26 May Vol. 4, No 05 Session 3

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Rev James Whyte, Fairlie Parish Church, Ayrshire led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6400—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 26 May 2010—

after

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Rev James Whyte, Fairlie Parish Church, Ayrshire

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

insert

followed by Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee Debate: Report on supporting children’s learning code of practice

and (b) the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 27 May 2010—

delete

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Progress Towards 18 Week Referral to Treatment

and insert

2.55 pm Debate on the draft Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Progress Towards 18 Week Referral to Treatment

The motion was agreed to.

3. 3rd Report, 2010 (Session 3) of the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee: Report on supporting children’s learning code of practice: Karen Whitefield, on behalf of the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee, moved S3M-6364—That the Parliament agrees that the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee’s 3rd Report, 2010 (Session 3): Report on supporting children’s learning code of practice (SP Paper 436), together with the Official Report of the Parliament’s debate on the report, should form the Parliament’s response to the Scottish Government on its revised code of practice, supporting children’s learning.

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

4. Forth Crossing Bill: The Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change (Stewart Stevenson) moved S3M-6391—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Forth Crossing Bill and that the Bill should proceed as a Hybrid Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 113, Against 3, Abstentions 2).

5. Forth Crossing Bill - Financial Resolution: The Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change (Stewart Stevenson) moved S3M-6067—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Forth Crossing Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rules 9C.16.3(b)(ii) and (iii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 115, Against 2, Abstentions 1).

6. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6401—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 2 June 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Debate: Report on the way forward for Scotland’s banking, building society and financial services sector

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 3 June 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Labour Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Justice and Law Officers;
Rural Affairs and the Environment

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Student Fees

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 9 June 2010

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Final Stage Debate: William Simpson’s Home (Transfer of Property etc.) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Bill

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 10 June 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

The motion was agreed to.

7. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6402—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 12 November 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6403—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 11 June 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

9. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6404—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 1 July 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-6405—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 18 June 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

11. Committee Membership and Substitution on Committees: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved—

S3M-6406—That the Parliament agrees that Elaine Smith be appointed to replace Margaret Curran as a member of the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

S3M-6410—That the Parliament agrees that—

Alex Johnstone be appointed to replace Jackson Carlaw as a member of the Subordinate Legislation Committee;

Jackson Carlaw be appointed to replace Alex Johnstone as a member of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

S3M-6407—That the Parliament agrees that—

Malcolm Chisholm be appointed to replace Margaret Curran as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Local Government and Communities Committee;

Karen Gillon be appointed to replace Elaine Smith as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

The motions were agreed to (DT).

12. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 4, 5 and 11 as noted above.

13. Pentland Ferries: The Parliament debated S3M-6331 in the name of Mary Scanlon—That the Parliament congratulates Andrew Banks of Pentland Ferries for the work that he has done since its inception in 1997; notes that Pentland Ferries receives no state aid to support its services; considers that the recent addition of the MV Pentalina is a welcome boost and that these services provide a crucial lifeline for island communities and businesses, particularly the agriculture and fishing industries, through a substantial volume of passenger and freight transport; commends the perseverance of Andrew Banks who has literally built up the business since 1997, constructing the pier at Gills Bay, and commends the continued service that Pentland Ferries provided, when the MV Hamnavoe was diverted to Bergen to assist stranded passengers during the initial volcanic ash disruption, by ensuring that a link between Orkney and the mainland was maintained.

The meeting closed at 5.42 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
26 May 2010


Appendix

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

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 26 May 2010

Autism (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about meeting the needs of persons with autistic spectrum conditions (SP Bill 44) (Member’s Bill)

Introduced by: Hugh O’Donnell

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 44-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 44-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 25 May 2010 for approval by resolution

The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/draft)

laid under section 20(3) of the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 26 May 2010 for approval by resolution—

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2010 Amendment Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft)

laid under section 7(2) of the Budget (Scotland) Act 2010

The National Health Service (Reimbursement of the Cost of EEA Treatment) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/draft)

laid under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/draft)

laid under section 252(6) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 21 May 2010 and are subject to annulment—

The Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 (SSI2010/206)

laid under section 6(1) of the Plant Health Act 1967

The Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/207)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972 and section 56(4) of the Finance Act 1973

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/208)

laid under section 105(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 25 May 2010 and is subject to annulment

The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/211)

laid under section 3(2) of the Census Act 1920

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 26 May 2010 and are subject to annulment—

The Glasgow Caledonian University Order of Council 2010 (SSI 2010/198)

laid under section 60(1) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/212)

laid under section 37 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

The Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (International Obligations) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/213)

laid under paragraph 2(2) of schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 25 May 2010 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Scottish Court Service Corporate Plan 2010-11 (SCS/2010/01)

laid under Section 66(4) of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 26 May 2010 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Boundary Commission for Scotland Report on the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries 2010 (SG/2010/92)

laid under Section 3(11) of schedule 1 to the Scotland Act 1998

Scotland’s Budget Documents : The 2010-11 Summer Budget Revision to the Budget (Scotland) Act for the year ending 31 March 2011 (SG/2010/89)

The report is being laid before the Scottish Parliament at the request of a member of the Scottish Executive and not under any laying power.

Committee Reports

The following report was published on 24 May 2010

Public Audit Committee, 5th Report, 2010 (Session 3): The 2008/09 Audit of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland Administration (SP paper 439)