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Friday 8 December 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-1444# Cathy Jamieson: Homelessness and Access to Education-That the Parliament commends Ayr Housing Aid Centre and Barnardos Ayr Homelessness Service for their recently launched report Homelessness and Access to Education: Breaking Down the Barriers; recognises the adverse impact of homelessness on children and their education and the need to develop policies and services which address this; acknowledges that children are not normally in a position to represent their own interests in the same way as adults and that particular attention therefore needs to be paid to the effect of policy changes on their lives; endorses the conclusions of the report, and asks the Scottish Executive to consider these when developing housing, education and children's services policies.

*S1M-1443 Fergus Ewing: Less Favoured Areas Subsidy-That the Parliament believes that the deal obtained for crofters regarding the Less Favoured Area Subsidy amounts to a betrayal of crofting communities and calls upon the Executive to bring forward urgent measures to tackle the financial crisis which will face many individual crofters.

*S1M-1442 David Mundell: Dumfries and Galloway Standard's Millennium Jobs Crusade-That the Parliament congratulates the Dumfries and Galloway Standard on the success of its Millennium Jobs Crusade initiative in partnership with the Employment Service, the Careers Service and Dumfries and Galloway Enterprise, which has succeeded in getting more than its target of 104 unemployed people in Dumfries and Galloway into work in the year 2000.

*S1M-1441 Ms Margo MacDonald: AGS and Audit Committee Reports on Holyrood Project-That the Parliament, having considered the reports on the Holyrood Project by the Auditor General for Scotland and the Audit Committee, finds it necessary to censure Mr Muir Russell, the Permanent Secretary at the Scottish Executive, for his failure to properly advise the Scottish Executive and the Parliament on the true state of the progress and costs of the new Parliament building at Holyrood.

Supported by: Alex Neil*

*S1M-1440 Dr Sylvia Jackson: Equal Rights for Gartmore Forestry Development Objectors-That the Parliament believes that the overwhelming majority of the community of Gartmore is opposed to the plans for a commercial Christmas tree plantation at Borland Farm, Gartmore; supports the application of the Sandford principle to ensure that the limited economic value of the proposal is balanced against the social and environmental costs which would affect an area which will lie within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park; notes that the Forestry Commission Environmental Assessment process has failed to take proper account of the representations of the local community, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to amend the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 to establish equal rights for all concerned with proposals for commercial forestry developments, including community representatives.

Supported by: Mr John Home Robertson*, Fergus Ewing*, Trish Godman*, Hugh Henry*

S1M-1439 Less Favoured Areas (lodged on 6 December 2000) George Lyon*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-1436# Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision (lodged on 6 December 2000) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1435 Act of Settlement (lodged on 6 December 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

*S1M-1427 Phil Gallie: Public Inquiry into Chhokar Case-That the Parliament notes the apologies made by the Lord Advocate to the Chhokar family; welcomes the inquiries that are to follow; considers that, in line with both the principle of open government referred to by the Minister for Justice and the wider public concern over the way in which the prosecution process is currently being pursued, the inquiry undertaken by Sir Anthony Campbell should be held in full public view, and registers its concern that a person with known connections to the Labour Party has been appointed to conduct the second inquiry, as this undermines public confidence in the integrity of the inquiry.

Supported by: Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1426 Arbroath Football Club (lodged on 5 December 2000) Alex Johnstone*

S1M-1421 Sea Eagle Project (lodged on 4 December 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1416 Centre for Scottish Music, Song and Dance (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1415 Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1414 Right to Fly Scotland's Flag (lodged on 30 November 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1413 St Andrew's Day National Holiday (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1412 Surjit Singh Chhokar and the Scottish Justice System (lodged on 30 November 2000) Trish Godman*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S1M-1411 Nations in Bloom (lodged on 30 November 2000) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1410 Scottish Football Team (lodged on 29 November 2000) Mr Mike Rumbles*

S1M-1409# Surjit Singh Chhokar (lodged on 29 November 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-1407 Balnain House (lodged on 29 November 2000) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1397# Pornography in WH Smith Stores (lodged on 27 November 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*, David Mundell*

S1M-1396 Dispensing of Prescription Only Medicines by Veterinary Surgeons (lodged on 27 November 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1395# Abuse of Older and Disabled People (lodged on 27 November 2000) Alex Fergusson*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-1394 Polish Links with Scotland (lodged on 27 November 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1393 Fullarton Computer Industries (Gourock) Ltd. (lodged on 24 November 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1391 Meals on Wheels Week (lodged on 23 November 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1389# Home and Community Safety (lodged on 23 November 2000) Trish Godman*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S1M-1375 Airdrieonians FC (lodged on 20 November 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1368# Drug Assisted Sexual Assault (lodged on 17 November 2000) Trish Godman*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1366# "Couping" of Clydesdale Horses (lodged on 16 November 2000) Mr Adam Ingram*, Trish Godman*, David Mundell*

S1M-1365# Cosmetic Shoeing on Clydesdale Horses (lodged on 16 November 2000) Mr Adam Ingram*, David Mundell*

S1M-1362# Dangerous and Careless Driving (lodged on 15 November 2000) Trish Godman*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1360 Inverkeithing's Park-and-Ride Facility (lodged on 15 November 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1350 Rail Link to Clackmannanshire (lodged on 14 November 2000) Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1344 Ayr United Planning Application (lodged on 13 November 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1332 Addressing Problems Caused by Climate Change (lodged on 9 November 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1331 Library of Alexandria (lodged on 9 November 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1328# Young Runaways (lodged on 8 November 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1319# Mesothelioma (lodged on 6 November 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1314 Congratulations to Scottish ENABLE India Charity Bike Riders (lodged on 2 November 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1306 Baillieston Community Care Project (lodged on 1 November 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1300# Beating Bowel Cancer (lodged on 31 October 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1290 Gas Safety Recommendations (lodged on 30 October 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1281# Difficulties Faced by Paper Makers in Scotland (lodged on 25 October 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1279 East Coast Mainline Rail Services (lodged on 25 October 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1263# Caledonian MacBrayne (lodged on 16 October 2000) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1248 Macmillan Cancer Relief (lodged on 5 October 2000) David Mundell*

S1M-1247 Youth Hostels (lodged on 5 October 2000) David Mundell*



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