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Minutes of Proceedings Vol. 4, No. 20 Session 3

Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 16 September 2010

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

The meeting opened at 9.15 am.

1. Scottish Government Debate: Housing Strategy: The Parliament debated the Housing Strategy.

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

3. First Minister’s Question Time: Questions were answered by the Deputy First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon).

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

5. Scottish Government Debate: Celebrating the Growth of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight: The Parliament debated Celebrating the Growth of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.

6. Decision Time: The Parliament took no decisions on any of the items noted above.

7. Glas-goals Aiming High: The Parliament debated S3M-6906 in the name of Bill Butler—That the Parliament supports the Evening Times’ Glas-goals campaign and its three targets of encouraging Glaswegians to walk or run a million miles, stub out a million cigarettes and shed half a million pounds in weight between them over the next year; notes that the paper will work with partners including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow 2014 and Glasgow Housing Association to deliver a year-long series of events aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles; is alarmed that Glasgow, as it heads towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games, has one of the worst public health records in Europe with men in Glasgow having the lowest life expectancy in the United Kingdom, and with nearly a third of the city’s population suffering from obesity and over 190,000 of its citizens still smoking; believes Glas-goals has the potential to make a significant contribution in addressing these deep-seated problems; encourages Glaswegians to join the campaign by participating in the Glas-goals events, which so far have included fun runs, cycle races, bunny hops and the World’s largest tea dance, and encourages other local authorities and health bodies to consider using Glas-goals as a blueprint for campaigns across Scotland.

The meeting closed at 5.36 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
16 September 2010

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 15 September 2010 and is subject to annulment—

The Education (Lower Primary Class Sizes) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/326)

laid under section 133(2) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980