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BUSINESS BULLETIN 38 / 2000

Wednesday 1 March 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-611 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 8 March 2000

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Non - Executive Business – Scottish National Party

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-557 Patricia Ferguson: International Women’s Day


Thursday 9 March 2000

9.30 am Executive Debate on "Created in Scotland – The Way Forward for Manufacturing in the 21st Century"

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement

4.00 pm Stage 1 of the Census Bill

followed by Financial Resolution on the Census Bill

followed by Motion on The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Forestry Commissioners) Order 2000

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-606 Mr Alex Salmond: Peterhead Prison


Wednesday 15 March 2000

2.30 pm Time For Reflection

followed by Stage 2 of the Census Bill

followed by Stage 3 of the Census Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business


Thursday 16 March 2000

9.30 am Committee Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

12.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

to conclude at 3.30pm

 

*S1M-610 David McLetchie: European Convention on Human Rights—That the Parliament notes with concern the disruption to Scotland’s judicial system resulting from Her Majesty’s Government’s decision to directly incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into Scots Law without having paid due attention to the consequences; further notes that the Convention now impacts directly upon the legislative competence of the Parliament and the powers of the Scottish Executive and from October 2000 will apply to all public authorities in Scotland; calls upon the Scottish Executive to provide, at the earliest opportunity, a full report to the Parliament on the impact of incorporation to date and a statement on the Executive’s state of preparedness for October when the Convention becomes fully operational, and further calls upon the Scottish Executive to provide a full and detailed analysis of the ECHR implications of legislative proposals submitted to the Parliament and to consider establishing a Human Rights Commission or some other body to provide expert advice and guidance on the impact of the ECHR on public authorities in Scotland.

Supported by: Phil Gallie*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

 

*S1M-609 Mr Gil Paterson: Entry of Convicted Rapists into the UK—That the Parliament condemns the recent events involving Mike Tyson being allowed into Britain; acknowledges the speculation that he intends to fight again in the United Kingdom, possibly at Ibrox and calls upon the Home Secretary to firstly, treat all convicted rapists who are seeking entry into the United Kingdom equally by refusing them entry, secondly, to show respect to all victims of rape by banning Mike Tyson from ever entering the United Kingdom again in any capacity and thirdly, not to base his judgement in the future on financial concerns.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill*

 

*S1M-608 Mr Gil Paterson: Theory on Rape—That the Parliament condemns the claims of the book A Natural History of Rape, The Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion which excuses rape as a simple mating technique; finds the conclusions of this book deeply offensive to both women and men; strongly believes that the theory which forms the basis of this publication, that human males have evolved the desire to rape whenever their desire to mate is thwarted, is both dangerous and deeply flawed and calls upon the Scottish Executive to take action to ensure that the theory promoted through this publication is not adopted as a defence against the charge of rape.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill*

 

*S1M-607 Mr Alasdair Morrison: Gaelic—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Executive’s programme of action in support of the Gaelic language, in particular its support for Gaelic-medium education; recognises the cultural, economic and social contribution of Gaelic to Scotland; supports the Scottish Executive’s participation in the Columba Initiative (Iomairt Chaluim Chille) to strengthen the links between the Gaelic-speaking communities of Scotland and of Ireland, and commends the work of local authorities, schools, colleges, universities and voluntary bodies in making available Gaelic-medium education at all levels from pre-school to tertiary and continuing education and in promoting the Gaelic arts.

Gu bheil PÓrlamaid na h-Alba

a’ cur fÓilte air iomairt Riaghaltais na h-Alba airson taic a chur ris a’ GhÓidhlig, gu h-Óraid an taic a tha a’ toirt do fhoghlam tro mheadhan na GÓidhlig;

a’ gabhail ri luach cultarail, eacononmach agus s˛isealta na GÓidhlig do dh’Alba;

a’ cur taic ris a’ phÓirt a tha Riaghaltas na h-Alba a’ gabhail ann an Iomairt Chaluim Chille gus na ceanglaichean a neartachadh eadar coimhearsnachdan GÓidhlig an Alba agus an Eirinn; agus

a’ moladh na h-obrach a tha ¨ghdarrasan ionadail, sgoiltean, colaistean, oilthighean agus buidhnean saor-thoileach a’ dŔanamh airson foghlaim tro mheadhan na GÓidhlig a thairgse aig gach ýre ro-sgoile gu treas-ýre agus foghlam leantainneach agus airson a bhith a’ leasachadh nan ealan GÓidhlig.

 

*S1M-606# Mr Alex Salmond: Peterhead Prison—That the Parliament notes the success of Peterhead Prison and the wide recognition it has received throughout the 1990s for developing the STOP programme for sex offenders and for its work over recent years; congratulates the prison officers, other staff and the local community on their efforts in building that success, and believes that it would be foolish in the extreme to in any way jeopardise the success of that programme with uncertainties over the future of the prison.

 

*S1M-605# Mr Duncan Hamilton: Campbeltown-Ballycastle Ferry—That the Parliament notes with dismay the decision by the Argyll and Antrim Steam Packet Company to withdraw from the Campbeltown-Ballycastle ferry route; recognises the grave economic consequences for the Kintyre economy if this route is not reopened, and calls upon the Scottish Executive, the Scotland Office and the Northern Ireland Office to work together to secure an alternative operator for the route for the coming season and beyond.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Sandra White*

 

*S1M-604# Christine Grahame: Sutherland Report With Respect to Old Age—That the Parliament notes with concern that it is one year since the publication of the Sutherland Report With Respect to Old Age yet implementation of only one of its main recommendations, establishing a National Care Commission, has recently been initiated, and that not in full, and urges the Scottish Executive as a matter of urgency to produce a detailed programme for full implementation of its substantial and just recommendations to reflect the respect and value that the Parliament places on elderly people in society.

 

*S1M-603 Mr John Home Robertson: The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Forestry Commissioners) Order 2000—That the Parliament in consideration of The Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Forestry Commissioners) Order 2000 approves the Order.

 

S1M-599# Epilepsy (lodged on 28 February 2000) Michael Russell*

S1M-597 Crooked Charities (lodged on 25 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*, Trish Godman*

S1M-596 Change in Benefit Payments- Effects on Post Offices (lodged on 25 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*, Shona Robison*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-595# Fuel Duty Rebate and Rural Services (lodged on 25 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*, Shona Robison*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-594 Volvo Plant, Irvine (lodged on 25 February 2000) Michael Russell*

S1M-592# Council Tax Reduction for Second Homes in Ross, Skye and Inverness West (lodged on 24 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-591# Public Participation in Planning (lodged on 24 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-587# Fuel Poverty and Housing Bill (lodged on 22 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Donald Gorrie*, Trish Godman*, Michael Russell*, Shona Robison*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-583 Iranian Elections (lodged on 22 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-582 Introduction of Treatment Notes (lodged on 22 February 2000) Michael Russell*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-581 British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body (lodged on 22 February 2000) Michael Russell*

S1M-580 Conservation of Marine Wildlife (lodged on 22 February 2000) Michael Russell*

S1M-579 Pilkington Optronics (lodged on 22 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-578 Breast Screening for Women aged 65 and over (lodged on 22 February 2000) Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-577 Pen Needles for Diabetics (lodged on 22 February 2000) Michael Russell*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-576 St Ninians High School's Attendance at European Youth Parliament (lodged on 22 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Michael Russell*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-573 Investigation into European Union funding arrangements (lodged on 21 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Donald Gorrie*, Shona Robison*

S1M-572 European Union documentation on lifting of Indonesian arms embargo (lodged on 21 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Shona Robison*

S1M-571 Airdrieonians Football Club (lodged on 21 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-570# Milk in Schools (lodged on 21 February 2000) Mr Brian Monteith*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-568 Heart Disease (lodged on 18 February 2000) Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-567 Hosting the Football World Cup in Scotland (lodged on 18 February 2000) Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-566# Employment of Children (lodged on 18 February 2000) Michael Russell*, Donald Gorrie*, Trish Godman*

S1M-564 Recovery of Crew of Fishing Vessels Lost at Sea (lodged on 17 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-563# Drugs Strategy (lodged on 17 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*, Trish Godman*

S1M-557# International Women's Day (lodged on 17 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-556 Scottish Cheese Business (lodged on 17 February 2000) Michael Russell*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-549 Agrimoney Compensation (lodged on 15 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-547# Children in Glasgow Selling Newspapers Late at Night (lodged on 15 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-546 Chinook (lodged on 15 February 2000) Michael Russell*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-545 Royal Bank of Scotland Takeover (lodged on 14 February 2000) Mr Brian Monteith*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-540 Arms Sales (lodged on 11 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-530 Dispersal of Civil Service Jobs to Tayside (lodged on 10 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-528 Lorn and Islands Hospital (lodged on 10 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Michael Russell*

S1M-527 Elderly People and the NHS (lodged on 9 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-526 Equal Access for People with Disabilities (lodged on 9 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-524# Ninewells Hospital Neurosurgical Unit (lodged on 9 February 2000) Alex Neil*

S1M-523 Parliament Subscription to BNP Magazine (lodged on 9 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-521 Excell Call Centre, Glasgow (lodged on 9 February 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-520# Racing Pigeons (lodged on 9 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-518 Inverness Caledonian Thistle Result (lodged on 9 February 2000) Mr Brian Monteith*

S1M-507# Corstorphine Hill Water Tanks (lodged on 7 February 2000) Mr Brian Monteith*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-506 Austria (lodged on 4 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Trish Godman*

S1M-504 Compensation to Miners (lodged on 4 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-503 Drug Addiction in Glasgow (lodged on 3 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-502# Skye Bridge (lodged on 3 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-501# Urban Tourism (lodged on 3 February 2000) Trish Godman*

S1M-497# Scottish Media Group (lodged on 2 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-496# Agrimoney Compensation for Dairy Farmers (lodged on 2 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-491# Kilmarnock and Loudoun (lodged on 2 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-488# Standing Commission on Health and Safety at Work in Scotland (lodged on 1 February 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-484# Council Tax Collection: Summary Warrant Procedures (lodged on 1 February 2000) Alex Neil*

S1M-474# Grampian Television (lodged on 27 January 2000) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-470# Crichton University Campus (lodged on 27 January 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Trish Godman*

S1M-456# Car Park Charges (lodged on 24 January 2000) Fiona McLeod*

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

S1M-445 Circuses (lodged on 20 January 2000) Trish Godman*

S1M-444 Committee on Substance Abuse (lodged on 20 January 2000) Fiona McLeod*, Trish Godman*

 
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