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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 3, No. 6 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 31 May 2001

 


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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1979—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Regulation of Care (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 4 – no later than 45 minutes

Group 5 to Group 10 – no later than 1 hour 45 minutes

Group 11 to Group 13 – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Group 14 to Group 16 – no later than 3 hours

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 3 hours 30 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

2. Suspension of Standing Orders: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1975—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of the Standing Orders be suspended for the duration of the Meeting of the Parliament on Wednesday 13 June 2001.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Housing (Scotland) Bill - Order of Consideration: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1974—That the Parliament agrees that amendments at Stage 3 of the Housing (Scotland) Bill be disposed of by reference to the following order of consideration: sections in the order in which they arise in the Bill, each schedule after the sections which introduce it, and the long title last.

The motion was agreed to.

4. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 78, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 79, 65, 66, 67, 68 and 69.

Amendment 34 was agreed to (by division: For 53, Against 40, Abstentions 0).

Amendment 76 was disagreed to (by division: For 37, Against 54, Abstentions 0).

The following amendments were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn: 72, 75.

Other amendments were not moved.

5. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1972—That the Parliament agrees

(a) the following programme of business:

Wednesday 6 June 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Business Motion

followed by Committee of the Whole Parliament: Stage 2 Debate on the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill

followed by, no

later than 4.00 pm Question Time

followed by, no

later than 4.40 pm First Minister's Question Time

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1783 Brian Adam: Prescription Charge Exemption for Severe and Enduring Mental Illness


Wednesday 13 June 2001

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill

2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill

7.00 pm Decision Time


Thursday 14 June 2001

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 11 June 2001 on the Sex Offenders (Notification Requirements) (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/190)

The motion was agreed to.

6. Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister and other Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

7. Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Minister for Health and Community Care moved S1M-1965—That the Parliament agrees that the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

8. Motion without notice: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that S1M-1982 be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

The motion was agreed to.

9. Decision Time: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1982—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Thursday 31 May 2001 shall begin at 4.08 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 7 as noted above.

11. Proposed Cuts to the Scottish Regiments: The Parliament debated S1M-1932 in the name of David McLetchie—That the Parliament believes that the proposed substantial cuts to the size of both the regular army and the Territorial Army will undermine the efficiency and morale of the British armed forces, damage our military capability and threaten the future of Scotland’s historic frontline regiments.

The meeting closed at 4.50 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
31 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 31 May 2001 for approval by resolution

The Farm Business Development (Scotland) Scheme 2001

laid under the Agriculture Act 1970

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 31 May 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Designation of Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/199)

laid under the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

The Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order of Council 2001 (SI 2002/2005)

laid under the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 and the Scotland Act 1998

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 31 May 2001—

Local Government Committee, 10th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 342)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 24th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 344)

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