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Wednesday 14 May 2008

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rob Parsons, Executive Chairman, Care for the Family led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The First Minister (Alex Salmond) made a statement and answered questions on Moving Scotland Forward.

3. Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill: The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Kenny MacAskill) moved S3M-1717—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution: The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Kenny MacAskill) moved S3M-1887—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in paragraph 3(b)(iii) of Rule 9.12 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-1899—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 21 May 2008

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Smoking Prevention Action Plan

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Hepatitis C

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 22 May 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 Ministerial Statement: Fuel Poverty

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Wildlife Crime

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 28 May 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 29 May 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.

6. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-1900—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Access to Land on Application) Order 2008 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-1901—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Access to Land by the Scottish Ministers) Order 2008 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 4, 6 and 7 as noted above.

9. Supermarket Dominance in Scottish Retailing: The Parliament debated S3M-1679 in the name of Christopher Harvie—That the Parliament notes with concern the dominance of large-scale supermarkets in Scottish retailing, as is evident in many of the burghs of Mid-Scotland and Fife, and considers that there should be an impartial study of their economic and social impact on communities and demand for local produce, taking into account other retail modes like smaller specialist shops, street markets or market halls and co-operatives.

The meeting closed at 5.45 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
14 May 2008

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 14 May 2008 for approval by resolution—

The Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Modification Order 2008

laid under section 103(5) of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

The Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008

laid under section 133(2ZA) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

The Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of the Definition of Child Care Position) Order 2008

laid under section 21(4) of the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 9 May 2008 and are subject to annulment—

The Designation of Institutions of Higher Education (The Scottish Agricultural College) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/177)

laid under section 60(1) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992.

The Central Institutions (Recognition) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/178)

laid under section 133(2) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

The Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highland and Islands) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/179)

laid under section 81(2) of the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007.

The Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/180)

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 May 2008 and is subject to annulment

The Common Agricultural Policy (Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes and Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/184)

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

The draft Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Amendment Order 2008, laid before the Parliament on 1 May 2008, has been withdrawn.

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 9 May 2008

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 19th Report, 2008 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 93)

The following report was published on 13 May 2008

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, 1st Report 2008 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 94)