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Tuesday 28 November 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-1400 Jackie Baillie: Domestic Abuse-That the Parliament approves the final Report of the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse, endorses the National Strategy to Address Domestic Abuse in Scotland and welcomes the funding package which has been put in place to implement the recommendations of the Partnership.

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran*

*S1M-1399 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2000-That the Health and Community Care Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/409) be approved.

Supported by: Susan Deacon*

*S1M-1398 Mr Jim Wallace: The Advice and Assistance (Assistance By Way Of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001-That the Justice and Home Affairs Committee recommends that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001 be approved.

Supported by: Iain Gray*

*S1M-1397# Nick Johnston: Pornography in W H Smith Stores-That the Parliament notes with disapproval the decision of W H Smith to reintroduce pornography to its stores; urges the company to reconsider its decision to sell material which is not only offensive to many people but which reinforces practices of exploitation and discrimination; further asserts that such material does nothing to enhance society, has a corrosive effect on the morality of Scotland and debases not just those who are inadvertently forced into contact with it and are by the nature of their employment compelled to offer it for sale, and also asserts that such material demeans Scotland as a nation and that the Parliament would welcome any action which would encourage the removal of such filth from public display and sale.

*S1M-1396 Fergus Ewing: Dispensing of Prescription Only Medicines by Veterinary Surgeons-That the Parliament believes that it is essential for animal welfare and for farmers and others who look after livestock and other animals that veterinary surgeons retain the privilege to dispense prescription only medicines; further believes that the abolition of the right of veterinary surgeons to dispense prescription only medicines would cause severe practical difficulties and create real risks that some animals will not be treated thus compromising their welfare, and further believes that the removal of this right would jeopardise the viability of provision of care for some animals, given low commercial animal values, and that the current system allows planned health visits by veterinary surgeons to farms involving routine preventative and treatment medicines recommended and sold by the veterinary practice so as to cross-subsidise emergency illness care to individual animals at rates which would otherwise not be independently viable.

*S1M-1395# David Mundell: Abuse of Older and Disabled People-That the Parliament congratulates Dumfries and District Women's Aid on securing funding for a project worker to deal exclusively with women over 50 years of age and/or disabled women and notes that this is the first project of its kind in the United Kingdom; expresses its concern at the apparent increase in the abuse of older and disabled people, and believes that the Scottish Executive should support and encourage projects which seek to highlight and tackle this important issue.

*S1M-1394 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Polish Links with Scotland-That the Parliament congratulates Stirling University on its superb initiative in establishing the Centre for Research in Polish History and expresses great pleasure that Dr Stanislaw Kornorowski, the Polish Ambassador, is delivering the inaugural annual lecture on 29 November 2000 which is being dedicated to the memory of the heroic General Stanislaw Maczek; pays tribute to the vibrant contribution to life in Scotland made by the Polish community, and hopes that, through the new centre, people will honour the massive wartime effort of Poles in the liberation of Europe, from the Polish mathematicians who were amongst those who cracked the Enigma code to the Polish forces who trained in Scotland for some of the most ferocious battles of the Second World War.

S1M-1393 Fullarton Computer Industries (Gourock) Ltd. (lodged on 24 November 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1391 Meals on Wheels Week (lodged on 23 November 2000) Mr Brian Monteith*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1390# Scotch Whisky Opt-out from EU Directive (lodged on 23 November 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1388# A Balanced Energy Policy (lodged on 23 November 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*

*S1M-1388.1 Dorothy-Grace Elder: A Balanced Energy Policy-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1388) in the name of Mr John Home Robertson, leave out from "welcomes" to end and insert "acknowledges the necessity of decommissioning nuclear facilities such as Hunterston A and Dounreay; further acknowledges that nuclear power stations are a hideous blot on the landscape in areas such as the Torness Power Station, Dunbar; recognises public scepticism over the safety of nuclear energy when considering events such as the loss of radiation sources at Hunterson A; further recognises the future environmental and economic benefits of developing our expertise in renewable energy which would provide jobs in a safe environment; is mindful of the Europe wide impact of the Chernobyl catastrophe, and notes that the German and other modern minded governments have signed a treaty not to build any nuclear power stations in future and calls for more up to date thinking in Scotland with respect to the future power policy.

S1M-1385 Influenza Vaccination (lodged on 22 November 2000) Christine Grahame*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1374# Children's Rights (lodged on 20 November 2000) Christine Grahame*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1368# Drug Assisted Sexual Assualt (lodged on 17 November 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Christine Grahame*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1367 Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill (lodged on 16 November 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-1366# "Couping" of Clydesdale Horses (lodged on 16 November 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Christine Grahame*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1365# Cosmetic Shoeing on Clydesdale Horses (lodged on 16 November 2000) Christine Grahame*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1364# Action for Biodiversity (lodged on 16 November 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1363# Let's Keep It Safe (lodged on 15 November 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Christine Grahame*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1362# Dangerous and Careless Driving (lodged on 15 November 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1360 Inverkeithing's Park-and-Ride Facility (lodged on 15 November 2000) Nick Johnston*

S1M-1359 Distribution of Magazines to Supermarkets (lodged on 17 November 2000) Christine Grahame*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1349# Prisoners Of War - Too Little, Too Late (lodged on 14 November 2000) Christine Grahame*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1348# Neurology Services (lodged on 14 November 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1343# Public Safety in Scottish Waters (lodged on 13 November 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-1341# Energy Review (lodged on 10 November 2000) Bruce Crawford*



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