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BUSINESS BULLETIN 29 / 2001

Wednesday 14 February 2001

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-1664 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees:

  1. the following programme of business—

Wednesday 28 February 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Sustainable Development

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1251 Mr Kenneth Gibson : Discrimination Against Teaching Centres of Artistic Excellence

Thursday 1 March 2001

9.30 am Executive Debate on Primary Care

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Executive Motion on the Culture and Recreation Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1263 George Lyon: Caledonian MacBrayne

Wednesday 7 March 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 8 March 2001

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and, (b) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 9 March 2001 on the Civil Defence (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (Draft) and the European Communities (Matrimonial Jurisdiction and Judgements (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/36)

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1663 Mr Jack McConnell: Children's Services—That the Parliament agrees that every child should get the best possible start in life and support through difficult periods as they grow older; welcomes a consideration of a remit and role for a Children’s Commissioner; approves the measures being taken to support parents and improve the life chances of children and young people through early intervention, and endorses the action being taken to strengthen partnership working between local councils, the health service and the voluntary sector.

Supported by: Susan Deacon*

*S1M-1662 Shona Robison: Tayside Trunk Road Contracts—That the Parliament congratulates Dundee Labour councillor John Letford on his stance on the issue of the trunk road contracts covering Tayside; notes with interest his support for the SNP's vote of no confidence in Sarah Boyack at a recent full meeting of Dundee City Council, and calls upon his Labour colleagues in the Scottish Parliament to follow his example.

*S1M-1661 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of Orders—That the Parliament agrees that the following Orders be approved:

The Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Sheep (SSI 2001/58) and,

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2000 (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2001 (Draft) and,

The Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2001 (Draft) and,

The Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2001 (Draft) and,

The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2001 (Draft).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1660 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

The Justice 2 Committee to consider the European Communities (Matrimonial Jurisdiction and Judgements) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/36) and the Civil Defence (Scotland) Order 2001 (Draft).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1659 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion— That the Parliament agrees the following revisions to the Business Motion agreed on 8 February 2001—

Thursday 15 February 2001

  1. delete

9.30 am Scottish National Party Debate on Education

and insert

9.30 am Debate on Motion of No Confidence

followed by Scottish National Party Debate on Education

and, (b) after

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Children’s Services

delete

followed by Executive Motion on the Culture and Recreation Bill –UK Legislation

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1658 Nicola Sturgeon: Prescription Charges —That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to freeze prescription charges at their current level and thereafter to establish an independent working group to review the system of prescription charges and bring forward proposals for reform within 12 months.

Supported by: Michael Matheson*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Ms Sandra White*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Kay Ullrich*, Linda Fabiani*, Fiona Hyslop*, Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*

*S1M-1657 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Closure of Veterinary Investigation Centre, Thurso—That the Parliament notes with regret the decision of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) to close the Veterinary Investigation Centre at Thurso; acknowledges that one third of the Highlands and Islands beef cattle are kept within the Thurso laboratory’s area; recognises the invaluable service provided by the Centre to vets and farmers in one of the most remote yet most densely stocked areas, and calls upon the SAC to work with all interested parties to secure the future of the Centre.

*S1M-1656 Michael Russell: Future of Scottish Education—That the Parliament welcomes the acceptance of the McCrone settlement by Scottish teachers and looks forward to a new era of co-operation and consultation between government, teachers, parents and education authorities which could result in much beneficial development of our educational system; rejects the moves towards selection and privatisation of education outlined by the Prime Minister in recent speeches; expects the Scottish Executive to make no attempt to imitate such policies which are not only directly contrary to the Scottish educational ethos but would re-create resentment and division in our schools; calls upon the Scottish Executive to emphasise its desire to improve Scotland’s distinctive education system by following the example of the Northern Ireland Executive in abandoning league tables, and further encourages the Scottish Executive to re-examine critically target setting for schools and the burden of externally imposed assessment on Scotland’s young people.

Supported by: Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mr John Swinney*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Christine Grahame*, Kay Ullrich*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Bruce Crawford*, Irene McGugan*

S1M-1655# Tackling Religious Discrimination (lodged on 12 February 2001) Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1654 Broomhill Day Centre, Penicuik (lodged on 12 February 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Fergus Ewing*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1653# Young People (lodged on 12 February 2001) Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1652# Water Safety and Swimming Lessons (lodged on 12 February 2001) Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Fergus Ewing*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1651 Dentistry Services in Rural Scotland (lodged on 12 February 2001) Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1650# School Swimming Lessons (lodged on 12 February 2001) Fergus Ewing*, Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1648 Winter Fuel Payment for the Severely Disabled (lodged on 9 February 2001) Michael Matheson*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1647# Scottish Ambulance Service Control Rooms (lodged on 9 February 2001) Michael Matheson*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1644# Consultation with Young People (lodged on 9 February 2001) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S1M-1642 Two Lochs Radio (lodged on 8 February 2001) Michael Matheson*

S1M-1641# Road Equivalent Tariff (lodged on 8 February 2001) Michael Matheson*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1640# Taoiseach's Visit to Scotland (lodged on 8 February 2001) Dr Winnie Ewing*, David Mundell*, Kay Ullrich*

*S1M-1639.1 Malcolm Chisholm: Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1639) in the name of Margaret Smith, leave out from "and calls upon" to end and insert "and welcomes the recommendations contained within the 16th Report 2000 by the Health and Community Care Committee, Inquiry into the Delivery of Community Care in Scotland (SP Paper 219) and further notes the announcement made by the Executive on 25 January 2001 and the establishment of the Care Development Group regarding the care for older people."

Supported by: Susan Deacon*

S1M-1637# Dere Street (lodged on 7 February 2001) Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1625 Rights of the Palestinian People (lodged on 2 February 2001) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-1619# Deprivation in Rural Areas (lodged on 1 February 2001) Mr Michael McMahon*

S1M-1615# Recognition of Aphasia (lodged on 1 February 2001) Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-1569# Debt Advice and Debt Awareness Day (lodged on 19 January 2001) Dr Winnie Ewing*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1362# Dangerous and Careless Driving (lodged on 15 November 2000) Dr Winnie Ewing*

 
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