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Tuesday 25 January 2000

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-458# Elaine Smith: Methadone Programme—That the Parliament expresses its condolences and sympathy for the family and friends of 15-year-old Kerry Ann Kirk from Coatbridge who died in a tragic drugs related incident over the Christmas period; welcomes the announcement by the Deputy Minister for Justice that tightened controls on prescribing practices for methadone drug treatment programmes are to be introduced, and hopes that tragic circumstances such as those surrounding Kerry Ann’s death can be prevented from recurring.


*S1M-457 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Scottish Flight Supplements—That the Parliament notes the outrageous flight supplements charged on holiday flights from Scotland; acknowledges that there is no justification for the supplements currently administered on Scottish flights; and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty’s Government in support of an Office of Fair Trading inquiry into the level of supplements charged on Scottish holiday flights.


*S1M-456# Fiona Hyslop: Car Park Charges—That the Parliament notes with grave concern the proposals by West Lothian Healthcare NHS Trust to charge for car parking at St John’s Hospital in Livingston as a method of funding essential local NHS services; recognises the difficulties this will cause for patients, staff and visitors and calls upon the Trust to meet urgently with the Executive and West Lothian Council to resolve this matter.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Ms Margo MacDonald*, Kay Ullrich*

*S1M-455 Mr Jack McConnell: Budget (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Budget (Scotland) Bill.


*S1M-454 Mr Brian Monteith: Duty on Cigars—That the Parliament notes the threat posed to the future of Scotland’s specialist tobacco retailers by the declining sales of large cigars, which have fallen 64% over the past decade and are still declining; acknowledges that UK duty on cigars is the highest in Europe, and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to give consideration to replacing the present weight related duty on cigars by duty on a specific per unit basis, which would simplify the calculation and collection of tax duty, and could increase revenue overall as a result of the potential reduction in personal imports and illegal trafficking.


S1M-453 Campaign Against Higher Business Rates in Scotland (lodged on 21 January 2000) Alasdair Morgan*


S1M-452 Cannabis and the Scottish Criminal Justice System (lodged on 21 January 2000) Alasdair Morgan*


S1M-451 Lothian and Borders Police (lodged on 21 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Fiona Hyslop*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-448 Highland Virtual Airline Company (lodged on 21 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-447 Commissioner for Children and Young People (lodged on 20 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-445 Circuses (lodged on 20 January 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-443# Rail Travel for the Blind (lodged on 20 January 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-442 Air Passenger Duty and Passenger Service Charges (lodged on 19 January 2000) Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-436# Compensation Claims By Former Miners (lodged on 18 January 2000) Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-432# Rural Poverty (lodged on 18 January 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-431 Mike Tyson (lodged on 17 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-427# National Goose Forum Report (lodged on 17 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-419 The Glasgow Edinburgh Financial Divide (lodged on 13 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-418 Suicide (lodged on 13 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-417 General Pinochet (lodged on 12 January 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-416# Football Supporters-Shareholders Trust (lodged on 12 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-415 New Entrants to the Scottish League (lodged on 12 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-414# Irvine Elderly Forum (lodged on 12 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-411# Harewood Park and Meggetland Development (lodged on 12 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-403# Out-of-Town Development at Girvan (lodged on 7 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-401 Third World Debt (lodged on 6 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-400 Compensation for British Former Prisoners of the Japanese (lodged on 5 January 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-391# Warm Deal (lodged on 16 December 1999) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-389 Water and Sewerage Charges and Low Income Households (lodged on 15 December 1999) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-384 Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (lodged on 15 December 1999) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-377# Malnutrition in Scotland: A Public Health Problem (lodged on 13 December 1999) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-363 Campaign for Scotland's Post Offices (lodged on 7 December 1999) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-359 Greengairs: Environmental Award (lodged on 7 December 1999) Dorothy-Grace Elder*


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