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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 3, No. 7 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 6 June 2001

 


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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: Professor William Storrar, Director, Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh, led Time for Reflection.

2. Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill – Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1991—That the Parliament agrees that, on Wednesday 6 June, the meeting of the Committee of the Whole Parliament to take Stage 2 of the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill should begin immediately the first meeting of the Parliament that day has closed and end no later than 3.30 pm, and that at the second meeting of the Parliament, consideration of Stage 3 of the Bill should end by 4.00 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1990—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill and that the Bill should also be considered by the Finance Committee, the Justice 1 Committee and the Justice 2 Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Approval of SSI: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1989—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Finance (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2001 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-1993—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 13 June 2001

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Oath Taking

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

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

7.00 pm Decision Time

Thursday 14 June 2001

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Procedures Committee Debate on its Reports on Written Parliamentary Questions and Changes to Standing Orders

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 – debate on the subject of S1M-1937 Cathy Jamieson: Adult Learners’ Week

Wednesday 20 June 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 21 June 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party 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

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 2.35 pm.

A second meeting opened at 2.38 pm.

6. Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill – Stage 3: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Local Government moved S1M-1981—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Local Authorities (Tendering) Bill be passed.

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

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

8. Motion without notice: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that S1M-1995 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 Wednesday 6 June 2001 shall begin at 3.48 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 3, 4 and 6 as noted above.

11. Prescription Charge Exemption for Severe and Enduring Mental Illness: The Parliament debated S1M-1783 in the name of Brian Adam—That the Parliament welcomes Mental Health Week in the second week in April; notes the omission of severe and enduring mental illness from the scope of the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 1974; expresses concern at the incidence of suicide amongst high-risk groups identified in the Mental Welfare Commission Annual Report 1999-2000, and agrees with the conclusion of the Millan report that essential medication for chronic mental conditions is fundamental to successful care in the community.

The meeting closed at 4.15 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
6 June 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 (S.13))

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

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 5 June 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/207)

laid under the Water (Scotland) Act 1980 and the European Communities Act 1972

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

The Plant Protection Products Amendment (No.2) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/202)

laid under the Finance Act 1973 and the European Communities Act 1972

The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/206)

laid under the Control of Pollution Act 1974

The Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/209)

laid under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995

The Education (Student Loans) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/210)

laid under the Education (Student Loans) Act 1990

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 1 June 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Central College of Commerce Board of Management: Report and Financial Statements 1999-2000 (SE/200118)

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

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 1 June 2001

Standards Committee, 3rd Report 2001: Report on Complaint Concerning the Unauthorised Disclosure of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee Draft Report on Special Educational Needs (SP Paper 339)

The following Consultation Paper was published on 1 June 2001

Standards Committee Consultation Paper: Statutory Registration of Commercial Lobbyists (SP Paper 345)

The following Reports were published on 6 June 2001—

Justice 2 Committee, 7th Report 2001: Stage 1 Report on the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 348)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 25th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 349)

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