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Wednesday 24 September 2008

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Father John Bollan, Religious Education Department, University of Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-2584—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 24 September 2008—

after

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

delete

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scudamore Report into Foot and Mouth

and insert

followed by First Minister’s Statement: The Implications for Scotland of the Lloyds TSB Takeover of HBOS

followed by Scottish Government Debate: The Implications for Scotland of the Lloyds TSB Takeover of HBOS

The motion was agreed to.

3. First Minister’s Statement: The First Minister (Alex Salmond) made a statement and answered questions on the implications for Scotland of the Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS.

4. Implications for Scotland of the Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS: The Parliament debated the implications for Scotland of the Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS.

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-2585—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 1 October 2008

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

followed by Ministerial Statement: Scottish Government Response to the Report of the Committee of Inquiry on Crofting

followed by Public Petitions Committee Debate: 3rd Report 2008: Availability on the NHS of cancer treatment drugs

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 2 October 2008

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Justice and Law Officers;
Rural Affairs and the Environment

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Scudamore Report into Foot and Mouth Disease

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 8 October 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 9 October 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

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Register of Tartans Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-2586—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 30 January 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-2587—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-2588—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Mental Health (Absconding patients from other jurisdictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

10. Support for Veterans in Scotland: The Parliament debated S3M-1861 in the name of Keith Brown—That the Parliament recognises that ex-service personnel in Ochil and throughout Scotland often suffer particular problems in areas such as health, employment, housing and pensions; welcomes the recent Scottish Government announcements of support for the Houses for Heroes Campaign, run by the Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association, and the Scottish Veterans’ Fund, run in association with Veterans Scotland; believes that the commitment to assistance from a Scottish perspective is particularly important; further believes that the Parliament should be at the centre of the developing debate about how best to provide appropriate support to ex-service personnel, and welcomes any initiatives by the Scottish Government to continue to engage with the range of organisations involved in supporting ex-service personnel and addressing the challenges that they face.

The meeting closed at 5.42 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
24 September 2008

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 19 September 2008 and are subject to annulment—

The Mental Health (Certificates for Medical Treatment) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/316)

laid under section 326(3) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

The Inshore Fishing (Prohibition on Fishing) (Lamlash Bay) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/317)

laid under section 9(2) of the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 22 September 2008 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency Annual Report 2007-08 (SG/2008/171)

laid under section 15(4) of the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 23 September 2008 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

The State Hospitals Board for Scotland Annual Accounts and Notes for the year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/173)—

NHS National Services Scotland Directors Report and Accounts and Scottish Financial Returns for the year to 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/174)—

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland Annual Accounts Financial year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/175)—

NHS Health Scotland Annual Accounts for year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/176)—

Scottish Ambulance Service Board Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/177)—

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Annual Accounts for year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/178)—

NHS Education for Scotland Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2008 (SG/2008/179)—

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 24 September 2008 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

National Waiting Times Centre Board Annual Report and Accounts for year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/180)—

NHS 24 Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/181)—

NHS Tayside – Tayside Health Board Annual Accounts for year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/184)—

Lanarkshire Health Board Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/185)—

NHS Orkney – Orkney Health Board Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/186)—

NHS Highland – Highland Health Board Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/187)—

NHS Lothian Directors’ Report and Accounts year ended 31 March 2008 (SG/2008/188)—

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