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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 1, No. 60   Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 15 March 2000

 

  

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

 

1. Time for Reflection: Dr Alison Elliot, Convener of the Church and Nation Committee of the Church of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

The meeting closed at 2.34 pm.

A second meeting opened at 2.40 pm.

 

2. Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-655—That the Parliament agrees that the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

 

3. Motion without Notice: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved that under Rule 11.2.4, Decision Time be taken at 2.55 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

 

4. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 2 as noted above.

 

5. Cashpoint Services: The Parliament debated S1M-614 in the name of Dr Elaine Murray—That the Parliament congratulates the Bank of Scotland and the Royal Bank of Scotland for their stance in refusing to charge customers of other banks who use their cashpoint services and urges them to continue with this policy in the interests of low income and rural communities.



The meeting closed at 3.24 pm.

 

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
15 March 2000

 

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

 

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 9 March 2000 for approval by resolution—

The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000—

The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000—

The Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000?

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

 

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 9 March 2000 and are subject to annulment—

The National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/44)—

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/45)—

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) (No.2) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/46)

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000



The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 10 March 2000 and are subject to annulment—

The Health Technology Board for Scotland Order 2000 (SSI 2000/47)—

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/50)—

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/54)—

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland (Expenses) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/48)—

The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland (Designation) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/51)—

laid under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975

The Charities (Exemption from Accounting Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/49)

laid under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990

The Dairy Produce Quotas Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/52)

laid under the European Communities 1972

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/53)

laid under the Fisheries Act 1981

The Non-Domestic Rating (Unoccupied Property) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/55)

laid under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966

The Valuation for Rating (Decapitalisation Rate) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/56)

laid under the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956

The Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 (SSI 2000/57)

laid under the Local Government and Rating Act 1997

The Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/58)

laid under the Lands Valuation (Scotland) Act 1854

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/59)

laid under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Exemption for Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2000/60)

laid under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984

The Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/61)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The Food Standards Act 1999 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions and Savings) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/62)

laid under the Food Standards Act 1999

 

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 9 March 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure?

National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland Account 1998-99 (SE/2000/25)

laid under the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on Wednesday 15 March 2000

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 2nd Report 2000: Stage 1 Report on the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill (SP Paper 86)

  
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