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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 45 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 11 January 2001

 

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Business Motion: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1518—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill be allocated 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)—

Groups 1 and 2 – no later than 1 hour

Groups 3 and 4 – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes

Group 5 to Group 8 – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 3 hours.

After debate, the motion was agreed to.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning made a statement on the Scottish Executive response to the Career Services Review.

3. Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

Amendment 12 was agreed to (by division: For 59, Against 41, Abstentions 0).

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

2 (For 13, Against 84, Abstentions 0)

3 (For 38, Against 56, Abstentions 0)

11 (For 14, Against 79, Abstentions 0)

5 (For 14, Against 83, Abstentions 1)

6 (For 40, Against 58, Abstentions 0)

7 (For 16, Against 84, Abstentions 0)

10 (For 15, Against 80, Abstentions 0)

14 (For 26, Against 68, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were moved, and with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn: 1, 1A

Other amendments were not moved or pre-empted.

4. Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill: The Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs moved S1M-1502—That the Parliament agrees that the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Richard Lochhead moved amendment S1M-1502.1 to motion S1M-1502—

Insert at end—

"and notes that the measures for the conservation of salmon which the Bill will allow are limited in nature; urges the Scottish Executive to bring forward an action plan designed to conserve salmon in all phases of their life cycle, and recommends that, as the existing corpus of statute law relating to salmon fishing and conservation is both complex and fragmented, a Consolidation Bill be brought forward as soon as practicable."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 33, Against 75, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 93, Against 16, Abstentions 0).

5. Business Motion: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1520—That the Parliament agrees

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 17 January 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

followed by Executive Debate on the Health and Social Care Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Executive Debate on the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1474 Janis Hughes: Acute Health Service Review in South Glasgow

Thursday 18 January 2001

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

12.15 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.00 pm Executive Debate on the International Criminal Court Bill – UK Legislation

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on the Scottish Strategy for Victims

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1454 Alex Neil: Hepatitis C

Wednesday 24 January 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Committee Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 25 January 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

12.15 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Stage 1 Debate on the Budget (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1506 David Mundell: Robert Burns

and (b) that the Rural Development Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 2 February 2001 on the Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No.2) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/449) and on the Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/453).

The motion was agreed to.

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

7. Stalking and Harassment: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-1515—That the Parliament welcomes the work undertaken by the Scottish Executive to review the law on stalking and harassment; notes the completion of the consultation exercise carried out in 2000 and endorses the Scottish Executive’s proposals for strengthening the law, procedures and practice in this area.

Roseanna Cunningham moved amendment S1M-1515.1 to motion S1M-1515—

Leave out from "and endorses" to end.

After debate, Roseanna Cunningham sought leave to withdraw the amendment. Agreed to.

Phil Gallie moved amendment S1M-1515.2 to motion S1M-1515—

Leave out "endorses the Scottish Executive’s proposals" and insert—

"will endorse practical proposals".

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 16, Against 59, Abstentions 30).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

8. Designation of Lead Committee: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1519—That the Parliament agrees that the Social Justice Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Housing (Scotland) Bill and that the Bill should also be considered by the Local Government Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 4, 7 and 8 as noted above.

 

 

 

10. Motion without notice: Lloyd Quinan moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Agreed to.

10. Autistic Spectrum Disorder: The Parliament debated S1M-1436 in the name of Lloyd Quinan—That the Parliament notes that the incidence of Autistic Spectrum Disorder has rapidly increased in the last ten years; further notes the challenge faced by parents, carers and organisations such as the Strathclyde Autistic Society regarding the lack of appropriate provision, and urges rapid action to address and rectify the current situation.

The meeting closed at 6.14 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

11 January 2001

 

Appendix

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

 

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 11 January 2001 and is subject to annulment

The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/6)

laid under the National Assistance Act 1948

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 11 January 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Scottish Hospital Trust Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2000 (SE/2001/8)

laid under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

 

 

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