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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 23 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 29 September 2010

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Fr Colin Hughes, Holy Trinity and All Saints Church, Coatbridge led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Culture and External Affairs (Fiona Hyslop) made a statement and answered questions on Broadcasting.

3. Report on the recommendations of the Commission on Scottish Devolution regarding Scottish Parliament procedures: Gil Paterson moved S3M-7056—That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 5th Report 2010 (Session 3), Report on the recommendations of the Commission on Scottish Devolution regarding Scottish Parliament procedures (SP Paper 490) and agrees to its recommendations and conclusions.

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

4. Approval of SI: The Minister for Parliamentary Business (Bruce Crawford) moved S3M-6987—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2010 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7110—That the Parliament agrees

(a) the following programme of 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 Labour Party 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 Debate: Refresh of the Skills Strategy

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 27 October 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 28 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

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

(b) that the period for members to submit their names for selection for Question Times on 28 October 2010 ends at 12 noon on Wednesday 6 October.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7111—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Housing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 8 October 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7112—That the Parliament agrees that the deadline for consideration of the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be extended to 8 October 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7117—That the Parliament agrees that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Treatment of Office or Body as Specified Authority) (No.2) Order 2010 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

10. See Me Campaign: The Parliament debated S3M-6705 in the name of Jackie Baille—That the Parliament considers that the see me campaign has made a significant contribution in tackling the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems; further notes that it is estimated that as many as one in four Scots will experience some form of mental health problem and that more than half of those with such conditions have experienced stigma or discrimination; recognises that the stigma associated with mental health problems can be more distressing and damaging than the symptoms of the condition itself; believes that it will take a generation to effect lasting change in society, and would welcome continued support for the see me campaign in Dumbarton and across the rest of Scotland.

The meeting closed at 5.42 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
29 September 2010

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 24 September 2010 for approval by resolution—

The Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Membership of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission) Amendment Order 2010

laid under section 79(3)(c) of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007

The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 (Supplemental and Consequential Provisions) Order 2010

laid under section 59(3) of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 29 September 2010 for approval by resolution—

The Bankruptcy (Certificate for Sequestration) (Scotland) Regulations 2010—The Protected Trust Deeds (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010—

laid under section 72(2) of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 27 September 2010 and are subject to annulment

The Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Haiti (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/341)

laid under section 117(4) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

The Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2010 (SSI 2020/342)

laid under section 6(1) of the Plant Health Act 1967

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/343)

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 24 September 2010 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People Annual Report 2009 – 2010 (CCYP/2010/1)

laid under section 10 (1) of the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People Annual Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2010 – (SG/2010/177)

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

The Scottish Housing Regulator Annual Report and Accounts 2009/10 – (SG/2010/165)

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 28 September 2010 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Ayrshire and Arran Health Board Annual Report and Accounts 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/189)—

Borders Health Board Annual Accounts Final 2009/10 (SG/2010/190)—

Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board Annual Report and Accounts 2009/10 (SG/2010/191)—

Fife Health Board Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/192)—

Forth Valley NHS Board Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/193)—

Grampian Health Board Annual Accounts 2009-2010 (SG/2010/194)—

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

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board Annual Report for 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008 and 1 April 2008 – 31 March 2009 (SG/2010/214)

Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 Annual Report on Transport and Works Orders (SG/2010/216)

laid under section 21 of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007

Scottish Legal Aid Board – Complaint Investigation (CPA/2010/05)

laid under section 2(8)(a) of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc (Scotland) Act 2003

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 September 2010 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Annual Report 2009-2010 (SPSO/2010/AR)

laid under section 17 of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Annual Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/195)—

Highland Health Board Annual Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/196)—

Lanarkshire Health Board Annual Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/197)—

NHS Lothian Directors’ Report & Annual Accounts Year Ended 31st March 2010 (SG/2010/198)—

NHS Orkney Annual Accounts For Year Ended 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/199)—

Shetland NHS Board Annual Accounts For The Year Ended 31 March 2010 (SG/2010/200)—

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

The Role of Boards: A main report and key messages summary prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2010/9)

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

Committee Reports

The following reports are being published on 27 September 2010—

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, 6th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Draft Revised Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies in Scotland (SP Paper 491)

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee, 6th Report, 2010 (Session3): Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 493)

For further information on accessing committee reports, please contact either the relevant clerk or webpage (see end of Bulletin for contact details or access the general committee webpage).

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