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No. 64 Wednesday 29 March 2000

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Dr Kevin Franz, Action of Churches Together in Scotland , led Time for Reflection.

2. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-714—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill be allotted as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins)—

Section 1 – up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Section 47 – up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Section 48 A – up to 3 hours 15 minutes
Remainder of the Bill – up to 4 hours
Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 4 hours 30 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

3. Meeting of the Parliament: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-715—That the Parliament agrees that—

(a) the meeting of the Parliament on 29 March 2000 shall continue until 7.00 pm as permitted under Rule 2.2.4 of the Standing Orders;

(b) the meeting of the Parliament on 29 March 2000 may continue beyond 7.00 pm in order to consider Me mbers' Business as permitted under Rules 2.2.5 and 2.2.6(c) of the Standing Orders; and

(c) Decision Time on 29 March 2000 shall begin at 7.00 pm .

The motion was agreed to.

4. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 114, 2, 3, 4, 5, 115, 116, 154, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 133, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 140, 141, 142, 30, 155, 31, 118, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 119, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 150, 151, 120, 121, 122, 123, 152, 156, 73, 74, 75, 76, 157, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 158, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 124, 153, 125, 126.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

128 (For 19, Against 78, Abstentions 1)
129 (For 49, Against 57, Abstentions 0)
139 (For 32, Against 78, Abstentions 0)
1 (For 42, Against 62, Abstentions 2)
145 (For 46, Against 57, Abstentions 0)

Amendments 127, 136, 138 and 143 were moved and, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

Another amendment was not moved.

5. Motion without Notice: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved under Rule 8.2.6 that a motion without notice be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Motion without Notice: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that S1M-693 be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

The motion was agreed to.

7. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Deputy Minister for Justice moved S1M-693—That the Parliament agrees that the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

8. Motion without Notice: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved under Rule 8.2.6 that a motion without notice be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

The motion was agreed to.

9. Decision Time: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved without notice that under Rule 11.2.4, Decision Time be taken immediately after the conclusion of the debate on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill.

The motion was agreed to.

10. Approval of SSI: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-712—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

11. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 7 and 10 as noted above.

12. National Park Status for Argyll Forest Park: The Parliament debated S1M-650 in the name of George Lyon—That the Parliament supports the inclusion of Argyll Forest Park within the boundaries of the first new National Park in Scotland (Loch Lomond and Trossachs); notes the real benefits that will flow to the Cowal economy from increased tourism and leisure and, most importantly, recognises the huge impact the National Park would have in rebranding the Cowal peninsula for the 21st Century.

The meeting closed at 6.59 pm.

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