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Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 26 June 2008

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

The meeting opened at 9.00am.

1. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-2272—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 12.3.3A of Standing Orders be suspended for the purpose of allowing the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee to meet in the afternoon of Thursday 26 June 2008.

The motion was agreed to.

2. Proposal for a Committee Bill: Alasdair Morgan moved S3M-2068—That the Parliament agrees to the proposal for a Committee Bill under Rule 9.15 contained in the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme Committee’s 1st Report, 2008 Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SP Paper 103).

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

3. Report on Flooding and Flood Management: Roseanna Cunningham moved S3M-2208—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee’s 2nd Report, 2008 (Session 3): Flooding and Flood Management (SP Paper 96).

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

4. General Question Time: Questions were answered by Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers.

5. First Minister’s Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister (Alex Salmond).

6. Rosyth to Zeebrugge Ferry Service: The Parliament debated S3M-2014 in the name of John Park—That the Parliament is deeply disappointed to learn of Superfast Ferries’ decision to end sailings from Rosyth to Zeebrugge from September 2008; recognises that the ferry link to Europe is vital to the Fife and Scottish economies; notes that the service has been a commercial success regularly operating at full capacity; is disappointed that Superfast does not plan to continue with sailings until an alternative operator is found, and hopes that an alternative operator can be found for this crucial ferry route.

7. Themed Question Time: Questions on Health and Wellbeing were answered by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministers and Law Officers.

8. Committee Membership: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-2265—That the Parliament agrees that—

Kenneth Gibson be appointed to replace Rob Gibson as a member of the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee;

Rob Gibson be appointed to replace Brian Adam as a member of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee;#

Jamie Hepburn be appointed to replace Alasdair Morgan as a member of the European and External Relations Committee;

Angela Constance be appointed to replace John Wilson as a member of the Justice Committee;

John Wilson be appointed to replace Kenneth Gibson as a member of the Local Government and Communities Committee;

John Wilson be appointed to replace Angela Constance as a member of the Public Petitions Committee;

Alasdair Morgan be appointed to replace Jamie Hepburn as a member of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Substitution on Committees: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-2266—That the Parliament agrees that—

Bill Kidd be appointed to replace Shirley-Anne Somerville as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee;

Willie Coffey be appointed to replace Jamie Hepburn as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Equal Opportunities Committee;

Brian Adam be appointed to replace Tricia Marwick as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Local Government and Communities Committee;

Bob Doris be appointed to replace John Wilson as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Public Petitions Committee;

Jamie Hepburn be appointed to replace Bill Kidd as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 8 and 9 as noted above.

The meeting closed at 3.00 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
26 June 2008

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 26 June 2008 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure—

Report of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board Report for the Period April 2007 to March 2008 (SG/2008/95)

Industrial Development Act 1982 Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/119)

laid under sections 11 and 15 of the Industrial Development Act 1982

Office of Rail Regulation Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2007-08 (SG/2008/103)

laid under section 74 of the Railways Act 1993 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998