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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 54 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 14 February 2001

 

 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Councillor Reverend Elizabeth J Wardlaw, Minister of Hermitage United Free Church, Leith, led Time for Reflection.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs made a statement on a teaching profession for the 21st Century.

3. Health and Community Care Committee Report on the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland: Margaret Smith, on behalf of the Health and Community Care Committee, moved S1M-1639—That the Parliament notes, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to act upon, the recommendations contained within the 16th Report 2000 by the Health and Community Care Committee, Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland (SP Paper 219).

The Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care moved amendment S1M-1639.1 to motion S1M-1639—

Leave out from "and calls upon" to end and insert—

"and welcomes the recommendations contained within the 16th Report 2000 by the Health and Community Care Committee, Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland (SP Paper 219) and further notes the announcement made by the Executive on 25 January 2001 and the establishment of the Care Development Group regarding the care for older people."

After debate, the amendment was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 60, Against 49, Abstentions 0).

The motion as amended was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 62, Against 17, Abstentions 31).

Accordingly, the Parliament resolved—That the Parliament notes and welcomes the recommendations contained within the 16th Report 2000 by the Health and Community Care Committee, Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland (SP Paper 219) and further notes the announcement made by the Executive on 25 January 2001 and the establishment of the Care Development Group regarding the care for older people.

4. Business Motion: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1659—That the Parliament agrees the following revisions to the Business Motion agreed on 8 February 2001—

Thursday 15 February 2001

(a) delete

"9.30 am Scottish National Party Debate on Education"

and insert

"9.30 am Debate on Motion of No Confidence

followed by Scottish National Party Debate on Education"

and (b) after

"3.30 pm Executive Debate on Children’s Services"

delete

"followed by Executive Motion on the Culture and Recreation – UK Legislation"

The motion was agreed to.

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Mr Tavish Scott, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1660—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the European Communities (Matrimonial Jurisdiction and Judgments) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/36) and the draft Civil Defence (Scotland) Order 2000.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

7. Debt Advice and Debt Awareness Day: The Parliament debated S1M-1569 in the name of Fiona Hyslop—That the Parliament notes with concern the alarmingly high levels of consumer debt in Lothian; notes that this is indicative of the situation across all of Scotland; recognises the invaluable work of Scotland’s Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) in dealing with over 34,000 new cases of consumer debt in Scotland last year; gives backing to the CAB Services Debt Awareness Day on 14 February 2001 warning of the scale and danger of consumer debt; condemns the irresponsible marketing techniques that entice people to borrow beyond their means, especially those on low incomes, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to invest in independent advice agencies which are at the front-line in tackling debt and poverty issues in Scotland.

8. Motion without notice: Winnie Ewing moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended by up to 30 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 6.02 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

14 February 2001

 

Appendix

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

 

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 14 February 2001 for approval by resolution—

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2001

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987

The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001—

The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001—

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

Limited Liability Partnerships (Scotland) Regulations 2001

laid under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 14 February 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/37)

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 14 February 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

The Housing Support Grant Order 2001-02: Report by Scottish Ministers (SE/2001/71)

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987

British Potato Council: Stimulating, Development and Promoting the British Potato Industry – Report and Accounts 1999-2000 (SE/2001/72)

laid under the Scotland Act 1998

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 9 February 2001

Finance Committee, 2nd Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 270)

The following Report was published on 12 February 2001

Justice 1 Committee, 1st Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 271)

The following Report was published on 13 February 2001

Transport and the Environment Committee, 3rd Report 2001: Report On Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 272

 
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