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No. 32 Wednesday 17 November 1999
The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .
2. Childcare Strategy for Scotland : The Minister for Children and Education moved S1M-285—That the Parliament supports the Scottish Executive's commitment to its Childcare Strategy for Scotland and welcomes the substantially increased allocation of funding to local authorities in 2000-01 to develop the childcare strategy in their areas.
Nicola Sturgeon moved amendment S1M-285.1 to motion S1M-285—
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After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 31, Against 74, Abstentions 0).
The motion was then agreed to (DT).
3. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on item 2 as noted above.
4. Proof of Age Card Scheme: The Parliament debated S1M-219 in the name of Phil Gallie—That the Parliament commends the actions of South Ayrshire Council in setting up the proof of age card scheme, which addresses in a positive manner the problem of underage procurement of alcohol, cigarettes and other harmful substances.
The meeting closed at 5.31 pm.