Wednesday, 19 February 2003
Scottish Parliament Wednesday 19 February 2003 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. To lead our time for reflection this week I welcome the Rev Marion Dodd, who is the parish minister of Kelso Old and Sprouston.
The next item of business is consideration of the weekly business motion. Motion S1M-3920, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, sets out the revised business programme. Motion moved, That the...
We move to the debate on motion S1M-3914, in the name of Ross Finnie. I invite members who wish to take part in the debate to press their request-to-speak buttons.
We come now to the proceedings for stage 3 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill. Members will require the bill, as amended at stage 2, the marshalled list of amendments and the groupings list....
Amendment 11 is grouped with amendments 82 and 83.
Amendment 12 is grouped with amendments 13 to 15, 84 and 17.
Amendments 13 to 15 moved—[Hugh Henry]—and agreed to.
Amendment 84 not moved.
Amendment 85, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, is grouped with amendments 86, 18 to 23 and 87 to 90.
The next item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3864, in the name of Mr Brian Monteith, on the location of a new hospital for the Forth valley. Because of running times on...
Amendment 24 is grouped with amendments 44, 25, 26 to 29, 91, 30, 31 and 92.
That takes us within the guillotine to group 5, on consecutive sentences. Amendment 49 is grouped with amendments 50 to 53.
Amendment 32 is in a group on its own.
Amendments 51 and 52 moved—[Hugh Henry]—and agreed to.
Amendment 53 moved—[Hugh Henry]—and agreed to.
Amendments 54 to 56 moved—[Mr Jim Wallace]—and agreed to.
Amendment 45 moved—[Mr Jim Wallace]—and agreed to.
Amendment 33 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 38 is in a group on its own.
We must get through three groups in less than half an hour. If the debate on this group can be kept tight, that will leave us time to deal with the amendments relating to anti-social behaviour...
Amendment 4 is grouped with amendments 93 and 109.
That takes us, just in time, to group 12, which deals with the adjournment of certain cases. We have five minutes to consider amendment 79, which is grouped with amendment 58.
Amendment 6 is grouped with amendments 94, 95, 41 and 43.
Amendment 97 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 46 is grouped with amendment 47. I am getting a little concerned about the time that we have left for debate.
Amendment 98 is grouped on its own.
Amendment 57 is in a group on its own.
We now come to group 18. We have very little time. I call the minister to move amendment 59, which is grouped with amendments 60 to 63.
We come now to group 19, on access to certain reports where sexual offences are alleged. Amendment 99 is grouped with amendment 110.
Amendment 64 is grouped with amendments 65 to 70.
Amendment 10 is grouped with amendments 7, 1, 9 and 2. If amendment 9 is agreed to, amendment 2 will be pre-empted.
In the light of the commitment that has been made by the minister, I will not move amendment 1. Amendment 1 not moved.
The next item of business is consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Euan Robson to move motions S1M-3918 and S1M-3919 on the designation of lead committees. Motions moved, That...
At this stage I am minded to accept a motion without notice to bring forward decision time. Is it agreed that we take such a motion?
Before I put the five questions to members, I remind them that the Electoral Commission is making a presentation—accompanied, I am glad to say, by refreshments—in committee room 1 at...
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