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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 18 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 13 September 2000

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Right Rev Ian Murray, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, led Time for Reflection.

2. Motion without notice: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that S1M-1178 be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

Agreed to.

3. Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1178-That the Parliament agrees-

  1. the following revisions to the Business Motion agreed on 6 September 2000-

Wednesday 13 September 2000

after "Time for Reflection" delete all for that day and insert-

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions - S1M-1175 Change of Decision Time and S1M-1176 Suspension of Standing Orders

followed by Ministerial Statement, Questions and Debate on the Developing Fuel Situation in Scotland

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1124 Shona Robison: Fibromyalgia Syndrome

 

Thursday 14 September 2000

after "Financial Resolution in respect of the Transport (Scotland) Bill" delete all and insert-

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

12.30 pm Decision Time

2.00 pm Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1122 Maureen Macmillan: Screening for Prostrate Cancer

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement and Debate on the Scottish Executive's Programme

6.00 pm Business Concludes

and (b) the following programme of business-

Wednesday 20 September 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

2.35 pm Question Time

3.15 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.35 pm Ministerial Statement and Debate on Spending Strategy

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-959 Alex Johnstone: St Vigeans Primary School, Arbroath

Thursday 21 September 2000

9.30 am Ministerial Statement

followed by Executive Debate on Public Health

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee Debate on Housing Stock Transfer

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-958 Michael McMahon: Palliative Care

Wednesday 27 September 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Executive Debate on the Creative Economy

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 28 September 2000

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

The motion was agreed to.

4. Decision Time: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1175-That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the standing orders that Decision Time on Thursday 14 September 2000 shall begin at 12.30 pm.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Suspension of Standing Orders: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1176-That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of standing orders be suspended for the purpose of taking Members' Business on Thursday 14 September 2000 at 2.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Ministerial Statement: The First Minister made a statement on the Developing Fuel Situation in Scotland.

7. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 4 and 5 as noted above.

7. Fibromyalgia Syndrome: The Parliament debated S1M-1124 in the name of Shona Robison-That the Parliament notes Fibromyalgia Syndrome Awareness Week from 10 to 16 September; recognises that the condition, which affects up to 4% of the population, is frequently overlooked or minimised by health professionals; recognises the problems sufferers have in claiming appropriate benefits; supports the demand for better education and awareness-raising about the condition, and calls for more research into the condition so that Fibromyalgia Syndrome is taken seriously as the devastating "hidden" disability that it is.

The meeting closed at 5.30 pm.

 

 

 

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

13 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 8 September 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Food Irradiation Provisions (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/309)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

Not subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

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

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order2000 (SSI 2000/313)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

 

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 8 September 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure-

Fife Health Board Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/106)-

Forth Valley Health Board Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/107)-

The State Hospitals Board for Scotland Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/119)-

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 11 September 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

North of Scotland Water Authority Annual Report and Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2000/75)

laid under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1984

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 8 September 2000

Education, Culture and Sport, 7th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 173)

Local Government Committee, 12th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 174)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 31st Report, 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 175)

The following Report was published on 11 September 2000

Transport and Environment Committee, 11th Report 2000: Stage One Report on the Transport (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 171)

The following Report was published on 12 September 2000

Transport and the Environment Committee, 12th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 177)

The following Report was published on 13 September 2000

Finance Committee, 13th Report 2000: Report on the Transport (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 178)

 

 

 

 
 
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