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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 17 June 2009

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Amy Stirling and Samuel MacKay, First Year Pupils, Selkirk High School, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4407—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 17 June 2009—

after

followed byStage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill

insert

followed byMinisterial Statement: Repossessions Group Final Report

The motion was agreed to.

3. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Fiona Hyslop) made a statement and answered questions on the School Buildings Programme.

4. Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill: The Minister for Parliamentary Business (Bruce Crawford) moved S3M-4387—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill be passed.

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

5. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Nicola Sturgeon) made a statement and answered questions on the Repossessions Group Final Report.

6. Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund: Mike Pringle moved S3M-4388—That the Parliament appoints Bill Aitken MSP as a Fund trustee of the Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, further to his nomination for such appointment by the Parliamentary corporation.

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

7. Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund: Mike Pringle moved S3M-4389—That the Parliament appoints Ross Finnie MSP as a Fund trustee of the Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, further to his nomination for such appointment by the Parliamentary corporation.

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

8. Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund: Mike Pringle moved S3M-4390—That the Parliament appoints David Stewart MSP as a Fund trustee of the Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, further to his nomination for such appointment by the Parliamentary corporation.

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

9. Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund: Mike Pringle moved S3M-4391—That the Parliament appoints Alasdair Morgan MSP as a Fund trustee of the Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, further to his nomination for such appointment by the Parliamentary corporation.

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

10. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4408—That the Parliament agrees that “9:00” be substituted for “9:15” in Rule 2.2.3 for the purpose of allowing the meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 25 June 2009 to begin at 9.00 am.

The motion was agreed to.

11. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4409—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of Standing Orders be suspended for the purposes of Members’ Business on Thursday 25 June 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

12. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4410—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 24 June 2009

9.15 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 25 June 2009

9.00 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Labour Party Debate: Calman Commission Report

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Hybrid Bills

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

followed by Members’ Business

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Health and Wellbeing

2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: End Year Flexibility

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Arbitration (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

Wednesday 2 September 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

Tuesday 3 September 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

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.

13. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4411—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 18 December 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

14. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4412—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 30 October 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

15. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4413—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Licensing (Mandatory Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

16. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4414—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Environmental Liability (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

17. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4415—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

18. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4416—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

19. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4417—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Town and Country Planning (Charges for Publication of Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

20. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4418—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Adoption (Disclosure of Information and Medical Information about Natural Parents) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

21. Designation of Lead Committee: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4419—That the Parliament agrees that the Subordinate Legislation Committee be designated as the lead committee and that the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee be designated as secondary committee in consideration of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

22. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 as noted above.

23. Dispensing GP Practices in Rural Communities: The Parliament debated S3M-4047 in the name of John Lamont—That the Parliament recognises the important role of dispensing GP practices in remote and rural communities across Scotland; acknowledges the high level of patient satisfaction with these practices; is concerned about the process of the community pharmacy application in Chirnside, which has failed to properly involve the affected GPs or take account of the views of the local population; is aware of the current inquiry on dispensing under consideration by the Public Petitions Committee, and therefore welcomes the British Medical Association’s calls for the pharmacy regulations to be reviewed.

The meeting closed at 5.53 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliamen
17 June 2009