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No. 28 Wednesday 3 November 1999

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Time for Reflection: His Eminence Thomas J Cardinal Winning, President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, led Time for Reflection.

2. Scottish Executive's Compact with the Voluntary Sector: The Deputy Minister for Communities moved S1M-240—That the Parliament acknowledges the significant role played by the voluntary sector in service delivery, its commitment to the social economy and its growing role in policy development and in strengthening communities, and in recognition of the commitment to the voluntary sector welcomes and endorses the Scottish Compact which has been developed in partnership with the sector, as this will provide the basis for a shared understanding of the relationship and responsibilities between the Scottish Executive and the voluntary sector to their mutual benefit and serve as a firm foundation on which to build for the future.

Mr Lloyd Quinan moved amendment S1M-240.1 to motion S1M-240—

Insert at end—

“and furthermore recognises the need for an independent body to be established with the remit to provide pro-active support for the development and promotion of the entire voluntary sector, and in particular to encourage co-operation between Compact signatories, non Compact signatories and the Scottish Executive.”

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 28, Against 74, Abstentions 0).

Phil Gallie moved amendment S1M-240.2 to motion S1M-240—

Leave out from “welcomes” to end and insert—

“stresses its commitment to maintaining the independence of the voluntary sector, notes that it has a role to play that is locally determined and distinctive, should not be directed by and fulfils different needs from services provided by the state, and agrees that this is best enhanced by encouraging individual giving through the use of the tax system to support people who voluntarily give to charities.”

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 15, Against 87, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

3. Referral of SSI: Iain Smith, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-244—That the Parliament agrees that the Subordinate Legislation Committee should report on the draft Maximum Number of Judges (Scotland) Order 1999 and that the instrument be considered by the Parliament.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

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

5. Unemployment in North Ayrshire: The Parliament debated S1M-208 in the name of Michael Russell—That the Parliament notes that the September unemployment figures for North Ayrshire confirm its position as the second worst unemployment blackspot in Scotland and seeks the urgent attention of the Scottish Executive, the Scottish Parliament and North Ayrshire Council to address the human and economic crisis that exists in this part of Scotland.

6. Motion without Notice: Michael Russell moved without notice that, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended for up to 15 minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 5.53 pm.

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