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BUSINESS BULLETIN 54 / 2001

Wednesday 28 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-1807 Mr Jim Wallace: Justice—That the Parliament notes the record levels of funding provided by the Scottish Executive to enable police numbers to reach an all-time high and all the other steps being taken in line with the Programme for Government to deliver further reductions in reported crime and a Scotland in which people are safer and feel safer.

Supported by: Iain Gray*

*S1M-1806 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Humane Slaughter—That the Parliament believes that in the present slaughter of sheep and cattle any lapses in humane methods of killing should be investigated immediately, that veterinarians should be present throughout every killing and that any instances of inhumane slaughter and animals being left to die be cracked down on hard; accepts the distress not only of farming community but of Scottish children, some of whom have told parliamentarians of nightmares over fears that not all animals may be being killed humanely, and realises that we have a duty not only to animal welfare but to truthful reassurance to a generation of children exposed through necessary publicity to an uniquely appalling scale of national catastrophe.

*S1M-1805 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Investigation of Handling of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Crisis by MAFF—That the Parliament demands to know the precise date when the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) was informed of the first cases of foot-and-mouth disease in the recent outbreak, the time and day MAFF then passed this knowledge to the Scottish Executive and precisely when MAFF informed the European Commission or other member states of its knowledge of the foot-and-mouth outbreak; wishes all actions by MAFF over this epidemic to be revealed immediately and later subjected to an inquiry; bears in mind the past history of MAFF regarding BSE, when it delayed informing farmers of the exact contents of animal feed on grounds of so-called "commercial confidentiality", and regarding genetically modified (GM) crops, when it delayed informing Scottish ministers that an accidental GM planting had taken place in Scotland in spring 2000 and that an accidental GM harvest had been gathered and had entered the human and animal food chain in 1999, and notes that these cases of shocking delay were condemned outspokenly by Ministers and all parties in the Scottish Parliament.

*S1M-1804 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees:

(a) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 April 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Executive Debate on Looked After Children and Adoption Services

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-1683 Richard Lochhead: Removal of Reliefs for Water and Sewerage Charges for Charitable Organisations

Thursday 5 April 2001

9.30 am Executive Debate on Structural Funds

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Ministerial Statement

followed by Ministerial Statement

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-1511 Karen Whitefield: Airdrie to Bathgate Rail Link

Wednesday 25 April 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 26 April 2001

9.30 am Scottish National 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 Rural Development Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 24 April 2001 on The Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/104).

Supported by: Euan Robson

*S1M-1803 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Reconsideration of Slaughter of Healthy Animals—That the Parliament calls for the reconsideration of the mass slaughter of healthy animals purely because they live within a certain radius of a farm where animals are infected with foot-and-mouth disease; is alarmed at the additional heartbreak and financial disaster caused to farmers by this practice; questions whether more funeral pyres of healthy animals is the answer to the problem; upholds respect for animal life in demanding that other methods of disease control be investigated immediately; recognises that it has a duty to ensure that famous Scottish breeds of cattle and sheep are not endangered permanently through mass slaughter, and asks the Scottish Executive to consider carefully how and from where farmers will replace livestock lost.

*S1M-1802 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Aftermath of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak—That the Parliament demands that planning starts now to ensure better disease control and better treatment of animals after the present foot-and-mouth outbreak is over; agrees to investigate along with other bodies, including the National Union of Farmers and the Cross Party Animal Welfare group, the ending of transportation of live animals over great distances to slaughter, a dominant factor in what led to the current national tragedy; calls for the re-opening of local slaughter houses and for transportation of carcasses only, and heeds the pleas of animal welfare groups and farmers horrified at instances of the appalling conditions under which carefully reared animals have been transported beyond the UK over thousands of miles through the continent with many suffocating en route or being butchered in certain continental abattoirs where barbaric cruelty is commonplace.

*S1M-1801 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs—That the Parliament agrees that the following instrument be approved:

Special Grant Report in Aid of Expenditure on Rail Services in the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Area SE/2001/74.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-1800 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

The Health and Community Care Committee to consider The Feeding Stuffs (Sampling Analysis) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/104).

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-1799 Mr Lloyd Quinan: Anti-social Behaviour—That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to commit itself to an information campaign on zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour; believes that local authorities should recognise the extreme distress caused through the physical, mental and financial damage inflicted by anti-social behaviour, and further believes that, in consequence of this recognition, local authorities should provide dedicated officials to co-ordinate action along with other social housing landlords and local police forces to promote safe neighbourhoods.

*S1M-1798 Mr Keith Harding: Award to Kelty Medical Practice—That the Parliament welcomes the decision by the Royal College of General Practitioners to award its prestigious Quality Practice Award to Kelty Medical Practice in Fife in recognition of the first-class service and high quality of care the practice provides to local patients.

S1M-1797 Tourism and the Economy (lodged on 26 March 2001) Irene McGugan*, Shona Robison*, Alex Neil*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

*S1M-1797.1 Miss Annabel Goldie: Tourism and the Economy—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1797) in the name of Mr Kenny MacAskill, leave out from "on the tourism industry" to end and insert "in Scotland on the tourism industry and businesses within the affected areas; believes that conflicting information about the disease, both at home and abroad, further jeopardises Scottish tourism; further believes that more must be done to secure the future of the tourism industry, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to implement the following recovery plan for tourism and businesses within the affected areas: (i) immediate action to enable and ensure efficient crisis management, including a public information campaign through the press and broadcast media to make people aware of what can and cannot be done during the crisis, (ii) a moratorium on liability for business rates and council tax, (iii) a moratorium to be sought by the Scottish Executive from HM Treasury on liability for payment of national taxes, (iv) the establishment of a designated crisis area within the local authority area of Dumfries and Galloway to which the foregoing moratoria would apply, (v) the establishment of a hardship loan scheme to address the problem of cash flow facing many essentially sound businesses in the designated crisis area and (vi) a robust recovery strategy to be implemented by the Scottish Executive and relative agencies to market Scotland as a world class tourist destination."

*S1M-1797.2 Ms Wendy Alexander: Tourism and the Economy—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1797) in the name of Mr Kenny MacAskill, leave out from "notes" to end and insert "recognises the impact of the foot-and-mouth outbreak on the tourism industry; welcomes the Executive’s measures to minimise the effect on tourism through public information; endorses the support to businesses in the form of hardship relief, and supports the commitment to appropriate and effective marketing by visitscotland."

S1M-1796 Hepatitis C Compensation (lodged on 26 March 2001) Shona Robison*, Alex Neil*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1794 Financial Powers of the Parliament (lodged on 26 March 2001) Shona Robison*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

*S1M-1794.1 Angus MacKay: Financial Powers of the Parliament—As an amendment to motion (S1M-1794) in the name of Andrew Wilson, leave out from first "notes" to end and insert "supports the financial framework for devolution as set out by the Scottish Constitutional Convention and supported by the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats; notes that the Barnett formula has provided a stable fiscal framework for government expenditure in Scotland; and welcomes the current record level of public expenditure in Scotland."

Supported by: Peter Peacock*

S1M-1793 Disposal of Animal Remains from Foot and Mouth Culling Programme (lodged on 26 March 2001) Shona Robison*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1792 Use of Webcams at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill (lodged on 26 March 2001) Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1790 Definition of Rape (lodged on 26 March 2001) Irene McGugan*, Shona Robison*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1789# Lord Abernethy ruling on rape (lodged on 26 March 2001) Cathy Jamieson*, Helen Eadie*, Kate MacLean*, Tricia Marwick*, Mike Watson*, Shona Robison*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Elaine Smith*, Paul Martin*, Elaine Thomson*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1788# Donside Paper Company (lodged on 23 March 2001) Irene Oldfather*, Irene McGugan*, Mike Watson*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1787 Community Nurses and Health Visitors (lodged on 23 March 2001) Mike Watson*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S1M-1786 Burning of Effigies and Fishing Vessel Log Books (lodged on 23 March 2001) Kate MacLean*, Irene Oldfather*, Mike Watson*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S1M-1785 War Memorial (lodged on 23 March 2001) Andrew Wilson*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1784 Morgan Academy (lodged on 22 March 2001) Irene McGugan*, Andrew Wilson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1783# Prescription Charge Exemption for Severe and Enduring Mental Illness (lodged on 22 March 2001) Irene McGugan*, Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1782 Italian Telecommunications Framework (lodged on 22 March 2001) Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-1781# Mental Health and Young People (lodged on 22 March 2001) Irene Oldfather*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Johann Lamont*

S1M-1778# River Clyde Improvement (lodged on 21 March 2001) Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-1774 Committees Meeting in Private (lodged on 21 March 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1773 Post of Minister for the Environment (lodged on 21 March 2001) Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1772 Scottish Opera (lodged on 21 March 2001) Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-1768 The Scottish Daily Express (lodged on 20 March 2001) Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-1767# Threatened Loss of Scotland's International Sportsmen and Women (lodged on 19 March 2001) Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*

S1M-1764# Flood Prevention (lodged on 15 March 2001) Pauline McNeill*, Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-1763# Specialist Clinic for ME (lodged on 15 March 2001) Pauline McNeill*, Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-1761 Peterhead Football Club (lodged on 15 March 2001) Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1759# National Association of Rape Crisis Centres (lodged on 14 March 2001) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-1757 Hosting Football's 2005 World Club Championship (lodged on 14 March 2001) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Phil Gallie*

S1M-1756 Scottish Working People's History Trust and Working Class History Museums (lodged on 14 March 2001) Dr Winnie Ewing*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-1755 War Crime of Mass Rape (lodged on 14 March 2001) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-1748 Scottish Executive Expenditure on Publication, Print and Design (lodged on 13 March 2001) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1742# Foot and Mouth Disease in Dumfries and Galloway (lodged on 12 March 2001) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1733 Inquiry into Collapse of Chester Street Holdings and the Role of the Financial Services Agency (lodged on 8 March 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-1731 Ferguson's Shipyard (lodged on 7 March 2001) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1730 Commonwealth Day (lodged on 7 March 2001) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1729 Glasgow Women's Library - 10th Anniversary (lodged on 7 March 2001) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1723# Fairtrade Fortnight (lodged on 6 March 2001) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1722 Effect of Pensions Tax on Stirling Council (lodged on 6 March 2001) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-1705# Anti-Smoking Campaigns (lodged on 28 February 2001) Pauline McNeill*

S1M-1650# School Swimming Lessons (lodged on 12 February 2001) Pauline McNeill*

 
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