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No. 56 Wednesday 1 March 2000

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend John H. Fitzsimmons, Parish Priest, Saint John Bosco's Church, Erskine, led Time for Reflection.

2. Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000; Special Grant Report No.1 – Special Grant for Scotland, Asylum Seekers: Report by the Scottish Ministers; Special Grant Report No.2 – Special Grant for Scotland, Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers : The Minister for Finance moved S1M-559—That the Parliament, in consideration of the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000, approves the Order.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 63, Against 59, Abstentions 0).

The Minister for Finance moved S1M-560—That the Parliament, in consideration of Special Grant Report No.1 – Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seekers: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/10), approves the Report.

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

The Minister for Finance moved S1M-561—That the Parliament, in consideration of Special Grant Report No.2 – Special Grant for Scotland Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/11), approves the Report.

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

3. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on item 2 as noted above.

4. Drugs Strategy: The Parliament debated S1M-563 in the name of Johann Lamont—That the Parliament notes the serious and increasing level of drug addiction in Glasgow Pollok constituency, in Glasgow as a whole and throughout Scotland; recognises the devastating effect that such addiction has not only on the addict but on his or her family, friends and the broader community; applauds the work of the Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups in offering support and counselling to drug addicts and their families, and believes that the development of effective funding of such family support groups is a key part of its drugs and social inclusion strategies.

The meeting closed at 5.40 pm.

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