Monthly Archives: July 1998

(62)  Human rights and the Lord Advocate

A number of criminal cases before the Scottish courts are raising the first issues about the European Convention on Human Rights and its application under the Scotland Act 1998 to the Lord Advocate as a member of the Scottish Executive. … Continue reading

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(61)  Local government reform

The committee investigating reform of local government in Scotland under the chairmanship of Neil McIntosh, former chief executive of the former Strathclyde Regional Council, issued its report on 22 June 1999. Amongst its recommendations were systems of proportional representation for … Continue reading

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(60)  Scottish Parliament’s first legislative programme

The First Minister, Donald Dewar, announced the first legislative programme of the Scottish Parliament on 16 June 1999. There will be eight Bills. Three will deal with land issues: one on rights of access and the community right to buy, … Continue reading

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(59)  No reinstatement of dismissed University Principal

On 14 June 1999 Glasgow Caledonian University won its appeal against a decision of an employment tribunal to order the reinstatement of its dismissed Principal, Professor Stan Mason. The University had already appointed a new Principal. The decision of the … Continue reading

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(58)  European Parliament elections

The European Parliamentary elections on 10 June 1999 produced in Scotland a turnout of 24.83% of the electorate. Under the list system of voting in use, Labour (28.68% of the vote) won three seats, the SNP (27.17%) and the Conservatives … Continue reading

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(57)  First Minister and Scottish Executive: Lab-Lib pact

Donald Dewar was elected as the first First Minister of the Scottish Parliament on 13 May 1999. Following agreement of a coalition programme between the Labour and Liberal Democrat Parties, Mr Dewar was sworn in by the Queen at the … Continue reading

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