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Police Resources and Special Events
That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to address the anomaly whereby Scottish police forces have to cover the cost of policing visiting dignitaries and other special duties from their existing budgets unlike the Metropolitan Police who were recently given an additional £176 million in 1999-2000 to cover such events.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Winnie Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Gil Paterson, Dennis Canavan, Margaret Ewing, Michael Matheson, Kenneth Gibson, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Fergus Ewing, Nicola Sturgeon, Colin Campbell, Irene McGugan, Donald Gorrie, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Kay Ullrich, Jamie McGrigor, Richard Lochhead, Kenny MacAskill, Adam Ingram


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Sign Language in Primary Schools
That the Parliament congratulates St Brendon's primary school in Glasgow on its participation in the Millennium Schools project, which taught the basics of British Sign Language (BSL) and deaf awareness, and invites the Scottish Executive to investigate the introduction of BSL to the school curriculum.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Colin Campbell, Bruce Crawford, Alex Neil, Alasdair Morgan, Margaret Ewing, Kay Ullrich, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Adam Ingram, Nora Radcliffe, Irene McGugan, Gil Paterson, Donald Gorrie, Andrew Wilson, Tricia Marwick, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Kenny MacAskill, Lyndsay McIntosh, Keith Harding, Robin Harper, Shona Robison, Michael Russell, Lloyd Quinan, John Swinney, Duncan Hamilton, Andrew Welsh, Winnie Ewing, Roseanna Cunningham, Margo MacDonald, Tommy Sheridan, John McAllion, Michael Matheson, Brian Monteith, Brian Adam, Nicola Sturgeon, Mary Scanlon, Linda Fabiani, Bill Aitken


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31/10/2000
Glasgow Regeneration
That the Parliament notes with concern recent reports highlighting the levels of ill health and poverty in Glasgow and the widening wealth gap between Glasgow and more prosperous parts of the country; believes that a co-ordinated strategy should be developed to tackle these problems and recognises that the injection of public investment is required for the regeneration of the city.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Fergus Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Robert Brown, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Lloyd Quinan, John McAllion, Duncan Hamilton, Gil Paterson, Adam Ingram, Linda Fabiani, Michael Matheson, Kenny MacAskill


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Glasgow Airport Direct Rail Link
That the Parliament notes the statement in the Association of European Airlines' report on air/rail connections in Europe that rail links should exist at airports handling three million passengers per annum; further notes that Glasgow Airport, according to the most recent figures, handles well in excess of four million passengers per annum, and urges the Scottish Executive to initiate plans to establish a direct rail link to Glasgow Airport.

Supported by: Kenny MacAskill, Colin Campbell, Andrew Welsh, Fergus Ewing, Brian Adam, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Kenneth Gibson, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Fiona McLeod, Robert Brown, Michael Matheson, Lloyd Quinan, Linda Fabiani, Adam Ingram, Michael Russell, Duncan Hamilton, Winnie Ewing, Nicola Sturgeon, Gil Paterson, Robin Harper, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Asylum Seekers
That the Parliament notes the concerns raised at the meeting "Asylum Seekers Speak Out For Themselves" held in the Parliament on the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees, highlighting the poor living conditions and the lack of decent living facilities, interpreters and staff dedicated to work with and aid refugees, and calls upon the Scottish Executive and Her Majesty's Government to take urgent action to alleviate the poor conditions experienced by many refugees and to make contact with the agencies working with asylum seekers and refugees, to determine what action can be taken to alleviate their plight.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Richard Lochhead, Michael Matheson, Lloyd Quinan, John Swinney, John Farquhar Munro, Jamie McGrigor, Gil Paterson, Fergus Ewing, Donald Gorrie, Colin Campbell, Bruce Crawford, Alex Neil, Alasdair Morgan, Adam Ingram, Winnie Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Shona Robison, Nora Radcliffe, Margaret Smith, Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Kay Ullrich, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Malcolm Chisholm, Brian Adam, Robin Harper, Kenneth Gibson, Duncan Hamilton, Trish Godman, Margo MacDonald, Pauline McNeill


Glasgow North/South Rail Link
That the Parliament notes Her Majesty's Government's Spending Review 2000 and urges the Scottish Executive to allocate funds from the Scottish share of the review for the development of the Glasgow north/south crossrail scheme or any similar scheme which facilitates the linking of the Glasgow's north and south rail networks.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan, Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Lloyd Quinan, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Kenny MacAskill, Gil Paterson, Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Robert Brown


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Glasgow and West Coast of Scotland Rail Infrastructure
That the Parliament agrees that the transport infrastructure of Glasgow and the West Coast of Scotland suffers from the lack of a direct rail link to Glasgow Airport and a Glasgow north/south rail link; notes that these interrelated schemes would bring benefits to all of Scotland, improving the rail accessibility of all parts of the country, and believes that the Scottish Executive should implement plans and make available the necessary funds for the development of these schemes.

Supported by: Duncan Hamilton, Bruce Crawford, Andrew Welsh, Margaret Ewing, Kay Ullrich, Kenneth Gibson, Robert Brown, Nicola Sturgeon, Linda Fabiani, Robin Harper, Andrew Wilson, Tricia Marwick, Donald Gorrie, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Michael Russell, Fiona McLeod, Winnie Ewing, Lloyd Quinan, Kenny MacAskill, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan, Gil Paterson, Adam Ingram


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15/11/2000
National Asylum Support Service
That the Parliament notes with concern the continuing problems faced by asylum seekers and refugees entering this country; further notes the failure of the National Asylum Support Service (NASS), which is based in Croydon, to service adequately asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland who are often compelled to travel to Croydon for interview at short notice, and urges the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations to Her Majesty's Government to upgrade NASS in Scotland from one staff member to a full service in order to help alleviate the plight of asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Shona Robison, Roseanna Cunningham, Nicola Sturgeon, Margo MacDonald, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Brian Adam, Tommy Sheridan, Robin Harper, Robert Brown, Kenneth Gibson, Kay Ullrich, Lloyd Quinan, Adam Ingram, Linda Fabiani, Jamie Stone, Gil Paterson, Duncan Hamilton, Pauline McNeill, Michael Matheson, Donald Gorrie, Andrew Wilson, Nora Radcliffe, Margaret Ewing, Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mike Watson, Fiona Hyslop, Elaine Smith


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
European Year of Languages 2001 and BSL
That the Parliament believes that in 2001, the European Year of Languages, the Scottish Executive should take forward the lessons of the Millennium Project 2000, which taught the basics of British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Awareness to schoolchildren; invites the Scottish Executive to investigate the introduction of BSL to the school curriculum; and further believes Her Majesty's Government should give official recognition to BSL under the terms of the European Charter on Minority Languages.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Nicola Sturgeon, Margaret Ewing, Kay Ullrich, Christine Grahame, Alex Salmond, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Lloyd Quinan, Gil Paterson, Fergus Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Adam Ingram, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Michael Russell, Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Linda Fabiani, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe, Fiona McLeod, Roseanna Cunningham, Fiona Hyslop, Dennis Canavan, Irene McGugan, Winnie Ewing, Margo MacDonald


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
River Clyde Improvement
That the Parliament commends the work of the Glasgow Humane Society's river rescue service, in particular the society's George Parsonage who has worked with dedication on the Clyde for many years; notes however with concern that despite recent improvements in water quality the Clyde still suffers from pollution caused by sewage and rubbish, hindering the work of the society; notes that much of the riverside is neglected, decaying and overgrown, and therefore believes that consideration should be given to the introduction of greater sanctions on individuals and companies dumping rubbish and sewage in the river and to the setting up of a national river authority consisting of representatives from the relevant local authorities to ensure that the Clyde and its banks are properly managed and maintained.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod, Tommy Sheridan, Lloyd Quinan, Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Adam Ingram, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Richard Lochhead, Kenny MacAskill, Donald Gorrie, Tricia Marwick, Linda Fabiani, Duncan Hamilton, Kay Ullrich, Andrew Wilson, Colin Campbell


Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support