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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 6 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 7 June 2000

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Very Reverend Graham Forbes, Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, led Time for Reflection.

2. Change of Decision Time: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-967—That the Parliament agrees that under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders, Decision Time of the Meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 22 June 2000 should begin at 5.30 pm.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

3. Suspension of Standing Orders: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-968—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of the Standing Orders be suspended for the duration of the Meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 22 June 2000.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Membership of Committees: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-974—That the Parliament agrees that Des McNulty be appointed to the Rural Affairs Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-965—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc.` 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 to section 9 - up to 40 minutes

Section 10 to section 12 - up to 55 minutes

Section 12A to section 19 - up to 1 hour 15 minutes

Section 20 to section 40 - up to 1 hour 45 minutes

Remainder of the Bill - up to 2 hours 5 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting was adjourned from 3.07 pm to 3.30 pm.

6. Standards in Scotland’s Schools Bill: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

13 (For 92, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

22 (For 99, Against 16, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 1, 19, 20, 2, 3, 27, 4, 5, 6, 40, 7, 8, 9, 10.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

11 (For 28, Against 83, Abstentions 0)

(For 33, Against 79, Abstentions 0)

26 (For 45, Against 69, Abstentions 1)

29 (For 16, Against 64, Abstentions 25)

31 (For 15, Against 68, Abstentions 29)

33 (For 50, Against 65, Abstentions 0)

34 (For 36, Against 62, Abstentions 17)

41 (For 44, Against 70, Abstentions 0)

42 (For 33, Against 82, Abstentions 1)

43 (For 17, Against 100, Abstentions 0)

44 (For 36, Against 77, Abstentions 1)

In amendment 25, it was agreed to leave out <shall issue, and may at any time revise,> in line 3 and insert <may issue>. The amendment was then agreed to (without division).

Other amendments were not moved.

7. Standards in Scotland’s Schools Bill: The Minister for Children and Education moved S1M-877—That the Parliament agrees that the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT) by division: For 100, Against 16, Abstentions 0).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 4 and 7 as noted above.

9. Standard Life Mutuality: The Parliament debated S1M-787 in the name of Ms Margo MacDonald—That the Parliament expresses its support for Standard Life, the largest mutual insurance company in Europe and one of the most important financial institutions in Scotland; notes that mutuality allows Standard Life to focus its interests solely on the long term financial security of its members, and further expresses its dismay that this mutuality and success could be threatened by the actions of a few individuals or "carpet-baggers" seeking short-term, individual gain.

The meeting closed at 6.34 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
7 June 2000


Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

 

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 2 June 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/166)

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992


The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 6 June 2000 and are subject to annulment—

The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/167)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/168)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 7 June 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/170)

laid under section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

 

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 6 June 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman Annual Report 1999 (SE/2000/57)

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

Audit Committee 2nd Report 2000 – The Private Finance Contract to Complete and Operate the A74(M)/M74 Motorway in Scotland: Response of the Scottish Executive Development Department (SE/2000/66)

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 2 June 2000

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 22nd Report, 2000: Delegated Powers Scrutiny, Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 137)

The following Report was published on 7 June 2000

Transport and the Environment Committee, 9th Report 2000: Report on

Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 138)

 
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