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No. 70 Wednesday 3 May 2000

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Time for Reflection: The Reverend Rachel J W Dobie, Minister of the Parishes of Upper Tweeddale , led Time for Reflection.

2. Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion: Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-798—That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (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 to section 15 – up to 1 hour
Remainder of the Bill – up to 2 hours
Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

The motion was agreed to.

3. Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Bill was considered at Stage 3.

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 5, 33, 34, 35, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 15, 16, 17, 18.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

1 (For 27, Against 72, Abstentions 0)
3 (For 41, Against 58, Abstentions 0)
26 (For 29, Against 55, Abstentions 14)
31 (For 30, Against 52, Abstentions 13)
32 (For 43, Against 56, Abstentions 0)

Amendments 25 and 39 were, with the agreement of the Parliament, withdrawn.

Other amendments were not moved.

4. Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-771—That the Parliament agrees that the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

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

5. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 4 as noted above.

6. Govan Shipyard: The Parliament debated S1M-750 in the name of Gordon Jackson—That the Parliament notes that the BAE Systems Govan shipyard is in the running for a major order to build roll-on roll–off ferries for the Ministry of Defence; recognises that this order will guarantee work for up to five years and allow the yard to take on apprentices for the first time in three years; praises the yard's strong reputation for Clyde built quality as the major employer at the heart of Govan; acknowledges that this order is vital to secure the yard's future for its skilled and dedicated workforce; understands the equal importance of the order for the sister yard at Scotstoun as outfitter and expresses total support for the Govan shipyard in bidding for this order and future work.

he meeting closed at 5.45 pm.

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