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Business Bulletin No. 107/2002

Thursday 27 June 2002

Section F : Motions and Amendments


A full list of outstanding motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site as Outstanding Motions. Each Monday the full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin together with motions previously lodged that are due to be debated that week.


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-3263 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Development of RAF Turnhouse Site—That the Parliament notes that BAA Lynton has earmarked the former RAF Turnhouse site or "Airwest" for medium- to long-term commercial development in support of the expanding cargo operations at Edinburgh Airport following the grant of outline planning consent in June 2000; further notes that the entire site is currently being marketed to potential commercial occupiers for a variety of airport-related uses; expresses its concern that Home Office plans for a possible accommodation centre for asylum seekers on that site are creating uncertainty and thus the site is in danger of becoming blighted, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive and the City of Edinburgh Council to ask the Home Office to state clearly that it has no interest in the site and thereby permit BAA Lynton to proceed with its plans which are in the best interest of jobs and economic development in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland.

Supported by: David McLetchie*

*S1M-3261 Mr Keith Harding: Dunino Primary School's Third Eco-Award—That the Parliament congratulates Dunino Primary School, Fife, on being the only school in mainland Scotland to be awarded three Eco-Schools Friendly Flags by the European Commission, the latest for its work on marine pollution.

*S1M-3260 Colin Campbell: Non-Use of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders by Inverclyde Council—That the Parliament notes that Inverclyde Council has not utilised anti-social behaviour orders; believes that this is a deliberate decision on its part, and further believes that anti-social behaviour in Inverclyde will not be eliminated unless and until Inverclyde Council utilises all the legal means available to it.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-3257# Death of Mrs Annie Davies (lodged on 25 June 2002) Colin Campbell*, Tommy Sheridan*

*S1M-3256.1 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3256) in the name of Ms Margaret Curran, leave out from "warmly" to end and insert "notes with disappointment the content of the Scottish Executive’s community regeneration statement Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap; believes that community regeneration is a topic worthy of serious consideration, and demands that the Executive go back to the drawing board and come back when it has some well thought out, workable solutions to the problems faced by Scotland’s deprived communities."

Supported by: Linda Fabiani*, Colin Campbell*

*S1M-3256.2 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3256) in the name of Ms Margaret Curran, leave out from "warmly" to end and insert "notes the publication of the Scottish Executive’s community regeneration statement Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap; agrees that despite past successes in community regeneration more needs to be done to improve the quality of life of people in Scotland’s deprived areas; notes the Executive’s worthwhile aim of empowering professionals and communities to resolve local problems but considers that its bureaucratic, centralising approach fails to shift the emphasis of regeneration away from traditional government-imposed structures; notes that Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap contains no meaningful proposals to measure the success or failure of regeneration initiatives, and calls upon the Executive to implement a genuinely diverse approach, independent of government, to empower families, communities, local voluntary organisations and professionals to take action to resolve the difficulties faced by Scotland’s deprived communities."

*S1M-3256.3 Tommy Sheridan: Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3256) in the name of Ms Margaret Curran, leave out from "warmly" to end and insert "condemns the Scottish Executive’s failure to address the growing gap in Scotland between the ‘Haves’ and the ‘Have Nots’; believes that this failure exposes a lack of political courage and an inability to introduce radical income and wealth redistribution measures for fear of offending the millionaire and big business minority on whose behalf the New Labour and Liberal Democrat Executive appears to govern Scotland; further condemns the Executive’s record on tackling Scotland’s shameful child and pensioner poverty levels, and believes that replacing the unfair council tax with a redistributive and progressive personal income-based Scottish service tax would effectively close the gap in Scotland’s communities."

S1M-3255 William Topaz McGonagall (lodged on 25 June 2002) Michael Matheson*

*S1M-3254# Sarah Boyack: Action Plan on Organic Food and Farming for Scotland—That the Parliament notes that the sale of organic food in the UK, including Scotland, is increasing faster than in any other European country; further notes that Scotland is well-suited to organic food production; welcomes the adoption by the devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland of ambitious action plans to expand organic food production*; further notes* the preparation of a plan by Her Majesty's Government and its support for the development of a European Union plan, and considers that the Scottish Executive should support consumers and producers by preparing an action plan on organic food and farming for Scotland.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*, Jackie Baillie*, Trish Godman*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Rhoda Grant*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3253 Deferred Waiting Lists (lodged on 25 June 2002) Michael Matheson*, Stewart Stevenson*, Alasdair Morgan*, Christine Grahame*, Kay Ullrich*, Colin Campbell*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Bruce Crawford*, Fiona McLeod*, Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3242 Scottish Place Names Survey (lodged on 21 June 2002) Tricia Marwick*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3239 Aberdeen Council Housing Stock (lodged on 20 June 2002) Tricia Marwick*, Alex Neil*

S1M-3222# The Press and Journal's Oil Tax Campaign (lodged on 17 June 2002) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-3207# Peebles Sheriff Court (lodged on 21 June 2002) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3191# Dundee Heritage Trust (lodged on 10 June 2002) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-3185# Scotland's Industrial Museums (lodged on 6 June 2002) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3175 The Parliament in Aberdeen (lodged on 6 June 2002) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-3169 The Parliament thanks Aberdeen (lodged on 30 May 2002) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-3152# Westfield Landfill/Recycling Plant (lodged on 27 May 2002) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-3145.1 Legislation for Increased Penalties for Wildlife Crime (lodged on 21 June 2002) Dr Sylvia Jackson*