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BUSINESS BULLETIN 194 / 2000

Thursday 14 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-1468 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Raw Deal for Glasgow-That the Parliament notes the decision of the Minister for Finance and Local Government to present Glasgow with a percentage increase in Aggregate External Finance for 2001-02 to 2003-04 which is substantially below the Scottish average; is aware that Glasgow in financial year 2003-2004 will receive 72 per capita less in real terms than in 1996-97; notes that council tax in Glasgow has risen by 36% since 1996-97, compared to the Scottish average of 25.1% over that period, taking it from the third highest to the highest in Scotland and that, according to the City Council itself, council tax will have to rise by twice the rate of inflation to prevent service cuts in 2001-02, placing an unfair burden on Glasgow's already hard-pressed council tax payers; is aware that Glasgow has already had to implement service cuts of 242.7 million from 1996-97 to 2000-2001 and shed 2327 full-time equivalent posts, net, from December 1996 to September 1999; appreciates that Glasgow has, in common with other councils, had to fund new burdens, such as self-financing pay awards and new statutory responsibilities such as those imposed by the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 in recent years; accepts that Glasgow has more than half of Scotland's areas of deprivation with only 12% of its population and that it requires resourcing that reflects this; agrees with Glasgow City Council's leader that the Scottish Executive is "walking away from its own social inclusion agenda" in relation to its 2001-02 to 2003-04 local government settlement for Glasgow, and urges the Scottish Executive to act immediately to ensure that Glasgow City Council's 2001-02 to 2003-04 local government funding settlement is increased to a level commensurate with Glasgow's economic and social needs.

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Ms Sandra White*

*S1M-1467 Sarah Boyack: Draft Undertaking by the Scottish Ministers under section 2 (1) of the Highlands and Islands Shipping Services Act 1960-That the Parliament approves the Draft Undertaking by the Scottish Ministers under section 2 (1) of the Highlands and Islands Shipping Services Act 1960.

*S1M-1466 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business-

  1. the following revision to the Business Motion agreed on 7 December 2000

Thursday 14 December 2000

after the Debate on Committee Restructuring, replace

followed by Executive Debate on Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill - UK Legislation

with

followed by Debate on the Draft Undertaking by the Scottish Ministers under section 2 (1) of the Highlands and Islands Shipping Services Act 1960

(b) the following programme of business-

 

Wednesday 20 December 2000

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Transport (Scotland) Bill

2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Debate on the Transport (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1389 Cathy Jamieson: Home and Community Safety

(c) that the Local Government Committee reports to the Transport and the Environment Committee by 12 January 2001 on the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/430)

(d) that Stage 1 of the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill be completed by 31 January 2001

and, (e) that Stage 1 of the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Bill be completed by 18 January 2001.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1465# John Scott: Non-payment of Redundancy Packages to Ailsa Troon Workers-That the Parliament condemns the action of the Cathelco Group, owners of Ailsa Troon shipyard, which has failed to pay 16 shipyard workers redundancy payments totalling some 300,000 due to them under the terms of their contracts; further notes that these workers had demonstrated their loyalty to the yard by remaining to complete an order after the other workers had been laid off by Cathelco, and urges the Scottish Executive not to award any further publicly funded work to the Cathelco Group until such a time as Cathelco honours its commitment to all its staff.

*S1M-1464# Des McNulty: Clydebank and the Blitz-That the Parliament recognises the sacrifices made by the people of Clydebank in the Blitz of 1941, the 60th anniversary of which will be commemorated this year, and the trail of death and devastation that was left in the town and commends the resilience of its people and that of people in other parts of Scotland affected by the bombing.

*S1M-1463# Mrs Margaret Ewing: McDermott UK Pension Plan - Former Ardersier Employees-That the Parliament notes that more than 1,500 former employees of the Ardersier fabrication yard were compulsory contributors to the McDermott UK pension plan which was first introduced in 1975; further notes that subscriptions continued to be collected until five years ago when McDermott joined with Brown and Root at Nigg to form the Barmac joint venture;expresses concern that the Louisiana-based McDermott International are now planning to take 65% of the 31 million left in the pension plan as part of the process of winding up the pension plan, expresses its support for the campaign to reverse this action by McDermott International, and calls on them to distribute the surplus fairly amongst those workers who paid into the fund.

S1M-1461 Transport (lodged on 12 December 2000) Fergus Ewing*

*S1M-1461.1 Tommy Sheridan: Transport-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1461) in the name of Bruce Crawford, insert at end "and further expresses its fullest support for the earliest possible renationalisation of the entire rail network without compensation to those who have profited from the botched Tory privatisation."

*S1M-1461.2 Sarah Boyack: Transport-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1461) in the name of Bruce Crawford, leave out from "with concern" to end and insert "the progress being made by the Scottish Executive to build a sustainable, effective and integrated transport system which provides genuine choice and delivers a safe, accessible and expanding Scottish rail system as an integral part of the GB rail network."

S1M-1460 Malcolm Chisholm: Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill - UK Legislation: Withdrawn

S1M-1456 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion: Withdrawn

S1M-1455 Scrapping of Trident (lodged on 12 December 2000) Colin Campbell*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Fergus Ewing*

S1M-1454# Hepatitis C (lodged on 12 December 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Fergus Ewing*

S1M-1453 Health and Community Care (lodged on 12 December 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Fergus Ewing*

*S1M-1453.1 Malcolm Chisholm: Health and Community Care-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1453) in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, leave out from "is concerned" to end and insert "notes the fact that the NHS in Scotland is treating more patients than ever before and welcomes the fact that funding for the NHS in Scotland is being increased by record amounts over the period 2000-2004, and looks forward to further modernisation and change in the interests of patients."

Supported by: Susan Deacon*

*S1M-1453.2 Mary Scanlon: Health and Community Care-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1453) in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, insert at end "and further notes the Royal Commission on Long Term Care's recommendation on free personal care and calls upon the Scottish Executive to unequivocally commit itself to this recommendation and come forward with a firm date for its implementation."

S1M-1452 Less Favoured Areas (lodged on 12 December 2000) Mr Murray Tosh*, John Scott*

S1M-1451# Glasgow Acute Service Review Inquiry (lodged on 11 December 2000) Colin Campbell*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1450 Stone of Destiny: 50th Anniversary of Removal (lodged on 11 December 2000) Alex Neil*, Ms Margo MacDonald*, Andrew Wilson*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Christine Grahame*, Linda Fabiani*, Fergus Ewing*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Tricia Marwick*, Mr Alex Salmond*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Bruce Crawford*, Colin Campbell*, Ms Sandra White*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S1M-1447 NHS in Grampian (lodged on 8 December 2000) Colin Campbell*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1446 Scottish Qualifications Authority (lodged on 8 December 2000) Michael Russell*

S1M-1444# Homelessness and Access to Education (lodged on 7 December 2000) Phil Gallie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Michael Russell*

S1M-1443 Less Favoured Areas Subsidy (lodged on 7 December 2000) Mr Alex Salmond*, Michael Russell*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1442 Dumfries and Galloway Standard's Millennium Jobs Crusade (lodged on 7 December 2000) Michael Russell*

S1M-1439 Less Favoured Areas (lodged on 6 December 2000) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-1436# Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision (lodged on 6 December 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Colin Campbell*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1435 Act of Settlement (lodged on 6 December 2000) Mr Alex Salmond*, Andrew Wilson*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1426 Arbroath Football Club (lodged on 5 December 2000) Michael Russell*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1421 Sea Eagle Project (lodged on 4 December 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Mary Scanlon*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1420# Scottish Berry Project (lodged on 4 December 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Mary Scanlon*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1419# Human Cloning (lodged on 4 December 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1418 Scottish Women Against Pornography (lodged on 4 December 2000) Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

S1M-1417 European Day of Disabled Persons (lodged on 4 December 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1416 Centre for Scottish Music, Song and Dance (lodged on 30 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1415 Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance (lodged on 30 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1413 St Andrew's Day National Holiday (lodged on 30 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-1409# Surjit Singh Chhokar (lodged on 29 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Colin Campbell*

S1M-1407 Balnain House (lodged on 29 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-1397# Pornography in WH Smith Stores (lodged on 27 November 2000) Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

S1M-1396 Dispensing of Prescription Only Medicines by Veterinary Surgeons (lodged on 27 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-1395# Abuse of Older and Disabled People (lodged on 27 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

S1M-1394 Polish Links with Scotland (lodged on 27 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*

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

S1M-1387# Congratulations to Lauder College (lodged on 22 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-1385 Influenza Vaccination (lodged on 22 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-1375 Airdrieonians FC (lodged on 20 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-1371 Tribute to the Reverend Adrian Rennie (lodged on 20 November 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-1366# "Couping" of Clydesdale Horses (lodged on 16 November 2000) John Young*

S1M-1365# Cosmetic Shoeing on Clydesdale Horses (lodged on 16 November 2000) John Young*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

S1M-1364# Action for Biodiversity (lodged on 16 November 2000) Mr Mike Rumbles*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

S1M-1340# Homelessness in Fife (lodged on 10 November 2000) Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*

 


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