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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Vol. 3, No. 13 Session 1

Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 28 June 2001

 


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

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1: Alasdair Morgan, on behalf of the Justice 1 Committee, moved S1M-1994—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill.

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

2. 2002/03 Budget Process: Mike Watson, on behalf of the Finance Committee, moved S1M-2042—That the Parliament notes the 10th Report, 2001 of the Finance Committee, Stage 1 of the 2002/03 Budget Process (SP Paper 364) and commends the recommendations to the Scottish Executive.

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

3. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Finance and Local Government made a statement on the Scottish Budget.

4. Suspension of meeting: The meeting was suspended from 12.00 pm until 12.11 pm.

5. Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2046—That the Parliament agrees

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 5 September 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members Business

Thursday 6 September 2001

9.30 am Committee Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Ministers Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members Business

Wednesday 12 September 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members Business

Thursday 13 September 2001

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Ministers 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 10 September 2001 on the draft International Criminal Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2001.

The motion was agreed to.

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

7. New Opportunities Fund: The Deputy Minister for Sport, the Arts and Culture moved S1M-2043—That the Parliament welcomes the New Opportunities Fund’s commitment to social inclusion, equality and diversity and to working in partnership with other agencies and organisations at a national and local level; endorses the priorities identified by the Scottish Executive for the third round of initiatives; welcomes the Fund’s intention to join the small-scale grants Awards for All scheme in Scotland; further welcomes the contribution which New Opportunities Fund funding will make to reinvigorating sport in schools, increasing community use of school based sports facilities and providing attractive alternatives for young people to criminal and anti-social behaviour, and notes with approval that the Fund is currently consulting widely on the detailed arrangements for delivering these initiatives.

Michael Russell moved amendment S1M-2043.1 to motion S1M-2043—

Leave out from "endorses" to first "initiatives" and insert—

"notes that the priorities identified by the Scottish Executive are merely consultative and not binding on the New Opportunities Fund; believes that on matters devolved to the Parliament, the New Opportunities Fund should take its instructions from the Scottish Executive and not from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport;"

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 36, Against 81, Abstentions 0).

Mr David Mundell moved amendment S1M-2043.2 to motion S1M-2043—

Leave out from "endorses" to end and insert—

"and further notes the arbitrary movement of lottery funding away from community-based projects and from support for Scotland’s vital voluntary sector."

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 52, Against 65, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to ((DT) by division: For 67, Against 0, Abstentions 50).

8. Approval of SSIs: Fiona Hyslop, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2056—That the Parliament agrees that the following instruments be approved—

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

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

the Farm Business Development (Scotland) Scheme 2001 (SSI 2001/202).

The motion was agreed to (DT).

9. Membership of Committees: Fiona Hyslop, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-2052—That the Parliament agrees that the following members be appointed to committees—

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton to replace Phil Gallie on the Justice 1 Committee;

Jamie McGrigor to replace Alex Johnstone on the Rural Development Committee;

Phil Gallie to replace John Scott on the Public Petitions Committee;

Bill Aitken to replace Lyndsay McIntosh on the Justice 2 Committee;

Lyndsay McIntosh to replace Bill Aitken on the Social Justice Committee and to replace Jamie McGrigor on the Equal Opportunities Committee; and

John Scott to replace Murray Tosh on the Transport and the Environment Committee.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

10. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 as noted above.

11. Endometriosis: The Parliament debated S1M-1970 in the name of Miss Annabel Goldie—That the Parliament notes the debilitating effect which endometriosis has upon many women in Scotland; acknowledges the need for greater awareness of this disease amongst the general public and the medical profession, and encourages greater co-operation between relevant organisations and individuals to facilitate the early diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.

The meeting closed at 5.36 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
28 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 28 June 2001 for approval by resolution

The Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) (Scotland) Scheme 2001

laid under the Fisheries Act 1981

The following instruments were laid in draft before the Parliament on 28 June 2001 for approval by resolution—

The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Prescribed Proceedings) Amendment Regulations 2001—

The Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2001—

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 28 June 2001 and are subject to annulment—

The Plant Health (Great Britain) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/249)—

The Beef Labelling (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/252)—

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001 (SSI 2001/250)

laid under the Sea Fish Conservation Act 1967

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 28 June 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Economic Report: June 2001 (SE/2001/119)

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission: Second Annual Report and Accounts for the period 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001 (SE/2001/140)

laid under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Industrial Development Act 1982: Annual Report 2000-01 (SE/2001/141)

laid under the Industrial Development Act 1982

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