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BUSINESS BULLETIN 78 / 2000

Wednesday 10 May 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-829# Mr Lloyd Quinan: Kvaerner Energy, Clydebank-That the Parliament notes that the Kvaerner Energy employees at Clydebank face an uncertain future under the planned change of management; further notes the modest reassurances sought by the employees over their future employment, namely the maintenance by the new owners of all current Kvaerner employment conditions including the enhanced redundancy package for all employees and written guarantees from the new owners that the current Kvaerner pension plan arrangements and conditions will be honoured, that there will be no new redundancies after the takeover and the securing of a General Electric workload before the end of 2002, and that, in the event of redundancies after 2002, any redundancy payments will be on at least the same enhanced terms as Kvaerner offered during 1999-2000; and fully supports the workforce in its efforts to secure these conditions, and believes that government intervention through the already established Kvaerner Energy Working Party should be geared to secure these aims.

*S1M-828 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees to the following revision to the Business Programme as agreed on 4 May 2000:

Members' Business on Wednesday 10 May will now be on the subject of S1M-737, David Davidson: A90 Upgrade and Members' Business on Thursday 11 May will be on the subject of S1M-769, Mr John Munro: The Black Cuillin.

*S1M-827 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees-That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committees:

The Social Inclusion, Housing and the Voluntary Sector Committee to consider The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation) Order 2000, (SSI 2000/draft) and,

The Health and Community Care Committee to consider The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000.

*S1M-826 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business-

Wednesday 17 May 2000

10.00 am Time for Reflection

followed by Executive Debate on Glasgow Regeneration

12.00 pm Ministerial Statement on the Agricultural Holdings White Paper

followed by Continuation of the Executive Debate on Glasgow Regeneration

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-599 Mike Watson: Epilepsy

Thursday 18 May 2000

9.30 am Executive Debate on Community Care

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement

4.15 pm Stage 1 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-704 Dorothy Grace Elder: Slopping Out in Scottish Prisons

Wednesday 24 May 2000

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Non Executive Business - Scottish National Party

2.30 pm Ministerial Statement

3.00 pm Stage 1 Debate - National Parks (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-724 Johann Lamont: Jobs and Training in the Construction Industry

Thursday 25 May 2000

9.30 am Ministerial Statement

10.00 am Executive Debate on Rural Scotland - A New Approach

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 - debate on the subject of S1M-653 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Dyspraxia

*S1M-825 Nick Johnston: NHS Tayside-That the Parliament notes that the interim report of the task force into the alleged 12 million deficit in Tayside Acute Hospital Trust has revealed a lack of health leadership, poor communication between the Trust and its staff, inadequate interchange between Tayside Health Board and the Acute Hospital Trust and less than robust financial procedures, leading to inaccuracies in budgeting, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that any remedial action to recover the overspend will not impact on the healthcare offered to the people of Tayside nor unduly prejudice the outcome of the local acute services review.

Supported by: David McLetchie*, David Mundell*, Phil Gallie*

*S1M-824 Ms Margo MacDonald: Breast Cancer Awareness-That the Parliament commends the work done by the Scottish Breast Cancer Campaign (SBCC) in raising the public profile of breast cancer in Scotland through its innovative health promotion and awareness programmes; notes that some 3,000 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer in Scotland, half of whom will die of the disease, and therefore welcomes the latest initiative by the SBCC to survey women referred to breast cancer clinics in Scotland in order to establish a comprehensive picture of the service as experienced by them. R

*S1M-823 Peter Peacock: Special Educational Needs-That the Parliament welcomes the publication on 9 May 2000 of the Scottish Executive's progress report Improving our Schools: The Special Educational Needs Programme of Action and endorses the Executive's policies of support for children and young people with special educational needs.

*S1M-822# Mr Keith Harding: Bell Baxter High School in Cupar-That the Parliament notes that Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, Fife has operated on a split-site for the past 40 years, that pupils must walk along busy roads between both sites to attend classes with a loss of teaching time, and that Fife Council's capital programme for the school will take four years to implement and will nevertheless omit the refurbishment of the swimming pool and gymnasium and the provision of community facilities, and believes that the Scottish Executive should review the situation as a matter of urgency in order to determine whether it is able to assist Fife Council to resolve this problem at the earliest opportunity.

*S1M-821# Cathy Peattie: National Volunteer Week-That the Parliament notes that National Volunteer Week begins on Thursday 1 June 2000; believes that volunteers are an essential element of social wellbeing, and hopes that the week will encourage wider participation in volunteering.

*S1M-820# Mrs Mary Mulligan: "Working Together" Project-That the Parliament congratulates West Lothian Council on its "Working Together" project undertaken with the Benefits Agency; notes that in the first month of operation the project resulted in an extrapolated total of 162,000 extra income per annum for West Lothian pensioners, and agrees that other local authorities should emulate this innovative and effective approach to alleviating pensioner poverty.

Supported by: Bristow Muldoon*

*S1M-819 Michael Russell: Removal of Lesmahagow and Douglas from Assisted Areas Map-That the Parliament notes that many parts of the Lesmahagow and Douglas areas of Lanarkshire suffer from some of the most serious poverty and social exclusion in Scotland; further notes that these areas have unemployment rates well above the national average; regrets the recent decision to remove the areas of Douglas and Lesmahagow from the Assisted Areas map, and urges the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government to reverse its recent decision or mitigate its harmful effects.

S1M-818 State of the Nation (lodged on 8 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Brian Adam*

*S1M-818.1 David McLetchie: State of the Nation-As an amendment to motion (S1M-818) in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, leave out from first "notes" to end and insert "regrets that the Scottish Executive has failed to address the issues that really matter to the Scottish people, which has led to growing public disillusionment with its performance; believes that far greater priority should be given to addressing rising crime, raising standards in our schools, improving our transport infrastructure and tackling the crisis in the countryside and the problems of our health service, and notes that the SNP, instead of addressing these issues, continues to promote further constitutional upheaval which would be deeply damaging to the interests of everyone living in Scotland."

*S1M-818.2 Mr Jim Wallace: State of the Nation-As an amendment to motion (S1M-818) in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, leave out from " regrets" to end and insert "recognises that the Partnership Executive working with the Parliament is already delivering on the commitments contained in the Programme for Government to make real and sustained improvements to the economic prosperity and social wellbeing of the people of Scotland; recognises that devolution is the settled will of the majority of the people of Scotland, and rejects independence for Scotland as a backward step."

S1M-817 Edinburgh College of Art (lodged on 8 May 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-816 Committee on Substance Abuse (lodged on 8 May 2000) Scott Barrie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Brian Adam*

S1M-815 Safer Routes to Schools (lodged on 8 May 2000) Scott Barrie*, Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-814 Dispersal of Scottish Executive and Public Body Jobs throughout Scotland (lodged on 5 May 2000) Brian Adam*, Shona Robison*, Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-813 National Transplant Unit for Scotland (lodged on 5 May 2000) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-812# Army Uniform Contract (lodged on 5 May 2000) Kay Ullrich*, Shona Robison*

S1M-809# Right to Respite (lodged on 4 May 2000) Shona Robison*, Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-808# Shinty (lodged on 4 May 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-807 Gourock-Dunoon Ferry Service (lodged on 4 May 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-806# Malawi (lodged on 4 May 2000) Brian Adam*, Shona Robison*

S1M-805 Local Veterinary Inspector Fees: Competitive Tendering (lodged on 4 May 2000) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-802# Scottish National Dictionary Association (lodged on 3 May 2000) Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Bruce Crawford*

S1M-788# National Breast-feeding Awareness Week (14-20 May) (lodged on 28 April 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-787# Standard Life Mutuality (lodged on 28 April 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-782# Plight of Blairingone Residents (lodged on 26 April 2000) Scott Barrie*

S1M-779# Lord Advocate and Freedom of Information (lodged on 26 April 2000) Scott Barrie*

S1M-778 Assisted Area Map (lodged on 26 April 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-774# National Asthma Campaign Scotland (lodged on 25 April 2000) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-768# Closure of Public Toilets in NE Scotland (lodged on 20 April 2000) Mr David Davidson*

S1M-742# Doon Valley Heritage Centre, Dunaskin (lodged on 5 April 2000) Dr Winnie Ewing*, Scott Barrie*

S1M-690# Fast Ferry Across the Forth Estuary (lodged on 23 March 2000) Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-653# Dyspraxia (lodged on 9 March 2000) Scott Barrie*

 

 
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