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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 52 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 3 February 2011

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

The meeting opened at 9.15 am.

1. Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill: The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Kenny MacAskill) moved S3M-7819—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 114, Against 2, Abstentions 0).

2. General Question Time: Questions were answered by Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers.

3. First Minister’s Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister (Alex Salmond).

4. Themed Question Time: Questions on Education and Lifelong Learning, and on Europe, External Affairs and Culture were answered by Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers.

5. Certification of Death (Scotland) Bill: The Minister for Public Health and Sport (Shona Robison) moved S3M-7821—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Certification of Death (Scotland) Bill.

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

6. Certification of Death (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution: The Minister for Public Health and Sport (Shona Robison) moved S3M-7822—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Certification of Death (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund arising in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 1, 5 and 6 as noted above.

8. Scotland’s Further Education Colleges: The Parliament debated S3M-7436 in the name of Andrew Welsh—That the Parliament congratulates the staff and students of Angus College on what it considers another successful year in providing high-quality training and resources in its continuing exceptional contribution to building Scotland’s skills base for the future and also acknowledges the wider role of Scotland’s further education colleges in upskilling and retraining across the range of professional and practical skills considered essential in overcoming the challenges of the current economic situation.

9. Motion without Notice: Andrew Welsh moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended by up to 10 minutes. The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 5.54 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
3 February 2011

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 3 February 2011 and are subject to annulment––

The Home Energy Assistance Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/56)

laid under section 15(8) of the Social Security Act 1990

The Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/61)

laid under section 48 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 and section 103 of the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 3 February 2011

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee, 1st Report, 2011 (Session3): Report on Stage 1 of the Public Records (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 580)