Vol. 2, No. 52 Session 1
Meeting of the Parliament
Wednesday 7 February 2001
The meeting opened at 2.30 pm.
1. Time for Reflection: Sister Patricia O’Brien, Roman Catholic Pastoral Worker in Glenrothes, led Time for Reflection.
2. Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001: The Minister for Finance and Local Government moved S1M-1598—That the Parliament approves the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2001.
After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 61, Against 30, Abstentions 16).
3. Criminal Justice and Police Bill – UK Legislation: The Deputy Minister for Justice moved S1M-1618—That the Parliament notes the provisions on information disclosure for criminal proceedings and powers of seizure contained in Parts II and III of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill currently before the UK Parliament; recognises the practical value of consistency across the United Kingdom for information disclosure for criminal investigation, and for powers of seizure as they relate to certain United Kingdom bodies and local authority officials, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in this Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament; further notes that the Bill allows certain warrants issued in England and Wales to be executed in Scotland, recognises the importance of mutual execution of warrants for law enforcement, and agrees that the relevant provision to achieve this end in this Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.
After debate, the motion was agreed to ((DT) by division: For 76, Against 0, Abstentions 32).
4. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on items 2 and 3 as noted above.
5. 2001: UN Year of Volunteering: The Parliament debated S1M-1478 in the name of Cathie Peattie—That the Parliament notes that 2001 is the United Nations International Year of Volunteering; further notes that the year can facilitate the sharing of ideas, good practice and information about volunteering, community empowerment and the development of active citizenship within democratic systems; encourages all MSPs to take part in volunteering activity throughout the year through organisations such as the Falkirk Volunteer Network, and invites the Scottish Executive to mark the year appropriately.
The meeting closed at 5.47 pm.
(Note: this Appendix does not form part of the Minutes)
The following instrument was laid in draft before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 for approval by resolution
The Highlands and Islands Enterprise Area of Operation (Scotland) Order 2001
The following instruments were laid before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 and are subject to annulment—
The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 7 February 2001 and is subject to annulment
Not Subject to any Parliamentary Procedure
The following instrument was laid before the Parliament on 5 February 2001 and is not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 2 February 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure
The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 6 February 2001 and are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure—
The following Report was published on 2 February 2001
The following Reports were published on 6 February 2001—
The following Reports were published on 7 February 2001—