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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 11 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 16 June 2010

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

The meeting opened at 2.15 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev Douglas Mackeddie, Maryburgh and Killearnan Free Church of Scotland led Time for Reflection.

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

3. Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill: The Minister for Children and Early Years (Adam Ingram) moved S3M-6512—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill.

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

4. Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution: The Minister for Children and Early Years (Adam Ingram) moved S3M-6161—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in paragraph 3(b)(iii) of Rule 9.12 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6575—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 23 June 2010

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: UK Emergency Budget – End Year Flexibility

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Housing (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Housing (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 24 June 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Liberal Democrats’ 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 Debate: The Independent Review of Sheriff and Jury Procedures

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 30 June 2010

9.15 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill

2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 1 July 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Crofting (Scotland) Bill

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Rural Affairs and the Environment;
Justice and Law Officers

2.55 pm Finance Committee Debate: Budget Strategy Phase Report

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-6576—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 3 December 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Designation of Lead Committee: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6577—That the Parliament agrees that the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Autism (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Substitution on Committees: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6578—That the Parliament agrees that—

Nanette Milne be appointed to replace Jamie McGrigor as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Health and Sport Committee;

Alex Johnstone be appointed to replace Margaret Mitchell as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Local Government and Communities Committee;

Jamie McGrigor be appointed to replace Nanette Milne as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 4, 7 and 8 as noted above.

10. SAVI East Kilbride: The Parliament debated S3M-6200 in the name of Margaret Mitchell—That the Parliament congratulates the Sexual Assault Victims Initiative (SAVI), based in East Kilbride, on its official launch last month and the launch of its 2010 There for Them campaign, which aims to raise funds to help establish a 24-hour phone line and to cover the organisational costs of the charity; recognises the work of the charity, which aims to help victims of sexual assault by providing one-to-one support for victims and their families, acts as a source of legal, medical and psychological information to help victims and families through the prosecution process and offers relaxation and coping techniques to victims of sexual abuse; commends the efforts of the volunteers who work for the charity, and notes the particular effort of one volunteer, Dougie, who will have run over 1,287 miles by the end of this year as he runs three times a week through East Kilbride with his There for Them flag as part of the fund-raising efforts and to raise awareness of the campaign.

The meeting closed at 5.36 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
16 June 2010

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 11 June 2010 and are subject to annulment—

The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/225)

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

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/233)

laid under section 12(6) of the Superannuation Act 1972

The Local Government Pension Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/234)

laid under section 12(6) of the Superannuation Act 1972

The Solvent Emissions (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/236)

laid under section 2 of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999

The Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/237)

laid under section 33(3A) and (3AA) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 11 June 2010 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 (SSI 2010/231)

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 16 June 2010 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Using locum doctors in hospitals. A main report and key messages summary prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2010/05)

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 11 June 2010—

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 35th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Annual Report 2009-10 (SPPaper 463)

Health and Sport Committee, 6th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Annual Report 2009-10 (SP Paper 464)

The following report was published on 14 June 2010

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, 3rd Report, 2010 (Session 3): The Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and other subordinate legislation Standing Order rule changes (SP Paper 465)

The following report was published on 15 June 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 36th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SPPaper 466)