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BUSINESS BULLETIN 35 / 2001

Thursday 1 March 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-1709 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees:

  1. the following programme of business-

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 - debate on the subject of S1M-1564 Marilyn Livingstone: Strategy to Tackle Sexual Abuse

Thursday 8 March 2001

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on the International Development Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Leasehold Casualties (Scotland) Bill

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-1452 Alex Fergusson: Less Favoured Areas

Wednesday 14 March 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill

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

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 15 March 2001

9.30 am Executive Debate on Freedom of Information

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 - debate on the subject of S1M-1670 Mr George Reid: National Tartan Day

and, (b) that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 12 March 2001 on the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (Draft) and the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (Draft); and

that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 13 March 2001 on the Limited Liability Partnerships (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (Draft).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S1M-1708 Tommy Sheridan: Consumption and Abuse of Tobacco and Alcohol-That the Parliament notes the large number of premature deaths in Scotland directly linked to the consumption and abuse of legal drugs, namely tobacco and alcohol; regrets the hypocrisy displayed by many in the media and the political establishment who oppose legalising under strict licence currently illegal drugs, but who ignore the corrosive damage caused by the abuse of legal drugs in our society; challenges newspapers in Scotland to show their sincere commitment to prolonging the lives of Scottish citizens by refusing to accept any advertisements from society's biggest drug dealers, namely the tobacco and alchohol industries, and supports a comprehensive ban on advertising or promoting tobacco and alcohol.

*S1M-1707 Tommy Sheridan: Closure of Lews Castle School-That the Parliament regrets the decision of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to close Lews Castle School and to absorb the affected pupils into the Nicholson Institute in Stornoway; notes the opposition of the school board and local people, expressed in a 3,000 signature petition presented to the Council and the largest demonstration ever seen in Stornoway including 300 marchers and a cavalcade of 90 cars, lorries and tractors; deplores the fact that councillors voted to close the school despite the documented opposition of their constituents and calls on the Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs to intervene and order Conhairle nan Eilean Siar to reconsider its decision in the light of these events.

*S1M-1705# Mrs Mary Mulligan: Anti-Smoking Campaigns-That the Parliament congratulates the Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS) on its successful recent anti-smoking advertising campaign aimed at young women; recognises the excellent examples which exist in this field of joint working between local authorities and Health Trusts such as that in West Lothian, and gives its support to HEBS in its promotion of national no smoking day on March 14 2001.

*S1M-1704 Ms Margaret Curran: The Draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2001-That the Social Justice Committee recommends that the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2001 be approved.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*

*S1M-1703 Iain Gray: The Draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001-That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 be approved.

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace*

*S1M-1702 Iain Gray: The Draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001-That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 be approved.

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace*

*S1M-1701 Iain Gray: The Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Scotland) Regulations 2001-That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Scotland) Regulations 2001 be approved.

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace*

*S1M-1700.1 Tommy Sheridan: Fuel Poverty-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1700) in the name of Jackie Baillie, leave out from "commends" to end and insert "regrets the unnecessary delay by the Scottish Executive in taking action to tackle fuel poverty but welcomes the central heating programme, which will provide all council and housing association tenants and all premises, irrespective of their tenure, with warm and dry homes by 2006, the Warm Deal, New Housing Partnerships and investment in social rented housing, the Executive's proposals for a new index of Housing Quality and its plans to extend the scope of the improvement and repairs grant system to include energy efficiency measures, and further believes that the Scottish Executive should being forward a comprehensive and universal scheme to provide free fuel for all Scottish pensioners by 2002 and for families reliant on social security benefits as soon as possible thereafter."

*S1M-1700.2 Fiona Hyslop: Fuel Poverty-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1700) in the name of Jackie Baillie, leave out from "commends" to ends and insert "recognises the consistent calls from a number of parties for fuel poverty to be tackled as an early priority by the Executive, particularly in a country which has so much fuel wealth but also so much fuel poverty, is disappointed that the Housing (Scotland) Bill as currently drafted contains no targets for the eradication of fuel poverty or other measures previously indicated in earlier consultation documents, is further disappointed in the lack of detail, funding and timetabling of the Central Heating Initiative particularly for pensioners in areas where councils are considering wholesale stock transfer of council homes; recognises that Scotland should have its own Fuel Poverty Strategy, and calls on the Executive to address all these issues as a matter of urgency."

Supported by: Tricia Marwick*, Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*

*S1M-1700.3 Mr Keith Harding: Fuel Poverty-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1700) in the name of Jackie Baillie, leave out from "commends" to end and insert "notes the Scottish Executive's commitment to tackling fuel poverty and that a major part of the action being taken is the continuation and expansion of the Housing Energy Efficiency Scheme introduced by the last Conservative Government in 1991; urges the Scottish Executive to expedite further transfers of Council housing stock to community ownership to facilitate the necessary investment to ensure the eradication of the poor housing conditions that contribute to fuel poverty, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to assist the Social Justice Committee in consideration of the detailed implementation of the Central Heating Programme in order to ensure that the Executive targets the available resources at those most in need.

*S1M-1700.4 Robin Harper: Fuel Poverty-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1700) in the name of Jackie Baillie, Leave out from "commends" to end and insert "urges the Scottish Executive, in the light of the commitment on the elimination of fuel poverty contained in the Labour Party's manifesto for the 1999 Scottish elections, to commit itself to eradicating fuel poverty within eight years of the passage of the Housing (Scotland) Bill, including through such measures as the central heating programme, which will provide all council and housing association tenants and all pensioners, irrespective of their tenure, with warm and dry homes by 2006, the Warm Deal, New Housing Partnerships and investment in social rented housing, its proposals for a new Index of Housing Quality and its plans to extend the scope of the improvement and repairs grant system to include energy efficiency measures."

*S1M-1699.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Primary Care-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1699) in the name of Susan Deacon, leave out from "and affirms" to end and insert "notes the recent survey conducted by the Scottish General Practitioners Committee which found that primary care in Scotland is facing a crisis, with low morale and increasing levels of stress amongst general practitioners, and concludes that the Scottish Executive has a great deal still to do to develop primary care services in Scotland."

Supported by: Shona Robison*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Adam Ingram*

*S1M-1699.2 Mary Scanlon: Primary Care-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1699) in the name of Susan Deacon, leave out from "affirms" to end and insert "further calls upon the Scottish Executive to address urgently the serious problem of low morale among GPs and the associated issues of workload, bureaucracy and lack of resources, and to look to greater recognition of and partnership with community-based health professionals in order to ensure greater utilisation of local services and to put the patient at the heart of the NHS."

S1M-1698 - Withdrawn

S1M-1693# Future of Fishing Industry (lodged on 26 February 2001) Christine Grahame*

S1M-1692 Show Racism the Red Card (lodged on 23 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Scott Barrie*, Michael Russell*, Tommy Sheridan*, Fiona McLeod*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-1691 Discharges of Technetium-99 (Tc-99) from Sellafield (lodged on 23 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Russell*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1690 Partick Music and Community Arts Initiative (lodged on 23 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Russell*, Tommy Sheridan*, Robert Brown*

S1M-1689 Scottish Carnival Arts Consortium (lodged on 23 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Russell*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1687# Govan Law Centre (lodged on 21 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*, Robert Brown*

S1M-1685 Concessionary Fare Cards (lodged on 20 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Russell*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona McLeod*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1684# Recycling in Fife (lodged on 20 February 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1683# Removal of Reliefs for Water and Sewerage Charges for Charitable Organisations (lodged on 20 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Russell*, Robert Brown*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1681 Bombing Raids on Baghdad (lodged on 20 February 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1680 Closure of Aberdeen Tourist Information Centre (lodged on 20 February 2001) Michael Russell*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1679 Additional Funding to Scottish Opera (lodged on 16 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona McLeod*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1678 Broken Cross Muir (lodged on 16 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Fiona McLeod*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1677# Securing Jobs at Rosyth Dockyard (lodged on 16 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1676# Treatment for Alzheimer's Sufferers (lodged on 15 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1675# Smoking amongst Young People (lodged on 15 February 2001) Scott Barrie*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona McLeod*, Robert Brown*R, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1674# Who Cares? Scotland (lodged on 15 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Scott Barrie*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona McLeod*, Robert Brown*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1673 Faslane Protest (lodged on 15 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona McLeod*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1671 Rector of Dundee University (lodged on 15 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1670# National Tartan Day (lodged on 14 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Fiona McLeod*, Robert Brown*

S1M-1669 Oil and Gas Report (lodged on 14 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1668 Malcolm Rennie (lodged on 14 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-1667 Funding Cuts at the Scottish Agricultural College (lodged on 14 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-1662 Tayside Trunk Road Contracts (lodged on 13 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1658 Prescription Charges (lodged on 13 February 2001) Irene McGugan*, Robert Brown*

S1M-1657 Closure of Veterinary Investigation Centre, Thurso (lodged on 13 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Fiona McLeod*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-1655# Tackling Religious Discrimination (lodged on 12 February 2001) Irene McGugan*

S1M-1654 Broomhill Day Centre, Penicuik (lodged on 12 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1653# Young People (lodged on 12 February 2001) Robert Brown*

S1M-1652# Water Safety and Swimming Lessons (lodged on 12 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1651 Dentistry Services in Rural Scotland (lodged on 12 February 2001) Ms Sandra White*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1650# School Swimming Lessons (lodged on 12 February 2001) Robert Brown*

S1M-1648 Winter Fuel Payment for the Severely Disabled (lodged on 9 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1647# Scottish Ambulance Service Control Rooms (lodged on 9 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*, Shona Robison*

S1M-1644# Consultation with Young People (lodged on 9 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1643 Media Coverage of European Affairs (lodged on 9 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-1640# Taoiseach's Visit to Scotland (lodged on 8 February 2001) Fiona McLeod*

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

 

 

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