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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting of the Parliament

Vol 4 No 20

Wednesday 2 October 2002

 
 

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

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.

1. Time for Reflection: The Right Reverend John Crook, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, Scottish Episcopal Church, led Time for Reflection.

2. Local Government in Scotland Bill – Stage 1: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services moved S1M-3128—That the Parliamentagrees to the general principles of the Local Government in Scotland Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 88, Against 0, Abstentions 18).

3. Local Government in Scotland Bill – Financial Resolution: The Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services moved S1M-3227—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Local Government in Scotland Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

4. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2 and 3 as noted above.

5. Development of RAF Turnhouse Site: The Parliament debated S1M-3263 in the name of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton—That the Parliament notes that BAA Lynton has earmarked the former RAF Turnhouse site or "Airwest" for medium- to long-term commercial development in support of the expanding cargo operations at Edinburgh Airport following the grant of outline planning consent in June 2000; further notes that the entire site is currently being marketed to potential commercial occupiers for a variety of airport-related uses; expresses its concern that Home Office plans for a possible accommodation centre for asylum seekers on that site are creating uncertainty and thus the site is in danger of becoming blighted, and therefore believes that the Scottish Executive and the City of Edinburgh Council should ask the Home Office to state clearly that it has no interest in the site and thereby permit BAA Lynton to proceed with its plans which are in the best interest of jobs and economic development in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland.

The meeting closed at 5.44 pm.

P E Grice
Clerk of the Parliament
2 October 2002

Appendix

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

New Bill introduced on 30 September 2002

Organic Farming Targets (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to require the Scottish Ministers to establish targets for organic farming on agricultural land, and to take steps, including preparation of a plan, to achieve the targets. (SP Bill 66) (Member's Bill)

Introduced by: Robin Harper

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 66-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 66-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Subordinate Legislation

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 27 September 2002 and are subject to annulment—

The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/440)—

The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/441)—

The Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/442)—

laid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Housing Support Services) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/444)

laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 30 September 2002 and is subject to annulment

The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/445)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972

Other Documents

The following document was laid before the Parliament on 27 September 2002 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration: Policy and Financial Management Review (SE/2002/281)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 30 September 2002 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—

Scotland’s Census 2001: 2001 Population Report (SE/2002/272)

laid under the Census Act 1920

Learning and Teaching Scotland: Report and Financial Statement for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/277)

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 1 October 2002 and are not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration: Policy and Financial Management Review (SE/2002/281)

Scottish Environment Protection Agency Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2002 (SE/2002/284)

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

Committee Reports

The following Reports were published on 27 September 2002—

Social Justice Committee, 7th Report 2002: Report on Monitoring the Impact of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 Research Stages 2 and 3 (SP Paper 658)

Rural Development Committee, 11th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 661)

Subordinate Legislation Committee, 35th Report 2002: Report on Subordinate Legislation (SP Paper 662)

The following Report was published on 2 October 2002

Finance Committee, 5th Report 2002: Public Private Partnerships (SP Paper 653)


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