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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 17 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 7 September 2000

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1148-That the Parliament agrees that for Stage 3 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to conclusion no later than the following times after commencement of the Stage 3 proceedings-

Group 1 to Group 5 - 1 hour 30 minutes

Group 6 to Group 9 - 2 hours 30 minutes

Group 10 to Group 13 - 3 hours

Group 14 to Group 17 - 4 hours

Motions to pass the Bill - 4 hours 30 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

2. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 10, 3, 4, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 11, 12, 52, 53, 54, 13, 14, 15, 16, 55, 56, 17, 18, 57, 58, 19, 60, 61, 20, 63, 64, 21, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 22, 70, 71, 72, 24, 73, 74.

Amendment 62 was agreed to (by division: For 76, Against 28, Abstentions 1).

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)-

1 (For 14, Against 86, Abstentions 0)

8 (For 30, Against 79, Abstentions 0)

7 (For 44, Against 63, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn: 30, 32, 59.

Other amendments were not moved.

3. Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister and other Scottish Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

4. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-1136-That the Parliament agrees that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to.

5. Motion without notice: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that S1M-1158 be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

Agreed to.

6. Decision Time: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1158-That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the standing orders that Decision Time on Thursday 7 September 2000 shall begin at 4.10 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

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

8. Programme for Action for Scots and Gaelic in the European Year of Languages: The Parliament debated S1M-1111 in the name of Irene McGugan-That the Parliament notes that 2001 is to be the European Year of Languages; notes that European Union funding support will extend to projects including regional and minority languages which member states designate as eligible; urges the Scottish Executive to make representations on behalf of Scots and Gaelic to Her Majesty's Government in order to ensure that Scotland's indigenous languages are proposed for inclusion, and believes that the Executive should support a programme of action for both languages as part of the European Year of Languages.

The meeting closed at 5.09 pm.

 

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

7 September 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 7 September 2000 and is subject to annulment

The General Medical Council (Legal Assessors) Amendment (Scotland) Rules 2000 (SSI 2000/308)

laid under the Medical Act 1983

 

 
 
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