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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 3, No. 31 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 11 November 2009

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev Air Vice-Marshal Peter W Mills, Royal Air Force led Time for Reflection.

2. Scotland’s Historic Environment – A Unique Resource for our Economy and our People: The Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution (Michael Russell) moved S3M-5160—That the Parliament welcomes the enthusiasm, passion and co-operation shown by all of the participants at the first Summit for the Built and Historic Environment held at the Bute Hall in Glasgow on Tuesday 3 November 2009 and recognises the valuable resource for the Scottish people and economy represented by Scotland’s rich and varied heritage.

Ted Brocklebank moved amendment S3M-5160.1 to motion S3M-5160—

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“; particularly commends recent initiatives to save the nation’s buildings at risk, involving bodies such as Historic Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and welcomes the continuing and vital involvement in this restoration work of private individuals and the voluntary sector.”

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

Iain Smith moved amendment S3M-5160.2 to motion S3M-5160—

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“; looks forward to hearing a comprehensive account of the discussions that took place at the summit, and encourages the Scottish Government to work constructively with Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland and to develop relationships with the non-governmental sector to ensure the sustainability of Scotland’s built environment and to maintain and improve public access to it.”

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

The motion, as amended, was then agreed to (DT).

Accordingly the Parliament resolved—That the Parliament welcomes the enthusiasm, passion and co-operation shown by all of the participants at the first Summit for the Built and Historic Environment held at the Bute Hall in Glasgow on Tuesday 3 November 2009 and recognises the valuable resource for the Scottish people and economy represented by Scotland’s rich and varied heritage; particularly commends recent initiatives to save the nation’s buildings at risk, involving bodies such as Historic Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund; welcomes the continuing and vital involvement in this restoration work of private individuals and the voluntary sector; looks forward to hearing a comprehensive account of the discussions that took place at the summit, and encourages the Scottish Government to work constructively with Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland and to develop relationships with the non-governmental sector to ensure the sustainability of Scotland’s built environment and to maintain and improve public access to it.

3. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5174—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 12 November 2009—

after

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

insert

followed by Ministerial Statement: Clostridium difficile outbreak at Ninewells Hospital

The motion was agreed to.

4. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5163—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 18 November 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Sectarianism Strategy

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Arbitration (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 19 November 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 Stage 3 Proceedings: Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 25 November 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 26 November 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

(b) that the deadline for lodging questions for First Minister’s Question Time on 7 January 2010 shall be 2.00 pm on Tuesday 5 January 2010;

(c) that the period for members to submit their names for selection for Question Times on 7 January 2010 ends at 12 noon on 16 December 2009;

(d) that the deadline for lodging questions for Question Times on 7 January 2010 shall be 12 noon on 23 December 2009 and

(e) that the period for members to submit their names for selection for Question Times on 14 January 2010 ends at 12 noon on 23 December 2009.

The motion was agreed to.

5. Committee Membership: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5164—That the Parliament agrees that Marlyn Glen be appointed to replace Des McNulty as a member of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Office of the Clerk: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5165—That the Parliament agrees that the Office of the Clerk be closed on 29, 30 and 31 December 2009.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 5 and 6 as noted above.

8. Sconestone: The Parliament debated S3M-4788 in the name of Linda Fabiani—That the Parliament welcomes the initiation of the First Keeper of the Sconestone, the Reverend Neil Galbraith, and the historic associations that the Sconestone has with the ancient traditions and symbols of Scotland; congratulates Hunter Primary School in East Kilbride on entering into the spirit of the ethos of the stone by creating a kindness tree to mark the day, 4 September 2009, when the school hosted the Sconestone prior to its travels around the globe to promote kindness to others as a value that Scots seek to uphold, and congratulates sculptor Warren MacLeod on his design, inspired by ancient Scottish orbs first used by the Scots’ earliest ancestors, and the concept of using Scottish symbolism and values to stimulate acts of kindness in people around the world.

The meeting closed at 5.21 pm.

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

The Pharmacy Order 2010 (SI 2010/draft)

laid under section 62(10) of the Health Act 1999

Negative Instruments

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

The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Sunbed) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/388)

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

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

The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Sunbed) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/388)

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

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 11 November 2009 and are subject to annulment—

The Common Agricultural Policy (Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes and Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/391)

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

The Home Energy Assistance Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/392)

laid under section 15(8) of the Social Security Act 1990

Other Documents

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

Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland: Administrative Boundary Review: Glasgow City Council Area and North Lanarkshire Council Area at Cardowan by Stepps: Report to Scottish Ministers, March 2009 (SG/2009/244)

laid under section 17(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 11 November 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Department of Health – Health Care and Associated Professions (Pharmacy), The Pharmacy Order 2009 Consultation Report (SG/2009/245)

laid under paragraph 9(4) of schedule 3 to the Health Act 1999

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 6 November 2009­­­­

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 44th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SPPaper 333)

The following report was published on 10 November 2009

Equal Opportunities Committee, 3rd Report, 2009 (Session 3): Female offenders in the criminal justice system (SP Paper 332)