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Tuition Fees
As an amendment to motion S1M-2 in the name of Mr Jim Wallace (Tuition Fees), leave out all from "to" in line 5 to end and insert: "to bring forward to this Parliament proposals for the abolition of tuition fees and the re-introduction of student maintenance grants".

Supported by: Michael Russell, John Swinney, Bruce Crawford, Brian Adam, Nicola Sturgeon, Fiona Hyslop


Current Status: Fallen on 17/06/1999
Reinstatement of Water Boundaries
That the Parliament demands the re-instatement to Scottish jurisdiction of the 6000 square miles as detailed in the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order (S.I.1999/1126). The Parliament also demands that Her Majesty's Government consults this Parliament and other relevant bodies in Scotland on UK legislation relating to Scottish territory.

Supported by: Andrew Wilson, Andrew Welsh, Winnie Ewing, Irene McGugan, Fergus Ewing, Duncan Hamilton, Brian Adam, Richard Lochhead


Beef on the Bone Regulations
That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Ministers to ensure that the Beef Bones Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/2959) cease to have effect in Scotland and the necessary process be set in place as soon as the Scottish Ministers take up their full powers on 1 July 1999.

Supported by: John Swinney, Bruce Crawford, Fergus Ewing, Alasdair Morgan, Andrew Welsh, Andrew Wilson


Water Boundaries
As an amendment to motion S1M-19 in the name of Ross Finnie (Water Boundaries), leave out from "notes" where it appears first to end and add "calls upon Her Majesty's Government to amend the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order (S.I. 1999/1126) made under the Scotland Act 1998 so that the East Coast boundary is redrawn to a line of latitude due east of the termination point of land border between England and Scotland to re-establish the custom and practice of former years."

Supported by: Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Colin Campbell, Michael Russell, Richard Lochhead


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 03/06/1999
Draft Concordats with Westminster
That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Ministers to publish the draft concordats with Westminster Departments, to undertake a meaningful consultation exercise with the various political groups in the Parliament and other interested parties and to report on the outcome of the consultation exercise before the end of business on 2 July.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham, John Swinney, Michael Russell, Bruce Crawford, Brian Adam, Andrew Wilson


Privatisation of Health, Education, Transport and other Public Services through PFI and PPP
That the Parliament condemns the privatisation of health, education, transport and other public services through the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) schemes; notes the mounting body of evidence that PFI and PPP, introduced by the Conservative Government and continued by the Labour Government, are an inefficient and expensive method of funding vital public services which also undermine the pay and conditions of public service staff; calls upon the Scottish Ministers to disclose the annual expenditure commitments associated with each public project involving private finance, and the rate of return that private partners receive for the capital that they commit; urges the Scottish Ministers to examine alternatives to such private financing, and calls on the Scottish Ministers to bring forward proposals to introduce Scottish Public Service Trusts.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford, Kenny MacAskill, Michael Russell, Kenneth Gibson, John Swinney, Kay Ullrich, Margo MacDonald, Nicola Sturgeon, Fiona Hyslop, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24/06/1999
East Timor
That the Parliament expresses its appreciation of the work of the international observers during the East Timor referendum, including that of Linda Fabiani MSP who was sponsored by War on Want to join the United Nations team, and calls on the United Nations to take whatever steps are necessary to provide a peace-keeping force in order that the result of the referendum can be honoured, the people of East Timor freed of persecution and the violent actions of an anti-democratic minority stamped out.

Supported by: Tricia Marwick, Margaret Ewing, Lloyd Quinan, Michael Russell, Michael Matheson, Bruce Crawford, Duncan Hamilton, Robin Harper, Dennis Canavan, Fiona Hyslop, Kay Ullrich, Alex Neil, Winnie Ewing, Nicola Sturgeon, Christine Grahame, Irene McGugan, Richard Lochhead, John Swinney, Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Fiona McLeod


Programme for Government
As an amendment to motion S1M-127 in the name of Donald Dewar (Programme for Government), leave out all from "endorses" to end and insert: "condemns the use of valuable Parliamentary time and public resources for yet another public relations re-launch of the floundering coalition, calls upon the Scottish Executive to bring forward a programme of substance rather than spin, and instructs the Scottish Executive to take steps to access and use all of Scotland's resources to tackle poverty, lack of opportunity and unemployment, and to raise the ambitions of all of Scotland's peoples."

Supported by: John Swinney


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 09/09/1999
Education
That the Parliament notes the overwhelming rejection of CoSLA's pay and conditions offer (dated 20 August 1999) by Scotland's teachers, recognises the validity of the concerns expressed by the teaching profession and parents' representatives about the details of CoSLA's offer and agrees that the implementation of the offer in its current form would have resulted in a deterioration of standards in our classrooms and a further decline in teachers' morale; considers that the defects in CoSLA's offer are the result of a lack of resources and that the current impasse between CoSLA and the teaching profession is a direct result of the failure of the Scottish Executive to make sufficient resources available to local government to fund an acceptable settlement and further considers that the approach adopted by the Scottish Executive on this issue has been delibarately provocative to Scotland's teachers; and calls upon the Scottish Executive to adopt a genuine partnership approach to reaching a settlement with teachers, to abandon its proposals to remove the statutory basis of the Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee and establish a Committee of Inquiry, and to refer the findings of the Millennium Review ( a joint inquiry established by CoSLA and teachers' unions in 1997 to look at various issues in education) for investigation by the Parliament's Education, Culture & Sport Committee.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Nicola Sturgeon


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30/09/1999
Domestic Violence
As an amendment to motion S1M-221 in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander (Domestic Violence), at end insert "while at the same time recognising that a national strategy which includes public education and prevention programmes, shelter and support services and law enforcement initiatives remains an essential part of the campaign."

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham, Fiona Hyslop


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27/10/1999