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BUSINESS BULLETIN 193 / 2000

Wednesday 13 December 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-1462 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Restructuring-That the Parliament agrees that resolution of the Parliament S1M-37 agreed on 8 June 1999 shall be amended with effect from 8 January 2001 as follows:

Name of Committee: European

Remit: Unchanged.

Maximum number of members: 9.

Name of Committee: Equal Opportunities

Remit: Unchanged.

Maximum number of members: 9.

Name of Committee: Finance

Remit: Unchanged.

Maximum number of members: 7.

Name of Committee: Audit

Remit: Unchanged.

Maximum number of members: 7.

Name of Committee: Health and Community Care

Remit: Unchanged.

Maximum number of members: 9.

Name of Committee: Justice and Home Affairs be renamed Justice I

Remit: to consider and report on matters relating to the administration of civil and criminal justice, the reform of the civil and criminal law and such other matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Justice.

Maximum number of members: 7.

Name of Committee: New Committee to be established and named Justice II

Remit: to consider and report on matters relating to the administration of civil and criminal justice, the reform of the civil and criminal law and such other matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Justice.

Maximum number of members: 7.

Name of Committee: Education, Culture and Sport

Remit: to consider and report on matters relating to school and pre-school education which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs; and on matters relating to the arts, culture and sport which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Environment, Sport and Culture.

Maximum number of members: 7.

Name of Committee: Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector be renamed Social Justice

Remit: to consider and report on matters relating to housing and the voluntary sector and such other related matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Social Justice.

Maximum number of members: 7.

Name of Committee: Transport and the Environment

Remit: to consider and report on matters relating to transport which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Transport; and matters relating to environment and natural heritage which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Environment, Sport and Culture.

Maximum number of members: 9.

Name of Committee: Rural Affairs to be renamed Rural Development

Remit: to consider and report on matters relating to rural development, agriculture and fisheries and such other related matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Rural Development.

Maximum number of members: 11.

 

Name of Committee: Local Government

Remit: to consider and report on matters relating to local government and which fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Finance and Local Government.

Maximum number of members: 7.

and calls upon the Procedures Committee to bring forward amendments to the Standing Orders to allow substitutes with voting rights to be nominated for each of the committees.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1461 Bruce Crawford: Transport-That the Parliament notes with concern and anger the crisis in the rail network in Scotland; regrets the lack of authority, influence or action demonstrated by the Scottish Executive and that the control and legislative powers over the rail industry in Scotland remain primarily reserved matters for Her Majesty's Government, and calls for all the powers over the rail industry in Scotland to be transferred to the Parliament, for the Scottish Executive to be given Scotland's share of new investment in transport infrastructure and for a mechanism to be established so that Scotland's interests are directly represented on cross-border rail matters.

Supported by: Brian Adam*

*S1M-1460 Malcolm Chisholm: Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill - UK Legislation-That the Parliament endorses the need to ban tobacco advertising and promotion in Scotland as proposed to be set out in the Tobacco Advertising and Promotions Bill and agrees in principle that the relevant provisions in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Susan Deacon*

*S1M-1459 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees-That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee-

The Transport and Environment Committee to consider The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/430).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1458 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs-That the Parliament agrees that the following instruments be approved:

The draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 and

The draft Education (National Priorities) (Scotland) Order 2000 and

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/409) and

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/428) and

The draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1457 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees, as an addition to the Business Motion agreed on 7 December 2000:

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after the first Parliamentary Bureau Motions, insert

followed by Debate on Motion of No Confidence

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1457.1 Tricia Marwick: Business Motion-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1457) in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, insert at end "and after the Education, Culture and Sport Committee and Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Debate on SQA Inquiries insert

to be concluded at 1.30 pm"

*S1M-1456 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees

(a) the following programme of business-

Wednesday 20 December 2000

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Transport (Scotland) Bill

2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the Transport (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1389 Cathy Jamieson: Home and Community Safety

(b) that the Local Government Committee reports to the Transport and the Environment Committee by 12 January 2001 on the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/430)

(c) that Stage 1 of the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill be completed by 31 January 2001

and, (d) that Stage 1 of the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill be completed by 18 January 2001.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1455 Roseanna Cunningham: Scrapping of Trident-That the Parliament notes the new position of Labour on the issue of Trident following the statement at a Falkirk West by-election hustings by Major Eric Joyce at which he stated that the present Labour Government was "committed to scrapping Trident"; welcomes this long overdue conversion by New Labour to the Scottish consensus against nuclear weapons; calls upon the Scottish Executive to urge Her Majesty's Government to start the process of scrapping Trident immediately and to seek from Her Majesty's Government the return of the approximately 300 million per annum that Trident costs the people of Scotland, and further calls upon the Executive to invest at least part of that sum in implementing in full the recommendations of the Sutherland Report, as supported by the Health and Community Care Committee.

Supported by: Michael Russell*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Mr John Swinney*

*S1M-1454 Alex Neil: Hepatitis C-That the Parliament notes with concern that there are currently 10,000 people carrying hepatitis C in Scotland and that there may be 50,000 undiagnosed cases; acknowledges that hepatitis C can be treated in a cost-effective manner through a comprehensive system of education, screening and holistic treatment, and recognises the work of C-Level, Capital C and other such groups in their attempts to gain adequate funding so that they might tackle the issue.

*S1M-1453 Nicola Sturgeon: Health and Community Care-That the Parliament is concerned that there are 3,000 fewer beds in the NHS than in 1997 and a further 3,000 beds occupied by patients ready for discharge; is further concerned that there are 900 fewer nurses than in 1996 and that hospital waiting lists have increased by 15% since September 1999; believes that the policies of the Scottish Executive to date have not adequately addressed these issues; notes the imminent publication of the Scottish Health Plan, and calls on the Scottish Executive to include in that plan practical and adequately funded proposals that will ease the pressure on hard pressed NHS staff and deliver real improvements to the quality of care provided to patients in Scotland.

*S1M-1452 Alex Fergusson: Less Favoured Areas-That the Parliament notes the concerns of farmers and crofters from all parts of Scotland regarding the Area Based Payments Scheme which will replace the Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance Scheme; further notes that at least 65% of all recipients will be disadvantaged by this change to such a degree that many currently viable businesses will be rendered unviable, and believes that the Minister for Rural Development must review the situation as soon as is practical in order to redress the situation which will arise in 2003 when the transitional arrangements have their greatest financial impact.

Supported by: David Mundell*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Phil Gallie*

S1M-1451# Glasgow Acute Service Review Inquiry (lodged on 11 December 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-1448 Motion of No Confidence (lodged on 8 December 2000) Irene McGugan*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-1447 NHS in Grampian (lodged on 8 December 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1446 Scottish Qualifications Authority (lodged on 8 December 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

*S1M-1446.1 Mr Brian Monteith: Scottish Qualifications Authority: Withdrawn

S1M-1445 Motion of No Confidence (lodged on 8 December 2000) David Mundell*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, John Scott*

S1M-1444# Homelessness and Access to Education (lodged on 7 December 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Pauline McNeill*, Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1443 Less Favoured Areas Subsidy (lodged on 7 December 2000) Alex Neil*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1442 Dumfries and Galloway Standard's Millennium Jobs Crusade (lodged on 7 December 2000) Alex Fergusson*, Nick Johnston*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Phil Gallie*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1441 AGS and Audit Committee Reports on Holyrood Project (lodged on 7 December 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1440 Equal Rights for Gartmore Forestry Development Objectors (lodged on 7 December 2000) Bruce Crawford*, Pauline McNeill*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1439 Less Favoured Areas (lodged on 6 December 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-1437# Economy of Highlands and Islands (lodged on 6 December 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-1436# Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision (lodged on 6 December 2000) Alex Neil*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Alasdair Morgan*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-1435 Act of Settlement (lodged on 6 December 2000) Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Bruce Crawford*, Irene McGugan*, Brian Adam*, Alex Neil*, Kay Ullrich*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr George Reid*, Linda Fabiani*, Alasdair Morgan*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1427 Public Inquiry into Chhokar Case (lodged on 7 December 2000) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-1421 Sea Eagle Project (lodged on 4 December 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1420# Scottish Berry Project (lodged on 4 December 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1419# Human Cloning (lodged on 4 December 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1418 Scottish Women Against Pornography (lodged on 4 December 2000) Pauline McNeill*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1417 European Day of Disabled Persons (lodged on 4 December 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-1414 Right to Fly Scotland's Flag (lodged on 30 November 2000) Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-1413 St Andrew's Day National Holiday (lodged on 30 November 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-1393 Fullarton Computer Industries (Gourock) Ltd. (lodged on 24 November 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1392 Proposal for a Protection from Abuse Bill (lodged on 23 November 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1391 Meals on Wheels Week (lodged on 23 November 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1366# "Couping" of Clydesdale Horses (lodged on 16 November 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1348# Neurology Services (lodged on 14 November 2000) Pauline McNeill*

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

S1M-1251# Discrimination Against Teaching Centres of Artistic Excellence (lodged on 5 October 2000) Dr Winnie Ewing*


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