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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 10 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 21 June 2000

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Reverend David Anderson, Evangelical Alliance, led Time for Reflection.


2. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill:
Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1029-That the Parliament agrees that the order in which the amendments to the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill be disposed of at Stage 3 of the Bill be altered so that the amendments to each schedule are considered immediately after the amendments to the section which introduces it.

The motion was agreed to.


3. Change of Decision Time: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1030-That the Parliament agrees that under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders, Decision Time of the Meeting of the Parliament on Wednesday 21 June should begin at 7.05pm.

The motion was agreed to.


4. Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1036-That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (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 to section 22 - up to 2 hours

Schedule 3 to after section 24 - up to 3 hours

Remainder of the Bill - up to 4 hours

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

After debate, the motion was agreed to (by division: For 63, Against 47, Abstentions 0).


5. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill:
The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)-

9 (For 79, Against 34, Abstentions 0)

23 (For 63, Against 49, Abstentions 0)

24 (For 63, Against 50, Abstentions 0)

25 (For 65, Against 50, Abstentions 0)

27 (For 64, Against 50, Abstentions 0)

28 (For 80, Against 36, Abstentions 0)

29 (For 66, Against 51, Abstentions 0)

30 (For 66, Against 51, Abstentions 0)

31 (For 64, Against 51, Abstentions 0)

32 (For 80, Against 36, Abstentions 0)

33 (For 66, Against 49, Abstentions 0)

35 (For 63, Against 48, Abstentions 0)

36 (For 77, Against 35, Abstentions 0)

37 (For 62, Against 51, Abstentions 0)

38 (For 79, Against 36, Abstentions 0)

39 (For 64, Against 53, Abstentions 0)

40 (For 66, Against 52, Abstentions 0)

41 (For 62, Against 50, Abstentions 0)

42 (For 75, Against 30, Abstentions 0)

43 (For 67, Against 51, Abstentions 0)

44 (For 65, Against 51, Abstentions 0)

45 (For 83, Against 35, Abstentions 0)

46 (For 66, Against 52, Abstentions 0)

47 (For 83, Against 35, Abstentions 0)

48-74 (For 66, Against 36, Abstentions 13)

84 (For 106, Against 2, Abstentions 11)

85 (For 105, Against 1, Abstentions 11)

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 88, 10, 75, 76, 77, 78, 11, 13, 12, 14, 15, 79, 80, 81, 16, 17, 82, 83, 18, 26, 34, 19, 20, 21, 22.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)-

87 (For 34, Against 77, Abstentions 0)

89 (For 20, Against 100, Abstentions 0)


6. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill:
The Minister for Communities moved S1M-786-That the Parliament agrees that the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

The motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 99, Against 17, Abstentions 2).


7. Motion without notice: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved that a motion without notice be taken under Rule 8.2.6.

The motion was agreed to.


8. Decision Time:
Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved that under Rule 11.2.4, Decision Time be taken at 6.23 pm.

The motion was agreed to.


9. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 6 as noted above.

10 Edinburgh Folk Festival: The Parliament debated S1M-882 in the name of Roseanna Cunningham-That the Parliament notes with concern the demise of the Edinburgh Folk Festival as a result of lack of financial backing; further notes that during a meeting attended in April by musicians, former festival volunteers, members of the Adult Learning Project's Scots Music Group, members of Edinburgh Folk Club, the Wee Folk Club, Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust and others, concern was expressed about a perceived lack of political support for the traditional arts, and asks the Executive to recognise and encourage the important role of the traditional arts in its forthcoming National Cultural Strategy.

The meeting closed at 7.01 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
21 June 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 16 June 2000 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/192)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 16 June 2000 and are subject to annulment-

The Discontinuance of Prisons (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/186)-

The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2000 (SSI 2000/187)-

laid under the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/188)-

The National Health Service (Professions Supplementary to Medicine) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/202)-

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Police Pensions (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/193)

laid under the Police Pensions Act 1976

The Census (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/194)

laid under the Census Act 1920 and 5(2) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/195)-

The St. Mary's Music School (Aided Places) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/196)-

The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/200)-

laid under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980

The Undersized Lobsters (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/197)-

The Undersized Spider Crabs (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/198)-

laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/199)

laid under the Superannuation Act 1976

The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/201)

laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964

The Local Government (Exemption from Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 (SSI 2000/206)

laid under the Local Government Act 1988

The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/207)

laid under the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970

The Local Government Act 1988 (Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/208)

laid under the Local Government Act 1988

 

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 16 June 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Contingent Liability: Commercial Partnership Between the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and the Indian Company Life Medicare and Diagnostics PVT Ltd. (SE/2000/70)

 

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 16 June 2000-

Standards Committee, 3rd Report 2000: Report on Register of Members' Staff Interests (SP Paper 144)

Justice and Home Affairs Committee, 6th Report 2000: Stage 1 Report on Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 147)

The following Reports were published on 20 June 2000-

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 6th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 146)

Finance Committee, 9th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 148)

 
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