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No. 32 Wednesday 17 November 1999

The meeting opened at 2.30 pm .

1. Time for Reflection: The Most Reverend Richard Holloway, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, led Time for Reflection.

2. Childcare Strategy for Scotland : The Minister for Children and Education moved S1M-285—That the Parliament supports the Scottish Executive's commitment to its Childcare Strategy for Scotland and welcomes the substantially increased allocation of funding to local authorities in 2000-01 to develop the childcare strategy in their areas.

Nicola Sturgeon moved amendment S1M-285.1 to motion S1M-285—

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“and considers that efforts must now be directed at securing long-term sustainable funding for childcare, ensuring further integration of provision and achieving the highest standards of care and education for all children in Scotland .”

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 31, Against 74, Abstentions 0).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

3. Decision Time: The Parliament took decisions on item 2 as noted above.

4. Proof of Age Card Scheme: The Parliament debated S1M-219 in the name of Phil Gallie—That the Parliament commends the actions of South Ayrshire Council in setting up the proof of age card scheme, which addresses in a positive manner the problem of underage procurement of alcohol, cigarettes and other harmful substances.

The meeting closed at 5.31 pm.

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