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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 44 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 10 January 2001

 

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Sheila Blount, Minister of Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Parish Church, led Time for Reflection.

2. Designation of Lead Committee: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1514—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

the Health and Community Care Committee to consider the Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No.2) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/449) and the Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/453).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

3. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs made a statement on the progress on implementing the McCrone Report in respect of teachers’ pay and conditions.

4. Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill: Mr Adam Ingram moved S1M-1367—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill.

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

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

6. Scottish Borders Labour Force: The Parliament debated S1M-1500 in the name of Euan Robson—That the Parliament notes the recent studies which have shown that a skills shortage is likely to develop in the labour force in the Scottish Borders in the next few years, creating particular challenges for traditional industries such as textiles and also for the construction industry, and therefore urges all relevant agencies to develop plans for training, retraining and upskilling, which will also assist in attracting high technology inward investors to broaden the base of the Borders’ economy and in expanding attractive job opportunities for young people near their home localities.

The meeting closed at 5.39 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

10 January 2001

 

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 8 January 2001 for approval by resolution—

The Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2001

laid under the Court of Session Act 1988

The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2001—

The Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001—

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 21 December 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Agricultural Business Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/448)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 22 December 2000 and is subject to annulment

The Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No.2) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/449)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 3 January 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/453)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972 and the Agriculture Act 1970

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 8 January 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 2000 (SI 2000/3250)

laid under the Scotland Act 1998

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 9 January 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Cattle (Identification of Older Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/1)—

The Specified Risk Material Order Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/4)—

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/3)

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 21 December 2000 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2000 (SSI 2000/446)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 21 December 2000 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland 1998-99 (SE/2000/215)

Scottish Qualifications Authority Annual Report 1999-2000 (SE/2000/228)

laid under the Education (Scotland) Act 1996

SPCB Papers

The following documents were published on 21 December 2000—

Annual Report 2000 of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 245)

Scottish Parliament Statistics 2000 (SP Paper 246)

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 5 January 2001

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 48th Report 2000: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 247)

 

 

The following Reports were published on 10 January 2001—

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 1st Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 249)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 2nd Report 2001: Delegated Powers Scrutiny, Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 250)

 

Jennifer Smart

Clerk to the Committee

 

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