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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 3 No 56 Session 1

Wednesday 6 March 2002

 
 

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: the Reverend Jack Holt, Minister of Birse and Feughside Church and Moderator of the Presbytery of Kincardine and Deeside, led Time for Reflection.

2. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill and Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion: The Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Business moved S1M-2841—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill and Stages 2 and 3 of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill be allocated as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion at the time specified below–

Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

Group 1 to Group 4 – no later than 3.45 pm

Group 5 and Group 6 – no later than 4.15 pm

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 4.45 pm

Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 – no later than 4.50 pm

Stage 3 – no later than 5.00 pm

After debate, the motion was agreed to.

3. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

7 (For 8, Against 75, Abstentions 0)

9 (For 35, Against 62, Abstentions 1)

10 (For 10, Against 80, Abstentions 2)

16 (For 33, Against 61, Abstentions 0)

Amendment 14 was moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

Another amendment was not moved.

4. Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Minister for Justice moved S1M-2829—That the Parliament agrees that the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 4.39 pm.

A second meeting opened at 4.40 pm.

5. Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Minister for Environment and Rural Development moved S1M-2830—That the Parliament agrees that the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 77, Against 8, Abstentions 6).

The meeting was suspended from 4.52 pm until 5.00 pm.

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

7. International Women’s Day – 8 March 2002: The Parliament debated
S1M-2784 in the name of Johann Lamont—That the Parliament notes that 8 March 2002 is International Women's Day; congratulates the Women Together group in the Pollok constituency and women across Scotland and around the world who are organising events to celebrate the work of women past, present and future; recognises the central role of women in our communities in meeting needs today and creating change for tomorrow and beyond, and urges the Scottish Executive and the Parliament's committees, in partnership with women's organisations, to examine how women's needs and rights might more effectively be addressed across the range of services, departments and organisations that impact on women's lives.

8. Motion without notice: Johann Lamont moved without notice that, under Rule 2.2.6(d), the debate be extended until 6.15 pm.

The meeting closed at 6.17 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

6 March 2002

Appendix

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


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