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No. 38 Wednesday 8 December 1999
The meeting opened at 2.31 pm .
3. Sea Fisheries: The Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs moved S1M-358—That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to seek the best possible outcome for Scottish fishermen, consistent with sustainable fishing, from the forthcoming negotiations leading up to the December Fisheries Council.
Richard Lochhead moved amendment S1M-358.1 to motion S1M-358—
Insert at end—
After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 32, Against 81, Abstentions 0).
Mr Jamie McGrigor moved amendment S1M-358.2 to motion S1M-358—
Leave out from “calls” to end and insert—
After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 18, Against 96, Abstentions 0).
The motion was then agreed to (DT).
4. Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill – UK Legislation: The Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs moved S1M-344—That the Parliament accepts the need to establish the validity of charges levied by the Sea Fish Industry Authority and the Herring Industry Board as set out in the Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill and agrees that the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.
The motion was agreed to (DT).
5. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3 and 4 as noted above.
6. Hawick: The Parliament debated S1M-319 in the name of Euan Robson—That the Parliament notes with concern the recently reported decline in the population of Hawick, appreciates the work already underway to develop the town and broaden the base of its economy, understands the need for further investments, commends the New Ways economic strategy for the Scottish Borders and hopes that this will lead to the creation of more opportunity to keep young people in the town and the region.
The meeting closed at 5.39 pm.