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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 3, No. 9 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 14 June 2001

 


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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-1838—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill.

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

2. International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill – Financial Resolution: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Local Government moved S1M-1833—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund of the expenses of the Scottish Ministers in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

3. Written Parliamentary Questions and Changes to Standing Orders: Mr Murray Tosh, on behalf of the Procedures Committee, moved S1M-2002 —That the Parliament accepts

(a) the terms of the 2nd Report, 2001 of the Procedures Committee, Report into the Volume of Written Parliamentary Questions and the Scottish Executive’s Speed of Response, and Related Matters (SP Paper 346); agrees to amend the Standing Orders in terms of the amendment set out in Annexe F to the Report, and agrees that this amendment should come into force on 15 June 2001; and

(b) the terms of the 3rd Report, 2001 of the Procedures Committee, Changes to the Standing Orders of the Parliament (SP Paper 347); agrees to amend the Standing Orders in terms of the amendments set out in Annexe A to the Report, and agrees that these amendments should come into force on 15 June 2001.

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

4. Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2004—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

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 - debate on the subject of S1M-1976 Karen Whitefield: National Carers’ Week: 11-17 June 2001

Thursday 21 June 2001

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Debate on Holyrood Project

followed by Motion on Members’ Allowances

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1959 Donald Gorrie: Young Carers

Wednesday 27 June 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1740 Michael Matheson: Lung Disease in Scotland

Thursday 28 June 2001

9.30 am Committee Business

followed by Ministerial Statement

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-1970 Miss Annabel Goldie: Endometriosis

The motion was agreed to.

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

6. Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy: Hugh Henry, on behalf of the European Committee, moved S1M-2006—That the Parliament notes the 3rd Report, 2001 of the European Committee, Reforming the Common Fisheries Policy: A Blueprint for Negotiations (SP Paper 330) and commends the Report’s recommendations to the Scottish Executive.

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

7. Approval of SSIs: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2005—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/195) be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 as noted above.

9. Adult Learners’ Week: The Parliament debated S1M-1937 in the name of Cathy Jamieson—That the Parliament recognises Adult Learners’ Week between 12 and 18 May 2001; supports the goal of making lifelong learning a central theme of working life; commends the work done by the trade union movement in promoting learning and training opportunities in the workplace, and asks the Scottish Executive to continue with its work in creating a culture of lifelong learning among the people of Scotland.

The meeting closed at 5.37 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
14 June 2001

 

Appendix

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

Committee Reports

The following Reports are being published on 14 June 2001—

Finance Committee, 7th Report 2001: Report on Resource Accounting and Budgeting (SP Paper 357)

Transport and the Environment Committee, 8th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 358)

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