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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 24 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 4 October 2000

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Very Reverend Dr David Steel of the Church of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Rural Affairs made a statement on the Integrated Administration and Control System Appeals Mechanism.

3. Consideration of Report on petition PE14 from the Carbeth Hutters' Association: Gordon Jackson, on behalf of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee, moved S1M-1228—That the Parliament notes the content and recommendations of the 3rd Report, 2000, of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee on petition PE14 from the Carbeth Hutters’ Association.

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

4. Register of Members’ Staff Interests: Mr Mike Rumbles, on behalf of the Standards Committee, moved S1M-1217—That the Parliament agrees to the establishment of a Register of Members’ Staff Interests as set out in the appendices to the Standards Committee 3rd Report, 2000 and agrees that the provisions contained in those appendices shall apply to all MSPs as of 23 October 2000; that the provisions shall form an annexe to the Code of Conduct for Members and that the annexe shall be published for sale in hard copy and made available on the Parliament’s website.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 67, Against 2, Abstentions 7).

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

6. 25th Anniversary of Establishment of Local Health Councils: The Parliament debated S1M-1140 in the name of Patricia Ferguson—That the Parliament notes that the year 2000 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Scotland’s local health councils; congratulates the staff and lay members who have served the public through these councils during that time and recognises the important role that the councils have played in giving the patient an effective voice in the decision making processes of the NHS.

The meeting closed at 5.29 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

4 October 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 29 September 2000 for approval by resolution

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Notification of Authorisations etc.) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/340)

laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 29 September 2000 and are subject to annulment—

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/343)

laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000

The Specified Risk Material Order Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/344)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/345)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The Education and Training (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/342)

laid under the Education and Training (Scotland) Act 2000

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 3 October 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/347)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

 

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 29 September 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2000 (SI 2000/2665)

laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 4 October 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation (No.2) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/346)

laid under section 1(10) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 28 September 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration Annual Report 1999-2000 (SP Paper 184)

laid under the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Complaints of Maladministration) Order 1999

Health Service Commissioner for Scotland Annual Report 1999-2000 (SP Paper 185)

laid under the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993 as amended by the Health Service Commissioners Act 1996 and the Scotland Act 1998

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions Consultation Paper: Control of Noise From Civil Aircraft (SE/2000/184)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 2 October 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Damages under the Human Rights Act 1998: Report by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission (SE/2000/190)

laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 3 October 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Modernising the Complaints System: Consultation on Public Sector Ombudsmen in Scotland (SE/2000/84)

 

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 29 September 2000—

Standards Committee, 4th Report 2000: Report on Models of Investigation of Complaints (SP Paper 186)

Audit Committee, 5th Report 2000: Report on The Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme (SP Paper 189)

Health and Community Care Committee, 12th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 190)

The following Report was published on 2 October 2000

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 9th Report 2000: Report into Sport in Schools (SP Paper 191)

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