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Vol. 3, No. 15, Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 2 September 2009

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev David Cameron, Queensferry Parish Church, South Queensferry led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4754—That the Parliament agrees

Wednesday 2 September 2009

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Decision on Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi

2.00 pm Ministerial Statement: Progress on Diageo Taskforce

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Membership of the Committee of the Regions and the Regional Chamber of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 3 September 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Influenza A (H1N1)

followed by First Minister’s Statement: Scottish Government’s Programme

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Government’s Programme

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 Continuation of Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Government’s Programme

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 9 September 2009

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Public Petitions Committee Debate: Inquiry into Public Petitions Process

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Dementia Strategy

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 10 September 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Fire and Rescue Framework

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 Finance Committee Debate: Strategic Budget Scrutiny

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 16 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

Thursday 17 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

Europe, External Affairs and Culture;
Education and Lifelong Learning

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.

3. Decision on Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi: The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Kenny MacAskill) moved S3M-4748—That the Parliament notes the decisions by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to reject the application by the Libyan Government to transfer Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi under the prisoner transfer agreement between the United Kingdom and Libya and to release Mr Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds; notes that the decision on compassionate release is in accordance with the recommendations from the Scottish Prison Service and the Parole Board for Scotland, and endorses the decision as being consistent with the principles of Scottish justice.

Richard Baker moved amendment S3M-4748.1 to motion S3M-4748—

Leave out from second "notes" to end and insert:

"believes that the process of making this crucial decision was mishandled by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice; believes that it was wrong for the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to meet Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in prison while considering his application for compassionate release to Libya and that this potentially sets an inappropriate precedent; also believes that it was unacceptable that the media was made aware of the decision a week before it was formally announced; does not accept that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice received or sought sufficient medical advice to make his judgement on Megrahi’s prognosis; further believes that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice did not sufficiently explore options to take account of Megrahi’s illness other than compassionate release to Libya; recognises that Scotland’s international reputation has been damaged not simply by the decision to release Megrahi on compassionate grounds to Libya but also because of the way that taking the decision was mishandled, and, given the mishandling of this process by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, does not agree with his decision to return Megrahi to Libya on compassionate release."

Bill Aitken moved amendment S3M-4748.1.1 to motion S3M-4748.1—

After second "Libya" insert:

"; recognises the ability of both the Scottish police and the NHS in Scotland on the basis of past performance to have supported the release of Mr Al Megrahi to an appropriate location and regrets that this was not adequately explored".

Robert Brown moved amendment S3M-4748.1.2 to motion S3M-4748.1—

After second "Libya" insert:

", in particular the opportunities for compassionate release within Scotland; believes that the announcement should have been made to the Parliament rather than to a press conference; considers that justice and compassion for the victims’ families have not been served by this process;"

After debate, amendment 4748.1.1 was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 73, Against 50, Abstentions 1).

Amendment 4748.1.2 was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 73, Against 50, Abstentions 1).

Amendment 4748.1, as amended, was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 73, Against 50, Abstentions 1).

The motion, as amended, was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 73, Against 50, Abstentions 1).

Accordingly, the Parliament resolved– That the Parliament notes the decisions by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to reject the application by the Libyan Government to transfer Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi under the prisoner transfer agreement between the United Kingdom and Libya and to release Mr Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds; believes that the process of making this crucial decision was mishandled by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice; believes that it was wrong for the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to meet Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in prison while considering his application for compassionate release to Libya and that this potentially sets an inappropriate precedent; also believes that it was unacceptable that the media was made aware of the decision a week before it was formally announced; does not accept that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice received or sought sufficient medical advice to make his judgement on Megrahi’s prognosis; further believes that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice did not sufficiently explore options to take account of Megrahi’s illness other than compassionate release to Libya, in particular the opportunities for compassionate release within Scotland; believes that the announcement should have been made to the Parliament rather than to a press conference; considers that justice and compassion for the victims’ families have not been served by this process; recognises the ability of both the Scottish police and the NHS in Scotland on the basis of past performance to have supported the release of Mr Al Megrahi to an appropriate location and regrets that this was not adequately explored; recognises that Scotland’s international reputation has been damaged not simply by the decision to release Megrahi on compassionate grounds to Libya but also because of the way that taking the decision was mishandled, and, given the mishandling of this process by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, does not agree with his decision to return Megrahi to Libya on compassionate release.

4. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) made a statement and answered questions on Progress on Diageo Taskforce.

5. Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill: The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Fiona Hyslop) moved S3M-4734—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill.

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

6. Membership of the Committee of the Regions and the Regional Chamber of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe: Bruce Crawford moved S3M-4757—That the Parliament endorses the Scottish Government’s proposal to nominate, as a representative of the Parliament, Jamie Hepburn MSP as a full member on the UK delegation to the regional chamber of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, and Stewart Maxwell MSP and Irene Oldfather MSP as full members and Nicol Stephen MSP and Ted Brocklebank MSP as alternate members on the UK delegation to the Committee of the Regions for the remainder of the current session to 2012, and notes that the representation from local government to the Committee of the Regions will be Councillors Corrie McChord and Roger Knox as full members and Councillors Graham Garvie and Sandy Park as alternate members.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4755—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 29 January 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

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

9. Campaign Against Diageo Closures: The Parliament debated S3M-4647 in the name of Willie Coffey —That the Parliament, further to motion S3M-4568 lodged on 6 July 2009, notes that a major cross-party campaign has been established to oppose Diageo's restructuring proposals that would see the closure of plants at Kilmarnock, Hurlford and Port Dundas with the loss of hundreds of jobs in the Scotch whisky industry and a devastating impact on local communities; endorses the statement by the First Minister calling these proposals socially unacceptable; welcomes the action of the Scottish Government in commissioning an alternative business plan for consideration by Diageo, and echoes the call of thousands of people who took part in the march and rally in Kilmarnock on 26 July for a secure and successful future for the workers and their communities and for the company.

10. Motion without Notice: Tricia Marwick moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended by up to 30 minutes.  The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.17 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
2 September 2009

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

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 31 August 2009 for approval by resolution—

The Health Board Elections (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/draft)––

laid under section 105(2A) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 1 September 2009 for approval by resolution—

The Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/draft)

laid under section 81(3) of the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 9 July 2009 and is subject to annulment

The Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/273)

laid under section 48(3) of the Food Safety Act 1990

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 15 July 2009 and are subject to annulment—

The Criminal Jurisdiction (Application to Offshore Renewable Energy Installations etc.) Order 2009 (SI 2009/1739)

laid under sections 88 and 192(2) of the Energy Act 2004.

The Criminal Jurisdiction (Application to Offshore Renewable Energy Installations etc.) Order 2009 (SI 2009/1743)

laid under sections 88 and 192(2) of the Energy Act 2004.

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 24 July 2009 and is subject to annulment

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/277)

laid under section 146(4) of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 5 August 2009 and are subject to annulment—

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Devolved Public Bodies) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/286)

laid under section 28(4) and (5) of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Codes of Conduct for Members of certain Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/287)

laid under section 32(7) of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 6 August 2009 and is subject to annulment—

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/288)

laid under section 105(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 August 2009 and is subject to annulment—

The Looked After Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/290)

laid under section 103(2) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and section 90(2) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 18 August 2009 and is subject to annulment—

The Maximum Number of Judges (Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/291)

laid under section 68(7) of the Access to Justice Act 1999

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 19 August 2009 and is subject to annulment—

Act of Sederunt (Commissary Business) (Amendment) 2009 (SSI 2009/292)

laid under section 54 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1876

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

The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Designation of Competent Persons Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/301)

laid under section 122(4) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 31 August 2009 and is subject to annulment—

The Health Boards (Membership) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/302)

laid under section 105(7) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 1 September 2009 and is subject to annulment—

The Scottish Court Service (Procedure for Appointment of Members) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/303)

laid under section 71 of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 26 June 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

HM Inspectorate of Education Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09(SG/2009/65)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 29 June 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer Annual Report and Accounts for the ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/125)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 June 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure—

Passenger Focus Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/115)

laid under paragraph 11(6) of schedule 5 to the Railways Act 2005

Meat Hygiene Service Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/92)

laid under section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/101)

laid under paragraph 8 of schedule 9A to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

12th Report of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board. Report for the period April 2008 to March 2009 (SG/2009/95)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 3rd July 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/96)

laid under article 13 of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Order 2008

Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence Annual Report and Accounts 2008/09 and Performance review of healthcare regulatory bodies 2008/09 (SG/2009/117-I, SG/2009/117-II)

laid under paragraph 16(1), (1A) and (2) of schedule 7 to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002

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

Food Standards Agency Annual Report and Consolidated Resource Accounts 2008/09 (SG/2009/85)

laid under section 4 of the Food Standards Act 1999

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 10 July 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Prison Service Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/130)—

Forestry Commission Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/131)—

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

Scottish Human Rights Commission: Strategic Plan 2008-2012 (SHRC/2009/2)

laid under section 7(1) of the Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006

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

UK Sport Annual Report 2008-2009 (SG/2009/83)

laid under sections 14(3) and 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

National Lottery Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2008/2009 (SG/2009/84)

laid under section 14(3) of, and paragraph 11(6) of Schedule 2A to the National Lottery etc. Act1993

Olympic Lottery Distributor Annual Report and Accounts 2008/09 (SG/2009/111)

laid under paragraph 17 and 25 of schedule 5 to the Horserace Betting and Lottery Act 2004

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/114)

laid under section 6 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995

Administrative Justice & Tribunals Council Annual Report 2008/2009 (SG/2009/118)

laid under paragraph 21 of schedule 7 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2008/09 (SG/2009/121)

laid under section 4(3) of the British Library Act 1972 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

NHS Blood and Transplant Annual Report and Accounts 2008/09 (SG/2009/122)

laid under paragraph 6(3) of schedule 15 to the National Health Service Act 2006

British Waterways Annual Report & Accounts 2008/09 (SG/2009/144)

laid under section 24(3) of the Transport Act 1962

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 16 July 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Tribunals Service Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/104)

laid under section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000

Heritage Lottery Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/106)

laid under sections 34(3) and 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

National Heritage Memorial Fund Report and Accounts 2008-2009 (SG/2009/107)

laid under section 7(1) of the National Heritage Act 1980 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

The ICL Inquiry (SG/2009/129)

laid under section 26 of the Inquiries Act 2005

NESTA Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/136)

laid under sections 22(5) and 23(4) of the National Lottery Act 1998

Big Lottery Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/140)

laid under sections 34(3) and 43D(4) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

DEFRA Annual Review of Controls on Imports of Animal Products: April 2008 - March 2009 (SG/2009/146)

laid under section 10A of the Animal Health Act 1981

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 17 July 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

VisitBritain Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2009 (SG/2009/127)

laid under section 6 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 20 July 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

UK Statistics Authority Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008/09 UKSA/2009/01)

laid under section 27(2) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007

UK Film Council Group and Lottery Annual Report and Financial Statements 2008/09 (SG/2009/137)

laid under sections 34(3) & 35(5) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 and section 88 of the Scotland Act 1998

British Wool Marketing Board Report on the BWMB Agricultural Marketing Scheme 2007-08 (SG/2009/147)

laid under section 30 of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Annual Report & Accounts 2008/2009 (SG/2009/148)

laid under sections 14(8) and 26(11) of the Energy Act 2004

Committee on Climate Change Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/149)

laid under section 22(1) of the Climate Change Act 2008

Annual Report 2008-2009 (The Electoral Commission) (ELC/2009/01)

laid under paragraph 20(1) of Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 21 July 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Annual Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to the Prime Minister and to Scottish Ministers for 2008-2009 (SG/2009/94)

laid under section 107(3) of the Police Act 1997

Report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner for 2008 (SG/2009/138)

laid under section 58(6) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

Report of the Intelligence Services Commissioner for 2008 (SG/2009/139)

laid under section 60(4) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

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

Improving Public Sector Purchasing: A main report and key messages summary prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2009/6)

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

Annual Report for 2008-09 by the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner (SPSC/2009/1)

laid under section 18 of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for July 2009 (SPSO/2009/07) —

Case 200702704: Lanarkshire NHS Board

Case 200503048: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200800720: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board - Acute Services Division

Case 200703272: Forth Valley NHS Board

Case 200801921: Fife NHS Board

Case 200800181: Tayside NHS Board

Case 200600199: Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Case 200800173: Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Case 200502604: Falkirk Council

Case 200503618: Falkirk Council

Case 200701640: South Lanarkshire Council

Case 200800255: Glasgow City Council

Case 200702527: Midlothian Council

Case 200800154: The City of Edinburgh Council

Case 200800803: West Lothian Council

Case 200801931: Perth and Kinross Council

Case 200801970: Fife Council

Case 200703193: Dumfries and Galloway Council

Case 200800277: Scottish Government Housing and Regeneration Directorate

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 24 July 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/141)

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

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

Joint Nature Conservation Committee Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/151)

laid under paragraph 18(1) of schedule 4 to the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 31 July 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Highlands and Islands Airports Annual Report & Group Financial Statements 2008-09 (SG/2009/31)

laid under section 15(2) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 5 August 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Improving civil contingencies planning: A main report and key messages summary prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2009/7)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 6 August 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Enterprise Annual Report and Accounts 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/145)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 7 August 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scotland’s Population 2008 the Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends 154th Edition (SG/2009/98)

laid under section 1(4) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 10 August 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Report of the Appointed Person for Scotland 2007-2008 (SG/2009/142)—

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Report of the Appointed Person for Scotland 2008-2009 (SG/2009/143)—

laid under section 291 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency Annual Report 2008-09 (SG/2009/160)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 August 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Treasure Trove in Scotland Report by Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer 2008/09 (SG/2009/163)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 August 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Student Awards Agency for Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2008-2009 (SG/2009/133)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 August 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for August 2009 (SPSO/2009/09)—

Case 200800634: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200801842: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Case 200603164: Shetland NHS Board

Case 200800761: A Medical Practice, Highland NHS Board

Case 200800508: Tayside NHS Board

Case 200502514: North Lanarkshire Council

Case 200700224: Shetland Islands Council

Case 200802060: The City of Edinburgh Council

Case 200802077: The City of Edinburgh Council

Case 200800480: Dumfries and Galloway Council

Case 200800537: East Lothian Council

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 24 August 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/166)

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 25 August 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Cairngorms National Park Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/167)

laid under section 26(5) of the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

MG ALBA Annual Report and Statement of Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/168)

laid under paragraph 12 of schedule 19 to the Broadcasting Act 1990

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 26 August 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

General Register Office for Scotland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/161)

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

Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/170)

laid under section 27 of the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

SPCB Papers

The following report is being published on 14 July 2009—

Scottish Parliament Statistics 2004 (SP Paper 314)

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 26 June 2009

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 36th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 312)

The following reports were published on 29 June 2009—

Finance Committee, 5th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Report on the Review of the Budget Process (SP Paper 315)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 37th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Report of Scottish Statutory Instruments laid in 2008 (SP Paper 316)

The following report was published on 30 June 2009

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, 7th Report 2009 (Session 3): Report on Determining and delivering on Scotland's energy future (SP Paper 313)