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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 19 December 2007

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev Kathy Galloway, the Iona Communtiy led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-1063—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 19 December 2007—

after

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

insert

followed by Ministerial Statement: Transport

The motion was agreed to.

3. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) made a statement and answered questions on Transport.

4. EU Reform Treaty: The Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture (Linda Fabiani) moved S3M-1053—That the Parliament believes that the UK Government should hold a referendum on the EU Reform Treaty.

Malcolm Chisholm moved amendment S3M-1053.1 to motion S3M-1053—

Leave out from "the UK Government" to end and insert—

"membership of the European Union has been hugely positive for Scotland and Britain, delivering more jobs, a single market, freedom to work and live abroad, environmental protection, security and an enhanced place for Scotland and Britain in the world; believes that the European Union needs to become more efficient, more effective and more accountable and welcomes the signing of the European Reform Treaty as a significant step towards tackling these concerns, and believes that the treaty will allow the European Union to move on from debates about institutions to concentrating on the fundamental challenges of climate change, globalisation, terrorism and international development."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 61, Against 64, Abstentions 1).

The motion was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 64, Against 17, Abstentions 45).

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-1061—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of Standing Orders be suspended for the purposes of Members’ Business on Thursday 20 December 2007.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-1060—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 20 December—

after

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

delete

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Climate Change Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S3M-953 Bill Butler: Support Project Scotland

and insert

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S3M-953 Bill Butler: Support Project Scotland

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Climate Change Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

4.30 pm Decision Time

The motion was agreed to.

7. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-1059—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 9 January 2008

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Serious Organised Crime

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Health and Social Care Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 10 January 2008

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

Education and Lifelong Learning;
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Gould Report

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 16 January 2008

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 17 January 2008

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

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

The motion was agreed to.

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on item 4 as noted above.

9. Support for Border News: The Parliament debated S3M-464 in the name of John Lamont—That the Parliament considers that moves by ITV to merge some of its smaller regional news services should be opposed; believes that these proposals pose a significant threat to the future of Border television and would be damaging to regional news in the region; considers that a merger of Border television news with STV news services would also be a bad move for television in Scotland and would provide a downgraded service for the customer, and believes that local and regional television services provide a valuable role in an increasingly centralised market.

The meeting closed at 5.55 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
19 December 2007

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 18 December 2007 for approval by resolution

The Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Members’ Remuneration and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2008

laid under sections 3(25)(a) and 22(4) of the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Negative Instruments

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

The Inquiries (Scotland) Rules 2007 (SSI 2007/560)

laid under section 41(5) of the Inquiries Act 2005

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

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Export Restrictions) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/562)

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 19 December 2007 and is subject to annulment

The Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/565)

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

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 14 December 2007 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

National Archives of Scotland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2007 (SE/2007/212)

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

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

Scottish Social Services Council Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/246)

laid under paragraph 10(1) of Schedule 2 to the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The National Archives of Scotland: Annual Report of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland 2006-07 (SE/2007/261)

Scotland’s Biodiversity – It’s in Your Hands: A Progress Report 2005-07 (SE/2007/265)

laid under section 2(7)(a) of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004

Scottish Natural Heritage Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/266)

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

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

Scottish Public Pensions Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/214)—

Transport Scotland Erskine Bridge Accounts 2006-07 (SE/2007/227)—

NHS Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) 2006-07 (SE/2007/257)—

Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme 2006-07 (SE/2007/258)—

Water Industry Commission for Scotland Accounts for the year to 31 March 2007 (SE/2007/259)—

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

Scottish Law Commission Report on Rape and Other Sexual Offences (SE/2007/243)

laid under section 31(1)(e) of the Law Commission Act 1965

Scottish Water Interim Accounts for the six months to 30 September 2007 (SE/2007/267)

laid under section 57 of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for December 2007 (SPSO/2007/11)—

Case 200600107: Coatbridge College—

Case 200501352: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—

Case 200501476: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board - Acute Services Division—

Case 200603028: A Dentist, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—

Case 200603373: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board—

Cases 200700183 & 200700300: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board and Western Isles NHS Board—

Case 200501189: Lothian NHS Board—

Case 200502808: Lothian NHS Board—

Case 200503013: Lothian NHS Board—

Case 200602617: A GP Practice, Lothian NHS Board—

Case 200603203: Lothian NHS Board—

Cases 200502539 & 200600555: Fife NHS Board and a Medical Practice, Fife NHS Board—

Case 200601247: Tayside NHS Board—

Case 200602983: Tayside NHS Board—

Case 200502347: Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board—

Cases 200603457 & 200700450: Borders NHS Board and NHS—

Case 200502366: Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership—

Case 200500791: Falkirk Council—

Case 200603376: Glasgow City Council—

Case 200503276: The Moray Council—

Case 200603820: Argyll and Bute Council—

Case 200500263: The City of Edinburgh Council—

Case 200501865: Angus Council—

Case 200502323: Fife Council—

Case 200502766: Stirling Council—

Case 200600558: Fife Council—

Case 200603272: Stirling Council—

Cases 200402036 & 200402211: Dundee City Council—

Case 200501215: Aberdeen City Council—

Case 200602029: Dundee City Council—

Case 200603594: Aberdeenshire Council—

Case 200604038: Aberdeen City Council—

Case 200600661: Dumfries and Galloway Council—

Case 200601273: North Ayrshire Council—

Case 200602279: North Ayrshire Council—

Case 200600109: East Dunbartonshire Council—

Case 200503301: Highlands and Islands Enterprise—

Cases 200500739 & 200500763: The City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Scotland—

Cases 200400363 & 200400840: Scottish Borders Council and Scottish Government Education and Training Directorate—

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

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

The following report was published on 17 December 2007

Scottish Commission for Public Audit, 1st Report, 2007 (Session 3): Report on Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2008-09 (SP Paper 39)

presented to the Parliament and published pursuant to section 11(9) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 14 December 2007

Health and Sport Committee, 3rd Report, 2007 (Session 3): Report on the legislative consent memorandum on the Health and Social Care Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (SP Paper 40)