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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 3 No 67 Session 1

Wednesday 24 April 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: the Reverend John M.F. Butler, minister of the Congregational Federation in Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3025—That the Parliament agrees that at Stage 3 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill, debate on each 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)—

Groups 1-6 – no later than 1 hour

Groups 7-11 – no later than 1 hour 45 minutes

Groups 12-15 – no later than 2 hours 15 minutes

Groups 16-19 – no later than 2 hours 45 minutes

Groups 20-26 – no later than 3 hours 45 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 4 hours 15 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Meeting of the Parliament and Decision Time: Euan Robson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-3027—That the Parliament agrees that on Wednesday 24 April 2002—

(a) the meeting of the Parliament shall continue to 7.00 pm as permitted under Rule 2.2.4; and

(b) that Decision Time shall be held at 6.50 pm.

The motion was agreed to.

4. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to without division: 59, 60, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 80, 52, 53

The following amendments were agreed to (by division)—

12 (For 67, Against 42, Abstentions 0)

15 (For 64, Against 46, Abstentions 0)

16 (For 64, Against 47, Abstentions 0)

17 (For 93, Against 17, Abstentions 1)

19 (For 64, Against 46, Abstentions 0)

22 (For 63, Against 45, Abstentions 0)

24 (For 74, Against 34, Abstentions 0)

28 (For 62, Against 47, Abstentions 0)

37 (For 79, Against 29, Abstentions 0)

48 (For 79, Against 3, Abstentions 28)

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

63 (For 44, Against 64, Abstentions 0)

1 (For 43, Against 61, Abstentions 1)

56 (For 42, Against 64, Abstentions 0)

57 (For 47, Against 63, Abstentions 0)

66 (For 48, Against 64, Abstentions 0)

58 (For 46, Against 65, Abstentions 0)

5 (For 32, Against 78, Abstentions 0)

71 (For 31, Against 77, Abstentions 0)

7 (For 31, Against 78, Abstentions 0)

8 (For 32, Against 78, Abstentions 0)

74 (For 47, Against 64, Abstentions 0)

10 (For 33, Against 78, Abstentions 0)

11 (For 29, Against 78, Abstentions 0)

79 (For 46, Against 65, Abstentions 0)

The following amendments were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn: 54, 61, 64, 70, 72, 78

Other amendments were not moved or were pre-empted.

5. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-2855—That the Parliament agrees that the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill be passed.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 88, Against 16, Abstentions 0).

6. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 5 as noted above.

7. UN Children's Summit 8–10 May 2002: The Parliament debated S1M-2950 in the name of Fiona McLeod—That the Parliament welcomes the United Nation’s Special Session on Children 2002 which will take place in New York on 8-10 May 2002; commends the recognition accorded by the summit to the need for adults to listen to the views of young people; considers that the Scottish Executive should regularly monitor and report on the implementation of commitments by Her Majesty’s Government that arise from the Special Session and relate to Scotland’s children; congratulates Save the Children for organising its "world fit for children" event in Edinburgh to coincide with this summit, and believes that a "Children and Young People’s Summit" should be held annually by the Parliament.

The meeting closed at 7.33 pm.

P E Grice

Clerk of the Parliament

24 April 2002

Appendix

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

Subordinate Legislation

Affirmative Instruments

The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 19 April 2002 for approval by resolution

The Valuation and Rating (Exempted Classes) (Scotland) Order 2002

laid under the Valuation and Rating (Exempted Classes) (Scotland) Act 1976

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 23 April 2002 for approval by resolution—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic, Paralytic and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/197)—

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.12) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2002 (SSI 2002/198)—

laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Negative Instruments

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 18 April 2002 and is subject to annulment

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/192)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 19 April 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Home Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/177)

laid under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

The Registration of Fish Farming and Shellfish Farming Businesses Amendment (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/193)

laid under the Diseases of Fish Act 1983

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/196)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 19 April 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Statement of Guarantee by the Scottish Ministers on Loans Proposed to be Raised by Tayside Primary Care NHS Trust (SE/2002/93)

laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 22 April 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Summarised Account of the UK Transplant Support Service Authority (SE/2002/91)

laid under the National Health Service Act 1977 and the Scotland Act 1998

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 24 April 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Statistical Bulletin: Recorded Crime in Scotland 2001 (SE/2002/92)

laid under section 47(2) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 22 April 2002—

Transport and the Environment Committee, 7th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 571)

Justice 2 Committee, 3rd Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 572)

The following Report was published on 23 April 2002

Health and Community Care Committee, 5th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 569)


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