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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 7 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 2 June 2010

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: General Sir Richard Dannatt, Guest Speaker, National Prayer Breakfast Scotland led Time for Reflection.

2. Report on Banking and Financial Services in Scotland: Iain Smith, on behalf of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, moved S3M-6436—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee’s 3rd Report 2010 (Session 3): Report on the way forward for Scotland's banking, building society and financial services sector (SP Paper 405).

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

3. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6461—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 3 June 2010—

delete

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Student Fees

and insert

2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: Visit Scotland

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Student Fees

The motion was agreed to.

4. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6462—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 9 June 2010

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Final Stage Debate: William Simpson’s Home (Transfer of Property etc.) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Bill

followed by Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee Debate: Report on the Inquiry into Active Travel

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 10 June 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill

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: Violence Against Men

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 16 June 2010

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by SPCB Question Time

2.35 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 17 June 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

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

The motion was agreed to.

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 2 as noted above.

6. World Oceans Day: The Parliament debated S3M-5940 in the name of Stuart McMillan—That the Parliament recognises World Oceans Day 2010 on 8 June and congratulates the United Nations for designating a day with the aim of improving the health of the world’s oceans; considers that lobbying by the Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network encouraged the UN to officially recognise 8 June as World Oceans Day; acknowledges that there will be events to mark the date across the world and hopes that communities across Scotland may take part or organise their own events; further considers that the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, Scotland’s first such Act, goes a long way in improving awareness and responsibility for the sustainability of Scotland’s seas and hopes that the events on 8 June will take up this message; hopes that the theme of the day, Our Oceans, Our Responsibility, will be widely spread, and wishes World Oceans Day much success in future years.

The meeting closed at 5.37 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
2 June 2010

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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 1 June 2010

Criminal Sentencing (Equity Fines) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to allow courts to require payment of certain fines to be made from the proceeds of a share issue; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 48) (Member’s Bill)

Introduced by: Bill Wilson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 48-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 48-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Damages (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make further provision as regards rights to damages in respect of personal injuries and death; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 49) (Member’s Bill)

Introduced by: Bill Butler

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 49-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 49-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Palliative Care (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to require palliative care to be provided to persons with a life-limiting condition and to members of such persons’ families; and to require reports on the provision of palliative care to be made to the Scottish Parliament. (SP Bill 50) (Member’s Bill)

Introduced by: Gil Paterson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 50-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 50-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Property Factors (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish a register of property factors and require property factors to be registered; to make provision in relation to the resolution of disputes between homeowners and property factors; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 51) (Member’s Bill)

Introduced by: Patricia Ferguson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 51-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 51-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Protection of Workers (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make it an offence to assault certain persons in the course of or by reason of their employment; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 47) (Member’s Bill)

Introduced by: Hugh Henry

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 47-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 47-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 1 June 2010­­­­

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 33rd Report, 2010 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SPPaper 444)

The following reports were published on 2 June 2010—

Justice Committee, 9th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Report on the draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SP Paper 445)

Justice Committee, 10th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Report on the draft Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2010 (SPPaper 446)