BUSINESS BULLETIN 113 / 2000
Friday 30 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-1073 Mr Frank McAveety: Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillThat the Parliament endorses the principle of replacing section 93 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 with a provision placing a duty on broadcasters to draw up a code of practice as respects the involvement of candidates in broadcasts pending an election, and agrees that provision to this end in the case of local government elections in Scotland should be considered by the United Kingdom Parliament as part of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill.
*S1M-1072 Mr Jack McConnell: Government Resources and Accounts BillThat the Parliament endorses the principle of the creation of Partnerships UK; agrees that the Scottish Ministers should have the power to take a financial interest in that body to ensure that Scottish interests are safeguarded, and agrees that the relevant provisions in the Government Resources and Accounts Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.
*S1M-1071 Mr Keith Harding: Holding Local Authority Elections in 2002That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that the next local authority elections proceed as planned in 2002, separate from the Scottish Parliament elections in 2003 and in line with the recommendations of the McIntosh Commission and the Kerley Committee; believes that this would help to ensure that local issues are properly aired and debated and would clarify the alternatives open to electors for a level of government that is responsible for a wide range of services and for spending hundreds of millions of pounds of public money, and further believes that such debate would be almost impossible to achieve if a combined Holyrood and council poll was held.
*S1M-1070 Mrs Mary Mulligan: Bright SparksThat the Parliament offers its congratulations to the Bathgate Academy young enterprise company "Brightsparks" on its success in the Scottish National Young Enterprise Scheme and wishes this team further success as the Scottish representatives in the UK finals of the competition.
*S1M-1069 Fergus Ewing: Criminal Injuries CompensationThat the Parliament believes that it is manifestly unjust that victims of sexual abuse are denied compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board scheme purely because that abuse occurred before 1979 and the abuse was committed by a member of the victims family; believes that this distinction is arbitrary and that those victims of such sexual abuse, including Susan Stuart and Jake Strachan, should receive fair compensation, and urges the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majestys Government for the award of such compensation to be made on an ex-gratia basis.
Supported by: Nick Johnston*
*S1M-1068 Fergus Ewing: Scottish Consumer Representation for Gas and Electricity MarketsThat the Parliament notes the exodus of decision-making power with regard to consumer representation for gas and electricity markets from Scotland to the south of England as a result of the Utilities Bill; further notes that whilst one Scottish office will remain open, staff and responsibilities will inevitably be reduced; expresses its concern that the quality of representation may suffer; further expresses its concern that this change will also deprive Scotland of existing jobs, and requests that the Scottish Executive reconsider its position and make representations to Her Majestys Government opposing the proposal in the Utilities Bill that the existing area electricity consumer committee be abolished and replaced with a single Gas and Electricity Consumer Council for the whole of the UK.
S1M-1067 Essential User Fuel Duty Rebate (lodged on 28 June 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Shona Robison*
S1M-1063 Voting Rights for 16 Year Olds (lodged on 27 June 2000) Shona Robison*
S1M-1059 Educational and Training Provision for Scots on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (lodged on 27 June 2000) Shona Robison*
S1M-1053 Sheltered Housing Wardens Night-Time Cover (lodged on 26 June 2000) Shona Robison*
S1M-1052 Access to WIPLL and other New Technologies (lodged on 26 June 2000) Shona Robison*
S1M-1050 Access to Free Music Tuition (lodged on 23 June 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-1037# Support for Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd. Port Glasgow (lodged on 20 June 2000) Kay Ullrich*, John Young*
S1M-1016 Smoking Risks (lodged on 16 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-1009# University of Highlands and Islands (lodged on 14 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-1005# Ailsa Troon Shipyard (lodged on 13 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-1004# Highland Clearances (lodged on 13 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-979# Holocaust Remembrance (lodged on 7 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-958# Palliative Care (lodged on 5 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-952# Dementia Awareness Week (lodged on 5 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-950 Dunkirk 60th Anniversary (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-949 Greenock Morton Football Club (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-948 Hosting the European Football Championship in Scotland (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-943 Webcasts of Parliament (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-941 Unrest at Glenochil Prison (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*, Ben Wallace*, John Scott*, Mary Scanlon*
S1M-937# Galloway Food Producers Outlet (lodged on 1 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-936 Top Award for Fife Beaches (lodged on 1 June 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-919# Scottish Raptor Working Group (lodged on 30 May 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-911# Future Strategy for HIV and AIDS Management (lodged on 25 May 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-898# Scottish Tomato Industry (lodged on 23 May 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-881 Carers' Week 2000 (lodged on 19 May 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-873 AIDS and Hepatitis C Education (lodged on 17 May 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-830# Racing Pigeons (lodged on 10 May 2000) Mr David Davidson*
S1M-824 Breast Cancer Awareness (lodged on 9 May 2000) Mr David Davidson*