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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 50 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 31 January 2001

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Ernest Levy, Member of the Jewish Clergy, led Time for Reflection.

2. Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill – Stage 1: The Deputy Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs moved S1M-1525—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 62, Against 15, Abstentions 27).

3. Outworking Bill – UK Legislation: The Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning and Gaelic moved S1M-1596—That the Parliament endorses the principle of tackling bogus outworking schemes by controlling the seeking or receipt of advance payments for the provision of work or of information about work opportunities as set out in the Outworking Bill and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Tricia Marwick moved amendment S1M-1596.1 to motion S1M-1596—

Leave out from "as set out" to end and insert—

"and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to bring forward legislation in Scotland to achieve these aims of the UK Outworking Bill."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 26, Against 79, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 81, Against 0, Abstentions 27).

4. Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill – Financial Resolution: The Minister for Finance and Local Government moved S1M-1580—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill, agrees to—

(a) the following expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund— (i) the expenses of the Scottish Ministers in consequence of the Act; and (ii) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of the Fund under or by virtue of any other enactment; and

(b) any payments made to the Scottish Ministers under the Act.

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

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2, 3 and 4 as noted above.

6. Borders Textile Industry: The Parliament debated S1M-1579 in the name of Ian Jenkins—That the Parliament notes with regret the loss of jobs in the textiles industry at the Murray Allan mill in Innerleithen; supports the efforts of local agencies working together to assist employees who have lost their jobs, and urges the Scottish Executive to report on progress to deliver aid to the sector and to resolve the threat posed to the industry by the ongoing trade dispute between Europe and the USA so that textiles manufacturing can look forward to a permanent place in the Borders economy.

The meeting closed at 5.43 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

31 January 2001

 

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 25 January 2001 for approval by resolution

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 25 January 2001 for approval by resolution

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2001

laid under the Budget (Scotland) Act 2000

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 25 January 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempt Fireplaces) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/16)

laid under the Clean Air Act 1993

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 29 January 2001 and is subject to annulment

The General Teaching Council (Scotland) Election Scheme 2001 Approval Order 2001 (SSI 2001/18)

laid under the Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 31 January 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Pension Sharing on Divorce) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/23)

laid under the Superannuation Act 1972

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 25 January 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scotland’s Budget Documents 2001-02: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill for the year ending 31 March 2002 (SE/2001/3)

National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland Account 1999-2000 (SE/2001/57)

New Directions: Report on the Review of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 (SE/2001/56)

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001 (SE/2001/64)

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 26 January 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Edinburgh’s Telford College: Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/25)—

Lauder College, Dunfermline: Annual Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2001/39)—

Stevenson College, Edinburgh: Financial Report for the 16 month period to 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/53)—

laid under the Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 29 January 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Ayr College: Report and Financial Statements for the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/12)—

Falkirk College of Further and Higher Education: Report and Financial Statements for the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/27)—

Glasgow College of Nautical Studies: Annual Review and Accounts for the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/31)—

South Lanarkshire College: Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/52)—

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

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 January 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Waste Management in Scottish hospitals: Report by the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS/2001/1)—

Angus College: Audit for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/10)

Cardonald College: Report and Financial Statements for the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/17)—

Glasgow College of Food and Technology: Consolidated Financial Statements for the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/30)—

Kilmarnock College: Report and Financial Statements for the 16 months ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/37)—

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

 

 

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 31 January 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Forestry Commission in Scotland 1999-2000 (SE/2001/2)

laid under the Forestry Act 1967

Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics 1998-99 (SE/2001/5)

Barony College: Financial Statements for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/14)—

Jewel and Esk Valley College: Financial Report for the period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/35)—

John Wheatley College: Audit for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/36)—

Motherwell College: Financial Statements for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/.2001/42)—

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

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2000 (SE/2001/66)

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 26 January 2001

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 4th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 258)

The following Report was published on 30 January 2001

Rural Development Committee, 1st Report 2001: Report on the Impact of Changing Employment Patterns in Rural Scotland (SP Paper 254)

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