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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 1, No. 62   Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 22 March 2000

 

  

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

 

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Daniel J McLoughlin, Parish Priest, St Francis’, Port Glasgow, led Time for Reflection

 

2. Oath or Affirmation: William John Graham Scott took the oath of allegiance before the Clerk.

 

3. Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill: The Minister for Children and Education moved S1M-532—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 88, Against 19, Abstentions 1).

 

4. Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill: The Minister for Parliament moved S1M-460—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill, agrees to the following expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund—

(a) expenditure of the Scottish Administration in consequence of the Act and

(b) increases attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of the Fund under any other enactment.

The motion was agreed to.

 

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3 and 4 as noted above.

 

6. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Health and Community Care made a statement on the NHS in Scotland.

 

7. Lothian and Borders Police: The Parliament debated S1M-451 in the name of Mr Kenny MacAskill—That the Parliament, recognising the additional burden placed on Lothian and Borders Police by the arrival of the Parliament and the security and public safety implications thereof, notes that in London additional resources are made available to the Metropolitan Police; seeks that due cognisance be given of this situation; and recognises the importance of ensuring that sufficient and adequate resources are made available to the Lothian and Borders Police to meet the additional requirements facing them.

 

The meeting closed at 6.08 pm.

 

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
22 March 2000

 

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

 

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 17 March 2000 and are subject to annulment—

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/74)

laid under the Superannuation Act 1972

The Local Government (Discretionary Payments and Injury Benefits) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/77)

laid under the Superannuation Act 1972

The National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (Amendment of Section 23) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/78)

laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993

The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/79)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/80)

laid under the National Assistance Act 1948

The Crab Claws (Prohibition of Landing) Revocation (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/81)—

The Undersized Whiting (Revocation) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/82)—

laid under the Seafish (Conservation) Act 1967

The Genetically Modified and Novel Foods (Labelling) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/83)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

 

Not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 17 March 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) Partial Revocation (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/75)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

 

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 22 March 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration Annual Report 1998-99 (SE/2000/38)

laid under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 20 March 2000

Transport and Environment Committee, 2nd Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 80)

  
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