Thursday, 23 January 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 23 January 2003 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Under rule 8.1.2 of standing orders, I request permission to move a motion without notice, which will allow for an extension of this morning's consideration of amendments at stage 3 until...
This morning and after question time this afternoon, we will continue to deal with amendments to the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill. That will be followed by a debate on the motion to pass the bill....
We resume with the debate on amendments in group 10. The Minister for Environment and Rural Development has moved the lead amendment in that group, amendment 81.
Amendment 87 is grouped with amendments 88, 88A, 170, 89, 89A, 90 and 91.
Amendment 92 is grouped with amendments 92A, 92B, 92C, 92F, 92G, 92H, 92I, 92J, 188, 44, 172 and 173. If amendment 92G is agreed to, amendment 92H will become an amendment to leave out "two...
Amendment 186 moved—[Stewart Stevenson].
Amendment 44 moved—[Bill Aitken].
We move to group 13, on the functions and powers of local authorities. We are very tight for time; the knife falls at 10.34.
Amendment 189 moved—[Dennis Canavan].
Amendments 98 and 171 were debated previously. For time reasons, I intend to put a single question on the amendments. Do members agree?
Amendment 172 moved—[Allan Wilson].
Amendment 99 moved—[Allan Wilson].
Amendment 193 moved—[Dennis Canavan].
Amendments 103 and 104 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 105 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 106 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 107 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 108 is grouped with amendments 109 to 118 inclusive and amendment 163.
Amendment 119 moved—[Allan Wilson].
Amendment 120 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 121 is grouped with amendments 122 to 125.
Amendments 126 and 127 moved—[Allan Wilson]—and agreed to.
Amendments 128 and 129 moved—[Allan Wilson]—and agreed to.
I call Roseanna Cunningham to speak to and move amendment 196.
Amendment 133 is grouped with amendments 199, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 201, 154, 155, 156, 157 and 158.
Amendment 139 is grouped with amendments 148, 149 and 161.
Amendment 200 is grouped with amendments 174, 143, 150 and 175.
Amendment 201 not moved.
Amendment 213 is grouped with amendments 140 and 141.
Amendment 203 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 142 is grouped with amendment 204.
Amendment 143 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 146 is grouped with amendment 147.
Amendments 148 and 149 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 214 is grouped with amendment 206.
Amendment 206 not moved.
Amendment 150 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 207 moved—[Stewart Stevenson].
Amendment 55, in the name of Bill Aitken, is grouped with amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 56 and 57.
Amendment 175 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 208 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 1 moved—[Bill Aitken].
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S1M-3787, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved,...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Dundee City Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-6260)
To ask the Scottish Executive what concerns it has regarding the presence of mercury in some infant vaccines. (S1O-6290)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to increase the numbers of drug seizures and arrests. (S1O-6277)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the provision of car parking for commuters at railway stations. (S1O-6286)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Borders Council regarding any application by the council under the Bellwin scheme and any other sources of funding for...
To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are to encourage entrepreneurial education in secondary schools. (S1O-6269)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report on " Review of the First Year of the Mandatory Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation in Scotland ." (S1O-6296)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its priorities are for improving the NHS. (S1O-6291)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its timetable is for considering the recommendations of the audiology services review. (S1O-6287)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-2421)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S1F-2425)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive has any plans to place a cap on the number of non-Scotland-domiciled students studying at Scottish higher education institutions. (S1F-2433)
To ask the First Minister what resources the Scottish Executive is making available to police forces to investigate child pornography on the internet. (S1F-2424)
Amendment 58 is grouped with amendments 10, 11, 38, 59 and 60.
Amendment 3 not moved.
Amendments 154 to 158 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to. Amendment 4 not moved.
Amendment 5 not moved.
Amendment 6 is grouped with amendments 8, 9, 13, 159 and 27.
Amendment 8 moved—[Bill Aitken].
Amendment 13 moved—[Bill Aitken].
Amendment 15 not moved.
Amendment 16 not moved.
Amendment 17 not moved.
Amendment 18 not moved.
Amendment 19 not moved.
Amendment 20 not moved.
Amendment 21 not moved.
Amendment 22 not moved.
Amendment 23 not moved.
Amendment 24 not moved.
Amendment 25 not moved.
Amendment 26 not moved.
Amendment 159, in the name of the minister, has already been debated.
Amendment 160 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to. Amendment 29 not moved.
Amendment 30 not moved.
Amendment 31 not moved.
Amendment 32 not moved.
Amendment 33 not moved.
Amendment 215 is in a group on its own. Before Alasdair Morrison speaks to and moves the amendment, which is on common grazings, I have to say that there is a lot of murmuring going on. I know...
Amendment 161 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to. Amendment 34 not moved.
Amendment 35 not moved.
Amendment 36 not moved.
Amendment 37 not moved.
Amendment 162 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to. Amendment 56 not moved.
Amendments 163 and 164 moved—[Ross Finnie]—and agreed to.
Amendment 176 moved—[Ross Finnie].
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3780, in the name of Ross Finnie, which seeks agreement that the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill be passed. I ask members to stick to their time...
The next item of business is a motion on a financial resolution. I ask Peter Peacock to move motion S1M-3781, on the financial resolution in respect of the Commissioner for Children and Young...
We have two Parliamentary Bureau motions to consider. I ask Euan Robson to move motions S1M-3791 and S1M-3792, on the approval of statutory instruments. Motions moved, That the Parliament agrees...
The first question is, that motion S1M-3780, in the name of Ross Finnie, on the approval of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3751, in the name of George Lyon. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion debated, That the...
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