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BUSINESS BULLETIN 99 / 2000

Monday 12 June 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-995 Dr Sylvia Jackson: Renewable Energy and Domestic Wind Turbines-That the Parliament recognises the tremendous economic potential and benefits to the environment that renewable energy can bring to Scotland; notes that the reduction to five per cent of VAT on the installation of energy saving materials excludes domestic wind turbines, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to show its commitment to renewable energy by making representations to the UK Government to change this glaring anomaly, in order to benefit both the Scottish environment and the Scottish economy.

*S1M-994# Dr Sylvia Jackson: Body Piercing-That the Parliament notes that body piercing carries a risk of hepatitis, HIV, cellulitis and wound infections; further notes that local authorities have introduced very different ways of regulating the industry; recognises the potential dangers of this situation; believes that an enforceable national regulatory framework to govern body piercing should be introduced, and urges the Scottish Executive to bring forward legislation to cover this industry.

*S1M-993 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Glasgow the Caring City: International Relief Aid-That the Parliament congratulates "Glasgow the Caring City: International Relief Aid" on the remarkable sum of 2 million worth of aid raised for Kosovo and conveys its admiration for the heartening manner in which the Scottish faiths have worked together on this humanitarian project, namely the Church of Scotland, the Glasgow Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, the Jewish communities of Glasgow and the Muslim communities of Glasgow.

Supported by: Christine Grahame*, Ms Sandra White*, Michael Matheson*, Andrew Wilson*, Michael Russell*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Alex Neil*, Ms Margo MacDonald*, Dennis Canavan*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

*S1M-992# Mr Jamie McGrigor: Lingerbay Quarry Planning Application-That the Parliament notes with concern the delay in reaching a decision over the outstanding planning application for the Lingerbay Quarry, Harris; notes that the original planning inquiry was concluded in June 1995; agrees that the delay in reaching a decision is both unacceptable and is causing substantial uncertainty throughout the Western Isles; further notes that the First Minister gave an assurance at a public meeting in 1999 in Stornaway that the decision would be reached in a matter of months, and asks that the Scottish Executive treat the matter of reaching a decision as a priority and inform the Parliament of its timetable for doing so.

Supported by: Mr Brian Monteith*, David Mundell*, David McLetchie*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Alex Johnstone*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr David Davidson*, Bill Aitken*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, Nick Johnston*, Mary Scanlon*, John Young*, Mr Keith Harding*, Mr John Munro*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-991# Christine Grahame: Impact of Climate Change Levy on Borders Economy-That the Parliament recognises that many small- to medium-sized businesses, particularly those located in rural areas, are unaware that the Climate Change Levy (CCL) is due to be imposed on 1 April 2001 and that this will have a substantial adverse impact on their operating costs and put many businesses in jeopardy; notes that it will affect, in particular, textiles, farming and electronics manufacture in areas such as the Scottish Borders, and urges the Scottish Executive, as a matter of urgency, to review the whole issue of CCL which will penalise even those who are already meeting Kyoto targets for carbon emissions and those who have no carbon emissions from their business enterprises.

S1M-990 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Highland Council Housing Stock Transfer-That the Parliament commends Highland Council for the recent public consultation exercise carried out to examine the options available for the future management and ownership of the council's housing stock; recognises the overwhelming satisfaction of Highland Council tenants with their council landlord and the desire of these tenants for ownership and management of their homes to remain with the council; notes the injustice felt by Highland Council that solutions to the indebtedness of councils are only available if stock transfer takes place, and calls upon the Scottish Executive and Her Majesty's Government to address the council's housing debt to enable it to continue to provide a quality housing service.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Tommy Sheridan*, Robin Harper*

S1M-989 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Scotswoman of the Year-That the Parliament recognises the achievements of Annette MacArthur, Lorraine Mann, Angela Slater, Catherine Campbell, Khadija Coll, Ina Rennie, Lorraine Russell, Janice Eaglesham, Syma Jamil and Isabel Webster in reaching the final of the Scotswoman of the Year Awards; applauds the Evening Times for its hosting of this event for the 38th year, and congratulates Catherine Campbell on becoming Scotswoman of the Year and, through her tremendous work as a breast cancer Sister at Stobhill Hospital, highlighting the suffering of the many women who are afflicted by this terrible illness.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Colin Campbell, Kay Ullrich, Roseanna Cunningham, Michael Russell, Mr John Swinney, Ms Margo MacDonald, Ms Sandra White, Nicola Sturgeon

S1M-988 Mr Jack McConnell: Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) Order 2000-That the Finance Committee, in consideration of the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) Order 2000, recommends that the Order be approved.

S1M-987 Mr Jack McConnell: Draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2000-That the Finance Committee, in consideration of the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2000, recommends that the Order be approved.

S1M-986# Tommy Sheridan: Coffee Shops-That the Parliament supports the Westminster motion sponsored by Paul Flynn MP that cannabis coffee shops should be set up along the Dutch model; recognises that doing so would help break the connection between cannabis use and more dangerous and addictive drugs like heroin; further notes that such a measure would effectively take the cannabis market out of housing estates and residential areas and into licensed premises which could be properly regulated; further recognises that such a move would greatly reduce the overall harm caused by the illegal market in cannabis, and believes that the Scottish Executive should put Scotland at the forefront of such an experiment.

S1M-985 Sarah Boyack: Transport (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Transport (Scotland) Bill.

S1M-984 Mr Jim Wallace: Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Angus MacKay

S1M-983 Mr Jim Wallace: Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Angus MacKay

S1M-982# Christine Grahame: Alcohol Misuse-That the Parliament recognises that there are estimated to be 200,000 people in Scotland who misuse alcohol; notes that in the past 25 years there has been an increase in the number of deaths for which alcohol is the recorded cause of death of 760% for females and 552% for males; notes further that the figure for the number of children using alcohol is up to 64% in the 12 to 15 age group, and urges the Scottish Executive to give a higher profile to this addiction which has substantial costs both financially and otherwise to both the individual, their families and society at large.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan*, Robin Harper*

S1M-981# Fiona McLeod: Scotland Bid For Euro 2008-That the Parliament recognises that hosting a major sporting event like the European Football Championships brings economic and social benefit to the host nation and resolves to work with all other interested parties and organisations to develop a bid for Scotland to host the 2008 European Football Championships.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-980 Christine Grahame: Web-cast of Parliament Proceedings-That the Parliament recommends that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body continue web-casts without interruption in order that its broadcasting unit remains at the cutting edge of parliamentary broadcasting.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-979# Ian Jenkins: Holocaust Remembrance-That the Parliament welcomes the opening to the public of the Holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum on 7 June; acknowledges the four years of preparation which has gone into the creation of the exhibition; recognises the importance of educational and cultural programmes and activities in promoting knowledge and remembrance of the suffering experienced during the Holocaust; recognises the particular importance of film, literature and the arts in remembrance of the Holocaust, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to work in partnership with public bodies, academic institutions, cultural organisations, community groups and religious organisations to promote a national programme of Holocaust remembrance.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Hugh Henry, David Mundell, Helen Eadie, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Karen Whitefield, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-978 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Volunteers Week-That the Parliament expresses its admiration and gratitude in Volunteers Week for the dedication of the hundreds of volunteers who keep the Children's Panel system going in Glasgow and throughout Scotland; acknowledges the sensitivity and kindness of panel members and reporters in handling cases, some of which are harrowing, with wisdom and genuine concern, and believes that the Children's Panel system has been an outstanding success.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan*, Robin Harper*

S1M-977# Michael Matheson: Nuclear Test Veterans-That the Parliament recognises the role played by service personnel during the UK's nuclear test programme in the 1950's; notes the possible correlation between participation in the tests and the development of subsequent illnesses; congratulates the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association on highlighting the concerns of test veterans and Sue Rabbit-Roff on her research into the health effects associated with participation in the tests; further notes the actions of those governments which have compensated their nuclear veterans, and invites the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government calling for suitable compensation for British Nuclear Veterans.

Supported by: Mr Andrew Welsh, Colin Campbell, Bruce Crawford, Brian Adam, Fergus Ewing, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Roseanna Cunningham, Andrew Wilson, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan*, Robin Harper*

S1M-976# Johann Lamont: Glasgow Internal Transport Service-That the Parliament notes the importance of an effective and responsive local authority internal transport service to many people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and special needs in Pollok, Glasgow and Scotland; congratulates the users, carers and providers of Glasgow's internal transport service in building a crucial partnership through the Parallel Transport Liaison Group which is shaping the development of the service and was central in designing the pioneering fleet of buses which are now coming into use; applauds Glasgow City Council for its willingness to listen to and work with those who know best what service needs are and urges the Scottish Executive and the appropriate committees of the Parliament to examine the process developed in Glasgow in order to inform best practice across Scotland, a practice which empowers the users of the service and, as a consequence, ensures that the service puts the users at the centre and delivers real "best value".

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Robin Harper*

S1M-975 Mr Sam Galbraith: Care Standards Bill-That the Parliament endorses the principle of a power to make an Order in Council to vary the functions of the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work, a cross-border public authority, as set out in the Care Standards Bill and agrees that the relevant provision to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Peter Peacock

S1M-964# Bruce Crawford: Gulf War Related Illnesses-That the Parliament notes the findings in the British Medical Journal that there may be a strong and identifiable link between the multiple vaccines given to Gulf War troops and the enigmatic and devastating illnesses known as Gulf War Related Illnesses; further notes that this study reinforces several American and Canadian studies which have found a link between service in the Gulf and this illness; believes that, in the light of these recent findings, based on the cases of 900 soldiers, now is an appropriate time to proceed with parliamentary action; acknowledges the disproportionate number of Scottish troops and units who fought in the Gulf War and the resulting disproportionate toll of Gulf War Related Illnesses on Scottish veterans and, in the light of this, urges the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government to explore all available avenues to alleviate veterans' ill health and poverty.

Supported by: Mrs Margaret Ewing, Colin Campbell, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Alasdair Morgan, Alex Neil, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Robin Harper*

S1M-963 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Potential Bankruptcy of Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre-That the Parliament deplores and denounces as disgraceful the action of boxing promoter Frank Warren in attempting to demand 10,000 court costs from Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre, an organisation already starved of funds which could have its work with raped women endangered through the actions of a man who is promoting a fight for a millionaire rapist; supports the principled stand of Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to support it in every possible way.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Robin Harper*

S1M-962# Shona Robison: Travel Dundee-That the Parliament notes with concern the actions of Travel Dundee in removing or reducing the bus services on certain routes in Dundee; believes that this reduction in service will affect many people without access to a car, particularly the elderly, and urges Travel Dundee to reconsider this decision as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil

S1M-961 Michael Russell: Parthenon Marbles-That the Parliament notes the latest request by the Greek Government for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, which were unlawfully taken from Turkish-occupied Athens almost 200 years ago and which are now held by the British Museum in London; rejects claims by the British Museum that they can look after them more effectively than the people of Greece, these being both patronising and also undermined by recent evidence of defective cleaning work carried out by the Museum on the Marbles; believes that, just as the Scots have received back the Stone of Destiny, so the people of Greece have a right to receive back one of their most important artistic and cultural treasures, and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to return the Marbles to their rightful home in Greece.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Alasdair Morgan, Alex Neil

S1M-960# Christine Grahame: Borders Textile Industry-That the Parliament, in recognising the economic plight of the Borders textiles industry, notes the continuing decline with the recent announcement of a further 290 jobs lost with the closure of Laidlaw and Fairgrieve Ltd; further notes the 100 million provided for the former Rover workers, and recommends that the Scottish Executive make immediate representations to Her Majesty's Government for substantial funding to support and develop this core industry.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Colin Campbell, Mr John Swinney, Shona Robison, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Dr Winnie Ewing, Alex Neil, Robin Harper*

S1M-959# Alex Johnstone: St. Vigeans Primary School, Arbroath-That the Parliament commends the quality of education provided at St. Vigeans Primary School near Arbroath; notes the concerns currently being expressed by the parents of children attending St. Vigeans about the possible closure of the school by Angus Council, and believes that the local authority should give full consideration to these concerns, given that rural primary schools are an intrinsic part of the rural way of life in Scotland.

Supported by: Ben Wallace, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Alex Fergusson, Tommy Sheridan, Mr David Davidson, Robin Harper*

S1M-958# Mr Michael McMahon: Palliative Care-That the Parliament welcomes the establishment of the Cross Party Group on Palliative Care; welcomes the current priority status in the NHS in Scotland for cancer services; recognises that, despite improvements in the treatment of some cancers, the overall figures for cancer survival remain poor by international standards; believes that this demonstrates the need for more attention and resources to be focussed on palliative care; further notes that palliative care aims to control pain and other distressing symptoms in order to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families; notes that people with chronic and progressive conditions other than cancer also have palliative care needs, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to confirm that palliative care is adequately included in the developing strategies for cancer care and for care of those with chronic and progressive illness in Scotland.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Roseanna Cunningham, Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Cathie Craigie, Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-957 Sarah Boyack: National Parks (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the National Parks (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Nicol Stephen

S1M-956 Henry McLeish: Education and Training (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Education and Training (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Nicol Stephen

S1M-955 Mr Jack McConnell: The Electricity Lands and Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000-That the Local Government Committee in consideration of The Electricity Lands and Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000 recommends that the Order be approved.

S1M-954 Mr Jack McConnell: The Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000-That the Local Government Committee in consideration of The Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000 recommends that the Order be approved.

S1M-953 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Cessation of Silicone Implant Operations, Scotland-That the Parliament notes the concern of the European Commission over silicone implant operations; urges the Scottish Executive to demand an immediate cessation of all silicone implant operations in the NHS and in private hospitals in Scotland in accordance with the wishes of campaigners in Scotland and pending the outcome of EC investigations, bearing in mind that around 200,000 legal cases are pending world-wide against silicone manufacturers; further notes that Canada, America and other countries have banned these operations, that Her Majesty's Government's refusal to ban was controversial after challenges to the impartiality of a Department of Health investigation in 1998, an investigation into female breast implants which was conducted by six male doctors and nine male observers, with women doctors, patients' groups and nurses excluded from serving on the so called "independent review" and that the same branch of the Health Department which had previously cleared silicone was reporting for a fourth time on the issue, clearing silicone despite pleas from American doctors not to take risks America refused to take, and finally notes that American doctors were so concerned at Her Majesty's Government's attitude that they flew to London in 1998 to give evidence against silicone, pleaded with Her Majesty's Government not to risk endangering women's health and cited cases of sick and dying implant patients in the US and of well known women having implants removed.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan

S1M-952# Malcolm Chisholm: Dementia Awareness Week-That the Parliament believes that the care of people with dementia represents one of the greatest challenges to health and welfare services throughout Scotland because of the prolonged and complex nature of the illness and the severity of its consequences for the large numbers affected and their families, and welcomes the initiative of Alzheimer Scotland-Action on Dementia during Dementia Awareness Week to highlight the need for better planning mechanisms to provide integrated and comprehensive health and social care services for this group of people.

Supported by: Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Roseanna Cunningham, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Johann Lamont, Nora Radcliffe, Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, David Mundell, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Nicola Sturgeon, Cathie Craigie, Robin Harper*

S1M-951# Dorothy-Grace Elder: Cancellation of Post Operative Care Appointments at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary-That the Parliament notes claims by the Heart Transplant Patient Support Group that post operative patients have discovered on arrival at Glasgow Royal Infirmary that their appointments have been cancelled; further notes that some of these patients are travelling from as far away as Dunbar, Musselburgh and Dingwall, and believes that there should be an urgent investigation concerning how post operative patients with heart transplants are being dealt with in check ups at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Shona Robison, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-950 Ben Wallace: Dunkirk 60th Anniversary-That the Parliament acknowledges the bravery and heroism of all those involved in the Dunkirk evacuation, expresses its deep gratitude for their actions and passes on its full support and best wishes for all those involved in the 60th anniversary commemoration.

Supported by: Bill Aitken, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mr Brian Monteith, Bristow Muldoon, David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Mr Michael McMahon, David McLetchie, Mr Keith Harding, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Andrew Wilson, Dr Richard Simpson, Brian Adam, Mr Murray Tosh, Ms Margaret Curran, Trish Godman, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr John McAllion, Dr Winnie Ewing, Phil Gallie*

S1M-949 Mr Brian Monteith: Greenock Morton Football Club-That the Parliament recognises that football plays an important part in our social culture and sporting life; recognises the important contribution made by local football clubs to the communities in which they are based; expresses concern over recent reports of developments at Greenock Morton Football Club; acknowledges that to lose a community asset such as Greenock Morton would be detrimental, not only to its supporters, but also to the community as a whole, and urges club chairman Hugh Scott either to begin to work together in close conjunction with the fans and the local community in order to alleviate all uncertainties and secure a smooth and prosperous future for Greenock Morton, including the swift delivery of the 10,000 all seater stadium that was promised to the fans some time ago, or to sell the club and all its assets, including Cappielow Stadium, to someone who can provide Greenock Morton with the prosperous future that it, and the people of Inverclyde whom it has served for 126 years, richly deserve.

Supported by: Miss Annabel Goldie, Bill Aitken, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Brian Adam, John Young

S1M-948 Mr Brian Monteith: Hosting the European Football Championship in Scotland-That the Parliament notes that the European Nations Football Championships are being hosted jointly by Belgium and the Netherlands, beginning later this month; calls upon the Scottish Football Association to hold exploratory discussions with its counterparts in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to examine the feasibility of the three national football associations combining to submit a joint bid to hold the Championships in 2008, and recognises that this would provide a massive boost to domestic football, the tourism industry and the reputation of Scotland world-wide.

Supported by: Bill Aitken, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Brian Adam

S1M-947 Robin Harper: OSPAR Convention-That the Parliament notes that Her Majesty's Government is committed under the OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic to work towards achieving substantial reductions or elimination of radioactive discharges to the north-east Atlantic by the year 2000 and concentrations in the marine environment close to zero by the year 2020; further notes that Denmark has submitted a draft decision to the annual meeting of the OSPAR Convention to be held in Copenhagen from 26 to 29 June calling for an immediate suspension of the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, including at Sellafield and Dounreay; notes that the Danish resolution is supported by Ireland, Iceland and Norway and, in view of the impact of the discharges on the Scottish coastline, therefore joins with Denmark in calling for an end to reprocessing and calls upon the Scottish Executive to transmit this view to Her Majesty's Government before 26 June. R

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Tavish Scott, Mr John McAllion, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-946# Alex Neil: STG Pension Fund-That the Parliament calls upon the trustees of the Scottish Transport Group (STG) Pension Fund to use the surpluses in the fund to provide higher pensions for the former STG employees.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Cathie Craigie, Mr John McAllion, Dennis Canavan, Tommy Sheridan, Alasdair Morgan

S1M-945# Alex Neil: Dangerous Driving Offences Sentencing-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to undertake an urgent review of its sentencing policy in relation to dangerous driving offences, in particular where a fatality has occurred.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Andrew Wilson, Mr John McAllion, Nora Radcliffe, Tommy Sheridan, Margaret Jamieson*, Robin Harper*

S1M-944 Mr Keith Harding: Retaining Rail Stations in Fife-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to oppose and reject plans put forward in a report by consultants, The Scott Wilson Group, which recommends the closure of the rail stations at Ladybank, Markinch and Springfield in Fife.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Bill Aitken, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Brian Monteith, Nora Radcliffe, Tommy Sheridan, Robin Harper*

S1M-943 David Mundell: Webcasts of Parliament-That the Parliament congratulates its Broadcasting, IT and Information Systems teams and their service providers on their achievements in providing a webcast service of the Parliament from Glasgow; notes the positive public reaction to the service and its ability to give greater public access to the workings of the Parliament, and looks forward to further webcast services being made available of the Parliament and its committees.

Supported by: Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Helen Eadie, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Bill Aitken, Michael Russell, Christine Grahame, David McLetchie, Alex Fergusson, Mr Keith Harding, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Andrew Wilson, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Murray Tosh, Nick Johnston, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Duncan McNeil, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Tommy Sheridan, Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-941 Nick Johnston: Unrest at Glenochil Prison-That the Parliament notes with dismay the outbreak of unrest at Glenochil Prison in Clackmannanshire, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to initiate measures which will eradicate drugs as a feature in Scotland's prisons.

Supported by: Bill Aitken, Alex Fergusson, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Brian Monteith, Phil Gallie*

S1M-940 Trish Godman: Use of Mobile Phones on Trains-That the Parliament deplores the willingness with which many mobile phone users on trains divulge intimate details of their domestic and business affairs to their fellow passengers; notes the increase in the frequency of mobile phone use on trains and the constant inconvenience to non-phone using passengers, and calls upon the rail operators to designate phone free zones on all trains.

Supported by: Ms Margo MacDonald, Donald Gorrie, Mr Michael McMahon, Des McNulty, Mr John McAllion, Robin Harper*

S1M-939 Tommy Sheridan: Animal Welfare and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-That the Parliament expresses concern at the serious allegations raised by reputable organisations and individuals in relation to animal welfare and the activities of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; notes the highlighting of these serious concerns by the Sunday Mail newspaper, and believes that a full public inquiry into these allegations is required to ensure the highest possible quality and standard of care is being delivered to animals in care throughout Scotland.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Roseanna Cunningham, Alex Neil, Mr Duncan Hamilton

S1M-938 Mr Adam Ingram: Expenditure on Beach and Coastal Maintenance-That the Parliament notes that only three of Scotland's beaches have won the European blue flag award; further notes that a mere 0.6 million has been spent by the Scottish Executive on the upkeep of Scotland's coastline, and that Scotland's councils have spent considerably more than this on coastal protection and maintenance, despite severe financial constraints; believes that current expenditure levels are insufficient to ensure that more Scottish beaches reach the blue flag standard, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to reconsider budget allocations with a view to ensuring that local authorities can bring more of Scotland's beaches up to standard.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Roseanna Cunningham, Andrew Wilson, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Nora Radcliffe, Alasdair Morgan, Robin Harper*

S1M-937# Alex Fergusson: Galloway Food Producers Outlet-That the Parliament notes the success of the first Galloway Food Festival held in Wigtown on 27 May 2000; further notes the proposal which emerged from that festival to establish a local food producers' retail outlet at Gretna, and believes that the Scottish Executive should assist in the initial funding of such an outlet through its pilot project, recently established with organisations and producers in Dumfries and Galloway, to look at developing viable markets for locally produced goods, as referred to in the answer to parliamentary question S1W-6139. R

Supported by: David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Bill Aitken, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Michael Russell, Mr Murray Tosh, Alex Johnstone, Mr Brian Monteith, Alasdair Morgan, Christine Grahame, Nick Johnston*, Phil Gallie*, Robin Harper*

S1M-936 Mr Keith Harding: Top Award for Fife Beaches-That the Parliament congratulates the Kingdom of Fife on providing all three of the Scottish beaches, at Silver Sands, Aberdour, West Sands, St Andrews and Elie beach, which have been awarded the European Blue Flag, in recognition of their clean water and beach management standards.

Supported by: Bill Aitken, David Mundell, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Brian Monteith

S1M-934 Irene McGugan: The New Testament in Scots-That the Parliament acknowledges that in translating the New Testament into Scots, William L Lorimer undertook the challenging project of recreating Scots prose and scrutinised upwards of 180 translations in more than 20 languages; notes that his work demonstrates the range, vigour and vitality of which Scots prose is capable, and is not only a remarkable translation but a considerable accomplishment and a notable contribution to our literary and linguistic heritage, and commends Canongate Books for reprinting this publication after 14 years, by popular demand.

At the Pairliament awns at, bi owersettin the New Testament inti Scots, William L Lorimer tuik on the wechtie darg o makin Scots prose anew, an leukit at abuin a hunner an echtie owersettins in mair nor twentie leids; taks tent at his wark shaws the braidth, pouer an virr at Scots prose haes in't, an is baith a byordnar owersettin an a byordnar accomplishment, as weil's addin wurthilie til oor leiterarie an linguistic heritage; an commens Canongate Books for reprentin this efter 14 year, bi popular deman.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Brian Adam, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Nora Radcliffe, Robin Harper*

S1M-933# Mr John McAllion: Crown Prosecution and the Piper Alpha Disaster-That the Parliament notes that, following the publication of the Cullen Inquiry into the Piper Alpha Disaster, the Crown Office decided not to prosecute the Occidental Oil Company; congratulates Mr Gavin Cleland for his unceasing campaign to hold successive Lord Advocates to account for this decision, and believes that the relationship between the Scottish Parliament and the Crown Office requires further consideration in the light of decisions on the prosecution of companies over breaches of health and safety legislation.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Elaine Smith, Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-932# Scott Barrie: Clean Beaches-That the Parliament notes that only three beaches in Scotland have been awarded the European Blue Flag for clean water; that all of the three beaches are in Fife, at Aberdour, Elie and St Andrews; congratulates East of Scotland Water and particularly Fife Council on their efforts in this regard, and believes that the Scottish Executive, the three water utilities and all coast line local authorities should work together to ensure that next year the number of Blue Flag beaches increases dramatically.

Supported by: Trish Godman, Dr Richard Simpson, Elaine Thomson, Mr John McAllion, Robin Harper*

S1M-931 Mr Jack McConnell: Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution-That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund of sums required by the Scottish Ministers to pay remuneration and allowances to part-time sheriffs.

Supported by: Angus MacKay, Mr Jim Wallace

S1M-930 Mr Jack McConnell: Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution-That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the following expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund-

(a) the expenditure of the Scottish Ministers under the Act; and

(b) increases attributable to the Act in expenditure payable out of that Fund by or under any other Act.

Supported by: Angus MacKay, Mr Jim Wallace

S1M-929 Alex Neil: State of the Farming Industry-That the Parliament notes the desperate situation in which Scotland's farming community finds itself and in particular draws attention to the special plight of dairy farming, particularly in Ayrshire; calls upon the Scottish Executive to take urgent action to tackle the situation, and demands that the UK Government and the European Commission pursue policies designed to bring about a recovery in these industries.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Colin Campbell, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-928# Alex Neil: Macular Disease-That the Parliament recognises the particular problems experienced by people who suffer from macular disease; notes the progress made in the implementation of the recommendation of the review of sensory impairment services, but notes the need to make more rapid progress in the implementation of a nationwide, comprehensive strategy for significantly enhancing such services, particularly in relation to education, housing aids and adaptations, transport facilities and the provision of local support workers.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Colin Campbell, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Dr Winnie Ewing, Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-927 Robin Harper: Bagyeli Pygmies of Cameroon-That the Parliament notes the general plight of the Bagyeli Pygmies of Cameroon as a result of logging of their rainforest environment and specifically the potential dangers from development of the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline and urges Her Majesty's Government to make representations to the World Bank, the Cameroonian Government and oil and logging companies on behalf of the Bagyeli to ensure that they are fully and independently consulted about the activities which affect them.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr John McAllion

S1M-920 Richard Lochhead: GM Crops-That the Parliament condemns the decision by Nick Brown, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to withhold vital information from the Scottish Parliament in relation to the importing of GM seeds; recognises that had the information been passed to the Scottish Executive immediately then farmers would have been able to avoid the sowing of GM contaminated crops, and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to finance an appropriate compensation package for Scotland's farmers and assume responsibility for any legal action against the seed-supplier Advanta Seeds.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Adam Ingram, Irene McGugan, Mr John Swinney, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Colin Campbell, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Roseanna Cunningham, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Robin Harper*

S1M-919# Fergus Ewing: Scottish Raptor Working Group-That the Parliament believes that the report of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions' Raptor Working Group does not reflect the particular circumstances and problems in Scotland; believes that there should be a Scottish Raptor Working Group established and that this should include within its membership representatives from all relevant organisations and bodies especially those whose livelihood depends upon the rural economy including representatives of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, the Scottish Landowners Federation, the Scottish Association for Country Sports, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, the Scottish Homing Union and Scottish Natural Heritage; furthermore expresses its concern that growth in the population of certain raptors may have been at the expense of the population of pigeons, songbirds, grouse and other ground nesting birds and that certain groups espousing conservationist causes appear unwilling to accept that the protection of one bird species may result in the predation of others, and believes that the membership of any Scottish Raptor Working Group should not be dominated by such bodies professing a conservation objective.

Supported by: Dr Elaine Murray, Alex Fergusson, Colin Campbell, Mary Scanlon, Alex Neil, David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Mr Keith Harding, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Brian Monteith, Dr Winnie Ewing, Phil Gallie*

S1M-918 Michael Russell: Scottish Six O'clock News-That the Parliament notes with dissatisfaction the outcome of the review by the Governors of the BBC with regard to appropriate services to serve the devolved nations; expresses disquiet that once again the issue of the "Scottish Six" has not been adequately addressed despite support for such a programme from the Broadcasting Council for Scotland, the broadcasting trade unions, broadcasting staff and the majority of the Scottish broadcasting audience; deplores the establishment of yet another review to consider the matter, and calls upon the Board of Governors to respond to Scottish demand by authorising immediate editorial and technological preparations for the broadcast of a six o'clock national and international television news programme to be in operation by the autumn of 2000. R

Supported by: Mr John Swinney, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Colin Campbell, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Roseanna Cunningham, Andrew Wilson, Brian Adam, Kay Ullrich, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr John McAllion, Tommy Sheridan, Alasdair Morgan, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-917 Roseanna Cunningham: Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre-That the Parliament commends and supports the Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre in its decision to seek a Judicial Review of the Home Secretary's ruling allowing Michael Tyson to enter the UK.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Linda Fabiani, Nicola Sturgeon, Michael Russell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Fiona Hyslop, Kay Ullrich, Mr John Swinney, Tommy Sheridan, Irene McGugan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Alex Neil, Ms Sandra White, Shona Robison, Andrew Wilson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Robin Harper*

S1M-916 Mrs Mary Mulligan: Whitburn Junior Football Club-That the Parliament congratulates Whitburn Junior Football Club on its excellent victory in the OVD Scottish Junior Cup Final for the first time in its history and wishes continuing success to the club and to junior football generally in Scotland.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Tommy Sheridan, Allan Wilson, Bristow Muldoon, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr John McAllion

S1M-915 Mr Gil Paterson: Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre: Judicial Review in Respect of Mike Tyson-That the Parliament congratulates the Rape Crisis Centre in Glasgow on its announcement that it is to seek a judicial review of Jack Straw's decision to make an exception to immigration law and allow Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist, to enter the UK and wishes it every success in this venture.

Supported by: Mr John Swinney, Irene McGugan, Colin Campbell, Alex Neil, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Andrew Wilson

S1M-913# David McLetchie: Milestone House Hospice-That the Parliament notes with concern the proposal to close Milestone House in Edinburgh, Scotland's only hospice for AIDS sufferers, and urges the Scottish Executive to initiate discussions with Lothian Health Board, the City of Edinburgh Council and Waverley Care Trust with a view to devising a funding package which recognises that it is a national facility equipped to meet the needs of patients and their families

Supported by: Ms Margo MacDonald, Mary Scanlon, David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Mr Michael McMahon, Christine Grahame, Ben Wallace, Scott Barrie, Bill Aitken, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Fergusson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Nick Johnston, Shona Robison, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Kay Ullrich, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Phil Gallie*, Robin Harper*

S1M-912 Mr Gil Paterson: Towards a Just Conclusion-That the Parliament recognises the humiliation caused to rape victims and victims of other sexual crimes when alleged assailants are allowed to conduct their own defence during trials and therefore cross-examine victims; notes with dismay that, according to recent speculation, the Scottish Executive's response to the report Towards a Just Conclusion will fail to address this issue, and urges the Executive to reconsider its decision and ensure that victims of such crimes in Scotland will be entitled to the same protection as those in England and Wales.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan, Michael Matheson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Trish Godman, Colin Campbell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Nora Radcliffe, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Robin Harper*

S1M-911# Ms Margo MacDonald: Future Strategy for HIV and AIDS Management-That the Parliament requests the Scottish Executive to publicise, as a matter of some urgency, its strategy for the management of HIV and AIDS, given the rising numbers of heterosexual people contracting the HIV infection and the longer life expectancy of people living with HIV and AIDS due to advances in combination therapy treatment.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Mr Kenny MacAskill, David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Tommy Sheridan, Michael Matheson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, David McLetchie, Colin Campbell, Scott Barrie, Mr Adam Ingram, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Elaine Smith, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr John McAllion, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Margaret Jamieson*, Robin Harper*

S1M-910 Donald Gorrie: Social Exclusion Research-That the Parliament notes research of the Social Exclusion Unit (PAT 14) and other bodies confirming that a lack of access to short-term credit and other financial services creates serious problems for many low income households, who face extortionate interest rates; urges the Scottish Executive to develop further its joined up approach to economic citizenship including better access to social fund grants, improved regulation of consumer credit lending, better resourcing of credit unions and pressing banks to provide a more socially responsible service, and calls for a public debate on the issue.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Fiona Hyslop, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Michael Matheson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr John McAllion, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Alasdair Morgan, Robin Harper*

S1M-909 Donald Gorrie: Post Office Pension Fund-That the Parliament notes that the Post Office has responded to a surplus in its pension fund by giving itself a contributions holiday for the past 13 years instead of using the windfall to improve the position of its pensioners; regrets that the corporation should follow worst industry practice in this respect, and urges Post Office pension fund trustees to review their policy.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Linda Fabiani, Fergus Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr John McAllion, Alasdair Morgan, Robin Harper*

S1M-907 Mr Jamie Stone: East Sutherland Economy-That the Parliament notes with concern the current and long-term problems faced in the local economy of Sutherland and asks the Scottish Executive to bring forward proposals for a multi-agency forum which could target resources, discuss possible solutions to these problems and prepare a report with recommendations at the earliest opportunity for consideration by the Parliament, the Scottish Executive and the Highlands and Islands Convention.

Supported by: David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Robin Harper*

S1M-905 Bill Aitken: Announcements made by the Scottish Executive-That the Parliament agrees that considerable confusion has been caused by a number of recent Scottish Executive announcements, particularly funding announcements; believes that the way funding announcements are made by the Scottish Executive has done little to further open government; notes that the Executive has allowed the same resources to be announced as "new funding" on more than one occasion, thus damaging public scrutiny, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to institute a new protocol for all public and press announcements in order that these make clear whether funding announced is additional resources or whether it is part of a previous funding package and, if it is, when and through what statement the funding was previously announced.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, John Scott, Alex Neil, Nick Johnston, Christine Grahame, David McLetchie, Mr Murray Tosh, Ben Wallace, Mary Scanlon, Alex Fergusson, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Shona Robison, Fergus Ewing, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Duncan Hamilton

S1M-903# Irene Oldfather: Carrick - City of Adelaide-That the Parliament notes the proposed demolition of the Carrick - City of Adelaide, the world's oldest clipper ship and the only vessel in Scotland to be an "A" listed structure; regrets that such an important part of Scotland, Sunderland and South Australia's national and international maritime heritage should be in such a position, and believes that every effort should be made to secure a future for the vessel.

Supported by: Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Mr Jamie Stone, Allan Wilson, David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Rhoda Grant, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Kay Ullrich, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr John McAllion, Mr Gil Paterson, Margaret Jamieson*, Phil Gallie*

S1M-902 Robin Harper: Accidental Release of GM Oil Seed Rape-That the Parliament invites the Scottish Executive, as a matter of urgency, to guarantee full compensation for farmers who have accidentally planted the genetically modified oil seed rape from Advanta Seeds, thus allowing them to immediately destroy these crops in order to limit the spread of GM pollen and seeds into the countryside. R

Supported by: Michael Russell, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Alex Fergusson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr John McAllion

S1M-901# Maureen Macmillan: Closure of Kinlochleven Aluminium Smelter-That the Parliament notes with concern the announcement that Kinlochleven Aluminium Smelter is to close on June 15, after almost 100 years of providing work in the area, with the loss of 51 jobs, and urges the Scottish Executive to work with relevant groups to ensure that all support is given to the workers and people of Kinlochleven.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Dr Elaine Murray, Cathy Jamieson, Helen Eadie, Hugh Henry, Rhoda Grant, Mr Michael McMahon, Malcolm Chisholm, Irene Oldfather, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Elaine Smith, Elaine Thomson, Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-900# Dorothy-Grace Elder: Lottery Funds for Glasgow Zoo and other Tourist Attractions-That the Parliament urges the Scottish Executive to make representations to the Millennium Commission to immediately provide funding to save Glasgow Zoo from closure; further invites it to assist other major Scottish tourist attractions, including the paddle steamer, Waverley; believes that such attractions are highly deserving of aid in comparison with the unsuccessful Millennium Dome in London, and expresses dissatisfaction at the additional 29 million of funding given by the Millennium Commission to the Millennium Dome, which has already received 509 million in lottery funding.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Shona Robison

S1M-899 Fergus Ewing: Millennium Dome Bail Out-That the Parliament notes yesterday's announcement that 29 million in lottery money is to be given to support the beleaguered Millennium Dome; expresses its grave disapproval that more money is to be spent on this misguided and ill-fated endeavour, and questions the priorities of Her Majesty's Government for choosing to spend this money on a failed visitor attraction when this same bail-out money could be used either to build 580 new council houses, to increase the Highlands education capital budget by three and a half times, or fund all of the NHS accident and emergency modernisation projects which had to be turned down due to lack of funds.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Colin Campbell, Roseanna Cunningham, Brian Adam, Alasdair Morgan

S1M-898# Christine Grahame: Scottish Tomato Industry-That the Parliament notes the crisis in the Scottish tomato industry due to the failure of leading Scottish supermarkets to stock its produce; recognises that Scottish produce is renowned for its high quality; further recognises that the fresh produce industry supports thousands of Scottish jobs, and recommends to Scotland's major food retailers that Scottish produce be promoted in their stores.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Mr Brian Monteith, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Nora Radcliffe, Mr John Swinney, Alex Neil, Irene McGugan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Linda Fabiani, Fergus Ewing, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Brian Adam, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr John McAllion, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Alasdair Morgan, Phil Gallie*, Robin Harper*

S1M-897 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Baby Care Unit at Queen Mother Hospital, Glasgow-That the Parliament sends warm congratulations to Glasgow's Lady Provost, Mrs Mosson, on the success of her first Lady Provost's fundraiser on Sunday 21 May 2000 for the under-equipped Special Care Baby Unit at the Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow; pays tribute to the innovative work of her predecessor, Mrs Lally, and acknowledges the debt Glasgow owes to the caring voluntary efforts of successive Ladies Provost and Lords Provost.

Supported by: Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil

S1M-895# Christine Grahame: Expansion of Signum Circuits-That the Parliament commends the management and the workforce of the electronics firm of Signum Circuits of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders on its expansion; recognises the contribution that Signum Circuits is making to the Borders economy; notes that Signum Circuits has succeeded despite the strong pound and high interest rates; further notes that the firm has additionally employed over 100 people in the last 18 months, many of them former Viasystems workers, and recognises that the closure of Viasystems with the loss of 1,000 Borders' jobs was not as a consequence of global pressures on its production there, but in the interests of complying with the conditions attached to their 25 million Regional Selective Assistance which was to create 1,000 jobs at the North Tyneside plant.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Michael Russell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fiona Hyslop, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Dr Winnie Ewing

S1M-894# Mr Duncan McNeil: Greenock Morton Football Club-That the Parliament recognises that football plays an important part in our social culture and sporting life; recognises the important contribution made by local football clubs to the communities in which they are based; expresses concern over recent reports of developments at Greenock Morton Football Club; acknowledges that to lose a community asset such as Greenock Morton would be detrimental, not only to its supporters, but also to the community as a whole, and recognises that proposals such as community ownership and increased rights for supporters in the running of their teams offer the best opportunity for securing the long-term future of local clubs and promoting links between them and the communities they serve.

Supported by: Hugh Henry, Trish Godman, Mike Watson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Colin Campbell, George Lyon, David Mundell, Kay Ullrich, Allan Wilson, Michael Russell, Paul Martin, Tommy Sheridan, Scott Barrie, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Rhoda Grant, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Mr Michael McMahon, Bill Aitken, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Janis Hughes, Mr Murray Tosh, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Pauline McNeill, Helen Eadie, Bristow Muldoon, Shona Robison, Irene Oldfather, Cathy Jamieson, Cathie Craigie, Brian Adam, Des McNulty, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr John McAllion, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-892 Pauline McNeill: Saltmarket Centenary-That the Parliament notes that the Saltmarket area in Glasgow Kelvin will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2002; further notes that the Glasgow Cross Tenants and Residents Association are planning activities for the centenary, and expresses its commitment to regenerating inner city areas such as Saltmarket to ensure a quality life for local people so that ordinary people continue to live in city centres and not just shop there.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Rhoda Grant, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Mr Michael McMahon, Irene Oldfather, Fergus Ewing, Mr John McAllion

S1M-891# Dorothy-Grace Elder: Projected Costings for the Parliament Remaining in Glasgow until 2003-That the Parliament expresses its deep appreciation of the welcome it has received and the facilities it has been afforded in Glasgow invites the Presiding Officer to launch an immediate investigation into the cost of the Parliament remaining in Glasgow until the Holyrood building is finished in the year 2003, and further invites him to produce a comparison of these costings with the projected cost of remaining at the Mound and moving each May.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Ms Sandra White

S1M-886 Irene Oldfather: Stevenston Millennium Festival-That the Parliament notes the Stevenston Millennium Festival and its varied and extensive programme of events; commends the Stevenston Millennium Committee for its work in organising the Festival and involving the whole community in the millennium celebrations, and wishes the Festival every success over the coming months.

Supported by: Michael Russell, David Mundell, Andrew Wilson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Gil Paterson, Phil Gallie*

S1M-885# Tricia Marwick: Car Parking Charges in Fife Hospitals-That the Parliament deplores the proposals by Fife Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to introduce car parking charges at the Victoria, Queen Margaret and Forth Park hospitals; recognises the widespread public anger at this additional burden on sick people, their relatives and staff; congratulates the Dunfermline Press and the Fife Free Press group of newspapers which have to date collected 20,000 signatures on their petitions opposing the charges, and believes that the Trust should abandon these proposals and take positive action to restore the confidence of the Fife public.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Brian Monteith, Michael Russell, Scott Barrie, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Michael McMahon, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Mr Keith Harding, Kay Ullrich, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-884 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Mike Tyson Debate-That the Parliament calls upon the Parliamentary Bureau to propose that a debate be scheduled as a matter of urgency on the proposed visit of convicted rapist Mike Tyson to Glasgow and all its surrounding circumstances, including the cost of policing throughout the visit and the number of officers to be diverted from other duties, and affirms its belief in the policy of zero tolerance.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Richard Lochhead, Fergus Ewing, Nora Radcliffe, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-883 Mr Gil Paterson: Use of National Stadium for Mike Tyson Fight-That the Parliament notes that the National Stadium, funded by public money, is to be used as the venue for the controversial Mike Tyson fight; further notes that as the Scottish Football Association has been gifted custodianship of Scotland's national stadium it has a responsibility to the Scottish public to act as a good gatekeeper; believes that it has failed badly in this task by allowing the National Stadium to be used as a venue for this event, and calls for the Association urgently to reconsider this decision taking into account the opinions of the people of Scotland as reflected by the Parliament.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Colin Campbell, Fiona Hyslop, Fergus Ewing, Nora Radcliffe, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Michael Matheson, Mr John Swinney, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-882# Roseanna Cunningham: Edinburgh Folk Festival-That the Parliament notes with concern the demise of the Edinburgh Folk Festival as a result of lack of financial backing; further notes that during a meeting attended in April by musicians, former festival volunteers, members of the Adult Learning Project's Scots Music Group, members of Edinburgh Folk Club, the Wee Folk Club, Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust and others, concern was expressed about a perceived lack of political support for the traditional arts, and asks the Executive to recognise and encourage the important role of the traditional arts in its forthcoming National Cultural Strategy.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Michael Russell, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Alex Neil, Bill Aitken, Alex Fergusson, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Michael Matheson, Robin Harper*

S1M-881 Karen Whitefield: Carers' Week 2000-That the Parliament recognises the contribution of Scotland's carers; congratulates, during Carers' Week, Carers National Association Scotland, Crossroads Scotland and Capability Scotland for their work, and welcomes the work of Carers National Association Scotland in campaigning for a fair deal for carers.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm, Fiona McLeod, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Cathie Craigie, Fiona Hyslop, Margaret Jamieson, Dr Elaine Murray, Mike Watson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Robert Brown, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Alasdair Morgan, David Mundell, Scott Barrie, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Rhoda Grant, Michael Matheson, Mr John Swinney, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Alex Neil, Mr Michael McMahon, Hugh Henry, Irene McGugan, Pauline McNeill, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Irene Oldfather, Fergus Ewing, Janis Hughes, Dr Richard Simpson, Elaine Smith, Mr Murray Tosh, Elaine Thomson, Mr Gil Paterson, Ian Jenkins, Dr Winnie Ewing

S1M-880 Fiona McLeod: Hampden and the Mike Tyson Fight-That the Parliament strongly urges the Scottish Football Association to side with Scotland and to refuse to allow the Mike Tyson to be staged at Hampden Stadium on the grounds that this type of sporting event will not enhance Scotland's reputation nor the reputation of Scotland's national stadium.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Christine Grahame, Mr Gil Paterson, Bruce Crawford, Kay Ullrich, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Michael Matheson, Linda Fabiani, Mr Andrew Welsh, Michael Russell, Robin Harper, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Shona Robison, Fiona Hyslop, Fergus Ewing, Nora Radcliffe, Mr John Swinney, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick

S1M-879 Mr Gil Paterson: Mike Tyson - Decision to Grant Entry for Proposed Fight in Glasgow-That the Parliament notes motions S1M-609, S1M-847 and S1M-854 which together carry the support of more than half of the Parliament; further notes the Home Secretary's decision to allow Mike Tyson into the United Kingdom in order that he should fight for financial gain; notes that this decision has been taken despite the fact that Mike Tyson has been convicted and sentenced for rape, a situation which would normally prohibit entry to this country, and therefore believes that a judicial review of this decision should be undertaken.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Colin Campbell, Fergus Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-878 Irene McGugan: Parliament Meetings in the North East-That the Parliament notes that there will be occasions when it will be necessary or expedient for it to meet outwith Edinburgh; acknowledges that this is a positive initiative, and invites the Parliamentary Bureau to consider locating the Parliament in the North East when the next opportunity arises.

Supported by: Mr Andrew Welsh, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Colin Campbell, Brian Adam, Fergus Ewing, Nora Radcliffe, Mr David Davidson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

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.

Supported by: Irene Oldfather, Christine Grahame, Michael Russell, Mrs Mary Mulligan, David Mundell, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Murray Tosh R, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Phil Gallie*

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.

Supported by: Margaret Jamieson, Irene Oldfather, Fiona McLeod, Shona Robison, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, David Mundell, Linda Fabiani, Rhoda Grant, Alex Neil, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Janis Hughes, Elaine Smith, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Tommy Sheridan, Robin Harper*

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, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, David Mundell, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Alex Neil, Pauline McNeill, Mary Scanlon, Ben Wallace, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Fergusson, Bill Aitken, Fergus Ewing, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-872 Nick Johnston: Strathclyde Joint Police Board-That the Parliament invites the Justice and Home Affairs Committee to examine the request of Strathclyde Joint Police Board that monies raised from items subject to forfeiture by a Sheriff be returned for local use to help communities improve their quality of life and fight to prevent crime.

Supported by: Mr Keith Harding, Bill Aitken, Mr Brian Monteith

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.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Tommy Sheridan, Alasdair Morgan

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.

Supported by: Phil Gallie, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Brian Adam, Donald Gorrie, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr David Davidson, Alex Neil, Ben Wallace, Mr Brian Monteith

S1M-862 Roseanna Cunningham: Ilisu Dam Project-That the Parliament notes with grave concern the implications of the proposed construction of the Ilisu Dam in Southeast Turkey, in particular, possible environmental damage to the area, the flooding of the ancient town of Hasankeyf and the forcible eviction of 25,000, mainly Kurdish, residents from their villages; questions the basis for the decision of the Export Credits Guarantee Department to underwrite the project with 200 million of tax payers' money, and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to review, as a matter of urgency, its involvement with the project.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, Robin Harper, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Shona Robison, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Brian Adam, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Alex Neil, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-860 Scott Barrie: Translation of St Margaret-That the Parliament recognises the longstanding historical significance of Dunfermline, ancient capital of Scotland; notes that 19 June 2000 marks the 750th Anniversary of the Translation of Queen Margaret; congratulates the St Margaret's Committee on its plans to mark this occasion by re-enacting the ceremony in Dunfermline Abbey, hosting a procession through the city centre and organising a medieval festival on Sunday 18 June, and wishes the organisers, participants and spectators a memorable day.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Brian Monteith, Irene Oldfather, Andrew Wilson, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Keith Harding, Alex Neil, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Lloyd Quinan

S1M-859 Fergus Ewing: Scottish Highlands Branch of the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association-That the Parliament notes the need for support and information for our country's veterans; appreciates the considerable efforts of charitable organisations to meet the increasing needs of Gulf War veterans, and further commends the men and women who have banded together to form the Scottish Highlands Branch of the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association to provide support for veterans and families in the Highlands.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Michael Russell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Shona Robison, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Mary Scanlon, Ben Wallace

S1M-857 Mr Duncan McNeil: Gourock/Dunoon Ferry Service-That the Parliament welcomes the commitment by the Minister for Transport and the Environment to make strong representations to the European Commission for the Gourock/Dunoon ferry service to be included in the wider CalMac tendering process; notes that vehicular transport on the service receives no public subsidy at present; further notes that nothing in the current proposals precludes CalMac from continuing to carry vehicles; and recognises that, to have the best chance of securing the long-term future of the service, all interested parties should support the Minister in her negotiations with the Commission to the fullest of their ability.

Supported by: George Lyon, Rhoda Grant, Mr Michael McMahon

S1M-856# Mr Andrew Welsh: Assisted Area Status of Arbroath-That the Parliament notes with concern the exclusion of Arbroath from the revised Assisted Area boundary proposals; recognises that while significant gains have been made in recent years to restructure the local economy, the case for re-inclusion is strong, given the consistently high levels of unemployment, the significant dependence on a declining manufacturing sector, and the opportunities which exist to benefit from Regional Selective Assistance; understands that without Assisted Area status recent gains in Arbroath will be reversed, and invites the Scottish Executive to make representations to the Department of Trade and Industry to reinstate the excluded areas.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Irene McGugan, Shona Robison, Fiona McLeod, Colin Campbell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Ben Wallace

S1M-855# George Lyon: Dervish Landmine Clearance Project-That the Parliament applauds the work of the Edinburgh-based Dervish Landmine Clearance Project which is working to produce the cheapest and most effective method of landmine clearance in the world; wishes the charity every success in its bid to raise the 4 million it requires in order to produce and maintain the clearance equipment, and believes that the project could make Scotland a world leader in the fight to rid the planet of landmines.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, Robin Harper, Brian Adam, Nick Johnston, Michael Russell, Karen Whitefield, Ian Jenkins, David McLetchie, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Donald Gorrie, David Mundell, Maureen Macmillan, Mr David Davidson, Alex Neil, Ben Wallace, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Dr Winnie Ewing

S1M-854 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Mike Tyson-That the Parliament opposes the decision to grant Mike Tyson entry to Britain in order to fight in Glasgow; expresses its outrage at the prospect of the national stadium at Hampden being used as a showcase to make money for a convicted rapist; notes that Mike Tyson is presently the subject of police inquiries in Las Vegas over an alleged incident of a woman being assaulted and verbally abused, and shares the views of women's groups in Scotland and throughout Britain, which were appalled at the previous decision by the Home Secretary to allow Mike Tyson to enter Britain, the resultant strain on police and the lack of contrition shown to women's groups by Mike Tyson.

Supported by: Mrs Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Nick Johnston, Robin Harper, Mr Gil Paterson, Brian Adam, Kate Maclean, 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, Mrs Margaret Smith, Nicola Sturgeon, Mr Alex Salmond, Patricia Ferguson, Kay Ullrich, Fiona Hyslop, Pauline McNeill, Elaine Smith, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Margaret Jamieson, Maureen Macmillan, Trish Godman, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Andy Kerr, Malcolm Chisholm, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr George Reid, Tavish Scott, Mr John Swinney, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Scott Barrie, Alasdair Morgan, Alex Neil

S1M-853 Irene Oldfather: Marymass Festival, Irvine-That the Parliament notes with regret the omission of Irvine's Marymass festival from the Scottish Tourist Board's "What's On Scotland" list; commends the Irvine Carters' Society and festival committee for its work in organising and promoting the festival; welcomes the proposed programme for this year's festival, celebrating Irvine's heritage and community spirit; and calls upon the Scottish Tourist Board to rectify this error by funding additional publicity for the festival.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Michael Russell, Shona Robison, Margaret Jamieson, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Mr Murray Tosh, Phil Gallie*

S1M-849# Dr Sylvia Jackson: Voluntary Moratorium on Siting of New Telecommunications Masts-That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Report of the Transport and the Environment Committee, and the Stewart Report on telecommunications masts; congratulates the Scottish Executive for its initial positive response to these reports, including its commitment to implement new planning regulations and guidance in relation to telecommunications masts; recognises the deep concern felt in many communities around Scotland where masts are being erected, and invites the Scottish Executive to encourage telecommunication companies to implement a voluntary moratorium to halt developments in the period while these reports are considered.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Janis Hughes, Margaret Jamieson, Hugh Henry, Mike Watson, Cathy Peattie, Dr Richard Simpson, Johann Lamont, Trish Godman, Mr Keith Raffan, Robert Brown, Robin Harper, Kate Maclean, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe, Irene Oldfather, Fiona McLeod, Scott Barrie, Christine Grahame, Tavish Scott, Dr Elaine Murray, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Helen Eadie, Michael Matheson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Malcolm Chisholm, Cathie Craigie, Ms Margaret Curran, Des McNulty, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh

S1M-848# David Mundell: ICT in Scotland-That the Parliament believes that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure will play a vital part in Scotland's economic, social and cultural development; notes with concern that new and emerging technologies such as WAP and ADSL may not be available to everyone in Scotland if only commercial criteria are applied to roll-out, and believes that the Scottish Executive should work together with Her Majesty's Government and with service providers to find ways by license conditions, public funding or otherwise to ensure that Scotland and all its citizens benefit from ICT.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Dr Elaine Murray, David McLetchie, Alasdair Morgan, Brian Adam, Nora Radcliffe, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Tavish Scott, Mr David Davidson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mary Scanlon, Ben Wallace, Alex Fergusson, Nick Johnston, Fergus Ewing, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Brian Monteith

S1M-847 Hugh Henry: Mike Tyson-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Football Association and Celtic Football Club to guarantee that their facilities will not be made available to host a boxing match involving Mike Tyson; notes that substantial public funds have not been allocated to Hampden in order to allow the promotion of a man with an appalling criminal record, and calls upon the Home Secretary to exercise his powers to prevent Mike Tyson from being able to make financial gain in the UK in the light of his conviction in a US court which resulted in a custodial sentence of more than one year.

Supported by: Johann Lamont, Malcolm Chisholm, Cathy Jamieson, Irene Oldfather, Elaine Smith, Dr Elaine Murray, Trish Godman, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Nick Johnston, Robin Harper, Mr Gil Paterson, Brian Adam, Kate Maclean, Cathy Peattie, Nora Radcliffe, Marilyn Livingstone, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Scott Barrie, Dr Richard Simpson, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Cathie Craigie, Ms Margaret Curran, Pauline McNeill, Mr Andy Kerr, Mr John McAllion, Elaine Thomson, Mr John Munro, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mr Michael McMahon, Maureen Macmillan, Margaret Jamieson, Helen Eadie, Mrs Margaret Smith, Ian Jenkins, Paul Martin, Tavish Scott, Bristow Muldoon, Shona Robison, Michael Russell, Karen Whitefield, Mr John Swinney, Patricia Ferguson, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Christine Grahame, Alasdair Morgan, Michael Matheson

S1M-846# Richard Lochhead: Additional Resources for Grampian Police Force-That the Parliament notes that Grampian police in the north east of Scotland has one of the lowest per capita levels of resources among Scottish police forces; acknowledges that the Grampian force has additional responsibilities, including the policing of Balmoral and North Sea installations; also notes the alarming crime statistics in the Grampian Police force area that cannot be divorced from the low level of funding allocated to Grampian police, and believes that the Scottish Executive should allocate adequate resources to Grampian Police force for it to carry out its duties.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Mr Mike Rumbles, Michael Russell, Brian Adam, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr David Davidson, Alex Neil, Ben Wallace, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-844 Richard Lochhead: ITC Report on Grampian Television-That the Parliament welcomes the Independent Television Commission's (ITC) recommendations and findings following complaints relating to the Scottish Media Group's (SMG) stewardship of Grampian Television; congratulates the staff on their campaign to safeguard the station's future, especially the two members of staff who were subsequently made redundant, and calls upon the SMG to give a positive response to the ITC's report to ensure Grampian Television and regional broadcasting are strengthened and prosper.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Michael Russell, Brian Adam, Cathy Peattie, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Irene McGugan, Mr John Swinney, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Donald Gorrie, Michael Matheson, Mr David Davidson, Ben Wallace, Fergus Ewing

S1M-843# Donald Gorrie: Scottish Aid Agency-That the Parliament celebrates and calls for a continuation of the great work of many Scots over many years in working in and for developing countries, by exploring with relevant church, overseas aid and professional bodies the possibility of setting up a Scottish agency which would enable Scots of all ages to use their skills working in developing countries to benefit local communities, supplementing the work of existing agencies.

Supported by: Mr Mike Rumbles, Tavish Scott, Ian Jenkins, Robert Brown, Euan Robson, Shona Robison, Mr Keith Raffan, Linda Fabiani, Alasdair Morgan, Robin Harper, Michael Russell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Cathy Peattie, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Margaret Jamieson, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing

S1M-842# Donald Gorrie: Funding of Voluntary Projects-That the Parliament considers that the Scottish Executive should set up a fund, financed from existing budgets and operated in co-operation with local authorities, to enable the continuation of local projects providing youth, sports or community activities which make a valuable contribution to the Executive's programmes and face closure or major reduction because their funding is about to end.

Supported by: Robert Brown, Euan Robson, Ian Jenkins, Mr Mike Rumbles, Shona Robison, Robin Harper, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Matheson

S1M-840 Robin Harper: Building Standards-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to declare a firm commitment to environmental criteria, footprinting, the highest possible energy conservation standards, loose fit, longlife and sustainability in the construction of all government buildings.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Kate Maclean, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Andrew Wilson, Christine Grahame, Dr Richard Simpson, Tavish Scott, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Donald Gorrie, Mr Michael McMahon, Cathie Craigie

S1M-839 Pauline McNeill: Museums and Galleries Month 2000-That the Parliament welcomes the Museums and Galleries Month 2000 launched on Monday 1 May in Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art, the aim of the initiative being to raise the public profile of museums and galleries.

Supported by: Margaret Jamieson, Karen Gillon, Michael Russell, Kate Maclean, Cathy Peattie, Nora Radcliffe, Andrew Wilson, Dr Richard Simpson, Tavish Scott, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Michael McMahon

S1M-838 Pauline McNeill: Patenting of Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes-That the Parliament condemns the application made in the UK by Myriad Genetics for patents on the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRAC2 and believes that the patenting of genes can lead to a negative affect on the progress of medical research.

Supported by: Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Jamieson, Linda Fabiani, Marilyn Livingstone, Robin Harper, Brian Adam, Cathy Peattie, Nora Radcliffe, Michael Russell, Irene Oldfather, Andrew Wilson, Dr Richard Simpson, Donald Gorrie, Helen Eadie, Michael Matheson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Cathie Craigie, Elaine Smith, Elaine Thomson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-837 Pauline McNeill: Genetic Testing for Insurance Purposes-That the Parliament opposes the use of genetic testing for insurance purposes, and notes that the Genetic Advisory Insurance Committee review of the Association of British Insurers code of practice on genetic testing, which currently permits results for seven different conditions, including breast cancer, to be used when determining premiums, is looking into the matter.

Supported by: Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Karen Gillon, Linda Fabiani, Cathy Peattie, Nora Radcliffe, Irene Oldfather, Christine Grahame, Michael Matheson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Cathie Craigie, Elaine Thomson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-836 Pauline McNeill: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer-That the Parliament thanks Judith Church MP for her work as Secretary to the Westminster All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Breast Cancer; welcomes Joan Ruddock MP as the new APPG Secretary from June 2000, and is committed to the formation of a Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Breast Cancer, and liaison with colleagues in Westminster.

Supported by: Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Karen Gillon, Marilyn Livingstone, Malcolm Chisholm, Irene Oldfather, Dr Richard Simpson, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Helen Eadie, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Adam Ingram, Cathie Craigie, Elaine Thomson

S1M-835# Michael Russell: Irvine Pensioners' Petition Against Sheltered Housing Cuts-That the Parliament commends the pensioners of Irvine for their vigorous campaign against cuts to the provision of warden services to sheltered housing complexes in North Ayrshire; supports the aims of their 700 signature petition, lodged with the Parliament's Public Petitions Committee, which highlights the dangers which elderly people will face if the warden service is removed at weekends and which rejects the council's argument that community alarms are a substitute, particularly given that the alarms, which were previously free for many pensioners, are now to cost over 100 a year and urges the Scottish Executive to undertake an enquiry into the provision of warden services nationally and, pending this, expects North Ayrshire Council to take heed of the strength of feeling in the local community and suspend plans to cut back the service.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Bruce Crawford, Brian Adam, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-833# Mr Kenneth Gibson: First New Clyde Road Bridge for 30 Years-That the Parliament welcomes the application by Scottish Enterprise Glasgow to build a new four-lane bridge across the River Clyde with two lanes for exclusive use by public transport; recognises that the proposed 8 million link will provide essential road and pedestrian access to the Pacific Quay development; notes that the former Garden Festival site is of strategic importance to Glasgow and Scotland in terms of attracting and housing digital technology and cutting edge media businesses, leading to the economic regeneration of much of Glasgow's former dockland, and calls upon Glasgow City Council to support this vital initiative.

Supported by: Mr Duncan Hamilton, Michael Russell, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Colin Campbell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-832 Robin Harper: Ethical Investment-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to investigate the possibility of adopting an ethical investment and procurement policy.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Cathy Jamieson, Linda Fabiani, Kate Maclean, Cathy Peattie, Hugh Henry, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Andrew Wilson, Tavish Scott, Donald Gorrie, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Michael McMahon

S1M-831# Robin Harper: Allotments-That the Parliament believes that the problems facing allotment holders throughout Scotland in relation to tenure should be investigated and that a policy to protect and preserve allotment holdings throughout Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh, should be developed and calls upon the Scottish Executive to report to the Parliament on this issue.

Supported by: Robert Brown, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Brian Adam

S1M-830# David Mundell: Racing Pigeons-That the Parliament notes the report of the UK Raptor Working Group; notes the concerns of the Scottish Homing Union and other pigeon fanciers in Scotland on the impact that raptors are having on their sport, and believes that the Scottish Executive and all interested parties should work together to ensure the appropriate protection of both raptors and racing pigeons so as to enable the continuation of pigeon racing as a sport in Scotland.

Supported by: Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Allan Wilson, Mr Brian Monteith, Cathy Jamieson, Nick Johnston, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Margaret Jamieson, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Mary Scanlon, Ben Wallace, Alex Fergusson, Fergus Ewing, Mr Keith Harding, Phil Gallie*

S1M-829# Mr Lloyd Quinan: Kvaerner Energy, Clydebank-That the Parliament notes that the Kvaerner Energy employees at Clydebank face an uncertain future under the planned change of management; further notes the modest reassurances sought by the employees over their future employment, namely the maintenance by the new owners of all current Kvaerner employment conditions including the enhanced redundancy package for all employees and written guarantees from the new owners that the current Kvaerner pension plan arrangements and conditions will be honoured, that there will be no new redundancies after the takeover and the securing of a General Electric workload before the end of 2002, and that, in the event of redundancies after 2002, any redundancy payments will be on at least the same enhanced terms as Kvaerner offered during 1999-2000; and fully supports the workforce in its efforts to secure these conditions, and believes that government intervention through the already established Kvaerner Energy Working Party should be geared to secure these aims.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Michael Matheson, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan, Kay Ullrich, Colin Campbell, Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Michael Russell, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Robin Harper*

S1M-825 Nick Johnston: NHS Tayside-That the Parliament notes that the interim report of the task force into the alleged 12 million deficit in Tayside Acute Hospital Trust has revealed a lack of health leadership, poor communication between the Trust and its staff, inadequate interchange between Tayside Health Board and the Acute Hospital Trust and less than robust financial procedures, leading to inaccuracies in budgeting, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that any remedial action to recover the overspend will not impact on the healthcare offered to the people of Tayside nor unduly prejudice the outcome of the local acute services review.

Supported by: David McLetchie, David Mundell, Phil Gallie, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Keith Harding, Mary Scanlon, Mr Brian Monteith, Kate Maclean, Mr David Davidson, Ben Wallace, Brian Adam

S1M-824 Ms Margo MacDonald: Breast Cancer Awareness-That the Parliament commends the work done by the Scottish Breast Cancer Campaign (SBCC) in raising the public profile of breast cancer in Scotland through its innovative health promotion and awareness programmes; notes that some 3,000 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer in Scotland, half of whom will die of the disease, and therefore welcomes the latest initiative by the SBCC to survey women referred to breast cancer clinics in Scotland in order to establish a comprehensive picture of the service as experienced by them. R

Supported by: Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Richard Lochhead, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Karen Gillon, Linda Fabiani, Brian Adam, Nora Radcliffe, Irene McGugan, Malcolm Chisholm, Fiona McLeod, Irene Oldfather, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Fiona Hyslop, Colin Campbell, Donald Gorrie, David Mundell, Mr Michael McMahon, Ben Wallace, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Dr Richard Simpson, Tricia Marwick

S1M-821# Cathy Peattie: National Volunteer Week-That the Parliament notes that National Volunteer Week begins on Thursday 1 June 2000; believes that volunteers are an essential element of social wellbeing, and hopes that the week will encourage wider participation in volunteering.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Richard Lochhead, Margaret Jamieson, Mr Keith Raffan, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Karen Gillon, David McLetchie, Linda Fabiani, Marilyn Livingstone, Robert Brown, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Brian Adam, Kate Maclean, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Irene McGugan, Malcolm Chisholm, Fiona McLeod, Irene Oldfather, Andrew Wilson, Christine Grahame, Cathie Craigie, Tavish Scott, Fiona Hyslop, David Mundell, Mike Watson, Karen Whitefield, Bristow Muldoon, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Helen Eadie, Alasdair Morgan, Scott Barrie, Ms Sandra White, Michael Matheson, Mr David Davidson, Mr Michael McMahon, Trish Godman, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dennis Canavan, Mr Keith Harding, Janis Hughes, Dr Richard Simpson, Bruce Crawford, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Alex Fergusson, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Elaine Thomson, George Lyon, Ms Margaret Curran, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Fergus Ewing

S1M-820# Mrs Mary Mulligan: "Working Together" Project-That the Parliament congratulates West Lothian Council on its "Working Together" project undertaken with the Benefits Agency; notes that in the first month of operation the project resulted in an extrapolated total of 162,000 extra income per annum for West Lothian pensioners, and agrees that other local authorities should emulate this innovative and effective approach to alleviating pensioner poverty.

Supported by: Bristow Muldoon, Maureen Macmillan, Tommy Sheridan, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Marilyn Livingstone, Cathy Peattie, Nora Radcliffe, Hugh Henry, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Ian Jenkins, Karen Whitefield, Mr John McAllion, Donald Gorrie, Helen Eadie, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Michael McMahon, Elaine Thomson

S1M-819 Michael Russell: Removal of Lesmahagow and Douglas from Assisted Areas Map-That the Parliament notes that many parts of the Lesmahagow and Douglas areas of Lanarkshire suffer from some of the most serious poverty and social exclusion in Scotland; further notes that these areas have unemployment rates well above the national average; regrets the recent decision to remove the areas of Douglas and Lesmahagow from the Assisted Areas map, and urges the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government to reverse its recent decision or mitigate its harmful effects.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Richard Lochhead, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, David Mundell

S1M-817 Michael Russell: Edinburgh College of Art-That the Parliament congratulates Edinburgh College of Art where students in different artistic disciplines can meet and exchange ideas; notes that part of its success is due to its city centre location; notes the current proposals for the College to be subsumed into Heriot Watt University; expresses concern that no merger should be driven by the real estate value of the present college site or lead to the fragmentation of the art college campus; further notes that recent ballots shows that six out seven students and 70% of non-academic staff are against the merger, and urges the Scottish Executive to acknowledge these issues before agreeing to any merger or change of status for the College.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Richard Lochhead, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-816 Dr Richard Simpson: Committee on Substance Abuse-That the Parliament agrees to establish a committee on substance abuse with members drawn from the Committees for Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector, Justice and Home Affairs, Health and Community Care, Education, Culture and Sport, and any other relevant committee.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Dr Elaine Murray, Brian Adam, David Mundell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Marilyn Livingstone, Robert Brown, Kate Maclean, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Andrew Wilson, Fiona Hyslop, Tommy Sheridan, Helen Eadie, Mr David Davidson, Ben Wallace, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Nick Johnston, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Elaine Smith, Mary Scanlon, Euan Robson, Cathy Peattie, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Robin Harper*

S1M-815 Dr Sylvia Jackson: Safer Routes to Schools-That the Parliament notes that in 1998 597 children were involved in accidents on their way to and from school; further notes the Scottish Executive document Guidance How to Run Safer Routes to School, recognises that the implementation of this document by local authorities in partnership with schools, parents, children, the police, health authorities and local communities could drastically reduce the number of accidents; congratulates Stirling Council for its commitment to "Safer Routes to School" and urges the Scottish Executive to do everything in its power to ensure that such schemes are implemented around Scotland.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Dr Elaine Murray, Bristow Muldoon, Allan Wilson, Hugh Henry, Margaret Jamieson, Mr Duncan McNeil, Euan Robson, Shona Robison, Mr Keith Raffan, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Cathy Peattie, Nora Radcliffe, Rhoda Grant, Maureen Macmillan, Irene McGugan, Karen Whitefield, Ian Jenkins, Malcolm Chisholm, Fiona McLeod, Cathie Craigie, Helen Eadie, Alasdair Morgan, Mr David Davidson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Nick Johnston, Mr Keith Harding R, Dr Richard Simpson, Elaine Thomson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Robin Harper*

S1M-814 Mr John McAllion: Dispersal of Scottish Executive and Public Body Jobs throughout Scotland-That the Parliament notes the recent statements by Ministers that the Scottish Executive does not specifically aim to balance the number of Scottish Executive jobs located in different areas of Scotland; considers that it is desirable to locate civil service and public body jobs across the regions of Scotland as a matter of policy, and calls for a debate on how this might be achieved through a transparent and open mechanism that is accountable to the Parliament itself.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Brian Adam, Shona Robison, Dr Elaine Murray, Nora Radcliffe, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Richard Lochhead, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Keith Raffan, Irene Oldfather, Mr Adam Ingram, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Robert Brown, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Kate Maclean, Cathy Peattie, Mr Andrew Welsh, Fiona McLeod, Scott Barrie, Tavish Scott, David Mundell, Michael Matheson, Mr Michael McMahon, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-813# Pauline McNeill: National Transplant Unit for Scotland-That the Parliament notes with concern the uncertainty over the future of the National Transplant Unit for Scotland at Glasgow Royal Infirmary; further notes that continuity of care for heart transplant patients is essential and that uncertainties caused over the future of the Unit can have a negative impact on an already vulnerable group of patients, and calls upon the Scottish Executive, Greater Glasgow Health Board and the North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust to resolve this situation immediately.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Janis Hughes, Kay Ullrich, Dr Elaine Murray, Christine Grahame, Phil Gallie, Margaret Jamieson, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Richard Lochhead, Mr John McAllion, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mary Scanlon, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene Oldfather, Mr Adam Ingram, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Karen Gillon, Linda Fabiani, Robert Brown, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fiona McLeod, Cathie Craigie, Ben Wallace, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-812# Andrew Wilson: Army Uniform Contract-That the Parliament expresses concern over the decision by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to award a contract for the supply of army uniforms to foreign firms rather than the Cumbernauld based firm, Edward MacBean; notes the quality record of Edward MacBean, and invites the MoD to support Scottish jobs and the Scottish manufacturing industry by reversing its decision.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, Nicola Sturgeon, Roseanna Cunningham, Colin Campbell, Alex Neil, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Kay Ullrich, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Richard Lochhead, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Adam Ingram, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Fiona McLeod, David Mundell, Michael Matheson, Ben Wallace, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-812.1 Phil Gallie: Army Uniform Contract-As an amendment to motion (S1M-812) in the name of Andrew Wilson, leave out "expresses" and insert "recognises the public pride felt across the United Kingdom in the excellent and deserved worldwide reputation of the British Army and expresses its"

Supported by: Ben Wallace, Mr David Davidson, David McLetchie, John Scott

S1M-811# Phil Gallie: Excessive Punishment by the General Teaching Council-That the Parliament notes with concern the action of the General Teaching Council (GTC) in striking off the North Lanarkshire secondary teacher admonished in court for striking his daughter; considers this action, which will cost the teacher his livelihood, excessive; recognises that being struck off punishes not only him, but his wife and his children; believes that there should be an urgent review of the GTC's role in this matter, and further believes that the Scottish Executive should investigate whether such treatment is acceptable under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Supported by: Mr Murray Tosh, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, John Young, Mary Scanlon, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr David Davidson, Miss Annabel Goldie, John Scott, Donald Gorrie, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Keith Harding, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-809# Elaine Smith: Right to Respite-That the Parliament notes National Carers Week 2000 between 12 and 18 June; recognises the outstanding contribution made by thousands of Scots, including a great many constituents in Coatbridge and Chryston, who provide care for sick or disabled family or friends; notes the on-going commitment by the Scottish Executive to assist those who find themselves in a caring role; notes the difficulties encountered with the provision of respite care to carers and the cared for, and believes that a "Right to Respite" should be enshrined for all.

Supported by: Rhoda Grant, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Jamie Stone, Michael Russell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Dr Elaine Murray, Nora Radcliffe, Christine Grahame, Tommy Sheridan, Margaret Jamieson, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Mr John McAllion, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Cathy Jamieson, Linda Fabiani, Marilyn Livingstone, Robert Brown, Kate Maclean, Cathy Peattie, Irene McGugan, Malcolm Chisholm, Irene Oldfather, Scott Barrie, Cathie Craigie, Fiona McLeod, Ian Jenkins, Helen Eadie, Maureen Macmillan, Michael Matheson, Mr David Davidson, Mr Michael McMahon, Ben Wallace, Dr Richard Simpson, Elaine Thomson

S1M-808# Fergus Ewing: Shinty-That the Parliament recognises the importance of shinty as Scotland's indigenous sport; notes that, whilst it is especially popular in the Highlands, it is played throughout Scotland; acknowledges that it makes a significant contribution to Scotland in terms of social inclusion, citizenship, healthy living, community development, volunteering and economic development; welcomes the comprehensive presentation made by the Camanachd Association to MSPs on 3 May 2000, and supports the Association's case for enhanced funding from sportscotland.

Supported by: Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Colin Campbell, Michael Russell, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Shona Robison, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Richard Lochhead, Mr John McAllion, Andrew Wilson, Mary Scanlon, Mr Adam Ingram, Linda Fabiani, Cathy Peattie, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Mr David Davidson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Dr Winnie Ewing

S1M-807 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Gourock-Dunoon Ferry Service-That the Parliament notes with concern the Scottish Executive's proposal that the CalMac ferry route from Gourock-Dunoon become a "passenger only" service; recognises the massive additional subsidy that would be required to make good the shortfall in revenue created through the loss of vehicular business; acknowledges the profound concern of local businesses in Dunoon that such a measure would hinder the economic growth of the town; expresses concern about the capacity of the alternative private operator to maintain the current frequency of service offered through the availability of both public and private ferry operators, and reaffirms its belief that the Scottish Executive should make representations to the European Commission to guarantee no diminution of ferry services to Dunoon.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Michael Russell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Andrew Wilson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-806# Tricia Marwick: Malawi-That the Parliament welcomes the visit by the President of Malawi; recognises the historical and present day links between our two nations; acknowledges the commitment to democracy and human rights by the Government of Malawi; applauds its efforts to improve the social and economic wellbeing of the people of Malawi despite the debt burden accumulated by the previous regime, and urges the Scottish Executive to act on the plea by the President to encourage medical students and doctors to go to Malawi and to make urgent representations to Her Majesty's Government to encourage the write off the burden of debt on this nation, which is one of the poorest in the world.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Nicola Sturgeon, Richard Lochhead, Kay Ullrich, Dr Winnie Ewing, Nick Johnston, Robin Harper, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Brian Adam, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Mr John McAllion, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Adam Ingram, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Ian Jenkins, Michael Matheson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-805 Alex Fergusson: Local Veterinary Inspector Fees: Competitive Tendering-That the Parliament notes the pilot exercise by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in the area covering Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to subject routine TB testing, the collection of blood samples for brucellosis and brucellosis abortion enquiries to competitive tendering; recognises that the current local veterinary inspector system plays an invaluable role in animal welfare; notes that any alteration to that system may erode the relationship between client producer and the local veterinary inspector, and calls upon the Scottish Executive not to introduce such a system within Scotland without an exhaustive evaluation of the pilot exercise and full consultation with the industry. R

Supported by: Mr Murray Tosh, John Scott, Nick Johnston, David Mundell, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr David Davidson, Christine Grahame, Phil Gallie, Ben Wallace, Mr Keith Harding

S1M-802# Irene McGugan: Scottish National Dictionary Association-That the Parliament notes the excellent work of the Scottish National Dictionary Association (SNDA) over 70 years, work which includes the 10 volume Scottish National Dictionary and the Concise Scots Dictionary, copies of which are held in the library of the Scottish Parliament; commends the organisation's plan to create a Scots Dictionary Database from these resources, despite an immediate funding crisis which will see money for current staff run out by July, and asks the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Arts Council to honour previously expressed commitments and take steps to secure the financial viability of the organisation in recognition of its role in advising the reporters to the Scottish Parliament on the recording of the language in proceedings and in promoting the language, and to allow the SNDA to continue to play a full part in Scotland's literary and cultural heritage.

Scottish National Dictionary Association

At the Pairliament taks tent o the guid wark o the Scottish National Dictionary Association (SNDA) ower seiventie year, amang this, the 10-beuk Scottish National Dictionary an the Concise Scots Dictionary, wi the librarie o the Scottish Pairliament haein copies o baith; commens their plan tae mak a Scots Dictionary Database fae oot thir, for aw their sair want o siller the nou at will see siller for peyin staff rin oot bi July, an asks the Scottish Guivernment an the Scottish Airts Cooncil tae mak guid the promises thay hae gien afore, an ettle tae mak shuir o the bodie's financial siccartie, takin tent o'ts wark in advisin the reporters tae Scottish pairliament on the recordin o the leid I proceedins an I forderin the leid, an lattin the SNDA haud tae the fore I Scotland's leiterarie an cultural heritage.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Malcolm Chisholm, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Bruce Crawford, Nora Radcliffe, Christine Grahame, Donald Gorrie, Fergus Ewing, Mr John McAllion, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Adam Ingram, Brian Adam, Cathy Peattie, Mr Brian Monteith, Fiona McLeod, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-801 Mr Brian Monteith: Birthplace of Modern Football in Callander-That the Parliament notes that a field in the grounds of the Roman Camp Hotel, Callander, is now believed to be the birthplace of modern soccer; further notes that this field would therefore be home to the oldest football pitch in the country and that competitive matches were played there over 150 years ago; recognises the special significance that this pitch will have in the history of Scottish and international soccer, and calls upon the Scottish Football Association to consider what action should be taken in partnership with the land owners to ensure that the significance of this site is celebrated.

Supported by: Nick Johnston, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mary Scanlon, Mr John McAllion, Mr Keith Harding

S1M-800 Mr Brian Monteith: Scotch Whisky Industry-That the Parliament notes with concern the possible impact of the European Water Framework Directive on the removal of water from rivers and watercourses in Scotland and its potentially damaging impact on the Scotch whisky industry; further notes that the unique characteristics of local water supplies provide a distinct and fundamental component of each whisky; recognises that the whisky industry is extremely important to both Scotland's economy and many rural communities where distilleries are located, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to press Her Majesty's Government to ensure that countries such as Scotland where there is an abundance of water are exempted from these controls.

Supported by: Nick Johnston, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Phil Gallie, Mary Scanlon, Mr Murray Tosh, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Donald Gorrie, Mr John McAllion, Mr Keith Harding, David Mundell, Mr David Davidson, Ben Wallace

S1M-799 Hugh Henry: St Mirren Football Club-That the Parliament congratulates St Mirren Football Club on their magnificent achievement in winning the First Division championship and wishes Tom Hendrie, the players and the Board every success in the Premier League.

Supported by: Mr Brian Monteith, Trish Godman, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Allan Wilson, Karen Gillon, David Mundell, Fiona McLeod, Bruce Crawford, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-794# Michael Russell: North Ayrshire Unemployment-That the Parliament notes with deep concern that in March 2000 North Ayrshire has the worst total unemployment rate of any local authority area in Scotland, including the worst unemployment rate for women and the second worst unemployment rate for men, deplores the huge waste of human potential which this represents in an area where people want to work and urges the Scottish Executive to address the grave economic problems which face North Ayrshire which include the imminent closure of the Volvo factory.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Allan Wilson, Alex Neil, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Irene Oldfather, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fiona McLeod, David Mundell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-791 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Broadcasting of Parliament while in Glasgow-That the Parliament notes with concern the decision of the Parliamentary Bureau to downgrade broadcasting coverage of the Parliament during the period when the Parliament sits in Glasgow; recognises the value of broadcasting coverage in Glasgow as there are fewer spaces in the public gallery there; notes that the decision will create a significant disruption to the continuous picture archive of the Parliament; further notes that the Parliament's own rules of broadcasting coverage cannot be observed with the reduced camera pattern; is concerned that the decision will cause a deterioration in coverage of the Parliament during its important and historic Glasgow sittings; concurs with the unanimous view of Glasgow City Council that this decision gives an unfortunate signal to Glasgow about the way it is considered by the Parliamentary authorities and the Executive, and agrees that the Parliamentary Bureau should reverse its decision.

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Richard Lochhead, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-788# Elaine Smith: National Breast-feeding Awareness Week (14-20 May)-That the Parliament notes the importance of National Breast-feeding Awareness week from 14 to 20 May; recognises that mother's milk is the best form of nutrition for babies; notes with concern that the Guthrie statistics from 1998 indicate that the two main maternity hospitals serving constituents from Coatbridge and Chryston had the lowest percentage of breast-feeding mothers in Scotland, and believes that a national campaign is required to increase public acceptability of breast-feeding and attempt to change attitudes to mothers feeding in public places.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Michael McMahon, Dr Elaine Murray, Alex Neil, Trish Godman, Johann Lamont, Nora Radcliffe, Cathy Jamieson, Malcolm Chisholm, Donald Gorrie, Robin Harper, Rhoda Grant, Hugh Henry, Mike Watson, Mr Jamie Stone, Ms Sandra White, Bristow Muldoon, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Margaret Jamieson, Mr John McAllion, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Gil Paterson, Irene Oldfather, Mr Adam Ingram, Karen Gillon, Kate Maclean, Cathy Peattie, Pauline McNeill, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Scott Barrie, Cathie Craigie, Fiona McLeod, David Mundell, Maureen Macmillan, Mr David Davidson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Elaine Thomson, Tricia Marwick

S1M-786 Ms Wendy Alexander: Ethical Standards in Public Life Etc (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill be passed.

S1M-784 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Councils for Voluntary Service Funding-That the Parliament notes the recent review of Councils of Voluntary Service (CVS); further notes the concerns expressed by rural CVS over proposals for a new national funding regime based on population and fixed shared funding ratio, and urges the Scottish Executive to adopt a funding model which will offer improvement in funding in all cases.

Supported by: Mr Andrew Welsh, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Fergus Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Linda Fabiani, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Robin Harper, Ms Sandra White, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Mr Gil Paterson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Adam Ingram, Brian Adam, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Michael Matheson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick

S1M-783# Margaret Jamieson: Meares-Irlen Syndrome-That the Parliament notes that research shows that up to 30% of children may be suffering from Meares-Irelen syndrome, which often results in reading difficulties affecting their education but which can be alleviated for many by the simple and cost effective use of appropriate coloured overlays, and calls upon education authorities and health boards to work in partnership to provide a comprehensive screening programme in order to ensure that all children can take full advantage of the education provided and go on to achieve their full potential in society.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Michael McMahon, Dr Elaine Murray, Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Cathy Jamieson, Malcolm Chisholm, Donald Gorrie, Robin Harper, Hugh Henry, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Christine Grahame, Allan Wilson, Mr John McAllion, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Gil Paterson, Irene Oldfather, Mr Adam Ingram, Elaine Smith, Karen Gillon, Kate Maclean, Cathy Peattie, Marilyn Livingstone, Pauline McNeill, Fiona McLeod, David Mundell, Elaine Thomson

S1M-782# Nick Johnston: Plight of Blairingone Residents-That the Parliament notes with concern the plight of the residents of Blairingone in the constituency of Ochil who have for years been subjected to noise, dust, pollution and inconvenience from opencast coal workings and are now exposed to noxious smells and health hazards from the dumping of sewage and abattoir waste, and further notes with concern the failure of planning legislation to protect this community and the inadequacies of environmental protection legislation to safeguard the village of Blairingone.

Supported by: David McLetchie, Mary Scanlon, Alex Fergusson, Bill Aitken, Phil Gallie, John Scott, David Mundell, Bruce Crawford, Miss Annabel Goldie, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Keith Harding, Alex Johnstone, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Robin Harper, Tricia Marwick, Scott Barrie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Gil Paterson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-781 Mr Michael McMahon: Hamilton Academical Football Club-That the Parliament notes with concern the decision by the Scottish Football League to deduct fifteen points from Hamilton Academical Football Club for failing to fulfil its fixture against Stenhousemuir on 1 April 2000; recognises the implications of such a severe reprimand for the club in terms of relegation to Division Three, for the fans and for the town of Hamilton, and calls upon the Scottish Football League to review its decision.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Brian Adam, Paul Martin, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Cathy Jamieson, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Helen Eadie, Linda Fabiani, Lewis Macdonald, Trish Godman, Johann Lamont, Elaine Smith, Mike Watson, George Lyon, Scott Barrie, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Duncan McNeil, Hugh Henry, Bristow Muldoon, Tommy Sheridan, Mr John McAllion, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Gil Paterson, Irene Oldfather, Mr Adam Ingram, Karen Gillon, Pauline McNeill, Fiona McLeod, Michael Matheson

S1M-780# Tommy Sheridan: Law Commission Evidence-That the Parliament notes with concern the decision of the Law Commission to refuse access to the evidence submitted to its enquiry on poindings and warrant sales; believes that this is contrary to the spirit of the Freedom of Information Bill published by the Executive, and agrees that the evidence submitted should be made freely available to the Parliament immediately.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr John McAllion, Andrew Wilson, Mr Gil Paterson, Fiona Hyslop, Michael Matheson

S1M-779# Mr John McAllion: Lord Advocate and Freedom of Information-That the Parliament notes the importance of maintaining the independence of the Lord Advocate and the Crown Office in relation to criminal proceedings in Scotland; recognises that justice must be seen to be done, and agrees that free access should be allowed for the families of victims, such as Mr and Mrs Crossan of Dundee, to all relevant police files, forensic reports and other documents pertaining to the case involving their family member.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Cathy Jamieson, Robin Harper, Tommy Sheridan, Scott Barrie, Elaine Smith, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Pauline McNeill, Ben Wallace

S1M-778 Fergus Ewing: Assisted Area Map-That the Parliament notes that the consultation period for representations to The Scotland Office in relation to the revised Assisted Area Status map ends on the 2 May; further notes that from the revised map substantial parts of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness, Nairn, Moray, Badenoch and Strathspey have been removed; agrees with the Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Highland Council's assessment that the removal of these areas from the Assisted Area Map will be damaging to the whole economy of the Highlands and Islands and to the job prospects of thousands of people living within the Highlands and Islands, including those who face impending redundancy, and urges the relevant authorities to reconsider the matter and to reinstate excluded areas.

Supported by: Mary Scanlon, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Maureen Macmillan, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr John Munro, Brian Adam, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Shona Robison, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Gil Paterson, Dorothy-Grace Elder

S1M-777 Mr John McAllion: Post-Code Prescribing-That the Parliament recognises the need for a national policy over availability and prescription of drugs and treatments in the NHS, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that all treatments deemed to be beneficial by the Health Technology Board are equally funded throughout Scotland thereby ending the practice known as "post-code prescribing".

Supported by: Mrs Mary Mulligan, Shona Robison, Mr Michael McMahon, Alex Neil, Linda Fabiani, Donald Gorrie, Cathy Jamieson, Mike Watson, Bristow Muldoon, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Trish Godman, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Gil Paterson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene Oldfather, Mr Adam Ingram, Elaine Smith, Robert Brown, Brian Adam, Kate Maclean, Pauline McNeill, Fiona Hyslop, Helen Eadie, Michael Matheson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick

S1M-774# Cathy Peattie: National Asthma Campaign Scotland-That the Parliament notes that asthma affects over 300,000 people in Scotland; recognises the valuable work of the National Asthma Campaign Scotland; and believes that measures to empower people with asthma to take control of asthma, in conjunction with their health professionals, should be a high priority in Scottish healthcare.

Supported by: Margaret Jamieson, Shona Robison, Paul Martin, David Mundell, Mike Watson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Fergus Ewing, Irene McGugan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Des McNulty, Michael Russell, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Michael McMahon, Robin Harper, Dr Elaine Murray, Alex Neil, Linda Fabiani, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Marilyn Livingstone, Nora Radcliffe, Malcolm Chisholm, Donald Gorrie, Cathy Jamieson, Maureen Macmillan, Kay Ullrich, Mr Murray Tosh, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr David Davidson, Mr John McAllion, Trish Godman, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Gil Paterson, Ian Jenkins, Irene Oldfather, Mr Adam Ingram, Elaine Smith, Karen Gillon, David McLetchie, Robert Brown, Kate Maclean, Cathie Craigie, Helen Eadie, Alasdair Morgan, Michael Matheson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Elaine Thomson, Tricia Marwick

S1M-773 Richard Lochhead: Allocation of Scottish Cup Final Tickets-That the Parliament regrets the failure of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) to adhere to a policy of equal allocation of tickets for the forthcoming Scottish Cup Final, and calls upon the SFA to recognise that Hampden Park, as the National Stadium, is a publicly-backed neutral venue and that it should therefore treat equitably all clubs who appear in the Scottish Cup Final.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Shona Robison, Irene McGugan, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Brian Monteith, Mike Watson, Mr John McAllion, Fiona McLeod

S1M-768# Richard Lochhead: Closure of Public Toilets in NE Scotland-That the Parliament notes that the regrettable and unpopular decision to close scores of public toilets throughout the region is one of the many draconian cuts being implemented by local government in the North East of Scotland; further notes the implications these closures have for public health and the area's ability to market itself as a tourist destination and believes that the Scottish Executive should prevent cuts in such vital services by giving local councils an adequate financial settlement.

Supported by: Irene McGugan, Fergus Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Nora Radcliffe, Brian Adam, Andrew Wilson, Mr Mike Rumbles, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr David Davidson, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Fiona McLeod, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick

S1M-764 Ben Wallace: Korean War 50th Anniversary-That the Parliament notes the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War in which brave Scottish servicemen and women fought and lost their lives during the UN deployment to Korea in 1950-53 and urges that the tragedy of the war not be forgotten.

Supported by: Nick Johnston, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, David Mundell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Brian Adam, Donald Gorrie, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Keith Harding, Shona Robison, Dr Elaine Murray, Phil Gallie, Andrew Wilson, David McLetchie, Mr David Davidson

S1M-761# Ms Sandra White: Sign Language in Primary Schools -That the Parliament congratulates St Brendon's primary school in Glasgow on its participation in the Millennium Schools project, which taught the basics of British Sign Language (BSL) and deaf awareness, and invites the Scottish Executive to investigate the introduction of BSL to the school curriculum.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Bruce Crawford, Kay Ullrich, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Alex Neil, Alasdair Morgan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Colin Campbell, Mr Adam Ingram, Irene McGugan, Nora Radcliffe, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Andrew Wilson, Donald Gorrie, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Keith Harding, Shona Robison, Robin Harper, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Andrew Welsh, Roseanna Cunningham, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Michael Russell, Mr John Swinney, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Tommy Sheridan, Mr John McAllion

S1M-757 Mr Brian Monteith: Nine O'Clock News-That the Parliament believes that the BBC Nine O'clock News performs a valuable public service which should not be underestimated by the BBC Governors; expresses its concern at any possible change in the schedules, in particular at the implications for the nine o'clock watershed and repercussions for the future viability of Newsnight and Newsnight Scotland, and believes that the Governors should resist pressures to tamper with schedules merely for the sake of ratings.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Robin Harper, Irene McGugan, Fergus Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Mr Keith Harding, Alex Neil, Robert Brown, Phil Gallie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mary Scanlon, Nick Johnston, Mr John McAllion, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr David Davidson

S1M-756# Allan Wilson: West Kilbride: Scotland's Craft Town-That the Parliament welcomes the consultant's report confirming the feasibility of establishing West Kilbride as Scotland's Craft Town; congratulates Councillor Elizabeth Maclardy and the West Kilbride Initiative on the vision and persistence with which they have pursued this objective; recognises the economic and social impact which the initiative can secure for West Kilbride; believes that it can provide a new and important focal point for the Scottish crafts industry as a whole, and looks forward to rapid progress towards a successful outcome.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson, Margaret Jamieson, Irene Oldfather, Trish Godman, Kay Ullrich, Pauline McNeill, George Lyon, Mr John McAllion, Hugh Henry

S1M-698# Michael Russell: Museums of Industrial Heritage-That the Parliament urges the Scottish Executive to heed the recent warnings by the Director of the Scottish Museums Council that nine Scottish industrial museums are in "imminent danger of closure" unless the Scottish Executive recognises the need for stable funding from central government, and further urges the Scottish Executive to secure the future of these museums, namely Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Dundee Industrial Heritage Trust, Doon Valley Heritage Centre, Wanlockhead Museum of Lead Mining, New Lanark Conservation Trust, Scottish Fisheries Museum, Scottish Mining Museum, Scottish Railway Preservation Society and the Scottish Maritime Museum (Irvine).

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Mr Andrew Welsh, Irene McGugan, Alex Neil, Roseanna Cunningham, Brian Adam, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Kay Ullrich, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Andrew Wilson, Christine Grahame, Alasdair Morgan, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop, Nora Radcliffe, Fiona McLeod, Dr Winnie Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Murray Tosh, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Fergusson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dennis Canavan, Ms Sandra White, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Cathy Peattie, David Mundell

S1M-697# Fiona Hyslop: Training Services for Disabled People in the Lothians-That the Parliament notes the Scottish Executive's social justice target 15 of "increasing the employment rates of groups that are relatively disadvantaged in the labour market"; supports the vital and unique training service which Training Adults in the Community (TAIC) West Lothian provides for disabled people in the community; notes with concern that TAIC is having its funding withdrawn as a result of the recent local government settlement and budget allocations, and agrees that the Executive should conduct an audit to identify the effect of local government budget allocations on organisations in the Lothians who provide training, employment services and opportunities for disabled people.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Margo MacDonald, Dennis Canavan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Robin Harper, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Kay Ullrich, Michael Matheson, Andrew Wilson, Irene McGugan, Donald Gorrie, Fiona McLeod, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan

S1M-659# Robert Brown: Housing Needs of Disabled People-That the Parliament notes with concern the chronic shortfall of provision to meet the housing needs of disabled people and the lack of adequate information on the extent both of need and of provision; welcomes the forthcoming establishment by the Centre for Independent Living of the Disabled Persons Housing Service (DPHS) in Glasgow and Renfrewshire following the pioneering work of the DPHS in Edinburgh; and believes that the Scottish Executive, local authorities and voluntary groups should make the concept of independent living a reality for all disabled people, in particular by including a disabled audit in the proposed single seller survey, setting needs-related targets for the achievement of more barrier free housing, reviewing the building regulations to move to the standard of "stayability", encouraging fuller use for disabled people of housing with major disabled adaptations; supporting user-led DPHSs as equal partners in delivering these improvements and supporting adequate facilities and support for homeless disabled people.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Kay Ullrich, Colin Campbell, Linda Fabiani, Irene McGugan, Mr Keith Harding, Rhoda Grant, Alex Neil, Dennis Canavan, Nora Radcliffe, Nick Johnston, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona Hyslop, Ian Jenkins, Mr Jamie Stone, Mr Michael McMahon, Fiona McLeod, Christine Grahame, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Elaine Smith, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Keith Raffan, Michael Matheson, Cathy Jamieson, Mike Watson, Robin Harper, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, George Lyon, Mr Murray Tosh, Elaine Thomson

S1M-657# Cathy Jamieson: Retention of the Agricultural Wages Board-That the Parliament recognises the unique position of workers in the agricultural and horticultural industries; notes that international agreements and conventions call for specific measures to set minimum terms and conditions for these workers; acknowledges the success of the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) in Scotland in establishing a level playing field of minimum terms and conditions; is concerned that the abolition of the AWB or a reduction in its powers could lead to a reduction in wages and terms and conditions for some workers in these industries; supports the retention of the AWB, and believes that its remit should be extended to include consideration of pensions and to cover workers in agricultural and horticultural related work who are currently excluded from its remit.

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson, Michael Russell, Shona Robison, Kay Ullrich, Hugh Henry, Rhoda Grant, Robert Brown, Marilyn Livingstone, Dr Elaine Murray, Margaret Jamieson, Karen Gillon, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Jamie Stone, Richard Lochhead, Fiona McLeod, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Elaine Smith, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Alasdair Morgan, Mike Watson, Trish Godman, Irene McGugan, Johann Lamont, Scott Barrie, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tavish Scott, Fergus Ewing, Dr Richard Simpson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Mr Gil Paterson, Kate Maclean, Cathy Peattie, Irene Oldfather, Helen Eadie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Malcolm Chisholm, Elaine Thomson

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, Michael Russell, Nicola Sturgeon, Mike Watson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Robin Harper, Margaret Jamieson, Pauline McNeill, Cathy Peattie, Kay Ullrich, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Tavish Scott, Fergus Ewing, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Brian Adam, Nora Radcliffe, Ian Jenkins, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Gil Paterson, Robert Brown, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Cathy Jamieson, Johann Lamont, Malcolm Chisholm, Mr John Swinney, Fiona McLeod, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Elaine Smith, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Dr Winnie Ewing, Irene McGugan, Dennis Canavan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Ms Margo MacDonald, Michael Matheson, Bruce Crawford

S1M-578 Trish Godman: Breast Screening for Women Aged 65 and Over-That the Parliament commends the campaign led by Age Concern and the UK Breast Cancer Coalition to raise the level of awareness of older women concerning the right to self-refer themselves for breast screening in order to guard against the risk of breast cancer and firmly believes that this issue must be kept on the parliamentary agenda in order that older women exercise their right of self-referral, especially in the light of the increased risk of breast cancer to older women.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Christine Grahame, Pauline McNeill, Michael Russell, Fiona McLeod, Elaine Thomson, Dr Elaine Murray, Fergus Ewing, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Elaine Smith, Linda Fabiani, Mr Duncan McNeil, Rhoda Grant, Fiona Hyslop, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Peattie, Kay Ullrich, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Mr David Davidson, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Michael McMahon, Irene Oldfather, Karen Whitefield, Mike Watson, Johann Lamont, Irene McGugan, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Helen Eadie, David Mundell, Mary Scanlon, Dr Richard Simpson, Brian Adam

S1M-380# Johann Lamont: Cross Examination During Sexual Crimes Trials-That the Parliament recognises the huge distress that can be caused to the victims of rape and other sexual crimes if accused persons are allowed to conduct their own defence and can cross examine victims, and urges the Scottish Executive to bring forward legislation as a matter of urgency which will bring the rights of victims in such cases into line with the new rights of victims in England and Wales.

Supported by: Elaine Smith, Margaret Jamieson, Trish Godman, Janis Hughes, Malcolm Chisholm, Irene McGugan, Ms Margaret Curran, Scott Barrie, Tommy Sheridan, Cathy Jamieson, Fiona McLeod, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Maureen Macmillan R, Robin Harper, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Rhoda Grant, Bristow Muldoon, Paul Martin, Mr Andy Kerr, Patricia Ferguson, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Michael McMahon, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Linda Fabiani, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Elaine Thomson, Phil Gallie, Alex Fergusson, Mr Murray Tosh, Nick Johnston, Dr Richard Simpson, Karen Gillon, Mr Keith Harding, Bill Aitken, Pauline McNeill, Donald Gorrie, Mike Watson, Mr David Davidson, Cathie Craigie, Mr Duncan McNeil, Hugh Henry, Christine Grahame, Dr Elaine Murray, Dennis Canavan, Irene Oldfather, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mrs Margaret Smith, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mary Scanlon, Allan Wilson, Karen Whitefield, Michael Matheson, Kate Maclean, Helen Eadie, David Mundell

S1M-282 Ms Margo MacDonald: Canabis and the Scottish Criminal Justice System-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive, in consultation with the Parliament, to establish a Commission of experts and lay persons to examine and report on social and medical factors which might require changes to be made to Scots Law and the working of the Scottish criminal justice system in relation to the use of cannabis in Scotland.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Linda Fabiani, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Dennis Canavan, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Adam Ingram, Irene McGugan, Mr Mike Rumbles, Robin Harper, Robert Brown, Mr John Munro, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Andrew Wilson, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Brian Monteith, Nick Johnston, Cathy Peattie, Kate Maclean, Mr John McAllion, Scott Barrie, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Fiona Hyslop, David Mundell, Maureen Macmillan, Mrs Margaret Smith, Bruce Crawford, Nicola Sturgeon, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alasdair Morgan, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Jamie Stone, Fiona McLeod, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Elaine Smith, Euan Robson, Tricia Marwick, Michael Matheson

 

 
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