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Business Bulletin No. 150/2002

Friday 25 October 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-3503 Roseanna Cunningham: 60th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein-That the Parliament congratulates the 51st Highland Regiment and the 51st Highland Division Association for organising, with support from Perth and Kinross Council, the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein Reunion and Commemorative Event to be held in Perth on Saturday 26 October 2002; notes that the event is expected to be the largest event of its kind outwith London and will involve veterans, Regular Army, Territorial Army, Army Cadet Force and bands from regimental associations and affiliated organisations; remembers the fallen and all who served in the North Africa campaigns of the second world war, and pays particular tribute to the crucial role played by the 51st Highland Division in the Battle of El Alamein on 23 October 1942.

Supported by: Mr John Swinney*

*S1M-3502 Mr Jim Wallace: The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2002-That the Justice 1 Committee, in consideration of the draft Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2002, recommends that the Regulations be approved.

Supported by: Dr Richard Simpson*

*S1M-3501# Shona Robison: Asylum Seekers and Health-That the Parliament welcomes the publication of Asylum seekers: meeting their healthcare needs by the British Medical Association; recognises the findings of the report, in particular that the health of asylum seekers may actually deteriorate after entry to the UK, and considers that the Scottish Executive should allocate sufficient funding and implement effective policies to promote the health of this minority group.

Supported by: Michael Russell*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Stewart Stevenson*, Alex Neil*

*S1M-3500 Tommy Sheridan: The Firefighters' Dispute-That the Parliament believes that the fire fighters' pay claim is justified and that the fire fighters have been left with no alternative but to take industrial action; calls on all MSPs and trade unionists to give the Fire Brigades Union their backing, and further calls on the Scottish Executive to convey support for their claim to Her Majesty's Government.

*S1M-3499# David Mundell: Nuisance to Communities Caused by Seagulls -That the Parliament notes that seagulls are causing an increasing nuisance in communities across Scotland and believes that the Scottish Executive should develop best practice guidance on how to tackle the problems associated with seagulls.

Supported by: Phil Gallie*

*S1M-3498 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2002-That the Health and Community Care Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2002, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Frank McAveety*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

*S1M-3497 Ross Finnie: Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Animal Health and Biosecurity (SE/2002/273)-That the Rural Development Committee recommends that the Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Animal Health and Biosecurity (SE/2002/273) be approved.

Supported by: Allan Wilson*

*S1M-3496 Michael Russell: Effective Performance in Ministerial Office-That the Parliament notes, with admiration, Estelle Morris's view that ministers should constantly assess their performance in office and should resign if they believe that they are no longer doing an effective job and commends this approach to the current ministerial team in the Scottish Executive.

*S1M-3495 Tavish Scott: Shetland in Scotland in Sweden Event-That the Parliament notes the prominent role played by Shetland musicians and food in the successful Scotland in Sweden event, including Shetland lamb taking a prominent role on the menu for the Scottish dinner for Swedish businessmen and Shetland group, Fiddlers Bid, bringing Shetland music to the event; welcomes the benefits Scotland can gain by giving such recognition to Shetland produce and culture, and hopes that the outcome will be the strengthening of Shetland's economic and cultural links with its Nordic neighbours.

*S1M-3494# Rhoda Grant: Alain Baxter-That the Parliament deplores the failure of the Court of Arbitration for Sport to award Alain Baxter the bronze medal which he won during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City; notes that the court described Alain Baxter, in its verdict, as "a sincere and honest man" and that he did not intend to gain a competitive advantage, and considers that the bronze medal should be returned to Mr Baxter immediately and that the British Olympic Association should withdraw its ban on him from competing in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

*S1M-3493 Mr Jamie McGrigor: Annual Shinty/Hurling International-That the Parliament notes the forthcoming annual shinty/hurling international between Scotland and Ireland; recognises the effect that this fixture has in bringing the two countries together; wishes the Scottish team all the best for the match; acknowledges the significance of traditional Scottish sports such as shinty to communities throughout Scotland and, in particular, to those in the Highlands and Islands, and condemns the decision of Her Majesty's Government to reduce lottery funding available to Scottish sports such as shinty by instigating a multi-million pound raid on the national lottery by establishing the New Opportunities Fund.

*S1M-3492 David Mundell: Queen of the South FC: Bell's League Challenge Cup Win-That the Parliament congratulates Queen of the South Football Club on winning the Bell's League Challenge Cup, which is their first ever win of an national knockout competition; notes that the cup victory follows last season's Second Division Championship win, their first silverware for 51 years, and promotion to the First Division and that the club's endeavours have been an enormous boost not only for its fans but the whole community, and commends the team, the manager, the chairman and the board and everybody else associated with the club on their efforts.

Supported by: Brian Adam*, Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Phil Gallie*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

*S1M-3491# Gordon Jackson: Central College of Commerce, Glasgow-That the Parliament expresses its concern over the present situation at Central College of Commerce, Glasgow; notes the friction which exists between the teaching staff and management there and also the vote in favour of strike action, and invites the Scottish Executive to launch an urgent inquiry into reports of mismanagement at the college before further harm is done to the college and its students.

Supported by: Mr Michael McMahon*

S1M-3490 Alain Baxter and the IOC (lodged on 16 October 2002) Brian Adam*

*S1M-3488# Donald Gorrie: Support for Families and Children-That the Parliament believes that, in the light of research showing that 50% of persistent offenders first come before children's panels as being in need of care and protection because of domestic violence or family breakdown, the Scottish Executive should give much greater support to voluntary organisations that support families and children suffering violence or breakdown, so that such organisations can fulfil a bigger role, in co-operation with social work services departments, in preventing such crises leading to young people embarking on a career of offending.

S1M-3487# Human Trafficking (lodged on 14 October 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Karen Gillon*, Elaine Thomson*, Elaine Smith*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr John McAllion*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Fiona McLeod*, Nora Radcliffe*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Johann Lamont*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Paul Martin*

S1M-3486# Mis-selling of Utilities (lodged on 11 October 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*, Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3485# Breast Cancer Awareness (lodged on 10 October 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*

S1M-3484 Angus Youth Congress (lodged on 10 October 2002) Shona Robison*

S1M-3482 In-House Provision of Public Services (lodged on 10 October 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*, Shona Robison*

S1M-3481# Timetable for the Glasgow Airport Rail Link (lodged on 10 October 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3478 Listen Louder Campaign (lodged on 9 October 2002) Dennis Canavan*, Elaine Smith*, Irene McGugan*

S1M-3470# Census 2001: Depopulation (lodged on 8 October 2002) Shona Robison*, Irene McGugan*

S1M-3466 The Holyrood Project (lodged on 4 October 2002) Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S1M-3464# Debt and Lending (lodged on 3 October 2002) Shona Robison*, Irene McGugan*

S1M-3463 Redundancy Insurance (lodged on 3 October 2002) Irene McGugan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-3461 Grampian Addiction Problem Service (GAPS) (lodged on 3 October 2002) Fergus Ewing*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-3459# Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (lodged on 3 October 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3454# Science and the Parliament - Wednesday 6 November 2002 (lodged on 2 October 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3449 Disabled Persons Housing Service (Lothian) (lodged on 1 October 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3440 Congratulations to Chris Hoy (lodged on 27 September 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3434# In-Service Teacher Training - Child Psychology (lodged on 26 September 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3432 Arrest of Lesley McCulloch in Indonesia (lodged on 25 September 2002) Mr Jamie Stone*

S1M-3430# Safety Campaign on Diesel Spills (lodged on 25 September 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3424# Retailing of Fireworks by RS McColl (lodged on 24 September 2002) Mr Gil Paterson*, Irene McGugan*

S1M-3416# Licensing Scheme for Fireworks (lodged on 24 September 2002) Mr Gil Paterson*, Irene McGugan*

S1M-3415# Firefighters' Pay Formula (lodged on 23 September 2002) George Lyon*, Margaret Smith*

S1M-3408 Soil Association Report on GM Crops (lodged on 18 September 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3393# Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control Staff (lodged on 16 September 2002) Margaret Smith*

S1M-3390 Scottish Mental Health Week 7-13 October 2002 (lodged on 13 September 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3389# HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Report on HM Prison Aberdeen (lodged on 12 September 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3388# 50th Anniversary of the Nordic Council (lodged on 12 September 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3371 Scottish Media Group - Sale of Publishing Business (lodged on 10 September 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3365# Scottish Gulf War Veterans (lodged on 6 September 2002) Brian Adam*

S1M-3362# World Alzheimer's Day - 20 September 2002 (lodged on 6 September 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3356 Drug Testing Regime of the International Olympic Committee (lodged on 5 September 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3348# Opposition to Invasion of Iraq (lodged on 3 September 2002) Brian Adam*

S1M-3314 Ordnance Survey - Education Initiative (lodged on 19 August 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*