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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 1, No. 56   Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 1 March 2000

 

  

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

 

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend John H. Fitzsimmons, Parish Priest, Saint John Bosco’s Church, Erskine, led Time for Reflection.

 

2. Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000; Special Grant Report No.1 - Special Grant for Scotland, Asylum Seekers: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/10); Special Grant Report No.2 - Special Grant for Scotland, Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/11): The Minister for Finance moved S1M-559—That the Parliament, in consideration of the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000, approves the Order.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 63, Against 59, Abstentions 0).

The Minister for Finance moved S1M-560—That the Parliament, in consideration of Special Grant Report No.1 - Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seekers: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/10), approves the Report.

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

The Minister for Finance moved S1M-561—That the Parliament, in consideration of Special Grant Report No.2 - Special Grant for Scotland Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/11), approves the Report.

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

 

3. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on item 2 as noted above.

 

4. Drugs Strategy: The Parliament debated S1M-563 in the name of Johann Lamont—That the Parliament notes the serious and increasing level of drug addiction in Glasgow Pollok constituency, in Glasgow as a whole and throughout Scotland; recognises the devastating effect that such addiction has not only on the addict but on his or her family, friends and the broader community; applauds the work of the Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups in offering support and counselling to drug addicts and their families, and believes that the development of effective funding of such family support groups is a key part of its drugs and social inclusion strategies.

The meeting closed at 5.40 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
1 March 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 24 February 2000 for approval by resolution

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987

 

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 1 March 2000 for approval by resolution

The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 2000

laid under the Scotland Act 1998

 

Note: the above Order was also laid before both Houses of Parliament

 

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 24 February 2000 and are subject to annulment—

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/33)

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987

 

The Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/35)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

 

Not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 29 February 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) Partial Revocation (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/36)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

 

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 24 February 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000: Report by Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/20)

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987

 

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 28 February 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Enterprise: Skillseekers Training for Young People (SE/2000/19)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 29 February 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Statistical Bulletin: Motor Vehicle Offences in Scotland 1998 (SE/2000/26)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 1 March 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Law Commission and The Scottish Law Commission: Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Bill - Report on the Consolidation of Legislation Relating to Sentencing (SE/2000/15)

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 25 February 2000

Health and Community Care Committee, 2nd Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 76)

The following Report was published on 28 February 2000

Rural Affairs Committee, 2nd Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 72)

  
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