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Wednesday 1 September 1999

Section F - Motions and amendments


The full text of all outstanding motions and amendments will appear in the Business Bulletin every Monday

Items or names marked with an asterisk (*) are new. 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-111 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Emergency Bill Procedures—That the Parliament agrees that (a), Rules 9.7.8, 9.7.9 of Standing Orders should be suspended for the purposes of the meeting of the Parliament at which Stages 2 and 3 of the Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Bill are taken, and (b) directs that any vote to be taken during Stage 2 of the Bill in the Committee of the Whole Parliament shall be conducted using the electronic voting system

*S1M-110 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Timetabling of Emergency Bill—That the Parliament agrees that (a), all Stages of the Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Bill shall not be taken in one day, and (b) that the time available for the Stages and debates at each of the Stages should be as follows:

Stage 1 – debate on Thursday, 2 September 1999 to last 1.5 hours;

Stages 2 and 3 – debates on Wednesday, 8 September to last 3 hours 20 minutes

*S1M-109 Mr Jim Wallace: Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Mental Health (Public Safety And Appeals) (Scotland) Bill be treated as an Emergency Bill.

*S1M-108 # Mr Adam Ingram: Public Inquiry into undersea section of Scotland to Northern Ireland electricity interconnector—That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Ministers to hold a public enquiry into the proposed undersea section of the electricity interconnector between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Supported by: Alasdair Morgan

*S1M-107 Mr Sam Galbraith: National Cultural Strategy—That the Parliament agrees that culture, in all its diversity, has a central role in shaping a sense of community and civic pride in the new Scotland, and a contribution to make to its prosperity, health and cohesion; welcomes the Executive’s proposals to develop a national cultural strategy for all of Scotland’s people, and endorses the far-reaching consultation process on which Scottish Ministers have embarked.


*S1M-105.1 Mary Scanlon: Public Health—As an amendment to motion (S1M-105) in the name of Susan Deacon, leave out from "the key" to end and insert "that a partnership between individuals and health providers based on shared responsibilities is a better route to improving health in Scotland than the Executive’s plans, based on "improved life circumstances" and action in relation to "health topics", which are failing the people of Scotland."

S1M-97 Cannabis and the Scottish Criminal Justice System (lodged on 26 August 1999) Alex Neil*

S1M-94 Domestic Violence (lodged on 19 August 1999) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-88 Ayr Utd Stadium Planning Approval submitted by South Ayrshire Council (lodged on 12 July 1999) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-86 Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town (lodged on 2 July 1999) Alex Fergusson*

S1M-70 Upgrading of A77 (lodged on 23 June 1999) Alex Fergusson*

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