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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 47 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 19 January 2011

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

The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Mimi Evans-Agnew and James Clements, pupil and former pupil of Hyndland Secondary School, Glasgow led Time for Reflection.

2. Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill: Rhoda Grant moved S3M-7719—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill.

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

3.Report on the public sector’s support for exporters, international trade and the attraction of inward investment: Iain Smith moved S3M-7716—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee’s 8th Report, 2010 (Session 3): Report on the public sector’s support for exporters, international trade and the attraction of inward investment (SP Paper 485).

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

4. Scottish Commission for Public Audit: Tom McCabe moved S3M-7660—That the Parliament agrees to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body’s proposal to appoint Stewart Stevenson MSP as a member of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7728—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 20 January 2011—

after

2.55 pm Stage 3 Proceedings: Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

insert

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee debate: 3rd Report 2010: The Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and other Subordinate Legislation Standing Order rule changes

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee debate: 9th Report 2010: MSPs Registrable Interests: Proposed Changes to the Code of Conduct

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee debate: 10th Report 2010: Minor changes to Standing Orders.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7729—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 26 January 2011

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 27 January 2011

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill

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 Stage 1 Debate: Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 2 February 2011

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 3 February 2011

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.

7. Committee Membership: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-7730—That the Parliament agrees that Jim Hume be appointed to replace Robert Brown as a member of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 4 and 7 as noted above.

9. Minerva People Ltd, Modern Apprenticeship Learning Provider of 2010: The Parliament debated S3M-7578 in the name of Elaine Murray—That the Parliament congratulates Minerva People Ltd of Dumfries on winning the 2010 Modern Apprenticeship Awards in the Learning Provider category on 9 December 2010; considers that Minerva People Ltd is dedicated to giving young people the opportunity to work and train at the same time by providing training in management, childcare and hospitality; considers that this provides a benefit to local businesses and the local economy, and believes that the provision of skills and employment through the modern apprenticeship programme is essential to the recovery of the Scottish economy.

The meeting closed at 5.26 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
19 January 2011

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 18 January 2011 for approval by resolution—

The Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) (No. 2) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft)

laid under section 18(4) of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft)

laid under section 24(2) of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

The Retention of Samples etc. (Children’s Hearings) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/draft)

laid under section 18E(10) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 January 2011 and is subject to annulment

The Council Tax (Discounts) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/5)

laid under section 113 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The following negative instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 18 January 2011

The Disposal of Court Records (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/draft)

laid under section 12(2) of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937, section 6(2) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, and articles 3(3) and 12 of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Statutory Instruments) Order 1999 (SI 1999/1096)

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 January 2011 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: Compendium of Case Reports for January 2011 (SPSO/2011/01)—

Case 201001239:  Lanarkshire NHS Board

Case 201002487:  Scottish Prison Service

Case 201000168:  Grampian NHS Board

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

Legislative Consent Memorandums

The following memorandum was lodged on 18 January 2011

Fiona Hyslop: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Public Bodies Bill (UK Parliament Legislation) (LCM(S3)32.1)

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 18 January 2011—

Public Audit Committee, 1st Report, 2011 (Session 3): Session 3 reports of the Public Audit Committee - key themes (SP Paper 559)

Local Government and Communities Committee, 2nd Report, 2011 (Session 3): Stage 1 Report on the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 560)

The following reports were published on 19 January 2011­­­­––

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 1st Report, 2010 (Session 3): Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 561)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 2nd Report, 2010 (Session 3): Public Records (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 562)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 3rd Report, 2010 (Session 3): Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 563)