4 February Vol. 3, No 52 Session 3

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

The meeting opened at 9.00 am.

1. Marine (Scotland) Bill: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5671—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Marine (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated, each time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage in the morning and afternoon being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 and 2: 25 minutes
Groups 3 to 5: 55 minutes
Groups 6 to 9: 1 hour 40 minutes
Groups 10 to 12: 2 hours 10 minutes
Groups 13 and 14: 2 hours 40 minutes
Groups 15 to 17: 3 hours 5 minutes
Groups 18 to 20: 3 hours 40 minutes
Groups 21 and 22: 4 hours.

The motion was agreed to.

2. Marine (Scotland) Bill: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

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

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

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

6. Marine (Scotland) Bill: The Parliament continued consideration of the Bill at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 101, 2, 102, 103, 23, 104, 105, 26, 27, 109, 28, 29, 30, 31, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 33, 13, 14, 111, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 3, 55, 56, 57, 4, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 89D, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 and 100.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

24 (For 62, Against 60, Abstentions 0)
25 (For 62, Against 60, Abstentions 0)
107 (For 106, Against 17, Abstentions 0)
115 (For 116, Against 2, Abstentions 0)
68 (For 60, Against 59, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

6 (For 59, Against 62, Abstentions 0)
106 (For 61, Against 62, Abstentions 0)
35 (For 15, Against 104, Abstentions 0)
16 (For 58, Against 60, Abstentions 0)
41 (For 59, Against 63, Abstentions 0)
43 (For 59, Against 60, Abstentions 0)
52 (For 59, Against 61, Abstentions 0)
60 (For 59, Against 61, Abstentions 0)
116 (For 58, Against 61, Abstentions 0)
117 (For 56, Against 60, Abstentions 0)
118 (For 4, Against 115, Abstentions 0)
120 (For 3, Against 120, Abstentions 0)
121 (For 3, Against 121, Abstentions 0)
7 (For 57, Against 62, Abstentions 0)
90 (For 57, Against 63, Abstentions 0)
5 (For 58, Against 61, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn: 32, 113, 45 and 20.

The following amendments were not moved: 108, 110, 15, 112, 17, 18, 19, 42, 46, 22, 54, 114, 21, 122, 89A, 89B and 89C.

7. Marine (Scotland) Bill: The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs (Richard Lochhead) moved S3M-5559—That the Parliament agrees that the Marine (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

8. Flood and Water Management Bill - UK Legislation: The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs (Richard Lochhead) moved S3M-5638—That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Flood and Water Management Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 19 November 2009, relating to reservoirs that sit on the border between Scotland and England, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 7 and 8 as noted above.

10 . Bo’ness Scottish Railway Museum: The Parliament debated S3M-5490 in the name of Christopher Harvie—That the Parliament pays tribute to the Scottish Railway Museum at Bo’ness, one of Europe’s major transport collections and a leading Scottish tourist attraction, and to its founder, the late John Burnie, and also commends John Burnie’s ambition to see the Scottish Railway Museum play its part in inspiring and training the new generation of engineers needed for infrastructure and manufacturing in the entire Forth basin.

The meeting closed at 5.41 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
4 February 2010

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

 

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 4 February 2010 for approval by resolution

The Local Government Investments (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/draft)

laid under section 40(6) of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 4 February 2010 and is subject to annulment

The Food Enzymes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI/2010/26)

laid under section 48(3) of the Food Safety Act 1990

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 4 February 2010 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Annual Report by the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman Jane Irvine 1 April 2007 – 30 September 2008 (SG/2010/3)

laid under paragraph 10 of Schedule 3 to the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990

Committee Reports

The following reports were published on 4 February 2010—

Justice Committee, 2nd Report, 2010 (Session 3): Legislative consent memorandum on the Crime and Security Bill (LCM(S3) 27.1) (SP Paper 382)

Health and Sport Committee, 1st Report, 2010 (Session 3), Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 384)