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Wednesday 6 September 2000




Possible Change to the Daily Business List

Members should be aware that Section A sets out today’s business to be taken at the meeting of Parliament beginning with Time for Reflection and followed by Business Motion S1M-1147 and amendments. Should Business Motion S1M-1147 be approved unamended then the following programme of business will apply thereafter.

followed by Ministerial Statement on Independent Inquiry into Problems with Exam Results

followed by Debate on the Creative Economy—

S1M-1145 Henry McLeish: The Creative Economy—That the Parliament recognises the increasing contribution of the creative industries to the Scottish economy and the potential for further growth in this sector; notes the emphasis given in the Executive’s national cultural strategy to the creative industries and to nurturing in Scotland’s people the creative and business skills on which they depend; endorses the determination of the Executive to ensure the conditions in which Scotland’s creative industries will continue to flourish in rapidly growing world markets, and therefore welcomes Scottish Enterprise’s 25 million development strategy to support this sector and promote its continuing expansion.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendment

S1M-1145.1 Miss Annabel Goldie: The Creative Economy—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1145) in the name of Henry McLeish, leave out from "the emphasis" to end and insert "with concern the escalating burdens being imposed on all Scottish businesses which are currently inhibiting the start up of new businesses and the operation and growth of existing ones and calls upon the Scottish Executive to reduce these burdens to facilitate the creation of conditions in which the creative economy along with the rest of the Scottish economy can flourish and grow."

The Clerk has been informed that the following document(s) are relevant to this debate.

Scottish Enterprise Document: Creative Scotland – Shaping the future (SE/2063/Aug/00)

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of—

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.


Should Business Motion S1M-1147 be further amended a revised Daily Business List will be produced.


Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill

Copies of the Marshalled List of amendments selected for Stage 3 (SP Bill 16A-ML) and the Groupings of amendments (SP Bill 16A-G) are now available from the Document Supply Centre.

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