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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 2, No. 58 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 7 March 2001

 


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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Mrs Ann Allen, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Board of Social Responsibility, led Time for Reflection.

2. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: The Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-1523—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill.

Mary Scanlon moved amendment S1M-1523.1 to motion S1M-1523—

Insert at end—

"but, in so doing, expresses its reservations about the level of charges and consequential supply of services."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 17, Against 64, Abstentions 30).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

3. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill – Financial Resolution: The Minister for Finance and Local Government moved S1M-1638—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the following expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund –

(a) expenditure of the Scottish Administration in consequence of the Act; and

(b) increases attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of that Fund under any other enactment.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

5. Strategy to Tackle Sexual Abuse: The Parliament debated S1M-1564 in the name of Marilyn Livingstone—That the Parliament recognises the complex, devastating and long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse; acknowledges the requirement for adequately funded services and clear care pathways for survivors, and invites the Scottish Executive to set out its plans to develop and implement a national strategy to address the social, health and legal implications of sexual abuse and its impact on our society as a whole.

The meeting closed at 5.50 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
7 March 2001

 

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 5 March 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/57)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The Export Restrictions (Foot and Mouth Disease) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/61)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 6 March 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Discontinuance of Legalised Police Cells (Portree) Rules 2001 (SSI 2001/64)

laid under the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

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

The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/62)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 5 March 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Coatbridge College: Report of the Board of Management and Financial Statements for the 16 months ended 31 July 2001 (SE/2001/21)

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

Contingent Liability: Contract to Transfer Technology from the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service to the Egyptian Organisation for the Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) which is owned by the Egyptian Government (SE/2001/73)

Progress Report on Consideration of Case for Priority Base4d Dispatch (SE/2001/75)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 7 March 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Law Commission: Thirty-Fifth Annual Report 2000 (SE/2001/70)

laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967: Shellfish Orders and Applications 2000 (SE/2001/85)

laid under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 2 March 2001—

Standards Committee, 1st Report 2001: Report on Complaints Concerning the Unauthorised Disclosure of the Health and Community Care Committee’s Report into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland (SP Paper 276)

Health and Community Care Committee, 4th Report 2001: Report on Stage 1 of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 280)

Justice 2 Committee, 2nd Report 2001: Report on The Civil Defence (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SP Paper 282)

The following Reports are being published on 7 March 2001—

Finance Committee, 3rd Report 2001: Report on the Housing (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 284)

Finance Committee, 4th Report 2001: Report on the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 285)

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