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Thursday 14 November 2007

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

The meeting opened at 2.00pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Imam Mustaqeem Shah, UK Islamic Mission, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford moved S3M-838—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 14 November 2007—

after

2.00 pmTime for Reflection

followed byParliamentary Bureau Motions

insert

followed by Ministerial Statement: Scotland’s successful bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

The motion was agreed to.

3. Ministerial Statement: The First Minister (Alex Salmond) made a statement and answered questions on Scotland’s successful bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

4. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) made a statement and answered questions on the Strategic Spending Review.

5. Strategic Spending Review: The Parliament debated the Strategic Spending Review.

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-837—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 21 November 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 22 November 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Annual Sea Fisheries Negotiations

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 Scottish Government Debate: A Better Future for Scotland’s Children: Ending Violence Against Women

followed by Appointment of the Chair of the Scottish Commission for Human Rights

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 28 November 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 29 November 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

Education and Lifelong Learning;
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

(b) that the period for members to submit their names for selection for Question Times on 10 January 2008 ends at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 December 2007;

(c) that the deadline for lodging questions for Question Times on 10 January 2008 shall be 12.00 noon on Thursday 3 January 2008; and

(d) that the period for members to submit their names for selection for Question Times on 17 January 2008 ends at 12.00 noon on Thursday 3 January 2008.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Designation of Lead Committee: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-842—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government and Communities Committee be appointed as the lead committee in consideration of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill at Stage 1.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Approval of SSIs: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S3M-840—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Fundable Bodies (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2007 be approved; and

S3M-841—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Protection of Charities Assets (Exemption) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 be approved.

The motions were agreed to (DT).

9. Rule 2.3.1: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-839—That the Parliament agrees the following parliamentary recess dates under Rule 2.3.1: 11 – 26 October 2008 (inclusive).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

10 .Office of the Clerk: Bruce Crawford moved S3M-843—That the Parliament agrees that the Office of the Clerk will be closed on 27, 28 and 31 December 2007.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

11. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 7, 8, 9 and 10 as noted above.

12. Car Parking Charges at Stobhill Hospital: The Parliament debated S3M-612 in the name of Paul Martin—That the Parliament notes with concern the proposal by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to introduce car parking charges at Stobhill Hospital later this year; recognises the impact that this proposal will have on the local community through inconsiderate parking by car commuters in residential areas surrounding the hospital; is concerned that current provision of public transport to and from Stobhill Hospital is insufficient, and considers that a new car parking policy that would remove car parking charges at Stobhill Hospital should be developed.

13. Motion without Notice: Paul Martin moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended until 6.31 pm.The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.31 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
14 November 2007

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

Bills

Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the Commonwealth Games that are to be held principally in Glasgow in 2014. (SP Bill 4) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Nicola Sturgeon

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 4-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 4-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill

Legislative Consent Memorandums

The following memorandum was lodged on 12 November 2007

John Swinney MSP: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill (UK Parliament Legislation) (LCM(S3) 3.1)

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 14 November 2007 for approval by resolution

The Scottish Police Services Authority (Police Support Services) (Modification) Order 2007

laid under section 103(4) of the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

Negative Instruments

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

The Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/506)

laid under section 1 of the Bees Act 1980

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

The Remote Monitoring Requirements (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/508)

laid under section 24B(5) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 November 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Business Improvement Districts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/510)

laid under section 47 of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006

Committee Reports

The following report was lodged on 14 November 2007

Justice Committee, 4th Report, 2007 (Session 3): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 24)