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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 21 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 22 September 2010

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Tina McGeever, campaigner from Buckie, Moray led Time for Reflection.

2. Report on clinical portal and telehealth development in NHS Scotland: Christine Grahame moved S3M-7015—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Health and Sport Committee’s 3rd Report, 2010 (Session 3): Clinical portal and telehealth development in NHS Scotland (SP Paper 399).

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

3. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7041—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 29 September 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Broadcasting

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Commission on Scottish Devolution

followed by The Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2010

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 30 September 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister's Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Justice and Law Officers;
Rural Affairs and the Environment

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Administrative Justice and The Future of Tribunals

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 6 October 2010

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 7 October 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister's Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

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.

4. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S3M-7042—That the Parliament agrees that the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2002 Modification Order 2010 be approved.

S3M-7043—That the Parliamentagrees that the Cairngorms National Park Designation, Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Scotland) Order 2003 Modification Order 2010 be approved.

S3M-7044—That the Parliament agrees that the Cairngorms National Park Elections (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 be approved.

The motions were agreed to (DT).

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2 and 4 as noted above.

6. Richard Demarco, 80 Years Young: The Parliament debated S3M-6732 in the name of Linda Fabiani—That the Parliament notes and celebrates the 80th birthday of Richard Demarco, one of Scotland’s leading figures in art promotion and an advocate for contemporary art for decades; further notes that he has promoted cross-cultural links, taking Scottish artists abroad and bringing other European artists here, making a particular contribution to the understanding of Eastern European art between 1968 and 1989 with his journeys behind the Iron Curtain, that he was a co-founder of the Traverse Theatre in 1963 before going on to found his own gallery and the Demarco European Art Foundation, that he has been involved with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in one way or another since its inception and that he has made a contribution to the academic understanding of Scottish and European culture through his lecture work, including his professorship at Kingston University in London; also notes that his drawings, paintings and prints are held in more than 1,200 collections and that his 80th birthday will be marked by a major exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) from 28 November 2010 to 17 January 2011, highlighting Mr Demarco’s collaboration with other artists and featuring works from Magdalena Abakanowicz, Marina Abramovicz, David Mach, Alistair Maclennan, Gunther Uecker, Ainslie Yule, Joseph Beuys, Tadeusz Kantor, Mario Merz and Paul Neagu; further notes that this honour afforded by the RSA comes on top of other honours bestowed on Richard Demarco, including the Polish Gold Order of Merit, the Cavaliere della Republica d’Italia, the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres de France and a CBE; congratulates him on his achievements to date; looks forward to more to come, and wishes him many happy returns on his 80th birthday.

The meeting closed at 5.39 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
22 September 2010

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 22 September 2010 for approval by resolution—

The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010

laid under section 96(4) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 17 September 2010 and are subject to annulment—

The Material and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/327)

laid under section 48 of the Food Safety Act 1990

The Food Irradiation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/328)—

The Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/329)—

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

The Beef and Pig Carcase Classification (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/330)

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

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 21 September 2010 and are subject to annulment—

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Amendment (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/332)

laid under section 35 of the Fire Services Act 1947

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Order 2007 Amendment (No. 2) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/333)

laid under section 60(5) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

The Sea Fishing (EU Recording and Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/334)

laid under section 30(4) of the Fisheries Act 1981

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 21 September 2010 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Pensions Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2009-2010 (SG/2010/172)

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 21 September 2010 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for September 2010 (SPSO/2010/09) —

Case 200901459: Lothian NHS Board

Case 200902396: Grampian NHS Board

Case 200903096: The City of Edinburgh Council

Case 200901153: Dumfries and Galloway Council

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

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009: Statement accompanying Draft Order to set Annual Targets laid Scottish Parliament on 22 September 2010 (SG/2010/188)

laid under section 5(4) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Scottish Information Commissioner Annual Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/185)

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

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 22 September 2010­­­­

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 45th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SPPaper 488)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 46th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Legal Services (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SPPaper 489)