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BUSINESS BULLETIN 196 / 2000

Monday 18 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-1478# Cathy Peattie: 2001: UN Year of Volunteering-That the Parliament notes that 2001 is the United Nations International Year of Volunteering; further notes that the year can facilitate the sharing of ideas, good practice and information about volunteering, community empowerment and the development of active citizenship within democratic systems; encourages all MSPs to take part in volunteering activity throughout the year through organisations such as the Falkirk Volunteer Network, and invites the Scottish Executive to mark the year appropriately.

*S1M-1477 Ms Margo MacDonald: No Confidence in Parliamentary Bureau to Reorganise Committee Membership-That the Parliament has no confidence in the Parliamentary Bureau to reorganise membership of the Parliament's committees in a manner most conducive to the proper scrutiny of legislation and the Scottish Executive and to the highest possible standard of effectiveness in carrying out their responsibilities.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Margaret Smith*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Alex Neil*, Phil Gallie*, Robin Harper*, John Young*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Dennis Canavan*

S1M-1476 Nick Johnston: WH Smith-That the Parliament notes that WH Smith has announced its intention to reverse its decision to introduce pornography in its high street stores and, whilst welcoming this small step, encourages all high street retailers to review their policies on stocking offensive material.

Supported by: Brian Adam*

S1M-1475 Mr John McAllion: Victorian Dundee-That the Parliament welcomes the publication of Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities edited by Louise Miskell, Christopher A. Whatley and Bob Harris; recognises that this book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the history of Dundee, telling the story of the city at a time when contemporaries were struck by its energy, optimism and commitment to social provision, and notes the excellent work of the Department of History in the University of Dundee in the fields of Scottish, British and International History.

S1M-1474# Janis Hughes: Acute Health Service Review in South Glasgow-That the Parliament notes the current review of acute hospital services in the south of Glasgow and believes that there should be an option appraisal of all the sites considered by Greater Glasgow Health Board as part of their consultation process.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mike Watson, Robert Brown, John Young

S1M-1473 Mr Keith Harding: Scottish Cricket-That the Parliament congratulates the English cricket team on its test series victory in Pakistan; welcomes the prospect that heightened interest in the sport will stimulate further participation in cricket in Scotland, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to take steps to promote youth and schools cricket in Scotland.

Supported by: Bill Aitken, Mr Murray Tosh, Nick Johnston, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Brian Monteith, Phil Gallie

S1M-1472 Nick Johnston: Longannet Deep Mine-That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the Longannet Deep Mine in Fife is to receive aid which will safeguard the future of the mine and 650 local jobs and further welcomes the decision to consolidate the Scottish Coal Company Ltd. and Mining Scotland Ltd. and to move their headquarters to Clackmannanshire as a welcome boost to the local economy.

Supported by: Alex Johnstone, David McLetchie, Bill Aitken, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Keith Harding

S1M-1471# Lewis Macdonald: Donside Paper Company-That the Parliament notes the current difficulties experienced by the Scottish paper industry, in particular those facing Donside Paper Company in Aberdeen, and urges the Scottish Executive and Scottish Enterprise Grampian to work with all those involved to secure the future of the Donside paper mill and its workforce.

Supported by: Elaine Thomson, Des McNulty, Mr Frank McAveety, Mr John Home Robertson, Karen Whitefield, Janis Hughes, Bill Butler, Cathy Peattie, Mr John McAllion, Kate MacLean, Pauline McNeill*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Bristow Muldoon*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Helen Eadie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Rhoda Grant*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Brian Adam*

S1M-1470# Ms Sandra White: National Asylum Seekers-That the Parliament notes with concern the continuing problems faced by asylum seekers and refugees entering this country; further notes the failure of the National Asylum Support Service (NASS), which is based in Croydon, to service adequately asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland who are often compelled to travel to Croydon for interview at short notice, and urges the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations to Her Majesty's Government to upgrade NASS in Scotland from one staff member to a full service in order to help alleviate the plight of asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Nicola Sturgeon, Christine Grahame, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Michael Russell, Ms Margo MacDonald, Alex Neil, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham, Brian Adam*

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, Fergus Ewing, Linda Fabiani

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.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson

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.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing

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.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson

S1M-1455 Roseanna Cunningham: Scrapping of Trident-That the Parliament notes the new position of Labour on the issue of Trident following the statement at a Falkirk West by-election hustings by Major Eric Joyce at which he stated that the present Labour Government was "committed to scrapping Trident"; welcomes this long overdue conversion by New Labour to the Scottish consensus against nuclear weapons; calls upon the Scottish Executive to urge Her Majesty's Government to start the process of scrapping Trident immediately and to seek from Her Majesty's Government the return of the approximately 300 million per annum that Trident costs the people of Scotland, and further calls upon the Executive to invest at least part of that sum in implementing in full the recommendations of the Sutherland Report, as supported by the Health and Community Care Committee.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr John Swinney, Colin Campbell, Mr Andrew Welsh, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Fiona McLeod, Linda Fabiani

S1M-1454# Alex Neil: Hepatitis C-That the Parliament notes with concern that there are currently 10,000 people carrying hepatitis C in Scotland and that there may be 50,000 undiagnosed cases; acknowledges that hepatitis C can be treated in a cost-effective manner through a comprehensive system of education, screening and holistic treatment, and recognises the work of C-Level, Capital C and other such groups in their attempts to gain adequate funding so that they might tackle the issue.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Fiona McLeod

S1M-1452 Alex Fergusson: Less Favoured Areas-That the Parliament notes the concerns of farmers and crofters from all parts of Scotland regarding the Area Based Payments Scheme which will replace the Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance Scheme; further notes that at least 65% of all recipients will be disadvantaged by this change to such a degree that many currently viable businesses will be rendered unviable, and believes that the Minister for Rural Development must review the situation as soon as is practical in order to redress the situation which will arise in 2003 when the transitional arrangements have their greatest financial impact.

Supported by: David Mundell, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Phil Gallie, Mr Murray Tosh, John Scott

S1M-1451# Fiona McLeod: Glasgow Acute Service Review Inquiry-That the Parliament expresses concern over the acute services review being undertaken by Greater Glasgow Health Board and requires the Health and Community Care Committee to undertake an inquiry into the evidence base for the proposals and the effectiveness of the consultation process undertaken.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White, Mr Alex Salmond, Bruce Crawford, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Fergus Ewing, Dr Winnie Ewing, Colin Campbell, Mr Kenneth Gibson

S1M-1450 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Stone of Destiny: 50th Anniversary of Removal-That the Parliament recognises the 50th anniversary of the removal of the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey; acknowledges that the four students who carried out that stirring and symbolic act at Christmas 1950, Ian Hamilton, Kay Matheson, Alan Stuart and Gavin Vernon, deserve their honoured place in Scottish history as those who lit a torch of hope for Scotland and a future Parliament in the darkness of the post war era; considers that their daring action sprang from the purest of motives and was one of great courage, as they risked their futures in those harsh times to alert the world to Scotland's needs; believes that the four helped to inspire the decision in 1996 that this symbol of nationhood should be returned to Scotland, and applauds the four for never losing the sparkle of their youthful idealism and continuing to serve Scotland and inspire others in the intervening 50 years.

Supported by: 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 Brian Adam: NHS in Grampian-That the Parliament expresses its concern that almost half of all patients in Scotland on waiting lists beyond the guaranteed maximum time are from Grampian; regrets that the proportion of patients in Grampian awaiting referrals from GPs for more than nine weeks and 18 weeks is the highest in Scotland; notes that the workload per employee in Grampian is higher that the Scottish average, and calls for an urgent investigation into the failure of the Arbuthnott formula to address these measures of need and demand in the NHS in Grampian.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Shona Robison, Nora Radcliffe, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Mr Adam Ingram, Colin Campbell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Mr Duncan Hamilton

S1M-1445 Mr Brian Monteith: Motion of No Confidence-That the Parliament has no confidence in Sam Galbraith as a member of the Scottish Executive.

Supported by: David McLetchie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Phil Gallie, Alex Johnstone, Alex Fergusson, Nick Johnston, Bill Aitken, Mr Keith Harding, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mr Jamie McGrigor, John Young, Ben Wallace, Mr David Davidson, Mary Scanlon, David Mundell, Miss Annabel Goldie, John Scott

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.

Supported by: John Scott, Tricia Marwick, Nora Radcliffe, Pauline McNeill, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Phil Gallie, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Michael Russell, Mr John McAllion*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

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.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Neil, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Alex Salmond, Michael Russell, Colin Campbell, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod

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.

Supported by: Alex Fergusson, Nick Johnston, Mr Murray Tosh, Phil Gallie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Adam Ingram, Michael Russell

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, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Adam Ingram

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, Bruce Crawford, Pauline McNeill, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Linda Fabiani, Mr John McAllion*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S1M-1439 Mr John Munro: Less Favoured Areas-That the Parliament notes the concerns of crofters about the Less Favoured Area subsidy that has replaced the Hill Livestock Compensation Allowance and acknowledges the implementation of transitional arrangements but believes that the aid could be better targeted to help those in the most marginal areas and that work still needs to be done to achieve an optimum solution that will safeguard those producers on the poorest land.

Supported by: George Lyon, Mr Jamie Stone, Euan Robson, Michael Russell, Nora Radcliffe, Mary Scanlon

S1M-1437# Mr Jamie Stone: Economy of Highlands and Islands-That the Parliament notes the valuable role which Highlands and Islands Enterprise has placed in stimulating economic growth in vulnerable and remote communities in the Highlands and Islands and recognises that further investment is still required in the most economically fragile areas.

Supported by: Nora Radcliffe

S1M-1436# Mr Lloyd Quinan: Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision-That the Parliament notes that the incidence of Autistic Spectrum Disorder has rapidly increased in the last ten years; further notes the challenge faced by parents, carers and organisations such as the Strathclyde Autistic Society regarding the lack of appropriate provision, and urges rapid action to address and rectify the current situation.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Tommy Sheridan, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Andrew Welsh, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Neil, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alasdair Morgan, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Colin Campbell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1435 Michael Russell: Act of Settlement-That the Parliament notes the unanimous resolution of the Parliament passed on Thursday 16 December 1999 giving Scotland's support for repeal of the Act of Settlement; regrets that Her Majesty's Government has not as yet acted to remove institutionalised discrimination from the constitution of the UK; reaffirms its desire to see the Act of Settlement repealed at the earliest opportunity, and commends the legal action contemplated by The Guardian newspaper in this regard.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Andrew Welsh, Shona Robison, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Bruce Crawford, Irene McGugan, Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Kay Ullrich, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr George Reid, Linda Fabiani, Alasdair Morgan, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Alex Salmond, Andrew Wilson, Nicola Sturgeon, Colin Campbell, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod, Dennis Canavan*

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: Nick Johnston, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Brian Monteith

S1M-1426 Mr Andrew Welsh: Arbroath Football Club-That the Parliament notes the recent confusion over reports that Arbroath Football Club's world record feat of a 36-0 victory had been surpassed; welcomes the fact that the Reid Litchies' 115-year-old record remains intact; further notes that John Petrie scored 13 goals in that game, a feat which also remains an individual record for the number of goals scored by a single player in one match; recognises the great achievement of these two records, and hopes that the chants of "36-0, 36-0" will live on at Gayfield for many years to come.

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Johnstone, Michael Russell, Colin Campbell, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod

S1M-1425 Sarah Boyack: Transport (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Transport (Scotland) Bill be passed.

S1M-1421 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Sea Eagle Project-That the Parliament congratulates the Sea Eagle Project Team for its work in encouraging the reintroduction of sea eagles to Scotland; notes the twenty-fifth anniversary of the birds' reintroduction to the country and recognises the progress made in re-establishing them in their natural habitat; acknowledges that while the project has reached the significant milestone of the hundredth fledging, there are still less than 20 breeding pairs of sea eagles in Scotland, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to support the efforts to increase the numbers of sea eagles in Scotland.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Mr Keith Harding, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Nora Radcliffe, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Adam Ingram, Andrew Wilson, Mary Scanlon, Colin Campbell, Fiona McLeod

S1M-1420# Irene McGugan: Scottish Berry Project-That the Parliament notes that the rate of coronary heart disease in Scotland is now the highest in western Europe, that Scotland has a long-established soft fruit industry that is suffering economic distress, that advances in medicine have conclusively demonstrated a link between increased consumption of fruit and vegetables and a reduction in risk from coronary heart disease, but that Scottish consumption falls far below even the World Health Organisation recommended minimum of 400g per day; further notes that a holistic approach to these factors which crosses traditional government departmental structures has enabled Finland in the last 25 years to reduce its rate of coronary heart disease by 50% and that a plan for such a cross-sectoral approach has been put forward as a "Berry Scotland Project", and recommends that the Scottish Executive takes forwards a cross-sectoral project that reflects the aims of the original "Berry Scotland Project" in order to raise consumption of soft fruit, especially the home produced product, which the Finnish experience has demonstrated could significantly benefit both the rural economy and public health.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Andrew Welsh, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Brian Adam, Nora Radcliffe, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Adam Ingram, Andrew Wilson, Mary Scanlon, Colin Campbell, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod

S1M-1419# Michael Matheson: Human Cloning-That the Parliament recognises the need for a far-reaching and thorough debate concerning human cloning; notes that the European Parliament has voted for a ban on human cloning; further notes that there are ethical alternatives to the use of stem cells from human embryos, and believes that Her Majesty's Government should withdraw any regulations which might implement the proposals of the Donaldson Report until the matter has been more fully debated.

Supported by: Mr Gil Paterson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Brian Adam, Mr Adam Ingram, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Mr Andrew Welsh, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Colin Campbell, Mr Duncan Hamilton

S1M-1418 Elaine Smith: Scottish Women Against Pornography-That the Parliament notes that evidence exists to suggest that the propagation of pornography within our society helps to create unacceptable attitudes, behaviour and aggression towards women; believes that the vast and powerful pornography industry exploits women and their sexual and economic inequality for profit, and welcomes the launch of Scottish Women Against Pornography's recent postcard campaign designed to expose the severity with which women feel that their status within society is undermined by the pornography industry.

Supported by: Irene Oldfather, Tommy Sheridan, Tricia Marwick, Brian Adam, Pauline McNeill, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Fiona McLeod, Mr John McAllion*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S1M-1417 Irene McGugan: European Day of Disabled Persons-That the Parliament welcomes the continuing recognition by the European Union of 3 December as European Day of Disabled Persons; notes that this day provides an opportunity to raise public awareness about issues which impact on disabled people and calls upon the Scottish Executive to work with disability organisations, public agencies, the private sector and, most importantly, disabled people themselves to ensure that the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 are implemented in all spheres of life, enabling disabled people to access goods and services no matter where they live in Scotland.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Andrew Welsh, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Brian Adam, Nora Radcliffe, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Mr Adam Ingram, Andrew Wilson, Colin Campbell, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod

S1M-1416 Roseanna Cunningham: Centre for Scottish Music, Song and Dance-That the Parliament welcomes the opening, on 1 December 2000, of SAINTS - a Centre for Scottish Music, Song and Dance at St Andrew's in the Square, Glasgow; congratulates the organisers on their success in creating the centre, and looks forward to the important contribution this will make to Scotland's traditional acts and music.

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Linda Fabiani, Michael Russell, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Fergus Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Pauline McNeill, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Tricia Marwick, Andrew Wilson, Colin Campbell

S1M-1415 Fergus Ewing: Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance-That the Parliament shares the concerns expressed by Calum MacDonald MP, as reported in the West Highland Free Press, that the Scottish Executive's proposals for the replacement of the Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance will give crofting communities in the Highlands and Islands the worst compensation rates in Scotland, despite having to farm the worst land in the worst climate; believes that the policy amounts to a betrayal of the crofting community, and further believes that the compensation package should be amended to provide ordinary crofters with a fair compensation deal.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene McGugan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Andrew Wilson, Colin Campbell

S1M-1414 Mr Adam Ingram: Right to Fly Scotland's Flag-That the Parliament is concerned that the protocol governing the flying of flags from school buildings as recommended by Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport prevents the flying of Scotland's national flag except on St Andrew's Day; deplores the protocol's insistence that only the union flag can be flown throughout the festive season in December and January, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to scrap the protocol and to stop the practice of discrimination against the flying of Scotland's national flag.

Supported by: Mr Gil Paterson, Andrew Wilson, Michael Matheson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alex Neil, Ms Margo MacDonald, Ms Sandra White, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Andrew Welsh, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Alex Salmond, Colin Campbell, Richard Lochhead, Michael Russell, Irene McGugan, Brian Adam, Tricia Marwick, Nicola Sturgeon, Mr John Swinney, Bruce Crawford, Fiona McLeod, Fergus Ewing, Donald Gorrie, Shona Robison, Kay Ullrich, Christine Grahame, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alasdair Morgan

S1M-1413 Iain Smith: St Andrew's Day National Holiday-That the Parliament recognises the importance of St Andrew's Day as Scotland's national day and calls upon the Scottish Executive to declare St Andrew's Day a national public holiday celebrating the diversity and history of Scotland.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Fiona McLeod, Donald Gorrie, Shona Robison, Ms Sandra White, Irene McGugan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Tommy Sheridan, Robin Harper, Mr Andrew Welsh, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Brian Adam, Nora Radcliffe, Alasdair Morgan, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1412 Pauline McNeill: Surjit Singh Chhokar and the Scottish Justice System-That the Parliament expresses its deepest condolences to the Chhokar family following the outcome of the murder trial in the High Court in Glasgow on 28 November 2000; believes that the justice system has failed this family and has deeply undermined confidence in the justice system for black and ethnic minority communities throughout Scotland and calls upon the two inquiries into the decision making process in the murder case and the review of the prosecutor's liaison with the victim's family to be far reaching and to make strong recommendations that will ensure that the failings of the Scottish justice system, including institutional racism, are stamped out forever.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Irene Oldfather, Alex Neil, Mr John McAllion, Mr Adam Ingram, Scott Barrie, Trish Godman, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Tricia Marwick

S1M-1411 Scott Barrie: Nations in Bloom-That the Parliament notes that the village of Culross in the Dunfermline West constituency, is one of only two Scottish finalists in the Nations in Bloom 2000 competition; congratulates the villagers, the community council and Fife Council for their environmental work and wishes them well in their endeavour to secure the "Under 10,000 Population" category title at the world finals in Washington D.C.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Pauline McNeill, Mr Keith Harding, Tricia Marwick, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1410 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Scottish Football Team-That the Parliament notes the views of the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, and his advocacy of a British football team to replace the English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh teams and agrees that such a team should be formed with the following provisos: that the "all Britain" team be named "Scotland"; holds all home matches in Scotland; plays in dark blue; is managed by Craig Brown; ensures positive discrimination in terms of team selection for those currently eligible to play for Scotland; is administered by the Scottish Football Association and represented on UEFA and FIFA by that body and has "Flower of Scotland" as its anthem.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill, Richard Lochhead, Fergus Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Colin Campbell, Christine Grahame, Linda Fabiani, Michael Matheson, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Bruce Crawford, Mr Andrew Welsh, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fiona McLeod, Mr John Munro, Michael Russell, Ms Sandra White, Roseanna Cunningham, Dr Winnie Ewing, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alex Neil, Mr Mike Rumbles, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Brian Adam

S1M-1409# Shona Robison: Surjit Singh Chhokar-That the Parliament is concerned that since Surjit Singh Chhokar was murdered in November 1998, no one has been convicted of his murder; believes that this case highlights the institutional racism within the legal system in Scotland, and supports the call from the Chhokar family for a full and independent public inquiry into all aspects of the case to begin the process of restoring public confidence in Scotland's justice system.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham, Christine Grahame, Michael Russell, Nicola Sturgeon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lochhead, Michael Matheson, Fiona McLeod, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White, Irene McGugan, Mr Andrew Welsh, Dr Winnie Ewing, Alex Neil, Mr John McAllion, Mr Adam Ingram, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Mr Gil Paterson, Fiona Hyslop, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Brian Adam, Andrew Wilson, Colin Campbell

S1M-1407 Fergus Ewing: Balnain House-That the Parliament is gravely concerned that the closure of Balnain House in Inverness would be a damaging blow to traditional music not only in the Highlands but in Scotland as a whole; notes that since 1993 Balnain House has hosted over 500 concerts, has provided an intensive education programme of 15 different classes which run throughout 36 weeks of the year, has been used as an education outreach centre for 12 local schools, has developed as a meeting point, and has generally come to be regarded as a unique centre of Highland and Scottish culture; notes that Balnain House has received little financial support from the Scottish Arts Council (SAC), and urges both the SAC and the Scottish Executive to give immediate consideration to finding a means to ensure that Balnain House can continue as a cultural centre of excellence.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham, Mr John Munro, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Irene McGugan, Mr George Reid, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Linda Fabiani, Mr Gil Paterson, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mary Scanlon, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1397# Nick Johnston: Pornography in WH Smith Stores-That the Parliament notes with disapproval the decision of WH Smith to reintroduce pornography to its stores; urges the company to reconsider its decision to sell material which is not only offensive to many people but which reinforces practices of exploitation and discrimination; further asserts that such material does nothing to enhance society, has a corrosive effect on the morality of Scotland and debases not just those who are inadvertently forced into contact with it and are by the nature of their employment compelled to offer it for sale, and also asserts that such material demeans Scotland as a nation and that the Parliament would welcome any action which would encourage the removal of such filth from public display and sale.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Elaine Smith, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Phil Gallie, Mr Gil Paterson, David Mundell, Mary Scanlon, Tricia Marwick, Brian Adam, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-1396 Fergus Ewing: Dispensing of Prescription Only Medicines by Veterinary Surgeons-That the Parliament believes that it is essential for animal welfare and for farmers and others who look after livestock and other animals that veterinary surgeons retain the privilege to dispense prescription only medicines; further believes that the abolition of the right of veterinary surgeons to dispense prescription only medicines would cause severe practical difficulties and create real risks that some animals will not be treated thus compromising their welfare, and further believes that the removal of this right would jeopardise the viability of provision of care for some animals, given low commercial animal values, and that the current system allows planned health visits by veterinary surgeons to farms involving routine preventative and treatment medicines recommended and sold by the veterinary practice so as to cross-subsidise emergency illness care to individual animals at rates which would otherwise not be independently viable.

Supported by: Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Andrew Welsh, John Scott, Alex Fergusson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Fiona McLeod, Donald Gorrie, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Tommy Sheridan, Mary Scanlon, Tricia Marwick, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1395# David Mundell: Abuse of Older and Disabled People-That the Parliament congratulates Dumfries and District Women's Aid on securing funding for a project worker to deal exclusively with women over 50 years of age and/or disabled women and notes that this is the first project of its kind in the United Kingdom; expresses its concern at the apparent increase in the abuse of older and disabled people, and believes that the Scottish Executive should support and encourage projects which seek to highlight and tackle this important issue.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod, Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Phil Gallie, Christine Grahame, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Alex Fergusson, Linda Fabiani, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Keith Harding, Fiona Hyslop, Mary Scanlon, Brian Adam, Andrew Wilson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-1394 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Polish Links with Scotland-That the Parliament congratulates Stirling University on its superb initiative in establishing the Centre for Research in Polish History and expresses great pleasure that Dr Stanislaw Kornorowski, the Polish Ambassador, is delivering the inaugural annual lecture on 29 November 2000 which is being dedicated to the memory of the heroic General Stanislaw Maczek; pays tribute to the vibrant contribution to life in Scotland made by the Polish community, and hopes that, through the new centre, people will honour the massive wartime effort of Poles in the liberation of Europe, from the Polish mathematicians who were amongst those who cracked the Enigma code to the Polish forces who trained in Scotland for some of the most ferocious battles of the Second World War.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Tommy Sheridan, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1393 Mr Duncan McNeil: Fullarton Computer Industries (Gourock) Ltd.-That the Parliament expresses concern over the recent announcement of redundancies at Fullarton Computer Industries (Gourock) Ltd. in Inverclyde; notes that the redundancies will not commence until February 2001, and encourages all parties and agencies involved to work together in the intervening period to minimise the impact of these redundancies.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Trish Godman, Fiona McLeod, Mr Adam Ingram, Donald Gorrie, Ms Sandra White, Michael Russell, David Mundell, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Pauline McNeill, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1392 Alasdair Morgan on behalf of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee: Proposal for a Protection from Abuse Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the proposal for a Committee Bill under Rule 9.15 contained in the Justice and Home Affairs Committee's 9th Report, 2000 (SP Paper 221).

Supported by: Nora Radcliffe, Pauline McNeill, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1391 Christine Grahame: Meals on Wheels Week-That the Parliament congratulates all those who contribute to the meals on wheels service in this Meals on Wheels Week, in particular the WRVS who deliver 1.3 million meals to 12,000 clients every year in 25 out of 32 local authorities and ensure that our most vulnerable older people not only have a hot meal but receive sometimes their only social contact during the day.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Bruce Crawford, David McLetchie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr George Reid, Nick Johnston, Mary Scanlon, Mr Jamie McGrigor, John Young, Richard Lochhead, Mr Brian Monteith, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Tommy Sheridan, Ian Jenkins, Ms Sandra White, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Irene McGugan, Mr David Davidson, Ben Wallace, Michael Russell, Fiona McLeod, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Andrew Wilson, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Phil Gallie, Mr John Munro, David Mundell, Fiona Hyslop, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Brian Adam, Pauline McNeill

S1M-1390# Mr Brian Monteith: Scotch Whisky Opt-out from EU Directive-That the Parliament notes with concern the possible impact of the EU's Water Framework Directive on the removal of water from rivers and water courses and its potentially damaging effect on the Scotch whisky industry; recognises that the industry is important to Scotland's economy and the many rural areas where distilleries are located; welcomes the efforts made by representatives of all parties to convince the EU to consider opt-outs for Scottish distilleries, and believes that the Scottish Executive should apply immediately the exemptions from the Directive in order to protect the jobs and livelihoods of those working in the industry.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Ben Wallace, Mr Keith Harding, Phil Gallie, Mary Scanlon

S1M-1389# Cathy Jamieson: Home and Community Safety-That the Parliament congratulates East Ayrshire Council for working towards achieving a community safety strategy that encompasses safety at home, on the roads, and throughout the community; is aware that more than a third of all accidents take place in the home, resulting in an estimated two and a half million casualty attendances each year; acknowledges the importance of creating a central database of information relevant to home safety, and asks the Scottish Executive to consider supporting the introduction of a Home Safety Act.

Supported by: Margaret Jamieson, Linda Fabiani, Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Scott Barrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Adam Ingram, Irene Oldfather, Pauline McNeill, Alex Neil, Trish Godman, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1388# Mr John Home Robertson: A Balanced Energy Policy-That the Parliament welcomes Her Majesty's Government's action to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases; acknowledges that nuclear power has a role to play in a balanced energy policy; notes the excellent safety record of the nuclear power stations at Torness, Hunterston and Chapelcross; recognises that the Edinburgh-based British Energy injects 140 million into the Scottish economy per annum, generates 55% of Scotland's electricity, provides 1,400 highly skilled jobs and supports another 3,500 jobs in Scotland; acknowledges the expertise of a workforce with long experience in the Scottish nuclear industry; notes that the STUC has, for the last 20 years, supported an energy policy with a nuclear component, and, subject to the construction of a permanent storage facility for nuclear waste, considers that there will be a case for the replacement of nuclear generating plant as an environmentally friendly source of electricity for the future.

Supported by: Dr Elaine Murray, Mike Watson, Phil Gallie, Bill Butler, Mr Andy Kerr

S1M-1388.1 Dorothy-Grace Elder: A Balanced Energy Policy-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1388) in the name of Mr John Home Robertson, leave out from "welcomes" to end and insert "acknowledges the necessity of decommissioning nuclear facilities such as Hunterston A and Dounreay; further acknowledges that nuclear power stations are a hideous blot on the landscape in areas such as the Torness Power Station, Dunbar; recognises public scepticism over the safety of nuclear energy when considering events such as the loss of four radiation sources at Hunterson A; further recognises the future environmental and economic benefits of developing our expertise in renewable energy which would provide jobs in a safe environment; is mindful of the Europe-wide impact of the Chernobyl catastrophe; notes that the German and other modern minded governments have signed a treaty not to build any nuclear power stations in future, and calls for more up to date thinking in Scotland with respect to the future power policy.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Richard Lochhead, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Ms Sandra White, Robin Harper

S1M-1388.2 Robin Harper: A Balanced Energy Policy-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1388) in the name of Mr John Home Robertson, leave out from first "acknowledges" to end and insert "recognises that although nuclear power has had a significant role to play in generating the electricity supply, there is no likelihood of the construction of a safe, permanent storage facility for nuclear waste in the foreseeable future; considers that there is no case for the replacement of existing nuclear generating plants, and believes that climate change must instead be tackled by a combination of energy efficiency and an increase in the generation of electricity from renewable sources.

Supported by: Dennis Canavan*

S1M-1387# Nick Johnston: Congratulations to Lauder College-That the Parliament congratulates Lauder College on winning the Queen's Anniversary Prize for the year 2000 and notes the citation which acknowledges that the college demonstrated vision and great determination in introducing and delivering a complex and integrated range of educational and other services for unemployed people.

Supported by: Mr Brian Monteith, Scott Barrie, David Mundell, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Gil Paterson, Phil Gallie, Alex Neil, Tricia Marwick, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1385 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Influenza Vaccination-That the Parliament thanks the staff of Greater Glasgow Health Board and managers of hospital trusts for volunteering in greater numbers than before to be vaccinated against influenza; recognises that this public-spirited effort involving many nurses and staff from all health-related occupations which, in some areas of Glasgow, has resulted in double and treble previous numbers volunteering for vaccination in the hope of keeping hospitals, nursing homes and social work schemes running better this winter; pays tribute to the enormous organisational effort which the scheme involves, and urges that the number of those vaccinated continues to rise.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Fiona McLeod, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1384 Dr Sylvia Jackson: Protection of Scotland's Peatlands-That the Parliament recognises the great importance of natural lowland peatlands to Scotland's biodiversity; notes the 3,500 signature petition being submitted to the Parliament by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to introduce measures to reduce peat consumption and ensure peatland sites receive strict protection.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Robin Harper, Scott Barrie, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1375 Karen Whitefield: Airdrieonians FC-That the Parliament congratulates Airdrieonians Football Club on its recent success in winning the Bells Challenge Cup Final, recognises the important role that Airdrieonians FC and other community based clubs play in sustaining and developing community spirit and, in light of its recent financial difficulties, wishes Airdrieonians FC and its fans continued success.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Brian Monteith, Elaine Smith, Linda Fabiani, Donald Gorrie, Mr Gil Paterson, David Mundell, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1374# Irene McGugan: Children's Rights-That the Parliament notes the publication by the Scottish Alliance on Children's Rights of the report All Children, All Ages which highlights that, although Her Majesty's Government signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991, many of the 54 separate international standards are not being complied with, that children's basic human rights are being consistently disregarded and that many of the problems highlighted in the report are caused by poverty and social deprivation, and asks the Scottish Executive to give serious consideration to the findings and recommendations within the report, principally that a Children's Commissioner for Scotland should be appointed to ensure that children's rights are a central consideration in any new legislation, that children themselves should have a voice in policy making, that serious consideration be given to a ban on physical punishment and that there be specific and immediate actions to alleviate poverty as well as long- term targets.

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon, Tommy Sheridan, Brian Adam, Scott Barrie, Michael Russell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Elaine Smith, Christine Grahame, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Fiona McLeod, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Andrew Wilson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-1371 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Tribute to the Reverend Adrian Rennie-That the Parliament pays tribute to the outstanding, devoted and passionate work for Scottish causes carried out by the late Reverend Adrian Rennie of Drylaw Parish Church who has died at the age of 37, having lavished his time and energy upon work for the people of Scotland, ignoring courageously his lifelong heart condition; wishes his family to know how deeply he touched the lives of many, whether from his devoted service to the Iona Community, his church work in the East End of Glasgow, his burning concern for world peace, his chairmanship of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament or his invaluable aid in setting up the Parliament's Cross Party Anti-Nuclear Group, and wishes to record that in his brief lifespan he achieved more in the fight for social justice than many spared for decades more and proved by his blithe spirit and sparkling humour that human goodness such as his does not equate with dullness.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Michael Russell, Fiona McLeod, Mr Gil Paterson, Ms Sandra White, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Andrew Wilson, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1368# Pauline McNeill: Drug Assisted Sexual Assualt-That the Parliament notes the findings of the Home Office/Police Research Awards study on Drug Assisted Sexual Assault undertaken by DCI Peter Sturman of the Metropolitan Police; believes that drug assisted rape and sexual assault is a serious cause for concern, and notes that DCI Sturman's research progresses the debate on this matter and should be fully considered by the Parliament.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Michael Russell, Cathy Jamieson, Scott Barrie, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Maureen Macmillan, Rhoda Grant, Nora Radcliffe, Elaine Smith, Cathy Peattie, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Fiona McLeod, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Andrew Wilson, Irene Oldfather, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Trish Godman, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Tommy Sheridan, Tricia Marwick, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1367 Mr Adam Ingram: Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Fergus Ewing, Richard Lochhead, Christine Grahame, Linda Fabiani, Mr Gil Paterson, Pauline McNeill, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-1366# Dr Sylvia Jackson: "Couping" of Clydesdale Horses-That the Parliament notes with concern the process of "couping" Clydesdale horses for show purposes; recognises that this barbaric mutilation is to the great detriment of the horse and goes against all good practice taught to veterinary and farriery students, and believes that the Scottish Executive should ensure that the welfare of Clydesdale horses is upheld by ensuring that proper shoeing standards are maintained.

Supported by: Mr Murray Tosh, Dr Elaine Murray, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Cathy Jamieson, Scott Barrie, Maureen Macmillan, Rhoda Grant, Nora Radcliffe, Cathy Peattie, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Irene McGugan, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mike Watson, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Gil Paterson, Irene Oldfather, Ms Sandra White, Robin Harper, Mr Adam Ingram, Trish Godman, David Mundell, Tricia Marwick, Pauline McNeill, John Young

S1M-1365# Nick Johnston: Cosmetic Shoeing on Clydesdale Horses-That the Parliament believes that the Scottish Executive should investigate, and introduce legislation to ban, the practice of shoeing Clydesdale Horses and other horse breeds with "couping shoes", a type of shoe or device manufactured and fitted with the sole intention of altering the natural stance of the horse.

Supported by: Alex Fergusson, Mr Murray Tosh, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr David Davidson, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Irene McGugan, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Gil Paterson, Ms Sandra White, Phil Gallie, Mr Adam Ingram, David Mundell, Mary Scanlon, Tricia Marwick, John Young, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-1364# Dr Sylvia Jackson: Action for Biodiversity-That the Parliament notes with pleasure the recent publication of Action for Scotland's Biodiversity by the Scottish Biodiversity Group; believes that all departments and agencies of the Scottish Executive should use this as a basis to integrate biodiversity conservation into their plans and programmes; applauds the efforts of Scotland's local authorities in producing local biodiversity action plans and encourages all departments and agencies of the Scottish Executive to assist authorities in implementing these plans, and urges the Minister for Environment, Sport and Culture to report on these positive steps to the Parliament and, thereafter, report further progress on the implementation in Scotland of the Convention of Biological Diversity every two years.

Supported by: Mrs Mary Mulligan, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Nora Radcliffe, Elaine Smith, Shona Robison, Euan Robson, Donald Gorrie, Mr John Munro, Ms Sandra White, Robin Harper, Scott Barrie, Mr Mike Rumbles, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1362# Cathie Craigie: Dangerous and Careless Driving-That the Parliament notes the completion of the Transport Research Laboratory's UK-wide study which examined the use and application of the law on dangerous and careless driving throughout the UK; looks forward to the publication of its findings; recognises that in Scotland there is a public perception of dangerous driving offences being downgraded to careless driving; expresses concern that there is a lack of specifically Scottish-based research, and believes that research into the application of the law on dangerous and careless driving in Scotland should be commissioned.

Supported by: Hugh Henry, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Alex Neil, Linda Fabiani, Cathy Jamieson, Dr Elaine Murray, Scott Barrie, Maureen Macmillan, Rhoda Grant, Nora Radcliffe, Elaine Smith, Cathy Peattie, Shona Robison, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Fiona McLeod, Mr Adam Ingram, Andrew Wilson, Irene Oldfather, Phil Gallie, Trish Godman, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Tommy Sheridan, Bristow Muldoon, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1360 Mr Keith Harding: Inverkeithing's Park-and-Ride Facility-That the Parliament welcomes the opening of a new park-and-ride facility at Ferrytoll, near Inverkeithing in Fife, which will give local motorists a better choice between driving and bussing into Edinburgh city centre.

Supported by: Mr Brian Monteith, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Scott Barrie, Nora Radcliffe, Nick Johnston, Donald Gorrie, David Mundell, Mary Scanlon

S1M-1359 Fergus Ewing: Distribution of Magazines to Supermarkets-That the Parliament recognises that WH Smith News' intention to offer a UK wide distribution system for magazines to supermarkets will have a negative impact on the sustainability of small and independent newsagents in Scotland; notes with concern the findings of the report by Paul Dobson of Loughborough University which estimates that 6,000 to 8,000 newsagents in the UK, many of them in Scotland, will be forced to close as a result of such a distribution system; urges Tesco and WH Smith News to announce that they have not only postponed, but abandoned, their proposed distribution contract, and requests that the Executive make urgent representations to Her Majesty's Government and to the Office of Fair Trading in London, urging that a full investigation of this matter be undertaken.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Michael Russell, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-1350 Dr Richard Simpson: Rail Link to Clackmannanshire-That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Executive and the Minister for Transport, Sarah Boyack, on the 6.5 million award from the Public Transport Fund towards the reopening of the railway link between Stirling and Alloa and recognises that the award remedies a great injustice to the people of Clackmannanshire and will be a great benefit in reducing traffic congestion and improving social inclusion in the area.

Supported by: Maureen Macmillan, Donald Gorrie, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Tommy Sheridan, Tricia Marwick, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1349# Alex Neil: Prisoners Of War - Too Little, Too Late-That the Parliament believes that the modest sum of 10,000 offered in compensation to former Prisoners of War (POWs) and their spouses comes too late; recognises that by ignoring POWs' claims for the past 50 years numerous UK Governments have saved millions of pounds; notes that, in the last three years, Government has saved 15 million because former POWs are dying at a rate of 10 a week, and remembers the suffering the 50,000 British POWs endured during World War II and the sacrifices they made.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Fergus Ewing, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Nora Radcliffe, Richard Lochhead, Kay Ullrich, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-1348# Margaret Smith: Neurology Services-That the Parliament notes with concern the recently expressed views of consultant neurologists in Edinburgh on the long waiting times experienced by patients awaiting a first appointment; further notes the Scottish Executive's Programme for Government commitment to tackle waiting times for patients rather than length of waiting list, and invites the Scottish Executive to consider urgently the steps to be taken, in conjunction with the Scottish Advisory Committee on the Medical Workforce, to address the number of consultant neurologists working in Scotland and the waiting time for patients.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Maureen Macmillan, Nora Radcliffe, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Ben Wallace, Phil Gallie, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mary Scanlon, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Pauline McNeill

S1M-1344 Mr Adam Ingram: Ayr United Planning Application-That the Parliament deplores the rejection by ministers of the planning inquiry recommendations with regard to the application of Heritage Scotland Ltd. to build a new stadium for Ayr United Football Club and associated retail developments at Heathfield in Ayr; notes the overwhelming public support for the proposed development; agrees with the reporter's judgement that there are substantial special circumstances which support the granting of planning permission for the development, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to revisit its decision with a view to responding more sensitively to the wishes of the people of Ayr and the surrounding district,

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod, Kay Ullrich, Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Michael Russell, Fergus Ewing, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-1343# Linda Fabiani: Public Safety in Scottish Waters-That the Parliament believes, in the light of the recent discovery of a generic design fault which may affect 12 nuclear submarines and the decision that one of these submarines should return to sea, that the provisions of the Clyde Public Safety Scheme and other submarine nuclear safety schemes should be urgently reviewed to ensure that these emergency planning measures provide adequate safeguards for the public in the event of an accident on a nuclear submarine.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Fiona McLeod, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Michael Russell, Richard Lochhead, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-1342 Pauline McNeill: Reinstatement of the Number 83 First Bus-That the Parliament congratulates the communities of Broomhill and Thornwood in Glasgow in successfully campaigning for the reinstatement of the number 83 bus; believes that First Bus reversed its decision to axe this service and will now reinstate the bus on the route on 7 January 2001 as a result of the huge public outcry, and notes that the bus operator has also bowed to community pressure and agreed to cover the route from Monday 13 November 2000 until 7 January 2001 with a temporary bus numbered 6A.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Michael McMahon, Ms Sandra White

S1M-1341# Alex Neil: Energy Review-That the Parliament recognises the need for a far-reaching and thorough debate concerning energy in Scotland; notes with concern reports that government discussion papers may promote nuclear power as the answer to our environmental plight; asks for a clear commitment that nuclear power will be rejected as an option beyond the lifetime of existing plants, and believes that the Scottish Executive should initiate such a debate, which will look to both address energy consumption and realise Scotland's potential as a source of research into and production of renewable energy alternatives.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Ms Margo MacDonald, Brian Adam, Richard Lochhead, Bruce Crawford, Linda Fabiani, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-1340# Mr Keith Harding: Homelessness in Fife-That the Parliament notes that homelessness in Fife has risen 38% over the past three years, affecting 3,388 households and that the figures for Scotland show an increase of 12% over the same period; further notes that this has occurred at a time when Fife Council has failed to collect millions of pounds of rent arrears and lost income from unlet properties, and recognises that these resources could have been used to bring unlet homes back into use or for better computer systems to match people to homes as part of a programme to help alleviate homelessness in the Kingdom.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Brian Monteith, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Alex Fergusson, John Scott, Bill Aitken, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Phil Gallie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-1336 Margaret Jamieson: Community Care Debate-That the Parliament notes that the Business Programme for the week beginning 13 November 2000 indicates that a Scottish National Party debate on community care will be held on 16 November 2000; notes that the Health and Community Care Committee will be bringing forward a report on community care for publication shortly, and therefore invites the Scottish National Party, as a courtesy to the Parliament and to the Committee, to withdraw this item and bring forward an alternative subject for debate.

Supported by: Irene Oldfather, Hugh Henry, Ben Wallace, Margaret Smith, Mary Scanlon, Elaine Thomson, Rhoda Grant, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Scott Barrie, Cathy Jamieson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Duncan McNeil, Mr John Munro, Mr Jamie Stone, Donald Gorrie, Mr Michael McMahon, Iain Smith, Janis Hughes, Kate MacLean, Mr Frank McAveety, Trish Godman, Dr Richard Simpson, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Mike Rumbles, Johann Lamont, Cathy Peattie, Elaine Smith, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Marilyn Livingstone, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Euan Robson, Ian Jenkins, Maureen Macmillan, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-1335 Dennis Canavan: Scottish Transport Group Pension Scheme-That the Parliament welcomes the statement made by the Minister for Transport and the Environment on 25 October 2000 about ex gratia payments for Scottish Transport Group pensioners and urges the Minister to make an early announcement of detailed proposals to ensure that the surplus in the pension funds is used for the benefit of the pensioners.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Brian Monteith, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Irene McGugan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Pauline McNeill, Mr John Munro, Linda Fabiani, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Michael McMahon, Scott Barrie, Ms Sandra White, Mr Gil Paterson, Andrew Wilson, Mr John McAllion*

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, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Janis Hughes, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Paul Martin, Michael Russell, Linda Fabiani, Mr Michael McMahon, Johann Lamont, Ms Sandra White, Mr Gil Paterson, Andrew Wilson, Mr John McAllion*

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.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr John McAllion*

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.

Supported by: Mr Brian Monteith, Alex Neil, Mr Keith Harding, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Alex Fergusson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Murray Tosh, Nick Johnston, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr David Davidson, David Mundell, Mary Scanlon, Mr John McAllion*

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.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Mr Brian Monteith, Alex Neil, Mr Keith Harding, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Linda Fabiani, Scott Barrie, Ms Sandra White, David Mundell

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, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Elaine Smith, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Pauline McNeill, Mr Murray Tosh, Cathy Peattie, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Michael McMahon, Maureen Macmillan, Rhoda Grant, Mr Gil Paterson, Scott Barrie, Mr Duncan Hamilton

S1M-1329 Tommy Sheridan: Compensation for Miners-That the Parliament believes that the Scottish Executive should launch an urgent and wide-ranging inquiry into the circumstances causing the severe and unacceptable delays in relation to the compensation for miners in Scotland who have contracted serious and debilitating illnesses and injuries as a result of their employment as miners and who are still awaiting compensation for the contraction of illnesses such as emphysema, bronchitis and vibration white finger among others, and further believes that such an inquiry should involve the National Union of Mineworkers in Scotland, retired Scottish miners' branches and the families of deceased Scots miners and should look into the objectivity of medical examinations with a view to streamlining the whole procedure.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Shona Robison, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Kay Ullrich, Mr Adam Ingram, Pauline McNeill, Linda Fabiani, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-1328# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Young Runaways-That the Parliament welcomes the report Missing Out - Young Runaways in Scotland; commends the University of York, Aberlour Child Care Trust, Extern, Children's Promise and The Children's Society for producing this report, the most extensive piece of research yet undertaken into young people under 16 who run away or are forced to leave home; notes that this is the first comprehensive research to provide both an overall picture of the scale and extent of the problem while suggesting workable strategies for responding to the needs of this very vulnerable group of young people, and asks the Executive to look closely at the findings and recommendations of the report and act accordingly.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Kay Ullrich, Pauline McNeill, Linda Fabiani, Fergus Ewing, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Richard Lochhead, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Mary Scanlon

S1M-1327 Phil Gallie: Resignation of Sam Galbraith-That the Parliament calls for the immediate resignation of Sam Galbraith from his role as Minister for Environment before he does further damage to Scotland's interests; notes two occasions in one week when he has overturned recommendations by the Planning Inquiry Reporter, and believes that rejecting the second recommendation, that regarding Ayr United's Stadium and adjacent retail complex, flies in the face of the unanimous opinion of South Ayrshire Council and shows contempt for the interests of Ayr and Prestwick as towns, for the aspirations of the local football club and for the spirit of devolution itself.

S1M-1319# Shona Robison: Mesothelioma-That the Parliament notes with concern the projection by the Cancer Research Campaign that 250,000 western Europeans could die of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma by the year 2035; believes that more research into this condition and possible treatments for it is urgently required, and recognises the plight of victims of mesothelioma who are trying to secure the award of Industrial Injuries Benefit.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Kay Ullrich, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Brian Adam, Fergus Ewing, Richard Lochhead, Ms Sandra White, Mr Michael McMahon, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-1317 Brian Adam: Drugs Detoxification, Rehabilitation and Throughcare Centre for North East Scotland-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to support the provision of a drugs detoxification, rehabilitation and throughcare centre for north east Scotland in conjunction with the health boards and other appropriate agencies.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Fergus Ewing, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr David Davidson, Linda Fabiani, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Shona Robison, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Kay Ullrich, Richard Lochhead

S1M-1316 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Scottish Centre for Learning Disability-That the Parliament welcomes the establishment of a Scottish Centre for Learning Disability; notes the Scottish Executive's commitment to the dispersal of government institutions and services throughout Scotland, and urges it to support the siting of the Centre in Inverness.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Nora Radcliffe, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Mary Scanlon, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Jamie McGrigor

S1M-1315# Christine Grahame: Burton's Biscuits-That the Parliament notes with concern the purchase of Burton's Biscuits by Hicks Muse Tait & Furst for 130 million given the track record of this investment company in Scotland as the financial backer of Viasystems which purchased two profitable companies in the Scottish Borders after securing funding of 12 million from the Department for Trade and Industry on the basis of creating 1,000 jobs there, then closed the companies down one year later with the loss of 1,200 jobs, transferring work from there to North Tyneside; also notes that Hicks Muse Tait & Furst is the financial backer of Horizon Biscuits, a competitor of Burton's; further notes that there are 1,000 employees of Burton's in Edinburgh and, against that background, urges the Scottish Executive to seek assurances from Hicks Muse Tait & Furst that those Scottish jobs are secure and to confirm that no public funds are or will be available to that company which could facilitate any loss of Scottish jobs.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Fergus Ewing, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Linda Fabiani, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Shona Robison, Mr Kenny MacAskill

S1M-1314 Colin Campbell: Congratulations to Scottish ENABLE India Charity Bike Riders-That the Parliament congratulates the two parliamentary researchers, John Mellon and Shirley-Anne Somerville, on their efforts to raise 5,000 for the learning disabilities charity ENABLE and wishes them the best of success in their forthcoming 350 km cycle ride through the Indian Himalayas.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Fiona McLeod, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Fergus Ewing, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Linda Fabiani, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Shona Robison, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Michael McMahon, Richard Lochhead, Phil Gallie, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-1307 Mr Andrew Welsh: Replacement of Montrose Bridge-That the Parliament recognises the vital lifeline provided by the A95 bridge over the South Esk at Montrose and its importance for the whole north-east economy; notes the recent comments by the First Minister pertaining to the Scottish Executive's commitment to areas outwith Scotland's central belt, and urges it to show that commitment by taking urgent action to provide funding for the essential replacement of Montrose Bridge.

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Brian Adam, Irene McGugan, Bruce Crawford, Shona Robison, Alex Johnstone, Fiona McLeod, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Tricia Marwick, Mr David Davidson, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mary Scanlon

S1M-1306 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Baillieston Community Care Project-That the Parliament urges the Scottish Executive to intervene immediately to save the Baillieston Community Care Project and related services from closure in November as they are unable to pay their 11,000 wage bill due to insecurity of funding; believes that this is a classic case of care in the community running into funding problems and that closure would mean that, of the 71 clients, an estimated 20 to 30 frail clients will have to be admitted to institutional full-time care at a cost of 322,000 to 483,000; notes that only 51,900 is needed in immediate aid with 106,000 needed in total to keep the Project going and that the two superb projects they run, Bealach House Day Care, Oldwood Road, Baillieston and the Dementia Home Care Project, are the principle surviving services of their kind in Baillieston which has suffered the closure of Easterhill Day Care Centre recently and that the future for more than 70 frail clients, ranging from those with cerebral palsy to autism and dementia, is at stake; further notes that people, including an 87 year old caring for her sister of 100 years of age, are able to remain in their own homes only because of the existence of the threatened day care services and that local doctors, clergy and families all appeal for the service, which was founded in 1992, to be saved as a matter of the greatest urgency, and considers that emergency intervention is needed, as such a closure would have a devastating effect on the most vulnerable people in the East End of Glasgow.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Fiona McLeod, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Alex Neil, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-1300# Margaret Smith: Beating Bowel Cancer-That the Parliament strongly supports and wishes every success to the Beating Bowel Cancer Campaign, which aims to raise the profile of this serious health issue; notes that each year 3,000 Scots are newly diagnosed and 2,000 die from the disease; believes that action is needed to improve awareness and understanding of this type of cancer, and believes that the Scottish Executive should include the tackling of bowel cancer as a priority in its health strategy and targets for the improvements of the nation's health.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod, Christine Grahame, Hugh Henry, Helen Eadie, Margaret Jamieson, Nick Johnston, Mary Scanlon, Trish Godman, Fiona Hyslop, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tricia Marwick, Mr David Davidson, Linda Fabiani, Pauline McNeill, Mr Jamie Stone, Cathy Jamieson, Alasdair Morgan, Ms Sandra White, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Ian Jenkins, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Michael McMahon, Andrew Wilson, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Shona Robison, Euan Robson, Kay Ullrich, Cathy Peattie, David Mundell

S1M-1296 Alasdair Morgan: The Brenda Jane Fund - portable ultra-sound scanner appeal-That the Parliament notes the tragic death of Brenda-Jane Armstrong of Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, who was stillborn at Cresswell Maternity Hospital, Dumfries on 14 September 2000; further notes that in rural Scotland expectant mothers often have to travel considerable distances to get quality ultra-sound scans, and gives its full backing to the appeal fund, "The Brenda Jane Fund", set up in her memory by her parents Brendan Armstrong and Jane McSkirmming, to raise the 15,000 required to purchase a portable ultrasound scanner for use in rural Kirkcudbrightshire.

Supported by: Mr Alex Salmond, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, David Mundell, Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Fiona McLeod, Mr Murray Tosh, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dr Elaine Murray, Alex Fergusson, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Mr David Davidson, Ms Sandra White, Ian Jenkins, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Kay Ullrich, Fergus Ewing

S1M-1295 Brian Adam: British Summer Time-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to oppose plans to use British Summer Time throughout the year.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod, Mr Andrew Welsh, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Nora Radcliffe, Tricia Marwick, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Richard Lochhead

S1M-1294 Brian Adam: Loud Tie Day-That the Parliament congratulates and supports the organisers of 'Loud Tie Day', which is to be held on Friday 3 November 2000, in their bid to raise awareness of bowel cancer.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1293 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Recognition of Jimmy Logan-That the Parliament urges that Mr Jimmy Logan, citizen of Glasgow and of the world, be given a knighthood in recognition of his unique services to Scottish culture on stage and on screen; recognises that Mr Logan and the Short family have been outstanding for over 60 years in their utter dedication to Scotland; firmly recognises that Mr Logan personally encapsulates the expression "blessed be the laughter makers" and that he has brought joy into the lives of millions in his performances and is much loved by the people of Scotland whom he has served boundlessly as an entertainer for six decades and also as a hands-on hard worker for charity; notes that his courage in daunting circumstances many times in his life has been an inspiration to generations, and believes that Mr Logan and his family deserve proper recognition, albeit that the proposer of this motion and others do not uphold the way the present honours system is run.

Supported by: Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Nora Radcliffe, Robin Harper

S1M-1292 Richard Lochhead: Lack of Fisheries Minister in the Scottish Executive-That the Parliament notes that the new Scottish Executive has no dedicated Fisheries Minister and condemns the First Minister's insult to Scotland's fishing communities by deciding to downgrade the importance of one of Scotland's oldest and most vital industries; further notes that prior to devolution, even under the old Scottish Office regime, there was always a dedicated Fisheries Minister, and finally notes that Henry McLeish, in his former role as Scottish Office Minister for Devolution, steered through the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order which enabled the transfer of thousands of square miles of our fishing waters from Scottish to English jurisdiction and is therefore no friend of Scotland's fishing communities.

Supported by: Mr Alex Salmond, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Fiona McLeod, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Kay Ullrich, Fergus Ewing, Bruce Crawford, Mrs Margaret Ewing

S1M-1291 Richard Lochhead: Downgrading of Scottish News Bulletins-That the Parliament recognises the importance of regional broadcasting and the need for regional news bulletins that contain Scottish news to keep viewers informed of what is happening in their local area and elsewhere in Scotland; condemns the decision to keep the nightly ITV regional news bulletins at 11.20pm when the main news bulletin edited in London returns to its traditional 10pm slot, and calls upon the Independent Television Commission to insist that regional bulletins should follow directly after the main bulletin to allow Scottish viewers to keep abreast of events in their own country.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Fiona McLeod, Michael Russell, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Kay Ullrich, Fergus Ewing

S1M-1290 Shona Robison: Gas Safety Recommendations-That the Parliament welcomes the review of gas safety undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE); supports the recommendations that (a) it should be compulsory for carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted in all homes, (b) landlords be required to maintain gas appliances in a safe condition and (c) the rules on dealing with emergencies be tightened, including setting legally binding time limits for call outs by gas suppliers who should face prosecution if these are breached, and, in the light of the recent fatal tragedy in Dundee caused by a gas explosion, believes that Her Majesty's Government should implement the HSE recommendations as a matter of priority.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Kay Ullrich, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-1289 Nora Radcliffe: Recognition of British Sign Language in European Year of Languages 2001-That the Parliament welcomes the designation of 2001 as European Year of Languages, which has the aim of celebrating Europe's linguistic heritage and promoting language learning; notes that individual Member States decide which languages should be included; recognises that British Sign Language (BSL) is one of the four most widely-used native languages in the UK, along with English, Welsh and Gaelic; also notes that BSL is the first or preferred language of 70,000 deaf people, and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to have British Sign Language designated as eligible for this important project.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Robert Brown, Brian Adam, Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod, Michael Matheson, Mary Scanlon, Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Mr David Davidson, Linda Fabiani, Mr Jamie Stone, Christine Grahame, Alasdair Morgan, Ms Sandra White, Mr Michael McMahon, Andrew Wilson, Euan Robson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mr John Munro

S1M-1288 Mr Brian Monteith: Recognition of the Success of the British Paralympic Team-That the Parliament extends its warmest congratulations to Caroline Innes from Fife on her achievement of winning two athletics gold medals in the 200 and 400 metre events, and for establishing a new 200 metre world record, and to all 214 members of the British Paralympic team competing in the Sydney Games, who have so far won more than 70 medals and produced a number of personal best performances.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alex Neil, David McLetchie, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Keith Harding, Christine Grahame, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Scott Barrie, Brian Adam, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe, Michael Matheson, Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr David Davidson, Linda Fabiani, Ms Sandra White, Mr Michael McMahon, Andrew Wilson, Cathy Peattie

S1M-1287# Christine Grahame: Funding for Disabled People and their Carers-That the Parliament recognises that the current levels of social security benefits for disabled people and their carers do not meet the costs of either disability or care; further recognises that means testing for community care services penalises both disabled people and their carers, and believes that the Scottish Executive should investigate and report separately on (a) income levels of disabled people and their carers, (b) take-up of services by disabled people and their carers and (c) social inclusion and equality of opportunity for these groups.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Brian Adam, Fiona McLeod, Nora Radcliffe, Michael Matheson, Ms Sandra White, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop, Fergus Ewing, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Andrew Wilson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Kay Ullrich, Mr John Munro

S1M-1285# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Establishment of a Children's Fund-That the Parliament applauds the decision of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to establish a Children's Fund south of the border as a way of providing funding to local organisations and communities to tackle child poverty; believes that such a fund will go a long way to help young people develop their own projects and solutions to everyday problems, fund existing initiatives, support voluntary and local community projects and help promote children's involvement in services; is concerned that the Scottish Executive appears hesitant about establishing a Children's Fund in Scotland, and calls for consultation with community children's organisations and young people on the establishment of an innovative and creative Children's Fund, without the complex system of partnerships and funding mazes that bedevil so many other of their strategies.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, Irene McGugan, Alex Neil, Brian Adam, Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod, Michael Matheson, Ms Sandra White, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Andrew Wilson, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick

S1M-1284# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Voluntary Sector Access to Criminal Record Information-That the Parliament welcomes plans to introduce detailed criminal record checks on people working with children under 18 from July 2001; notes, however, that many voluntary organisations are deeply concerned at having to pay to obtain enhanced criminal record certificates; believes such costs place an extra burden on groups working with children; accepts the consensus position within the voluntary sector that it should not have to pay for access to vital child protection information; understands that financial barriers placed in the way of organisations working with children mean fewer safe environments for children and create a barrier to social inclusion, and asks the Scottish Executive to ensure that the voluntary sector free access across the board to criminal record information.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene McGugan, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Robert Brown, Brian Adam, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Nora Radcliffe, Michael Matheson, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Fergus Ewing

S1M-1283 Alasdair Morgan: High Fuel Prices-That the Parliament expresses its continued concern at the escalating price of fuel and calls upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer to take measures to lessen the impact of such high fuel costs on the economic well-being of Scotland and its people and to encourage other EU member states to discourage the illegal transportation of fuel across national boundaries.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Brian Adam, Fiona McLeod, Michael Matheson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fergus Ewing, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Andrew Wilson, Kay Ullrich, Mr John Munro, Richard Lochhead

S1M-1281# Nick Johnston: Difficulties Faced by Paper Makers in Scotland-That the Parliament acknowledges the difficulties faced by paper makers in Scotland, and particularly in Mid Scotland and Fife; recognises the pressure on paper making caused by the current currency variations, and is mindful of the potential job josses in the industry and the subsequent effect on the economies of areas of Scotland where paper making is a key industry.

Supported by: Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Phil Gallie, Nora Radcliffe, Mary Scanlon, Donald Gorrie, Nick Johnston, Mr David Davidson, David Mundell

S1M-1279 Brian Adam: East Coast Mainline Rail Services-That the Parliament condemns GNER for terminating trains at Edinburgh indefinitely in order to maintain services south of the border, thus ignoring the needs of rail passengers in the North and East of Scotland, and calls on the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority to review this situation before it awards the 20 year franchise for the East Coast mainline.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Fergus Ewing, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Richard Lochhead, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-1276# Richard Lochhead: Condition of Medical Equipment-That the Parliament believes that an investigation should be initiated into the condition of medical equipment in Scotland's hospitals, following the revelation that 25% of general medical equipment owned by Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust is beyond its standard life and given that, according to Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust, one reason why cancer waiting times in Tayside were among the worst in Scotland was due to broken-down equipment.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Margaret Smith, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tricia Marwick, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Mr Andrew Welsh, Christine Grahame, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Brian Adam, Fiona McLeod, Andrew Wilson, Michael Matheson, Ms Sandra White, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr David Davidson, Bruce Crawford, Dr Winnie Ewing

S1M-1263# George Lyon: Caledonian MacBrayne-That the Parliament recognises the high proportion of Caledonian MacBrayne employees who are drawn from the communities that the company serves; acknowledges the importance of these jobs to the economic well-being of these remote and island communities; notes with concern the fears that employees of Caledonian MacBrayne have regarding the potential consequences of the competitive tendering process required by the European Commission, and urges the Scottish Executive to do everything within its power to ensure that job security for staff at Caledonian MacBrayne is maintained throughout and after the conclusion of that process.

Supported by: Mr John Munro, Mr Jamie Stone, Mr Duncan McNeil, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Margaret Smith, Nora Radcliffe, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Robert Brown, Trish Godman, Donald Gorrie, Mr Gil Paterson, Fergus Ewing, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-1251# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Discrimination Against Teaching Centres of Artistic Excellence-That the Parliament notes the decision of the Department for Education and Employment to introduce Dance and Drama Awards for students to study at institutions in England and Wales; is aware that Scottish students compete on equal terms for places at such institutions with their counterparts from other parts of the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU); is concerned that tuition fees are only paid if students study in England and Wales and regrets that no parallel funding scheme exists for students who wish to study in Scotland; believes that this discrimination against Scottish institutions can only harm them and in the case of Ballet West may force it out of business or to relocate from Taynuilt to outwith Scotland, to the detriment of the local economy and employment; notes that Ballet West attracts students from across the United Kingdom, the EU and as far afield as Guatemala, Japan and Malaysia and outperforms competitor schools from south of the border in ballet competitions and quality of training; is puzzled by the Minister for Children and Education's view that "there is no evidence of significant demand for Dance and Drama training for young people aged 16 and over in Scotland" when 613 applications were received by Ballet West for 23 places; regrets that 34 students withdrew or rejected offers from Ballet West due to lack of funding, compared with only two students doing so at English institutions; notes that the Excellence Fund supports and encourages talent secondary school dancers in Scotland but that the only progression into tertiary training encouraged by the Scottish Executive is in England; is concerned that Scotland will become denuded of teaching centres of artistic excellence and be drained of artistic talent as a result of this discrimination; believes the current position of the Scottish Executive on this issue contradicts its own cultural strategy that has as its key themes "widening opportunities, promoting education, developing and celebrating excellence" and believes that the Scottish Executive should act in order that students from across the UK can choose where to study dance, drama or stage management based on the quality of course offered rather than on whether or not tuition fees will be paid.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Fiona McLeod, Colin Campbell, Tricia Marwick, Shona Robison, Andrew Wilson, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Michael Russell, Brian Adam, Irene McGugan, Ms Sandra White, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Neil, Roseanna Cunningham, Mary Scanlon, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Ian Jenkins, Christine Grahame, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani

S1M-1059 Mr John McAllion: Educational and Training Provision for Scots on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder-That the Parliament notes the emerging problems surrounding the funding of educational and training provision for young Scots on the autistic spectrum disorder, accepts that local authorities such as City of Dundee Council and other agencies find it increasingly difficult to meet the increased demand for this provision from existing resources, and calls for a national debate within and outside the Parliament on how these problems can be identified and overcome.

Supported by: Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fergus Ewing, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Brian Adam, Cathie Craigie, Christine Grahame, Fiona McLeod, Alex Neil, Ms Sandra White, Elaine Smith, Mike Watson, Nora Radcliffe, Mr John Swinney, Robert Brown, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr Adam Ingram, Robin Harper, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alasdair Morgan, Michael Matheson, Rhoda Grant, Tommy Sheridan, Mary Scanlon

S1M-617 Linda Fabiani: Health Provision in Scotland-That the Parliament notes that the World Trade Organisation negotiations on liberalising government services, now ongoing, will be binding on the Scottish Parliament and will establish limits on future health policies set by the Parliament, and calls for an open discussion of the implications of these negotiations for the Scottish Executive's health policies and current and future health service funding.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham, Michael Russell, Nicola Sturgeon, Mike Watson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Robin Harper, Margaret Jamieson, Pauline McNeill, Cathy Peattie, Kay Ullrich, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fergus Ewing, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Brian Adam, Nora Radcliffe, Ian Jenkins, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Gil Paterson, Robert Brown, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Cathy Jamieson, Johann Lamont, Malcolm Chisholm, Mr John Swinney, Fiona McLeod, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Elaine Smith, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Dr Winnie Ewing, Irene McGugan, Dennis Canavan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Ms Margo MacDonald, Michael Matheson, Bruce Crawford, Colin Campbell, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Andrew Welsh, Ms Sandra White, Alasdair Morgan, George Lyon, Richard Lochhead, Mr Jamie Stone, Mr Mike Rumbles, Mr John McAllion, Fiona Hyslop, Helen Eadie

 

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