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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 3, No. 41 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 16 December 2009

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev Maureen Leitch, Bourock Parish Church, Barrhead led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5420—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 16 December 2009—

after

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Rev Maureen Leitch, Bourock Parish Church, Barrhead

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

insert

followed by Ministerial Statement: Education

The motion was agreed to.

3. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Michael Russell) made a statement and answered questions on Education.

4. Scottish Government’s Response to the Pre-Budget Report: The Parliament debated the Scottish Government’s Response to the Pre-Budget Report.

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5421—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 6 January 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Health and Sport Committee Debate: Inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Well-being

followed by Public Petitions Committee Debate: Petition PE1150 on Community Prisons

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 7 January 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill

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 Continuation of Stage 1 Debate: Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 13 January 2010

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 14 January 2010

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

Health and Wellbeing

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.

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5422—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 30 April 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5423—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Pharmacy Order 2010 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 7 as noted above.

9. 40 Years of the Open University: The Parliament debated S3M-5328 in the name of Claire Baker—That the Parliament congratulates the Open University on its 40th year; recognises the key role that Harold Wilson and Jennie Lee played in developing the Open University; supports the positive work that the university does in Scotland as an accessible and innovative way for people to fulfil their ambitions for lifelong learning and social mobility, providing learning opportunities to the widest possible range of people and contributing to Scotland's economic development; notes that it is now the United Kingdom's largest university, teaching almost 200,000 students a year and, since opening in 1969, it has helped over two million people realise their potential; notes the central role that part-time higher education, such as that delivered by the Open University, has to play in supporting upskilling and reskilling in Scotland’s workforce, and considers that appropriately resourced part-time flexible learning has the potential to make an even more significant contribution to supporting Scotland’s skills agenda and to promoting educational opportunity and social justice.

The meeting closed at 5.30 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
16 December 2009

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 15 December 2009 for approval by resolution

The Loch Ryan Port (Harbour Empowerment) Order 2009 (SSI2009/made)

laid under section 54A(2)(a) and (4) of the Harbours Act 1964

Negative Instruments

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

The Food Enzymes (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/435) and

The Food Additives (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/436)

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

The Food (Jelly Mini-Cups) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/437)

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

The Food Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/438)

laid under section 48 of the Food Safety Act 1990

The Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Amendment (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/439)

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

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

The INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/440)

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

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 11 December 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Futures Trust Limited Annual Report and Financial Statements for the period 10 September 2008 to 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/273)—

Scottish Commission for Human Rights Annual Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/276)—

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 14 December 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Social Services Council Annual Report and Accounts 1 April 2008 – 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/235)

laid under paragraph 10(1) of schedule 2 to the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

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

Law Commission Consumer Insurance Law: Pre-Contract Disclosure and Misrepresentation (SG/2009/255)

sportscotland Group Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/261)

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

sportscotland National Lottery Distribution Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/262)

laid under section 35 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 16 December 2009 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Road Works Commissioner Annual Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2009 (SG/2009/277)

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

Legislative Consent Memorandums

The following memorandum was lodged on 16 December 2009

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Equality Bill (UK Parliament legislation) ( LCM(S3) 20.2)

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 11 December 2009

Finance Committee, 8th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Stage 1 Report on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 351)