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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 8 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 14 June 2000

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

 

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Iain Whyte, University Chaplain, The University of Edinburgh, led Time for Reflection.

 

2. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-983—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill.

 

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

 

3. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Minister for Finance moved S1M-930—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the following expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund—

 

(a) the expenditure of the Scottish Ministers under the Act, and

(b) increases attributable to the Act in expenditure payable out of that Fund by or under any other Act.

 

The motion was agreed to (DT).

 

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

 

5. Housing Needs of Disabled People: The Parliament debated S1M-659 in the name of Robert Brown—That the Parliament notes with concern the chronic shortfall of provision to meet the housing needs of disabled people and the lack of adequate information on the extent both of need and of provision; welcomes the forthcoming establishment by the Centre for Independent Living of the Disabled Persons Housing Service (DPHS) in Glasgow and Renfrewshire following the pioneering work of the DPHS in Edinburgh; and believes that the Scottish Executive, local authorities and voluntary groups should make the concept of independent living a reality for all disabled people, in particular by including a disabled audit in the proposed single seller survey, setting needs-related targets for the achievement of more barrier free housing, reviewing the building regulations to move to the standard of "stayability", encouraging fuller use for disabled people of housing with major disabled adaptations; supporting user-led DPHSs as equal partners in delivering these improvements and supporting adequate facilities and support for homeless

The meeting closed at 5.40 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

14 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 9 June 2000 and is subject to annulment

 

The Meat (Enhanced Enforcement Powers) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/171)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

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

 

The Loch Moidart, North Channel, Scallop Several Fishery (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/173)

laid under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 June 2000 and is subject to annulment

 

The Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/178)

laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990

 

Other Documents

The following Report was published on 12 June 2000

Justice and Home Affairs Committee, 5th Report 2000: Stage 1 Report on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 141)

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 14 June 2000

Finance Committee, 8th Report 2000: Report on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 143)

 
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