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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 3, No. 5 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 30 May 2001

 


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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Dr Alex Reid, Parliamentary Officer for the Baha’i Council for Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Business Motion: Tricia Marwick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1977—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill be allocated as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins)—

Group 1 to Group 3 – no later than 50 minutes

Group 4 to Group 8 – no later than 1 hour 20 minutes

Group 9 to Group 15 – no later than 2 hours

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Designation of Lead Committee: Tricia Marwick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1973—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Sex Offenders (Notification Requirements) (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/190).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 1, 14, 15, 2, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 41, 3, 4, 5, 6, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 7, 8, 29, 9, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 11, 12, 38, 13, 39.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

16 (For 65, Against 14, Abstentions 0)

40 (For 67, Against 14, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

44 (For 14, Against 63, Abstentions 0)

46 (For 19, Against 62, Abstentions 0)

Amendment 43 was moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

5. Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-1941—That the Parliament agrees that the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 59, Against 1, Abstentions 12).

6. Motion without notice: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that S1M-1980 be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Decision Time: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1980—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 30 May 2001 shall begin at 4.33 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

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

9. Chester Street Insurance Holdings Ltd.: The Parliament debated S1M-1927 in the name of Des McNulty—That the Parliament welcomes the successful outcome of the campaign at Westminster led by Clydebank MP Tony Worthington on behalf of asbestos disease sufferers affected by the collapse of Chester Street Insurance Holdings Ltd; congratulates Chancellor Gordon Brown and Scottish Secretary Helen Liddell on their role in hammering out a deal between Her Majesty’s Treasury and the insurance companies to ensure that compensation is paid; notes that asbestos-related disease has led to more than 1,800 deaths in Scotland since 1997, and believes that the Scottish Executive can assist in preventing further distress to sufferers and their families by doing everything within its power to ensure that legal actions relating to compensation claims are not subject to delays in the Scottish courts.

The meeting closed at 5.04 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

30 May 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 30 May 2001 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/195)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 29 May 2001

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 22nd Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 340)

The following Report was published on 30 May 2001

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 23rd Report 2001: Delegated Powers Scrutiny, Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2 (SP Paper 343)

 
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