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No. 11 Wednesday 23 June 1999

The meeting opened at 2.31 pm .

1. Ministerial Statement: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice made a statement on freedom of information.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Children and Education made a statement on consultation on the Education Bill.

3. Food Standards Bill – UK Legislation: The Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-60—That the Parliament endorses the principle of a UK Food Standards Agency as set out in the Food Standards Bill and agrees that the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 81, Against 30, Abstentions 1).

4. Financial Services and Markets Bill, the Electronic Communications Bill and the Limited Liability Partnerships Bill – UK Legislation: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-61—That the Parliament agrees that the Financial Services and Markets Bill, the Electronic Communications Bill and the Limited Liability Partnerships Bill, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 82, Against 0, Abstentions 31).

5. Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-62—That the Parliament considers the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 1999 (SI 1999/1512).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Sitting Days: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-63—That the Parliament agrees that—

(a) the Office of the Clerk should be open on each of the following days: 5 July to 9 July; 12 July to 16 July; 19 July to 23 July; 26 July to 30 July; 2 August to 6 August; 9 August to 13 August; 16 August to 20 August; 23 August to 27 August; 30 August to 3 September; 6 September to 10 September; 13 September to 12.30 pm on 17 September; 21 September to 24 September; 27 September to 1 October; 4 October to 8 October; 11 October to 15 October; 18 October to 22 October; 25 October to 29 October; 1 November to 5 November; 8 November to 12 November; 15 November to 19 November; 22 November to 26 November; 29 November; 1 December to 3 December; 6 December to 10 December; 13 December to 17 December; 20 December to 24 December; 29 December and 30 December 1999; 5 January to 7 January 2000;

(b) the autumn recess should begin on 11 October and end on 24 October and the Christmas recess should begin on 20 December 1999 and end on 9 January 2000 ; and

(c) there will be no meeting of the Parliament or of any Committee on 30 November 1999 .

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 4, 5 and 6 as noted above.

8. Aberdeen Peripheral Route : The Parliament debated S1M-47 in the name of Brian Adam—That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Ministers to investigate all available means to expedite the building of a peripheral route around Aberdeen.

The meeting closed at 5.34 pm.

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