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BUSINESS BULLETIN 98/1999

Wednesday 24 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-318# Cathie Craigie: Use of British Sign Language in the Scottish Parliament—That the Parliament recognises the importance and necessity of British Sign Language by integrating signing into the plenary sessions of the Parliament.
 
 

*S1M-317 Iain Gray: Carers' Strategy—That the Parliament welcomes the Executive’s commitment in its Programme for Government to introduce a Carer’s Strategy for Scotland to assist unpaid carers, and approves the Executive’s proposals for that strategy. 

Supported by: Susan Deacon
 
 

*S1M-316 Phil Gallie: Law and Order—That the Parliament expresses concern over the substantial drop in the number of serving police officers over the last two years, the reversal of the falling crime rates inherited, the rising number of drugs-related deaths, the shortsighted and ill considered prison closure programme and staff redundancies instigated by the Executive’s 13 million raid of Scottish Prison Service funds, the Executive’s lack of emphasis on and support for the victims of crime and the shambles in our courts resulting from Her Majesty’s Government’s decision to incorporate the European Convention of Human Rights into Scots Law, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to live up to its Partnership Agreement promise to be "tough on crime and the criminals who blight our communities".

Supported by: Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Bill Aitken*, David McLetchie*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

*S1M-315 Mr Tom McCabe (Hamilton South) (Lab) on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 1 December 1999

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business debate on the subject of S1M-238, Cathy Jamieson: Co-operative and Mutual Sector in Scotland

Thursday 2 December 1999

9.30 am Debate on a motion by the Scottish National Party

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Question Time

3.00 pm Open Question Time

followed by, no

later than 3.15 pm Debate on an Executive motion on Equalities

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business debate on the subject of S1M-287, Bruce Crawford: European Freight and Passenger Terminal In Fife

Wednesday 8 December 1999

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Ministerial Statement on Local Government Finance

followed by Debate on Executive Motion on Sea Fisheries

followed by Parliamentary Bureau motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 9 December 1999

9.30 am Stage 1 Debate on Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau motions

2.30 pm Question Time

3.00 pm Open Question Time

followed by, no

later than 3.15 pm Ministerial Statement 

followed by, no 

later than 3.45 pm Debate on a Report by the Procedures Committee 

5.00 pm Decision Time
 
 

followed by Members' Business
 
 

*S1M-314.1 Bill Aitken: Social Justice Targets—As an amendment to motion (S1M-314) in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander, leave out from "agrees" to end and insert "notes the Scottish Executive’s publication of Social Justice - a Scotland where everyone matters which sets out statements not targets; does not provide any proposals for action or details of funding; does not set out any meaningful way in which progress on the issues highlighted can be measured, and completely fails to address the needs of Scotland’s people." 

*S1M-314.2 Mr Alex Salmond: Social Justice Targets—As an amendment to motion (S1M-314.2) in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander, leave out from "welcomes" to end and insert "recognises the appalling poverty we have in Scotland and the need for immediate action to tackle this poverty; welcomes the publication by the Scottish Executive of Social Justice – a Scotland where everyone matters; believes however that the report lacks definition, range, focus and clear achievable targets, and agrees that the Executive should re-evaluate the report brought forward by the Evaluation Framework action team and bring forward revised targets and indicators to the Parliament."

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Shona Robison*

*S1M-313.1 Alex Johnstone: Land Reform—As an amendment to motion (S1M-313) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out from "commends" to end and insert "recognises that the problems facing our rural communities and way of life will not be solved by land reform and calls upon the Scottish Executive to recognise the fact that many of the proposals contained in the Land Reform Action Plan will have a damaging effect on the rural economy."

Supported by: Alex Fergusson*

*S1M-313.2 Mr Alex Salmond: Land Reform—As an amendment to motion (S1M-313) in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, leave out from "commends" to end and insert "notes the progress of the Scottish Executive’s consultation on the Land Reform White Paper; welcomes the commitment to a community right to purchase contained within the proposals; nevertheless is concerned that these proposals remain too narrowly focused, and therefore agrees that they should be widened to include proposals which would increase community involvement in local land management throughout Scotland."

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram*, Alasdair Morgan*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Tricia Marwick*

S1M-312 Challenge Cup (lodged on 22 November 1999) Mr Brian Monteith*

*S1M-311 Mr Brian Monteith: Nicola Oldroyd— That the Parliament deplores the overzealous action of Hugh Dallas, the fourth official at the recent Hibernian versus Dundee United game, for reporting Hibernian FC’s 15-year-old ballgirl, Nicola Oldroyd, to match stewards for stating that the "referee needed glasses", regrets Hiberian FC’s overreaction in dismissing Nicola after four years flawless service and calls upon the club to reinstate her and replace the punishment with a modest fine.

S1M-309# SMART Project (lodged on 19 November 1999) Mr Murray Tosh*, David McLetchie*

S1M-306 National Air Traffic Services (lodged on 18 November 1999) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-305 Shopmobility Highland (lodged on 18 November 1999) Maureen Macmillan*, Rhoda Grant*, Trish Godman*

S1M-304# Asylum and Immigration Act (lodged on 18 November 1999) Linda Fabiani*, Margaret Jamieson*, Trish Godman*

S1M-303# Sign Language (lodged on 18 November 1999) Fiona Hyslop*, Shona Robison*, Richard Lochhead*, Irene McGugan*, Alasdair Morgan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Michael Russell*, Kay Ullrich*, Tricia Marwick*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Alex Salmond*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Brian Adam*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr John Swinney*, Linda Fabiani*, David McLetchie*, Roseanna Cunningham*
 
 

S1M-297# Cornton Vale (lodged on 17 November 1999) Mr Brian Monteith*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*, Margaret Jamieson*, Trish Godman*
 
 

S1M-294# Closure of Penninghame Open Prison (lodged on 16 November 1999) Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-291 Reinstatement of Home International Football Championship (lodged on 16 November 1999) Mr Nick Johnston*, David McLetchie*

S1M-290# Children's Hospice Association Scotland (lodged on 16 November 1999) David McLetchie*

S1M-289 GM Foods (lodged on 17 November 1999) Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-288# Child Pornography and the Protection of Children (lodged on 16 November 1999) Nicola Sturgeon*

S1M-283# Social Workers and Violence (lodged on 15 November 1999) Trish Godman*

S1M-280# UN Convention Report on the Rights of the Child (lodged on 11 November 1999) Trish Godman*

S1M-279# Crichton University (lodged on 11 November 1999) Mr Murray Tosh*, Alex Fergusson*

S1M-272# Credit Union (lodged on 11 November 1999) Margaret Jamieson*, Trish Godman*

S1M-271# Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning Compensation for Scallop Industry (lodged on 10 November 1999) David McLetchie*

S1M-268 Field Trials of GM Crops (lodged on 10 November 1999) Michael Russell*

S1M-267 Commercial GM Crops (lodged on 10 November 1999) Michael Russell*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-260 Hamish Henderson (lodged on 8 November 1999) David McLetchie*

S1M-255 Emergency 999 Calls (lodged on 4 November 1999) Trish Godman*

S1M-253# Protection of Victims in Rape Cases (lodged on 4 November 1999) Maureen Macmillan*, David McLetchie*

S1M-251 Kilwinning Millennium Celebrations (lodged on 3 November 1999) Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-250# Tobacco Sales to Under-Aged Children (lodged on 3 November 1999) Trish Godman*

S1M-249 Pig Industry (lodged on 3 November 1999) Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-248 Marks and Spencer (lodged on 2 November 1999) Mr Murray Tosh*, Trish Godman*

S1M-233# Lothian and Borders Sheriff Court Review (lodged on 27 October 1999) Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-218# Scottish Prison Service (lodged on 25 October 1999) David McLetchie*

S1M-206 Respect Campaign (lodged on 15 October 1999) Trish Godman*

S1M-204# Removal of Patients from GP Lists (lodged on 14 October 1999) Trish Godman*

S1M-200# Sleep and Road Accidents (lodged on 8 October 1999) Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-199# Telecommunications Developments (lodged on 8 October 1999) Trish Godman*

S1M-198 Jubilee 2000 Campaign (lodged on 8 October 1999) Trish Godman*

S1M-145 Scottish History (lodged on 10 September 1999) David McLetchie*


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