Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.
The meeting opened at 9.15 am.
1. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) made a statement and answered questions on Local Government Finance Settlement.
2. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Kenny MacAskill) moved S3M-5177—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.
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. Ministerial Statement: The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Nicola Sturgeon) made a statement and answered questions on Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Healthcare Environment Inspectorate Report.
7. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: The Parliament continued debating the general principles of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.
After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).
8. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution: The Minister for Community Safety (Fergus Ewing) moved S3M-4544—That the Parliament , for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b)(i), (ii) or (iii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.
The motion was agreed to (DT).
9. Establishment of Committee: Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S3M-5284—That the Parliament agrees to establish a committee of the Parliament as follows—
Name of Committee: Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill Committee;
Remit: To consider and report to the Parliament on the Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill;
Duration: Until the Bill has received Royal Assent, falls or is withdrawn;
Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Scottish Labour Party and the Deputy Convener will be a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party;
Membership: Nanette Milne, Shirley-Anne Somerville, David Stewart.
The motion was agreed to (DT).
10. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 7, 8 and 9 as noted above.
11. Votes for Women: The Parliament debated S3M-4644 in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville—That the Parliament welcomes the new exhibition, Votes for Women: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Edinburgh, at the Museum of Edinburgh from 31 July 2009 to 9 January 2010; notes that the exhibition uses photos and artefacts to chart the long struggle to win the vote, which was eventually granted to all women in 1928; further notes that at the height of the campaign in October 1909 a grand pageant was held in Edinburgh and to honour its 100 year anniversary and history of women’s activism a re-enactment march will take place on 10 October 2009; encourages all women to join in the parade in honour of all suffragettes who fought hard for all sisters to have a free vote; congratulates the Gude Cause, based at the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre, for organising the march and complementary events, and further notes that more information can be found at www.gudecause.org.uk.
The meeting closed at 5.42 pm.
P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
26 November 2009
(Note: this Appendix does not form part of the Minutes)
The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 26 November 2009 for approval by resolution—
The Census (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft)
laid under paragraph 6 of the schedule to the Census Act 1920
The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 26 November 2009 and are subject to annulment—
The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 4) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/418) and—
The Wildlife and Countryside (Registration and Ringing of Certain Captive Birds) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/419)
laid under section 26(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/426)
laid under section 48(2) and (3) of the Food Safety Act 1990
The Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Addition of Substances for Specific Nutritional Purposes) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/427)
laid under section 48(3) of the Food Safety Act 1990
The Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/428)
laid under paragraph 2(2) of schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972
The Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Modification of Subordinate Legislation) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/429)
laid under section 117 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act2007
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 26 November 2009 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure—
Scottish Law Commission Report on Unincorporated Associations (SG/2009/242)
laid under section 3(2) of the Law Commissions Act 1965
Scottish Court Service Annual Report and Accounts 2008/2009 (SG/2009/256)
laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000
Legislative Consent Memorandum
The following memorandum was lodged on 26 November 2009
Richard Lochhead MSP: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the UK Flood and Water Management Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (LCM(S3)24.1)