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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 1, No. 64   Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 29 March 2000

 

  

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

 

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Dr Kevin Franz, Action of Churches Together in Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

 

2. Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-714—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill be allotted as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins)—

Section 1 – up to 1 hour 30 minutes

Section 47 – up to 2 hours 30 minutes

Section 48 A – up to 3 hours 15 minutes

Remainder of the Bill – up to 4 hours

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 4 hours 30 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

 

3. Meeting of the Parliament: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-715—That the Parliament agrees that—

(a) the meeting of the Parliament on 29 March 2000 shall continue until 7.00 pm as permitted under Rule 2.2.4 of the standing orders;

(b) the meeting of the Parliament on 29 March 2000 may continue beyond 7.00 pm in order to consider Members’ Business as permitted under Rules 2.25 and 2.2.6(c) of the standing orders; and

(c) Decision Time on 29 March 2000 shall begin at 7.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

 

4. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 114, 2, 3, 4, 5, 115, 116, 154, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 133, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 140, 141, 142, 30, 155, 31, 118, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 119, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 150, 151, 120, 121, 122, 123, 152, 156, 73, 74, 75, 76, 157, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 158, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 124, 153, 125, 126.


The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

128 (For 19, Against 78, Abstentions 1)

129 (For 49, Against 57, Abstentions 0)

139 (For 32, Against 78, Abstentions 0)

1 (For 42, Against 62, Abstentions 2)

145 (For 46, Against 57, Abstentions 0)


Amendments 127, 136, 138 and 143 were, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

Another amendment was not moved.

 

5. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: The Deputy Minister for Justice moved S1M-693—That the Parliament agrees that the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

 

6. Approval of SSI: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-712—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

 

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 5 and 6 as noted above.

 

8. National Park Status for Argyll Forest Park: The Parliament debated S1M-650 in the name of George Lyon—That the Parliament supports the inclusion of Argyll Forest Park within the boundaries of the first new National Park in Scotland (Loch Lomond and Trossachs); notes the real benefits that will flow to the Cowal economy from increased tourism and leisure and, most importantly, recognises the huge impact the National Park would have in rebranding the Cowal peninsula for the 21st century.

 

The meeting closed at 6.59 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
29 March 2000

 

Appendix

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

 

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 27 March 2000

 

National Parks (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for National Parks. (SP Bill 12) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Sarah Boyack

Supported by: Ross Finnie, Jackie Baillie, Mr Alasdair Morrison

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 12-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 12-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

 

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 28 March and is subject to annulment

The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulation 2000 (SSI 2000/92)

laid under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994

 

Other Documents

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


Forestry Commissioners: Report to the Scottish Parliament (SE/2000/35)

laid under the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Finance) Order 1999 (1999/441)


The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 March 2000 for approval by resolution—

Special Grant Report No.4 – Special Grant Report on Grant In Aid of Expenditure on Rural Public Passenger Transport for 2000-01: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/17)—

Special Grant Report No.5 – Special Grant Report on Grant In Aid of Expenditure on South Fife to Edinburgh Rail Services for 2000-01: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/134—

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992



The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 March 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics 1997-98 (SE/2000/14)

Report of the Scottish Fee Support Review (SE/2000/41)

laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998

 

Committee Reports

The following Report is being published on 24 March 2000

European Committee, 2nd Report 2000: Report on European Structural Fund Programme Management Executives (SP Paper 92)



The following Reports were published on 27 March 2000—

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 11th Report, 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 93)

Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee, 1st Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 94)



The following Reports were published on 29 March 2000—

Transport and the Environment Committee, 3rd Report 2000: Report on inquiry into the proposals to introduce new planning procedures for telecommunications developments (SP Paper 90)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 12th Report, 2000: Report on Delegated Powers Scrutiny (SP Paper 96)

  
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