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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 1, No. 68   Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 26 April 2000

 

  

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

 

1. Time for Reflection: Mr Ian Baillie, Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen, led Time for Reflection.


2. Motion Without Notice:
Fergus Ewing moved without notice that motion S1M-778 be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

The motion without notice was disagreed to (by division: For 54, Against 61, Abstentions 0).


3. Impact of the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999
: Alex Johnstone, on behalf of the Rural Affairs Committee, moved S1M-752—That the Parliament notes the terms of the report by the Rural Affairs Committee The Impact of the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 (SP Paper 42), in particular its dissatisfaction and concern about the level of consultation carried out prior to the introduction of the Boundaries Order, that the introduction of a Boundaries Order appears not to have identified any inconsistency with the Civil Jurisdiction (Offshore Activities) Order 1987, and that the amount of fishing activity in the disputed area does not appear to have influenced the Order, and further notes the Committee’s recommendation that the Secretary of State for Scotland should either introduce a new, revised Order, or support a Bill calling for a revised boundary proposed in the House of Commons by Archy Kirkwood MP.

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


4. Decision Time:
The Parliament took a decision on item 3 as noted above.


5. Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme:
The Parliament debated S1M-632 in the name of Tavish Scott—That the Parliament notes that crofters and farmers in Shetland have heavily subscribed to the Environmentally Sensitive Areas scheme; notes that those producers who entered the scheme before July 1998 were subject to a different set of scheme regulations in relation to stock disposal than those who entered after that date; further notes that the Scottish Executive have already stated that they are not minded to recover double payments under agri-environmental measures, and therefore believes that crofters and farmers should not suffer financial disadvantage through no fault of their own.

 

The meeting closed at 5.31 pm.

 

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
26 April 2000

 

 Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

 

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 25 April 2000 for approval by resolution and is also subject to annulment

The draft Census (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000

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

 

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 13 April 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Repayment of Student Loans (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/110)

laid under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980

 

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 19 April 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Divorce etc. (Pensions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/112)

laid under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985

 

 

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 11 April 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Compensating Victims of Violent Crime (SE/2000/45)

laid under the National Audit Act 1983 as read with the Scotland Act 1998



Agricultural Marketing Schemes Report of 1997/98 and 1998/99 (SE/2000/47)

laid under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

 

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 13 April 2000 and is not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Law Commission Report on Poinding and Warrant Sales (SE/2000/40)



The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 20 April 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

New Opportunities Fund 1st Annual Report and Accounts 1998-99 (SE/2000/29)

laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 as amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999



Minute from the Scottish Executive Health Department - Contingency Liability: Commercial Partnership Between the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and the Turkish Company BIEM ilac (SE/.2000/48)

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 7 April 2000

Finance Committee, 4th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 105)



The following Report was published on 13 April 2000

European Committee, 3rd Report 2000: Report on Objective 2 Plans (SP Paper 95)



The following Report was published on 17 April 2000

Rural Affairs Committee, 3rd Report, 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 100)



The following Report was published on 19 April 2000

Local Government Committee, 6th Report 2000: Stage 1 Report on the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 89)



The following Report was published on 20 April 2000

Transport and the Environment Committee, 5th Report, 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 111)

  
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