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BUSINESS BULLETIN 112 / 2000

Thursday 29 June 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-1067 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Essential User Fuel Duty Rebate—That the Parliament notes that, as a consequence of high taxation, the cost of providing fuel for road haulage companies in Scotland is double that of our European neighbours; notes that, as a consequence, the number of road miles travelled by lorry has not been reduced, merely that Scottish drivers and operators are being undercut and displaced by continental drivers and operators, and that across Scotland the cost of goods is rising to reflect increasing transport costs; further notes the answer to question S1W-7586 by Sarah Boyack on 26 June 2000, indicating that the Scottish Executive would carefully consider any proposals by the Road Haulage Association for an essential user rebate; therefore draws the attention of the Scottish Executive to the proposals published by the Road Haulage Association for an essential user rebate for fuel duty, a scheme which would ensure that on valid business journeys the cost of fuel to Scottish operators was brought into line with the cost of fuel to our nearest continental neighbours, by rebating the excess taxation charged here, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to publish a detailed consideration of the impacts and benefits of such a scheme.

*S1M-1066# Helen Eadie: Technology and Customer Services—That the Parliament welcomes the use of new technology in the public and private sectors; notes however that advances in technology, such as the use of voicemail or pre-recorded messages to direct a customer through a telephone system, should not be used as a substitute for direct customer service, and believes that the businesses and residents of Dunfermline East should be given the option of talking directly to a person to have their concerns addressed promptly.,

*S1M-1065 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that for Stage 3 of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion at the following times –

Amendments – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes after Stage 3 begins

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 2 hours after Stage 3 begins.

Supported by: Iain Smith*

*S1M-1064 Trish Godman: Ferguson Shipbuilders and Western Ferries—That the Parliament warmly congratulates the management and workforce of Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd., Port Glasgow, for securing a contract to build a passenger ferry vessel for Western Ferries; is of the view that this important order demonstrates, in the clearest possible way, that the Port Glasgow yard deservedly enjoys a first class reputation as a builder of specialist vessels, and believes that this contract will be followed by others which will enable the yard to sustain its important role in both the Inverclyde economy and the United Kingdom shipbuilding industry.

S1M-1063 Voting Rights for 16 Year Olds (lodged on 27 June 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S1M-1059 Educational and Training Provision for Scots on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (lodged on 27 June 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Fergus Ewing*

S1M-1053 Sheltered Housing Wardens Night-Time Cover (lodged on 26 June 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

*S1M-1051.1 Alex Johnstone: Forward Strategy for Agriculture—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1051) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from "the steps" to end and insert "steps being taken to secure a sustainable future for the agricultural industry as part of the social, economic and environmental fabric of rural Scotland; recognises agriculture as the main economic driver in rural Scotland; deplores the lack of urgency being shown by the Scottish Executive in addressing the short-term problems of Scotland’s farmers, and calls for a speedy conclusion to the series of consultations on an agricultural strategy so that action can be initiated to protect the future of the farming industry."

*S1M-1051.2 Irene McGugan: Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1051) in the name of Ross Finnie, insert at end "but recognises that the re-negotiation of the Common Agricultural Policy will be a major factor affecting the future of Scottish agriculture and regrets that, under the current constitutional settlement, Scotland will not have its own voice in these negotiations."

S1M-1050 Access to Free Music Tuition (lodged on 23 June 2000) Robert Brown*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1049# Glasgow Airport Direct Rail Link (lodged on 23 June 2000) Michael Matheson*, Robert Brown*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1048 Library of Alexandria (lodged on 23 June 2000) Irene McGugan*, Fiona Hyslop*, Michael Matheson*

S1M-1046 Use of Differential Inflation Rates in Calculating Benefits and Taxes (lodged on 22 June 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1045.1 Nuclear Power in Germany (lodged on 27 June 2000) Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S1M-1044 Scottish Criminal Records Office Checks on Voluntary Organisations (lodged on 21 June 2000) Robert Brown*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1042 Breast Feeding and Returning to Work (lodged on 21 June 2000) Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Scott Barrie*

S1M-1041 Forgotten Children Campaign (lodged on 21 June 2000) Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Scott Barrie*

S1M-1040# Food Safety (lodged on 21 June 2000) Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Scott Barrie*

S1M-1039 Moratorium on GM Crop Farm Scale Trials (lodged on 21 June 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-1037# Support for Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd. Port Glasgow (lodged on 20 June 2000) Michael Matheson*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, Nick Johnston*

S1M-1028 Road Traffic Fine Revenue (lodged on 20 June 2000) Michael Matheson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1025# Cashmere in Crisis (lodged on 20 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-1023# Failure to Reinstate Arbroath to Assisted Area Status (lodged on 19 June 2000) Alex Johnstone*

S1M-1020 British-Irish Council and Aberdeen (lodged on 16 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-1016 Smoking Risks (lodged on 16 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-1005# Ailsa Troon Shipyard (lodged on 13 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-1004# Highland Clearances (lodged on 13 June 2000) Michael Matheson*, Scott Barrie*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-995 Renewable Energy and Domestic Wind Turbines (lodged on 9 June 2000) Scott Barrie*

S1M-994# Body Piercing (lodged on 9 June 2000) Scott Barrie*

S1M-990 Highland Council Housing Stock Transfer (lodged on 8 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-989 Scotswoman of the Year (lodged on 8 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-982# Alcohol Misuse (lodged on 7 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-981# Scotland Bid For Euro 2008 (lodged on 7 June 2000) Michael Matheson*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S1M-979# Holocaust Remembrance (lodged on 7 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-961 Parthenon Marbles (lodged on 6 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-958# Palliative Care (lodged on 5 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-952# Dementia Awareness Week (lodged on 5 June 2000) Scott Barrie*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-948 Hosting the European Football Championship in Scotland (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-946# STG Pension Fund (lodged on 2 June 2000) Michael Matheson*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-941 Unrest at Glenochil Prison (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr Murray Tosh*, Alex Johnstone*, Miss Annabel Goldie*

S1M-939 Animal Welfare and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (lodged on 1 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-938 Expenditure on Beach and Coastal Maintenance (lodged on 1 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-934 The New Testament in Scots (lodged on 1 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-933# Crown Prosecution and the Piper Alpha Disaster (lodged on 2 June 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-928# Macular Disease (lodged on 31 May 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-909 Post Office Pension Fund (lodged on 24 May 2000) Michael Matheson*

S1M-903# Carrick - City of Adelaide (lodged on 23 May 2000) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S1M-657# Retention of the Agricultural Wages Board (lodged on 13 March 2000) Linda Fabiani*

 
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