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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 3, No. 47 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 20 January 2010

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rt Rev David Gillham, Bishop, The Open Episcopal Church in Scotland led Time for Reflection.

2. Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) moved S3M-5541—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 64, Against 46, Abstentions 18).

3. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5565—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 27 January 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 28 January 2010

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: Skills Strategy

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 3 February 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 4 February 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Marine (Scotland) Bill

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 Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Marine (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

4. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5566—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 12 February 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

5. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5567—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Modification of Enactments) Order 2010 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

7. Community Hospitals in Dumfries and Galloway: The Parliament debated S3M-5289 in the name of Jim Hume—That the Parliament notes the contents of NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s consultation document, Your NHS - Your Future Care; believes that the preferred option, which would result in the closure of Moffat, Langholm, Kirkcudbright, Lochmaben and Thornhill community hospitals, is widely unpopular with the respective local communities and fundamentally disregards the rural remoteness of parts of the region and the invaluable and high quality of care provided by these facilities; would welcome the involvement of other statutory bodies, private providers and voluntary organisations where necessary in the redevelopment of these hospitals, and hopes that NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s preferred option for closures does not go ahead and, instead, that these vital, locally delivered community NHS services are redeveloped.

The meeting closed at 5.32 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
20 January 2010

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

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 15 January 2010 for approval by resolution—

The A90 (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) Special Road Scheme 2010—

The A90 (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) Trunk Road Order 2010—

The A90 (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) (Craibstone Junction) Special Road Scheme 2010—

The A96 (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) Trunk Road Order 2010—

The A956 (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) Special Road Scheme 2010—

The A956 (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) Trunk Road Order 2010—

laid under section 143A(1)(c) and (3) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 19 January 2010 for approval by resolution

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2010 (SI 2010/draft)

laid under paragraph 11 of Schedule 3 to the Climate Change Act 2008

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 19 January 2010 and is subject to annulment

The Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI/2010/5)

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 15 January 2010 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scotland’s Budget Documents 2010-11: Budget (Scotland) Bill Supporting Document for the year ending 31 March 2011 (SG/2010/2)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 January 2010 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Policing Performance Framework Annual Report 2008-09 (SG/2010/4)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 20 January 2010 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for January 2010 (SPSO/2010/01)—

Case 200803152: Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board - Acute Services Division

Case 200800801: Lothian NHS Board

Case 200801828: Lothian NHS Board

Case 200802225: Lothian NHS Board

Cases 200801582 & 200801583: Lothian NHS Board and Borders NHS Board

Case 200801143: Forth Valley NHS Board

Case 200801806: Fife Council

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

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 14 January 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 2nd Report, 2010 (Session 3): Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Equality Bill (SP Paper 361)

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee, 1st Report, 2010 (Session 3): Report on subordinate legislation (SP Paper 362)

The following reports were published on 15 January 2009—

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, 1st Report 2010 (Session 3): Energy Bill Legislative Consent Memorandum (S3) 12.3 (SP Paper 363)

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, 2nd Report 2010 (Session 3): Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill Legislative Consent Memorandum (S3) 23.1 (SP Paper 364)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 3rd Report, 2010 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 365)

The following report was published on 18 January

Equal Opportunities Committee, 1st report, 2010, (Session 3): Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Equality Bill (LCM(S3) 20.2) (SP Paper 366)

The following reports were published on 20 January 2010—

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 4th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (SP Paper 367)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 5th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 368)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 6th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 369)