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No. 62 Wednesday 22 March 2000

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Daniel J McLoughlin, Parish Priest of St Francis's, Port Glasgow, led Time for Reflection.

2. Oaths and Affirmations: William John Graham Scott took the oath of allegiance before the Clerk.

3. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill – Stage 1: The Minister for Children and Education moved S1M-532—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Standards in Scotland 's Schools etc. Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 88, Against 19, Abstentions 1).

4. Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill – Financial Resolution: The Minister for Parliament moved S1M-460—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Standards in Scotland 's Schools etc. Bill, agrees to the following expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund—

(a) expenditure of the Scottish Administration in consequence of the Act; and

(b) increases attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of the Fund under any other enactment.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Motion without Notice: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that the business be extended beyond 5.30 pm .

The motion was agreed to.

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

7. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Health and Community Care made a statement on the NHS in Scotland .

8. Lothian and Borders Police: The Parliament debated S1M-451 in the name of Mr Kenny MacAskill—That the Parliament, recognising the additional burden placed on Lothian and Borders Police by the arrival of the Parliament and the security and public safety implications thereof, notes that in London additional resources are made available to the Me tropolitan Police; seeks that due cognisance be given of this situation; and recognises the importance of ensuring that sufficient and adequate resources are made available to the Lothian and Borders Police to meet the additional requirements facing them.

The meeting closed at 6.08 pm.

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