Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision
The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.
1. Time for Reflection: Alison Twaddle,
General Secretary, Church of Scotland Guild, led Time for Reflection.
2. Education, Culture and Sport Committee, Report
on Proposed Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill:
The Convener of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee moved
S1M-3322That the Parliamentagrees to the proposal for
a Committee Bill under Rule 9.15 contained in the 11th
Report 2002 of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee, Report
on Proposed Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill
(SP Paper 617).
After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For
67, Against 0, Abstentions 11).
3. Motion without Notice: Euan Robson,
on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice
that S1M-3431 be taken at this meeting of Parliament.
The motion was agreed to.
4. Decision Time: Euan Robson, on behalf
of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3431That the Parliament
agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision
Time on Wednesday 25 September 2002 be taken at 4.59pm.
The motion was agreed to.
5. Decision Time: The Parliament took a
decision on item 2 as noted above.
6. Importance of Primary Care: The Parliament
debated S1M-3357 in the name of Mary ScanlonThat the Parliament
recognises the importance of primary care in managing 90% of
patient contact with the NHS in Scotland; appreciates the vital
role GPs play in providing primary care services as part of
the wider primary care team; supports the statement that "if
it can be done in primary care, it should be done in primary
care", and acknowledges the urgent need for reform and
support to invigorate staffing levels, facilities, IT provision
and morale for this to become a reality.
The meeting closed at 5.54 pm.
P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
25 September 2002
(Note: this Appendix does not form part
of the Minutes)
The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on
23 September 2002 and is subject to annulment
The Scottish Secure Tenancies (Exceptions) Amendment Regulations
2002 (SSI 2002/434)
laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 23
September 2002 for approval by resolution
Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock:
Animal Health and Biosecurity (SE/2002/273)
laid under the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions)
The following document was laid before the Parliament on 25
September 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
Audit Scotland Annual Report and Accounts for the year
ended 31 March 2002 (SP Paper 660)
laid under the Public Finance and Accountability
(Scotland) Act 2002
The following Report was published on 20 September 2002
Justice 2 Committee, 10th Report 2002:
Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 654)
The following Reports were published on 23 September 2002
Local Government Committee, 13th Report
2002: Stage 1 report on the Local Government in
Scotland Bill (SP Paper 655)
Subordinate Legislation Committee, 34th
Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation
(SP Paper 656)
The following Report was published on 25 September 2002
Audit Committee, 7th Report 2002:
Overview of Further Education Colleges in Scotland 2000-01
(SP Paper 657)