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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 39 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 6 December 2000

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Alison Fuller, Rector of St Columba’s by the Castle Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1429—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill be allotted as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins)—

Group 1 to Group 2 – no later than 1 hour 55 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 2 hours 25 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

3. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

Amendment 1 was agreed to (without division).

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division):

2 (For 36, Against 71, Abstentions 0)

3 (For 38, Against 65, Abstentions 2)

4. Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: Tommy Sheridan moved S1M-1401—That the Parliament agrees that the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill be passed.

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

5. Suspension of meeting: The meeting was suspended from 4.57 pm until

5.00 pm.

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

7. Glasgow Light Rail Scheme: The Parliament debated S1M-1286 in the name of Tommy Sheridan—That the Parliament believes that the construction of a light rail scheme in Glasgow would provide enormous benefits to the city in relation to jobs, improving the environment, tackling congestion and related pollution and regenerating the city as a tourist attraction; resolves therefore to reappraise urgently the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive’s private legislation proposal for a light rail scheme promoted in 1994 but rejected by four Parliamentary Commissioners, appointed under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, in 1996, and agrees that this matter deserves to be investigated by the Minister for Transport and the Environment immediately.

The meeting closed at 5.30 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
6 December 2000

 

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 4 December 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2000 (SSI 2000/434)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation (No.5) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/435)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation Order 2000 (SSI 2000/436)—

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 6 December 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

United Kingdom Sports Council Lottery Distribution Account 1999-2000(SE 2000/218)

Statistics Release: Homicides in Scotland in 1999 (SE 2000/222)

 

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 4 December 2000—

Transport and the Environment Committee, 14th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 229)

Justice and Home Affairs Committee, 10th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 230)

Rural Affairs Committee, 10th Report 2000: Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 231)

The following Report was published on 5 December 2000

Audit Committee, 6th Report 2000: Report on the new Scottish Parliament Building (SP Paper 227)

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