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BUSINESS BULLETIN 60 / 2000

Friday 31 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-727 Mr Adam Ingram: Opencast Mining and Public Safety—That the Parliament notes with alarm an incident, over 25–26 March, in which a massive landslide at an opencast mining site in New Cumnock moved more than half a mile after the collapse of an earth-mound; further notes that in the opinion of the mining company responsible, such landslips "happen day and daily because of wet weather"; believes that the current national planning policy guidelines which stipulate a minimum distance of 500 metres between opencast workings and housing settlements is completely unsatisfactory and does not protect the safety of the public, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to review this guideline immediately and undertake an assessment of all other opencast mineworkings to determine if houses or settlements could be in danger from potential landslips.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Alex Neil*, Christine Grahame*, Michael Matheson*, Linda Fabiani*, Irene McGugan*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Fiona Hyslop*

*S1M-726 Mr Brian Monteith: Maternity Services in Forth Valley—That the Parliament notes that a consultation exercise has been instigated by Forth Valley Acute Hospitals (FVAH) NHS Trust over the future of health service provision in the region; further notes that the provision of in-patient maternity services is to be removed from Stirling Royal Infirmary and centralised in Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary, and calls upon the (FVAH) NHS Trust and Forth Valley Health Board to take fully into account the views of those living in the most remote parts of rural Stirlingshire and West Perthshire who already face a long journey to Stirling for maternity care, and to take into consideration the considerable investment already made in these services at Stirling Royal Infirmary in comparison with the significant investment that will be required for a new central unit at Falkirk.

 

*S1M-725# Johann Lamont: A Woman's Agenda—That the Parliament notes the decision of the Equalities Commission in Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to go ahead with their launch of A Woman’s Agenda for the Northern Ireland Assembly on 11 March 2000, despite the suspension of the Assembly itself; congratulates those involved in displaying such huge faith in the peace process; welcomes the role of A Woman’s Agenda in highlighting the common experience of women across the UK of inequality, disadvantage and under-representation; expresses its support for all those on the island of Ireland who are committed to, and are working for, the eradication of inequality in whatever form it exists, and believes that the appropriate committee of the Parliament should explore ways of establishing and maintaining dialogue between the women of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Scottish Parliament.

 

*S1M-724# Johann Lamont: Jobs and Training in the Construction Industry—That the Parliament notes the increasing opportunities for construction work in Pollok, Glasgow and in Scotland as a whole; believes that the construction industry, working along with the construction unions and Construction Industry Training Board, should provide real training and apprenticeships for young men and women, work to improve safety and regulation in the construction industry and ensure, in conjunction with the Executive, local authorities, Social Inclusion Partnerships and other agencies, that those most excluded in society by poverty and disadvantage are provided with the opportunities to benefit from the jobs created by the boom in the construction industry, and further believes that the Executive should do everything within its power to support these aims.

 

*S1M-723 Ben Wallace: NHS Provision of Equipment for Disabled People—That the Parliament notes the damming report by the Audit Commission in England on NHS provision of equipment to disabled people; considers that the adequate provision of aids, adaptations and equipment for disabled people is a priority; believes that the NHS in Scotland should ensure that services for the disabled are provided in an efficient and effective way to ensure that maximum benefit is gained from the available resources, and calls upon the Accounts Commission for Scotland to undertake a review of NHS and Social Work provision of aids, adaptations and equipment for disabled people to determine whether service provision is adequate and cost effective and, if necessary, to make recommendations to secure service improvements.

Supported by: Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

*S1M-722 Fergus Ewing: "Business in the Chamber" Debate—That the Parliament commends the "Business in the Chamber" debate as a useful contribution to our democracy, with particular regard to the deliberations of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee in its review of local economic development services, and believes that similar debates, on other issues such as education, health and housing, should be held in the Parliament Chamber in the future enabling those who are not Members of the Scottish Parliament but who have experience or expertise to bring to bear in relation to such subjects to contribute to a full debate.

 

*S1M-721# Nick Johnston: Effects of Initial Recommendations of Forth Valley Acute Hospital Trust—That the Parliament notes the potential difficulties facing the people of Clackmannan in the light of the initial recommendations of Forth Valley Acute Hospital Trust to concentrate maternity services in Falkirk, and believes that proposals for the replacement Forth River crossing should be brought forward at the earliest possible opportunity.

Supported by: Mr Keith Harding*, Mr David Davidson*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-718# Relocation of Maternity Units (lodged on 29 March 2000) Michael Russell*

S1M-704# Slopping Out in Scottish Prisons (lodged on 28 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Colin Campbell*, Michael Matheson*, Irene McGugan*, Christine Grahame*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-702 Public Register of Approved Carers (lodged on 28 March 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Alex Neil*, Michael Russell*

S1M-698 Museums of Industrial Heritage (lodged on 27 March 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*, Irene McGugan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-697# Training Services for Disabled People in the Lothians (lodged on 27 March 2000) Alex Neil*

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

S1M-695 Tiree (lodged on 24 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-691# DAKS-Simpson (lodged on 23 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Cathie Craigie*, Elaine Smith*, Alex Neil*

S1M-690# Fast Ferry Across the Forth Estuary (lodged on 23 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Nick Johnston*, Alex Neil*

S1M-689# A75 (lodged on 23 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-688 Chair of Celtic, Humboldt University, Berlin (lodged on 23 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-686# Bus Drivers' Strike (lodged on 23 March 2000) Elaine Smith*

S1M-685# Take Your Daughters to Work Day (lodged on 23 March 2000) Elaine Smith*

S1M-681 Fuel Price Increases (lodged on 22 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Alex Neil*

S1M-679# Scottish Rural Deprivation Indicators (lodged on 22 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Alex Neil*

S1M-673# Future of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill (lodged on 21 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-672 Freedom of the Press (lodged on 21 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-671 Dyce to Ellon Rail Link (lodged on 21 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Irene McGugan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-670 St. Andrew's Day - National Public Holiday (lodged on 20 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Irene McGugan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-668 The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (lodged on 16 March 2000) Alex Neil*

S1M-664 Lung Cancer (lodged on 15 March 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*, Alex Neil*

S1M-659# Housing Needs of Disabled People (lodged on 14 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-658# Trident Submarine Fleet at Faslane (lodged on 14 March 2000) Irene McGugan*

S1M-657# Retention of the Agricultural Wages Board (lodged on 13 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Elaine Smith*, Alex Neil*

S1M-652# Firework Sales (lodged on 8 March 2000) Cathie Craigie*, Elaine Smith*, Alex Neil*

S1M-651 Rohypnol Drug Properties (lodged on 8 March 2000) Cathie Craigie*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-641 Telecommunication Masts (lodged on 7 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Irene McGugan*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-635 Mozambique and the International Rescue Corps (lodged on 6 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-633 Lip Reading (lodged on 3 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Cathie Craigie*, Irene McGugan*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-630 American Navy Exercise at Cape Wrath (lodged on 3 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-629 Scottish Mozambique Relief (lodged on 3 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-626# Glenrinnes School Closure (lodged on 2 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Irene McGugan*, Alex Neil*

S1M-625# Reduction in the TV Licence Fee for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People (lodged on 2 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Cathie Craigie*, Irene McGugan*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-624 Pinochet Case (lodged on 2 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-622 Bank Charges (lodged on 2 March 2000) Cathie Craigie*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-621 Scottish Music Industry Forum (lodged on 1 March 2000) Irene McGugan*

S1M-620 Excell Multi-Media (lodged on 1 March 2000) Elaine Smith*

S1M-619 Highlanders' Institute (lodged on 1 March 2000) Irene McGugan*

S1M-617 Health Provision in Scotland (lodged on 1 March 2000) Elaine Smith*

S1M-616 Employment Among Older Workers (lodged on 1 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-609 Entry of Convicted Rapists into the UK (lodged on 29 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-608 Theory on Rape (lodged on 29 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-605# Campbeltown-Ballycastle Ferry (lodged on 29 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-604# Sutherland Report With Respect to Old Age (lodged on 29 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-600 Scottish Borders Economy (lodged on 28 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-599# Epilepsy (lodged on 28 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Cathie Craigie*

S1M-594 Volvo Plant, Irvine (lodged on 25 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-593# Kinlochleven Economic Development (lodged on 25 February 2000) Mr John McAllion*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S1M-587# Fuel Poverty and Housing Bill (lodged on 22 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Irene McGugan*

S1M-582 Introduction of Treatment Notes (lodged on 22 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-581 British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body (lodged on 22 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-574# Carers of the Mentally Ill (lodged on 3 March 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-572 European Union documentation on Lifting of Indonesian Arms Embargo (lodged on 21 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-571 Airdrieonians Football Club (lodged on 21 February 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-570# Milk in Schools (lodged on 21 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-568 Heart Disease (lodged on 18 February 2000) Irene McGugan*

S1M-566# Employment of Children (lodged on 18 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Cathie Craigie*

S1M-562 Volvo Factory, Irvine (lodged on 17 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-555# Maternity Services at Vale of Leven Hospital (Alexandria) (lodged on 16 February 2000) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-547# Children in Glasgow Selling Newspapers Late at Night (lodged on 15 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-546 Chinook (lodged on 15 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

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

S1M-527 Elderly People and the NHS (lodged on 9 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-525 West of Scotland Water Authority (lodged on 9 February 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-501# Urban Tourism (lodged on 3 February 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-494 National Lottery (lodged on 2 February 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-484# Council Tax Collection: Summary Warrant Procedures (lodged on 1 February 2000) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-418# Suicide (lodged on 13 January 2000) Cathie Craigie*

 
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