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BUSINESS BULLETIN 42 / 2000

Tuesday 7 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-639 Bruce Crawford: Water Charges—That the Parliament believes that the impending rise in water charges which have been approved by the Scottish Executive is as unacceptable and damaging as the rises in the local authority council tax forced on local authorities by the Executive’s inadequate local government financial settlement; notes that the Executive is failing to make any financial contribution to the maintenance of adequate standards in the water industry just as it is failing to adequately support essential local government services; calls for the increases in water charges to be kept to a minimum and for measures to be taken to avoid consumers being forced to pay the cost of past neglect of the industry including a review of external finance limits, the scrapping of the Private Finance Initiative and the cancelling of debt in the industry to avoid unnecessary and unfair increases in water bills, and condemns the apparent indifference of the Executive to the rise in water bills, the increase in council tax and the cutting of local government services particularly with regard to their impact on the most vulnerable in society.

Supported by: Mr Andrew Welsh*, Colin Campbell*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Linda Fabiani*, Alex Neil*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

*S1M-638 Fiona Hyslop: Role of Post Offices—That the Parliament notes the important role played by post offices and sub-post offices in the economic and social fabric of many of our communities and notes with concern proposals from Her Majesty’s Government to change the method of benefit payments (Automated Credit Transfer Scheme to banks) which could result in the closure of sub-post offices and the impact this could have on the social inclusion targets of the Scottish Executive; further notes that recent announcements to allow some cash payments to continue to be paid from post offices will be too little too late to alleviate this serious situation, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations on this issue to Her Majesty’s Government in order to defend the interests of our urban and rural communities and urges it to be proactive in making representations to other relevant agencies to ensure the continuance and development of post offices in Scotland and the improvement of the availability of financial services in poorer communities in Scotland.

Supported by: Alex Neil*, Bruce Crawford*, Colin Campbell*

*S1M-637 Ms Wendy Alexander: Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill.

 

*S1M-636 Mr Jim Wallace: Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

 

*S1M-635 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Mozambique and International Rescue Corps—That the Parliament congratulates the International Rescue Corps personnel and their volunteers who have made themselves available for service in Mozambique with the resolute determination to save life.

 

*S1M-634 Phil Gallie: Carrick Street Halls—That the Parliament deplores the cuts in services to elderly and disabled people in South Ayrshire and in particular urges South Ayrshire Council to abandon its plans to close Carrick Street Halls, a well used and much loved day centre facility used by over 1700 pensioners.

Supported by: David McLetchie*, Mary Scanlon*, Bill Aitken*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Mr Keith Harding*, Alex Johnstone*, John Young*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

S1M-633 Lip Reading (lodged on 3 March 2000) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-632# Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme (lodged on 3 March 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-630 American Navy Exercise at Cape Wrath (lodged on 3 March 2000) Linda Fabiani*R, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-629 Scottish Mozambique Relief (lodged on 3 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Helen Eadie*, Linda Fabiani*, Andrew Wilson*, Phil Gallie*, Rhoda Grant*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

 

S1M-625# Reduction in the TV Licence Fee for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People (lodged on 2 March 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-624 Pinochet Case (lodged on 2 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Linda Fabiani*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-622 Bank Charges (lodged on 2 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Linda Fabiani*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-621 Scottish Music Industry Forum (lodged on 1 March 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Andrew Wilson*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-620 Excell Multi-Media (lodged on 1 March 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-619 Highlanders' Institute (lodged on 1 March 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-617 Health Provision in Scotland (lodged on 1 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-616 Employment Among Older Workers (lodged on 1 March 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-615 Moratorium on the Death Penalty (lodged on 1 March 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Andrew Wilson*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-614# Cashpoint Services (lodged on 1 March 2000) Christine Grahame*, Linda Fabiani*, Andrew Wilson*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-609 Entry of Convicted Rapists into the UK (lodged on 29 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-608 Theory on Rape (lodged on 29 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-606# Peterhead Prison (lodged on 29 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Brian Adam*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Linda Fabiani*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Bill Aitken*, Robin Harper*, John Young*

S1M-605# Campbeltown-Ballycastle Ferry (lodged on 29 February 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-604# Sutherland Report With Respect to Old Age (lodged on 29 February 2000) Dr Winnie Ewing*, Linda Fabiani*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-600 Scottish Borders Economy (lodged on 28 February 2000) Dr Winnie Ewing*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-599# Epilepsy (lodged on 28 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Andrew Wilson*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-597 Crooked Charities (lodged on 25 February 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-596 Change in Benefit Payments- Effects on Post Offices (lodged on 25 February 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-596.1 Change in Benefit Payments-Effects on Post Offices (lodged on 3 March 2000) Helen Eadie*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-595# Fuel Duty Rebate and Rural Services (lodged on 25 February 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-594 Volvo Plant, Irvine (lodged on 25 February 2000) Mr Duncan McNeil*

S1M-593# Kinlochleven Economic Development (lodged on 25 February 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-591# Public Participation in Planning (lodged on 24 February 2000) Ms Margo MacDonald*

S1M-590 Turner Diaries (lodged on 23 February 2000) Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-587# Fuel Poverty and Housing Bill (lodged on 22 February 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-582 Introduction of Treatment Notes (lodged on 22 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Mr Duncan McNeil*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-578 Breast Screening for Women Aged 65 and Over (lodged on 22 February 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Duncan McNeil*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-577 Pen Needles for Diabetics (lodged on 22 February 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-576 St Ninians High School's Attendance at European Youth Parliament (lodged on 22 February 2000) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-574# Carers of the Mentally Ill (lodged on 3 March 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-573 Investigation into European Union Funding Arrangements (lodged on 21 February 2000) Ms Margo MacDonald*

S1M-570# Milk in Schools (lodged on 21 February 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-568 Heart Disease (lodged on 18 February 2000) Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-567 Hosting the Football World Cup in Scotland (lodged on 18 February 2000) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-566# Employment of Children (lodged on 18 February 2000) Maureen Macmillan*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-565# Hospital Infections (lodged on 18 February 2000) Mr Duncan McNeil*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-557# International Women's Day (lodged on 17 February 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-556 Scottish Cheese Business (lodged on 17 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Maureen Macmillan*

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

S1M-545 Royal Bank of Scotland Takeover (lodged on 14 February 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-544 Poll Tax Debts (lodged on 14 February 2000) Christine Grahame*

S1M-540 Arms Sales (lodged on 11 February 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

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

S1M-528.1 Lorn and Islands Hospital (lodged on 15 February 2000) Maureen Macmillan*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-527 Elderly People and the NHS (lodged on 9 February 2000) Christine Grahame*, Mr Duncan McNeil*, Rhoda Grant*

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

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

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

S1M-520# Racing Pigeons (lodged on 9 February 2000) Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-497# Scottish Media Group (lodged on 2 February 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-495 National Minimum Wage (lodged on 2 February 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-495.1 National Minimum Wage (lodged on 14 February 2000) Ms Margo MacDonald*

S1M-493 World Cup in 2006 (lodged on 2 February 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-479# Marketing of Food Products (lodged on 28 January 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-467# Scallop Fishing Industry (lodged on 26 January 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-447 Commissioner for Children and Young People (lodged on 20 January 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-444 Committee on Substance Abuse (lodged on 20 January 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

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

S1M-441.1 Commitment to Reducing Class Sizes (lodged on 26 January 2000) Mr Duncan McNeil*, Maureen Macmillan*

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

S1M-435# Slopping Out in Scottish Prisons (lodged on 18 January 2000) Ms Margo MacDonald*

S1M-434 Drugs Deaths (lodged on 18 January 2000) Mr Duncan McNeil*

S1M-432# Rural Poverty (lodged on 18 January 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

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

S1M-425# Exemption from Air Passenger Duty (lodged on 14 January 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

 
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