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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 33 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 17 November 2010

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

The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev Mgr Denis E. Carlin, St Mary’s Rectory Greenock led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) made a statement and answered questions on the Budget.

3. Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Nicola Sturgeon) moved S3M-7400—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 84, Against 32, Abstentions 2).

4. Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Nicola Sturgeon) moved S3M-7391—That the Parliament, for the purpose of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b)(iii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 99, Against 16, Abstentions 2).

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7417—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of 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 Labour Party 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 Stage 1 Debate: End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 1 December 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 2 December 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:

Health and Wellbeing

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.

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7418—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill be completed at Stage 2 by 17 December 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7419—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Certification of Death (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 4 February 2011.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7420—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 (Supplemental and Consequential Provisions) Order 2010 be approved.

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

9. Approval of SSI: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7421—That the Parliament — agrees that the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Membership of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission) Amendment Order 2010 be approved.

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

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

11. West Fife Enterprise, Making a Difference: The Parliament debated S3M-6708 in the name of John Park—That the Parliament welcomes the excellent work of projects such as the West Fife Enterprise, a non-governmental organisation focusing on employability inclusion and economic regeneration in Fife; considers that employability inclusion social enterprises in Scotland provide crucial and innovative support for people who are unemployed or find themselves marginalised in the labour market, linking potential employees with local employers; welcomes the work of West Fife Enterprise as a model of excellence in employability practice; notes that many of West Fife Enterprise’s clients are from hard-to-reach groups that face multiple barriers to sustainable employment; applauds the hard work of everyone involved in transforming lives and the labour market for the better at West Fife Enterprise, and looks forward to supporting West Fife Enterprise and initiatives like it in the future.

The meeting closed at 5.37pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
17 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 16 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

The draft National Scenic Areas (Consequential Modifications) (Scotland) Order 2010, laid before the Parliament on 8 November 2010, has been withdrawn.

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 12 November 2010 and is subject to annulment

The Fire Safety (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/393)

laid under section 88 of the Fire Safety (Scotland) Act 2005

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 15 November 2010 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Annual Report & Accounts 2009/2010 (SG/2010/7)

laid under sections 14(8) and 26(11) of the Energy Act 2004

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 17 November 2010 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure––

The Penrose Inquiry Preliminary Report (SG/2010/213)

laid under section 26 of the Inquiries Act 2005

Low Carbon Scotland: The Draft Report on Proposals and Policies & Technical Appendix (SG/2010/251)

laid under section 35(2) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for November 2010 (SPSO/2010/11)—

Case 200801977: University of Dundee

Case 200903486: East Lothian Council

Case 200905003: East Renfrewshire Council

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

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 10 November 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 57th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Damages (Scotland) Bill (SPPaper 517)

The following report was published on 15 November 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 58th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SPPaper 520)

The following reports were published on 16 November 2010—

Public Audit Committee, 9th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Review of orthopaedic services (SP Paper 518)

Local Government and Communities Committee, 10th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Stage 1 Report on the Property Factors (Scotland) Bill (SP paper 519)

The following reports were published on 17 November 2010––

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 59th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SPPaper 522)

Justice Committee, 14th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 524)

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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