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BUSINESS BULLETIN 58 / 2000

Wednesday 29 March 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-715 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Meeting of the Parliament—That the Parliament agrees that

(a) the meeting of the Parliament on 29 March 2000 shall continue until 19.00 as permitted under Rule 2.2.4 of the standing orders; and,

(b) the meeting of the Parliament on 29 March 2000 may continue beyond 19.00 in order to consider Members’ Business as permitted under Rules 2.25 and 2.2.6(c) of the standing orders; and

(c) Decision Time on 29 March 2000 shall begin at 19.00.

 

*S1M-714 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion— That the Parliament agrees that the time for consideration of Stage 3 of the Adults With Incapacity Bill be allotted as follows, so that debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion on the expiry of the specified period (calculated from the time when Stage 3 begins) –

Section 1 – up to 1 hour 30 minutes

Section 47 – up to 2 hours 30 minutes

Section 48 A – up to 3 hours 15 minutes

Remainder of the Bill – up to 4 hours

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 4 hours 30 minutes.

 

*S1M-713 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

a) the following revision to the Business Motion approved on 23 March 2000:

Thursday 30 March 2000

after Business Motion, insert:

followed by Ministerial Statement on Spending Allocations 2000 – 2001

followed by Motion on publication of Mental Welfare Commission Report, followed by a decision

 

and, after First Minister’s Question Time, delete all and insert:

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement on Mental Welfare Commission Report

4.00 pm Executive Debate on Public Appointments

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-488 Cathy Jamieson: Health and Safety at Work in Scotland

 

and, b) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 5 April 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by SPCB Debate on the Holyrood Project

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.30 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-643 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: A701

Thursday 6 April 2000

9.30 am Non-Executive Business - Scottish National Party

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Debate on a motion for UK legislation on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill

4.15 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-418 Kenneth Gibson: Suicide

 

*S1M-712 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000—That the Parliament agrees that the Draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 be approved.

 

*S1M-711 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committees—That the Parliament agrees that John Scott be appointed to the Public Petitions Committee.

 

*S1M-710 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Affairs Committee be the lead committee in the consideration of the National Parks (Scotland) Bill and that the Bill should also be considered by the Transport and the Environment Committee.

 

*S1M-709 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committees—

The Transport and the Environment Committee to consider The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2000, SI 2000/745.

 

*S1M-708 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Office of the Clerk—That the Parliament agrees that between 1 May 2000 and 7 January 2001 (inclusive) the office of the Clerk will be open on all days except: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 May, 26 May, 29 May, 1 December, 22 December, 24 December (PM), 25 December, 26 December, 1 January 2001 and 2 January 2001.

 

*S1M-707 Robin Harper: Housing Energy Efficiency—That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to draw up and issue new guidelines to improve housing energy efficiency in both the public and private rented sectors and in the privately owned sector which include requirements that (a) at point of sale owners are entitled, as part of the Executive's proposed "Seller’s Survey", to have access to a home energy profile based on National Home Energy Rating (NHER) specifications, (b) NHER energy audits are carried out on change of occupation in both the public and private rented sectors and (c) the guidance on the Tolerable Standard is amended to include a minimum level of provision for affordable heating within a property; commends local authorities on innovative initiatives such as the Edinburgh Rewarm project and asks the Executive to revise its Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) 1995 guidance to require local authorities to appoint a dedicated HECA officer to co-ordinate all domestic energy initiatives in each locality, and urges the Executive to acknowledge its responsibilities under Climate Change Protocols and its own commitment to end fuel poverty by 2007 by identifying new targets and funds required to meet these targets and by setting up a fuel poverty advisory group, chaired by a newly appointed home energy efficiency champion, to prepare recommendations on the elimination of fuel poverty by 2007 and co-ordinate policy and funding in the domestic sector.

 

*S1M-706 Mr Jack McConnell: Debate on Public Appointments—That the Parliament notes the consultation paper on Modernising the Public Appointments System in Scotland, and urges individuals and organisations to contribute views and ideas during the consultation period.

 

*S1M-705 Susan Deacon: Publication of Mental Welfare Commission Report—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Ministers intend to lay the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Report of Inquiry into the Care and Treatment of Noel Ruddle before the Parliament and orders the Clerk to publish the report.

 

*S1M-704# Dorothy-Grace Elder: Slopping Out in Scottish Prisons—That the Parliament agrees that urgent action must be taken in the 21st century to end "slopping out" at affected Scottish prisons, particularly Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow which is 90% without basic sanitation; acknowledges that Barlinnie cannot start its third century with this stomach churning and degrading practice continuing and that the practice of emptying chamber pots around five times a day is not only inhumane for prisoners but for also for staff who supervise and who deplore the practice; notes that Barlinnie’s high international status as an innovative prison and its excellent rehabilitation work is impaired seriously by the time consumed by slopping out, with around 400 staff hours a day wasted away from essential rehabilitation work with prisoners due to the security need to be on duty at sluice rooms, and urges that the money removed from the Scottish Prison Service budget for the Drugs Enforcement Agency must not result in any delay to plans to end slopping out as feared by prison officers.

 

*S1M-703 Mr Jamie Stone: Rural Shops—That the Parliament notes with concern the continuing decline of rural shops in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and other areas and believes that appropriate steps should be initiated to reverse this decline.

 

*S1M-702 Christine Grahame: Public Register of Approved Carers—That the Parliament notes with concern that police checks for those working as carers of the elderly in either a paid or voluntary capacity are not mandatory and believes that this should be remedied as a matter of urgency and that, following adoption of such a policy, a public Register of Approved Carers should be established.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram*, Kay Ullrich*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Bruce Crawford*, Ms Sandra White*

*S1M-701 Michael Russell: Ayrshire Central Maternity Unit—That the Parliament commends the Ayrshire Central Maternity Unit as an excellent and cost effective facility which provides a much appreciated service to its local community, and calls upon Ayrshire and Arran Health Board to retain the unit rather than closing it in favour of alternative facilities at Crosshouse Hospital.

 

*S1M-700 Tommy Sheridan: Scottish Service Tax—That the Parliament supports the principle of progressive taxation on social, economic and moral grounds and, in pursuit of a redistributive and progressive system of local taxation, agrees to refer the Scottish Service Tax proposal to the Local Government Committee for inclusion in any further review it may conduct into local government finance.

 

*S1M-699# Marilyn Livingstone: Coastal Erosion Strategy—That the Parliament recognises the need for a comprehensive coastal erosion strategy that takes on board the concerns of local communities such as Dysart and the Wemyss villages and agrees that appropriate sustainable action should be taken as soon as possible by the Scottish Executive and local authorities.

Supported by: Scott Barrie*

S1M-698 Museums of Industrial Heritage (lodged on 27 March 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-697# Training Services for Disabled People in the Lothians (lodged on 27 March 2000) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Dennis Canavan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-696# The Loch Ryan Ports and Road Infrastructure in South West Scotland (lodged on 27 March 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-695 Tiree (lodged on 24 March 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*, Michael Russell*, Fiona Hyslop*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-694# Scottish Media Group Dispute (lodged on 24 March 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*, Fiona Hyslop*, Richard Lochhead*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-692# Unemployment in East Ayrshire (lodged on 23 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-691# DAKS-Simpson (lodged on 23 March 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*, Christine Grahame*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-690# Fast Ferry Across the Forth Estuary (lodged on 23 March 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-689# A75 (lodged on 23 March 2000) Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-688 Chair of Celtic, Humboldt University, Berlin (lodged on 23 March 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*, Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-685 Take Your Daughters to Work Day (lodged on 23 March 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-683# Edinburgh Marathon (lodged on 22 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-681 Fuel Price Increases (lodged on 22 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-679# Scottish Rural Deprivation Indicators (lodged on 22 March 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*, Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*, Fiona McLeod*, Alasdair Morgan*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-673# Future of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill (lodged on 21 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-672 Freedom of the Press (lodged on 21 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-671 Dyce to Ellon Rail Link (lodged on 21 March 2000) Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-670 St. Andrew's Day - National Public Holiday (lodged on 20 March 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*, Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-665 Border Television (lodged on 15 March 2000) Richard Lochhead*

S1M-659# Housing Needs of Disabled People (lodged on 14 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-658# Trident Submarine Fleet at Faslane (lodged on 14 March 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*, Richard Lochhead*, Fiona McLeod*, Dennis Canavan*R

S1M-657# Retention of the Agricultural Wages Board (lodged on 13 March 2000) Richard Lochhead*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-651 Rohypnol Drug Properties (lodged on 8 March 2000) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-643# A701 (lodged on 7 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-641 Telecommunication Masts (lodged on 7 March 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-635 Mozambique and the International Rescue Corps (lodged on 6 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-634 Carrick Street Halls (lodged on 6 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-633 Lip Reading (lodged on 3 March 2000) Richard Lochhead*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-630 American Navy Exercise at Cape Wrath (lodged on 3 March 2000) Richard Lochhead*

S1M-629 Scottish Mozambique Relief (lodged on 3 March 2000) Richard Lochhead*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-626# Glenrinnes School Closure (lodged on 2 March 2000) Richard Lochhead*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-624 Pinochet Case (lodged on 2 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-621 Scottish Music Industry Forum (lodged on 1 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-619 Highlanders' Institute (lodged on 1 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-617 Health Provision in Scotland (lodged on 1 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-613# Grampian Country Foods Ltd (lodged on 1 March 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-609 Entry of Convicted Rapists into the UK (lodged on 29 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-608 Theory on Rape (lodged on 29 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-605# Campbeltown-Ballycastle Ferry (lodged on 29 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-604# Sutherland Report With Respect to Old Age (lodged on 29 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-599# Epilepsy (lodged on 28 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-591# Public Participation in Planning (lodged on 24 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Mrs Margaret Smith*

S1M-587# Fuel Poverty and Housing Bill (lodged on 22 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

 
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