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BUSINESS BULLETIN 28 / 2000

Wednesday 16 February 2000

Section F - Motions and Amendments 

 

The full text of all outstanding motions and amendments will appear in the Business Bulletin every Monday.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are new or have been altered. Asterisks in the text show the extent of alterations made.

Motions which members wish to be considered for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#)

 

*S1M-553 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Referral of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Subordinate Legislation Committee should report on:

a) the draft Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2000,

b) the Special Grant Report No.1 - Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/10), and

c) the Special Grant Report No.2 - Special Grant for Scotland Kosovan Evacuees: Report by the Scottish Ministers (SE/2000/11)

and that the Order, and the Reports, should be considered by the Parliament.

 

*S1M-552 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders—That the Parliament agrees to suspend Rule 8.6.1, Rule 10.7.1 and Rule 11.4.1 of the Standing Orders for the period of the debate on the Census (Scotland) Order 2000 on 16 February 2000.

 

*S1M-551 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

 

Wednesday 23 February 2000

 

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Executive Debate on Modernising Government

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-531 Mr George Lyon: Regeneration of the Clyde

 

Thursday 24 February 2000

 

9.30 am Executive Debate on E-commerce

11.00 am Executive Debate on Physical Punishment of Children

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Gaelic

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-351 Alex Fergusson: Beauforts Dyke Disturbance

 

Wednesday 1 March 2000

 

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Executive Debate on Local Government Grant Distribution – Local Government Finance Order (and report); Special Grants Report on Asylum Seekers; Special Grants Report on Kosovan Evacuees

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

 

Thursday 2 March 2000

 

9.30 am Non - Executive Business – Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party

followed by Business Motion

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

 

*S1M-550 Mr Alasdair Morrison: Debate on Tourism—That the Parliament welcomes the publication by the Scottish Executive of the New Strategy for Scottish Tourism and commends this as the way to achieve a modern tourist industry in touch with its customers, a skilled and enterprising industry that has embraced the culture of lifelong learning, and an industry that provides the high quality of service our visitors demand.

 

*S1M-549 Mr Mike Rumbles: Agrimoney Compensation—That the Parliament notes the strength of sterling in comparison to the Euro is disadvantaging Scotland’s farmers and that agrimoney compensation is available from the European Union to address the effects of such currency fluctuations; believes that this aid is urgently needed to address the serious financial difficulties being experienced across all sectors of Scottish agriculture; notes that action is needed at a UK level to secure a total of 92 million in additional payments to Scottish farmers; acknowledges that the Scottish Executive has made representations to Westminster outlining the need for this aid, and therefore calls upon Her Majesty’s Treasury to put in place the necessary financial arrangements and match funding to secure the additional European money at the earliest opportunity.

 

*S1M-548 Tommy Sheridan: Tax Relief on Ministerial Vehicles—That the Parliament notes with surprise that the tax relief for ministerial cars and chauffeurs has been extended to Scottish Executive Ministers; believes that this represents a fundamental inequality in tax treatment and calls upon Scottish Executive Ministers to make a 5,000 donation to the NHS in lieu of their tax bill.

 

*S1M-547# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Children in Glasgow Selling Newspapers Late at Night—That the Parliament notes with concern the illegal employment of children under sixteen years to sell newspapers in the streets of Glasgow, at city road junctions, outside pubs and clubs late at night and in the early hours of the morning in all weathers, to the detriment of their health and education and leaving them exposed to the possible attention of individuals with evil intent, and believes that the newspaper publishers concerned should ensure that their distributors do not employ vendors who recruit children, that the public should not buy these newspapers and that Strathclyde Police should vigorously enforce the law in this regard.

 

*S1M-546 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Chinook—That the Parliament notes with concern that the National Audit Office found that the FADEC computer system fitted to Chinook helicopters was flawed and that this posed an "unquantifiable risk" for these craft; further notes the reported out of court settlement with the family of one of the pilots, and therefore calls for a judicial inquiry firstly into the crash, and secondly into the subsequent investigations, including the failure of the "unquantifiable risk" associated with FADEC to be advised to the fatal accident inquiry.

 

S1M-545 Royal Bank of Scotland Take over (lodged on 14 February 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-543 Right to Buy Rules (lodged on 14 February 2000) Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-531# Regeneration of the Clyde (lodged on 11 February 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Ian Jenkins*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-530 Dispersal of Civil Service Jobs to Tayside (lodged on 10 February 2000) Shona Robison*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-529# Sign Language (lodged on 10 February 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-528 Lorn and Islands Hospital (lodged on 10 February 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*

*S1M-528.1 George Lyon: Lorn and Islands Hospital—As an amendment to motion (S1M-528) in the name of Mr Duncan Hamilton, insert at end "and welcomes the creation of a health forum consisting of Acute Hospital Trust and Primary Care Trust representatives and members of the local community as an important first step in this process."

 

S1M-524# Ninewells Hospital Neurosurgical Unit (lodged on 9 February 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-523 Parliament Subscription to BNP Magazine (lodged on 9 February 2000) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-522 City Status for Inverness (lodged on 9 February 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

*S1M-517.1 Dennis Canavan: Code of Conduct for Members—As an amendment to motion (S1M-517) in the name of Mr Mike Rumbles, insert after "Committee" "with the exception of paragraph 2.3 of section 2 of the code of conduct"

 

S1M-507# Corstorphine Hill Water Tanks (lodged on 7 February 2000) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-506 Austria (lodged on 4 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-504 Compensation to Miners (lodged on 4 February 2000) Fiona Hyslop*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-503 Drug Addiction in Glasgow (lodged on 3 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-502# Skye Bridge (lodged on 3 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-501# Urban Tourism (lodged on 3 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-500# Attacks on Elderly People in Aberdeen (lodged on 3 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-499 Report on Holyrood Building (lodged on 3 February 2000) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-497# Scottish Media Group (lodged on 2 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-496# Agrimoney Compensation for Dairy Farmers (lodged on 2 February 2000) Mr Murray Tosh*, Fiona Hyslop*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-491# Kilmarnock and Loudoun (lodged on 2 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-488# Standing Commission on Health and Safety at Work in Scotland (lodged on 1 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-485 Aberdeenshire Council (lodged on 1 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-480# Child Pornography and the Protection of Children (lodged on 28 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-475# Car Parking Charges (lodged on 28 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-474# Grampian Television (lodged on 27 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-472 Water Charges (lodged on 27 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-470# Crichton University Campus (lodged on 27 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-469# Sleep Apnoea (lodged on 27 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-468 Nelson Mandela Tribute (lodged on 26 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-467# Scallop Fishing Industry (lodged on 26 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-466 Raising of the Solway Harvester by the Manx Parliament (lodged on 26 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*, Andrew Wilson*

*S1M-459.1 Tommy Sheridan: Draft Census (Scotland) Order 2000—As an amendment to motion (S1M-459) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, insert at end "but calls upon the Scottish Executive to amend the Order to include an item on income bands."

 

S1M-457 Scottish Flight Supplements (lodged on 24 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-456# Car Park Charges (lodged on 24 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-451 Lothian and Borders Police (lodged on 21 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-448 Highland Virtual Airline Company (lodged on 21 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-447 Commissioner for Children and Young People (lodged on 20 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-445 Circuses (lodged on 20 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-444 Committee on Substance Abuse (lodged on 20 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-443# Rail Travel for the Blind (lodged on 20 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-442 Air Passenger Duty and Passenger Service Charges (lodged on 19 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-436# Compensation Claims By Former Miners (lodged on 18 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-435# Slopping Out in Scottish Prisons (lodged on 18 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-432# Rural Poverty (lodged on 18 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-429 Capital Receipt Set-Aside Rules (lodged on 17 January 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-423# Non-Housing Building Consents (lodged on 13 January 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-418 Suicide (lodged on 13 January 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*


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