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Friday 27 October 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-1288 Mr Brian Monteith: Recognition of the Success of the British Paralympic Team—That the Parliament extends its warmest congratulations to Caroline Innes from Fife on her achievement of winning two athletics gold medals in the 200 and 400 metre events, and for establishing a new 200 metre world record, and to all 214 members of the British Paralympic team competing in the Sydney Games, who have so far won more than 70 medals and produced a number of personal best performances.

*S1M-1287# Christine Grahame: Funding for Disabled People and their Carers—That the Parliament recognises that the current levels of social security benefits for disabled people and their carers do not meet the costs of either disability or care; further recognises that means testing for community care services penalises both disabled people and their carers, and believes that the Scottish Executive should investigate and report separately on (a) income levels of disabled people and their carers, (b) take-up of services by disabled people and their carers and (c) social inclusion and equality of opportunity for these groups.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson*

*S1M-1286 Tommy Sheridan: Glasgow Light Rail Scheme—That the Parliament believes that the construction of a light rail scheme in Glasgow would provide enormous benefits to the city in relation to jobs, improving the environment, tackling congestion and related pollution and regenerating the city as a tourist attraction; resolves therefore to reappraise urgently the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive’s private legislation proposal for a light rail scheme promoted in 1994 but rejected by four Parliamentary Commissioners, appointed under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, in 1996, and agrees that this matter deserves to be investigated by the Minister for Transport and the Environment immediately.

*S1M-1285# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Establishment of a Children's Fund—That the Parliament applauds the decision of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to establish a Children’s Fund south of the border as a way of providing funding to local organisations and communities to tackle child poverty; believes that such a fund will go a long way to help young people develop their own projects and solutions to everyday problems, fund existing initiatives, support voluntary and local community projects and help promote children’s involvement in services; is concerned that the Scottish Executive appears hesitant about establishing a Children’s Fund in Scotland, and calls for consultation with community children’s organisations and young people on the establishment of an innovative and creative Children’s Fund, without the complex system of partnerships and funding mazes that bedevil so many other of their strategies.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani*

*S1M-1284# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Voluntary Sector Access to Criminal Record Information—That the Parliament welcomes plans to introduce detailed criminal record checks on people working with children under 18 from July 2001; notes, however, that many voluntary organisations are deeply concerned at having to pay to obtain enhanced criminal record certificates; believes such costs place an extra burden on groups working with children; accepts the consensus position within the voluntary sector that it should not have to pay for access to vital child protection information; understands that financial barriers placed in the way of organisations working with children mean fewer safe environments for children and create a barrier to social inclusion, and asks the Scottish Executive to ensure that the voluntary sector free access across the board to criminal record information.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani*

*S1M-1283 Alasdair Morgan: High Fuel Prices—That the Parliament expresses its continued concern at the escalating price of fuel and calls upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer to take measures to lessen the impact of such high fuel costs on the economic well-being of Scotland and its people and to encourage other EU member states to discourage the illegal transportation of fuel across national boundaries.

S1M-1282 Aberdeen Alternative Festival (lodged on 25 October 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1280 Palestinian Resolution (lodged on 25 October 2000) Kate MacLean*, Mr John Munro*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Margaret Smith*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Maureen Macmillan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*, Alex Neil*, Donald Gorrie*, Ian Jenkins*, Mr Michael McMahon*

S1M-1279 East Coast Mainline Rail Services (lodged on 25 October 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1276# Condition of Medical Equipment (lodged on 24 October 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Shona Robison*, Alex Neil*

S1M-1274 Independent Police Complaints Tribunal (lodged on 24 October 2000) Shona Robison*, Alex Neil*

S1M-1273# Compensation for Mesothelioma Sufferers (lodged on 24 October 2000) John Scott*, Mike Watson*, Scott Barrie*, Shona Robison*, Margaret Jamieson*, Hugh Henry*, Alex Neil*

S1M-1272 Govan Shipyard (lodged on 24 October 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*, Rhoda Grant*, Scott Barrie*, Margaret Jamieson*, Hugh Henry*

S1M-1265# School Milk (lodged on 17 October 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Tricia Marwick*

S1M-1263# Caledonian MacBrayne (lodged on 16 October 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-1261 Scottish Parliamentary Bursary (lodged on 13 October 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-1258 Congratulations to Shirley Robertson (lodged on 10 October 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1257 Cannabis and the Scottish Criminal Justice System (lodged on 10 October 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-1255 Review of Sex Offenders Act 1997 (lodged on 6 October 2000) Nick Johnston*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Dennis Canavan*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ian Jenkins*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-1253# Scots and Chronic Pain (lodged on 6 October 2000) Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1252 Evaluation of Open Day (lodged on 6 October 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-1251# Discrimination Against Teaching Centres of Artistic Excellence (lodged on 5 October 2000) Mary Scanlon*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-1248 Macmillan Cancer Relief (lodged on 5 October 2000) Mary Scanlon*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-1247 Youth Hostels (lodged on 5 October 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-1243# SSSI, SPA and SAC Designations (lodged on 4 October 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1242# Community Care Services for Elderly People (lodged on 4 October 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-1237 British Olympic Success (lodged on 3 October 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1234 Children's and Maternal Services at Yorkhill (lodged on 3 October 2000) Elaine Smith*

S1M-1231 The Possible Extinction of the Great Apes (lodged on 2 October 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-1230 Voluntary Organisations for Disabled People (lodged on 29 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1221 Steve Redgrave (lodged on 27 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1218# Tinnitus (lodged on 26 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1208# Recognition of Pigeon Racing (lodged on 22 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1206# Abercorn Primary School West Lothian (lodged on 22 September 2000) Phil Gallie*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1204# Fife Council Education Overspend (lodged on 21 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1201 Business AM (lodged on 20 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1200 British American Tobacco (lodged on 20 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1199# Breast Cancer Awareness (lodged on 20 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1198# Job Losses at Inveresk Group (lodged on 20 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1193 Local Government Strike Action (lodged on 19 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1192 Report by the Auditor General into the Holyrood Project (lodged on 19 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1186 Orderly Conduct of Fuel Protestors (lodged on 14 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1181 Transport Policy Adding Costs to Business (lodged on 14 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1173 Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (lodged on 12 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1172 Democratic Accountability of Non-Departmental Public Bodies (lodged on 12 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1171# Waiver of Groundwater Maintenance Charge (lodged on 11 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1162 Exam Crisis (lodged on 11 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1154 Third World Debt (lodged on 7 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1150# 0345 Phone Number for the Parliament (lodged on 7 September 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1116# Age Discrimination in the NHS (lodged on 9 August 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1059 Educational and Training Provision for Scots on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (lodged on 27 June 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-998 Jubilee 2000 (lodged on 12 June 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-617 Health Provision in Scotland (lodged on 1 March 2000) Mr John McAllion*

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