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BUSINESS BULLETIN 141 / 2000

Thursday 21 September 2000

Section A – Daily Business List

 

 

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Ministerial Statement on the Arbuthnott Resource Allocation

followed by Debate on Public Health—

S1M-1196 Susan Deacon: Debate on Public Health—That the Parliament notes the challenges and progress described in the Chief Medical Officer’s report 1999: Health in Scotland; welcomes the fact that the Scottish Executive is now leading and supporting the biggest ever drive to improve health and tackle health inequalities, and values the contribution of local authorities, voluntary and community organisations and others working in partnership with health professionals and the NHS to improve the health of the people of Scotland. The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S1M-1196.1 Kay Ullrich: Public Health—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1196) in the name of Susan Deacon, leave out from "fact" to end and insert "efforts that are being made at all levels of Government and throughout voluntary and community groups and others, and urges the Executive to ensure further advances in tackling the substantial problems which remain in improving Scotland’s public health record.

S1M-1196.2 Mary Scanlon: Public Health—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1196) in the name of Susan Deacon, insert at end "further notes that progress towards a healthier Scotland is dependent on many factors and that progress will only be achieved through a partnership that matches the work of health professionals with public health education and an increased appreciation by individual Scots of the responsibility they have for their own health."

The Clerk has been informed that the following document(s) are relevant to this debate.

Chief Medical Officer’s Report 1999: Health in Scotland

followed by Business Motion—

S1M-1197 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 27 September 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Executive Debate on the Creative Economy

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Motion on the Publication of the Scottish Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration's Annual Report 1999-2000

followed by Motion on the Publication of the Health Service Commissioner for Scotland's Annual Report 1999-2000

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1004 Mr Jamie Stone: Highland Clearances


Thursday 28 September 2000

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Amendment (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-994 Dr Sylvia Jackson: Body Piercing


Wednesday 4 October 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Committee Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 5 October 2000

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Ministerial Statement

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1132 Tricia Marwick: Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland

2.30 pm Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee Debate on Housing Stock Transfer—

S1M-1185 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee: Consideration of 3rd Report on Housing Stock Transfer—That the Parliament notes the content and recommendations of the 3rd Report of the Social Inclusion, Housing and the Voluntary Sector Committee on Housing Stock Transfer.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S1M-1195 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs—That the Parliament agrees that the following orders be approved:

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/266)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/267)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/291)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/295)

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/303)

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of—

S1M-958 Mr Michael McMahon: Palliative Care—That the Parliament welcomes the establishment of the Cross Party Group on Palliative Care; welcomes the current priority status in the NHS in Scotland for cancer services; recognises that, despite improvements in the treatment of some cancers, the overall figures for cancer survival remain poor by international standards; believes that this demonstrates the need for more attention and resources to be focussed on palliative care; further notes that palliative care aims to control pain and other distressing symptoms in order to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families; notes that people with chronic and progressive conditions other than cancer also have palliative care needs, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to confirm that palliative care is adequately included in the developing strategies for cancer care and for care of those with chronic and progressive illness in Scotland.

 
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