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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 22 April 2009

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rabbi Mendel Jacobs, Newton Mearns, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3941—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 22 April 2009—

after

followed byStandards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Review of Equal Opportunities in the Work of Committees

insert

followed by Announcement of Nomination of the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland

followed by Ministerial Statement: Update on Vale of Leven Inquiry

The motion was agreed to.

3. Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act (asp 1) - Proposed Standing Order Rule Changes: Gil Paterson moved S3M-3924—That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 3rd Report 2009 (Session 3), The Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act (asp 1): Proposed Standing Order Rule Changes (SP Paper 230), and agrees that changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 24 April 2009.

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

4. Members’ Bills - Cut-off Date for Introduction: Gil Paterson moved S3M-3925—That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 1st Report 2009 (Session 3), Members’ Bills – cut-off date for introduction (SP Paper 205), and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 24 April 2009.

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

5. Review of Equal Opportunities in the Work of Committees: Gil Paterson moved S3M-3926—That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 4th Report 2009 (Session 3), Review of equal opportunities in the work of committees (SP Paper 244), and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 24 April 2009.

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

6. Nomination for Appointment of the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland: Karen Whitefield moved S3M-3922—That the Parliament nominates Tam Baillie to Her Majesty The Queen for appointment as the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland.

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

7. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Nicola Sturgeon) made a statement and answered questions on Update on Vale of Leven Inquiry.

8. Report on the Inquiry into the Potential Benefits of High-speed Rail Services: Patrick Harvie moved S3M-3883—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee’s 1st Report, 2009 (Session 3): Report on the Inquiry into the potential benefits of high-speed rail services (SP Paper 219).

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

9. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3942—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 29 April 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Housing

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 30 April 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

Health and Wellbeing

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Budget Implications for Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 6 May 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 7 May 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

Justice and Law Officers;
Rural Affairs and the Environment

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.

10. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3943—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 4 September 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

11. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-3944—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Miscellaneous Amendments and Practitioner Psychologists) Order 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to.

12. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 11 as noted above.

13. Congratulating Project Linus UK: The Parliament debated S3M-3333 in the name of Margaret Mitchell—That the Parliament recognises that Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organisation that aims to provide a sense of security and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatised or otherwise in need, through gifts of new, homemade, washable blankets and quilts created by volunteer blanket makers; congratulates Project Linus on producing 75,000 quilts and blankets in the United Kingdom since April 2000 and specifically commends the Lanarkshire branch, which delivered 748 quilts and blankets in 2008 and has delivered a total of 2,508 since the creation of the group in 2004, and considers involvement with the organisation either by making quilts or donating materials and supplies to be extremely worthwhile and worthy of encouragement.

The meeting closed at 5.13 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
22 April 2009

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 21 April 2009 for approval by resolution

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Amendment) Order 2009

laid under section 24(2) of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

Negative Instruments

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

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/151)

laid under section 61 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

The Adoption Support Services and Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/152)

laid under section 117(4) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 8 April 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission Annual Budget Plan for the Period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 (SG/2009/66)

laid under section 29(10) of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 15 April 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Law Commission Report on Succession (SG/2009/45)

laid under section 3(2) of the Law Commission Act 1965

Managing the use of medicines in hospital: a follow-up review: A main report and key messages summary prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2009/4)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 20 April 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

CITB-ConstructionSkills Annual Report and Accounts 2008 (SG/2009/68)

laid under section 88(3) of the Scotland Act 1998 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

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

Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards Annual Report April 2009 (SG/2009/69)

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for April 2009 (SPSO/2009/04)—

Case 200502797: Lanarkshire NHS Board

Cases 200600740 & 200701011: A Medical Practice, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board and Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200800128: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Cases 200601436 & 200800094: Shetland NHS Board and Scottish Ambulance Service

Case 200602412: Forth Valley NHS Board

Cases 200603044 & 200700888: Forth Valley NHS Board and a Medical Practice, Case 200701701: Forth Valley NHS Board

Case 200701713: Hillcrest Housing Association Ltd

Case 200700058: West Dunbartonshire Council

Case 200601783: West Lothian Council

Case 200600528: Scottish Government Health Directorate

laid under Section 15(1) of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002