13 January Vol. 3, No 45 Session 3

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Father Robert Hendrie, St Luke’s Church, Banknock led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5507—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 13 January 2010—

after

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Father Robert Hendrie, St Luke’s Church, Banknock

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

insert

followed by Ministerial Statement: Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route

The motion was agreed to.

3. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) made a statement and answered questions on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

4. Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Minister for Parliamentary Business (Bruce Crawford) moved S3M-5428—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill.

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

5. Petition PE1150 on Community Prisons: The Parliament debated Petition PE1150 on Community Prisons.

6. Financial Services Bill - UK Legislation: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) moved S3M-5464—That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Financial Services Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 19 November 2009, relating to the enhancement of understanding and knowledge of the public of financial matters and the ability of members of the public to manage their own financial affairs, 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).

7. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5508—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 20 January 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 21 January 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist 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: Scotland’s Water Rescue Review

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 27 January 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 28 January 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.

8. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5509—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 7 May 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

9. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5510—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 29 January 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Business Motion: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5511—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 12 March 2010.

The motion was agreed to.

11. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 4 and 6 as noted above.

12. Scotland’s Investment Management Industry: The Parliament debated S3M-5419 in the name of David Whitton—That the Parliament recognises the heritage, international standing and continuing success of Scotland’s investment management industry; is concerned by the serious risk that the industry’s capacity to serve its customers by providing a choice of investment opportunities to meet their needs will be impaired by the proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, currently before the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, and hopes that the directive will be amended so that it is proportionate, practicable and sufficiently flexible and can support the continued provision by companies in Scotland, and in particular areas such as Strathkelvin and Bearsden, of a range of investment vehicles, including investment trusts.

The meeting closed at 5.32 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
13 January 2010

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The draft Census (Scotland) Order 2010, laid before the Parliament on 2 December 2009, was withdrawn on 8 January 2010.

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 11 January 2010 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Bord na Gaidhlig Annual Report 2008/09 (SG/2010/6)

laid under section 1(6) of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 and section 22(5) of the Public Finance & Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 12 January 2010 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission Annual Accounts 2009 (SG/2010/5)

laid under paragraph 15 of schedule 1 to the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 January 2010 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Protecting and improving Scotland’s environment a report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission (AGS/2010/1)

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