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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 3, No 46 Session 1

Wednesday 23 January 2002

 
 

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Right Reverend Brian A Smith, Bishop of Edinburgh, Scottish Episcopal Church, led Time for Reflection.

2. Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill - Stage 1: The Minister for Finance and Public Services moved S1M-2626—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill.

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

3. Ministerial Statement on Euro 2008: The First Minister made a statement on the European Football Championship in 2008.

4. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 2 as noted above.

5. Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: The Parliament debated S1M-2402 in the name of Alex Fergusson—That the Parliament notes the privately funded research to be carried out by Dr Derek Pheby in Bristol, and that being carried out by Dr Vance Spence in Dundee, into the factors which may be involved in the development of severe myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME); recognises that ME is a condition growing in incidence among both adults and children in Scotland, and considers that the Scottish Executive should take the lead within the UK by commissioning further research under the remit of the NHS into the causes of, and cures for, this debilitating condition.

6. Motion without notice: Alex Fergusson moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended until 6.00 pm

The meeting closed at 6.01 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

23 January 2002

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 22 January 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Road Works (Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/13)—

The Motor Vehicles (Competition and Trials) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/14)—

laid under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 21 January 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Central College of Commerce Board of Management: Report and Financial Statements 2000-01 Incorporating the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report on the Accounts (SE/2002/14)—

Dundee College: Report of the Board of Management and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001 Incorporating the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report on the Accounts (SE/2002/20)—

Edinburgh’s Telford College: Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2001, incorporating the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report on the Accounts (SE/2002/21)—

Glasgow College of Building and Printing: Financial Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2001 Incorporating the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report on the Accounts (SE/2002/25)—

Glasgow College of Nautical Studies: Report of the Board of Management for the year ended 31 July 2001 Incorporating the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report on the Accounts (SE/2002/27)—

James Watt College of Further and Higher Education: Report of the Board of Management and Annual Accounts 2000-01 Incorporating the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report on the Accounts (SE/2002/30)—

Langside College Glasgow: Year End Accounts and Report of the Board of Management for the year ended 31 July 2001 Incorporating the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report on the Accounts (SE/2002/34)—

South Lanarkshire College: Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 12 months ended 31 July 2001 Incorporating the Auditor General for Scotland’s Report on the Accounts (SE/2002/44)—

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

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 23 January 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Economic Report: January 2002 (SE/2002/4)

Committee Reports

The following Report was published on 18 January 2002

Rural Development Committee, 1st Report 2002: Stage 1 Report on the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 492)

The following Report was published on 21 January 2002—

Subordinate Legislation Committee 2nd Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 493)

The following Report was published on 23 January 2002

Rural Development Committee, 2nd Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 494)


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