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BUSINESS BULLETIN 122 / 2000

Friday 4 August 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-1115# Dorothy-Grace Elder: Protection of Children from Hard-core Pornography-That the Parliament deplores the decision of the Video Appeal Committee (VAC) of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to uphold an appeal from the distributors of hardcore pornography to allow distribution of videos with a more explicit content than had previously been acceptable, against the wishes of the BBFC board; notes that the BBFC lost a High Court action this year against the VAC over its decision; is appalled at the High Court ruling in London which brushed aside the possible effects on children once this pornographic material enters homes; deplores the rules since issued by the BBFC which permit even more explicit hardcore pornographic videos to be sold in sex shops in Scotland and the UK; calls upon all local authorities to refuse licences for more sex shops which are now anticipated to open due to the ability to sell even more explicit material; notes that the floodgates could now be open for further hardcore pornography to enter the UK; pledges to do all in its power to resist anything which could harm children through viewing pornography, and supports parents in the UK who are appealing for the Obscene Publications Act 1959 to be amended to include new and tougher regulations.

*S1M-1114 David McLetchie: Long Term Care-That the Parliament notes the publication of the NHS National Plan for England; notes that the Scottish Executive will announce its proposals for Scotland in the autumn and that this will include the Scottish Executive's response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to implement in full the recommendation of the Royal Commission that personal care, as defined by the Commission, should be available after assessment, according to need and paid for from general taxation.

Supported by: Mary Scanlon*, Ben Wallace*, Alex Johnstone*, John Scott*

S1M-1112 Sex Offenders Register (lodged on 25 July 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1111# Programme of Action for Scots and Gaelic in the European Year of Languages (lodged on 25 July 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Brian Adam*, Shona Robison*, Robin Harper*

S1M-1110 Borders Railway Funding (lodged on 24 July 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Colin Campbell*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Robin Harper*

S1M-1109 Poverty in Scotland (lodged on 21 July 2000) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Brian Adam*, Shona Robison*, Robin Harper*

S1M-1107# Community Gardens (lodged on 19 July 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1102# Montrose Bridge (lodged on 10 July 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1101# Richard Demarco and the Road to Meikle Seggie (lodged on 10 July 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1099# Oil Rig Fabrication Industry (lodged on 6 July 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1098 Asylum Seekers (lodged on 6 July 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1095 Scottish Granite for the Scottish Parliament (lodged on 5 July 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1075 The Jeely Piece Club Silver Jubilee (lodged on 30 June 2000) Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-1070 Bright Sparks (lodged on 29 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1063 Voting Rights for 16 Year Olds (lodged on 27 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1059 Educational and Training Provision for Scots on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (lodged on 27 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1053 Sheltered Housing Wardens Night-Time Cover (lodged on 26 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1050 Access to Free Music Tuition (lodged on 23 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1049# Glasgow Airport Direct Rail Link (lodged on 23 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1044 Scottish Criminal Records Office Checks on Voluntary Organisations (lodged on 21 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1042 Breast Feeding and Returning to Work (lodged on 21 June 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-1041 Forgotten Children Campaign (lodged on 21 June 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-1040# Food Safety (lodged on 21 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1038 Threatened Closure of Royal Ordnance Bishopton (lodged on 21 June 2000) Rhoda Grant*

S1M-1025# Cashmere in Crisis (lodged on 20 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-1003 Dog Fouling (lodged on 12 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-998 Jubilee 2000 (lodged on 12 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-997 Diabetes UK (lodged on 12 June 2000) Robin Harper*

S1M-929 State of the Farming Industry (lodged on 31 May 2000) Robin Harper*

 
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