Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 1 No 4 Session 2

Wednesday 28 May 2003


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

The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Mrs Ravinder Kaur Nijjar, Convener of the Scottish Inter Faith Council, led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The First Minister (Mr Jack McConnell) made a statement on the programme of the Scottish Executive.

3. Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Orders: The Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care (Mr Tom McCabe) moved S2M-0061—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/244) and the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/245) be approved.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 78, Against 14, Abstentions 1).

4. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Communities (Ms Margaret Curran) made a statement on Charity Law Reform.

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 3 as noted above.

6. Dental Services in Grampian: The Parliament debated S2M-43 in the name of Richard Baker—That the Parliament welcomes the proposals for a dental outreach centre outlined by the new Scottish Executive in A Partnership for a Better Scotland; recognises that there are huge challenges in addressing the shortage of NHS dental services in Grampian; further welcomes the fact that all 10 postgraduate training places in local dental practices have now been filled, and welcomes consultation on the further development of dental training in Aberdeen.

The meeting closed at 5.58 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

28 May 2003



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


Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 28 May 2003 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Report to the Scottish Parliament on Progress on Implementation of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (SE/2003/94)

laid under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Recorded Crime in Scotland 2002 (SE/2003/99)

laid under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967

Moving to mainstream - The inclusion of pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools: Report by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2003/4)

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000