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No. 18 Wednesday 15 September 1999

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Food Standards Agency: The Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-147—That the Parliament endorses the Scottish Executive's commitment to food safety and notes the action taken by the Scottish Executive to improve food standards and to build consumer confidence, including the setting up of the new Food Standards Agency.

Kay Ullrich moved amendment S1M-147.1 to motion S1M-147—

Leave out from “endorses” to end and insert—

“agrees to prioritise food safety in Scotland; supports the establishment of a food standards agency in the north east at the earliest opportunity, and urges the Scottish Executive to invest more extensively in research facilities such as Foresterhill laboratory in Aberdeen to maintain Scotland's reputation for international excellence in the investigation into food safety and food poisoning in order to increase consumer confidence and restore essential markets.”

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 27, Against 64, Abstentions 16).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

2. Appointment of Auditor General for Scotland : Mr Andrew Welsh, on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, moved S1M-137—That the Parliament nominates Robert Black to Her Majesty The Queen for appointment as Auditor General for Scotland .

The motion was agreed to (DT).

3. Designation of Lead Committees: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-142—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of lead committees—

the Health and Community Care Committee to consider the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/34); and
the Transport and Environment Committee to consider the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/43).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Designation of Lead Committees: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-150—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of lead committees—

the Health and Community Care Committee to consider the Food (Animals and Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/32); and
the Health and Community Care Committee to consider the Food Animal Feedstuffs from Belgium (Control) (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/33).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 1, 2, 3 and 4 as noted above.

6. Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town: The Parliament debated S1M-86 in the name of Alasdair Morgan—That the Parliament notes the initial success of Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in revitalising the Machars of Galloway since its launch as Book Town in May 1998 and offers its full support for the future growth and development of the Book Town.

he meeting closed at 5.30 pm.

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