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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 52 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 7 February 2001

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Sister Patricia O’Brien, Roman Catholic Pastoral Worker in Glenrothes, led Time for Reflection.

2. Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001: The Minister for Finance and Local Government moved S1M-1598—That the Parliament approves the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 61, Against 30, Abstentions 16).

3. Criminal Justice and Police Bill – UK Legislation: The Deputy Minister for Justice moved S1M-1618—That the Parliament notes the provisions on information disclosure for criminal proceedings and powers of seizure contained in Parts II and III of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill currently before the UK Parliament; recognises the practical value of consistency across the United Kingdom for information disclosure for criminal investigation, and for powers of seizure as they relate to certain United Kingdom bodies and local authority officials, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in this Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament; further notes that the Bill allows certain warrants issued in England and Wales to be executed in Scotland, recognises the importance of mutual execution of warrants for law enforcement, and agrees that the relevant provision to achieve this end in this Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 76, Against 0, Abstentions 32).

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

5. 2001: UN Year of Volunteering: The Parliament debated S1M-1478 in the name of Cathie Peattie—That the Parliament notes that 2001 is the United Nations International Year of Volunteering; further notes that the year can facilitate the sharing of ideas, good practice and information about volunteering, community empowerment and the development of active citizenship within democratic systems; encourages all MSPs to take part in volunteering activity throughout the year through organisations such as the Falkirk Volunteer Network, and invites the Scottish Executive to mark the year appropriately.

The meeting closed at 5.47 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
7 February 2001

 

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 for approval by resolution

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise Area of Operation (Scotland) Order 2001

laid under the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Central Borders) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/25)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Stewartry) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/26)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Argyll Islands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/27)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Machair of the Uists and Benbecula, Barra and Vatersay) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/28)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Shetland Islands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/29)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Breadalbane) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/30)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Western Southern Uplands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/31)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Central Southern Uplands) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/32)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Cairngorms Straths) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/33)—

The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Loch Lomond) Designation Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/34)—

laid under of the Agriculture Act 1986

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 7 February 2001 and is subject to annulment

The European Communities (Matrimonial Jurisdiction and Judgments) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/36)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

 

Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 5 February 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Partial Revocation (No.2) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/24)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 2 February 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Audit Committee 6th Report 2000: New Scottish Parliament Building – Response of the Scottish Executive (SP Paper 63)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Clackmannan College: Financial Statements for the 16 month period ending 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/19)—

Clydebank College: Annual Report and Accounts for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/20)—

Cumbernauld College: Report and Financial Statements of the Board of Management for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/22)—

Dundee College: Report of the Board of Management and Financial Statements for the 16 month period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/24)—

Glasgow College of Building and Printing: Report and Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2001/29)—

Oatridge Agricultural College: Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 July 2000 (SE/2001/46)—

laid under section 22(4) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Contingent Liability: Clinical Trial of blood products produced by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Fractionation Centre – Minute by the Scottish Executive (SE/2001/68)

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 2 February 2001

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 2nd Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 263)

The following Reports were published on 6 February 2001—

European Committee, 1st Report 2001: Initial Report on the Application and Project Appraisal Process for European Structural Funds (1st round of the 2000-2006 period) (SP Paper 259)

Education, Culture and Sport Committee, 3rd Report, 2001: Report on Inquiry into Special Educational Needs (SP Paper 264)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 6th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 265)

The following Reports were published on 7 February 2001—

European Committee, 2nd Report 2001: Report into the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (SP Paper 260)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 7th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 266)

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