BUSINESS BULLETIN 171 / 2000
Friday 10 November 2000
Section F - Motions and Amendments
*S1M-1334# Pauline McNeill: Funding of Glasgow's Museums and Galleries-That the Parliament is disappointed that Glasgow's museums and galleries were left out of the new funding for the arts announced on 2 November 2000; considers that the omission of support for Glasgow in arts funding disregards Glasgow museums' "special circumstances" as outlined in the Scottish Executive's National Cultural Strategy; believes that Glasgow City Council's cultural, social inclusion and educational strategy is second to none in Scotland; notes that the city's museums are the most visited in the UK outside London and that Glasgow holds the greatest civic collection in Europe, all of this being funded by the council tax payers of Glasgow, and calls for the inequity in funding of museums in Scotland to be redressed and the east-west divide in arts funding to be ended.
Supported by: Mike Watson*
*S1M-1333 Trish Godman: Royal Ordnance, Bishopton-That the Parliament is keenly aware of the importance of Royal Ordnance, Bishopton to the economy of Renfrewshire and of the strategic defence role it performs and calls upon the Scottish Executive to do what it can to persuade BAe Systems to reconsider its decision to close the plant on the basis of both economic and strategic considerations.
*S1M-1332 John Scott: Addressing Problems Caused by Climate Change-That the Parliament notes the Scottish Executive's climate change consultation programme; further notes Her Majesty's Government's commitment to reduce greenhouse gases in order to respond to global warming, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to consult urgently on measures to deal with the consequences of climate change, to strengthen flood defences, to address the question of planning developments in flood plains and to minimise environmental damage.
*S1M-1331 Ms Margo MacDonald: Library of Alexandria-That the Parliament congratulates the government and the people of Egypt on the completion of the new Library of Alexandria and, noting the rich history of Scotland's own literature, asks that an appropriate collection of works is gifted to the people of Egypt in recognition of their achievement.
*S1M-1330 Mr John Home Robertson: Support for Rome Declaration-That the Parliament endorses the declaration of the assembly of world parliamentarians which met in Rome on 4 November 2000 on the urgent need for debt relief for poor countries, for positive action to tackle the disadvantages of globalisation, and to promote human dignity and freedom; acknowledges the significant progress made by Her Majesty's Government towards these objectives, and welcomes the decision of Pope John Paul II to designate Sir Thomas More as the patron saint of statesmen and politicians.
Supported by: Michael Matheson*, Helen Eadie*, Mr David Davidson*
S1M-1328# Young Runaways (lodged on 8 November 2000) Scott Barrie*
S1M-1300# Beating Bowel Cancer (lodged on 31 October 2000) Mrs Margaret Ewing*
S1M-1274 Independent Police Complaints Tribunal (lodged on 24 October 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-1273# Compensation for Mesothelioma Sufferers (lodged on 24 October 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-1263# Caledonian MacBrayne (lodged on 16 October 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-1247 Youth Hostels (lodged on 5 October 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-1230 Voluntary Organisations for Disabled People (lodged on 29 September 2000) Mr Adam Ingram*
S1M-1218# Tinnitus (lodged on 26 September 2000) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-1210# Misuse of Alcohol (lodged on 22 September 2000) Mr Adam Ingram*
S1M-1206# Abercorn Primary School West Lothian (lodged on 22 September 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-1201 Business AM (lodged on 20 September 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-1200 British American Tobacco (lodged on 20 September 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-1198# Job Losses at Inveresk Group (lodged on 20 September 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*