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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 32 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 9 November 2000

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Social Justice made a statement on street homelessness in Glasgow.

2. NHS Governance and Accountability: The Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-1324—That the Parliament notes that improving governance and accountability arrangements is a core element of the work underway on NHS modernisation and calls on the Scottish Executive to ensure that meaningful and practical proposals for change are set out in the forthcoming Scottish Health Plan.

Nicola Sturgeon moved amendment S1M-1324.2 to motion S1M-1324—

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"and further notes that the formulation and implementation of such proposals for change must fully involve both staff and the public and that such changes must be adequately resourced if they are to be successful."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 44, Against 52, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

3. Business Motion: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1326—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 15 November 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Executive Debate on Social Justice

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1236 Ms Sandra White: Glasgow and West Coast of Scotland Rail Infrastructure

Thursday 16 November 2000

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Implications of the Chancellor’s Pre-budget Statement for the Scottish Executive

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1273 Mr Duncan McNeil: Compensation for Mesothelioma Sufferers

Wednesday 22 November 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Executive Debate on Domestic Abuse

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 23 November 2000

9.30 am Committee Business

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Continuation of Stage 1 Debate on the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) that the Transport and the Environment Committee reports to the Justice and Home Affairs Committee by 24 November 2000 on The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 2000; and

(c) that the Justice and Home Affairs Committee and the Rural Affairs Committee report to the Transport and the Environment Committee by 24 November 2000 on The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000.

The motion was agreed to.

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

5. Sport: The Minister for Environment, Sport and Culture moved S1M-1325—That the Parliament recognises the contribution that sport makes to a modern inclusive society, to health and full and enjoyable life and as a positive and attractive alternative, for young people especially, to anti-social activities and criminal behaviour; notes the outcome of the first review of Sport 21; restates its support for Sport 21: Nothing Left to Chance as the strategic basis for developing sport in Scotland; welcomes the outcome of the 2000 spending review for sport in Scotland; congratulates Team GB and the Scots in it on their performances in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and commends and supports the Scottish Executive’s bid to secure the 2009 Ryder Cup for Scotland, the home of golf.

Irene McGugan moved amendment S1M-1325.1 to motion S1M-1325—

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"accepting that the overall purposes of a sport policy should be to involve as many as possible, to encourage diversity, to sustain not only mainstream but also minority sports, including traditional Scottish sports, and to ensure a high level of international standard sporting excellence in Scotland."

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

Mr Brian Monteith moved amendment S1M-1325.2 to motion S1M-1325—

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"and urges the Executive to consider how it may best assist the objective of Euro 2008 being held in Scotland; recognises that sports such as swimming will require additional investment if participants are to realise their full potential; and calls upon the Scottish Executive to lobby Her Majesty's Government to use the ending of the Millennium Fund to return the share of lottery funds going towards sport in Scotland to the levels that existed when the share of National Lottery funding for sport, art, heritage and culture was 20% rather than the 16.7% that has been in place since the Labour Government introduced its New Opportunities Fund."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 44, Against 55, Abstentions 0).

The motion as amended was then agreed to (DT).

Accordingly, the Parliament resolved—That the Parliament recognises the contribution that sport makes to a modern inclusive society, to health and full and enjoyable life and as a positive and attractive alternative, for young people especially, to anti-social activities and criminal behaviour; notes the outcome of the first review of Sport 21; restates its support for Sport 21: Nothing Left to Chance as the strategic basis for developing sport in Scotland; welcomes the outcome of the 2000 spending review for sport in Scotland; congratulates Team GB and the Scots in it on their performances in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and commends and supports the Scottish Executive’s bid to secure the 2009 Ryder Cup for Scotland, the home of golf, accepting that the overall purposes of a sport policy should be to involve as many as possible, to encourage diversity, to sustain not only mainstream but also minority sports, including traditional Scottish sports, and to ensure a high level of international standard sporting excellence in Scotland.

6. Designation of Lead Committees: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1322—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committees—

The Justice and Home Affairs Committee to consider The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 2000.

The Transport and the Environment Committee to consider The draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) (No.2) Order 2000.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Approval of SSI: Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1323—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Train Operating Companies (Rateable Values) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2000 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 5, 6 and 7 as noted above.

9. Misuse of Alcohol: The Parliament debated S1M-1210 in the name of Donald Gorrie—That the Parliament agrees that everything possible should be done to ensure that alcohol abuse and the issues of health and violence arising from it receive greater attention, and urges the Executive to promote civilised social drinking and to reduce excessive and under age drinking through any means available, including administrative action, publicity, education and legislation.

The meeting closed at 5.38 pm.

 

 

 

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

9 November 2000

 

Appendix

(Note: this Appendix does not form part of the Minutes)

 

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 9 November 2000 for approval by resolution—

The Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2000

laid under the Scotland Act 1998

Note: The Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2000, which was laid on 8 November 2000, has been withdrawn

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 9 November 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Divorce etc. (Pensions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/392)

laid under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985

The Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Amendment) (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/393)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/394)

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/395)

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/396)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 9 November 2000—

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, 5th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 203)

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 10th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 211)

Health and Community Care Committee, 15th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 212)

 

 
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