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Thursday 18 May 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-877 Mr Sam Galbraith: Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Bill be passed.


*S1M-876 Henry McLeish: Education and Training (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill.


*S1M-875 Cathy Jamieson: Belmont Academy and Motorola Youth Parliament Competition—That the Parliament congratulates the pupils and staff of Belmont Academy in Ayr, who won the Scottish Section of the Motorola Youth Parliament Competition and went on to take third place in the UK competition.


*S1M-874# Cathy Jamieson: Young People and Transport—That the Parliament welcomes the recent publication by the Save the Children Fund (SCF) of the report Going My Way: What Children and Young People Say About Transport; believes that the report highlights the problems which many young people face in accessing transport in rural areas such as Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, and asks the Scottish Executive to give consideration to adopting the recommendations of the report which include the creation of a national subsidised youth fare scheme for 16 and 17 year olds, the creation of further opportunities for the development of Home Zones and support for local authorities to designate 10mph speed limits in appropriate areas.


*S1M-873 Nick Johnston: AIDS and Hepatitis C Education—That the Parliament recognises that AIDS and Hepatitis C are a major threat to the wellbeing of the people of Scotland and calls upon the Scottish Executive to consider new public education measures against the dissemination of AIDS and Hepatitis C and to raise awareness throughout Scotland of the serious health implications of both AIDS and Hepatitis C.

Supported by: Mr Keith Harding*

*S1M-871# Michael Russell: Shirley McKie and the Scottish Criminal Records Office—That the Parliament notes the prosecution of Shirley McKie for perjury arising out of a Strathclyde Police investigation, the complete vindication of Shirley McKie following trial, and the body of evidence collated by BBC Frontline Scotland which proves, with the involvement of leading international fingerprint experts, that the fingerprint evidence led at her case was false; regrets that there has yet to be any attempt to apologise to, or secure financial restitution for, Shirley McKie despite her great personal suffering and the loss of her career in Strathclyde Police; expresses concern that the fingerprint officers from the Scottish Criminal Record Office (SCRO) involved in her case have not been suspended and that no full and independent investigation has been ordered by the Scottish Executive into the actions of either Strathclyde Police or SCRO, and considers that the Scottish Executive should accept the implications of the McKie case which must include such investigations as well as a complete re-examination of criminal prosecutions involving fingerprint identification from SCRO and those officers.


*S1M-870 Alex Johnstone: Expedition to the North Pole—That the Parliament congratulates Stonehaven man Charlie Paton, his colleague Alan Chambers and the other members of the expeditionary team on their achievement in becoming the first Britons to walk unsupported to the North Pole, an accomplishment which reflects highly on the individuals concerned and the Royal Marines Condor unit based in Arbroath.


*S1M-868.1 Kay Ullrich: Community Care—As an amendment to motion (S1M-868) in the name of Iain Gray, leave out from "commends" to end and insert "supports the concept of care in the community; recognises the excellent work done in the Sutherland Report on long term care With Respect to Old Age; condemns the continued failure of the Executive to implement fully the recommendations of that Royal Commission; demands adequate funding for those providing services within local government and the voluntary sector; urges the Executive to accept responsibility for community care, and invites it to provide real leadership, and the necessary funding, to enable successful joint working in this field."


*S1M-868.2 Mary Scanlon: Community Care—As an amendment to motion (S1M-868) in the name of Iain Gray, leave out from "commends" to end and insert "notes that the Scottish Executive’s approach to community care has resulted in a 40% increase in blocked beds in acute hospitals since 1997, to a total of 2,400 in the latest delayed discharge census, and that this costs the NHS in Scotland up to 96 million per year compared with the cost of nursing home places; further notes that many local authorities across Scotland have been forced to reduce services and increase costs for community care clients as a direct result of the Executive’s latest local government financial settlement; further notes that many nursing and residential homes are facing severe financial pressure, due to decisions by councils to freeze fees for social work funded places despite cost increases; calls upon the Scottish Executive to unify health and social work budgets within Community Health Trusts involving NHS community services, social work services, the voluntary sector and the private sector, and believes that NHS resources wasted on blocked beds should be transferred to Health Trusts in order to provide more community care places and to deliver seamless and more effective community care services for clients."


S1M-863 Glasgow the Caring City: International Relief Aid (lodged on 16 May 2000) Tommy Sheridan*, Michael Russell*

S1M-862 Ilisu Dam Project (lodged on 16 May 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-860 Translation of St Margaret (lodged on 16 May 2000) Michael Russell*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-859 Scottish Highlands Branch of the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association (lodged on 16 May 2000) Tommy Sheridan*, Michael Russell*

S1M-855# Dervish Landmine Clearance Project (lodged on 15 May 2000) Nick Johnston*

S1M-854 Mike Tyson (lodged on 12 May 2000) Bruce Crawford*, Tommy Sheridan*, Nora Radcliffe*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr John Munro*, George Lyon*, Robert Brown*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Dennis Canavan*, Tricia Marwick*, Fergus Ewing*, Michael Matheson*, Shona Robison*, Irene McGugan*, Colin Campbell*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*, Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*, Alex Neil*, Mrs Margaret Smith*

S1M-849# Voluntary Moratorium on Siting of New Telecommunications Masts (lodged on 12 May 2000) Tommy Sheridan*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-848# ICT in Scotland (lodged on 12 May 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-847 Mike Tyson (lodged on 12 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Scott Barrie*

S1M-846# Additional Resources for Grampian Police Force (lodged on 11 May 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-844 ITC Report on Grampian Television (lodged on 11 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-843# Scottish Aid Agency (lodged on 11 May 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Cathy Peattie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-842# Funding of Voluntary Projects (lodged on 11 May 2000) Tommy Sheridan*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-840 Building Standards (lodged on 10 May 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-839 Museums and Galleries Month 2000 (lodged on 10 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-838 Patenting of Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes (lodged on 10 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-837 Genetic Testing for Insurance Purposes (lodged on 10 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-835# Irvine Pensioners' Petition Against Sheltered Housing Cuts (lodged on 10 May 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-833# First New Clyde Road Bridge for 30 Years (lodged on 10 May 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-832 Ethical Investment (lodged on 10 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Hugh Henry*, Tommy Sheridan*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-831# Allotments (lodged on 10 May 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-830# Racing Pigeons (lodged on 10 May 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-829# Kvaerner Energy, Clydebank (lodged on 9 May 2000) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-824 Breast Cancer Awareness (lodged on 9 May 2000) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-821# National Volunteer Week (lodged on 9 May 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-820# "Working Together" Project (lodged on 9 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-816 Committee on Substance Abuse (lodged on 8 May 2000) Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-815 Safer Routes to Schools (lodged on 8 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Rhoda Grant*, Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-814 Dispersal of Scottish Executive and Public Body Jobs throughout Scotland (lodged on 5 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-809# Right to Respite (lodged on 4 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-808# Shinty (lodged on 4 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-802# Scottish National Dictionary Association (lodged on 3 May 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-788# National Breast-feeding Awareness Week (14-20 May) (lodged on 28 April 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-787# Standard Life Mutuality (lodged on 28 April 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-783# Meares-Irlen Syndrome (lodged on 26 April 2000) Cathy Peattie*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-781 Hamilton Academical Football Club (lodged on 26 April 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-779# Lord Advocate and Freedom of Information (lodged on 26 April 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-777 Post-Code Prescribing (lodged on 26 April 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-758 United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) (lodged on 11 April 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-757 Nine O'Clock News (lodged on 11 April 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-751# Houses in Multiple Occupation (lodged on 6 April 2000) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-748# Rail Freight Development (lodged on 6 April 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-747 Scottish Youth Parliament (lodged on 5 April 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-746# Autistic Spectrum Disorder (lodged on 5 April 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-742# Doon Valley Heritage Centre, Dunaskin (lodged on 5 April 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-728 Sequoia National Forest (lodged on 31 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-727 Opencast Mining and Public Safety (lodged on 30 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-726# Maternity Services in Forth Valley (lodged on 30 March 2000) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S1M-703 Rural Shops (lodged on 28 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-698# Museums of Industrial Heritage (lodged on 27 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-688 Chair of Celtic, Humboldt University, Berlin (lodged on 23 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-679# Scottish Rural Deprivation Indicators (lodged on 22 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-664 Lung Cancer (lodged on 15 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-657# Retention of the Agricultural Wages Board (lodged on 13 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

S1M-641 Telecommunication Masts (lodged on 7 March 2000) Cathy Peattie*

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