BUSINESS BULLETIN 107/1999
Wednesday 8 December 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-365 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Amnesic Shellfish PoisoningThat the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No 4) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/143) be approved.
*S1M-364 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business MotionThat the Parliament agrees
that the Continuation of Stage 1 Debate on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill will be followed by a motion on a financial resolution required in relation to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill, and,
Wednesday 15 December 1999
Thursday 16 December 1999
*S1M-363 Irene McGugan: Campaign for Scotland's Post OfficesThat the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Express on its campaign to save Scotlands small post offices, recognising that many of these businesses provide vital services to communities without which they would not be able to survive; and wishes the newspaper every success in removing the current threat to their existence.
Supported by: Brian Adam*, Alasdair Morgan*, Richard Lochhead*
*S1M-362# Richard Lochhead: Deprivation in AberdeenThat the Parliament notes the publication of Deprivation amongst affluence: Social exclusion in the City of Aberdeen and supports this reports call for additional funding to tackle problems of relative deprivation in Aberdeen, which are often ignored by central Government due to the perception of the citys affluence.
Supported by: Irene McGugan*, Brian Adam*, Shona Robison*
*S1M-361# David Mundell: Rural Sub Post OfficesThat the Parliament recognises that current Benefit Agency "modernisation" proposals will encourage the payment of more pensions and other benefits by automated bank transfer, rather than at Post Offices, potentially leading to the closure of hundreds of rural sub-post-offices in Scotland, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make representations to the Benefits Agency and the Post Office as to the serious adverse effects such closures would have on the needs and sustainability of rural communities in Scotland.
Supported by: Alex Fergusson*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr David Davidson*, Nick Johnston*
*S1M-360# Christine Grahame: Concessionary Fares for PensionersThat the Parliament notes that the Transport Bill launched by the Department of Transport in England obliges local authorities to fund at least 50% of a concessionary fare scheme for all pensioners and calls upon the Scottish Executive to initiate a similar scheme in Scotland and to provide resources to meet the necessary funding.
Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Dorothy-Grace Elder
*S1M-359 Mr Gil Paterson: Greengairs: Environmental AwardThat the Parliament congratulates the people of Greengairs for being awarded the Friends of the Earth International Award for supporting and taking action to protect the environment of the community.
*S1M-358.1 Mr Alex Salmond: Sea FisheriesAs an amendment to motion (S1M-358) in the name of Mr John Home Robertson, insert at end "negotiate the transfer of lead responsibility for European Union fisheries negotiations from Her Majestys Government to the Scottish Executive, in recognition of Scotlands dominant position within the UK industry; pursue a control regime for the Scottish industry that does not place it at a competitive disadvantage in comparison to other EU fleets, and influence the forthcoming reform of the Common Fisheries Policy by bringing forward proposals to introduce the concept of zonal management thereby involving the industry itself in the decision-making process, whilst maintaining the founding principles of the original agreement, namely relative stability, the Hague preferences and historic fishing rights, to re-affirm that the Common Fisheries Policy is not a free-for-all.
Supported by: Richard Lochhead*, Colin Campbell*, Kay Ullrich*, Shona Robison*, Roseanna Cunningham*
*S1M-358.2 Mr Jamie McGrigor: Sea FisheriesAs an amendment to motion (S1M-358) in the name of Mr John Home Robertson, delete from calls to end and insert: "recognises that the current Common Fisheries Policy arrangements are failing our fishermen and calls upon the Scottish Executive to advocate reform of the CFP that devolves power to regional and zonal levels which would give our fishermen better control over the stocks of fish whilst recognising the traditional rights of other countries, and further calls for the fishing section of MAFF to be relocated to the North East of Scotland, the UKs main fishing centre, and that continuous assessment should replace the current practice of annual negotiation.
S1M-356 The Millennium Dome (lodged on 3 December 1999) Alasdair Morgan*, Christine Grahame*
S1M-353# Social and Economic Renewal of Glasgow (lodged on 2 December 1999) Alasdair Morgan*
S1M-351# Beauforts Dyke Disturbance (lodged on 2 December 1999) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Tommy Sheridan*
S1M-348# National Concessionary Travel Scheme For Older People (lodged on 2 December 1999) Mr Brian Monteith*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Tavish Scott*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*
S1M-347 Nigel Tranter (lodged on 2 December 1999) Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Christine Grahame*
S1M-346# Fife Rail Service (lodged on 1 December 1999) David Mundell*, Mr Keith Raffan*
S1M-345 Department of Irish and Scottish Studies, Aberdeen University (lodged on 1 December 1999) Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Christine Grahame*
S1M-343 Northern Ireland Assembly (lodged on 1 December 1999) Christine Grahame*, Mr Keith Raffan*
S1M-342# Scots in the 2001 Census (lodged on 1 December 1999) Alasdair Morgan*, Bruce Crawford*
S1M-335# Teenage Pregnancy (lodged on 29 November 1999) Mr Keith Raffan*
S1M-333# Fife Rail Service (lodged on 29 November 1999) Alasdair Morgan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Bruce Crawford*
S1M-332 Objective 2 Funding (lodged on 26 November 1999) Christine Grahame*
S1M-328 Answering of Parliamentary Questions (lodged on 26 November 1999) Christine Grahame*
S1M-326# Transportation of Coal (lodged on 25 November 1999) Mr Keith Raffan*
S1M-323 Hepatitis C Inquiry (lodged on 24 November 1999) Mr Keith Raffan*
S1M-322 Prudence in Scottish Parliamentary Spending (lodged on 24 November 1999) David Mundell*, Nick Johnston*
S1M-306 National Air Traffic Services (lodged on 18 November 1999) Christine Grahame*
S1M-303# Sign Language (lodged on 18 November 1999) Christine Grahame*
S1M-302# Streetlighting in Longriggend (lodged on 18 November 1999) Christine Grahame*
S1M-298 Local Government Funding (lodged on 17 November 1999) Bruce Crawford*
S1M-290# Children's Hospice Association Scotland (lodged on 16 November 1999) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, Bruce Crawford*
S1M-282 Cannabis and the Scottish Criminal Justice System (lodged on 12 November 1999) Brian Adam*, Fiona Hyslop*, David Mundell*, Maureen Macmillan*
S1M-277 Chechnya (lodged on 11 November 1999) Christine Grahame*
S1M-276 BBC Resources and BBC Worldwide (lodged on 11 November 1999) Christine Grahame*
S1M-275# Pollokshaws Sports Centre (lodged on 11 November 1999) Bruce Crawford*
S1M-262# Scottish Gliding Union (lodged on 9 November 1999) Bruce Crawford*