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BUSINESS BULLETIN 108/1999 

Thursday 9 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-371 Mr Duncan McNeil: Flooding in Inverclyde—That the Parliament notes that the recent flooding in Inverclyde dealt a blow to the area; recognises that this is a long-term, recurring problem; notes that, were it to persist, it may adversely affect investment in the area, and agrees that a multi-agency approach offers the best opportunity to facilitate a permanent solution.

 

*S1M-370 Brian Adam: Intergrated Detoxification and Rehabilitation Centre in North East—That the Parliament supports the Aberdeen Independent campaign for an integrated detoxification and rehabilitation centre to tackle the North East’s drug crisis.

Supported by: Irene McGugan*, Richard Lochhead*, Shona Robison*

*S1M-369 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Scotland Act 1998—That the Parliament agrees that The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 1999 be approved.

 

*S1M-368 Euan Robson: Scottish Heart at Risk Testing—That the Parliament commends the work of Scottish Heart at Risk Testing (the Cameron Gunn Memorial Fund), the only recognised Scottish charity dedicated to fighting cardiomyopathy in all its forms and raising public awareness of the disease; supports its efforts to set up a national screening programme using echocardiograms and ultra-sound scanners which will provide information to local health boards and cardiology departments, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to support the work of the charity.

 

*S1M-367 Fergus Ewing: Jobs Crisis in the Highlands and Islands—That the Parliament expresses grave concern at the loss of over 3000 jobs at the Barmac yards in Ardersier and Nigg and at the threat to a further 400 jobs at the Lewis Offshore fabrication yard at Stornaway, and notes that this job crisis may according to Highlands and Islands Enterprise cost the economy of the Highlands and Islands 74 million per annum; welcomes assurance given by the Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning to a meeting of Highlands and Islands MSPs on 1 December 1999 that all necessary resources will be made available to Highlands and Islands Enterprise and to local councils to combat this crisis; believes that the estimated 20 billion revenue to the London Exchequer from oil and gas over the next five years is in substantial part attributable to the skills of a dedicated workforce at such yards and that they and their communities deserve a re-investment to secure the Highlands and Islands economy; demands that the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Parliament review the taxation system which has caused uncertainty for present and future investment; notes the importance of the Highlands and Islands Convention as a genuine forum to reach positive recommendations and calls for its immediate re-establishment, and believes that the Highlands and Islands requires nothing less than a comprehensive jobs regeneration plan.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White

 

*S1M-366# Cathy Jamieson: Equality of Opportunity for People with Hearing Impairment—That the Parliament is committed to ensuring that deaf and hearing impaired people have equal access to leisure and social activities, public services, employment and educational opportunities and resolves to promote this by encouraging the provision of deaf awareness classes in workplaces and in the Scottish educational system and by supporting the provision of sign language and lip reading classes, with qualified tutors and at no charge to hearing-impaired users, in each locality.

 

S1M-363 Campaign for Scotland's Post Offices (lodged on 7 December 1999) Alex Johnstone*, Alex Fergusson*, Linda Fabiani*

 

S1M-361# Rural Sub Post Offices (lodged on 7 December 1999) Phil Gallie*, Irene McGugan*, Alex Johnstone*, Bill Aitken*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr Keith Harding*

 

S1M-360# Concessionary Fares for Pensioners (lodged on 7 December 1999) Michael Russell*, Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-359 Greengairs: Environmental Award (lodged on 7 December 1999) Linda Fabiani*

 

S1M-357 Establishment of Committee on International Relations (lodged on 6 December 1999) Michael Matheson*, Michael Russell*

 

S1M-355# The Education of Children with Severe Low Incidence Disabilities (lodged on 3 December 1999) Phil Gallie*, Bill Aitken*, Alex Fergusson*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr Keith Harding*

 

S1M-354 First Report of the Procedures Committee (lodged on 2 December 1999) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Bill Aitken*

 

*S1M-354.1 Tommy Sheridan: First Report of the Procedures Committee—As an amendment to motion (S1M-354) in the name of Mr Murray Tosh, after "that draft" insert "with the addition of, in Rule 5.6.1(b), after "under Rule 5.2.2" insert "or by members who do not represent a political party.""

Supported by: Dennis Canavan*, Robin Harper*

 

S1M-353# Social and Economic Renewal of Glasgow (lodged on 2 December 1999) Fergus Ewing*

 

S1M-352 Withholding Lottery Money from Wembley (lodged on 2 December 1999) Alex Fergusson*, Mr Keith Harding*

 

S1M-351# Beauforts Dyke Disturbance (lodged on 2 December 1999) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Alex Johnstone*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Alex Fergusson*, Nick Johnston*, Cathy Jamieson*

 

S1M-350 Support for Oil Fabrication Workers (lodged on 2 December 1999) Cathy Jamieson*

 

S1M-349# A9 Improvements (lodged on 2 December 1999) Mr John Munro*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mary Scanlon*, Nick Johnston*

 

S1M-348# National Concessionary Travel Scheme For Older People (lodged on 2 December 1999) Phil Gallie*, Bill Aitken*, Mary Scanlon*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Pauline McNeill*, Brian Adam*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Cathy Jamieson*, Mr Keith Harding*

 

S1M-347 Nigel Tranter (lodged on 2 December 1999) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Keith Harding*

 

S1M-346# Fife Rail Service (lodged on 1 December 1999) Marilyn Livingstone*, Janis Hughes*

 

S1M-345 Department of Irish and Scottish Studies, Aberdeen University (lodged on 1 December 1999) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr David Davidson*, Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-343 Northern Ireland Assembly (lodged on 1 December 1999) Pauline McNeill*, Cathy Jamieson*

 

S1M-343.1 Northern Ireland Assembly (lodged on 1 December 1999) John Young*

 

S1M-342# Scots in the 2001 Census (lodged on 1 December 1999) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Alex Johnstone*, Brian Adam*, Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-341 Botticelli Painting for Glasgow (lodged on 1 December 1999) Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-337 Support for Trade Unions in South America (lodged on 29 November 1999) Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-335# Teenage Pregnancy (lodged on 29 November 1999) Alex Fergusson*, Brian Adam*, Michael Russell*, Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-333# Fife Rail Service (lodged on 29 November 1999) Brian Adam*, Linda Fabiani*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-332 Objective 2 Funding (lodged on 26 November 1999) Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-331 European Working Time Directive (lodged on 26 November 1999) Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-330 Openness in Scottish Football (lodged on 26 November 1999) Phil Gallie*

 

S1M-329# Legal Right to Annual Leave (lodged on 26 November 1999) Pauline McNeill*

 

S1M-328 Answering of Parliamentary Questions (lodged on 26 November 1999) Fergus Ewing*, Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-326# Transportation of Coal (lodged on 25 November 1999) Phil Gallie*, Pauline McNeill*, Marilyn Livingstone*

 

S1M-324# Oil and Gas Centre of Excellence (lodged on 24 November 1999) Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-323 Hepatitis C Inquiry (lodged on 24 November 1999) Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-322 Prudence in Scottish Parliamentary Spending (lodged on 24 November 1999) Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Mary Scanlon*, Phil Gallie*

 

S1M-318# Use of British Sign Language in the Scottish Parliament (lodged on 23 November 1999) Des McNulty*

 

S1M-310 Fire Fighters and Controllers Millennium Pay (lodged on 19 November 1999) Fergus Ewing*

 

S1M-309# SMART Project (lodged on 19 November 1999) Mary Scanlon*, Mr David Davidson*, Phil Gallie*

 

S1M-308# Funding of Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme (lodged on 19 November 1999) Mary Scanlon*, Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-305 Shopmobility Highland (lodged on 18 November 1999) Mary Scanlon*, Linda Fabiani*

 

S1M-304# Asylum and Immigration Act (lodged on 18 November 1999) Pauline McNeill*, Brian Adam*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Janis Hughes*

 

S1M-303# Sign Language (lodged on 18 November 1999) Phil Gallie*, Mary Scanlon*

 

S1M-300 National Air Traffic Control (lodged on 18 November 1999) Fergus Ewing*

 

S1M-297# Cornton Vale (lodged on 17 November 1999) Des McNulty*, Pauline McNeill*

 

S1M-291 Reinstatement of Home International Football Championship (lodged on 16 November 1999) Fergus Ewing*, Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-288# Child Pornography and the Protection of Children (lodged on 16 November 1999) Mr David Davidson*, Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-280# UN Convention Report on the Rights of the Child (lodged on 11 November 1999) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

 

S1M-279# Crichton University (lodged on 11 November 1999) Nick Johnston*, Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-272# Credit Union (lodged on 11 November 1999) Des McNulty*, Marilyn Livingstone*

 

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

 

S1M-268 Field Trials of GM Crops (lodged on 10 November 1999) Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-267 Commercial GM Crops (lodged on 10 November 1999) Ms Sandra White*

 

S1M-265 Location of Meetings of the Parliament (lodged on 9 November 1999) Brian Adam*

 

S1M-260 Hamish Henderson (lodged on 8 November 1999) Mary Scanlon*, Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-259# Traditional Music in Scotland (lodged on 8 November 1999) Mr David Davidson*

 

S1M-255 Emergency 999 Calls (lodged on 4 November 1999) Marilyn Livingstone*

 

S1M-251 Kilwinning Millennium Celebrations (lodged on 3 November 1999) Marilyn Livingstone*

 

S1M-249 Pig Industry (lodged on 3 November 1999) Mary Scanlon*

 

S1M-241# Scottish Film Industry (lodged on 2 November 1999) Mr David Davidson*, Pauline McNeill*

 

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