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BUSINESS BULLETIN 39 / 2000

Thursday 2 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-621 Pauline McNeill: Scottish Music Industry Forum—That the Parliament supports the formation of a Scottish Music Industry Forum; congratulates those in the music industry who have agreed to support this initiative; notes that young people who are particularly interested in a career in the music industry should be encouraged in this area, and believes that every endeavour should be made to support them.

 

*S1M-620 Pauline McNeill: Excell Multi-Media—That the Parliament notes with concern the situation at Excell Multi-Media whereby access to ex-directory telephone numbers are readily accessible to newly recruited staff not properly vetted by the company and congratulates journalist Vivien Aitken for drawing attention to this alarming situation.

 

*S1M-619 Pauline McNeill: Highlanders' Institute—That the Parliament supports the venture of the Highlanders’ Institute to establish premises in Glasgow for the promotion of Highland and Islands culture and languages and notes that the aim of the Highlanders’ Institute is to include all Scots and non-Scots interested in Highland culture and languages.

 

*S1M-618 Roseanna Cunningham: Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill: Order of Consideration—That the Justice and Home Affairs Committee, in its consideration of the Bill at Stage 2, take the sections in numerical order and each schedule immediately after the section that introduces it.

 

*S1M-617 Linda Fabiani: Health Provision in Scotland—That the Parliament notes that the World Trade Organisation negotiations on liberalising government services, now ongoing, will be binding on the Scottish Parliament and will establish limits on future health policies set by the Parliament, and calls for an open discussion of the implications of these negotiations for the Scottish Executive’s health policies and current and future health service funding.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham*

 

*S1M-616 Trish Godman: Employment Among Older Workers—That the Parliament views with both regret and disquiet the lower incomes of workers over the age of 50 and the smaller numbers of such who are in employment; notes that the proportion of employees over 50 years is lowest among large public and private sector employers; acknowledges that many people in their middle years are keen to be usefully and fairly employed but are deprived of the opportunity; welcomes the New Deal for 50 plus and acknowledges that such measures have not had time to yield substantial results, and calls upon the Scottish Executive and other major employers to put more resources into the recruitment, selection, training and career development of older workers in order to combat chronic ageism and insidious discrimination.

 

*S1M-615 Trish Godman: Moratorium on the Death Penalty—That the Parliament supports the Amnesty 2000 Project which calls upon all legislatures throughout the world to introduce a moratorium on the death penalty this year.

 

*S1M-614# Dr Elaine Murray: Cashpoint Services—That the Parliament congratulates the Bank of Scotland and the Royal Bank of Scotland for their stance in refusing to charge customers of other banks who use their cashpoint services and urges them to continue with this policy in the interests of low income and rural communities.

 

*S1M-613# Mrs Margaret Smith: Grampian Country Foods Ltd—That the Parliament believes that the Scottish Executive should seek an urgent meeting with Grampian Country Foods, the local enterprise company and Trade Union representatives in order to stress its willingness to find constructive solutions to save the 540 threatened jobs at Newbridge; notes that the Newbridge community is still reeling from the recent closure of the Continental Tyre Factory, and believes that co-ordinated action is necessary to put in place support services for the employees of Grampian Country Foods and the wider Newbridge community and ensure the availability of maximum assistance in finding alternative employment opportunities.

 

*S1M-612 David McLetchie: Cost of the Parliament Building—That the Parliament expresses concern at the spiralling costs of the Holyrood Project and agrees to place a financial cap on the entire cost of a new Parliament building in line with previous estimates given to the Parliament by the First Minister in order to ensure plans are set within strict financial guidelines and practical designs.

Supported by: Alex Johnstone*, David Mundell*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Ben Wallace*, Alex Fergusson*, Mary Scanlon*, Phil Gallie*, Mr Keith Harding*, Bill Aitken*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Miss Annabel Goldie*

 

S1M-610 European Convention on Human Rights (lodged on 29 February 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

 

*S1M-610.1 Mr Jim Wallace: European Convention on Human Rights—As an amendment to motion (S1M-610) in the name of David McLetchie, leave out from "with concern" to end and insert "that the obligation to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) has existed since 1951; appreciates that the Scotland Act 1998 together with the Human Rights Act 1998 will enable Scots to enforce their basic human rights in their own courts; notes that substantial training on the ECHR has been provided for the main justice agencies and that detailed guidance has been sent to public authorities; notes that the Scottish Executive will be considering the possibility of establishing a Scottish Human Rights Commission; and further notes that if it is considered necessary to do so, proposals for legislation will be brought forward in due course.

 

*S1M-610.2 Roseanna Cunningham: European Convention on Human Rights—As an amendment to motion (S1M-610) in the name of David McLetchie, delete from "consider" to end and insert: "establish a Human Rights Commission which would advise both the Parliament and the Executive, issue guidance and promote good practice in public authorities, promote greater access to justice and advise on wider international human rights obligations."

Supported by: Michael Matheson*, Christine Grahame*, Michael Russell*

 

*S1M-610.3 Dennis Canavan: European Convention on Human Rights—As an amendment to motion (S1M-610) in the name of David McLetchie, leave out from first "notes" to end and insert "welcomes the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into Scots Law and the positive effect which it has had on promoting human rights awareness, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to continue to promote human rights in all policy areas and to detail when and how it plans to establish a Scottish Human Rights Commission to encourage respect for human rights throughout Scotland and to advise the Executive and other interested parties on human rights issues."

 

S1M-609 Entry of Convicted Rapists into the UK (lodged on 29 February 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Shona Robison*

 

S1M-608 Theory on Rape (lodged on 29 February 2000) Ms Sandra White*, Shona Robison*

*S1M-607.1 Mr Brian Monteith: Gaelic—As an amendment to motion (S1M-607) in the name of Mr Alasdair Morrison, leave out from "in particular" to "Ireland" and insert "building upon the increased investment of the previous Conservative governments but believes it could go much further by supporting grant aided Gaelic medium schools and ultimately allowing Gaelic education boards to run Gaelic schools within the state system; recognises the cultural, economic and social contribution of Gaelic to Scotland"

fag as ‘o " in particular" gu "Ireland" agus cuir ann " a cur ris an tuilleadh ionmhais a chuir na riaghaltasan Toraidheach a bh’ann, ach a dol na’s fhaide, le bhi toirl taic do sgoiltean Gaidhlig agus, aig a cheann thall a leigeil le buird foghlam sgoiltean Gaidhlig a steidheachadh annas an t-sioslam slaite; a gabhail fainear na tha Ghaidhlig a cur ri cultur, econamaidh agus doighean beatha Alba"

Supported by: Mr Jamie McGrigor*

 

S1M-606# Peterhead Prison (lodged on 29 February 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Shona Robison*

S1M-605# Campbeltown-Ballycastle Ferry (lodged on 29 February 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Linda Fabiani*, Michael Russell*

S1M-604# Sutherland Report With Respect to Old Age (lodged on 29 February 2000) Alex Neil*, Bruce Crawford*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Kay Ullrich*, Fergus Ewing*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-601# Bus Corridors in Glasgow (lodged on 28 February 2000) Mr Keith Harding*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-600 Scottish Borders Economy (lodged on 28 February 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-599# Epilepsy (lodged on 28 February 2000) Fergus Ewing*

S1M-597 Crooked Charities (lodged on 25 February 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-596 Change in Benefit Payments- Effects on Post Offices (lodged on 25 February 2000) Irene McGugan*, Fergus Ewing*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-595# Fuel Duty Rebate and Rural Services (lodged on 25 February 2000) Irene McGugan*, Fergus Ewing*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-593# Kinlochleven Economic Development (lodged on 25 February 2000) Elaine Thomson*

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

S1M-590 Turner Diaries (lodged on 23 February 2000) Shona Robison*, Helen Eadie*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-588 Openness Over Section 2A Consultation (lodged on 22 February 2000) Mr Keith Harding*, Fergus Ewing*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-587# Fuel Poverty and Housing Bill (lodged on 22 February 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-582 Introduction of Treatment Notes (lodged on 22 February 2000) Elaine Thomson*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-580 Conservation of Marine Wildlife (lodged on 22 February 2000) Elaine Thomson*

S1M-578 Breast Screening for Women aged 65 and over (lodged on 22 February 2000) Elaine Thomson*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Fergus Ewing*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-577 Pen Needles for Diabetics (lodged on 22 February 2000) Elaine Thomson*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-576 St Ninians High School's Attendance at European Youth Parliament (lodged on 22 February 2000) Irene McGugan*, Fergus Ewing*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-573 Investigation into European Union funding arrangements (lodged on 21 February 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-572 European Union documentation on lifting of Indonesian arms embargo (lodged on 21 February 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-570# Milk in Schools (lodged on 21 February 2000) Ms Sandra White*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-566# Employment of Children (lodged on 18 February 2000) Elaine Thomson*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Irene McGugan*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-564 Recovery of Crew of Fishing Vessels Lost at Sea (lodged on 17 February 2000) Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Irene McGugan*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-562 Volvo Factory, Irvine (lodged on 17 February 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-557# International Women's Day (lodged on 17 February 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*, Mike Watson*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-556 Scottish Cheese Business (lodged on 17 February 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-555# Maternity Services at Vale of Leven Hospital (Alexandria) (lodged on 16 February 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-549 Agrimoney Compensation (lodged on 15 February 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-547# Children in Glasgow Selling Newspapers Late at Night (lodged on 15 February 2000) Irene McGugan*

S1M-540 Arms Sales (lodged on 11 February 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-530 Dispersal of Civil Service Jobs to Tayside (lodged on 10 February 2000) Irene McGugan*

S1M-528 Lorn and Islands Hospital (lodged on 10 February 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-527 Elderly People and the NHS (lodged on 9 February 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*

S1M-523 Parliament Subscription to BNP Magazine (lodged on 9 February 2000) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-522 City Status for Inverness (lodged on 9 February 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-520# Racing Pigeons (lodged on 9 February 2000) Dr Elaine Murray*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-496# Agrimoney Compensation for Dairy Farmers (lodged on 2 February 2000) Mrs Margaret Ewing*

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

S1M-458# Methadone Programme (lodged on 24 January 2000) Ms Sandra White*

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

S1M-445 Circuses (lodged on 20 January 2000) Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Linda Fabiani*

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

S1M-282 Cannabis and the Scottish Criminal Justice System (lodged on 12 November 1999) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

 
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