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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 3, No. 10 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 20 June 2001

 


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

The meeting opened at 2.41 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Right Reverend John A Mone, Bishop of Paisley, led Time for Reflection.

2. Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2025—That the Parliament agrees that, at Stage 3 of the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated (each time limit being calculated from when Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods when the meeting is suspended)—

Group 1 and Group 2 – no later than 1 hour

Group 3 and Group 4 – no later than 1 hour 55 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 2 hours and 25 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

3. Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9.

The following amendments were agreed to by division—

1 (For 68, Against 16, Abstentions 23)

2 (For 72, Against 20, Abstentions 19)

3 (For 90, Against 3, Abstentions 18)

5 (For 90, Against 3, Abstentions 20)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

10 (For 41, Against 73, Abstentions 0)

11 (For 38, Against 77, Abstentions 0)

4. Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: Cathie Craigie moved S1M-2007—That the Parliament agrees that the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

5. Designation of Lead Committee: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2029—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

the Justice 2 Committee to consider the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/230).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

6. Motion without notice: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that S1M-2032 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-2032—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 20 June 2001 shall begin at 4.32 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

8. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 4 and 5 as noted above.

9. National Carers Week, 11-17 June 2001: The Parliament debated S1M-1976 in the name of Karen Whitefield—That the Parliament pledges its support to National Carers’ Week from 11 to 17 June 2001; acknowledges the huge contribution which carers make to society as the mainstay of care in the community; welcomes the publication of the report from the Scottish Carers’ Legislation Working Group and the ongoing consultation by the Scottish Executive on proposals for carers’ legislation; notes with concern the findings in the Carers’ National Association Scotland research document You can take him home now on carers’ experience of hospital discharge, and urges the Scottish Executive to consider the findings of that document during the formulation of its next Programme for Government and to work with health boards and organisations throughout Scotland to implement the recommendations made in the report and the research document.

The meeting closed at 5.22 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
20 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 18 June 2001 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/237)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 20 June 2001 for approval by resolution

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/241)

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 18 June 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Adoption of Children from Overseas (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/236)

laid under the Adoption Act 1978

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 19 June 2001 and is subject to annulment

The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/238)

laid under the Water (Scotland) Act 1980

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 June 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Youth Justice in Scotland: A baseline report by Audit Scotland

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 20 June 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Executive Response to the Audit Committee, 1st Report 2001: Overview of the National Health Service in Scotland (SE/2001/129)

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 15 June 2001—

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, 5th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 354)

Finance Committee, 8th Report 2001: Report on Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 359)

The following Report was published on 18 June 2001

Rural Development Committee, 8th Report 2001: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 361)

The following Report was published on 19 June 2001

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, 6th Report: Report on the Inquiry into the Impact of the New Economy Volumes 1 and 2 (SP Paper 355)

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