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Friday 6 July 2001

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-2066# Mary Scanlon: Men's Health Week, Scotland: 7-14 September 2001—That the Parliament pledges its support for Men’s Health Week, Scotland, from 7 to 14 September 2001; acknowledges the collaboration between Men’s Health Forum Scotland, health boards, the business sector, community health initiatives and the voluntary sector to publicise Men’s Health Week, Scotland; recognises that the majority of factors which impact negatively on men’s health are preventable; notes that 75% of suicides are male and almost 60% of premature male deaths are from coronary heart disease and cancer, yet men attend their GPs less than half as often as women; further notes that co-ordinated efforts are necessary to ensure that men take responsibility for their health and that services commit themselves to the challenge of working with men, and believes that MSPs should support the collaboration by promoting positive messages about men’s health and Men’s Health Week, Scotland, thereby encouraging more men to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.

*S1M-2065 Tommy Sheridan: Abolition of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executory Services Board—That the Parliament expresses its concern at the abolition of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executory Services Board; notes that this body’s role was to provide low cost alternatives to lawyers’ services, and therefore expresses its dismay that its functions should be handed to the Law Society which is generally recognised as the organisation that protects lawyers’ interests.

*S1M-2064# Brian Adam: Auchmill Road Chaos—That the Parliament expresses concern at the continuing traffic chaos in Auchmill Road, Aberdeen; expresses sympathy for the residents and road users who are being greatly inconvenienced for the second successive summer because of major road works on the same stretch of trunk road, and believes that the Scottish Executive should ensure that all utility and highway maintenance works on Scotland’s trunk routes are coordinated.

*S1M-2063 Mr Adam Ingram: SIGN Guidelines on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—That the Parliament welcomes the long-awaited guidelines produced by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; further acknowledges the request that non-pharmacological support is provided to complement drug therapy; notes the current financial constraints on local authorities, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make a commitment to resource the needs expressed in the guidelines.

*S1M-2062 Richard Lochhead: Grampian Out-of-Hours GP Co-operative—That the Parliament recognises the vital service provided to the public in Grampian by the out-of-hours GP co-operative G-DOCS; expresses concern over the projected shortfall for this financial year that places a question mark over the service’s future; recognises that many GPs may opt for early retirement should this service cease while others, particularly female GPs, may avoid out-of-hours calls given that there would be a reduction in security, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to intervene to ensure that there is sufficient funding for G-DOCS in order to maintain the service provided to patients, particularly in rural areas of Grampian.

*S1M-2061# Shona Robison: Euro 2008—That the Parliament supports the campaign to have Dundee included as a venue in the bid for the finals of the 2008 European Nations Championships; urges the Executive to support the principle of locating a number of stadia outwith the central belt of Scotland, and believes that the Scottish Premier League should relax its rules on clubs sharing grounds.

*S1M-2060 Alex Fergusson: Resumption of Livestock Auctions—That the Parliament notes that there have been no outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in Scotland during the month of June and in the absence of any practical alternative course of action to enable the large numbers of store and breeding stock to be sold to generate much needed income for the livestock sector at this time, urges the Scottish Executive to put in place the necessary procedures to enable the resumption of livestock auctions in mid-August, while recognising that these procedures will need to be reviewed in the event of any further outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease. R

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Murray Tosh*

S1M-2059 Heart of Midlothian Football Club (lodged on 28 June 2001) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2058# Review of Construction in Scotland (lodged on 28 June 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2055 Byre Theatre (lodged on 27 June 2001) Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-2054# RCN Scotland's "Value Nurses" Campaign (lodged on 27 June 2001) Irene McGugan*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2050 Bingo Licence Increase (lodged on 26 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2049 Unison Resolution "The Labour Government - What Do We Get For Our Money" (lodged on 26 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2039# Bank Arrestments (lodged on 22 June 2001) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*, Fiona Hyslop*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-2038 Scottish Ambulance Control Room (lodged on 22 June 2001) Alex Fergusson*

S1M-2037 Frozen Money (lodged on 21 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*, Fiona Hyslop*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-2033# Very Sheltered Housing (lodged on 20 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-2021 His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Joseph Winning (lodged on 19 June 2001) Henry McLeish, Mr Jim Wallace, Mr John Swinney, David McLetchie, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2020 Committee to examine amendments to the Scotland Act 1998 (lodged on 19 June 2001) Dennis Canavan*

S1M-2018# National Refugee Week (lodged on 18 June 2001) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-2017 National Kidney Research Fund 40th Anniversary (lodged on 15 June 2001) Alex Fergusson*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-2016 National Transplant Week (lodged on 15 June 2001) Alex Fergusson*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-2015# University of Glasgow Honours Course in Scottish Politics (lodged on 14 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-2014 Arctic Convoy Medal (lodged on 14 June 2001) Linda Fabiani*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-2013 Soweto Day (lodged on 14 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1999# Recognition of the Rights of Children and Young People (lodged on 11 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1998# Forth & Clyde Canal (lodged on 6 June 2001) Nick Johnston*

S1M-1996# Residential Home Closures (lodged on 6 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1987# Scottish Civic Trust and Buildings at Risk (lodged on 1 June 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1986 Action on International Debt (lodged on 1 June 2001) Karen Gillon*, Irene McGugan*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1969# Colour of Scotland's National Flag (lodged on 29 May 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

S1M-1943 The Disability Claim Form (lodged on 17 May 2001) Roseanna Cunningham*

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