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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 16 September 2009

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Father Jim McGarry, St Clare’s Church, Easterhouse, Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.

2. Report on Pathways into Sport and Physical Activity: Christine Grahame moved S3M-4835—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Health and Sport Committee’s 5th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Pathways into Sport and Physical Activity (SP Paper 260).

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

3. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4853—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 17 September 2009—

delete

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Road Safety Framework

and insert

2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: Budget

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Road Safety Framework

The motion was agreed to.

4. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4854—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 23 September 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Broadcasting

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

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 24 September 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Labour Party 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: Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 30 September 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by SPCB Question Time

2.50 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 1 October 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

Rural Affairs and the Environment;
Justice and Law Officers

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.

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4855—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Arbitration (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 9 October 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4856—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Substitution on Committees: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4857—That the Parliament agrees that—

Gavin Brown be appointed to replace Murdo Fraser as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Finance Committee;

Murdo Fraser be appointed to replace Gavin Brown as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

9. Whithorn as Cradle of Christianity and Place of Modern Pilgrimage: The Parliament debated S3M-4580 in the name of Alasdair Morgan—That the Parliament recognises that Whithorn is the earliest known centre of Christianity in Scotland and that Whithorn has already produced archaeological artefacts of immense historical significance; notes that, while in ancient times Ninian was Scotland’s premier saint and remains commemorated in many sites throughout the nation, the historical significance of Whithorn and Ninian’s story is largely forgotten by a modern generation; recognises that the recognition of Whithorn as Scotland’s cradle of Christianity will bring economic benefit to a depressed area, and supports the efforts of the Whithorn Trust to publicise Whithorn’s unique contribution to Scottish history more widely, not least for the benefit of its present-day inhabitants.

The meeting closed at 5.41 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
16 September 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 11 September 2009 for approval by resolution

The Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/draft)

laid under section 18(4) of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

Committee Reports

The following report is being published on 11 September 2009­­­­

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 39th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SPPaper 319)

The following report is being published on 14 September 2009

Health and Sport Committee, 8th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Stage 1 Report on the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill (SPPaper 320)

The following report is being published on 16 September 2009

Justice Committee, 16th Report, 2009 (Session 3): The draft Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2009 (SP Paper 321)