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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 48 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 24 January 2001

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Right Reverend Dr Andrew R C McLellan, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Health and Community Care made a statement on long term care.

3. Proposal for a Protection from Abuse Bill: Alasdair Morgan, on behalf of the Justice 1 Committee, moved S1M-1392—That the Parliament agrees to the proposal for a Committee Bill under Rule 9.15 contained in the Justice and Home Affairs Committee’s 9th Report, 2000 (SP Paper 221).

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

4. Designation of Lead Committee: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1582—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committee—

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the draft Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2001;

the Justice 1 Committee to consider the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001; and

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the draft Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2001

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3 and 4 as noted above.

6. Funding of Glasgow’s Museums and Galleries: The Parliament debated S1M-1334 in the name of Pauline McNeill—That the Parliament is disappointed that Glasgow’s museums and galleries were left out of the new funding for the arts announced on 2 November 2000; considers that the omission of support for Glasgow in arts funding disregards Glasgow museums’ "special circumstances" as outlined in the Scottish Executive’s National Cultural Strategy; believes that Glasgow City Council’s cultural, social inclusion and educational strategy is second to none in Scotland; notes that the city’s museums are the most visited in the UK outside London and that Glasgow holds the greatest civic collection in Europe, all of this being funded by the council tax payers of Glasgow, and calls for the inequity in funding of museums in Scotland to be redressed and the east-west divide in arts funding to be ended.

The meeting closed at 5.52 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

24 January 2001

 

Appendix

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

 

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 19 January 2001

Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2001/02, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund, for the maximum amount of relevant expenditure for the purposes of section 94(5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65) and the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies; to make provision, for financial year 2002/03, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 26) (Budget Bill)

Introduced by: Angus MacKay

Supported by: Henry McLeish, Mr Jim Wallace, Mr Tom McCabe

Accompanying documents (SP Bill 26-AD) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 January 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Economic Report January 2001 (SE/2001/1)

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 23 January 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Audit Committee Report on Scottish Enterprise: Skillseekers Training for Young People – Response of the Scottish Executive to the Principal Recommendations (SE/2001/62)

The following documents were was laid before the Parliament on 23 January 2001 for approval by resolution—

Special Grant Report No.1 – Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2001/60)—

Special Grant Report No.2 – Special Grant for Scotland Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2001/61)—

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 24 January 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Dumfries and Galloway College: Report and Financial Statement for the period 1 April 1999 to 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/23)—

Stow College: Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/54)—

West Lothian College: 16 Month’s Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2001/55)—

laid under the Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Evaluation of Regional Selective Assistance 1991-95: Final Report (SE/2001/59)

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 19 January 2001

Finance Committee, 1st Report 2001: Report on Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (SP Paper 255)

The following Report was published on 22 January 2001

Transport and the Environment Committee, 2nd Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 257)

The following Reports were published on 23 January 2001—

Transport and the Environment Committee, 1st Report 2001: Report On Petition PE51 From Friends Of The Earth Scotland On Genetically Modified Organisms (SP Paper 253)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 3rd Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation, (SP Paper 256)

 

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