23 June Vol. 1, No. 12 Session 4

Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 23 June 2011

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

The meeting opened at 9.15 am.

1. Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill: The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs (Roseanna Cunningham) moved S4M-377—That the Parliament agrees that the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill be treated as an Emergency Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (by division: For 78, Against 39, Abstentions 0).

2. Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S4M-00371—That the Parliament agrees that stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill be taken on the following days—

Stage 1: 23 June 2011; and

Stages 2 and 3: 29 June 2011.

The motion was agreed to (by division: For 78, Against 7, Abstentions 32).

3. Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill: The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs (Roseanna Cunningham) moved S4M-00357— That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to/disagreed to (by division: For 103, Against 5, Abstentions 15).

4. Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution: The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affiars (Roseanna Cunningham) moved S4M-00383—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in paragraph 3(b)(iii) of Rule 9.12 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the act.

The motion was agreed to.

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

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

7. Themed Question Time: Questions on Justice and Law Officers and Rural Affairs and the Environment were answered by Cabinet Secretaries, Ministers and Scottish Law Officers.

8. Taking Scotland Forward - Culture and External Affairs: The Parliament debated Taking Scotland Forward – Culture and External Affairs.

9. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, did not move S4M-00393 which would have set out a business programme for 29 and 30 June and 7 and 8 September 2011.

10. Substitution on Committees: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S4M-00394—That the Parliament agrees the following nominated committee substitutes, as permitted under Rule 6.3A—

Scottish National Party

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee: Jim Eadie

Education and Culture Committee: George Adam

Equal Opportunities Committee: David Torrance

European and External Relations Committee: Colin Keir

Finance Committee: James Dornan

Health and Sport Committee: Dennis Robertson

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee: Sandra White

Justice Committee: Gordon MacDonald

Local Government and Regeneration Committee: Margaret Burgess

Public Audit Committee: Gil Paterson

Public Petitions Committee: Kevin Stewart

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee: Jean Urquhart

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee: Roderick Campbell

Subordinate Legislation Committee: Marco Biagi

Scotland Bill Committee: Derek Mackay

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Education and Culture Committee Tavish Scott

Justice Committee Jim Hume

Public Audit Committee: Liam McArthur

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee: Alison McInnes

Scottish Green Party

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee: Alison Johnstone

Scotland Bill Committee: Patrick Harvie

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Education and Culture Committee: Ruth Davidson

European and External Relations Committee: Alex Fergusson

Finance Committee: David McLetchie

Health and Sport Committee: Nanette Milne

Justice Committee: Margaret Mitchell

Public Audit Committee: Liz Smith

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee: Jamie McGrigor

Scotland Bill Committee: Murdo Fraser

Scottish Labour Party

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee: Claire Baker

Education and Culture Committee: Hanzala Malik

Equal Opportunities Committee: Anne McTaggart

European and External Relations Committee: Neil Findlay

Finance Committee: Mary Fee

Health and Sport Committee: Rhoda Grant

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee: Graeme Pearson

Justice Committee: Margaret McDougall

Local Government and Regeneration Committee: Richard Simpson

Public Audit Committee: Neil Bibby

Public Petitions Committee: Malcolm Chisholm

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee: Claudia Beamish

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee: Mark Griffin

Subordinate Legislation Committee: Margaret McCulloch

The motion was agreed to (DT).

11. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 10 as noted above.

12. David MacBrayne Group Support Coastguards: The Parliament debated S4M-00117 in the name of Stuart McMillan — That the Parliament notes the recent submission by the David MacBrayne Group to the UK Government’s consultation on the review of coastguard services across the United Kingdom; notes that the David MacBrayne Group is the principal operator of the Clyde and Hebrides and Northern Isles ferry services and is the UK’s largest ferry operator in terms of vessels operated and routes served and notes its view that any changes to coastguard services should be constructed on the premise of saving lives and not on saving money, and argues that it is vital that coastguard services remain based throughout the whole of Scotland in order to offer the greatest possible service to the public and that, with an ever-increasing level of seafaring traffic on the west coast of Scotland, it is ludicrous that the Clyde facility is earmarked for closure.

The meeting closed at 5.41 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
23 June 2011

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

Subordinate Legislation

Laid only instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 23 June 2011 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Local Electoral Administration (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/277 (C. 23))

laid under the section 30(2) of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/278 (C. 24))

laid under the section 30(2) of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/279 (C. 25)

laid under the section 30(2) of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 23 June 2011 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

HM Inspectorate of Education Annual Report and Accounts 2010/11 (SG/2011/120)

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 23 June 2011

Finance Committee, 1st Report, 2011 (Session 4): Report on the legislative consent memorandum on the Finance (No.3) Bill (LCM(S4) 1.1 (SP Paper 6)