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Business Bulletin No. 8/2003

Wednesday 15 January 2003

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. The full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin the following Monday.

 

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-3772 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Decision Time-That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 29 January 2003 be taken at 7.00 pm.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3771 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders-That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1 (c) be suspended for the Meeting of the Parliament on Wednesday 29 January 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3770 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI-That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.16) (Scotland) Order 2002 (SSI 2002/544) be approved.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3769 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) (No.2) 2002 (SSI 2002/567).

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3768 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment No.4) 2002 (SSI 2002/568).

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3767 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-

the following programme of business-

Wednesday 22 January 2003

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate of Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3430 Brian Adam: Safety Campaign on Diesel Spills

Thursday 23 January 2003

9:30 am Continuation of Stage 3 of Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3751 George Lyon: Rural Communities and Renewable Energy

Wednesday 29 January 2003

2:30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

7:00 pm Decision Time

Thursday 30 January 2003

9:30 am Green Party and Scottish Socialist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Members' Business

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Stage 1 debate on the Budget (Scotland) Bill

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body's nomination for the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner

followed by Standards Committee motion on changes to the Code of Conduct

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

(b) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 20th January 2003 on the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) (No.2) 2002 and on the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment No.4) 2002

and (c) that Stage 2 of the Law Society of Scotland Bill be completed by 28 February 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3766# Murdo Fraser: British Cattle Movement Service-That the Parliament notes the widespread concern amongst the Scottish farming community in relation to the operation of the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) and, in particular, the volume of administrative errors and the delays by the BCMS in dealing with correspondence; further notes that, as a result, the operation of the service has contributed to financial hardship in the farming sector at a time when farming incomes are already at desperately low levels, and considers that the Scottish Executive's Environment and Rural Affairs Department should institute an amnesty for all farmers that have been alleged by the BCMS not to have accurately and timeously supplied cattle record information and make representations to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that a thorough review of the operation of the BCMS should be instituted with a view to eradicating the difficulties that have been identified.

*S1M-3765# Nicola Sturgeon: Removal of Thimerosal in Vaccines-That the Parliament notes with concern that thirteen vaccines currently available in the United Kingdom, including four that are administered to children, contain thimerosal, a compound 50% comprised of ethyl mercury and already banned in the United States of America; further notes the fears of a link between thimerosal and conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's disease, and considers that the Scottish Executive should take steps to eradicate thimerosal from vaccines available in Scotland and, in the meantime, inform the public about the availability of vaccines that do not contain thimerosal.

*S1M-3764 Marilyn Livingstone: Learndirect Scotland-That the Parliament notes with pleasure the successful growth in the number of learndirect Scotland centres in 2002 from 235 to 390 of which 185 are in socially excluded areas; congratulates learndirect Scotland and its many partners on developing this valuable new infrastructure that represents a major contribution to social inclusion through widening access to learning skills and employability; congratulates, in particular, Fife College of Further and Higher Education on its exemplary commitment to extending access to learning, and notes that the college is opening its eighth centre this month, making this the largest number of centres to be established by any one organisation in Scotland.

S1M-3762# New Investment for Dumbiedykes (lodged on 13 January 2003) Brian Fitzpatrick*, Bristow Muldoon*, Mr John McAllion*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-3760 The Current International Situation (lodged on 10 January 2003) Brian Adam*, Alex Neil*

*S1M-3760.1 Tommy Sheridan: The Current International Situation-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3760) in the name of Mr John Swinney, leave out from second "believes" to end and insert "considers the Iraq inspections should be the first stage in comprehensive investigations of weapons of mass destruction possessed and being pursued by states throughout the world, including the USA, UK, Israel, Pakistan, India, North Korea, Russia and any others who must be persuaded to allow full and comprehensive assessments of nuclear, chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction, with a view of pursuing genuine and all-encompassing disarmament of such weapons throughout the world; believes that there is no moral, humanitarian or military reason to go to war with Iraq whether or not the UN gives its approval, and therefore calls on all MSPs to oppose the coming war by all means possible including civil disobedience."

Supported by: Mr John McAllion*, Robin Harper*, Dennis Canavan*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-3759# Dealing with Young Offenders (lodged on 10 January 2003) Alex Neil*

S1M-3758# Glasgow to Barra Air Link Public Service Obligation (lodged on 9 January 2003) Brian Adam*, Alex Neil*

S1M-3756# UNICEF Report, The State of the World's Children 2003 (lodged on 8 January 2003) Alex Neil*

*S1M-3754.1 Tommy Sheridan: Report on Inquiry into the Rail Industry in Scotland-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3754) in the name of Bristow Muldoon, insert at end "but, however, believes that the problems of the rail industry can only be solved by one company running an integrated national network and therefore calls for ScotRail, Network Rail and all other private rail companies to be brought fully into democratic public ownership."

S1M-3753# Regeneration of the Clyde (lodged on 8 January 2003) Alex Neil*, Mr Duncan McNeil*

S1M-3750# Ageism in the Labour Market (lodged on 8 January 2003) John Young*, Alex Neil*

S1M-3723# Ethical Investment (lodged on 18 December 2002) Karen Whitefield*

S1M-3715# Theatre in Scotland (lodged on 17 December 2002) Fiona Hyslop*, Colin Campbell*, Brian Adam*, Mr John McAllion*, Ms Margo MacDonald*

 

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