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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 19 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 14 September 2000

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Ministerial Statement: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice made a statement on family law.


2. Transport (Scotland) Bill:
The Minister for Transport and the Environment moved S1M-985—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Transport (Scotland) Bill.

Mr Murray Tosh moved amendment S1M-985.1 to motion S1M-985—

Leave out from "agrees" to end and insert—

"does not agree to the general principles of the Transport (Scotland) Bill because it opposes Part 3 (road user charging and workplace parking levy) including schedule 1, and section 69 (bridges)."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 18, Against 88, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 61, Against 18, Abstentions 27).


3. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Minister for Finance moved S1M-1077—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Transport (Scotland) Bill, agrees to—

(a) the following expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund—

(i) the expenses of the Scottish Ministers in consequence of the Act; and

(ii) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of that Fund under any other enactment;

(b) the making of road user charging schemes and workplace parking levy licensing schemes; and

(c) any payments made to the Scottish Ministers under the Act.

The motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 86, Against 18, Abstentions 1).


4. Membership of Committees:
Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1180—That the Parliament agrees the following appointments to Committees—

Johann Lamont and Cathy Jamieson to be members of the Education Committee;

Karen Whitefield to be a member of the Audit Committee;

Kenneth Macintosh to be a member of the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).


5. Approval of SSI:
Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1177—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).


6. Decision Time:
The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3, 4 and 5 as noted above.


7. Screening for Prostrate Cancer:
The Parliament debated S1M-1122 in the name of Maureen Macmillan—That the Parliament supports the routine screening of middle aged men for early indications of prostate cancer, a disease which causes the second highest number of deaths from cancer among men in Scotland and which can be successfully treated if discovered at an early stage.


8. Ministerial Statement:
The First Minister made a statement on the developments in the fuel situation.


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


10. Ministerial Statement:
The First Minister made a statement on the Scottish Executive’s Programme.

The meeting closed at 6.05 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
14 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 14 September 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/320)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

 

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 September 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2000 (SSI 2000/318)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 14 September 2000

Health and Community Care Committee, 11th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 180)

 
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