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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 30 September 2009

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Catherine Brown, Founder, Gatekeepers Global Ministries led Time for Reflection.

2. SPCB Question Time: Questions were answered by members of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

3. 7th Report 2009: Determining and Delivering on Scotland’s Energy Future: Iain Smith moved S3M-4948—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee’s 7th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Determining and delivering on Scotland’s energy future (SP Paper 313).

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

4. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4950—That the Parliament agrees —

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 7 October 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Rural Affairs and the Environment Committee Debate: 5th Report 2009: Rural Housing

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 8 October 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

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Civil Justice

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 28 October 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 29 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

Education and Lifelong Learning;
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

and (b) that the period for members to submit their names for selection for Question Times on 29 October 2009 ends at 12 noon on Wednesday 7 October 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4951—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 27 November 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Suspension of Standing Orders: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4952—That the Parliament agrees that, for the purpose of question 1 at First Minister’s Question Time on Thursday 1 October 2009, Rule 13.7.4 of Standing Orders be suspended.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-4953—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 6 and 7 as noted above.

9. Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Parliament debated S3M-4493 in the name of Rhona Brankin—That the Parliament notes with concern the increasing incidence of breast cancer in the NHS Lothian area, with nearly 3,000 women diagnosed between 2002 and 2006; further notes that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in Scotland; recognises that women experiencing breast cancer deserve appropriate diagnosis, services, treatment and support; acknowledges the invaluable work of breast cancer organisations in Scotland in the funding of research, campaigning for service improvements and better treatments, promotion of breast awareness and provision of support services and literature, and welcomes the role of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October in raising awareness of the impact of breast cancer in Scotland.

The meeting closed at 5.52 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
30 September 2009

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 25 September 2009 and is subject to annulment

The Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/330)

laid under sections 16 and 36 of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 29 September 2009 and are subject to annulment—

The Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde) etc. Order 2009 (SSI 2009/331)

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

The Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway) etc. Order 2009 (SSI 2009/332)

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 30 September 2009 and is subject to annulment

The Environmental Impact Assessment and Natural Habitats (Extraction of Minerals by Marine Dredging) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/333)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

Other Documents

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

Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland Annual Accounts Year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/177)

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 September 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure—

The Scottish Housing Regulator Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 (SG/2009/159)—

The Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/171)—

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

Statistical Bulletin: Recorded Crime in Scotland 2008-09 (SG/2009/190)

laid under section 47(2) of the Police Scotland Act 1967

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 30 September 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Annual Report 2009 (SPSO/2009/AR)

laid under section 17 of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 25 September 2009­­­­

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 41st Report, 2009 (Session 3):
Subordinate Legislation (SPPaper 324)