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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 46 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 17 January 2001

 


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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Most Reverend Bruce Cameron, Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, led Time for Reflection.

2. Change of Decision Time: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1552—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 17 January 2001 shall begin at 5.30 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Business Motion: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1551—That the Parliament agrees the following revisions to the Business Motion agreed on 11 January 2001—

Wednesday 17 January 2001

after "Executive Debate on the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill – UK Legislation", delete all and insert

followed by Debate on Convenership of Committees

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.30 pm Decision Time

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

The motion was agreed to.

4. Designation of Lead Committees: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1553—That the Parliament agrees that

the Health and Community Care Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill and that the Bill should also be considered by the Local Government Committee and by the Education, Culture and Sport Committee; and the Justice 1 Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1554—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

the Health and Community Care Committee to consider the Specified Risk Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/3) and the Specified Risk Material Order Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/4).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: Cathie Craigie moved S1M-1534—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill.

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

7. Health and Social Care Bill - UK Legislation: The Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-1529—That the Parliament endorses the principle of transferring to local authorities in Scotland the responsibility for the funding and care management of people in residential care and nursing homes with preserved rights to higher levels of income support as set out in the Health and Social Care Bill; also endorses the principle of introducing enabling powers to extend recognition to specific groups of healthcare professionals for the purposes of dispensing NHS prescriptions written by them and of determining the list of medicines and appliances which they may prescribe and which NHS community pharmacists may be paid for dispensing, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

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

8. Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill - UK Legislation: The Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-1527—That the Parliament endorses the need to ban tobacco advertising and promotion in Scotland as set out in the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill and agrees that the relevant provisions in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

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

9. Convenership of Committees: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1555—That the Parliament agrees that the Convener of the Justice 2 Committee be appointed from the Labour Party and that the Deputy Convener of the Justice 2 Committee be appointed from the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.

Tricia Marwick moved amendment S1M-1555.1 to motion S1M-1555—

Leave out from "the Convener" to end and insert—

"the founding principles of the Parliament as established by the Consultative Steering Group must not be undermined; that those principles have as their bedrock the fair representation of the parties in the Parliament, on parliamentary committees and in the role of Convener and Deputy Convener of those committees and therefore instructs the Parliamentary Bureau to bring forward a proposal to allocate the Convenership and Deputy Convenership of the Justice 2 Committee according to the system that has been successfully applied since the establishment of the Parliament and which has to date commanded all party support."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 37, Against 75, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to ((DT) For 73, Against 36, Abstentions 0).

10. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 as noted above.

11. Motion without notice: Janis Hughes moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended by 10 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

12. Acute Health Service Review in South Glasgow: The Parliament debated S1M-1474 in the name of Janis Hughes—That the Parliament notes the current review of acute hospital services in the south of Glasgow and believes that there should be an option appraisal of all the sites considered by Greater Glasgow Health Board as part of their consultation process.

The meeting closed at 6.30 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
17 January 2001

 

Appendix

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

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 16 January 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Strategy for Victims (SE/2001/6)

Scottish Strategy for Victims: Scottish Executive Action Plan (SE/2001/7)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 17 January 2001 for approval by resolution

Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Sheep (SE/2000/58)

 

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 12 January 2001

Health and Community Care Committee, 1st Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 251)

The following Report was published on 16 January 2001

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 1st Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 244)
 

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