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Meeting of the Parliament
Thursday 6 November 2008
Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.
The meeting opened at 9.15 am.
1. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) made a statement and answered questions on Scrutiny Improvement: Changes to Structures.
2. Patients’ Rights: The Parliament debated Patients’ Rights.
3. General Question Time: Questions were answered by Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers.
4. First Minister’s Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister (Alex Salmond).
5. Themed Question Time: Questions on Health and Wellbeing were answered by the Cabinet Secretary and Ministers.
6. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Parliament debated the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
7. Decision Time: The Parliament took no decisions on any of the items above.
8. Community Service Volunteers (CSV): The Parliament debated S3M-2693 in the name of Nanette Milne—That the Parliament commends Community Service Volunteers (CSV) for its strong track record in supporting retired people to engage with their local communities as volunteers; congratulates the Energy Challenge project in Aberdeen, which trains older volunteers to bring fuel efficiency and energy savings advice to people in their own homes to ensure that they stay warm and have energy-efficient homes; notes that, in view of government funding ending in March 2009, CSV’s support to 1,600 older volunteers working in their local areas will come to an end, which will have a huge impact on communities and individuals across Scotland, and believes that consideration should be given to how continued support can be provided for volunteer-involving organisations.
The meeting closed at 5.38 pm.
P E Grice
The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 6 November 2008 and are subject to annulment—
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 6 November 2008 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure
The following report was published on 6 November 2008