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No. 26 Wednesday 27 October 1999

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Dr Graham K. Blount, Scottish Churches parliamentary officer, led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Health and Community Care made a statement on meningococcal C immunisation.

3. Domestic Violence: The Deputy Minister for Communities moved S1M-221—That the Parliament supports the final workplan prepared by the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse and welcomes the establishment by the Scottish Executive of a Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund to improve local arrangements for assisting women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

Roseanna Cunningham moved amendment S1M-221.1 to motion S1M-221—

Insert at end—

“while at the same time recognising that a national strategy which includes public education and prevention programmes, shelter and support services and law enforcement initiatives remains an essential part of the campaign.”

After debate, the amendment was agreed to (DT).

The motion as amended was then agreed to (DT).

Accordingly, the Parliament resolved—That the Parliament supports the final workplan prepared by the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse and welcomes the establishment by the Scottish Executive of a Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund to improve local arrangements for assisting women and children who are victims of domestic abuse, while at the same time recognising that a national strategy which includes public education and prevention programmes, shelter and support services and law enforcement initiatives remains an essential part of the campaign.

4. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on item 3 as noted above.

5. Telecommunications: The Parliament debated S1M-187 in the name of Nick Johnston—That the Parliament notes the proliferation of telecommunication masts in mid Scotland and Fife and the recent Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee into mobile phones and telecommunications.

6. Motion without Notice: Elaine Smith moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended for up to 30 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 5.50 pm.

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