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No. 68 Wednesday 26 April 2000

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Time for Reflection: Mr Ian Baillie, Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen, led Time for Reflection.

2. Motion without Notice: Fergus Ewing moved without notice that motion S1M-778 be taken at this meeting of the Parliament.

The motion was disagreed to (by division: For 54, Against 61, Abstentions 0).

3. Rural Affairs Committee, The Impact of the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 : Alex Johnstone, on behalf of the Rural Affairs Committee, moved S1M-752—That the Parliament notes the terms of the Report by the Rural Affairs Committee The Impact of the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 (SP Paper 42), in particular its dissatisfaction and concern about the level of consultation carried out prior to the introduction of the Boundaries Order, that the introduction of a Boundaries Order appears not to have identified any inconsistency with the Civil Jurisdiction (Offshore Activities) Order 1987, and that the amount of fishing activity in the disputed area does not appear to have influenced the Order, and further notes the Committee's recommendation that the Secretary of State for Scotland should either introduce a new, revised Order, or support a Bill calling for a revised boundary proposed in the House of Commons by Archy Kirkwood MP.

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

4. Decision Time: The Parliament took a decision on item 3 as noted above.

5. Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme: The Parliament debated S1M-632 in the name of Tavish Scott—That the Parliament notes that crofters and farmers in Shetland have heavily subscribed to the environmentally sensitive areas scheme; notes that those producers who entered the scheme before July 1998 were subject to a different set of scheme regulations in relation to stock disposal than those who entered after that date; further notes that the Scottish Executive have already stated that they are not minded to recover double payments under agri-environmental measures and therefore believes that crofters and farmers should not suffer financial disadvantage through no fault of their own.

The meeting closed at 5.31 pm.

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