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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 31 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 10 November 2010

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

The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev Brian More, Newton Mearns Baptist Church led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7380—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1: 40 minutes

Groups 2 and 3: 1 hour 15 minutes

Groups 4 and 5: 1 hour 50 minutes

Groups 6 to 9: 2 hours 25 minutes

Groups 10 to 13: 3 hours 5 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

3. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7381—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 10 November 2010 —

delete

6.00 pm Decision Time

and insert

6.10 pm Decision Time

The motion was agreed to.

4. Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 39 and 40.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

2 (For 63, Against 61, Abstentions 0)
46 (For 79, Against 0, Abstentions 46)
33 (For 75, Against 47, Abstentions 0)
14 (For 107, Against 16, Abstentions 0)
20 (For 91, Against 33, Abstentions 0)
21 (For 108, Against 16, Abstentions 0)
22 (For 107, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

1A (For 32, Against 91, Abstentions 2)
1 (For 49, Against 76, Abstentions 0)
23 (For 17, Against 63, Abstentions 45)
24 (For 16, Against 109, Abstentions 0)
25 (For 16, Against 109, Abstentions 0)
26 (For 1, Against 79, Abstentions 45)
27 (For 1, Against 79, Abstentions 45)
28 (For 47, Against 78, Abstentions 0)
29 (For 16, Against 109, Abstentions 0)
34 (For 16, Against 108, Abstentions 0)
35 (For 16, Against 108, Abstentions 0)
42 (For 61, Against 62, Abstentions 0)
43 (For 31, Against 92, Abstentions 0)
44 (For 33, Against 90, Abstentions 0)
45 (For 32, Against 90, Abstentions 0)

Amendment 7 was moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

The following amendments were not moved: 3, 30, 31, 32, 36, 37, 38 and 41.

5. Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Nicola Sturgeon) moved S3M-7362—That the Parliament agrees that the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7376—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 11 November 2010—

delete

2.55 pm Health and Sport Committee Debate: Inquiry into out-of-hours healthcare provision in rural areas

and insert

2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: Scottish Water Bill

followed by Health and Sport Committee Debate: Inquiry into out-of-hours healthcare provision in rural areas

The motion was agreed to.

7. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7375—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business--

Wednesday 17 November 2010

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: The Budget

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 18 November 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 General Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: AV Referendum and 2011 Scottish Parliament Election Clash

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 24 November 2010

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 25 November 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

Education and Lifelong Learning;
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

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.

8. Suspension of Standing Orders: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7377—That the Parliament agrees that, for the purposes of the Subordinate Legislation Committee’s consideration of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2010, Rule 10.3.2 of Standing Orders be suspended.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7378—That the Parliament agrees that the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2010 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

11. Science and the Parliament, Wednesday 10 November 2010: The Parliament debated S3M-6972 in the name of Bill Wilson—That the Parliament welcomes the Science and the Parliament event that is scheduled to be held on 10 November 2010 in Our Dynamic Earth and organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in association with Scotland’s leading science organisations; notes the contribution of Scotland’s scientists to economic, environmental and social development through the University of the West of Scotland and James Watt College and companies such as BASF and Life Technologies in Paisley; considers that Scotland is a world leader in many scientific disciplines, and recognises the need to foster an environment that enhances pupil and student participation in science, to sustain science research along with supporting greater industrial research and to assist in the practical application of world-beating research.

The meeting closed at 7.00 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
10 November 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 8 November 2010 and is subject to approval

The National Scenic Areas (Consequential Modifications) (Scotland) Order 2010

laid under section 58(5) of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006

Negative Instruments

The following instrument were laid before the Parliament on 10 November 2010 and are subject to annulment—

The Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Economy, efficiency and effectiveness examinations) (Specified bodies etc.) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/389)

laid under section 27(3) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/390)

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

The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/391)

laid under section 113 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 5 November 2010 and is subject to approval

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman draft Statement of Complaints Handling Principles and covering submission to Parliament

laid under section 16A of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act2002

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman draft Statement of Complaints Handling Principles and covering submission to Parliament, laid before Parliament on 1 November 2010, has been withdrawn.

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 5 November 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 56th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SPPaper 515)

The following report was published on 10 November 2010

Justice Committee, 13th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 516)

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).

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/committees/index.htm