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Fife Rail Service
That the Parliament notes with concern the appalling level of rail services being provided to the people of Fife and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations to ScotRail and Railtrack to improve this service.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Nick Johnston, David Mundell, Colin Campbell, Keith Harding, Irene McGugan, Tommy Sheridan, Fiona McLeod, Rhoda Grant, Alasdair Morgan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Bruce Crawford, Sandra White, Brian Adam, Linda Fabiani, Marilyn Livingstone, Margaret Ewing, Fiona Hyslop, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Fife Rail Service
That the Parliament notes with concern the appalling level of rail services being provided to the people of Fife and makes representations to ScotRail and Railtrack to improve this service; notes with concern the overcrowding on these trains and the health and safety issues this presents; calls upon ScotRail to announce and implement an immediate action plan to improve punctuality, reduce train cancellations and increase the number of carriages on peak-time trains, with such an action plan to have been successfully implemented within six months, and further calls for an explanation why the new rolling stock which was ordered from the train manufacturing companies by ScotRail for use on this line has still not been delivered more than four years later.

Supported by: Helen Eadie, Keith Harding


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15/12/1999
Fast Ferry Across the Forth Estuary
That the Parliament notes that the rate of increase of traffic using the Forth Road Bridge is not sustainable; believes that alternative estuary crossings must be examined to alleviate congestion and to allow the free-flow of commuters and visitors between Edinburgh and Fife, and believes that consideration should be given to studies already undertaken for a fast ferry service between Fife and Edinburgh with a view to examining the feasibility of implementation.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Brian Adam, Andrew Wilson, Kenneth Gibson, Roseanna Cunningham, Donald Gorrie, Fiona McLeod, Linda Fabiani, Alex Neil, Nick Johnston, Lloyd Quinan, Duncan Hamilton, Tommy Sheridan, Kay Ullrich, Robin Harper, Irene McGugan, Adam Ingram, Bruce Crawford, Keith Raffan, Gil Paterson, Kenny MacAskill, Margaret Ewing, George Lyon, Sandra White, Winnie Ewing


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Malawi
That the Parliament welcomes the visit by the President of Malawi; recognises the historical and present day links between our two nations; acknowledges the commitment to democracy and human rights by the Government of Malawi; applauds its efforts to improve the social and economic wellbeing of the people of Malawi despite the debt burden accumulated by the previous regime, and urges the Scottish Executive to act on the plea by the President to encourage medical students and doctors to go to Malawi and to make urgent representations to Her Majesty's Government to encourage the write off the burden of debt on this nation, which is one of the poorest in the world.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Nicola Sturgeon, Winnie Ewing, Richard Lochhead, Nick Johnston, Michael Russell, Robin Harper, Lloyd Quinan, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Duncan Hamilton, Donald Gorrie, John McAllion, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Adam Ingram, Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Ian Jenkins, Michael Matheson, Kenny MacAskill, Gil Paterson


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Car Parking Charges in Fife Hospitals
That the Parliament deplores the proposals by Fife Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to introduce car parking charges at the Victoria, Queen Margaret and Forth Park hospitals; recognises the widespread public anger at this additional burden on sick people, their relatives and staff; congratulates the Dunfermline Press and the Fife Free Press group of newspapers which have to date collected 20,000 signatures on their petitions opposing the charges, and believes that the Trust should abandon these proposals and take positive action to restore the confidence of the Fife public.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Brian Monteith, Michael Russell, Fiona Hyslop, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Scott Barrie, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Donald Gorrie, Michael McMahon, Marilyn Livingstone, Adam Ingram, Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Keith Harding, Kay Ullrich, Gil Paterson, Lloyd Quinan, Fiona McLeod, Nick Johnston, Alex Neil, Lyndsay McIntosh, Sandra White, Brian Adam


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland
That the Parliament notes that Scotland, with an estimated 10,400 multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers, is widely held to have the highest incidence of this disease, for which there is currently no cure; recognises the importance of the lobby of MSPs by people with MS which is to take place on October 5 2000; notes the important developments in MS care in recent years, including the introduction of specialist MS nurses, a concept pioneered in Scotland, and the development of the drug beta interferon, the only treatment to date which modifies the course of the disease; regrets that, despite this progress, standards of care for people in Scotland with MS remain unsatisfactory, as recognised by the recent report of the Scottish Needs Assessment Programme; further notes that the cost-effectiveness of beta interferon in the treatment of MS is currently under review by the Health Technology Board for Scotland, and believes that Scotland, with the highest incidence of MS in the world, should set the world standard for people with MS care.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Fiona Hyslop, Linda Fabiani, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Lloyd Quinan, Donald Gorrie, Andrew Wilson, Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lochhead, Shona Robison, Nora Radcliffe, Fergus Ewing, Alasdair Morgan, Adam Ingram, Kenny MacAskill, Gil Paterson, Michael Matheson, Christine Grahame, Michael Russell, Robert Brown, Phil Gallie, John Scott, Tommy Sheridan, Mary Scanlon, Irene McGugan, David Mundell, Des McNulty, Tavish Scott, David McLetchie, Marilyn Livingstone, Richard Simpson, Maureen Macmillan, Pauline McNeill, Allan Wilson, Bristow Muldoon, Sandra White, Elaine Smith


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 05/10/2000
Business Motion
As an amendment to motion S1M-1275 in the name of Mr Tom McCabe (Business Motion), in point (a) leave out from "2.30pm" to "Minister" and insert:

"2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Selection of the Parliament's Nominee for First Minister"

Supported by: Kenny MacAskill, John Swinney, Bruce Crawford, Brian Adam, Andrew Wilson, Shona Robison, Roseanna Cunningham, Nicola Sturgeon, Linda Fabiani, Kay Ullrich


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25/10/2000
Business Motion
As an amendment to motion S1M-1457 in the name of Mr Tom McCabe (Business Motion), insert at end "and after the Education, Culture and Sport Committee and Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Debate on SQA Inquiries insert

to be concluded at 1.30 pm"


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13/12/2000
Convenership of Committees
As an amendment to motion S1M-1555 in the name of Mr Tom McCabe (Convenership of Committees), leave out from "the Convener" to end and insert "the founding principles of the Parliament as established by the Consultative Steering Group must not be undermined; that those principles have as their bedrock the fair representation of the parties in the Parliament, on parliamentary committees and in the role of Convener and Deputy Convener of those committees; and therefore instructs the Parliamentary Bureau to bring forward a proposal to allocate the Convenership and Deputy Convenership of the Justice 2 Committee according to the system that has been successfully applied since the establishment of the Parliament and which has to date commanded all party support."

Supported by: Shona Robison


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17/01/2001
Outworking Bill - UK Legislation
As an amendment to motion S1M-1596 in the name of Mr Alasdair Morrison (Outworking Bill - UK Legislation), leave out from "as set out" to end and insert "and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to bring forward legislation in Scotland to achieve these aims of the UK Outworking Bill."


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31/01/2001