis for the initial transfer of houses from Glasgow City Council, and calls on all stakeholders to work together to achieve substantial improvements for local communities in Glasgow.
Johann Lamont moved amendment S3M-539.1 to motion S3M-539—
Leave out from “notes” to end and insert—
Robert Brown moved amendment S3M-539.1.1 to amendment S3M-539.1—
Insert at end—
After debate, the amendment to the amendment was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 74, Against 46, Abstentions 0).
The amendment, as amended, was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 60, Against 60, Abstentions 0; amendment disagreed to on casting vote).
The motion was then disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 60, Against 60, Abstentions 0; motion disagreed to on casting vote).
4. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-542—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 27 September 2007—
2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: Rail Links to Edinburgh Airport
followed by Ministerial Statement: Broadcasting
followed by Scottish Government Debate: Rail Links to Edinburgh Airport
After debate, the motion was agreed to (by division: For 106, Against 14, Abstentions 0).
5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-544—That the Parliament agrees—
(a) the following programme of business—
Wednesday 3 October 2007
Thursday 4 October 2007
Wednesday 24 October 2007
Thursday 25 October 2007
and (b) that the period for members to submit their names for selection for General and Themed Question Times on 25 October 2007 should end at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 3 October.
The motion was agreed to.
6. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on item 3 as noted above.
7. Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route: The Parliament debated S3M-459 in the name of Mike Rumbles—That the Parliament notes with concern the pledge given in writing by the First Minister on 15 June 2007 to abide by the findings of the public inquiry into the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) and ensure that the project is not financed by PPP/PFI funding; further notes with concern reports that the Scottish Government will make no statement on its intended method of financing the AWPR until after the public inquiry is completed; expresses its concern at the year’s delay for the estimated completion of the project that was announced in June 2007 by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change; recognises the importance of the AWPR to the economy of the north east, and believes that clarification should be given as a matter of urgency on how the project will be financed.
The meeting closed at 6.04 pm.
P E Grice
The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 21 September 2007 for approval by resolution—
The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 21 September 2007 and are subject to annulment—
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 24 September 2007 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 26 September 2007 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure
The following report was published on 26 September 2007