BUSINESS BULLETIN 94/1999
Thursday 18 November 1999
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-298 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Local Government FundingThat the Parliament agrees to support the motion from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA) whereby "Local government calls on the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Parliament to (a) make provision in the local government settlements to fund pay awards; (b) allow councils more discretion and more freedom in setting their budgets; (c) provide, as a matter of urgency, additional resources to enable councils to improve the structure and fabric of their schools, infrastructure and other community facilities; and (d) make a commitment to the early introduction of legislation granting councils a Power of General Competence to act in the interests of their communities."
*S1M-297# Dr Sylvia Jackson: Cornton ValeThat the Parliament recognises the contribution "half way houses" could make, not only in ensuring far more effective treatment and aftercare for drug related crimes, but also to creating a supportive and structured environment for many of the women presently within Cornton Vale.
Supported by: Mr Keith Raffan*
*S1M-296.1 Miss Annabel Goldie: Modernisation of the Scottish EconomyAs an amendment to motion (S1M-296) in the name of Henry McLeish, leave out all from "initiatives" to end and insert "improving our education system and our transport infrastructure; and in particular urges the Scottish Executive to promote an expanded enterprise base by encouraging a new culture of risk management in Scotland to enhance the opportunities for new and young entrepreneurs."
*S1M-296.2 Mr John Swinney: Modernisation of the Scotish EconomyAs an amendment to motion (S1M-296) in the name of Henry McLeish, leave out from "encourage" to end and insert "will create new wealth and sustainable employment but regrets that these ambitions will be difficult to realise due to the absence of macro-economic powers from this Parliament."
Supported by: Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Brian Adam*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Alex Neil*
*S1M-296.3 Tommy Sheridan: Modernisation of Scottish EconomyAs an amendment to motion (S1M-296) in the name of Henry McLeish, insert at end "and further accepts the need for an extension of public ownership and democratic control in order to guarantee quality of service provision and employment conditions in the 21st century."
Supported by: Dennis Canavan*
*S1M-295.1 Fiona McLeod: Digital Scotland InitiativeAs an amendment to motion (S1M-295) in the name of Peter Peacock, delete from "help develop" to end and insert "produce an Integrated Information Strategy for Scotland which aims to influence the global development of the information society, ensures the development of an information society at national level and supports regional and local information society development in Scotland, which ensures the implementation of the strategy in and across every sphere and sector of Scottish society, and which will produce a National Action Plan in line with the European Commissions Information Society Action Plan that addresses the priority areas for action and has a clear timetable for achievement and progress."
Supported by: Michael Russell*, Alasdair Morgan*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Linda Fabiani*
S1M-294# Closure of Penninghame Open Prison (lodged on 16 November 1999) Alex Fergusson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-291 Reinstatement of Home International Football Championship (lodged on 16 November 1999) Mr Kenneth Gibson*
S1M-290# Children's Hospice Association Scotland (lodged on 16 November 1999) Roseanna Cunningham*
*S1M-289 Mr Kenny MacAskill: GM FoodsThat the Parliament notes that research indicates that the current 50m exclusion zone around trial sites is inadequate, because pollen can be carried more than four km from the site and that the current scientific research does not provide conclusive proof that genetically modified foods are not harmful to health; believes that nature has no boundaries and that undertaking genetically modified trials in Scotland could contaminate conventional crops and land, irrevocably jeopardising Scotlands reputation as a quality food producer; and recommends the implementation of environmental legislation under the jurisdiction of the Scottish Parliament with the aim of making Scotland a nation free of genetically modified crops and foods.
Supported by: Tricia Marwick
S1M-287# European Freight and Passenger Terminal in Fife (lodged on 16 November 1999) Irene McGugan*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*
S1M-286# Neurosurgical Services in Tayside and Fife (lodged on 15 November 1999) Ben Wallace*
S1M-282 Cannabis and the Scottish Criminal Justice System (lodged on 12 November 1999) Irene McGugan*, Mr Mike Rumbles*, Robin Harper*
S1M-281# Proposed Accommodation at Holyrood (lodged on 12 November 1999) Ben Wallace*, Michael Matheson*, Brian Adam*
S1M-278 Scottish Beef Export to France (lodged on 11 November 1999) Andrew Wilson*
S1M-277 Chechnya (lodged on 11 November 1999) Ben Wallace*, Michael Matheson*, Brian Adam*, Andrew Wilson*
S1M-276 BBC Resources and BBC Worldwide (lodged on 11 November 1999) Andrew Wilson*
S1M-275# Pollokshaws Sports Centre (lodged on 11 November 1999) Andrew Wilson*
S1M-274 Investigation Into Water Charges (lodged on 11 November 1999) Andrew Wilson*, Brian Adam*
S1M-272# Credit Union (lodged on 11 November 1999) Mr Andy Kerr*R, Andrew Wilson*
S1M-270# East Coast Electrification (lodged on 10 November 1999) Andrew Wilson*
S1M-265 Location of Meetings of the Parliament (lodged on 9 November 1999) Andrew Wilson*
S1M-264# Police Resources and Special Events (lodged on 9 November 1999) Michael Matheson*, Andrew Wilson*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-261# The Kintyre Economy (lodged on 9 November 1999) Rhoda Grant*
S1M-259# Traditional Music in Scotland (lodged on 8 November 1999) Andrew Wilson*
S1M-248 Marks and Spencer (lodged on 2 November 1999) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-241# Scottish Film Industry (lodged on 2 November 1999) Brian Adam*
S1M-224# French Ban on Scottish Beef (lodged on 26 October 1999) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-207 Pensions Increase (lodged on 15 October 1999) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-206 Respect Campaign (lodged on 15 October 1999) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-205# Helicopter Crash on Mull of Kintyre (lodged on 14 October 1999) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-188# Stracathro Hospital (lodged on 5 October 1999) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*
S1M-183 Advisory Committees (lodged on 5 October 1999) Mr Kenneth Gibson*
S1M-117 Act of Settlement (lodged on 1 September 1999) Mr Andy Kerr*, Mr Mike Rumbles*