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– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 25th March 2009.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:00 pm, 25th March 2009

There are eight questions to be put as a result of today's business.

The first question is, that motion S3M-3755, in the name of Gil Paterson, on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, on the "Review of Section 6 of the Code of Conduct (Cross-Party Groups)", be agreed.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to amend the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament by replacing Section 6 (in Volume 2) with Section 6 as set out in Annex A of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 11th Report 2008 (Session 3), Review of Section 6 of the Code of Conduct (Cross-Party Groups) (SP Paper 186), with effect from 27 March 2009.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that motion S3M-3756, in the name of Gil Paterson, on behalf of the SPPA committee, on "Changes to the Code of Conduct arising from the Reimbursement of Members' Expenses Scheme", be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to amend the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament by replacing Section 7.2.6 and Section 9.1.6(c) (in Volume 2) with Section 7.2.6 and Section 9.1.6(c) as set out in Annex A of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 2nd Report 2009 (Session 3), Changes to the Code of Conduct arising from the Reimbursement of Members' Expenses Scheme (SP Paper 217), with effect from 27 March 2009.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that motion S3M-3757, in the name of Gil Paterson, on behalf of the SPPA committee, on the "Review of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct", be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Alexander, Ms Wendy, Allan, Alasdair, Baker, Claire, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brownlee, Derek, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Chisholm, Malcolm, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Don, Nigel, Doris, Bob, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Ferguson, Patricia, FitzPatrick, Joe, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Annabel, Gordon, Charlie, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Henry, Hugh, Hepburn, Jamie, Hume, Jim, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Jamieson, Cathy, Johnstone, Alex, Kelly, James, Kerr, Andy, Lamont, Johann, Lamont, John, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McGrigor, Jamie, McInnes, Alison, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLaughlin, Anne, McLetchie, David, McMahon, Michael, McMillan, Stuart, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Morgan, Alasdair, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Neil, Alex, O'Donnell, Hugh, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Paterson, Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Scanlon, Mary, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elizabeth, Smith, Iain, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, David, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Whitefield, Karen, Whitton, David, Wilson, John
Against: McArthur, Liam, Munro, John Farquhar, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Rumbles, Mike, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Margaret, Stone, Jamie
Abstentions: Brown, Robert, Tolson, Jim

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 100, Against 8, Abstentions 2.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to amend the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament by replacing Section 8 and Section 9.1.6(b) (in Volume 2) with Section 8 and Section 9.1.6(b) as set out in Annex A of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 9th Report 2008 (Session 3), Review of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct (SP Paper 176), with effect from 27 March 2009.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that motion S3M-3766, in the name of David McLetchie, on behalf of the selection panel on the appointment of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament nominates Jim Martin to Her Majesty The Queen for appointment as the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that motion S3M-3707, in the name of John Swinney, on the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2

For: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Alexander, Ms Wendy, Allan, Alasdair, Baker, Claire, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brownlee, Derek, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Chisholm, Malcolm, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Craigie, Cathie, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Don, Nigel, Doris, Bob, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Ferguson, Patricia, FitzPatrick, Joe, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Annabel, Gordon, Charlie, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Henry, Hugh, Hepburn, Jamie, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Jamieson, Cathy, Johnstone, Alex, Kelly, James, Kerr, Andy, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, Johann, Lamont, John, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McGrigor, Jamie, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLaughlin, Anne, McLetchie, David, McMahon, Michael, McMillan, Stuart, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Morgan, Alasdair, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Paterson, Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Scanlon, Mary, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elizabeth, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, David, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Whitefield, Karen, Whitton, David, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Abstentions: Brown, Robert, Hume, Jim, McArthur, Liam, McInnes, Alison, Munro, John Farquhar, O'Donnell, Hugh, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Rumbles, Mike, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 99, Against 0, Abstentions 14.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 be approved.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

I propose to ask a single question on motions S3M-3785 to S3M-3794, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments and a code of practice. I ask members to indicate if they object to my doing so.

I see that no members object. The question is, therefore, that motions S3M-3785 to S3M-3794, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on approval of SSIs and a code of practice, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions and Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007 (Inhibition) Order 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Booking Offices) Order 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (Amendment to schedule 1) Order 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Licensing of Animal Dealers (Young Cats and Young Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Victim Statements (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Government Code of Practice for the Welfare of Equidae (SG 2009/20) be approved.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that motion S3M-3783, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on the remit and duration of the Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee, be agreed.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to amend the remit and duration of the Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee as follows— Remit: To consider and report on whether alterations should be made to the terms and conditions of the office-holders and the structure of the bodies supported by the SPCB; to consider how any proposals, including the addition of any new functions, for future arrangements should be taken forward, including by way of a Committee Bill, and to make recommendations accordingly.

Duration: Until the Parliament has concluded consideration of the committee's report and any Bill which may follow thereon.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The final question is, that motion S3M-3784, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on the designation of a secondary committee, be agreed.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to designate the Health and Sport Committee as secondary committee for the purpose of considering Part 9, section 129 and Part 10, section 140 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.