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Friday 8 September 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-1161# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Trafficking of Women-That the Parliament expresses its deep concern at the trafficking of an estimated 300,000 young women into Central Europe and the European Union (EU) each year; is alarmed that hundreds of these women are murdered and thousands are coerced into debt bondage and prostitution; notes that false promises of legitimate employment and a better life are used by smuggling gangs to lure women from communities submerged in desperate poverty; calls for a common penalty for trafficking to be adopted across the EU; recognises the need to provide additional resources for the United Nations body The International Organisation for Migration for its campaign to educate women and girls on the risks of trafficking and to provide medical and psychiatric help, witness protection and safe houses for those fleeing pimps, and acknowledges that the problem of trafficking can only be solved by addressing the disproportionate impact of poverty on women in the former Soviet Union which feeds the supply of this traffic in human misery.

*S1M-1160# Elaine Smith: Permitted Telecommunications Developments-That the Parliament expresses its concern over the proliferation of "permitted development" notices which local authorities have received on behalf of telecommunications companies since the report of the Transport and the Environment Committee on telecommunications developments; views the inability of local authorities to control the siting of these "permitted developments" as a temporary loophole in the planning process and asks that the telecommunications companies involved, specifically those who have served notices to erect three masts near Stepps Primary School in the Coatbridge & Chryston constituency, conduct meaningful consultation with the local communities affected on the siting of these masts and, where agreement cannot be reached, impose a voluntary moratorium on their siting until such times as new planning legislation is brought forward.

*S1M-1159 Alex Johnstone: The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/201)-That the Rural Affairs Committee recommends that nothing further be done under The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/201).

*S1M-1157 Phil Gallie: Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2000 (SSI 2000/187)-That the Justice and Home Affairs Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2000 (SSI 2000/187).

*S1M-1156# Tavish Scott: Common Fisheries Policy Reform and Zonal Management-That the Parliament recognises the importance to Shetland of its fishing industry which supports vital employment in the fish catching, processing and ancillary sectors; notes that to provide a stable future a complete review of fisheries conservation and management policies is urgently needed, and commends to the Scottish Executive the proposals for zonal management put forward by the Scottish Fishermen's Federation.

*S1M-1155 Michael Russell: Greenwich Dome-That the Parliament condemns the profligate waste of public money on the Greenwich Dome; calls upon the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations to Her Majesty's Government and the National Lottery authorities in support of an immediate moratorium on any future funding and the immediate closure of the Dome, and notes that this ill conceived and wasteful project has been constantly opposed by the majority of Scots since its inception and that the effect of its vast lottery funding has been to cruelly deprive numerous good causes of desperately needed financial support.

*S1M-1154 Des McNulty: Third World Debt-That the Parliament notes the widespread support amongst the people of Scotland for the Jubilee 2000 Campaign to cancel unpayable Third World Debt; appreciates that the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for International Development have led the way in moves for debt relief, and urges the international community to set an accelerated timetable at the IMF/World Bank meeting in Prague for releasing the world's heavily indebted poor countries from the burden of debt repayments, while ensuring that the benefits of debt relief reach the poor.

Supported by: Mike Watson*, Helen Eadie*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Trish Godman*, Hugh Henry*

*S1M-1153# Bruce Crawford: Gulf War Related Illnesses-That the Parliament notes the continuing concern being expressed by veterans of the Gulf War that multiple vaccines given to Gulf War troops, oil-fire related pollution, depleted uranium used in shells and possible pollution from destroyed Iraqi chemical and biological weapon sites may be responsible for the illnesses known as Gulf War related illnesses; further notes the evidence from the British Medical Journal and research undertaken by the Gulf War Research Unit at Kings College, London to this effect, and asks the Scottish Executive to ensure that each NHS health board, Trust and local authority is provided with appropriate advice and guidance recognising the existence of the "related illnesses" and instructing them to ensure that proper and adequate resources are allocated to improving the quality of life for those Gulf War veterans who are affected by Gulf War related illnesses.

S1M-1152# Ending EU Tobacco Subsidies (lodged on 6 September 2000) Christine Grahame*

*S1M-1150# Donald Gorrie: 0345 Phone Number for the Parliament-That the Parliament, in order to give people throughout Scotland access to it by telephone at the same local call charge, considers that the existence of its 0845 number as an option for phoning its exchange should be publicised more vigorously, and requests the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to examine whether the Parliament should go over to an 0345 or 0845 number so that all calls to it are at the local call rate.

*S1M-1149 Donald Gorrie: Democratic Accountability of Arm's Length Bodies-That the Parliament invites the Parliamentary Bureau to arrange for a full debate and vote on a motion that the Parliament should set up a thorough enquiry into how to make arm's length bodies like the Scottish Qualifications Authority democratically accountable.

S1M-1146 School Transport in Aberdeenshire (lodged on 5 September 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1144 Scottish Rugby Union (lodged on 1 September 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1143 Human Rights in Myanmar (lodged on 1 September 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1142 Planning and Telecommunications Developments (lodged on 1 September 2000) Tavish Scott*

S1M-1141# GM Technology (lodged on 1 September 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1140# 25th Anniversary of Establishment of Local Health Councils (lodged on 31 August 2000) Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-1134 Pensioner Poverty in Scotland (lodged on 30 August 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1132# Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland (lodged on 29 August 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1127 Glasgow Schools PFI (lodged on 24 August 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1123# Abuse of Older and Disabled People (lodged on 21 August 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1122# Screening for Prostate Cancer (lodged on 16 August 2000) Shona Robison*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-1120 Standby Vessel Replacement (lodged on 14 August 2000) Shona Robison*

S1M-1118 Childhood Sexual Abuse (lodged on 10 August 2000) Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-1114 Long Term Care (lodged on 28 July 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1108 Upgrading of A1 (lodged on 21 July 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1096# SBG and Transport Operatives Pension Schemes (lodged on 5 July 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-933# Crown Prosecution and the Piper Alpha Disaster (lodged on 2 June 2000) Mike Watson*, Shona Robison*, Helen Eadie*, Christine Grahame*

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