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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 28 January 2009

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rt Rev David Lunan, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland led Time for Reflection.

2. Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) moved S3M-3299—That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 64, Against 64, Abstentions 0, motion disagreed to on casting vote).

Accordingly the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill fell.

3. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3314—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 February 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2009

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 5 February 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Liberal Democrats 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: Early Years Framework

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 11 February 2009

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 12 February 2009

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 Stage 1 Debate: Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

4. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3315—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 27 March 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3316—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 13 February 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Office of the Clerk: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3317—That the Parliament agrees that, between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except: Saturdays and Sundays, 27 November 2009, 24 December (pm), 25 and 28 December 2009, 1 and 4 January 2010, 2 and 5 April 2010 and 3, 28 and 31 May 2010.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Parliamentary Recess Dates: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3318—That the Parliament agrees the following parliamentary recess dates under Rule 2.3.1: 12 – 25 October 2009 (inclusive), 21 December 2009 – 4 January 2010 (inclusive), 15 – 21 February 2010 (inclusive) and 29 March – 11 April 2010 (inclusive).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Approval of SSIs: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S3M-3319—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Modification Order 2009 be approved.

S3M-3320—That the Parliament agrees that the draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

S3M-3321—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Private Landlord Registration (Modification) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

The motions were agreed to (DT).

9. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 6, 7 and 8 as noted above.

10. Knightswood Youth Theatre Announced as a Winner of Philip Lawrence Awards: The Parliament debated S3M-3073 in the name of Bill Kidd—That the Parliament offers its congratulations to Knightswood Youth Theatre, which was announced a winner in the Philip Lawrence Awards, a prestigious national awards scheme that celebrates outstanding contributions made by young people to their community; commends the Knightswood Youth Theatre for bringing together young asylum seekers and refugees with young people from the local area to talk and share feelings, and commends its use of drama as a medium to increase mutual understanding and help the wider community gain a better understanding of young people’s views and aspirations on a wide range of controversial issues, including dawn raids, racism, alcoholism, divorce, bullying, teen suicide, friendship and romance.

The meeting closed at 5.29 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
28 January 2009

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

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 22 January 2009 for approval by resolution

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2009

laid under paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 12 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 27 January 2009 for approval by resolution

The Budget (Scotland) Acts 2007 and 2008 Amendment Order 2009

laid under section 7(2) of the Budget (Scotland) Act 2007 and section 7(2) of the Budget (Scotland) Act 2008

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 22 January 2009 and are subject to annulment—

The Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional Provision) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/17)

laid under section 79(2) of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007

The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Development Planning) (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/18)

laid under section 58 of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 28 January 2009 and is subject to annulment

The Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2009 (SSI2008/26)

laid under section 163(2) of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 22 January 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Water Interim Accounts For the Six Months to 30 September 2008 (SG/2009/7)

laid under section 57(8) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2009 (SG/2009/8)

laid under paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 12 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 27 January 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scotland’s Budget Documents: the 2008-09 Spring Budget Revision to the Budget (Scotland) Act for the year ending 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/5)

The Report on the Proposal to Extend the Southern Boundary of the Cairngorms National Park into Perth and Kinross and Summary of Responses (SG/2009/9)

laid under section 3(10) of the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 28 January 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Asset management in the NHS in Scotland: A report and key messages summary prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2009/2)

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 28 January 2009

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 5th Report 2009 (Session 3): Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill (SP Paper 200)