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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS 

Vol. 1, No. 42   Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 12 January 2000

 

  

Note: (DT) signifies a decision taken at Decision Time.

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Bishop Idris Jones, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway led Time for Reflection.

 

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Health and Community Care made a statement on Influenza and NHS winter planning.

 

3. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Children and Education made a statement on Hampden.

 

4. Children and Young People Looked After by Local Authorities: The Minister for Children and Education moved S1M-406—That the Parliament endorses the important action being taken to improve the quality of care and support for every child and young person looked after by local authorities; supports strengthening key services for those young people through extra resources to develop more integrated approaches to their needs, new performance measures to highlight actual outcomes for each child, especially those leaving care, and research to evaluate how well those looked after at home are supported, and recognises the importance of ensuring that each and every child or young person looked after by local authorities can share fully in the benefits of education, health and social justice programmes.



Nicola Sturgeon moved amendment S1M-406.1 to motion S1M-406—

Leave out from "the importance of" to end and insert—

"that much work still requires to be done through a co-ordinated national strategy to ensure that every child or young person looked after by local authorities can share fully in the benefits of education, health and social justice programmes; however expresses its concern at proposals to remove care leavers from the benefits system and calls upon the Executive to delay any such moves pending the results of its recently commissioned research into the effectiveness of current provision."

After debate the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 33, Against 80, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

 

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

 

6. Lothian and Borders Sheriff Court Review: The Parliament debated S1M-233 in the name of Mr Murray Tosh—That the Parliament expresses its concern about the proposed rationalisation of Sheriff Court Services in Lothian and the Borders, and calls upon the Scottish Executive, when it draws up its proposals for action on the Sheriff Principal’s recommendations, to take into account the financial and operational impact of the proposed changes on the police, district court and social work services in the Borders, as well as the cost and inconvenience of the proposed changes to the public, local press and legal practices in the Borders.

 

The meeting closed at 5.29 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
12 January 2000

 

 

Appendix

(Note: this Appendix does not form part of the Minutes)

Subordinate Legislation

 

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 10 January 2000 for approval by resolution

The Census (Scotland) Order 2000

laid under the Census Act 1920 as read with the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 and the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Statutory Instruments) Order 1999

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 12 January 2000 for approval by resolution

 

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

laid under the European Communities Act 1972 and the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

 

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 December 1999 and is subject to annulment

The Hill Livestock (Compensatory Allowances) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/187)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972



The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 22 December 1999 and is subject to annulment

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 1999 (SI 1999/3320)

laid under the Scotland Act 1998



The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 23 December 1999 and are subject to annulment—

The Shetland Islands Regulated Fishery (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/194)

laid under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967

The National Health Service (Scotland) (Injury Benefits) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/195)

laid under the Superannuation Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 24 December 1999 and is subject to annulment

The Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh Trunk Road (A87) Extension (Skye Bridge Crossing) Toll Order (Variation) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/196)

laid under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

 

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 17 December 1999 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Explanatory Statement with regard to the pension, allowance or gratuity payable to Dr Eric McCredie Clive, Scottish Law Commissioner (SE/1999/60)

laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 21 December 1999 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Student Finances – Fairness for the Future (SE/1999/58)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 23 December 1999 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Scottish Law Commission (Scot Law Comm No.174) Report on Remedies for Breach of Contract (SE/1999/59)

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 17 December 1999

Standards Committee, 4th Report 1999: Report on Complaints Against Mike Watson MSP (SP Paper 51)



The following Report was published on 22 December 1999

Audit Committee, 2nd Report 1999: The Millennium Threat: Is Scotland Ready? (SP Paper 55)



The following Report was published on 6 January 2000

European Committee, 3rd Report 1999: Report on the Objective 3 Operational Plan (SP Paper 54)



The following Report was published on 12 January 2000

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 1st Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 56)

 

  
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